Dior Diorific Jewel Manicure Duo

Included in my preview of the stunning new Dior collection for Holiday 2013, Golden Winter, was the new Diorific Jewel Manicure Duo, a three-dimensional-effect mani which was inspired by the magnificent adornments of Versailles. Dior reinvents its jewel nail lacquer with this duo that teams a gold base with crystal micro-pearls to sprinkle over nails.

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Sold in a gold box, the duo also includes a beautiful matching mini gold funnel to return sprinkled micro-pearls into the bottle. The beads look like little balls of glass in the gorgeous retro Diorific Vernis bottle, and the golden polish is simply beautiful – a perfect shade of neutral gold.

The application is fairly simple:

1. Apply a coat of polish, let dry.
2. Working one nail at a time, apply a second coat of polish, and immediately sprinkle the pearls onto the nail.
3. Press the pearls gently onto the nail to help them adhere.
4. Et voila!

To show you both the beautiful gold base colour and the pearls, I applied an accent nail of “jewels” on my ring finger.

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Some macros of the nail art:

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The gold polish is simply beautiful, drying quickly to an almost lamé-looking finish. The metallic finish does allow for slight brush marks, but I found that applying two generous coats, from base to tip in a swift motion, limited these. What a gorgeous gold!

The three-dimension manicure has become a big hit in the recent past, but I’ve never really had a desire to try it – maybe because I can be very discriminating with texture on nails or the fact that this would not last longer than an hour on me!  Dior’s beautiful packaging and retro bottles take it from just nail art to gorgeous bottles of art, and the micro-pearls are sparkly and reflective, and I loved the easy application.

If you’re a Dior connoisseur, you will want to get your hands on this limited edition duo!

What do you think of Dior’s foray into 3D nail art?

The Dior Golden Winter Holiday Colour Collection will be available in limited release at Dior counters in November, as well as online at thebay.com! For more information (but no shipping available to Canada), head to Dior.com!

~xo

 

(Products were provided for consideration and review. All opinions are my own.)

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10 comments
  1. Love the base colour as well as the pearls on the accent nail! 🙂

    • Thanks so much, I love the base colour too!!

  2. Thanks for reviewing that one. I was wondering how the finished mani looks like. I am an avid Dior polish collector but I think I will pass on that one since I got the sparkling one and the magnetics one but never had the desire to wear any of them. This one, with its short lasting character, is even less likely to be worn. Nevertheless I appreciate Dior bringing the nail trends in a luxurious, wearable way.

    • Aw Dior polishes are SO worth collecting! This is definitely a gorgeous and different manicure if you like three-dimensional manis 🙂

  3. iriel said:

    Oooohhh, it looks so gorgeous!!! I wish I could afford it! I only own one Dior polish I won on a giveaway and LOVE IT!

  4. thetrickyniki said:

    Your nails look gorgeous and these bottles look so beautiful as well!

  5. I’m not a fan of caviar manicures but the gold polish alone looks amazing! The perfect gold I dare say from afar 😉

    • I know the caviar manis aren’t for everyone but I’d have to agree with you on this gold. It’s the perfect shade!

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