Glamourous Party Nails with Dior Vernis in Apparat

by lyn on December 7, 2011 · 12 comments

in Dior, Polish

About a month ago, I had tested the Dior Vernis in Apparat and immediately fell in love with it but it wasn’t officially launched at that time and the Dior lady told me to come back in one week’s time. Well, I went back a week later and they had already sold out! I also tried another counter at a different mall and they were out of stock too. I went a little bit batty at that time and it wasn’t until another week later that I finally got my mitts on that elusive bottle of nail polish (at yet another mall).

dior apparat

Anyway, to cut my ravings short, Apparat is finally mine! The next time I’ll get the sales assistants to put things on hold for me so I can avoid all the drama and the rather insane-sounding, random tweet outbursts (apologies to those who had to put up with me at that time).

dior apparat

Apparat is part of Dior’s Holiday 2011 Les Rouges Or Collection, which brings us a gold-themed range of lipsticks, eyeshadows and nail polishes. It is not a colour I would normally choose based on the bottle alone but when applied on the nail, it transforms to a rich burgundy with fine ruby and gold shimmer, and is really quite lush and sensuous.

dior apparat

The formula is relatively smooth and consistent, and I didn’t really have problems applying the polish. It is also pigmented and you can probably get away with just one coat but I had applied my usual two coats in the photos. Drying time is average and it dries down to a glossy, cream-metallic finish. I added a topcoat to bring out more shininess.

dior apparat

It brings to mind a rather celebratory feel and is no surprise as Apparat means “pageantry” in French. With Christmas creeping up around the corner, I am sure many of us are already getting ready for the festivities and parties ahead. So, what will you be wearing on your nails this holiday season? Will it be bright and sparkly or rich and vampy?

Dior Vernis in Apparat (871) is limited edition and may be available at a few Dior counters or boutiques nationwide. It retails at RM70 each.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

huixin December 7, 2011 at 2:09 AM

Not sure what I will be wearing on my nails for xmas, probably a mix of disco ball colors. such a pretty color, i was at the dior counter checking out the polishes, but did not get or try any of them since there was co SA, nor naked nails to try out. not fated to have them :P

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rinnah December 7, 2011 at 2:28 AM

Awesomely lovely shade of burgundy… I do so love a good red. :)

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Jess L. December 7, 2011 at 2:44 AM

A beautiful and noble color for the holidays!

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dovey December 7, 2011 at 3:31 AM

Very pretty and perfect for the holiday season!

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Jamillacamel December 7, 2011 at 8:41 AM

Totally glam and very festive!

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lyn December 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

Disco ball nails should be fun too! I haven't quite decided what to wear either and I'm eager to try out a few Zoya polishes I recently got :-)

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lyn December 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM

It is a beautiful colour, which was why I wanted it so badly :-) The gold infusion in this polish is quite mesmerising.

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lyn December 7, 2011 at 12:04 PM

It is perfect for the holidays but I can see it worn on every other day too!

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lyn December 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM

I really love how the gold and burgundy work so well in this polish. It really is a very celebratory colour!

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lyn December 7, 2011 at 12:09 PM

This is definitely a deep and vampy shade for the festivities ahead :-) It is quite different from the usual "red" polish.

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Makeupmagpie December 12, 2011 at 3:37 AM

Beautiful! I love Apparat for this season, and it's also a nice, sophisticated shade to wear year-round. Your photo with the pearls is so pretty!

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lyn December 12, 2011 at 1:06 PM

Agreed, I honestly think Apparat will look nice in any season and on most occasions too. It's the gold infusion that makes it so special :-)

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