I picked up another thing from Dior Fall 2012 – Golden Jungle Crocodile Effect Nails. When I first saw the promo pictures of this nail effect, I thought “this is cool, but is this only a photo editing effect?” At first I thought this would turned out to be like other brands’ crackles or shatters which only cracks without any patterns. Then I see swatches online and I thought again “this is awesome and I must get it!”
This nail polish duo is sold at S$47 (can’t buy separately). It comes with a glitter gold base and with the green croc effect. The pricing for this is reasonable. Each Dior nail polish costs S$36 (correct me if I am wrong here) and this duo is being sold at S$47.
Now I am going to show you step by step on how I am doing it:
Step 1: Paint your nails 2 coats with the gold glitter as a base. The SA recommend me NOT to use any base coat but I used a base coat anyway.
Step 2: I applied croc effect nail polish while it’s still half wet (about 1 minutes).I didn’t apply a very thick amount of polish. The croc effect takes pretty long to show the perfectly shaped ‘croc’. I waited about 8 minutes to see the final result.
Step 3: You can see that it doesn’t show a very big croc effect in my nails. I guess I need to apply a thicker amount of polish You need to wait until the nail polish is completely dry, then you can apply top coat. For more tips, you can take a look at The Make Up Blogette’s post on this. She writes a very helpful step by step
By the way, One of Dior SA told me that I this croc polish will not show any croc effect if it isn’t paired with the gold base. I don’t trust what she said and immediately try it at home. The base that I used here is OPI Just spotted the lizard. It shows that this croc effect works on other nail polish too! It crocs perfectly! I am a bit disappointed with the SA comment saying that this croc effect will only work when paired with Dior Gold base coat which is sold together in that duo set. I mean.., If you’re not sure the answer to my question, you can say that you don’t know. I will be totally fine with that. Please understand what you’re saying or else don’t need to answer. Well this is not a complain from me, just a simple thought on the service from one of the SA.
So that’s the final picture!
Final thought: For those of you who loves a unique nail design, this is certainly a MUST HAVE! it’s unique and one of a kind, I don’t think this ‘croc’ design nail polish is available in the market before Dior launched this. I like this polish a lot and since this is a limited edition, I think I have made the right choice to get it
Do you like croc pattern nails?