Remember what they told you about not judging a book by its cover? Well, believe it or not, the same principle applies to nail polishes too. I am not big on nude nail polishes (blasphemy!). Sure I like a good one or two in my arsenal just in case I have to look very classy, but I don’t tend to get overexcited about them. When I saw Charnelle (115) and Trench (223. Two of the four new nude Dior Vernis) in the bottle, I was uninspired. Same goes to the muddy dark brown, Bengale (615. Part of the Dior Golden Jungle collection). I hemmed and hawed for a while before trying them on, and bang! I was actually more than pleased!
Dior Vernis Saint-Tropez isn’t exactly new news. Back in July 2011, it was launched in extremely limited quantity to celebrate the Dior boutique opening. It sold out so fast that it broke numerous hearts. I’m sure when it was brought back with the Croisette Collection many could barely suppress a yelp of joy!
I liked the swatches I saw back at the time, but I never looked into it since from what I read it was sold out at lightening speed. Also, here is the thing: I know it is some kind of silly bias, but I had (and to a certain extent still have) the idea that turquoise, like most blues, would not work for my skin tone.
I am hitting ICI PARIS XL to check the new collections out as well as doing the bulk of my Friends & Family sale shopping. Thank all of you who have contributed your precious ideas! I will keep you posted about what I end up buying, and you will see the swatches and reviews here soon for sure!
A regular swatch/review post will be up this afternoon, so stay tuned!
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx
Just when you think brights have been done and overdone this season, Dior throws some fun jellies into the mix with Dior Summer Mix! The collection comes with 4 Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss and 4 Dior Vernis Gloss, and it will hit the store here in Belgium on June 20th. From what I can see, it is also due out in the U.S. in June.
Today we’re going to look at Calypso (158) and Cosmo (178). Dior Vernis Gloss promises “Sorbet-like color, glossy nail lacquer,” but as I decoded in the beginning, this means they have a lovely jelly finish! I’m also comparing the two colors with two Dior Vernis I own, Lucky and Plaza, so keep reading after the jump!
From left to right: Dior Vernis 178 Cosmo, 579 Plaza, 158 Calypso, and 659 Lucky.
Never say never, people. Never say never, because before you know it, it will backfire and your new self will be slapping the old one on the face!
Just a couple of weeks ago, I answered a question on a blog: what would you not purchase high-end? My answer was mascara. It’s something that you are supposed to throw away after three months, plus I had never been amazed by a non-drugstore mascara, so what was the point?
And then I received a baby tube of Diorshow New Look Mascara as a gift with purchase. I was skeptical, but since it was in my hands why not give it a try?
It was LOVE.