I have loved painting my nails since I was a child. Like all little girls, I too used to borrow my mother’s nail polishes and applied them on my nails. They were not allowed in my school but I always used to manage to hide it from my teachers. This love of mine towards nail polishes grew with age and today I have more than 150 bottles of nail polishes. I know, I know that they are too much, but trust me it is really difficult for me to part with them. I have tried polishes from many different brands, but I never found it useful to invest in a high-end nail polish until I tried an Inglot polish and fell in love with it. This made me curious and I started trying polishes from other pricey brands too. Today I’ll be taking about one such high-end polish from my collection ‘Dior Vernis Nail Enamel in Milly’
Price: $27 for 10 ml of product (Dior polishes are highly priced)
Discover the new-generation Dior Vernis and its ingenious formula that plays up the gel effect. Colour creation draws inspiration from the colour charts of the couture collections, boasting a sweeping range that includes Iconic shades emblematic of Dior, It-shades on the pulse of fashion, bold Statement shades you can’t resist, and the Essentials, those timeless basics.
1. Apply a thin coat of Base Coat Abricot.
2. Apply an initial, very thin coat of Dior Vernis, starting in the center of the nail and then continuing to the sides. Follow with a second, more generous coat to add depth to the colour.
3. Maximize shine with a coat of Top Coat Abricot or Gel Coat.
Softer, longer, and flat with a rounded tip, the user-friendly design of the new Dior Vernis brush ensures flawless application—even for beginners.
Shine. “Gel Coat” resins with intense purity combined with a Techno-Polymer transform each coat of enamel into a film as smooth and shiny as glass.
Hold. Enriched with organic silicon, the new Dior Vernis strengthens the nail surface for extra-long wear. The Techno-Polymer creates a seamless bond between the nail and the enamel. For really long staying power.
Feed your colour addiction with the new Dior Vernis, formulated without toluene, formaldehyde, phthalates or camphor.
My take on the product:
I was super happy to receive this polish as a gift from one of my cousins who lives in the United States. She gave me this polish with a bunch of other products from Dior and Bobbi Brown.
Packaging: The first thing that I noticed about the polish was its packaging, though very simple, I loved it. To me, it yells luxury. Dior polish comes in a square shaped glass bottle with a silver coloured mirror finished lid. The outer lid closes with a click which makes it safe to travel with. The silver lid has a black coloured screw on lid underneath.
Colour: Milly is a peachy orange coloured polish which belongs to Dior Vernis Couture Color range which is a gel formulation long wear nail lacquer. The colour is completely free of any kind of shimmer and has a glossy finish even without a top coat. Milly is an everyday easy to wear colour which can be worn with the majority of skin tones.
Texture: Being a gel formula, this polish is not very flowy to apply. It does come out thick. The company suggests to apply a first thin layer followed by a second thicker layer of the polish but to me, there was no thin coat. Even the first coat came out to be thick.
Pigmentation and Staying power: The colour becomes opaque in the second application and it stays for a decent time. I want my polishes to stay for at least 3-4 days without chipping or fading and this one does so but only with a top coat. If no top coat is applied the colour starts to fade on the very next day and unlike my choice, it chips too.
Pros of Dior Vernis Nail Enamel in Milly:
- Beautiful everyday colour
- Gel formulation makes the application easier
- perfect wand size
- Gives a glossy shine even without a top coat
Cons of Dior Vernis Nail Enamel in Milly:
- Does not work well without a top coat
Overall, I like the way the colour and the bottle looks, it does make me feel luxurious, but $27 is way too pricey for a polish that can not stay put even for 2 days without a top coat. I am not 100% sure about re buying the polish but I do have another shade and I would love to give it a try too. But for this colour I might not buy it again, especially not for $27.