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Friday, December 30, 2011

Dior Forget-Me-Not and Waterlily - Spring 2012 - Pic Heavy!

I finally received my Dior Forget-Me-Not and Waterlily polishes from the Garden Party Spring 2012 Collection!

Of course I had to swatch them immediately. I've been really afraid the "scented" polishes would give me a headache or make me nauseated like all of the other scented polishes I've tried. We will see. I've had Forget-Me-Not on for a few hours now and aside from the fact that they stink (which is subjective, I suppose) so far no headache or nausea. *crossing fingers* BTW, it smells to me like old Rose Milk. Remember Rose Milk??? If you do, you might be as old as I am! LOL! (Norma Zimmer anyone?)

First up, bottle shots!

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Aren't they pretty? ♥

I tried out Forget-Me-Not first...it's a gorgeous light to medium pastel lilac purple, slightly smoky, creme finish that covers in one coat! I prefer two to even things out, but the formula was great and not too thick or too thin. I did have a few stray hairs on the brush I had to trim off, but that was no biggie.

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Ready set GO!

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Forget-Me-Not

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Forget-Me-Not

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Forget-Me-Not

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Forget-Me-Not

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Forget-Me-Not, shade

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Forget-Me-Not
It's my favorite of the two, partly because of the formula and partly because it just goes better with my skin tone. And of all the purples I have, I had nothing like it!

Below is a shot of about 2/3rds of my purples and none are close enough to do a real comparison.

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily


Next up is Waterlily. It's a soft, mint green with a great shimmer. It's already been compared to Chanel Jade and after my swatches I will do a full comparison with Milani Dress Maker, which is really a great dupe of Chanel Jade. Sorry I no longer have Jade to compare. I had it and thought it was wrong for my skin tone (which it probably is) and sent it on to a new home. What WAS I thinking???  Ugh.  Live and learn.

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Waterlily, shade

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Waterlily, shade

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily
Dior Waterlily
ZOMGosh, she's a looker! The only issue I had was the formula is a little too thick. It's a one coater if you're very careful, but I did two, of course. It is somewhat self-leveling, but not quite enough to make up for the thickness. Be very careful when applying and it should be okay. Just a little more effort, that's all. Compared to Milani Dress Maker, though, the formula is great. =)

So, wanna see how she compares to Milani Dress Maker? Let me just say first that Dress Maker is a minimum of three coats because it's very thin and not as opaque or saturated as Waterlily.  Photos below show Waterlily with two coats and Dress Maker with either 3 or 4 coats, I can't remember.

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily

Dior Forget Me Not and Waterlily


Of course when I was finished, I re-applied Forget-Me-Not. ♥

What do you think? Will you be getting these? Or if you have them already, do you like them?

9 comments :

  1. Waterlily and Dressmaker are close; too bad the color looks terrible on me. I like Forget-Me-Not, it actually reminds me of a less-dusty and lighter verion of Purple Mix.

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  2. I NEEEEEED Waterlily!!! I missed out on Jade, so this will be my chance to make up for it. I can't wait!!

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  3. Adina, you'll love it if you wanted Jade. Milani Dress Maker is a great alternative, but the formula on this one is SO much better!

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  4. I am a Dior Fanatic and really need these, haha. When I saw Waterlily back in November I was actually thinking this would be a great dupe for Jade :D

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    1. It is! However, I ended up not being able to take the smell. I can't for the life of me figure out why these companies think we want scented nail polish! ARRGHHH!

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  5. Forget-me-not is sooo pretty on you!!!T^TNow...Im regret...I didnt get it 2 days ago when I was at a Dior counter!I told myself I didnt need it...but then when I saw your pics and peaches'!!!!!!!

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  6. If the smell of roses doesn't bother you, you should definitely get it!

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  7. Well damn, now I need both of these.

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