Dior Vernis Garden Party Spring 2012 Collection 504 Waterlily 694 Forget-Me-Not Swatch and Review

In a garden party, I usually visualize a large floral area full of pinks and roses. There are also little animals and creatures such as rabbits and squirrels hopping around. Dior captured the image of a spring garden in the latest collection for Spring 2012. Here are the first two items, Waterlily and Forget-Me-Not nail polishes.

Dior has been adventuring some new packaging design lately. Instead of regular navy blue color, we’ve seen black and gold from Mitzah collection, now for the spring 2012 Garden Party collection, we have shiny silver. Besides the packaging change, the polishes are also infused with rose scent which lasts up to 4 days.

504 Waterlily / 694 Forget-Me-Not

Let’s first focus on 504 Waterlily. The color is a soft shimmery green that resembles the lily pads.

Upon opening the bottle, I immediately smell the subtle rose scent. I haven’t been able to test how long the scent lasts but it is really beautiful and addicting. The consistency on Waterlily is thicker than normal and you can simply get away with one thick coat. But if you are light-handed, you will notice bare spots. The swatch below I wanted to show you a comparison of how it looks with thick coat (middle finger), medium coat (ring finger) and thin coat (pinky.)

Here is the swatch with 2 coats. Even though the formula is on the thick side, it was still easy to apply. I didn’t notice any brush marks either. Drying speed is fast and the finish is semi glossy. This is done without a top coat.

Now with top coat, the nails look a bit shinier but the difference isn’t huge.

Waterlily in direct sunlight. You can see the green color really shimmers in the second picture.

Here is one last shot taken in the shade.

The other polish we have is 694 Forget-Me-Not. As the name suggests, Forget-Me-Not is a soft matte purple with Dior signature sparse shimmers.

I consider Waterlily good formula, but Forget-Me-Not is definitely flawless. The consistency is lighter than Waterlily and it is also easier to apply. You won’t be able to do one coat since pigmentation is medium to sheer.

However 2 coats will give your nails a really vibrant and saturated full coverage with super glossy finish.

A top coat doesn’t make the nails more glossier but I always add a top coat to prolong the polish life.

Here are the shots taken in direct sunlight. Can you capture those sparse shimmers?

Both colors are very easy on the eyes especially Waterlily and its soft green touch. Subtle shimmers and high gloss also add depth to the nails and bring the color to life. Dior’s Garden Party takes us to Spring that is ready to blossom.

Dior Spring 2012 Garden Party Color Collection Preview and Photos

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14 Responses to Dior Vernis Garden Party Spring 2012 Collection 504 Waterlily 694 Forget-Me-Not Swatch and Review

  1. Jamilla December 8, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    Very drool-worthy – perfect spring colours!

  2. lyn December 8, 2011 at 4:13 AM

    Oh, I am so looking forward to these now! They are beautiful and the colours look wonderful on you too 🙂

  3. Scottishlass10 December 8, 2011 at 5:31 AM

    How is the smell? Scented polishes generally give me a headache and I LOVE the colors but am worried about the smell. How scented are they?

    • admin December 9, 2011 at 10:15 AM

      The scent isn’t that bad. You have to hold your nails almost up to your nose to really smell anything. It shouldn’t be that bad.

  4. Jen December 8, 2011 at 8:43 AM

    I love these new Dior polishes. The purple one reminds me of Barney.

    • admin December 9, 2011 at 10:16 AM

      Barney the dino!

    • divinem1 February 2, 2012 at 7:28 AM

      Oh, NO! Barney must die! LOL I have Waterlily on the way. Just not sure about Forget Me Not. I have so many purples, and this one doesn’t seem unique enough for the price tag.

      • admin February 3, 2012 at 2:48 AM

        Forget Me Not has a few sparse shimmers along with scents after drying. It’s not that bad in terms of quality. If you have a lot of purples why not run to the store and swatch this?

  5. Hanna December 8, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    I love both colors especially the green one. Can’t wait to see these on counter.

  6. Susan Thornburg December 8, 2011 at 2:11 PM

    Any idea how Waterlily compares to Chanel Jade?

    • admin December 9, 2011 at 10:25 AM

      Both are green with shimmers. The glossiness is probably more towards Dior for me. I do like the scented nail polish from Dior along with it’s formula. Chanel has better formula now than before as well. I am more leaning towards giving Chanel’s Spring 2012 nail polish a swing.

  7. Kim December 8, 2011 at 2:42 PM

    I never tried any scented nail polishes, so excited.

  8. Kat December 9, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    Both of those colors are lovely! I can’t wait for your review on the shadow collections–hopefully you’ll be doing a review or two or three on it.

    • admin December 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM

      The eyeshadow is out! The clutch is very fun to play with.


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