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Dior Cristal Collection – Sweet Orange

By on March 19, 2009
in Big 3 Free, Dior, Peach, Summer 2009
Dior’s iconic watches helped inspire this playful collection of radiant berries, corals and pinks. Running the gamut from edgy to sweet, the striking colors of the Cristal collection capture the fresh, flushed look of summer.

While visiting the Dior offices back in October, I was treated to a preview of the Cristal collection and I’ve been chomping at the bit to get my hands on the polishes ever since. Seriously, I sat down and immediately focused on the three pops of color peering back at me from inside their sample bottles. Among a table full of beauty goodies, the summer shades sucked me right in.

The Dior Vernis shades in the collection include Sweet Orange, Bubble Gum and Purple Candy. I had the opportunity to try out Sweet Orange and have bottle images of the others to show you.

Bubble Gum and Purple Candy

Sweet Orange is a pink tinged sorbet hue flecked with golden shimmer. The formula reminds me of CND Toxic Perfection one of my all time fave corals and the base color is very close to Essie Cantaloupe. It’s on the semi-sheer side so even though I’m showing it with only two coats, a third wouldn’t hurt. Using the Dior Vernis flat brush, the polish flowed on smooth and even with no streaking or pooling.

Dior Vernis lacquers retail for $20/ea and launch in May 2009. Sweet Orange is a Sephora exclusive shade. Bubble Gum will be carried in specialty stores with Purple Candy at department store Dior counters.

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  1. Olivia says:

    I just found your blog yesterday and I am in love. Sweet Orange is so gorgeous that I may have to shell out that much for it.

    By the way, do you happen to have any swatches of the new MAC color Peppermint Patti? I bought it today, but I just painted my nails last night and I don’t want to redo them yet haha :D thank you!

  2. Diana says:

    I’m normally anti-orange in general (it’s never been my color!) but that’s actually very pretty. Looks like summer in a bottle! Don’t think I’d drop $20 for a polish that left a VNL after two coats though. That’s a pet peeve of mine.

  3. kirsten says:

    Two words, WOW! drool… Best coral I think I’ve ever seen! My mind shot instantly to pairing it with Givenchy’s Maharani spring makeup collection. Can’t you just imagine how stunning it would be with the makeup look from that ad campaign? To quote Rachel Zoe, I die! I can’t resist anything purple and that coral is too hard to pass up due to my mental image of it with that makeup and its gold shimmer/more pinky tint makes it a more unique coral so no doubt I will definitely be caving on both Sweet Orange and Purple Candy. I can’t resist!

  4. Orli says:

    ooh that is a really pretty shade..i love orange/corals.

    it does look a bit sheer. I hate when polishes need more than 2 coats.

  5. Steph says:

    OMG! This was a totally suprise Michelle! I knew about Bubble gum and Purple Candy..Did you know about the Macy’s Dior exclusive Grenade? I’m going to try to post it today :)

  6. Jackie says:

    Wow- I love them all!

    Does sweet orange compare at all to Chanel’s Orange Blossom?

  7. BeautyChick101 says:

    This is pretty but I wish it came out a bit more opaque … I think the sheerness of it will look pretty bad against my skin! Oh well.

  8. Kathleen says:

    Wow, gorgeous! That reminds me of my favourite all time polish, OPI’s A Day at the Peach!

  9. George says:


    I am a Hugh fan of your web blog and was wondering if I may do a feature on my web blog “My G Spot” as you have to be the bext nail polish beauty blog out there today. Your writing style is awesome and I read your pieces everyday.

    I do love naikl polish and regulary get salon pedicures with a color, lol.

    Here is my link to My G Spot, if you do not want it featured may I add it to my list of web blog models instead?

    Have a nice day! Love it!



    George :)

  10. Anonymous says:

    Sweet Orange is kind of similar to Nars Orgasm nail polish, but less sheer. The Nars one is so sheer that it takes like 5 coats to match Sweet Orange.