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Dior Silver Purple Le Vernis for Holiday 2009 Swatches & Review

By on October 1, 2009
in Dior, Holiday 2009
I can’t help but get excited when the holiday collections start rolling out. There is usually some fun nail glitz to be discovered. And what I love about the Dior Cristal Boreale collection shades is that they’re a subdued version of the typical blinged nail. We’re talking cocktail party flare, not a full-on disco party for the nails.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of glitter bombs. I just HATE the removal more than people talking at the movies (and I DESPISE that). Dior Silver Purple brings on the sparkle without all the irritation. Check it out after the jump!

As I’ve come to expect from the Dior Le Vernis line, the formula provides flawless application. Between the flat brush, the intense pigmentation and smooth consistency I applied two coats in a flash and called it a day.

I was so excited to get my hands on Silver Purple that I rushed to take off my current mani so I could try it out. The color completely roped me in. A smokey purple with silver metallic shimmer, I wouldn’t describe the finish as being brush stroke-y. You can see lines of metallic particle running down the nails but it reminds me of falling stars not brush marks.
Making a return for holiday, Dior is relaunching Black Sequins as a Sephora exclusive. As I said in my review from last year, Black Sequins is a very rich black sprinkled with silver micro-glitter.

Finally, Rose Boreal looks like a crystallized pink. Unfortunately I do not have this one to show you.

The Dior Cristal Boreale collection is on sale now at though only Silver Purple is listed for nails. The other shades will release at Sephora and Dior counters nationwide this month. Dior Le Vernis lacquers retail for $20/ea.

Are you digging Silver Purple as much as I am? Who’s happy to see a Black Sequins comeback? Let’s hear it!

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  1. JAJ says:

    I'm so excited! I'm about to start stalking my local Nordstrom and Sephora.

  2. C.L. Coons says:

    HOLY GEEZ!! That's AMAZING!!!

  3. monique says:

    they're all gorgeous! Silver Purple is now on my must-have list! :)

  4. Linda says:


    Can you please compare it to Lemon Balm? :) Pretty please?

  5. Alex says:

    I wonder how Silver Purple compares to CG Lavender lynx?

  6. Polish Earthgirl says:

    Wow! silver purple is fab-MAZING!!!! Note to self: Get this BEAUTY ASAP!! To Nordstrom…

  7. arkanefyre says:

    Wait… so does this mean Silver Purple is Nordstrom only?

  8. Stef says:

    Silver Plum is pretty, but not pretty enough for me to drop $20 on. It's a recession! But it is beautiful! The black one reminds me of CG's Black Diamond, which I already have, and I don't wear light pink polish.

  9. Anne Marie says:

    Wonder what it would look like with matte topcoat???

  10. Steelnpurple says:

    Dior Silver Purple is utterly beautiful.. I'm literally drooling here!

  11. Liz Dubya says:

    is it for sale online anywhere?

  12. All Lacquered Up says:

    JAJ – Stalk away! It's worth it

    CL Coons – Isn't it? LOVE!

    Monique – Oh yes, you have to have it. It's stunning

    Linda – It's totally unlike Lemon Balm. That was way more brown based

    Alex – Lavender Lynx? Is that a discontinued shade? I'm not familiar

    Arkanefyre – No that's just the only online retailer I could find that currently has it in stock. I think the collection is just starting to roll out.

    Stef – I hear ya. You have to do what's best for your budget.

    Steelnpurple – Thanks! I'm glad you like it

    Liz Dubya – I linked to Nordstrom since they're the only retailer I could find carrying it but I'm sure it will pop on other sites soon.

  13. Tavia says:

    I can't really say that I like sparkling nail polishes. Although they have some winter spirit inside them, I like the simple dark ones.

  14. stubby says:

    Hi. When I go to I only see lemon balm and violine for sale. I can't seem to find the silver purple. Am I missing something?

  15. Aquilah says:

    Hmmm… Lavender Lynx looks more purple Alex. Why can't I find this on the Nordstrom site? I'm seriously tempted to drop the $20 on it!

  16. Andi says:

    That purple is gorgeous! I've never worn purple on my nails, but this one looks totally flattering.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Silver Purple and Rose Boreal, i NEED this! hehehe love your blog!
    Kisses Ju

  18. •SunSamadhi• says:

    Silver Purple and Rose Boreal, i NEED this! hehehe love your blog!
    Kisses Ju

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  20. Anonymous says:

    Alllacqueredup when we will see the Rose Boreal Swatch???I`m just soo curious about this sweet shade…I`m wondering how it looks…maybe it`ll look magically…haha ; P

  21. kuri?ayu says:

    OMG! It's so~ gorgeous. I must have them.

  22. kuri♥ayu says:

    OMG! It's so~ gorgeous. I must have them.

  23. Anonymous says:

    When we will have a swatch of the "Rose Boreal"???I`m just so curious… : )))

  24. Allison M. says:

    I can't wait. looks gorgeous.

  25. Johanna says:

    hee hee…I had this in my bag at Nordstrom's last night and the lemming rush beat me to it! My item was sold out when I went back to look today!

    I guess I will wait.


  26. Beck says:

    I'm in love with Silver Purple – do you have any comparables in your stash? I hesitate to drop $20 on a dark color for fear it'll look like "too much" on paper-white me.

  27. Chris says:

    I have rose boreal on my nails now, it’s not your typical light pink, it’s got silvery pink shimmer and larger purple and green glitter dispersed throughout. I’m not very daring when it comes to nail colour, so I like this classic safe hue with a twist. And it actually lasts quite a bit too. Michelle you might actually like it!

    Mind you though, it dries with a little texture.