The stars of the Dior Summer 2012 Croisette Collection are the two nail polishes, hands down. While making dinner yesterday, I actually stared at my fingers and thought, if I had to live with only one polish collection this summer I could do it with Dior.
(Which, by the way, might be a sign that I'm spending too much time on beauty and not enough doing constructive things... like laundry. Aha.)
this was how my manicure looked five days in. Also, do you like my dotted french manicure?
For some reason, Dior Bikini turned out super orange in my photos and I couldn't do anything to make it less so. The color, a coral that leans pink, is actually closer to the color you see in the bottle in the first picture. I don't like doing this, but I have a shoddy iPhone photo that gives you a better idea of how it really looks:
I wore Bikini twice consecutively last week, which never happens, and I'm not just saying it.
I am so thankful Dior decided to rerelease St. Tropez this summer. The polish first cane out some time last year in very limited amounts. I wanted to order it (in fact, I was trying desperately for hours to) but something was wrong with the checkout cart, and by the time it was fixed the polish was already sold out. I was utterly devastated! I kept checking the website for days to see if they might have magically restored it.
But now it's here, and I knew I was right being so desperate to own it almost a year ago. St. Tropez is the light teal-blue of my dreams, and that's saying something considering the amount of blues I've been seeing lately.
Again, I apologize for having to do this, but I prefer giving you an accurate version of how the color actually looks in real life. I don't know why my camera is doing this!
Dior is heading toward a stellar direction as far as its nail polishes are concerned. The formula seems to get better with every release (these two were so smooth I actually had fun painting my nails) and I am now convinced that the tapered Dior brush is the greatest thing to happen to at-home manicures. Everytime I paint my nails with a Dior polish it turns out (dare I say?) professional looking and I get all happy inside because it's pretty and it'll stay that way for a long time. I remove my Dior manicures not because of chipping but because my nails have grown out.
Dior Vernis Bikini and St. Tropez retails for $23 and should be available at Dior counters nationwide. I foresee these selling out really quickly, so don't take too long to decide if you want them!