Dior Vernis-Porcelaine #204

Hello. I had been having the worst time with my computer. Blogger kept telling me my version of IE was not compatible even though I had the most recent update. I ended up just making Safari my default browser, which seems to be working for now(fingers crossed) so on with the show.

Two coats with salon top coat

Porcelaine was the only shade from Dior's Spring 2014 collection to catch my eye. It's a beautiful, creamy baby blue that was opaque with two coats.  I love the way the color pops against my skin, but is still muted enough to work in a moderately conservative office setting.  

Pastels are a no brainer for spring so there are likely to be a lot of dupes out there.  I went through my pretties and found the colors above for some comparisons. 

All colors swatched with two coats

Dior Porcelaine and Zoya Blu were virtually identical when swatched on my nails. Above you can see that on close inspection Zoya Blu is about half a shade deeper than Porcelaine. The Dior Saint Tropez was added mainly for contrast, and the Chanel Riva is much lighter and not nearly as creamy or opaque as Porcelaine. 

Dior Porcelaine &  Zoya Blu

And here are the two sisters from another mister side by side. Dior Porcelaine retails for $24. I got mine at Nordstrom. Zoya Blu retails for $9 at Zoya.com. I also saw a bottle of Zoya Blu at Ulta this weekend.   

I don't think you can go wrong with such a knock out color so take your pick, and let your conscience be your guide. Let it not be said that we here at ofthecomely are enablers. Polish hoarders, addicts, fanatics , lovers yes. Enablers... never :)

Have a great week! 

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Sun is shining


One thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain

Jacket: The Limited
Top: J-Crew Factory
Jeans: Lucky Brand Charlie Super Skinny
Bag: Coach Madison Convertible Hippie
Shoes: Franco Sarto

 Happy New Year!

 I spent most of the past couple weeks working, but I was able to break away for a couple days to meet up with my family for the holidays. 2013 was a good year for us all, so it was great for us to get together to reflect and to give thanks.

 I didn't make any grand resolutions for this new year.  In my humble opinion self-improvement is a continuous process so I'm just going to take it one day at a time. 

I want to thank all of you who took time out during 2013 to spend time in this little corner of the internet.  All the best to you and yours for 2014!

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