The August birthstone is Peridot. It is such a pretty stone!
These are polishes from last year- Chanel Peridot and Sephora Diving in Malaysia. I personally don't like the new Diwali that is coming out now, but I wasn't interested in Peridot when it came out either. I was one of those hesitant to buy it but went ahead with it since well, no matter how many times I say I'm not going to buy a Chanel polish, I inevitably do. So I decided to see if they are really the same.
In the bottles I can't tell a difference, except the Chanel looks a little bit smoother.
But check out the swatches:
They don't look the same to me, and I've looked in a hundred different lightings and perspectives. I've done them on a few nails and I can still tell the difference, although it is much more subtle on the nail, almost imperceptible. To be fair though, I am going to try one on one hand and one on the other at the same time. In the meantime, Happy Birthday to all the August borns out there!