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The Look for Less: Chanel Peridot Nail Polish

From the fall 2011 collection, Chanel Le Vernis nail polish in "Peridot" is $25 at

Get a similar look with Rimmel's "Rags to Riches," just $3.99 at Walgreens. I picked up a bottle of this today and I love it! Keep reading for my review and photos.

Rimmel at ShopStyle

Today I swung by three drugstores hoping to find the new Sally Hansen nail strips holiday collection (didn't find them) when a shimmering army green polish by Rimmel London caught my eye instead. I had been looking for a good dupe for Chanel's "Peridot" polish for a long time but everything I'd seen was either too green or too iridescent.

Rimmel's "Rags to Riches" ($3.99) seems to be the best match I've seen so far, and even if it's not an exact dupe (Peridot is a duo-chrome that looks different from different angles), it's a beautiful lustrous polish in its own right. And compared to Chanel's $25 pricetag, it's a heck of a lot cheaper.

Rimmel "Rags to Riches"

This was my first time trying Rimmel polish and I'm already a fan. I love the wide, tapered brush (similar to Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure) which makes application a breeze. The first coat looked super light but I achieved coverage in two coats and bottle color in three. Even if you don't typically like green polishes, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by Rags to Riches. It's right on trend with the army greens that are so hot this fall and a luxe option for the holidays.

What do you think? Are you a fan of either the Chanel Peridot or Rimmel's Rags to Riches?

Photos by me; Chanel swatch photo via Karla Sugar
Great find!!
#1 grace - stripes and sequins (Homepage) on 2011-11-16 16:39 (Reply)
That is a great dupe! I have Peridot, my husband got it for my birthday, and I love it, although the pricetag is a bit out of control. I look at it like the only Chanel I can afford :-)
#2 Lia~Smart n Snazzy (Homepage) on 2011-11-16 16:46 (Reply)
I have that Rimmel polish too and it is a keeper!
#3 Penny Pincher Fashion (Homepage) on 2011-11-16 17:07 (Reply)
wow, nice find! I like it better than the chanel (shock and awe! haha).
#4 alyson (Homepage) on 2011-11-16 17:16 (Reply)
These is an excellent dupe to the Peridot. I don't know if I could ever spend $25 on a bottle of polish but I would certainly spend $3.99!
#5 Amber from Real Girl Glam (Homepage) on 2011-11-16 20:23 (Reply)
I told you that you would love Rimmel! It's one of my favs!Sally Hansen Pro also has the wide brush!
#6 Gail Fragomeni on 2011-11-16 20:28 (Reply)
Oh wow, that Chanel polish is gorgeous! The Rimmel one is definitely a good option if you can't see spending $25 on polish.
#7 K (Homepage) on 2011-11-16 21:42 (Reply)
Great color and way better price! I've used Rimmel before and liked it so will definitely be looking for this color!
#8 Bri (Homepage) on 2011-11-16 22:28 (Reply)
Love the color - what a great RIMMEL deal!

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#9 natasha (Homepage) on 2011-11-17 00:22 (Reply)
I LOVE the peridot (my current pedicure color). I got my first bottle of Chanel polish last year as a gift.

I thought, there's no way on Earth I would spend $25+ for nail polish. OPI is pricey enough. WRONG. Chanel polish goes on smooth and stays on - no chips.

My next color will be Paradoxal. I think it's a great purple for both Winter and Spring.
#10 LaShaune (Homepage) on 2011-11-17 10:29 (Reply)
your nails look gorgeous!! I love the peridot irridescent colors of green and gold
#11 donna k on 2011-11-17 16:29 (Reply)
I love the Chanel one! My sister bought it because it's her birth stone so she "just had to". It's such a gorgeous color. I wish I could add pics here and I'd show you!
#12 Jules (Homepage) on 2011-11-29 22:29 (Reply)
I'm not gonna lie. I have both... and I love both. They are delicious, each in its own way.... Love your nails, BTW
#13 crb on 2012-01-23 22:22 (Reply)
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