Apr 072013

Dior Spring 2013 Nail composite

Dior’s new Summer 2013 nail polish collection is phenomenal. Dior has included four shades: Dior Princess, Spring Ball, Delice and Diablotine ($24 each). The colors have a stunning shimmer fleck, a gorgeous formula, and saturated yet sophisticated color. In addition, Dior has developed a new formula Dior Gel Coat topcoat ($24) that gives a glossy, plushy shine that is intended to evoke the look of a gel manicure with far easier removal and no special light required. The combination is gorgeous, as the topcoat brings out the shine and color of this new Dior collection beautifully. The gel topcoat was used on all of these images. Without the gel, the polishes have a satin finish.

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My favorite is Dior Diablotine, a deep red with fuchsia pink tones and a dash of coral orange. This is complicated and amazing. Summer 2013, I’m ready! The glass fleck is visible in both indoor and outdoor light, when the light hits. This is a shockingly beautiful, saturated red, it makes me happy just to look down at my nails and see this color. Love. I ordered a second one yesterday because this one is a “good to the last bit” sort of color for me. This is almost a one-coat wonder, but looks richer with two. The formula is smooth and perfect.

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Dior Delice is a bright shimmery coral. This is a beautiful color to wear with summer colors that include blues, yellows, peaches.

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Dior Delice looks like a juicy tangerine:

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Dior Spring Ball is a beautiful soft warm pink coral with a beautiful shimmer:

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Spring Ball is such a soft color, it’s perfect for a pretty everyday color. Applied:

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Dior Princess is a soft cool pink. This is aptly named, the rich shimmer gives a beautiful rich shimmer to this very soft flattering pink:

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Dior Princess applied:

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The Dior Gel Coat works on any nail polish, and gives a hard, glossy shine. It’s certainly held up beautifully over the past few days. It’s a great topcoat, and I’m glad that Dior has invested in this often-overlooked basic. Excellent.

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Although this will do better for longevity than a standard top coat, it will not give the recommended two weeks that is expected by at-home light-baked gels. However, there is no acetone or special treatment needed for removal. I used Zoya Remove+, and found that the Dior Gel Coat removes as easily as an Essie, Seche Vite, and other standard topcoats on the market.

The formula and dry time on all of these was excellent. I’m so happy that Dior released this beautiful set.

Dior Summer 2013 nail polishes are available at Nordstrom.com (the gel topcoat is here), Sephora.com, and other Dior counters and sources everywhere.

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  18 Responses to “Dior Summer 2013 Summer Nails: Princess, Spring Ball, Delice, Diablotine Review”

  1. I have Spring Ball and it’s phenomenal! Can’t wait for the launch (3 more days) because I’d love to check out the gel coat as well as some of the lipsticks <3

  2. Hi Amy, I can’t get enough of Diablotine — it’s definitely the most stunning of the collection and I can’t resist a good red 🙂

  3. I wish we had a Dior counter over here. Do you think Delice will be suitable for olive skin tones?
    Thank you for posting & happy Sunday to you!!!

  4. Cannot wait to get my hands on the diablotine nailpolish and the lipstick as well.

  5. hi amy!! happy sunday!! thankyou for this wonderful review!!! could you please suggest a base coat? thankyou very much!!! xo.

    • Hi Wendy, I didn’t use a base on these. The longevity with the Dior Gel Topcoat has been good, even without a base. I’ve been using Essie’s Feed Me most these days. I went through a 2-week phase of wearing nothing but Dior Lucky with Essie Feed Me underneath and Essie Good to Go on top. This combination really protected my nails and the color lasted nicely.

      For other basecoat options, I also like Deborah Lippmann’s Rehydrating and Dior’s Ridge Filler. I used to use CND Stickey, which is a good product, but I can use any of the others alone on very rushed days. The CND Stickey can’t be because, well, it’s sticky. 🙂

      • thankyou very, very much amy!! i have not used any of these and will look forward to trying all of your suggestions! i can’t wait to read your next reviews! i hope you have a happy week!! xxxxx

  6. These are gorgeous and are perfect for the season. I’ll definitely want to get the gel coat.

  7. Diablotine does look great. It might end up being my first Dior nailpolish!

    Spring Ball reminds a bit of my beloved Chanel Morning Rose, except with more coral.

  8. Thank you for the swatches! Diablotine and Spring Ball look so gorgeous. They seem to already be sold out on Sephora.com. Thank goodness Nordstrom.com still had them, so I placed an order ASAP. Can’t wait to try them!

  9. I checked out the Gel Top Coat from Sabrina’s review, I just have not used it yet, mostly bec I am a bare nail kinda girl. But I got sucked into it.

  10. Dior has been on a roll as of late! I am definitely getting all 3 nail polishes, Diabolitine is already sold out at Sephora! I can’t wait to see swatches from the Bird of Paradise collection. Do you know when that will be launching?

  11. I love the new polishes! I picked o Delice and Diablotine, the 2nd is definitely my favorite! I went a bit crazy for the collection, it was just stunning!

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  14. Wow! Diablotine looks diabolically stunning! Really like its hue on your nails. I’m definitely gonna get that one. Perhaps Spring Ball for everyday all-purpose use too…

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