I’ve noticed that I have a thing for food-related nail polish. One example follows: Candeo Colors Smores polish, which I just picked up recently.
I’ve been pining for Dior’s Tutu, a new release for Spring 2013 that isn’t available yet in the US, so I pulled out Essie’s French Affair to try to soothe myself.
My favorite holiday polish ever is Party Hearty from China Glaze – it’s the perfect mix of big red glitter and smaller green and gold glitter. It came out in 2010, so it’s fun to pull it out each year, sort of a holiday tradition.
I tried out a new combination with Dior Lime – I used a base of Sally Hansen Malt for a “y-gap” manicure, a design used by U.K. nail celebrity Sophy Robson.
I’ve been trying to branch out lately and try the sorts of nail art things that I haven’t done before, so I have here my first moon manicure, using OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies and Dior’s Grege.
I haven’t bought any China Glaze polishes for a while, but the new Cirque du Soleil Collection has a few interesting glitters that caught my eye. I tried out Whirled Away over a creamy Dior in these swatches.
The second polish from Dior’s Les Violets Collection that I have to show is Orchid. It’s a dark, reddish purple creme, perfect for colder weather. I tried it layered with a glitter from OPI’s Holiday Collection from 2011.
Dior’s Shadow is from the Les Violets Hypnotiques Collection, which took a long time to reach America but was finally available this summer in Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.
Dior’s polishes for this holiday season even look like little Christmas ornaments; they’re packaged in little round bottles topped with decorative gold tops. I was trying to be restrained about this collection, but I changed my mind after seeing how quickly Diva sold out online.
Last year at Christmas, Selfridges was selling an exclusive Dior polish named Swan, number 011. I even called the Selfridges Dior counter in London to try to have it sent to me here in Kentucky, but it was impossible-I couldn’t get it done. I’ve looked for it since then with no luck, but when I realized that Dior’s new “Lady” polish was also numbered 011, I starting wondering if I had finally managed to snag Swan, under a different name.
Dior has a collection of three bright polishes for their Cruise 2013 line – even for those of us who are not taking a cruise this winter, it’s fun to have these polishes pop up in the middle of the darkening, colder days of the end of the year.
I have another layering experiment with OPI’s The Living Daylights to share – I like this one best! I thought that a lighter color would help show off all of the interesting colors in this topcoat.
Dior’s Amazonia is a dark, greyish olive-brown color, and was released as part of the Fall 2012 Golden Jungle Collection. It has that Dior tiny shimmer, and feels cozy. I tried it as a base layer for OPI’s new glitter for Holiday 2012, The Living Daylights.
I’m posting a few pictures of Dior’s Golden Era polish – it’s being promoted as part of the Golden Jungle Collection for fall, but it’s actually a re-promote of a sort.
Today I have swatches of the blue polish from Dior’s Summer Mix Collection, Lagoon. This one is also available on the Bloomingdales website, and it’s a shiny, slightly muted blue.
There have been promo pictures of Dior’s new Summer Mix Collection around for a while, but the polishes are proving to be oddly elusive. There are supposed to be four new polishes in a glossy/jelly formula, but so far I’ve only tracked down two.