Dior – Bikini

I’m a very lucky girl.  This turned up on my birthday as a gift from my mum.  This and St Tropez no less.  Wow.  I’d been eying up the Spring/Summer Dior Croisette collection for some time, I’d even given Waterlily, from the Garden Party Collection and its other scented counterpart a miss.  But I longed for those two.

Bikini is a coral, pink, slightly orange tinged polish.  Blessed with the lovely Dior formula it really hits a home run…

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What you see above, its Seche Retain as a base coat, followed by two rather swift coats of Bikini and then Hong Kong Girl Top Coat (she really goes well with everyone).  Coverage was excellent, I could hardly see my nail line with one coat, two was perfection.  Plus it dried well in between coats that as soon as I had done all my fingers I was nearly ready to do a second coat.  I love that.  It didn’t drag or pull, just glided onto the nail.

Wear was also excellent.  I pulled out some similar shades from the stash, Catrice Pimp My Shrimp is more orange/pink, WnW Club Havana is also more orange and WnW Heatwave is much more orange.  So I have nothing like it.  Score! Oh and I am ROCKING St Tropez toes…. seriously cool colour…

Dior is available form high end department stores in the UK, such as Debenhams and Selfridges.  It can also be found in the larger Boots stores.  Polish retails at £18.  Lucky ladies in the US can order directly from Dior.com

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New Things I have Spotted #22 – 17 in Boots and Summer mix Dior

Just a very quick Spotted! for you below.

Firstly, new 3 polish nail kits by 17 in Boots.  One is Red, White and Blue.  The other is Silver, Gold and Bronze.

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Dior Summer Mix is now out at all Dior Counters.

Dior – 916 Or Tsarine

I went into the stash today to wear a polish I adore and have had for a while now.  Dior 916 Or Tsarine is an amazing shimmery, golden brown that sparkles in the light. I bought this from a Dior stand after seeing some swatches online.  Its still love at first sight.

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As with all new Dior Polishes, this one has the fancy pants brush.  And I love it.  Once you get the hang of it, it delivers perfect application time and time again.  You can avoid your cuticle area and it paints the polish on in a great shape.  Formula is outstanding on this polish, thick but not gloopy, pliable and not drippy.  Two coats provides great even coverage.  Smell was minimal which is always a plus.  Each bottle holds 10ml and costs around £17.50

Images above show the bottle, painted nail under lights and with flash and then the final shot is Or Tsarine with a Matte Top Coat.  After seeing lots of other sparkle polishes mattified I thought I’d give this one a go.  I kinda like it, you can still see the shine but its very subtle now.

Dior have been on a bit of a polish release fest in the last 18 months or so, in fact so many that I struggle to be able to afford the ones I adore.  Polish Jinx has done an amazing job of trying to collate all the Dior polishes that exist, do check it out.  I really wanted Dior Les Rouges (see Polish Police for swatches) but I never saw or heard of a UK release.

I really REALLY want these and I might cry if I can’t get hold of them…