As part of the Dior Holiday Collection, there are 4 new shades launched. To put it simple, there is black, red, silver and gold. All festive colors.
I was sent a bottle of Lady, it’s a round shape bottle which reminds me of those ornaments that you hang on the Christmas tree.
This Lady is a pearly white with metallic finish. It’s a color that I would like to love, but at a glance I knew it’s not easy to handle. The brush is soft and long, which really doesn’t help much with the thick formula.
For some reasons, this sort of finish has a tendency to be really streaky and uneven. True enough, it’s really hard to get an even coating without looking streaky with visible holes. With that said, it’s still quite long lasting. I could wear it for a week before I see any tip wear.
It’s such a pity considering that it’s a really versatile color. I tried wearing it on its own but I just couldn’t stand the sight of the obvious imperfection.
The logical thing to do would be…covering it with nail art.
Since I didn’t have much time on hand, I wanted to go for something something that I have done before to minimize the trial and error. Since this Lady is quite a pretty base, I decided to recreate a Cath Kidston nail art that I have attempted before. It’s fairly easy to create and it doesn’t require precision.
You will need: Base & top coat, any favorite base color. Here I am using: a hot pink from Etude House, Dior Lagoon, and Lady. You will need also a dotting tool and a tiny art brush and acrylic paint.
Start with the easy first. Using a dotting tool, pick up Lady and dot on the pink base. And I alternated the colors on my pink.
Then, for the featured nail, I used a blue and painted some blobs of colors to represent flowers.
While for the Lady base, I did the same, but a neater bloom.
I am using a top coat from a-England (The Shield), it dries pretty fast and doesn’t thicken up. I find that the base and top from OPI tends to thicken up over time and it’s really annoying since it will create air bubbles and leave shrieks of the coat.
Using a green, add some details of the leaves. Let dry, use a top coat and you are done!
It’s simple to do yet looks like a lot of effort has been put into it 😉