If you happen to live in one of the countries with DM (Drogerie Markt) drugstores, you might know the s.he stylezone cosmetics. It´s a decorative cosmetics brand by DM and offers various decorative cosmetics products for very reasonable prices.
No, I am in no way associated with DM or this cosmetics brand, this boring intro is just for the sake of introduction of the brand ;-)...
I only have a couple of nail polishes from s.he stylezone, usually in some unusual colors which I don´t wear very often, but this one shade might have changed my mind and I´ll have a better look at their nail polishes now. As I spotted this metallic gold-green color, it reminded me immediately of Chanel´s Péridot. I have always wanted that nail polish, but never came around to buying it and it´s quite possible that I won´t feel the "necessity" to buy it anymore, because I find this one (No. 317) to be a dupe good enough. Especially for the price of around 2,45€... It has got an amazing staying power (at least on my gel nails) and one to two coats are enough to achieve a pretty opaque effect.
Since I don´t own the Chanel´s Péridot, I can´t make a one-next-to-the-other comparison, but there are many pictures of Péridot swatches all over the internet, so you can see for yourself.
I don´t think these pictures do this nail polish justice, since they can´t capture the real metallic effect of changing its color depending on how the light is hitting on the nail surface - the nails can look like liquid antique gold or show the polish´s greenish reflection.
For those, who tend to be influenced by a product´s packaging - I don´t think that these nail polishes have a very eye-catching or attractive packaging. The cube-like white plastic cover with the blue writing don´t scream "I am a pretty nail polish, please, buy me", but in this case I don´t mind sacrificing the "pretty face" for a good and inexpensive product inside.
What about you - do you buy (or don´t buy) a cosmetics product based on its packaging?