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Last year Dior celebrated 60 years of the iconic Rouge Dior lipstick and have revamped the formula, the packaging and even the shade line-up of some of their best sellers, nail polish included. The newly reformulated polish now goes by the name Couture Colour Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer and it isΒ thicker, glossier and fast-drying.

The techno-polymers transform each coat of polish into a film as smooth and as shiny as glass and creates a seamless bond between the nail and the polish. The organic silicon strengthens the nail surface for extremely long staying power.

Provided with a smart brush applicator which is softer, longer, less dense and flat with a rounded tip, the user-friendly design of the new Dior Vernis brush ensures flawless application – even for beginners.

Also, the new formula is toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates or camphor FREE.

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The lightest, more summery of the shades is Dior #108 Muguet. Part of the Dior Backstage Essentials Collection, Muguet is one those timeless basic colours every woman should have in her nail polish stash. On the Dior website Muguet is proposed for what they called The Nude Manicure, applied in just one sheer layer over the Dior Base Coat, for a subtle result. The translucent colour, enriched with subtle shimmers, enhances the healthy aspect of your nails. Clean, healthy-looking nails – that is what you will get with Muguet!

Now let’s easily translate into a more Autumn shade with Dior #338 Mirage. Mirage is a violet, purple berry bottle of loveliness. This creamy smooth perfection, goes opaque in just two coats, delivering the same shiny as glass gel effect finish without the fine shimmers, on Muguet.

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Dior Nuit 1947 is from the Autumn 2013 Collection called Rouge Dior. There are 4 nail polishes in this collection: #999 Rouge, #657 Trafalgar, #653 Darling and #970 Nuit 1947.

There is only one way to get somewhat close to an accurate description for this amazing nail polish: vampy, autumn/winter, perfection.An intensely vampy, purple red, jelly/crelly nail polish. The first coat goes on much brighter and patchy but the second coat evens out everything perfectly. Dior Nuit 1947 is extremely close to Chanel Rouge Noir, in person you cannot really tell the difference but that is another post.

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OVERALL IMPRESSIONS:

The first coat of these nail polishes goes on streaky, as all jellies, but the second coat works its magic. Being a crelly/jelly is of course a little less pigmented than your usual nail polishes, but nothing that can actually bother you. You can always layer it as much as you wish without transforming your nails in a gloopy mess!

The brush changed its design too so there is no need to press too hard, especially when you apply the first layer. Be gentle with the brush in order to avoid streaks forming!

I do recommend, as with all jelly/crelly polishes, that you wait for the first coat to dry before applying the second coat to avoid dragging.

The new formula wears incredibly! Even without a top or base coat they last up to 5 days with hardly any tip wear!

image – Here you have #108 Muguet after a good 8 days of wearing!

What do you think about luxury nail polishes on your nails? They make you feel special too, or is it just me?

See you soon, beautiful!

xx, Annie

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