Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Dior Vernis Cherie Bow Collection - Ode to Dior Nail Art

Hi everyone!!
This is a significant day for me in my blogger life. One year ago I put up my first blog post. It was pretty bad. That month I was just feeling my way around, slowly. I joined a nail art challenge the next month..and really threw myself into it. I made blog friends that I still have a year later. Waves to you, you know who you are <3 I've also made new blog friends and I'm sure we'll be friends for life. Waves to you too, you know who you are :) I've worked really really hard to improve, month after month without letting up. I'm very proud of how far I've come, of how many wonderful readers I have and of how many companies both small and large that want to work with me. <3
My BLOGIVERSARY celebration will include a very special giveaway being organized for this month, and today's manicure which I'm super proud of. I've been a Dior Beauty devotee long before I ever even had the idea of blogging. So to honor that, and the fact that I've earned the position of being on their short Blogger List, I created this..an "Ode to Dior" manicure.

Dior Cherie Bow 

I used the Dior Cherie Bow Spring 2013 collection for this. I ADORE this collection.
From Dior.com:
For this new edition, Dior has created three new shades, emblematic of Dior colours:
- Tutu: a pale pink imbued with softness
- Rosy Bow: a bright, radiant pink with a hint of coral
- Trianon Grey: a tender and delicate grey
I'm a fool for pink and grey, in fact, those were my wedding colors. So these colors speak to me. Have you noticed my blog colors include a pink gradient and grey background? At first I only had Rosy Bow and Gris Trianon..as much as I loved them, I wasn't inspired to do nail art until Tutu arrived. Gah. I loooove her!!! I had in my mind the beloved houndstooth check motif which Christian Dior loved, and adorns the Spring Cherie Bow eyeshadow palettes.
 Source: Dior.com
 
 Tutu is the prettiest light pink ever. I started this mani with 2 coats of Tutu. Then sponged on Rosy Bow by the cuticle. I topped off the gradient with Dior Gel Coat which is nothing short of amazing. I loved this so much I wore it for 2 days before I added my Gris Trianon.




I wasn't sure if I could freehand the houndstooth so I used a Bundle Monster plate, and had some troubles, some success. Let's just say I'm no stamping expert yet. In addition, Gris Trianon is not made for stamping and transferred on the light side..so I used my tiniest nail art brush and painted over each houndstooth! Again, I topped this with Dior Gel Coat.
 You can see with this lighting and the macro camera setting, that it's not perfect...but I'm certain this is my all time favorite mani so far!! :D I wore this for days, until I absolutely had to take it off.


 Sigh. I am already thinking of ways to get these shades on my nails again. These will definitely not collect dust. Each shade is $24 and can be purchased at Dior counters and Dior.com. I might need back ups :P

Thanks for being here everyone!! I truly appreciate it!
xo, Victoria


*Products provided for review.


35 comments:

  1. So happy to have met you! Your work is so inspiring! xo

    and ps. - Pink & grey were my wedding colors too!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You too Jess! Love being being friends with you xo And yay pink and grey!

      Delete
  2. LOVE. Rosy Bow is the most perfect pink shade, and these three together are perfection! I love your art using them! Happy Blogiversary; I look forward to reading many, many more of your posts and enjoying your swatches and art! Yours is my favorite nail blog, hands down!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Stephanie! That means a lot to me :) Yes, these three together? Total love <3

      Delete
  3. Beautiful mani and gorgeous polishes! Congrats on your blogiversary!! =)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Emily! And thanks for ALWAYS being a breath of fresh air :)

      Delete
  4. Happy Blogiversary! I am fairly new to your blog but am really enjoying it...and it's obvious you do too, which is what makes it a great blog. Thanks so much!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Christina! I'm so happy you are here :)

      Delete
  5. Congratulations on your Blogiversary! :D

    Lucky girl to be on the Dior Blogger list. Lucky, lucky girl.
    Those pinks are to die for.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Cortney! They are perfect pinks :)

      Delete
  6. This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Happy blogiversary

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is absolutely stunning!!!! Congrats on this awesome milestone, it's so exciting and crazy to think, wow, I've been blogging for a whole year! It's also crazy to see how far you've come. So glad I met you, you're so talented and sweet!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks so much Alexis! I'm just as happy that we met, I love our chats :)

      Delete
  8. The rosy gradient by itself is gorgeous! <3 And happy blogaversary! <3

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Totally agree! Pretty sure I'll wear the pinks again like that I loved it so much! And thank you :)

      Delete
  9. Happy Blogiversary! What a stunning mani.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Congratulations on this milestone! You have achieved so much, it's amazing to think it's only been one year. How did you find and join your first nail art challenge? Was it just that you followed a blogger who decided she was going to launch one? I think it'd be excellent for inspiration and experience since I'm juuuust starting out, but I have no idea where to start. Thank you so much, and congrats again!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Jolene, you know..I don't even know how I found my first challenge. But I agree..it really helps develop your skill and provides tons of inspiration. Good luck! Let me know if there is anything I can help you with :)

      Delete
  11. This mani is amazing!!! I absolutely love your blog and your nail art and swatches are wonderful! I hope to be as good as you someday <3

    ReplyDelete
  12. *gaaasp* means it's almost been a year since I found you on the interwebs! Okay, well actually I found your blog last year May but whatever! Congratulations! :D The mani is very pretty! Love the shades together!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love them, they look fantastic!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is gorgeous Victoria! And for a first attempt at stamping, you did great... mine was a chaos... lol
    I love your blog and many of you creations go to my inspiration folder... This post just proves me that improvement is absolutely possible and that one day I'll get there!
    Happy blogaversary and have a great day!
    Gio
    GioNails

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wow, these colours are just so, so pretty, and the look gorgeous together. I definitely need these pinks in my life!

    Happy Blogiversary, Victoria! ^_^

    ReplyDelete
  16. Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations on all your creations, many, many of them are pieces of art! :-) This manicure is gorgeous! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love Gris Trianon (especially with the pink)!!! I've always wanted to try Dior nail polish, but $24 is more than I'm willing to spend on a nail polish. I might have to drop some hints for my birthday!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful mani :) And those shadow palettes...so pretty! I remember emailing you about the Versatile Blogger award, lolol, and I was all, "I have a feeling you're going to be big." :) Obvi, I was right, lol :) Congrats on one year and all your success!

    ReplyDelete
  19. congrats! you totally deserve it! you blog is amazing ;)

    and wow wow wow this manicure is adorable! I absolutely love the gradient. It's delicate and beautiful ;) and the gray is a nice finishing touch!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love your mani!! This Dior collection is so gorgeous... I got one of the eye palettes too ;-)

    ReplyDelete

I read and appreciate each and every comment!! Thank you so much <3