I told you I felt compelled to do a little haulin' at the sight of the Grand Bal collection!
Here is evidence #1:
I proudly present you my early Christmas gift, the magnificent Diorific Vernis in Marilyn. Seriously guys, these nail polishes are THE BOMB! If you're a nail polish collector, then I'm sure you already own at least two shades by now. If not, consider these for your holiday treats- they're worth it!
Now, you do understand I had to get Marilyn, if only for its name.
Look at it, my precious!
Initially, my mind set was in favour of Diva (black with gold shimmer), but after testing it on my nails at the Dior counter I found the gold glitter to be too discreet. Diorling (pure gold shimmer) embodies the brand's extravagant luxury factor, however it goes pretty sheer on the nails. Lady (white pearl) on the other hand, is a beautiful nail colour to own: it looks expensive and elongates the nails like no other! I'm so, so gutted I didn't pink Lady after all, but I guess Marilyn is a timeless shade and I'm going to make a lot of use of it, so all is good ;)
Here's the nail swatch:
Marilyn is a classic red shade with blue undertones, darker than your average fire engine red, and has a jelly/glossy finish. Under the sunlight it turns a bit brighter, and that's because it contains some tiny blue shimmer particles that reflect under the UV rays. Chipping started after day 5 of wearing it, I'd say it lasts pretty well on the nails! The brush is amazing, though you can see that the handle is short. But, never mind-
I can overlook it because of the bottle's gorgeous design ;)
All in all, I'm very-very pleased with this Diorific nail polish. The vintage-inspired packaging is to die for, I can't stop admiring it on my desk! Watch this space as I'm about to make a post on the Diorific lipstick I got from the Grand Bal collection ;)
Now tell me, isn't Marilyn simply irresistible?
Would you buy a nail polish judging from its packaging alone, or even its name?