Category: Dior

Review – Dior Vernis No. 382 Destin


Yum yum yum.  I’m a little in love with Dior’s Autumn-Winter Metallics Collection.  I have bought the Bonne Etoile palette, and used it, but like a div I forgot to swatch it.  I’ll make up for that shortly!

Today I want to show you the fab nail polish that is Destin.  I would describe this as a metallic lavender that has a discernible warm-leaning mauve/beige cast in certain lights.Nails2

This is slightly frosty, and if you are not careful, you will get visible brush strokes.  However, as frosts go, I think the brush strokes are minimal, undoubtedly due to the flat tapered brush.


Application was a breeze – one coat nearly does it, and two is nice and plush.


The photos today are after 5 days wear – the light is beginning to get pretty crappy and today was the first day bright enough to capture it.  So, as you can see, it wears well.  Apart from on the corner of my thumbnail that always chips.  Gah.

As I mentioned in my last post, this is selling out fast.  Two counters that I visited had already sold out, despite them only hitting the shops in the UK last week.


Are you tempted by Destin?  Or do you have fear of the frost?


Love, SnailPolish x


September Pay Day Wish List

Very short wish list this month! And very short waiting time too, as both have been bought tested, and are ready to blog.

Dior’s A/W collection only hit the counters this week, and already Destin has sold out at a couple of the ones that I visited. It’s hot, hot, hot! Get it whilst you can!

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What’s on your wish list this month?

August Wish List

Hurrah, payday!  My absolutely favourite time of the month!  I’m a complete spendthrift and my disposable income drains out of my account at the speed of knots on all sorts of pretties and shinies (and wine).

This month I am particularly lusting after Chanel’s Autumn Winter Superstition collection, especially the nail polishes.  I am going to the Chanel flagship store in Covent Garden next week, so may just come away with one or two.  Mysterious looks fab – a great autumn colour that will match all of my clothes.  I need to see Elixir as it may be similar enough to YSL Rose Baby Doll, which I already own, to pass on.  And I’m on the fence about Alchimie, although – damn you, Chanel, and your nifty marketing – the limited status is making me want it whether or not I love it!


I’ve also seen a fab Dior Bonne Etoile compact popping up on US blogs recently – part of the new Constellations collection, apparently.  Haven’t got a clue if/when/ever it will be available in the UK, but I love the look of it!  I think the colours will work well with my pale skin, dark hair and blue eyes.


So, that’s my list (for now).  What are you lusting after this payday?

(All images are from Temptalia’s website – thank you)