This Summer, Dior released two nail polishes in the Croisette Collection 2012 and I have been anticipating their arrival for the past couple of months. Aptly named Bikini and Saint Tropez, it conjures up images of sun, blue seas and bright skies. Don’t you feel like packing your bags and jet-setting off to the French Riviera where the polishes took inspiration from?
I decided to do a nail skittle because these two colours compliment each other so well and I love how pretty they look together. Not to mention they look yummy like candy! This is a manicure I’ll definitely be doing when I go on holiday
Bikini is a orange-peach with slightly pink undertones. It has a somewhat dusty finish, which I really like as it is not the usual bright sunny orange but something a little more muted. The formula is typical Dior; it’s smooth and applies easily without streaking. I wore two coats in the photos.
Saint Tropez is a repromoted colour from last year’s Summer collection and I am so happy I managed to snag a bottle this year as I had missed it before. This polish is a vibrant turquoise with a slight hint of aqua. Under daylight, it leans more turquoise but in indoor tungsten lighting, it deepens to a robin egg blue. The formula is smooth and dries to a glossy cream finish. I had two coats in the photo but it will do better with three.
* Bikini compared to the Dior Color Block polishes released in April *
I am such a fan of Dior Vernis now because they are one of the nicest polishes around. I tend to have issues applying cream or jelly formulas but so far, Dior has impressed me with their relatively faultless quality. They are also fairly long-lasting polishes and Dior doesn’t usually start chipping until the 5th day.
Dior Vernis in Bikini 231 and Saint Tropez 401 are both limited edition and can be found at most Dior counters but Saint Tropez is a very popular polish and may be sold out at a couple of places. Each bottle retails at RM72.
Do you have a Summer favourite and have you tried these Dior polishes yet? Do let me know what you think as I’d love to see if you like them as much as I do.