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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