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Pink Socialite meets Deep Purple

Just a quick post today. :)

When you’re getting sick of your mani and don’t want to remove it all and start from scratch, why not refresh it with some layering?  Here I’ve used Dior Vernis Pink Socialite over my Deep Purple mani. Pink Socialite is a sheer pink with lots of fine golden glitter, and it looks great over a darker color like this.

Haha, sorry about the fingerprint fest on the lid of the bottle! :lol:

Thanks for stopping by! :D

NOTD: Dior Vernis Coppery Ginger

Sometimes I act really strangely. I get all excited about buying new nailpolish, and then I just put my new loot in my polish drawer and forget about it. That’s what happened with today’s polish, Dior Vernis Coppery Ginger.

So yesterday I was tidying up in said drawer, and I was going back and forth trying to decide which polish to use for my next mani. Eventually, I picked this one, and now I regret never trying it earlier.

Coppery Ginger really lives up to it’s name, being a light copper metallic. And it’s so shiny, it almost looks like I have small copper plates on my nails! It’s neutral, but not boring, and that’s how I like it.

Application is good, and I really like the flat shaped brush. Because of the metallic finish, expect brushstrokes! I have still not figured out how to apply metallics without getting brushstrokes, so for now I just have to live with it. Two coats make this one opaque.

I took a lot of pictures in different lighting, but the ones which came out best were taken in direct sunlight and indoors without flash. So that’s what you get! :D

Dior Coppery Ginger (sunlight)Dior Coppery Ginger (no flash)

What do you think of Coppery Ginger? And do you think it’s worth it to pay extra for “high-end” nailpolish?
Thanks for stopping by, have a nice day! :D

Dupes or not?

The other day when I got the Dior polishes, I had a sneaking suspicion that two of them were dupes for polishes I already had. So I had to make some swatches to make sure whether they were or not.

The first three are Nfu-Oh #83, Dior Pink Socialite and Bourjois Club à Miami #17. They are all pink jellies with glitter suspended in them.

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And here they are on the nails. They are from left to right the same as in the bottle pic. I used three coats for each of them, over ridge filler and no top coat.

comp 1 nails

As you can see, they are not total dupes, though Nfu-Oh #83 and Dior Pink Socialite are pretty similar. Dior is a bit darker than Nfu-Oh, and Nfu-Oh has both gold, blue and purple glitter, whereas Dior only has gold glitter. Bourjois has gold glitter, and also larger, multicolored glitter. It’s also lighter and more sheer than the others.

The second comparison heat consists of Bourjois 1 seconde #9, Dior Liquorice and OPI Midnight in Moscow.

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Already here you can kinda tell that Midnight in Moscow really doesn’t have anything to do with the two others, but it’s also a dark polish with microglitter.

On the nails. I used two coats over ridge filler, and no top coat.

comp 2 nails

The Bourjois and the Dior are clearly purple, while I’m not quite sure what base color the OPI is. Black or charcoal? The Bourjois is darker than the Dior, and has purple glitter, while the Dior has gold glitter. The OPI has red or burgundy glitter.

So in conclusion, no dupes, just similiarities.

NOTD: Dior Vernis Liquorice

Dior Vernis Liquorice [small]I’m still sulking over my Trans Design package that apparently is lost in space. So yesterday I did a little shopping therapy and picked up three Dior polishes! I’ve got one of them for you today, Dior Vernis Liquorice.

Why it’s called Liquorice I don’t really know, because it’s a deep purple with gold glitter. So maybe “eggplant” or “raisin” would have been more suitable, but I guess that’s not chic enough. ;)

This color is divine. It’s a dark, vampy purple, but you can just make out the gold glitter indoors. In the sun, the glitter particles are more apparent, and they really sparkle. Absolutely beautiful. The color also looks good on my short-short nails.

The formula is good, it’s easy to apply and two coats are more than enough. I think it dries pretty quickly too, because it had started to dry before I applied the Poshé. It also self-levels nicely on the nail, great for someone like me who manages to bump into everything before they get the top coat on.

The only downsides are firstly that the handle is very short, so it’s not easy to control the brush when polishing. The other thing is of course the prize. I paid 102 QR for this, and to be quite honest, I don’t think it’s superfantastic enough to warrant such a high prize. I guess sometimes you just have to treat yourself to some luxury.

On to the pics! From top to bottom, left to right: Indoors, no flash, indoors with flash, direct sunlight and shade. Clicky for biggy!

Dior Vernis Liquorice (no flash) [1024x768]Dior Vernis Liquorice (flash) [1024x768]

Dior Vernis Liquorice (direct sunlight) [1024x768]Dior Vernis Liquorice (shade) [1024x768]

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