So, if you’ve read this blog before, it’s not news that I love my neutrals. Over the past couple of years, I’ve mostly abandoned my bright colours in favour of a palette of nudes, neutrals and darks. My latest acquisition? Dior’s rather stunning nail polish in 121 Lili.
Even though it feels like I own every shade between baby pink and taupe, Vernis 121 Lili felt super fresh and different. I think it has something to do with the texture of the polish – it’s nearly opaque in a single coat, and the second gives a smooth even application. Lili’s shade falls somewhere between peach and greige, meaning it has a nearly but not quite mannequin hands effect. I love the almost chalky shade, which has no glitter or shimmer. I think this is just the most perfect transition shade for spring – it’s slightly grey undertones mean that it doesn’t look out of place in grey weather, and I think the pink tones in the polish will become more noticeable in bright light. The formula of the polish is really incredible – unlike a lot of light or neutral shades which seem to be quite sheer and streaky when applied, Lili is buttery smooth. For a completely opaque finish I used two coats, and they dried in super quick time. I then finished off with a slick of Dior’s Gel Top Coat which gives a beautifully shiny finish. I’ve had the polish on for two days without the hint of a chip!
Dior Vernis Lili costs £18.50 and I bought mine at Selfridges