Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Glam Queen- Dior Vernis 708 Gold Nugget

As far as I'm concerned, the best part of Dior's summer 2008 look, Golden Dior, is nail color. The collection has two colors, Coppery Ginger, pretty and lighter than you'd expect from the name, and Gold Nugget, which is more of a metallic mocha with golden shimmer. According to the sales assistant at my local Saks, the former is the bigger seller, which is understandable, as it's the more predictable of the two. But I prefer Golden Nugget.


This color is dark enough to make a statement, but still very summery. It goes well with the distinct 70s glam look of this collection. You just know the model is wearing classic white pants with a metallic belt and black strappy stiletto sandals (hopefully, her perfume is a vintage Miss Dior and not Charlie). What you see on the model is what you get in full light. The color in the photo bottle is closer to what it looks like indoors and at night.

The polish goes on smoothly, but you do need to stay focused, keep your hand steady and avoid streaks. I needed a couple of tries to get it right, and in the process was reminded why I rarely buy Dior nail color: the quality is excellent, but the brush is tiny and hard to maneuver, at least for my freakishly large hands. But other than that, Gold Nugget is my first choice for summer nails.

Dior Vernis is available from most department stores. I bought mine at Saks ($19). You can find it online at Nordstrom.com (bottle image comes from there). It's a limited edition, but still widely available, so don't give in to the crazy prices this is getting on eBay.
Golden Dior image:
Debenhams.com

4 comments:

  1. ooh sounds yummy! i can't wait to try it.. to bad i didn't score the dior blue polish =(

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  2. You know, I never got into the blue polish craze. Green on the other hand...
    In any case, this one is nothing but gorgeous. It's almost a neutral, but it will get you some attention.

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  3. Its perfect...I've been looking for a gold metallic polish (not glittery), for pairing with sari. Thank you!

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  4. Indie Tea- I think you're on to something. I'm sure it would look perfect.

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