Oh I’ve been wanting to get this post done for ages as I’m so excited about it! I had so many other things I needed to blog about and I had so many photos to sort out of this lot that I kept putting it off. All done now though so now I’m just excited to share this with you. Of course you’ll find most of these have already been covered by other bloggers but I’m keen to share anyway!
First up, the much coveted Waterlily nail varnish. Greens aren’t really my thing but I was so taken with this particular shade I had to grab it. It is a lovely green with a hint of shimmer, and light rose scent. The rose scent really only lasts a day or two before being lost altogether and it wasn’t all that strong to start with, that’s fine by me, I didn’t buy it for the scent, it does however smell nice!
Absolutely beautiful for Spring but I don’t care if it’s Spring or not this joins the ranks of the rare few polishes that I’ve removed because it was chipped and reapplied straight away. I love it that much.
The next thing I picked up was a Rouge Dior lipstick in Corolle Pink or Rose Corolle, I’m not actually sure which is the actual name since both are written on the box. It looks quite peachy in the bullet but on me, although slightly sheer, it’s definitely a pink. The picture of it on my lips is absolutely terrible, I’m sorry.
I can’t quite pull this shade off to be totally honest, it does work as part of the whole look and it’s very Spring like but it’s not the best suited to me. It won’t stop me wearing it though. This is my first Dior lipstick and the texture and finish are gorgeous, very lightly glossy and nicely moisturising but without too much “slip”, YSL Rouge Volupte, I’m looking at you.
Now for something a little more exciting, one of the two Eyeshadow palettes from the Garden Party collection. I picked the greens version for two reasons, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it and I knew the pinks and purples version wouldn’t suit me too well. Anyway, the one I’ve photographed actually ended up going back as it was damaged, but I replaced like for like, it’s so gorgeous!
The colours are to die for, that soft yellow on the bottom left is my favourite but I do love them all. I managed to put together an eye look that does them no justice at all and I’m sure you could create something really wonderful with these colours, but here we go anyway.
Just beautiful and perfect for Spring, the shimmer in these is very light, it’s not sparkle city with these, but they aren’t satin or matte either, and there’s no fall out whatsoever, these are smooth as butter. Beautiful. Really delighted with this.
Finally, the Rosy Glow Blush. I wanted this, I wasn’t sure it’d work on me but I had to have it. Rosy Glow is designed to use the moisture of your skin to enhance the product. So in essence, it will be different on everyone. You apply to your cheekbones and leave it, the colour gradually intensifies. If you want more, you add more. In the pan it is both beautiful and terrifying! The second picture is far more representative of the colour in the pan. Bright candy pink.
Swatches are pretty useless since they tell you nothing much, I’ve done one anyway so you can see, but a) my camera has washed it out slightly and b) it’s immediately after applying and not intensified on my cheekbone.
As for how it looks on, well I’ve got a couple of shots that should give you some idea of how it is on me.
And there we have it, all the bits I bought from the Spring Dior collection which is an absolute beaut! I could have gone for more of the lip products, there are some lovely lipsticks and glosses, but I had to stop somewhere! Does anything from this collection take your fancy? I think it’s my favourite Spring collection, even though it’s not the most suited to me!
I’m also really looking forward to Lancome and Chanel. This year, I’m in love with all the collections, so far though its a toss up between Dior and Clarins. We shall see what the other collections bring!