GAP Nail Polish Swatches, Photos & Comparison

Gap Nail Polish

Did you know that GAP sells nail polish? I sure didn’t until a month or so ago I was in one, and spotted them sitting in a bucket on a shelf. They had some shades that looked pretty cool, but I limited myself to just two.

One is called Gold Rush and from the bottle, it definitely looked like a Chanel Peridot dupe. The other is a glittery teal green.

Gap Nail Polish 2
Gold Rush, Mermaid

Gap Gold Rush
Gold Rush

Gold Rush is a green/gold shimmery duochrome. And yes, it’s basically the same shade as Chanel Peridot and a few other dupes to that. Nice application though, not very streaky. I used three thin coats here.

Gap Mermaid

Mermaid is a teal green and blue glitter in a clear base. Normally I don’t buy glitter polish because I very rarely ever wear it. But for some reason this looked like one I would like. The glitter is super tiny like sugar sprinkles. I love the color combo and it layers pretty nicely. This was three thin coats.

Gap Gold Rush Comparisons
OPI Just Spotted The Lizard, GAP Gold Rush, Jessica Iridescent Eye, Chanel Peridot

Gap Gold Rush Comparison
Pointer Gap Gold Rush, ring Jessica Iridescent Eye, middle OPI Just Spotted The Lizard, Pinky Chanel Peridot

As you can see, these are all basically the same color. I still think Chanel Peridot is more shimmery looking, and the others appear more metallic, but it’s a very slight difference. This is three thin coats of all.

Gap Gold Rush Comparison 2
Pointer Gap Gold Rush, ring Jessica Iridescent Eye, middle OPI Just Spotted The Lizard, Pinky Chanel Peridot

Availability: GAP.

Pricing: $6.00 for .5 oz.

Have you tried any nail polish from GAP?



  • June 11, 2012

    Haven’t been in a Gap in ages, wasn’t aware they had nail polish! My favorite jeans ever were from the Gap, they’ve now got ripped knees.
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  • June 11, 2012

    They’re pretty and affordable – score! I’ll be making my way to Gap next month to re-do my wardrobe. Like Lulubelle above – all my fave jeans come from there.

  • June 11, 2012
    Jenn F.

    Disappointed that every polish company is doing this :/ where’s the creativity?

    • June 13, 2012

      While it can get tiring seeing the same shade put out by so many companies, I’m also really glad to see it.

      I bought Chanel Peridot, which was a huge deal to me because of the high price tag that I’m not accustomed to paying. So, all of these dupes make it easier for people to not only find that shade, but to get it for a lower price point potentially. :) I’m all for great colours being enjoyed by the masses! :) But, yes, I get where you’re coming from, too.
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  • June 11, 2012

    I have Goldrush too. I’m glad to know its pretty much a dupe to Peridot. Thanks for the comparison.
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  • June 11, 2012

    Looks like every company is launching a Peridot dupe! It is a great color, though I think by now it feels like it’s been done and done before. Mermaid has real layering potential though!
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  • June 11, 2012

    I’m kind of sick of seeing the Peridot dupes! But I am glad that I have options since I don’t want to spend a fortune on Chanel polishes!
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  • June 11, 2012

    I work for Gap and have tons of Gap nail polishes they are awesome. I’ve been told by multiple sources that Chanel manufacturer’s our nail polishes. But I’ve not been able to confirm.
    Either way you’ll see multiple Chanel dupes in the collection. I love every one of them!

    • June 11, 2012

      That certainly is interesting, to say the least.

      • August 4, 2012

        Hi there! I just picked up Gold Rush and was talking to the cashier about how it’s supposed to be a dupe for Chanel Peridot and he also told me that they manufacture Gap nail polishes. So .. it seems like it might be true. :) Kinda cool! Chanel nail polish (really) for $6!

  • June 11, 2012

    Thanks so much for the comparison! I own the OPI, so now I know not to pick up any of the others :)
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  • June 11, 2012

    Wow, so many Péridot dupes… Every brand seems to have one. But these polishes sure look pretty :)

  • June 11, 2012

    I’ve never seen any interesting shades when I look through the bins!

