dior vernis 943


I had a bit of a Christmas moment again when I received a big package from the PR of LVMH a few weeks back. It contained so many pretty things. One of them was a little grey box with Dior written on it. So you know it must be something good inside there, right? I opened it and squeeled because what did I see? Two mini  Dior Vernis nail polishes being all cute and pretty! I love the formula of Dior nail polishes and they wear really well on the nails too, so I was a happy little blogger that day! I love how the box has two very different colours, something very soft and natural and a very strong vampy shade.


dior vernis in 108 and 943

dior vernis brush detail

dior vernis mini vs full size

mini version vs full version


Mini versions like these are not for sale but you can find them as a gift with purchase if you are lucky. It’s a great way to experience the formula and the colour. I was quite pleased to see that the mini version contains 7 ml which is actually really good! The full versions come in 10 ml bottles and go for 22 euro. They have a silver cap that you remove and then you’ll see the actual cap. The brush is wide and flat but the minis have a classic brush. It’s a bit trickier to work with, but it works. I’m not sure how I missed out on this but I checked the shade selection and was quite surprised about the amount of colours that they have to offer. I see some really yummy summery shades that I want to pick up!


dior vernis 108

dior vernis ivory


Ivory is a milky pale pink. It kind of reminds me of ballerinas somehow. Like this is what they would wear on their nails. It has a very nice glossy finish. This shade is not really meant to go fully opaque, you can still see some of your own nails peeking though. But for me this is a very nice way to achieve a very easy manicured look. Depending on how many layers you use, you get more opacity or less. I thought it would clash a bit with my warm toned skin but it actually looks really pretty! I love how clean and polished my nails look with Ivory so this is definitely a winner in my book!


dior rouge garconne

dior vernis rouge garconne


Rouge Garconne is very deep wine red. It has a bit of brown to it but the burgundy red dominates. It’s a great balance of the two and great for anyone looking for a darker wine red nail polish. It has a glossy finish, maybe a bit less than ‘Ivory’. It’s really good pigmented and two layers of this is all you need. I do advise to use a topcoat over this to keep the colour clean. This is such a classic shade and a must have in your nail polish collection! It’s great for days like this, or at some evening party. It’s bold but with a lot of style and that’s why I’m really loving this.


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I didn’t expect to love Ivory that much. I usually opt for brighter, bolder, glittery nail polishes but Ivory reminded me that understated and simple does the job as well. Rouge Garconne is love but that doesn’t come much as a surprise I guess, haha. I was actually on the hunt for a perfect deep wine red like that so I was so pleased with this. Which one is your favourite?

37 comments - Reply

  1. Teri, do you think Rouge Garconne has purplish undertones? I wonder if it’s same as Chanel’s Rouge Noir or Essie’s Wicked.. Any idea? Thanks!!

    • Hey Ra,

      I don’t own any of those shades that you mentioned but I looked it up and from what I can see they are both pretty similar. Chanel seems to have a bit more red while Essie has a bit more brown. If you have a cooler skin tone, Rouge Garconne will look more purple on you. I guess it’s something in between but it does lean more purple, yes ^^. Hope this helps!

  2. Hi Teri,

    Both Ivory and Rouge Garconne are beautiful! Deep reds and delicate pinks are such classics, and it’s no surprise Dior has executed them so well :)

  3. I prefer Ivory, such a beautiful colour!

  4. Hi Teri,
    Your pictures look so good! It makes me wanna grab these polishes soon! Rouge Garconne look so sexy on your hand :D

  5. Love the Ivory polish, both very classic and pretty!

  6. What a great, classic duo. This is one every gal should own :)

  7. Beautiful shades. x

  8. Ivory looks gorgeous! This is the shade I have been looking for.

  9. Just lovely! Even lovelier in the white box! I adore the Rouge Garconne! I love my vampy reds!!

  10. oooo both of these shades look quite nice on you! :)

  11. That ivory would be a gorgeous bridal color. So pretty

  12. I love both shades! and I think they’re both classic chic!!!! Do you wear base coat or top coat in the pictures? The swatches are just lovely.

  13. Die donkerrode kleur ziet er echt fantastisch mooi uit !

  14. Dat doosje met de lakjes in, prachtige foto ! De lakjes zien er super mooi uit.

  15. Oh my god, ik houd van je fotografie! Zou je daarover een keer een artikel aan willen wijden? Yak Man gaf mij de tip, dankjewel Yak Man. :p Mooie nagellakken van Dior, romig om te zien en een schitterende dekking. :) Zelfs Ivory dekt prima, dat je nagels er tussendoor schijnen vind ik wel wat hebben!

    • Aaaw, dank je Cynthia! Ik zal er al op te broeden op het idee, maar heb niet zo meteen een zinnig iets te zeggen, lol! Maar het gaat er denk ik wel ooit eens aankomen!

  16. OK this is hard. Rouge Garconne is something I’d naturally reach for, but I do like how clean your nails look with Ivory too!

  17. i really love the red one! very beautiful!

  18. De rode lak staat je prachtig Teri!

  19. rouge garconne is mijn favoriet :)

  20. Beautiful nude and elegant berry. Such a great color combo.

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