I’ve mentioned how much I’m enjoying Dior’s nail polish formula, complete with the fantastic thick application brush for dumb-dumbs like myself who cannot manoeuvre a narrow nail polish wand to create a precise line of nail polish onto my fingers.
But unfortunately I have to tell you that the Bar colour by Dior has come to disappoint me!
Here’s how the polish routine goes down: I applied 2 thin coats of Bar (sent to me last year for review), followed by a Dior Gel Coat (which I bought at SephoraÂ and omg it’s the best except not with Bar!) which supposedly acts as a shellac-like to the nail, making it incredibly shiny, and last for days on end. Some truth to that, though not as 2 week long-lasting as real shellac.
Dior Gel Coat doesn’t mesh well with other brands of polish I find, but I definitely use it when I’m applying any Dior polish for my at-home-manicures.
Bar doesn’t’ seem to want to cooperate though and I’m disappointed in its performance. The second day I noticed a bit of wear on the tips of my nails like I had been wearing the polish for days on end, not so!
By the end of the second day I had 2 chips in my polish. Lazy-me painted over theÂ two nails, and by the next day again the same nails re-chipped and the same wear is happening on the bottom of the nails. I probably should’ve removed the polish altogether and reapplied but hashtag lazy. Plus, it’s not the first time it’s happened with this colour. It lasts forever on my toes â€”so what gives with the ug fingernail chips?
No other Dior polish has lead me astray, so I’m still voting that Dior is still my #1 expensive nail polish out there to buy.