As the clock is ticking, very fast, towards my travels, which I am going to talk about in the next post, I still manage to do extensive hauls. Yesterday I was terrible, especially after seeing that Dior Summer Collection was already available and Chanel Les Intemporales also arrived. I have also snatched a few items from MAC Philip Treacy Collection. I must have gone a little overboard, especially considering I should be saving for my travel shopping.
Anyhow, I hope I can cover as much as I can before I fly. Today I quickly swatched the nail polishes and some other items from Dior Summer Collection for you and shared it at Instagram. I would like to share my thoughts with you on Dior Vernis #239 Sunkissed, #319 Sunwashed, #464 Sundown.
|Dior Vernis #239 Sunkissed, #319 Sunwashed, #464 Sundown for Tie & Dye Summer 2015 Collection|
Dior Vernis #239 Sunkissed is a light muted peach nail polish with cream finish. I found it to be mostly opaque in two coats and although it is hard to make such light shades streakfree, this one had great formula. The consistency was nice and formula was self-leveling. On me, it is so close to my skin color, it almost looks like a mannequin hands kind of shade. I like the fact that it is not too pastel nor too beige. Below I applied two coats.
|Swatch: Dior Vernis #239 Sunkissed for Tie & Dye Summer 2015 Collection|
Just a few days ago I was complaining that Dior was not releasing interesting shades. Well, they now did. It is a light muted lemon yellow with cream formula, called Dior Vernis #319 Sunwashed. I am not so sure that I like it though. I think it would look better once I put a little tan on during summer. The formula is not the best. Yellow are notorious for being streaky and this one is borderline streaky and not quiet opaque in two coats either. If you don't want to see the nail line, I recommend you going for three coats with this one. I applied three coats for the photo below.
|Swatch: Dior Vernis #319 Sunwashed for Tie & Dye Summer 2015 Collection|
Dior Vernis #464 Sundown is the most generic shade out of three but interesting enough it is my favorite from this collection. It doesn't have the white base of say recently released #599 Pink, which looks a bit cheap on my nails. It is also not as bright as #899 Corail. I like how balanced this particular nail polish is in terms of jelly cream consistency and its shade all the same. Because of the jelly quality of it, you need two coats for full opacity, which I applied below.
|Swatch: Dior Vernis #464 Sundown for Tie & Dye Summer 2015 Collection|
There is also a Tie Dye Top Coat in the collection which I skipped. It is a very sheer pink nail polish which you can apply to the parts of your nail polishes to give a tie & dye effect. I don't have time nor patience to apply it many coats over and over again. I also have some older Chanel nail polishes called Gloss polishes which have similar effect and I never use them, so skipping sounded like the best thing to do.
Final thoughts: The nail polishes from Dior's Tie & Dye Summer 2015 Collection fails to impress. #239 Sunkissed is a nice nude, #319 Sunwashed is unfortunately streaky, #464 Sundown is nice but rather generic. The good news is that though the blushes of the collection is to dye for. I will try to post about them soon.
Are any of those catching your eye?
Disclaimer: The products in this post are purchased by me.