Dior – Bengale

Dior Golden Jungle Collection has been out since mid August in the UK.  I’ve been eying up most of the collection I will admit, its lovely and autumnal with a hint of gold.  There are three polishes in this collection, a lovely Crocodile Crackle Duo (Ltd Edition), a dark green (Amazonia) and today’s lovely Bengale.

Like all new Dior editions, Bengale comes with the new standard Dior brush.  I know lots of people have issues with this, I don’t.  I love the wide brush and find it has the right thickness to coat my nail in just over two coats.  The brush is curved at the end and I find this means I can leave a small gap between nail paint and my cuticles.  I’d be interested to know in what you guys think of the brush.

Anyway, onto the colour.  Bengale is a lovely rich, dark brown.  I know that sounds boring, but it really isn’t.  Its a lovely rich creme that glides onto the nail.  I wasn’t convinced with the promo shots and it is a bit darker than on the Dior website.  Once I saw it in real life, it was my first go to purchase from the collection.

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I really love Dior polishes, I know for £18 they are a bit steep, but the colour saturation is excellent.  The quality of the formula is amazing.  And the wear of the polish is also fabulous.  I would snap this up if you have no browns in your collection, as a reddy/brown pale Celt, its fab against my skin tone.

In the UK, Dior can be bought from large Department Stores and large Boots stores.  Price point is £18.  Its worth noting that is was a Selfridges exclusive for the first few weeks and you can buy items online there.

What catches your eye from the Golden Jungle?

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New Things I have Spotted #27 – New Revlon, New YSL, New Estee Lauder and New Dior

Goodness, seems like it was an age since the last Spotted! post, trust me that is not because of a lack of looking, but just a bit of Nail Polish World stability before the excitement of Autumn Collections.  So I have a LOT for you to see today…. lets get going

Here we have the first UK sighting of new Revlon polishes, some of the two tone nail sticks that I have seen on US blogs.  £7.99 is what you would pay in dollars, but look at the pretties.  I Spotted! these in Boots.  Nothing on the website yet, but I’m guessing there soon will be.  Wonder if this means we might get some of the other nail art sticks, like Moon Candy or Crackle?

Above you can see them in their natural habitat in the larger Revlon stand.

Also spotted today are the new YSL Autumn Winter Collection.  This arrived on Monday this week.  Two polishes in the collection, close up below.  Although that eye pencil in green looks very pretty…

This is 31 Khaki Arty and 32 Rouge Expressioniste, both cremes, both retailing for £18.

This is exciting news – two new collections from Estee Lauder.  First one is called Beyond Black, includes blues, greens and grays.  The second is Metal Mania, including lots of shiny gorgeous colours that you just HAVE TO SEE! These retail in the UK for £14.50 and can be bought directly from Estee Lauder online.

And finally for today’s Spotted!  The new Dior Golden Jungle range. A crackle duo, the gold is the underwear and the green is the crackle, and two new polishes.  The Duo is £24 and the individual polishes are £18.