Dior Vernis Czarina Gold, Timeless Gold, Bronze Libertine, and Pink Kimono

During the last week I picked up 4 bottles of Dior nail vernis. That was a lot from Dior. Normally they only release seasonal nail polishes at 1 or 2 colors the most. This time I feel like it’s Christmas time already for me. As far as I know, 2 of them are from Holiday 2010, 916 Czarina Gold and 226 Timeless Gold. The other 2 I got were 706 Bronze Libertine and 483 Pink Kimono. These are actually revamped version of Dior polish with new brush design. The outside packaging still looks the same though. I’ll show you what the brush looks like in a bit.

From left to right, 916 Czarina Gold, 226 Timeless Gold, 706 Bronze Libertine and last but not least 483 Pink Kimono.

I had the Czarina Gold on for a couple days before I took it off. I kind of like the color, it’s that deep rich chocolate brown with small gold glitters which shows up beautifully under the sun. But I’m not a fan of it’s finish. It’s not as smooth as other Dior polishes. You can definitely feel the glitters without a top coat. Since I was going to take it off anyways I didn’t bother with a top coat.

What an interesting color! It seems green doesn’t it?

Now it looks more black.

With flash

Now let’s take a look at the rest colors.

483 Pink Kimono. It’s a lovely hot bubble gum pink with almost matt finish. I really love it.

With flash.

706 Bronze Libertine. It’s a lighter shade of brown with subtle shimmers. The finish is a lot smoother than the Czarina Gold. I actually like this a lot better.

With flash.

226 Timeless Gold. The color is a cool toned silver with gold undertone.

With flash.

So which one is your favorite? Now let’s talk about the new brush. It’s wider and flatter than the old version. Supposedly it’s easier to apply and the new formula will make the polish last longer.

For the ones who might be curious about how my nails look with the UV gels. Here are some pictures that I took after taking off those Dior polishes. The first one is with ibd introductory kit pink and white. It’s been a week and a half so you can see a small gap between my nails and the cuticle area. There’s no chipping or peeling, absolutely great.

And this one is with OPI Axxiúm soak off system. I actually put Bubble Bath as my first layer and then Princesses Rule on top. I I took this picture 4 days after I did my nails.

So as you can see the Axxiúm looks more natural but it was not as durable as the ibd, at least for the soak off formula. I haven’t tried the ibd soak off so I’m not comparing them apple to apple. Also the Axxiúm is a bit runnier than the ibd so you need to be careful, or else you’ll have a hard time wiping off the sides. The ibd gels are truly odorless but Axxiúm has a tiny bit of an acid smell. It was too bad though. Color wise if you’re a fan of OPI then you’ll most likely like the Axxiúm. You can also find the regular nail polish just in case you need a touch up. But ibd offers some nice colors as well. Honestly I love both systems and they both look great and easy to do.

10 Responses to Dior Vernis Czarina Gold, Timeless Gold, Bronze Libertine, and Pink Kimono

  1. Blair October 20, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    FL, this is the first time I get to see your nails! You usually swatch them on those thingys – what are they called again?

    226 Timeless Gold is my kind of colour! Shall head off to a Dior counter this weekend =D

  2. AnnaYJia October 20, 2010 at 12:55 AM

    Oh I like all the colors you got ! and you’re so good in apply nail color =)
    I always create a mess when I apply nail color ! haha..

  3. Lulu October 20, 2010 at 1:31 AM

    your nails look great!! and those are some gorgeous colors you picked up, I especially love the bronzy one!

  4. Dina (XYYan) October 20, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    love the first color, it looks different with different angles! I wish my nails are as pretty as yours!

  5. May October 20, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    I absolutely love the rose kimono!

  6. Cherry October 21, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    226 Timeless Gold is SUPER pretty!^0^ Love your nail polish hauls!
    P.S.: I have my Naruko skincare post on my blog now. I hope it will be helpful when you pick out things to try~^0^

  7. Nic nic October 26, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    The bronze and the Czarina Gold both look really interesting. Perfect muddy colours hehe

  8. Betty November 16, 2010 at 1:14 AM

    Dior Vernis Timeless Gold is very beautiful. love it.

  9. Grace December 30, 2010 at 8:57 AM

    Oh my goodness! I love Rose Kimono! It’s so pretty.

  10. MissBrooke May 12, 2011 at 5:56 AM

    How cool! The selection of shades matches the UD Roller girl pallette perfectly! Lol


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