Glowing in a haze of new light, nails are transformed into precious accessories. Injected with a golden powder as delicate as that of a goldsmith, Dior Vernis cult shades gain shine, intensity, and depth. The jewel-like nail varnishes are available in four shades, including the limited-edition Gold Varnish, the perfect gold shade.
I thought I could resist. I couldn't. Once I saw these colors swatched at Neiman Marcus, I "needed" them. Doir's Or Vernis Haute Couleur Extreme Wear Nail Lacquer ($22) for Holiday 2011 was irresistible.
I purchased #221, Or Divin, and #611, Exquis. They earned their names; they are divine and exquisite. Or Divin is a very sheer gold - one that's elegant, not flashy. It's a gold you could wear to work. Exquis is a taupe brown with a hint of gold. Like Or Divin, it shines, particularly in the sun, but doesn't scream. I think it's an extremely flattering shade. Dior described the collection as refined. I think that term is a perfect descriptor.
The other two shades in the Or Vernis Collection are red - one brighter than the other. They are beautiful, but the golden ones are the two that caught my eye and wouldn't leave my mind.
Dior's Les Rouges Or Holiday 2011 Collection is available at Neiman Marcus, where I purchased my lipsticks from the collection, and should be available at all Dior counters. The collection can be seen (and purchased) online at Nordstrom.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty