On My Nails: Dior Spring 2015 – Cupcake Sprinkles On Nude Nails ♥

Heyo!

If you know how cute this manicure is (credits to the polish, not my creative effort) you would understand why I absolutely had to pop in a heart icon in the title. It’s just too cute, too girly and so sweet!

Not the kind of nail combo I always go for but like something I mentioned to a colleague, it’s Spring and it’s time to let our inner-girlishness out to play!

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As mentioned in my brief Dior Spring 2015 overview, there are a couple of other nail polish colors offered – a creamy peach and a vibrant salmon sort of red-pink – but what I have on hand to show is this girlish and perfectly demure beige-pink.

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It’s almost nude but it has just enough pink to tip it over to a ballerina sort of elegance with a soft shy air to it.

The other polish, and possibly the star of the lacquer line up for Spring, is the Eclosion Topcoat.

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I wasn’t following Dior’s Spring release too closely so I was quite intrigued when I uncovered this from my press bag and while I have mentioned time and time again that I don’t like grit on my nails, the cute mix of pastel bits varying in colors and shapes were just too adorable to resist.

While I could have done a pretty simple all nude-pink look with Lady and the Eclosion Topcoat alone, it just wasn’t ‘me’ enough and I wanted a punch of color to offset the sweetness a little so I popped on some teal (shade is Cote d’Azur) from Madam Glam.

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I still haven’t got around to talking about my Madam Glam package in its entirety but I guess until then I’ll stick to featuring some bits and pieces of the polishes that I was sent.

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I think I’m quite pleased with the final manicure and it’s a little more ‘effort’ than my usual so I think I’m going to wear this on for a little longer just to make the time spent on multiple painting sessions a little more worth it, heh!

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Though okay, I feel I must share some thoughts of the polish, for those who popped by to read what I thought about them. Apart from seeing swatches alone, that is.

Now, usually Dior polishes need no introduction or review because after their recent reformulation, they are all lovely gel-effect polishes that apply wonderfully, have a gorgeous functional brush and dry well without causing troubles.

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I’ll say Lady is largely like that – it’s quite smooth, color is of good pigmentation and it dries down well to a nice and shiny finish. Though I can’t say I know much of that because I always use a topcoat anyway.

But I did notice that Lady isn’t quite the cream of the crop where Dior polishes are concerned either, such that while it works pretty good for Dior, it’s not the smoothest I’ve tried from the brand.

Something about it makes it a little ‘clumpier’ than usual and not as sheer and smooth on but eitherways, the brush is just as perfect and functional so eventually it all works out.

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As for the Eclosion Topcoat, you might want to know that the bits are rather dispersed.

It’s not a bad thing because the idea of it is a sprinkle of gritty bits, much like cupcake toppings, but you do need to fish about a little if you don’t want to have too different a distribution on your nails overall.

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I haven’t tried removing it yet so I can’t judge if it will be a pain but I always assume it will be anyway.

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So there you have it, a little look at whats on my nails right now!

I’ve got some belated mentions – stuff that were on my nails that I had shot but not mentioned – which I’ll probably compile into an entry or at least post up real quick without too many words. I’m guessing not everyone wants to read my rambles all the time, heh.

 

Thanks for reading!

Dior Vernis in Lady and Eclosion Topcoat are Limited Edition (for Spring 2015).

I don’t have the price for now (sorry about that!) but these are already available at Dior counters island-wide!

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Snapshots of Dior Addict's Growing Family

Well, trust me now there are better representations to come of Dior’s esteemed and growing population of the Dior Addict clan.

It started with the rouge, that certainly got a lot of people addicted to the brand. From here on I believe my knowledge is a little fuzzy so don’t quote me on the facts but since then, the range has expanded to their Haus of Parfums, and now even spreading their sensual lure to your peepers.

A good while back we had the opportunity to check out (I shan’t say preview since items were already launched then) the expanding Dior Addict family – get a whiff of the new and alluring Dior Addict EDT as well as swatch the vibrant pops of addictive It-Line (eyeliner) and It-Lash (Mascara) shades.

