Nail Art, Simple Manicure

Dior Saint-Tropez + Gradient

May 31, 2014

I have a ton of polishes in two shades: red and aqua. And I also have only two Dior polishes as well–in red and aqua. I ADORE both polishes. (The red polish is the one I used in this video a few days ago).

Of all the aqua polishes I own, I repeatedly come back to Dior’s Saint-Tropez. Sadly, I don’t think you can find it anymore. I ended up buying it on eBay a couple years ago, and even back then it was hard to find. That being said, I just love it. The formula goes on like butter and it self-levels to a perfect finish. Just a lovely polish to work with.

(The red Dior polish I love, Rouge 999, is still for sale, though. The formula has been updated, but it’s the same color).

Anyway, this is Dior Saint-Tropez…

After painting my nails with Saint-Tropez, I thought I’d try another gradient. So I added Julep Monaco to the tips with the gradient sponging technique shown in this video.

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  • Kaylee May 31, 2014 at 6:29 am

    Just wanted to say that I’m so glad you’re back on this blog. Your nails are always stunning.

  • Kathlene June 5, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    I love your blogs. Just recently discovered your nail blog and have been soaking it all in. I gave myself a very decent manicure last week using your suggestions and products. I can’t grow my nails long because they curve badly, so when I saw that you can have gorgeous shorter nails, I took heart. Wish I could show you my photo. Thanks so much for the inspiration.