It's going to be a nail-centric two weeks at Messy Wands, but I can't help it. Anything with flecks of gold is more or less guaranteed to tug at my heartstrings and there are a lot of flecks of gold out at counters right now. You can bet it hasn't been easy walking away from a lot of things. I'm still patting my own back over not succumbing to Merveille.
Definitely wasn't the case for Dior Vernis Exquis #611. I was so enamored by it I actually cooed while I was at the counter. Exquis is a taupe brown with delectable gold microshimmer. I haven't had a chance to try it on my nails but I can tell it'll probably be my favorite nail polish of this season. From painting it on the nail wheel, it seems like there should be nothing to worry about in terms of texture and application.
I don't have a similar color in my stash at all. The closest was Butter London Fash Pack, but as you can see, it's not close at all. Not even. Gold flecks. Swoon.
Dior Vernis Exquis #611 retails for $22 and is available at Dior counters nationwide. The rest of the Holiday 2011 Collection (except the palette! Argh!) has hit stores as well. My local Dior was sold out of the Or lipstick long before I reached it, so if you have an eye out for any of the key pieces of this collection, run to your nearest counter before it's gone.