The whole experience was swift and… productive, I should say.

Though given the quick setting the snaps, set up and such were a little short but hey, let’s just say the shimmery golden backdrop is there to signify how fabulous the Dior Addict range is. Yes?

First things first, the fragrance named after the line itself – Dior Addict Eau de Toilette.

Since we are on the topic of Addict fragrances, Dior Singapore (not sure if its the same internationally) seems to have done away with the Eau Delice fragrance which I had heard was quite popular with a certain group of fresh, juicy, berry scent lovers.

If you are expecting Dior Addict EDT to smell likewise then, I am sorry, it does not.

This one smells… very interesting. Almost a little generic at first spritz but once you let it settle and sit on your skin, the scent that greets you is quite beautiful. To a certain extent it is a ‘commercial’ fragrance and doesn’t play heavily on peculiar notes but at the same time the meld of sweet, soft, floral and powdery notes that greet you almost make it feel like some scent journey into a feminine wonderland.

Now I’m not going to dedicate this whole post to describing the scent so I’ll just say that it is positively delightful. I fell in love at first spritz and have a deluxe sample bottle on hand which I have been loving and using.

For your reference, the notable notes are Sicilian mandarin, Jasmine Sambac, Tunisian neroli, Sandalwood, and Vanilla amongst a blend of others.

On a side-note, Neroli seems to be my recent scent obsession these days. I will gladly bathe in anything that is Neroli (Orange Blossom / Bitter Orange) these days.

So uplifting, zesty in a perfectly dainty way and unobtrusive.

Anyway, back to the rest of the Dior Addict line up.

After having reintroduced Dior Addict to their existing Addict fragrance line up of Eau Fraiche (pink bottle) and Eau de Parfum (dark blue bottle), the Addict range has overflowed back into the makeup realm of things and found home in a range of eye-wear.

Beautifully embodying the aesthetic essence of Dior Addict with a square-ish built and that signature CD knob atop, the It-Lash and It-Line range consists of 4 sleek tubes of colors each – a pink, an electric blue, a mid-tone purple and of course a classic black.

Sadly, the pop shades are limited edition and last I heard, they were in high demand so I’m not sure if they are sold out right now but if so, I wish Dior would bring them back seasonally because the colored variants are such a collectible.

Sure the shades aren’t unique to the point they can’t be duped but to have this vibrant a slick of color in such a chic packaging with Dior engraved upon, isn’t that just ticking all the right boxes for a makeup collector / hoarder? Hurhur.

For the sake of the black, with it being permanent and all, I will be doing a proper review of how this wears and looks on so keep a look out for that if the It-Lash or It-Lines interest you.

In the meanwhile here’s a quick eye swatch I did, at the event, of the lovely purple liner.

I didn’t bother with swatching It-Lash at the event but I do have the pink (or was it blue?) one on hand to showcase if you are interested!

So, like I said, this is a quick snapshot and rough sweep of the Dior Addict range and while I have a mind to get a proper, well thought out, curated-almost sort of a post up, I figured given how these are selling like hot cakes I had better churn something out first.

Here’s the rundown again:

Dior Addict’s EDT is new and permanent to the fragrance line.

It-Lash and It-Lines are new and only the black shade is permanent. The colored pops are all Limited Edition (why, Dior, why?).

I don’t have the price off the top of my head but with Dior, if you want it, you are usually willing to pay for it, yes?

With that I will check back with you again with my reviews once they are ready. Though in the meanwhile if you are hoping down to pick up anything from the Addict range, why not flash this instagram picture of mine!

You could stand to get a 3 piece goodie bag, if stocks are still available.

It’s a great way to give the perfume a spritz, try out the It-Lash formula and also give the Fluid Sticks a go if you have been eyeing them.

Thank you for reading and TGIF~

I’m off to check out Bar Naked this evening, would I be seeing anyone else there?