Magnetic Nail Polish

Dior 802

Tuesday, 27 August, 2013
Dior 802

Dior 802 is part of the three polishes for their Mystic Metallics Collection for fall 2013.

This is the dud of the collection, to be honest. Dior is far too behind the curve on the metallic thing. Been there, done that…rode the ride, got the t-shirt and gave the t-shirt away to charity. Kind of like what I want to do with this…

Metallic nail polishes are hit and miss with me and Dior 802 was a big miss. I even tried a different magnet from the wave pattern in the default magnet that was provided by Dior.

First off, Dior 802 is a gorgeous deep grey that frankly, doesn’t need the metallic pattern. It’s a bit like gilding the lily.

The formula for this wasn’t that great – it was thick and it took a while to dry. More than likely the culprit was the magnetic particles in the polish. If you like grey polish, go for it. However, if you’re looking for metallics, this is not the metallic polish for you – there are better ones out there and for a much cheaper price!

As always, please click on the image which will double in size…then click on the image again (it will triple in size!) to view the photo in its original size.

Dior 802

Dior 802, Macro

Pretty macro!

Dior 802

This all just looks distorted, don’t you think?

Dior 802

Faint wavy metallic.

Dior 802

In this shot you can see the star magnet I tried to use vs the default wave magnet. Maybe I’ll revisit this shade after a while…then again, maybe not.

Someone asked me why I don’t use a light box – I’ll be honest: I don’t think light boxes truly reflect what a color is like in real life. While I think a light box can get you prettier, edgier shots of a polish, I don’t think it’s very realistic. So while my images may not be as richly saturated with jewel tones or deep hues, you are getting a real-life look at the polish in action.

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À bientôt!



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