My Chanel nail polish addiction is bad, add RBL, Lippmann, MAC, NARS and Butter London, I'm already doomed. But what if I tell you I just got addicted with another high-end brand?
I got intrigued with their polish when I saw Pam and Tatin's tweet exchange almost a month ago.
I went to Shang the following day and got myself Black Ink, it's the only non-red/non pink available, so I didn't have any problem on choosing what to pick as my very first Dior nail polish.
I swatched it on my finger, and to tell you honestly, I'm a bit dissapointed with the shade. Let me repost what I shared in Facebook here.
|click pic to enlarge and read the caption|
I will try to post a proper swatch of this shade. This blog entry is for another purpose, that is, to announce that the Dior Rock Your Nails Collection is now available at our local Dior counters.
|Rock Your Nails 2011|
|Nirvana (turquiose) |
Blue Label (dark navy)
Perfecto (dark gray)
Purple Mix (rosy purple/mauve)
and Underground (rich chocolate brown)
And the star of the collection:
|The ultimate Smokey Top Coat|
From Dior's website: Rock coat adds depth to the Dior Vernis shades with a smoky veil of lacquer for a seductive rock effect. The key: when used as a classic top coat, it's semi-transparent black formula, coats the varnish with a veil of smoky lacquer extending wear and increasing shine. The nail varnish takes on a rock looo, becoming sensual and enigmatic.
Thanks (or no thanks haha) to my super enabler, Pam of PolishPolice.com (i love her blog!), she sent me an SMS at exactly 4:30p.m. We exchanged text for an hour, and in between, I called Dior Shang to reserve and told Ms. Jo that I will be picking them up tomorrow, during my lunchbreak.
At 6:58 pm, I signed in to Foursquare:
Low EQ anyone? Haha!
What I got:
I swatched all the testers on my nails, and I shouldn't have! Because now, I love Perfecto and Underground, but Blue Label not so much (too dark, it almost look black). No tester for Nirvana boo!
From the promo pics, I know I'll get Nirvana and Purple Mix, I think Perfecto and Blue Label are nice, Underground didn't appeal to me at all. As for the Rock Coat, I made a mistake by asking Pam if I should get Rock Coat too. Of course she said yes, and that Rock Coat is a MUST HAVE!!!!!!!! That there are only 2 bottles LEFT, yada yada! LOL!
Swatches on my nails: Perfecto, Purple Mix, Underground, Blue Label
I tried Rock Coat over Purple Mix too, it's nice but my camphone can't capture it correctly.
|Rock coat over Purple Mix/Purple Mix|
After trying Rock Coat, Jo handed me a top coat and asked me to use it on my other nails. OMG!!! It's the best ever!!! And here I thought no other top coats will beat Seche Vite and Poshe! After trying Dior's top coat, I'm willing to ditch my Seche Vite and Poshe top coats together in exchange for one bottle of Dior. It's like a miracle in a bottle, it dries FASTER than Seche Vite, how is that even possible, I don't know! It has a sh and applies thinly. I'm sooo impressed! You have to try it to believe it!
|It looks so simple and unassuming noh?|
If you follow me on twitter, you probably saw the temporary madness when I shared the swatches to my friends. Borrowing Pam's words from our SMS exchange, "Lord help us!"
Please pray for our wallet's soul. Ha ha ha!
P.S. My officemate bought a lip balm too, I'm just a bit sad coz we didn't get a GWP (ang babaw ko LOL!), not even a sample of their foundation haha.
*Only the top coat costs Php900 each, the lacquers are Php1,200.
Clear pics are promo photos taken from the internet, the overexposed
photos are taken thru my camphone (BB9700), sorry if they're a bit