Hey Everyone! I know, I know, before you say anything – I have been on a serious Dior kick lately! I feel like it’s the only polish brand I’m wearing these days. That’s partly because when I decided to reduce my collection it’s one of the few brands where I kept everything I owned, but also because Dior has been hitting it out of the park this year with some fantastic colors!
Today I have for you Dior Glacier. Glacier is a limited edition release exclusive to Asia. Apparently Dior does a regional LE collection like this for Asia for the past few years. I’ve never hunted these polishes down before, but as soon as I heard about Glacier and saw swatches on The Purse Forum, I knew I wanted to have it for myself. Glacier is a pale, icy blue polish with a hint of a frost finish – but not a full frost by any means. It is sheer, and below is three coats for opacity. I think I could also have used a white or very pale gray polish as a base, and then could have gotten away with one or two coats, but for this swatch I didn’t want to distort the polish whatsoever.
I have to admit, I normally don’t go for really light, pale polishes like this one. I’m more of a brights and vampys kinda girl myself. But for some reason I love Glacier – I love the contrast against my skin, the finish – everything. I actually wore this mani for 2 days. On my skintone I wouldn’t consider it safe for work, as it definitely stands out against my skin, but maybe it would be great for summer, with a bold outfit that requires a calmer, more subtle nail. Either way, I can’t wait to play with this one!
If you’re interested, LacquerWear has a fantastic comparison of Dior Glacier to the much loved Chanel Riva here. I didn’t realize they were so similar when I picked up Glacier, so now I’m even happier to have it as I missed out on Riva!
Dior Glacier is a limited polish from the Diorsnow Icy Halos collection released as an Asia exclusive. If you have a friend in Asia and really want this polish, you may want to put them on the hunt for it for you. I’ve also seen a few bottle pop up on eBay (I bought mine from seller babysweetie7), and while they’re retailing for approx. $38 USD, I found it reasonable as if you convert what Dior polishes regularly retail for in a country like Japan into US dollars, it’s comparable (for some reason, Dior polishes retail cheaper in the US for $23 – yay!).
What do you think? Are you a fan of Dior Glacier? Did you grab a bottle of your own? Or is $38 just entirely too much to ever spend on a bottle of nail polish, no matter how pretty it is?!?