Dior Holiday 2014 Diorific Vernis Nail Enamels Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Top Coat ($28.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a clear top coat with gold leaf. It’s certainly fun and festive, but it requires fishing and some maneuvering to get the gold flakes to appear just-so on the nails. The cap on the Diorific polishes makes this a little more difficult, but the degree of difficulty will depend on how large your fingers are. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dior Mirror (022) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a pale, white gold with warm undertones and a very fine, metallic shimmer. Alone, it has a more pearly, white gold effect. I tried it layered over Shock (a warm red), and it made the pearl look more orange. It’s semi-sheer average two coats and has a moderately shiny dry down. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a muted, medium-dark gold with hints of brown and fine, gold metallic shimmer. It didn’t apply evenly, and it was only semi-opaque. The consistency of this was thin, and it seemed to dry as I was applying, even though it isn’t a foil finish. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, medium red with subtle, warm undertones (almost neutral, I’d say) and a cream finish. It was opaque after two coats, and it dried down to a glossy finish without need for a top coat. The consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, and this was the best-performing shade out of the five. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel ($27.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a deep, dark, blackened purple berry with a cream finish. It was mostly opaque, but it was somewhat streaky (which was a surprise!), possibly due to the more watery formula. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

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Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails; Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails
Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails;
Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails

Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails; 
Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails
Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails;
Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails

Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails; Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails
Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails;
Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails

Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails; Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails
Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails;
Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails

Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails; Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails
Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails;
Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails

Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails; Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails
Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails;
Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails

Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails; Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails
Dior Golden Shock layered over Shock Vernis on middle and pinky fingernails;
Mirror over Shock Vernis on index and ring fingernails

Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Golden Shock (001) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Mirror (022) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Mirror (022) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Mirror (022) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Mirror (022) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Mirror (022) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Mirror (022) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Mirror (022) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Mirror (022) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Gold Equinoxe (241) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Shock (762) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel
Dior Smoky (990) Diorific Vernis Nail Enamel

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The red polish looks nice, but I don’t think it’s anything to congratulate Dior over. Tons of brands do excellent red creams…. It’s a shame about that deep purple! It would’ve been an awesome color for Christmas.

Easy passes from me. I still have Minuit from last years holiday collection and love it! Thank you for the swatches 🙂 Will you be reviewing any of the new lipstick duos? Those caught my eye the most from this years collection.

Oh. God those bottles are dreadfully adorable. I would buy one just to put it on my dressing table even though I’ve never spent more than 5 quid on nail polish. I haven’t even worn nail polish this year but so tempted.

These are very underwhelming. All of them have been done before by other brands, some way too many times to justify the high price tag for these. I normally love the Dior holiday polish releases, and have two from the last two years, but I don’t think I’ll be getting one this year. 🙁

Yes, I remember when they did the Diorific Vernis last holiday or the holiday before – very pretty shades – these fall short for me.

Everything is just so…generic. I feel like I’ve seen these a million times already. And not just by other brands, but by Dior

Interesting… I, too, bought Dior Smoky, but mine turned out to have a thicker consistency than most of my other Dior polishes, and despite the first coat being streaky, the second one was enough for perfect coverage. I am now thinking of getting Shock as well.

I’m so glad you reviewed these, though I am sad they didn’t perform that well! I really wanted Golden Shock, but I’m curious as to how it looks against Guerlain’s for the holidays.

Is it just me or does Golden Shock look like gold “chips” versus leaf? I’m looking for something that looks as though someone put actual golf leaf, with thin organically shaped pieces, in a top coat. I was hoping Guerlain’s would be like that but I’ll have to see swatches.

I’m picky but given the price, that’s a little okay…right? Haha

None of these formulas are stand-outs, but I might pick up a gold shock just to put on my vanity. It’s soooo pretty! I love the packaging on these. Haha, didn’t I just say the other day I don’t buy products for packaging?? 😀

Aww…the bottles are so cute! Dior would win me alone for their adorable designs but those colors are not so…well, not quite appealing enough for me to add another golf ball sized hole into my wallet. So yeah, I think I’ll pass…lol!

In a world where I had unlimited money, I would get Golden Shock just for the adorable bottle and the gold flakes 😉 Otherwise, Shock seems to be the pick of the bunch (although I’m eyeing Butter London Ladybird more at the moment for a warmer red). I wish Smoky was more consistent, as the jellyish finish is cool!

The packaging is just gorgeous. And though I would love the idea of Gold Shock over either the red or the black, $56 for the privilege is a little too much. I love the gold polish too, but my cheapie Revlon gold looks to be a decent dupe.

It looks really pretty, but I know I could never really pull it off. Too time consuming to put all those layers on and besides, your nails start chipping after a day or so of real life wear.

I feel as if I have all of these, just better performing and in less pretty bottles. It’s such a pity that Dior doesn’t make it all the way these days.
I hope at least one product from the holiday edition will surprise me and make me run to the departmentstore to get it.
Thanks so much for reviewing these!

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