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MUG SHOT: Dior Cruise Collection 2013 – Mango, Lime and Pasteque

January 16, 2013 by pam

Yesterday, Spot.ph included Polish Police in its list of 15 blogs worth following. It’s an honor, absolutely, but it also felt like I was being rewarded for being naughty.

Thank you to everyone who sent me messages, tweets, e-mails. It’s a new year, I’m back and I’m ready to rock.

I will not bore you with the many reasons I haven’t updated in over a month (but yes, you can blame Santa Claus!). Instead, I will get to what I know you want to see: nail polish.

Let’s start the party with the three bright colors from Dior’s Cruise Collection 2013. My friend Le spotted them for me in Taiwan and sent me a message asking if I wanted them. She bought them before I could even reply. She knew my answer was going to be “Hell yes!”

She returned with this tiny Dior bag in the middle of Christmas craziness.

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And inside were these three beauties.

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Love love love.

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When I first saw promo pics of these colors, I was most excited about Lime. It always thrills me when my favorite brands release greens. But I ended up loving all three shades.

Let’s start with Mango.

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Dior describes this as “a deliciously fruity and radiant yellow.”

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I may have been excited about Lime but Mango also holds a special place in my heart. After all, that is the Philippines’ national fruit. And it should be. Our mangoes our incredible.

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This shade is a tad more orange than the mangoes I’ve been eating since I was a child but I still like it.

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It’s such a fun bright color.

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The formula of Mango was the thickest of the three but it wasn’t problematic like your usual yellow. I used three coats.

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Dior Pasteque is another fun and bright color.

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Dior describes this shade, which was named after the watermelon, as “a rich and voluptuous high-shine pink.”

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And that’s what it is.

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In fact, it’s so rich and so shiny that it drove my camera crazy.

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My photos don’t do it justice but it really is a gorgeous pink.

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Fantastic formula too. I used two coats.

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And now, my favorite: Lime.

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Dior describes this as “sparkling, acid green.”

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Yup, that’s pretty accurate.

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Lime is a beautiful green.

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I was wearing this when I started to wrap my Christmas presents and I loved how it matched my wrapping paper.

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I really love it.

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I can’t wait to wear it again.

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The formula was great too. A little thin but it flowed beautifully. I used three coats.

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I think it’s crazy that high-end brands don’t release green nail polish more often. Seriously, nail polish fairies, look beyond pink. We need more green polish in the world.

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13 Comments »

  1. Abbie says:

    I’m glad you’re back :) ! I’m not a pink person but I really love Pasteque and obviously Lime is amazing! From the bottle shots I assumed they were jellies but they look fairly opaque which I’m pleased about….jellies on my claws ain’t a good look :P

  2. I am in love with Lime!!! :-D

  3. shine eye says:

    wow, they are so beautiful. i’m actually considering getting the pink one (the other two are my definite picks).

  4. Kyllie says:

    Me encantan los tres colores, no sabría elegir sólo uno :)

  5. rins says:

    Congrats on being included in the list! Well-deserved. :)

    My favorite is also Lime. What a fun color!

  6. Pat says:

    Those are beautiful colors! I love the Mango shade the best.

  7. charly says:

    hooray! you’re back!…excited for your upcoming entries!…

  8. Nati says:

    Gorgeous swatches! My fave is Mango! I’m not sure we’ll get those here in Switzerland, though :(

  9. Jules says:

    Love, love, love all of them but not sure Mango would fit with my pink skin tone…

  10. Kitty says:

    I gotta have mango. Aside from the fact that it’s our national fruit….ang ganda! LOVE that shade!

  11. Debie Grace says:

    The colors are so bright. I love all of them! :D

  12. nix says:

    I agree..love your blog:))

  13. JDV says:

    Love the lime, did you notice any staining when you removed it? I’m looking for a good lime that doesn’t turn my nails yellow, an unfortunate side effect of the one I currently have in my stash. :(

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