Now that the holiday season has gone by, getting back into the groove of things has proved to be difficult! However, despite being lethargic, it’s nice to get back into my usual routine with work and school; and more importantly, trying to update this blog regularly is something that is on my list of priorities. I’ve put myself on a brief spending diet in order to get through some products and make good use of past purchases. Interestingly enough, this won’t affect content on this blog because I really have THAT much stuff to get through, review, and blog about. Lol :)
I’m back on my nail polish kick and have been diligently getting back into home manicures. My recent polish of choice is the Diorific Vernis Nail Lacquer in the shade 011 “Lady.” According to Sephora’s website, this Dior polish is “a limited-edition Dior nail lacquer to perfectly complement the Rouge Diorific lipstick.” The lipstick is one that didn’t really do anything for me, so I jumped at the chance to try the polish.
“The whimsical and playful masquerade balls of his time embodied Christian Dior’s love of surprise and elegance. Today, the House of Dior embodies that same sense of extravagant splendor with a golden holiday collection of limited edition items. This vibrant, high-shine nail lacquer, encased in a precious glass bottle accented with gold topper, will leave your nails perfectly polished for the Dior Grand Ball!”
This is undoubtedly the MOST beautiful bottle of nail polish that I’ve ever owned. It’s so pretty and nice to look at and one that I don’t want to toss in my bucket of other polishes. It’s so beautiful even though the pearly white shade of the polish isn’t that unique. Honestly, you could do without this polish. But, luckily for me, I don’t have a pearly white shade in my collection so that’s the excuse I used to convince myself!
As you can see, the shade is light, pearly white that reminds me of a dreamy cloud. There’s no shimmer or glitter, just a pretty sheen of whiteness that isn’t too stark like white out and one that isn’t pale like marshmallow. The formula is easy to work with, but sheer – so count on at least 2 coats – if not 3, depending on what your final goal is. Drying time is pretty average – I use a standard base coat and the Seche Vite top coat on top.
Unfortunately, wear time is seriously minimal – like, 2 days at max (even when I’m not doing anything vigorous). Normally, my other polishes (OPI, Essie, Butter London, etc.) last a few more days before I can see the first signs of chipping, but not the Diorific Vernis Nail Lacquer! It look beautiful after application, but chips shortly there after – and, it’s not a slight fingterip chip – it’s more like a strip of color coming off. UGH.
Although the wear time sucks and it requires a lot of coats, the color and packaging is pretty. However, because the color isn’t unique and formula is just average, I wouldn’t recommend this product unless it was really tugging at your heartstrings. :)
Retails for $26.00.