Dior Gel Effect Polishes (aka Dior Vernis Couture Colour Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer) are brilliant. It’s a brand new kind of Gel-Effect Couture Dior polish that promises a smooth, shiny, glassy finish. I swatched 13 of the launch shades and I invite you to come look and pick a favourite – or 13.
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Dior polish Tra-La-La 155
I’m finding it difficult to find the right words to describe how I feel about Dior polish.
Dior polish Incognitio 257
I mean, it was hard to find the right words when we just had the regular Dior Vernis but now that we have this Dior Gel Shine line…
Dior polish Palais Royal 403
I could talk about the redesigned brush that is like a magical thing that makes polishing an incredibly easy experience.
Dior polish Nuit 1947 970
I could talk about the consistency of the gel-effect Dior Gel Shine polish itself which is really just phenomenal in conjunction with that awesome brush.
Dior polish Wonderland 575
Or, I could talk about the perfect Dior-ness of the Gel Shine shades. But I won’t.
Dior polish Bonheur 661
You can just look and try not to fall in love.
Dior polish Front Row 769
I thought about digging through my hoard and looking for dupes and then I realized that because of the quality of the Dior Gel Shine polish, nothing I have could even come close to being the same.
Dior polish Aventure 551
Normally, a dupe is a matching shade. But while you can most likely match many of these Dior shades, you’ll never match the quality, ease of application, and the shiny gel effect.
Dior polish Pandore 754
That’s what you get in these Dior Gel Shine bottles: quality. They’re all such a treat to use and to wear.
Dior polish Rouge 999
People ask me if they really need to go out and spend $26 on a bottle of polish. I say yes.
Dior polish Massai 853
You might not need to buy all 14 of these Dior gel-effect polishes but if you buy the single shade that appeals to you most, get it home and get to polishing, you’ll absolutely understand why I speak so very highly of Dior polish.
Dior polish Mirage 338
You’ll use that bottle until it’s empty.
Dior polish Metal Montaigne 803
And because I couldn’t get my fingers into the one remaining Gel Shine shade of the 14 launch shades, here, please enjoy this stock photo.
Dior polish Junon 494
After you’re done wearing your pretty Dior Gel Shine Couture gel-effect nail polish and need to switch it out for another shade, there’s this lovely Dior remover or, you can simply use whatever remover you normally do for regular polish.
Dior Dissolvant Abricot ($20) It’s gentle, acetone-free, and pleasantly scented.
Now, simply because I can, that's one more print photo of my favourite Dior Gel Effect ShadeBonheur 661 for good measure. That picture gives me grabby hands.
Dior Gel Effect Couture Nail Polish ($26 per) is available in April 2014 at TheBay.com and Dior counters nationwide. Dior Vernis Palais Royal and Dior Vernis Gel Junon will be available at Sephora.com in May 2014.
Manicures and photos by Karen Falcon (she doesn’t let her photos play on Instagram) ©2014 BEAUTYGEEKS/imabeautygeek.com