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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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Recently I shared with you a preview of the stunning new Dior collection for Holiday 2013, Golden Winter. Included in this limited edition collection are three divine Diorific Vernis shades as well as the new Diorific Jewel Manicure Duo, a three-dimensional effect-mani which was inspired by the magnificent adornments of Versailles.

Today I bring you the three Diorific Vernis shades: Frimas (318), Minuit (995) and Marilyn (751), below left to right, in the most adorable retro bottles! These bottles are so pretty that they deserve to sit on your makeup counter or dresser, displayed as little treasures would be!

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Frimas is a greige (grey-beige) pink-leaning shade with a distinctive gold glass fleck. What is incredible about Frimas is how intense the shimmer within it is! Application was easy, and the polish was opaque by the second coat. Drytime with Dior Vernis seems to be great across the board.

Here are two coats of Frimas, pre-top coat in direct sunlight:

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Look at the shine in the shade:

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Well what can I say about Minuit, the vamp of this collection… Minuit will leave you breathless! A deep burgundy with red and gold shimmer, it seems lit from within – and the shiny finish will only serve to further seduce you.

Two coats of Minuit in artificial light:

Dior_DiorificVernis_Minuit2Minuit sparkling in the sun:

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And speaking of seduction… this is Marilyn, a bright, classic red shade inspired by Miss Monroe. I believe this shade was first introduced for Holiday 2012 and I honestly can’t blame Dior for bringing it back. Everyone needs some Marilyn in their lives…

Marilyn had a slight crelly finish (cream-jelly), and was probably the easiest of the three polishes to apply due to its self-levelling and superior coverage. Don’t even get me started on the shine, seen below at two coats without top coat (artificial light):

Dior_DiorificVernis_Marilyn2and in direct sunlight:

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Which of these beauties is your favourite?

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 (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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