Yesterday I had a little nail polish panic attack when I either couldn’t find the two nail polish duos from the Dior Electric Tropics Summer 2011 collection online or when they were on backorder and not available for another month. I’ve read that the Electric Tropics collection was already available in stores here in Germany so I decided to go… no to run to a store after work to check if they are available there. The sale assistant couldn’t find them in the display first but when we looked for a second time we found the last 558 Paradise and 638 Aloha sets yay! 😀
I was already drooling when I saw the first promo pictures online but when I unpacked them yesterday evening I nearly fainted which continued when I swatched them today:
The application of 558 Paradise and 638 Aloha was flawless. You still can see a visible nail like after three coats of 558 Paradise which I don’t mind so I skipped a fourth coat. The formula of both seems jelly-like. I was surprised about the look of the brush at first though. I have two other Dior nail polishes (707 Gris Montaigne from the Spring 2011 collection and the sadly discontinued 916 Czarina Gold) but both are still untrieds so the flat and pointed brush was new to me. I was sceptical at first but applying the nail polishes and the top coat was a bliss with it.
Both 558 Paradise and 638 Aloha are a bit brighter in real life. Aloha on it’s own without the top coat dries with a shiny finish but Paradise has a satin finish once it’s dry. I only used one coat of the Dior Top Coat for both Paradise and Aloha but because it’s formula is pretty thin I would recommend to apply two coats of it over Paradise for a shiny finish.
I am not sure if the Top Coat is a special top coat or their regular top coat from their permanent collection. I am looking forward to try the top coat with other nail polishes too. Paradise and Aloha dried pretty fast on their own so I am not sure if it’s a fast drying top coat or just a regular top coat.
The duos both come with a little instruction sheet which says that the nail polishes are fluorescent and need to be protected from light. To protect the nail polishes the glass bottles of Paradise and Aloha are tinted matching the color of the nail polishes. I like! 😀
Have you already bought something from the Electric Tropics collection?
Thanks for looking and have a great weekend! ♥