I like doing my own manicure at home, but just like any nail polish addict, along with all sorts of fun, crazy colors, I have lots of treatments, top coats, and masks for my beautiful nails! I came upon this pretty little pink bottle of the Dior Nail Glow Instant French Manicure Effect Whitening Nail Care and I had to try it out.
I did know what the product entailed, since there are dozens of these treatments on the market and I’ve tried a few myself in the past. All of them are said to visually whiten the half-moon of the nail and give it a healthy glow. Ideally, it should make your nails like you’ve had a french manicure. You get beautifully groomed nails and a naked look.
I’ve been painting my nails for as long as I remember and unfortunately they have yellowed, even though I always put on a base coat, but it’s still no help. So, anything that claims to whiten the nails is pretty important to me!
The consistency of Dior Nail Glow feels like a gel, it’s pink in color, applies effortlessly, distributes evenly, doesn’t leak and the excellent brush covers the whole nail in one go. It dries quickly, which is nice, since you can do a 2 min manicure. It lasts for 2-3 days, I’d say.
As you can tell from the pics, I’m sad to say that Dior Nail Glow does not fix my yellow nails problem. 🙁 It looks good overall, nice shine and subtle color, but half of the nail still looks yellow. So the “nail glow” part does work, but now the “whitening” part! However, I’ll still use it, because I do love the result, and it also nicely freshens up my colored nails when I use it as a top coat.
1) Naked nails 2) 1 layer of Dior Glow 3) 2 layers of Dior Glow
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If you haven’t found that ideal black or are worried about pulling it off, please read on.
It took me a while to be comfortable with the idea of wearing black nail polish. Before, I always felt like it was only something that a self-proclaimed punk and goth would wear, but in the recent years I’ve started to fall in love with this color on my nails.
This particular nail polish is everything you could dream of – thin, but supple texture that goes on evenly and doesn’t emphasize any nail irregularities. For an ideal coverage, you need two layers. Thanks to the very useful flexible brush, the polish goes on perfectly and I barely needed to do any touchups.
It dries fairly quickly, in about 15 mins. It has a really great shine to it, but I personally still put a top coat on. It stays on the nails for about three days.
The removal is easy and seamless. At first, I was worried that a color like this would leave some “aftercolor” behind on the nail or would take forever to get off, but thankfully that’s not the case.
All in all, it’s an incredible classy, statement color, and even the bottle has a strong and elegant design – a must have for any nail polish addict!
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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour #559 Frenzy
One of my of my favourite nail polish colours is Frenzy! Probably its strongest selling point is in its complex shade. It’s a light “greige” colour that works with so many outfits and occasions. It fits me perfectly, gives my hands a certain lightness and sophistication. The polish is quite watery, and I always put on two coats, because you get stripey with just one. With three, though, you do lose that airiness. It dries in about 15 minutes and I always feel like I want to put on a glossy top coat, because unfortunately it loses its sheen on the second day for me. This nail polish wears really nicely for 4 days and is practically intact by the end – I almost feel bad for removing it! This nail polish is definitely in my top 10!
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Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour # 661 Precious Beige
This is my absolute go-to colour! It’s a beautiful pink-beige with a bit of pizzaz. It contains sparkling microshimmer, which gives the polish a chameleon-like ability that makes it work with every colouring. If you don’t have time for a full manicure, you only need one layer of Precious Beige and you get perfectly presentable hands for either everyday or special occasions. The texture of the nail polish is watery, goes on flawlessly and distributed well on the nail. A second coat gives it shine and volume and you don’t even need a top coat. It dries in minutes and wears for up to 4 days. In my opinion, it’s a universally-flattering shade. Here are some photos under different lighting.
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