Lipgloss for the Nails: Dior Sparkling Shine

nail polish swatches and review

The new “Addict” polishes from Dior are so unbelievably juicy. I first tried them at their top-secret launch in Paris earlier in the year (you can read about that trip here) but have only just got around to having a proper test.

In the photograph I’m wearing Spring Ball, shade number 343. It’s a sparkly, corally pink that could be a little “beauty pageant” if it wasn’t Dior – they just seem to have a way with the sparkle that makes it just the right side of chic. This kind of shade could easily look a bit cheap, but Dior’s sparkle is a different class of sparkle. It’s somehow juicy and plump looking, a little like it could be made from jelly sweets. There’s a gel-like quality to it that gives a wonderful shine and gloss – I suppose, in a way, it looks like thickly-applied, shimmer-finish lipgloss.

Lipgloss for the nails, then – appropriate considering that the Vernis Sparkling Shine accompany the launch of Dior’s Addict glosses. They, too, are super-shiny and glimmery with just the right finish. I’m currently in Palm Springs shooting beauty stories for TWO Magazine so this polish is from Sam Chapman’s stash, but I think I actually have this shade at home. I hope so, because it’s the perfect spring/summer shade for giving a bit of instant “lift” to your nails – the shade Delice is a nice option if you want something a little punchier.

A note on wear, application, finish: I love Dior’s polishes for their wide brush, easy application and good wear. I consistently turn to their nude shades for a quick nail fix if I need to look groomed and presentable and I’d say that the Sparkling Shine shades are just as easy to apply and wear as the nudes. I’d definitely recommend a base-coat with these corally shades, though – I often end up with severely stained nails if I skip that step!

Dior Vernis Sparkling Shine nail polishes are £18 at Debenhams.com

15 comments

  1. Lovely nails! Do you do your own manicures at home? Care to share any tips?

  2. This looks gorgeous! May have to treat oneself….

  3. I dont like this polish. The color is beautiful, no doubts, but the way nail polish goes on the nails is horrible! It is very dense and has a tendency to swing over the nail onto your nail beds making it very hard to clean it around. It also does not dry out fast because it’s so dense.

  4. Love this shade! Are the sparkles in gold?

  5. Oh, this is beautiful! I’d love to try this :)

  6. I’ve seen a few swatches of these and they look absolutely lovely. Thanks for the review! xo

  7. Absolutely lovely. You have such a great taste when choosing shades of color :)

  8. How long does it stay on the nails? I am looking for nail polish that does not chip after 1 day. Not found it yet… Apart from maybe Mavala (Swiss), stays nicely for 2 days, but no more….

    • Stays for a good four or five days with a good basecoat. Also have a look at Orly with the rubberised basecoat – you literally have to chip it off with a chisel!

  9. Congrats on the mention in The Guardian! (25/03/13)

  10. Nice colours! I love the way Chanel nailpolishes look!

  11. I love the simpleness of this shade – looks gorgeous xo

  12. Love Spring Ball! It’s so beautiful! ♥
    xx

  13. absolutely love this shade! I’m a little obsessed with pinks and corals at the minute, just wish I was also in Palm Springs wearing it! xx