Dior’s Rock Your Nails Haute Couleur Vernis Collection totally slipped my radar because I didn’t even know of its existence, until I stumbled upon it at The Bay. The collection includes Nirvana #704, a deep blue green turquoise; Purple Mix #887, a dark eggplant purple; Perfecto #804, a cool state gray; Blue Label #997 a deep navy; Underground #824, a deep brown red; and Rock Coat a sheer gunmetal gray topcoat. I picked Nirvana, which I will write about in this post and Rock Coat will be featured in an later post.
Nirvana is a deep blue green turquoise that is slightly muted by gray tones. It is a creme finish and applies beautifully like most of the Dior polishes I have tried. The application is smooth and medium thick. I only need two coats to achieve opacity. Also, Dior has redesigned their nailpolish brush. While the old brush is like a traditional brush, straight and thin, it is now flatter and wider and wedged shaped at the tip. The girl at the counter explains that the new shape improves application at the nail edges and corners, but I don’t really see the difference. I think the new brush shape might be awkward for those with shorter and smaller nail beds.
I tried the other colours at the counter too, but I find most of the colours a bit odd for spring. Most of colours are quite dark with the exception of Purple Mix and Nirvana. Overall, I like Nirvana because it is a lovely fun colour. It has nice vibrancy for the spring but the it has a muteness to the colour that would make a lovely pop of colour for the cold weather months/seasons as well. Stay tuned for my review for Dior Rock Coat.