Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer

Hard to Find: Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer

Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer ($21.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) is a deep, dark molten chocolate brown with flecks of green, antique gold, and gold shimmer. The shimmer comes in various sizes, so it has more depth and interest in the color. Two coats was perfect, though it was almost opaque in just one pass. Dior polish wears a full week on me (with a base/top coat) with minimal tip wear. The closest dupe I can come up with is China Glaze’s Wagon Trail, which seems to have more uniformly sized shimmer.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 6/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: I can see why this sold out–the quality is lovely, but the shade itself is gorgeous on both cool and warm skin tones, and the combination itself is very winter and holiday-esque without being the traditional bling-tastic gold.

WHERE TO BUY: Dior Counters… if they have any in stock

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Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer

Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer

Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer

Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer

Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer

Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase Czarina Gold? How much is it?

Check with local Dior counters, as it is sold out online. $21.

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

The closest dupe I can come up with is China Glaze's Wagon Trail, which seems to have more uniformly sized shimmer.

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30 thoughts on “Dior Czarina Gold Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. zeynep

    Hey Christine…not sure if you will know the answer to this or not BUT…I’ve been looking for the Dior Gris City Collection and can’t find it anywhere! I’m in Denver so I doubt they would have it here but not even online?!?! Any suggestions? BTW – this is a great color!

  2. Briana

    This shade is gorgeous!!!

  3. zarina

    omy its my name! i have to get this now!!

  4. Farida

    This is exactly like Sephora By OPI #212(holiday collection)I am wearing it right now.

  5. AnGeLwInGz

    I was thrilled to get this polish in October when I pre-ordered it from Nordie’s. I’m usually not a fan of brown polish but this one is so pretty. BTW the Gris Gris nail polishes are available on Dior.com.

  6. maryelle

    this reminds me of dolce & gabbana’s stromboli.

  7. Crystal S.

    Seems similar to MAC Seriously Hip from Style Black, only more gold, less green

  8. Heather

    Wow I like this….you had me sold with the words “molten chocolate” lol

  9. Marina

    I just picked it up yesterday. I’m not a fan of browns or golds but this one is gorgeous!

  10. This reminds me of a turned up version of Sally Hansen’s Sequin Scandal

  11. Dior is always of favorite of mine. This color is spectacular for the holidays.

  12. amy

    Pretty colour, I wish I knew about this colour because I would have scooped it up. I will check my luck at the Dior counter later this week.

  13. Heather

    I’m sure someone has already asked it but what kind of cuticle remover do you use?

  14. rayne

    i don’t know how great of a dupe this is but i have a drugstore nail polish by sally hansen called sequin scandal. i wore it for a week with essie’s base & top coat with minimal tip wear. i work in a garage so i use my hands a lot so they do go through hell (my fingers get pinched between tires for cars)

  15. Too dark for me, but a beautiful color!

  16. Rosie

    I feel like there was a Mac polish like this is the stylisishly black (was that hte name) launch?

  17. Jennifer

    Hey Christine! I actually have another dupe for you for this one. 212-SEPHORA from OPI’s Sephora line is actually quite similar, but the chunkier bronze glitters makes it different :)

  18. Laura

    It looks similar to one of the shades from Boots No7’s limited edition Smoky Jewels set which was out this Christmas.

  19. Ashley Tam

    I want it!

  20. Pinky/latexandguns

    I have a dupe for you! Oh I wish I could compare but this is EXACTLY like a cheaper nail polish by a UK brand called MissGuided and the name of the polish is MissFitt
    here’s the link – http://www.missguided.co.uk/Beauty/c49/p3213/MissFit-Black/Gold-Nail-Splash/product_info.html
    If I can get hold of this polish to compare against my MissFitt I’ll post it

  21. Karla

    Thanks for letting us know about this color, I read about it yesterday and I bought it today, actually my local Macy`s Dior counter had plenty left so i instantly bought it, and i love it.

  22. Roberta

    I bought this colour yesterday after seeing your swatches. I’ve never bought nail polish over $10, but I think this is worth it. It’s going to be interesting because I usually don’t wear such dark colours on my nails, but there’s a first for everything. Oh and I was also the last one to get it. Thanks Christine for all your swatches 😀

  23. Beaultifull!!!! Kisses!!!