While it is hard to believe we are already gearing up for the holiday season (there are 56 days until Christmas . . . not that I am counting), several beauty brands are already 'wow-ing' us with their stunning holiday inspired collections. Dior is no exception, as their 'Golden Shock' Holiday 2014 Collection embraces the glamour and glitz of the season with several new lipsticks, lip glosses, mono shadows, eyeshadow palettes, nail polishes and an absolutely gorgeous highlighter.
I was recently sent some some items from Dior's new 'Golden Shock' Holiday 2014 Collection and, after a couple weeks of testing them out, couldn't wait to share my thoughts. Below is a closer look at the five 'ornament like' nail polishes from Dior's newest collection:
Dior Diorific Vernis in '001 Golden Shock Top Coat' ($29 CND):
A clear jelly base packed full of large flecks of golden glitter, Dior's 'Golden Shock Top Coat' gives nails a gold leaf effect that looks gorgeous worn over both lighter and darker polishes (it also looks good on its own for a trendy 'negative space' nail look). Easy to apply (you will get a good dose of glitter in two coats), Dior's 'Golden Shock Top Coat' is one of the prettiest polishes I have ever seen and, while quite pricey at $29 CND, definitely a product I would recommend checking out if you are looking to treat yourself to a little splurge.
Dior Diorific Vernis in '022 Mirror' ($28 CND):
A pearlescent white with an iridescent sheen and extremely finely milled gold shimmer, Dior's 'Mirror' gives nails a barely there, soft pearlized sheen (if you are looking for an opaque polish, this is not for you). Being that this polish is so sheer, it requires a good 3 coats to hide nail ridges and imperfections, making it somewhat 'high maintenance'. Personally, I prefer a little more bang for my buck and would stick to one of the darker shade in this collection.
Dior Diorific Vernis in '241 Golden Equinox' ($28 CND):
A warm metallic gold with finely milled iridescent gold shimmer, Dior's 'Gold Equinox' applies opaquely in three coats. While I love the look of metallic nails for the holidays, this polish is, unfortunately, quite streaky, and, therefore, not worth the $28 price tag, in my opinion.
Dior Diorific Vernis in '762 Shock' ($28 CND):
A bright red cream polish with slight blue undertones, Dior's 'Shock' is the quintessential holiday red. This polish, which applies opaquely in just one to two coats (you can definitely get away with one), is Dior at its best, making it one shade I recommend to all of my fellow nail polish addicts.
Dior Diorific Vernis in '990 Smoky' ($28 CND):
A deep smoky purple cream polish with extremely finely milled specs of iridescent shimmer, Dior's 'Smoky' applies opaquely in two coats giving nails an almost black-like colour. Combined with 'Dior's Golden Shock Top Coat', this polish makes for one gorgeous holiday nail look (see below) that I definitely plan on rocking all season long (I can't get enough of the combination).
Smoky + Golden Shock Top Coat
L-R: Golden Shock Top Coat, Mirror, Golden Equinoxe, Shock, Smoky, Smoky with Golden Shock Top Coat.
The new Dior Golden Shock Collection is available at Dior counters nationwide as of the beginning of this month.
What do you think of Dior's new holiday nail polishes? Will you be adding any of them to your holiday wish list? Which of the above shades would you most like to get your hands on? What is your all time favourite holiday nail polish? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below.