Dior Lady was released in the Spring 2015 Kingdom of Colours release.
Lady is a nude pink. It has a ballet slipper look to me – that blush pink, nude pink type of colour. It gives a very polished and pretty look on the nail. Here’s its prettiness in the bottle:
I have had a love hate relationship with Dior Vernis in the past. They had really narrow brushes and I found they were streaky. Then they replaced the brush and I was rapt, but they didn’t change the formula and I found the formula to be chiptastic. I did acquire some pretty colours but they never lasted more than 24-48 hours before they chipped and looked horrible so I gave up on owning anymore Dior.
When the Gel Effet formula was released I read many reviews. Everyone was raving about wear time, etc and I decided to give Dior one more try. I am so happy that I did. I get at least 5-6 days chip free now without doing anything else different. So the reformulation has made a huge difference and the glossy shine has to be seen to be believed.
Now that you have got my history lesson – let’s have a look at Lady properly. I took these shots with some accent nails done in the Dior Blossoming top coat (separate review done for that one):
How gorgeous does this look? This is not a boring everyday nude. No way. It is sophisticated. Classy. Elegant. We all need this sort of colour in our stash. Something that gives interest but doesn’t speak loudly.
I have a video showing the application – you can see the size of the brush – it does get a bit difficult if you have tiny fingernails, but it’s not impossible to work with. The application is a smooth two coater and the gloss and finish is really lovely.
In the video, I mention the top coat and base that I use, plus all the manicure stuff. Here’s a quick shot of what was used on my hands:
I am growing to love these unboring nudes. I am a true loud polish and lip lover, but for work, I do need to tone it down sometimes and this sort of polish doesn’t look bare. It is so beautiful and like the name implies, all lady.
Disclaimer: I purchased Dior Lady from Myer Chadstone.