Dior Grand Bal Nail Polish in Marilyn and Diva

Hello all,

Finally the swatch of Dior Grand Bal is up! Marilyn and Diva are the polishes that I picked from Dior Grand Bal collection. Marilyn was the first that I picked because red is my favorite nail polish shade. Then Diva caught my attention during Sephora 20% member sale. I couldn’t resist getting Diva thus here are my choices!

Dior Grand Bal packaging is very special. Just looking at the bottles could make me feel happy 😉 What makes me happy beside the wonderful packaging is that the brush of these polishes are thinner than the usual Dior brushes. It makes the application process much easier.


I guess the name Marilyn is very appropriate with the red shade. Marilyn reminds me of Marilyn Monroe; her sexiness, her attractiveness and her passion. Marilyn is a jelly red polish. The formula is just nice; not too runny and not too thick. It applies well on the first coat but it looks very thin. But on the 2nd coat, it looks flawless and just perfect.


Diva is a black creme polish with tiny gold glitters. The glitters spread evenly in the bottles. The application of Diva requires two coats to achieve full opacity. The glitters spreads evenly during the application too. However I was expecting that the glitters would look more obvious on the nails; just like what it looks like on the bottle. In real life, you can see the glitters slightly better than what’s captured here.

To make it more lively, I added one coat of Nothern Lights Holographic top coat in silver as swatched below.

Final Thought:

Dior Grand Bal polishes are certainly nice to have polishes because of its beautiful bottle. The formula does not disappoint and the brush helps the application works much easier than the usual Dior brushes. The colors are not unique, you can easily find something similar for these polishes especially Marilyn.

Thank you for reading.


By: Meryl 🙂

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  1. Linda says:

    thanks for the swatches!! I fell in love with these for the glam bottles too, but thought the colors looked *meh* for the price… ;P

  2. Replica says:

    I am vert tempted by Marilyn, I do like to have a nice red for the holiday season 🙂

  3. Dovey says:

    Love Marilyn! One can never have too many vibrant reds 🙂

  4. Chris El says:

    Both look so pretty, but of course I’m drawn to the red. 🙂 I bought the Diorific lipstick in Lady during the Sephora VIB sale and I’m so glad that I did.

  5. I love how Marilyn looks on you! Really wish the sparkle in Diva would show a little better!

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