The couple of nail polishes I have to show you today are from the Dior Tie Dye Collection for Summer 2015. You may have seen them already on other blogs as they have been out for awhile now. But if you hadn’t, then you’re in for a treat, as the 2 that I have are sweeeeett indeed!
For Summer 2015, Dior had released 3 cream nail polishes and 1 Tie Dye Top Coat. All 4 are limited edition, and well worth collecting if any of them catches your fancy.
Dior Vernis #464 Sundown is a medium brightened pink with a hint of coral in the base. There is nothing quite like a huge dose of a bright pink to perk up your summer, and Sundown does it to perfection. It brings just enough a pop of color to brighten the skin tone, without going overly barbie to look like a tween. What is amazing about this particular bottle is that it is as close to a one-coat wonder as I have ever seen! The nail swatch above is 1 coat, which effectively covers my nail! What you are looking at is also without a top coat, so it does dry down to a nice shiny finish. And as always, Dior cream formulas dry within minutes.
Dior Vernis Tie Dye Top Coat is the more interesting offering from this season’s collection. It is a gel top coat that has a strong reddish-pink tint to it that is build able, and when layered in increasing gradients create a nice ombre effect to the nails! For the nail swatch above, I had applied 3 varying layers of Tie Dye Top Coat over 1 coat of Sundown. This was my very first attempt and I wasn’t completely pleased at the way I laid down each of the layers as I can see distinct lines where each layer starts. So on my 2nd attempt, I was intentionally messier with my brush strokes, waited a bit for each layer to dry before dabbing away at the edges with a sponge to create a more diffused look.
For a more distinct effect, you may want to use a different colored base, such as lavender as I have done here, or you may pair it up with 1 of the other cream colors as what Sunny has done here. I’ve also seen it worn on its own for a glossy translucent gel shade, which is something I’ll try next.
I’m very pleased that Dior has brought back to its excellent cream vernis formula for its Tie Dye collection, and Sundown is one of the best (one coat wonder!) pinks if there ever was one. If you’d like to see swatches to Sunkissed and Sunwashed, please visit Sara’s lovely blog here! The Tie Dye Top Coat is fun, and can be worn many different ways. It is far easier to remove than the glitter top coat from its Spring collection [see here], but I should also note here that it seems to take far longer to completely dry than any of Dior’s usual polishes. So do factor that in mind when you are planning multiple coats! On the positive side, both Sundown and Tie Dye Top Coat lasted me a good 4-5 days before wearing off!
Do you have any tips to share about creating an ombre nail? Love or hate it? Let me know in the comments below!
This post featured products that were sent to me by Dior Singapore for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.