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Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer Pretty Pastels Are the Closest Thing to Spring Right Now | Review, Photos & Swatches

February 3, 2014
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Dear Polar Vortex, why are you still here?  Just this past weekend it was all white outside.  I need some other colour in my life.

The Dior Trianon Collection for Spring features the Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer (CA $26 / US $24) in 3 new colours—Bouquet, Porcelaine, and Bloom—and a Shimmering Matte Effect Top Coat in Perlé.  The formula of these Nail Vernis are always smooth and creamy.  But for lighter colours, like Bouquet and Porcelaine in this collection needs 3 coats for a full coverage.  Of course if you don't mind it be slightly translucent, then 2 would do a fine job.

As for the new Shimmering Matte Effect Top Coat, it is also smooth and easy to apply.  The coverage is up to you.  I find that applying 1 coat on top on another nail colour gives a subtle matte sheen effect, while applying 2 coats will lighten the original colour more and the pearl particles stand out more.  But if you want to wear it alone, I like the effect of 2 coats.  It gives an interesting matte effect that also glimmer at the same time because of the iridescent pink and pearly particles in it.

For either formula, I especially like the brush that it comes with.  It is wide enough to cover the entire pinky in one stroke, and it has a rounded tip to help you get a "rounder" application towards the end of the nails.

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Porclaine is a light baby blue colour with a cream finish.  It's a true baby blue in my view, quite similar to Sally Hansen Baraccuda but lighter.

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Bouquet is a peachy coral pink with a cream finish.  It reminds me a few colours in my collection (e.g. L'Oréal Paris Orange You Jealous, Essie Tart Deco, MAC Coconut Ice), but they are actually all different.

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Finally Perlé is a matte top coat with shimmering effects because of the iridescent pearl particles in it.  When worn on its own, it appears to be pink and purle-ish.  And when worn with others, the pink and purple shade is a bit more muted with 1 coat, and more prominent with 2 coats.  

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Bouquet with one coat of Perlé (top) and two coats (bottom).

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Porcelaine with one coat of Perlé (top) and two coats (bottom).

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All these colours are very on spot with Spring pastels.  I really can't say no to a great coral pink nail colours (there's a reason I own some similar shades lol).  If you were to try any of the above out, I would recommend Perlé.  It is such an interesting top coat to add something different to an ordinary nail art.  Even though the pearl shimmer seems a bit pink, I think it will go well with many other colours.

Until next time,


x Rica


*Disclosure: Products mentioned in this post were provided to The Office Chic for review consideration.  As always, all the opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way influenced by any advertiser, affiliate, public relations firm or brands.

8 comments

  1. OHMYGOSH! I need all of these in my life, they're all so pretty!!! great post darling xo

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  2. SO PRETTY! :) Pastel colors are my favorite!

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  3. LOOVe these colors, very very pretty!



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  4. Thanks Naghmeh! I need that one other shade too!

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  5. They are mind too for Spring and Summer!

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  6. hey, i just bought this few days ago and when i applied it, it turns out to be more like a neon coral rather than a pastel coral. is it really appear that way or..?

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  7. Hi Fina, as you can see from the above swatches, Bouquet is pretty bright but I wouldn't say it's neon. Maybe you're right it's not so much of a pastel either. I just always associate this type of colour as pastels.

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  8. I love all shades! Very pretty!

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