Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Dior Les Violets Hypnotiques


I got the chance to try out Dior's new nail polish collection 'Les Violets Hypnotiques' this week and I thought I'd share a few snaps with you...

The collection consists of three shades that are all... well... purple! However, these 'hypnotic' shades have a little more to them than meets the eye. What appear to be three fairly similar shades in the bottles, they are really rather different.
My pick of the bunch has to by 'Shadow', a deep aubergine shade with a very subtle gold shimmer to it. It's subtle but noticeable. It's this kind of undertone I had hoped Chanel Paradoxal would contain (it didn't!)


I also love 'Orchid' which reminds be of Tom Ford's Black Orchid shade, a deep plum that looks almost red on it's first coat. I think it's a deeply vampy, sexy shade.

My least favourite is 'Poison', a deep purple that dries down to look almost black on the nails.
The quality of the polishes is exceptional. I think they've changed the formulation since I last tried a Dior polish as they now have large, fan brushes and the polish dries with a beautifully shiny, smooth finish.

Are they worth the 17.50 price tag? It's debatable, but they're certainly a nice little luxury if you can justify buying one!
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24 comments

  1. I have a nail polish obsession - they make too many ;) But I always use a full bottle so it's definitely worth investing in colours I like.

    I like the one in the middle - that's the one I may purchase after my next payday :)

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  2. Hey fleur! They look nice but not almost £20 worth of nice!! Xxxxx

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  3. ooooooooooooh pretty xx

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  4. I am really disappointed. They all just look burgundy. I was expecting three stunning purples!

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  5. Dior nailpolishes have an amazing staying power.
    They are amazing but they are pretty expensive.
    might have to splurge on this collection though ...

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  6. the middle one is very pretty, might have to look for a dupe :-)

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  7. hmm not too fussed by these, oddly dreary for a near spring release.

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  8. The middle one is very nice, but I agree they aren't really spring colours!

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  9. Poison looks amazing, exactly the kind of colour i love to wear :)

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  10. Not impressed with these at all deffo not worth the £!!

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  11. they aren't worth the money! that's rather expensive X

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  12. I love the polishes but I don't think I could justify spending £17.50 on a polish which would be similar to Vendetta by Chanel which I love. I am impressed by how perfect your nails look though! x

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  13. I'm a bit disapointed by them!

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  14. The shades lean a little too raisin for me, but the golden shimmer in Shadow is gorgeous!

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  15. ooh the middle one is lush xx

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  16. The middle one is beaut! Love these :-)
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  17. Very pretty and chic!

    Do check out my blog for an Oscars fashion post :-)
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  18. Last two are my favourites. I like dark nail polishes a lot! :)
    nena.

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  19. I quite like the almost black/purple polish but a little too expensive for me. I will stick with my opi. jackie x

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  20. I love the middle one!! Is that the Orchid shade? It's gorgeous! We just attended a Dior event this past weekend & posted a photo haul on our video. We're slightly obsessed with the brand! ;)

    xo ~
    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  21. I'm guessing the middle is Shadow? More something for winter to be honest, but it does have a lovely shimmer. I was so disappointed with Paradoxal, mine is still languishing in the back of a drawer somewhere!

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  22. I like them, but they are too expensive for me ;)

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  23. They look really pretty, but the colours are too wintery and we're almost in Spring! Love the middle one.
    xxx
    Charlotte Couture Blog

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