Dior Manucure Transat #210 Yacht, #700 Sailor, #750 Captain Nail Polish and Couture Stickers Duo for Summer 2014, Swatches & Comparison

I am being much behind the posts but it has been a busy week. The ones I promised about will be coming up very soon, as Easter Holidays are approaching and I will have a few days off. Today I have three gorgeous shades from Dior's Summer Collection. Don't you think these three look so pretty together?

Dior Manucure Transat #210 Yacht, #700 Sailor, #750 Captain

Thanks very much to a dear friend, I got these from the early release of Saks. All three polishes come in a bigger box, combined with a cute mini Dior file and nail stickers. These are called Manucure Transat, Nail Polish and Couture Stickers Duo. As the theme of the collection is sailing, they have fun names, Sailor, Yacht and Captain, which makes you say Ahoy! Here are the contents of the package.


Package Contents of Dior Manucure Transat Nail Polish and Couture Stickers Duo

I would like to start by #210 Yacht. This one is that kind of cool natural that I can't get enough of. I can only wear nudes when they are somehow cool or natural. Yacht has a great consistency and it is opaque in two coats. I find them much modern that way. Here is Yacht in shadow and under sun. Although the second picture shows something like a shimmer, this is just reflection of light. Yacht is a true creme.

Dior Manucure Transat #210 Yacht 
Dior Manucure Transat #210 Yacht

It is no surprise that Yacht is close to some other cool naturals I am loving at the moment, including Burberry #103 Ash Rose (reviewed here) which is cooler, Tom Ford Sugar Dune (reviewed here) which pulls more pink. Chanel Frenzy is cooler and Dior #257 Incognito is darker and pinker. I don't have any dupes to Yacht in my collection.

Comparisons for Dior Manucure Transat #210 Yacht 

#750 Captain on board! It is a orangey vivid red with a creme to jelly finish. With two coats Captain is not totally opaque and my nail line can still be seen. This one will make a great summer shade since it just glows under the sun. Below you can see the swatches in two coats and without top coat in shadow and under the sun.


Dior Manucure Transat #750 Captain 
Dior Manucure Transat #750 Captain 

Captain drove my camera crazy, so did the comparison shades all together. Dior's jelly red Calypso is lighter and pinker, Tom Ford #12 Coral Blame is very close and slightly darker. A recent Dior release, Trafalgar is cooler but also close. Chanel #677 Rouge Rubis is darker and cooler.


Comparisons for Dior Manucure Transat #750 Captain 

I saved the best for the last, Sailor... I was thinking I had vivid blue cremes in my collection but I didn't know that I had to yet have the best one coming to me. I love this one on my fingers, it glows, in a good way. It is not neon and this blue is so saturated and pretty, it takes my breath away. Sailor is a true creme and is perfectly opaque in two coats. 


Dior Manucure Transat #700 Sailor 

Dior Manucure Transat #700 Sailor 

I compared Sailor to some other blues, which I thought to be vivid. Look at Dior's Electric Blue or YSL's Bleu Majorelle, they are both lighter and more muted. Chanel Magic is much darker, Dior #607 Blue Denim is Darker and warmer. I have no dupes to Sailor in my stash, also this one makes it now to my favorite mid-blue category. Love at first sight!


Comparisons for Dior Manucure Transat #700 Sailor 

One more side note, these have the new brush of Dior but I don't think they have the gel effect quality of the new shades. It is hard to tell but new polishes do last a little longer. You can see my swatches of the new shades here and here. One more post is coming up with 5 more shades, so stay tuned.

Final thoughts: Three lovely shades from Dior for our summer tips and toes. I have to yet try out the stickers, which look like fun too. My picks would be Yacht and Sailor, which are unique to my stash.

Have you ever tried stickers on your nails? What is the best way to apply them? All tips and tricks are appreciated!

9 comments

  1. Yacht looks lovely and, as I missed out on TF's Sugar Dune, which is sold out everywhere I look in the UK, and they look in the same colour range, I think a purchase may be justified! Susan, London

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    1. Hi Susan,
      if you have missed Sugar Dune, this one is a nice alternative to that. They are close, Sugar Dune being a little lighter but they have similar effect on the nails. Hope you enjoy Yacht as much as I do.

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  2. Oh Sara thank you for the swatches. I had my eye on Yacht but I've been loving Frenzy this past week and seems it's a better nude for my skin tone. :)

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    1. Frenzy and Yacht are also close, Frenzy is a little cooler. Yacht is a little more modern to me, but Frenzy is interesting as well. Your skin tone makes the difference here, so if one looks better, go for it :-)

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  3. Hey Sara, I have Yacht and Sailor, but my nails have decided to go back to being their weak and peeling selves (I'm an idiot. I thought it's OK if I go off my nail supplement and just stick to Imedeen. WRONG. Imedeen is a nice plus, but not nearly enough for my nails on its own), so I haven't been able to swatch them yet! I have high hopes for both. I don't own a blue like that at all, and Yacht looks like a super modern nude!

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    1. Oh Imedeen? I don't know any of those, so maybe you could do a post on both and your nail routine? Mine got also peeled a little (my right hand so you don't see them here lol) so it would be nice to see the options. Yacht is really super modern and Sailor is very nice, oh and doesn't stain either which is a big plus for such a strong blue.

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  4. Wow, your photos are absolutely stunning! Loving all three of those shades :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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