  • June 11, 2012

    I recently saw some polishes at GAP here but I haven’t tried them yet… Some colors looked nice though!
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  • June 11, 2012

    Nooo not another Peridot dupe!! *dies*
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  • June 11, 2012
    K. Edwards

    Do you know if these are big-3 free? That’s the cheapest Peridot dupe I’ve seen yet!

    • June 11, 2012

      Not sure, sorry!

  • June 11, 2012

    ive got several from them! funny i bought gold rush and thought ‘wonder if gurus know gap has polish’ :) they have some pretty colors

  • June 11, 2012

    Wow! Pretty polishes for a store that specializes in selling clothes! Sadly, I expected more out of Mermaid. :( But the Chanel Peridot dupe makes up for it! 😀
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    • June 11, 2012

      I layered mermaid on a bit thicker than Kelly and have been very pleased with it. You can get it to look just like how it does in the bottle with 3 thicker coats. I love it and it lasted forever!

  • June 11, 2012

    They are nice but I wont pick them up because they are dupes.
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  • June 11, 2012

    I had no idea the GAP made nail polish! Do you know if they’re three free? I hope they are because I would love to pick one or two up!

  • June 11, 2012

    I feel like I only want the Chanel dupes because of how they look in the bottle. Not super crazy about them when applied :/
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  • June 11, 2012

    Haven’t tried yet, didn’t know they carry nail polish. That gold is gorgeous.

  • June 11, 2012
    Jackie S.

    Nice comp. Thanks

  • June 11, 2012

    I still need a peridot dupe, I better get on it. I’m not sure if GAP Canada stocks nail polish.

  • June 11, 2012

    I didn’t know Gap made polish. I haven’t gotten a Peridot dupe yet either. It’s a pretty color but with all these dupes I’m not sure which one is the best.
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  • June 11, 2012

    I love how fine the glitter is- like sugar. Next time I’m in a GAP, I’ll have to check it out!
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  • June 11, 2012

    the only dupe missing from this post for Chanel Peridot is Deborah Lippmann’s “Swagga Like Us”

  • June 11, 2012

    I used to work at The Gap and we were always told that Chanel made out nail polish too.

    • June 11, 2012

      I’m glad it isn’t just me hearing that! I wonder if I can get one of my head honchos to confirm. I think it would bring a lot of new business into the store :)

  • June 11, 2012

    I just earned a $10 reward at The Gap. I’ll have to go check out polishes.

  • June 12, 2012

    I got OPI Just Spotted The Lizard yesterday and asap used it for my graduation that was today, Im totally in love with this nail polish!
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  • June 13, 2012

    Gap has been selling polish for at least 10 years (10 years ago was when I first started).

  • June 13, 2012

    Nail polish companies have been going crazy with the Chanel Paridot dupes! I will admit I was happy that OPI made a dupe for Paridot cause there was no way I was going to give Chanel $25.00 for just one polish. It wasnt going to happen. So I’m happy they made a dupe but now these companies are seeing this shade as their bread and butter, It’s almost kind of sad that three companies (now 4 cause China Glaze is coming out with a dupe as well!) are just duping this polish like crazy. Ah o well..the more dupes they happier me and my wallet are! lol

  • June 14, 2012

    Recently I picked up several GAP polishes and was pleased with most of them. My favorite shade seems to be a dupe for Chanel Particuliere, called Mocha. they seem to be pretty nice quality(decent brush, formula) for $6. that is pretty hard to pass up. I will be checking the GAP counter for new ones.

  • June 17, 2012
    Sandra JT

    Wow, I might just have to hit up my local Gap to check these out….somebody mentioned to me that H&M is also doing nail polishes. And both stores are within 2 blocks of my house either way LOL Might take a wander up to both today! Thanks for the swatches!

  • August 9, 2012

    The GAP polishes are all on sale for $4.20 so I just bought a bunch of the colors. They are good quality and wear very well. (8/8/12)