Ibd Just Gel – Precious Peridot Swatch

I just bought 15 new ibd Just Gel polishes, the 8 Gelaze colors that I showed in my last post and a few Fingerpaints, so there are lots of swatches coming soon!

This is a swatch of ibd Precious Peridot, which is a hard color to explain. In some lights it looks very green and in others it looks more brown, but it has a gorgeous sparkly finish. I know my photos always look a bit matte and that’s because of the way the light is filtered in my lightbox and it doesn’t do the shimmers the justice that they deserve. I’ve been trying to find a way to make my lightbox not mute the shimmer like it does, but I haven’t found the perfect solution yet.  Oh, I apparently also forgot to top coat the pinky finger, so that one looks even more matte!  LOL

I really like the ibd brand for numerous reasons. It wears well, it’s extremely affordable at $7-8 per bottle, it applies well… all around it’s a great product. I will be adding more of these to my collection over time.  I bought a bunch of pink shades from the ibd line so that I can test them for fading.  I’ll share the results when I’m done.


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20 Responses

  1. Sandy says:

    I’m going to add this one to my wish list on Amazon–not only is it a fabulous colour, but Peridot’s is the name a friend hybridizes all his African Violets under, so it really rings a bell for me. I think it will be great with my wardrobe!

  2. Becky says:

    HI, thanks very much for your site,I find it really useful and always look at the swatches before I order anything.
    I was recently introduced to gelish by having a professional do my nails for my Birthday, absolutely loved it and therefore bought the things I needed to do my own nails at home, I love the strength that Gelish gives me and wanted to ask you if this ibd polish gives the same sort of strength as Gelish does, i’m thinking I can use my Gelish foundation and top it off with it to as you said that you do use it with other brands.
    Thanks again

  3. Ooo I’ve been thinking about getting colour for a while and I think seeing your pictures may have sealed the deal. I love IBD so can’t wait to see more swatches :D

  4. Suzanne says:

    Hi Andrea, I love this color, You may remember I emailed you about Bundlemonster gel polish last month ? well this color is almost identical to one I purchases from BMC in a set of Six polishes.

    I was using RCM base and top coat and recently purchased IBD base and top coat but I find the nails are chipping since i changed over. I am using the 18G LED Lamp and curing for 30s. Is it something I am doing wrong so you think?? Any tips would be great thanks.

  5. Marina delplanque says:

    Hi Andréa ! So Happy to have your impressions about Ibd brand, I like so much. At the beginning, I Just wanted to buy Gelish because I’ve read so much good reviews ( especially from you hihi), I was thinking, it might be the best brand (you know, I’m living in France And i have to buy my products from USA so i dont want to make a mistake cause I cańt see the colors or the textures….) but now I’m in love with Ibd because they have so many colors, it costs less than G, it s easy to apply and to remove, à dream in a bottle ! So I’m Happy to read that you love them too. This particular color is so deep And nice, I really like it. I love météorite too. Did you buy it ? And camélia petals ? And jasper Casper (à butterfly topper)… I like them all And my clients too ! Kisses from Paris !

  6. Amy says:

    Sooooooo excited that you’re finally swatching IBD Andrea!!
    I love the IBD shades and consistency, and was about to buy a stash from the most recent collections, but will now definitely wait for your swatches first !! Thank you so so much

    • Andrea says:

      Hi Amy. I don’t have whole collections from ibd, just some random colors that I picked up. Some are newer, some older. It could take me a while to get through them so you may not want to wait on me :)

  7. Suzanne C. says:

    Hi All-
    I guess I am the “other” Suzanne :) I was wondering if anyone noticed a strong smell with the ibd polish? I used Indian Sari for the first time yesterday and I was quite put off by the smell. I have 25 Gelish polishes and never noticed a smell.

    • Hi “other” Suzanne! Lol. I noticed a really strong smell from an IBD top coat that I bought, it was awful. Not noticed it with any of my other IBD polishes. I stoped using their base and top coat as I had lifting and peeling the next day

    • Andrea says:

      I just did a bunch of new swatch sticks with IBD and didn’t notice a strong odor.

  8. Suzanne says:

    Thanks ladies for the replies much appreciated :-)

  9. Angie says:

    I love IBD Just Gel, but I have a difficult time choosing which ones to buy due to lack of swatches available. I’m so excited that you will be doing some! Thank you!! I depend on your Gelish swatches when ordering Gelish, but the price and quality of IBD makes it difficult to justify buying Gelish or OPI Gelcolor.

  10. Arlene says:

    I’ll be keeping my eye out for your IBD swatches. Is this brand available for purchase in any retail store? Or is the only way to get it is to order from Amazon? Thanks for your swatches. I’m looking forward to the fade test with this brand.

  11. Anna says:

    Hi Andrea! Thanks so much for talking about IBD. I don’t know why but I kind of assumed because its thin it will have a sheer application. I just bought 8 IBD colors and the application is superb!!! No shrinking, I got a beautiful, crisp line at the cuticle, I’m so impressed!!
    I had IBD base/top which I tried a long time ago and I got shrinking. Today I used the colors (all different on all nails lol) with Couture base and Couture top on half of the nails.
    The other half I topped with OPI Gel Color top gloss. I noticed (and remembered why I didn’t like Gelish top gloss) that it has that strange blue hue under the UV/LED light. OPI doesn’t glow like that :)

    • Andrea says:

      I love the ibd colors, but I didn’t have much luck with the ibd base – it peels right off on me. So I usually use my Gelish base & top with the ibd colors :)

  12. Anna says:

    Maybe because of the IBD base and top I have up on the brand while ago? I’m so glad I re-discovered it!!
    Ps. I went to my supplier today and I looked for Pan-Duh the light, shimmery pink you swatched and they don’t have it!! They carry the full line, so strange!! Do you know if it’s discontinued?