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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Nail Polish Love: Dior's Golden Nugget

Dior 708 Le Vernis Nail Colour

While browsing through Dior's Gold Rush Summer Collection, many things caught my eye, but, one specific, Gold Nugget 708 Nail Polish.  I automatically reached for it to swatch, and it was just gorgeous.  Not like any bronze color I own.  It's really hard to describe this color because it's so unique.  It's a bronze nail color, with tons of gold shimmer which makes this an olive green bronze in some lights.  So, I rushed home and pulled out all my gold and bronze polishes, and I couldn't find one to compare.  Check out the swatch below.

Dior's Gold Nugget Nail Polish Photo Swatch

Dior released two limited edition nail colors in their Gold Rush summer collection. 

Coppery Ginger 668, $19.00, described as a light metallic copper shade.  The texture reminded me of Chanel's Antilope nail polish, but was more copper toned.  I really didn't care for this one because it wasn't as unique as Gold Nugget. 

Gold Nugget 708, $19.00, described as a bronze golden nail polish with gold shimmer which gives the appearence of olive green bronze in some lights.  This color is semi-sheer, but you certainly can get good coverage with two coats, three coats you are golden!

Dior's nail polish formula's are excellent.  Long lasting, and no chipping and I honestly have to say it's much better than Chanel.  I think this color will appeal more to the warmer tones. My theory,  anyone can rock it!

Images Comparisons of OPI Charmed by a snake and Diors Golden NuggetPictured to the right is a comparison of OPI Charmed by a Snake and Dior's Golden Nugget.  As you can see, there's a noticeable difference between the two colors.  OPI Charmed by s Snake is lighter sand bronze color and Dior's Gold Nugget is a Dark Bronze/Gold color, which gold shimmer creates more of a olive green bronze look.

(6) Comments

addicted2beauty said on Apr 22nd, 2008 5:08 am
Wow...that really does look stunning & unique!! How many coats are on the swatch?
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Steph said on Apr 22nd, 2008 5:59 am
There is two coats on the swatch. It truely is a unique and gorgeous color. I love it!
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addicted2beauty said on Apr 23rd, 2008 10:30 am
Thanks! Definitely going to check it out today! Someone mentioned that it may look close to Opi Charmed by a Snake?
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Steph said on Apr 23rd, 2008 3:56 am
They are much different. I have both polishes, I will post comparisons up today. Charmed by a snake is more of a light sand bronze, and Gold Nugget is more of a Deep Bronze/Gold.
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fashionistalatifa said on Jan 25th, 2009 7:47 am
I am in love with this color but i can't find it anywhere. Where do I get it?
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Steph said on Jan 25th, 2009 10:41 am
I agree, it's gorgeous! This was a limited edition shade back in summer 07. Before searching on ebay check with your local Dior counters. Sometimes they have left over stock from the previous summer. :)
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