Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

Hey everyone!

Normally, I my website follows a tight schedule of posts. But today will be an exception, as yesterday I’ve bought nail lacquer from Dior’s Holiday Collection 2012. It is magnificent and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! So, today’s extra post will be devoted to Diva.

Packaging and design:

The whole collection is in gold. The Grand Bal really speaks for itself: it is chique, gold, for a special occasion. Normally, Dior’s products are packed in the deep blue packages, but this time it was all gold. I love it! It is so pretty and underlines one more time that it is a limited edition. I loved the packaging the moment I saw the promo, I must say, I was not disappointed. Diva is in lovely round tube with a golden cover. I imagined though that that the size would be slightly bigger. But like this, it is even prettier.

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

Packaging and design mark: 10 out of 10.

Brush:

I was a bit disappointed here as I am a fan of typical wide brushes from Dior. This one is not like them: it is a ‘standard’ brush. Nevertheless, it gives you a good coverage, easy to work with. Actually, after 1 application your coat is already good enough, it is even. The only thing is it is slightly more difficult to work your cuticule zone. But this is a tiny disadvantage.

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

Brush: 8 out of 10.

Texture:

The texture is just perfect! As I said, with only 1 coat your manicure is already almost perfect. It doesn’t leave any stripes, nothing. Although, you will not see much of the shimmer with 1 coat. It is better to apply 2 coats, that way shimmer will be more visible. And if you apply top coat after that, you will enjoy all the speculiarities of the color.

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

Texture: 10 out of 10.

Color:

Dark night, sky and the stars…This is how I see this color. The base is deep black. The stars are magic, as they should be during the Christmas: they are golden and fuschsia-pink. This  shimmer was the reason I first believed the polish was very dark purple, but it turned out not to be true.

I was afraid that this polish would appear plain black on the nails. Fortunately, this is not the case: this black is deep, dark, beautiful. Even if we do not see shimmer from far away, it does it’s job perfectly well, preventing this lacquer from being ‘simple’ and ‘plain’. I must say though, that ‘diva’ adores electric lighting: this is when we see its beauty at its best.

 

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva
Color: 9.5 out of 10.

General opinion:

I am very happy with it! I can’t even remember the last time a sneak peek photos made me desire something this much. I went out searching for this polish as soon as collection went out! And I was not disappointed. This is a love from first sight. If you liked this lacquer, I advise you to hurry up as this is a limited edition.

General mark: 10 out of 10.

More pictures:

1 coat, flash:

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

2 coats, daylight:

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

2 coats, flash:

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

2 coats and topcoat, daylight:

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

2 coats and topcoat, flash:

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

Dior Grand Bal Vernis 901 Diva

What do you think of ‘Diva’? Are you planning to buy something from the Holiday Collections 2012?

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