’tis the season to be sparkly!
Ok I know its the festive season and most of the time, festive season = red nails. But I think a sparkly black polish doesn’t look out of place on nails either! Dior showed us they thought so too by releasing a black or blackened based nail polish – Diva with their Grand Bal Christmas collection.
Well, I’ve found a potentially more sparkly black based alternative to Diva, if that appeals more to the inner tinsel and glitter lover in you Its also a little more affordable although it does not come in as gorgeous packaging. But I personally prefer how it looks on nails
I present to you a save and splurge edition of sparkly black nails!
Splurge: Diorific Diva Nail Polish – RM79 (review here)
I’d reviewed this one previously where I showed you the most darling nail polish packaging ever. Perfect for gift giving this festive season, although I wasn’t terribly thrilled with the formula.
As a black based nail polish, its very pretty and in the bottle the golden shimmer glints and glistens under the light. But once it goes on nails, it sort of loses that shimmer and shine. Its a polish that I found looks better in the bottle than it does on nails, which is a right pity.
Save: A-England Bridal Veil - £9 (RM45)
Well, guess who found a save option? I haven’t reviewed this one primarily because I haven’t been using nail polish a lot lately. But I adore the beautiful holographic polishes of A-England, a little niche nail polish brand I’d raved about a LOT here on MWS here, here, here and here
Bridal Veil is part of the Legends collection inspired by St. George and the colour is a holographic black. The silver multicoloured shimmer is obvious on the nail, the colour is insanely easy to apply even for this nail polish klutz and it lasts well enough with a basic top coat.
I’ve put them side by side and you can see quite clearly how much more blingy the A-England is next to the Dior one.
Granted, you’d probably want Diorific Diva for the adorable packaging, but for something which is more festive, to my eye, I’d go for the A-England Bridal Veil. The save option wins for me
Do you do sparkly nails for the festive season? How about black sparkly nails?
I haven’t done my nails in ages. When I did, I wore it all around the house doing housework so by the end of the day, tip wear was very obvious, especially on a black base. So, I took it off! Still, if I were to do my nails this year, I’m definitely going for A-England polishes. Still loving them after all this time
A-England Bridal Veil Price: £9 (RM45) Availability: A-England website (free worldwide shipping) Limited Edition: No | Dior Diorific Diva Nail Polish Price: RM79 Availability: Dior counters Limited Edition: Yes, Grand Bal Christmas 2012 collection
Save and Splurge is where I show you similar items by different brands that I have tried. They may not work quite the same way, but it’ll offer you options for your wallet for a similar effect/product. Do note however, that it is based on products I have tried, so whilst there are many save and splurge options out there, these are my views and choices. You can find more under the category of Challenges.