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6 Aug 2013

On my nails: Dior Galaxie

I have loved the look of deep, dark nails ever since buying Boots 17 "Dragon's Blood" nail polish in my teens. There is just something appealing to me about reddened blacks against skin. It's also a colour that hides a multitude of uneven nail sins.

Despite that I haven't worn anything this dark for what feels like months. I have religiously kept to my pale pinks and bright corals but when I saw Galaxie I immediately felt compelled to slap it on...and you can probably tell that when you fixate on the cuticle area of my nails :)





This is part Dior's Autumn collection and it's a gorgeous plummy shade laced with pink shimmer. There is a slightly metallic finish to it which doesn't always excite me but I think dark shades get away with it quite well.

The lighting in these pictures does not accurately reflect the gloriousness of this. Take it out into bright sunlight and it's a different story. This blog post will give you a good idea.

I do like Dior polishes. You have already heard me talk about my love for a short, fat brush. It's easy to work with for my stumpy fingers. The fact that the formula dries quickly and lasts for about 4-5 days without chipping is also a reason that I can arm myself with as justification for spending so much :)

What do are you wearing on your nails right now? :)

PS. Apologies for the blog absence. You haven't missed much:

I have been:

* Hiding from the heat/humidity in my house or in my office at work.

* Waiting for Ramadan to be over. I have no idea how people fast here - it's amazing to have that much faith and determination really. The only impact it has had on my life is that my favourite coffee shops and cafes are closed during the day. I know, I know: "cry me a river".

* Going to bikram yoga. This is my new "thing". I am five sessions down and feeling fantastic. I did it before, many years ago, but feel very committed to it right now. The only downer is that my hair constantly looks like crap as I can't see the point in styling it if I am going to class. Any bikram bores out there? :)

See you tomorrow :) 

44 comments

  1. Yay, I've been hoping you'd make a post soon :)
    Love the nail colour, I'm also a fan of dark nails.

    Aysha x
    outletjunkie.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I love how it looks! I think it's really gorgeous :)

    X Valérie
    scribblesofvalerie.com

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  3. Such a pretty shade! It's perfect for the A/W season!

    Emma x
    http://beautyandrags.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. I've always wanted to try bikram yoga, sounds amazing!

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  5. I love such colors as well! :) Right now I'm totally going through a little pink-ish natural tone time, maybe I'm just trying to keep channeling the nice weather for some time. :)

    xo
    Maggie A
    Love Mavin

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  6. I adore Bikram yoga, it's amazing! This colour reminds me of a Chanel I have called Malice - gorgeous!
    Happy Tuesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  7. I love these dark shades on the nails too, especially for Autumn! This looks gorgeous!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  8. Beautiful shade!

    I'm wearing mainly corals and bright pinks at the moment... Essie 'Cute as a Button' is still going strong!
    Fitness has been a big part of my daily routine as well, I feel super motivated! I've heard about bikram yoga... you go girl!!!
    It's always a pleasure to read you Laura :-)
    Much love!

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  9. This colour is gorgeous. It has got me excited for all my autumn nail colours. I love China Glaze Stella.

    Gillian from Glam Up Everyday x

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  10. I have started Bikrim yoga recently as well. I like it but not sure if I love it yet. Hard to breathe in there! lol Let me know how it gets better.

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  11. Ooh this is the perfect shade for Autumn/Winter! I'll be clinging to summer for a while, wearing corals, mints, and lilacs. But this is so pretty :)

    www.dressingroomdiaries.com

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  12. Keep with the Bikram... I did it for the 30 day trial thing too. Only thing I would say is that it's tough during 'time of the month' - few of my friends have said the same thing. I was told to eat a couple of squares of dark chocolate before a class, honestly made such a difference xxx

    South Molton St Style

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  13. This colour is gorgeous! :) ♥

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Laura, Was so glad to see a blog post from you :D I was checking your blog everyday!

    Love from London
    Supria x

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  15. This looks lovely, especially in the bottle it looks really stunning!x

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  16. it is such a pretty shade, it'd look even better during winter :) x

    www.AvneeshnKaren.blogspot.com/

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  17. i'm so gonna buy this!

    katy x

    and also, i'm starting a giveaway tomorrow of a mac lipstick of your choice so check it out!

    http://therawrdrobe.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. Even though I hate that we are delving into the A/W collections, this is so lovely. I don't want to say goodbye to summer but I can't wait to go into burgundy and forest greens and knitwear and... getting carried away!

    xxx

    www.erinjaine.blogspot.com

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  19. Thank you for the link :) It's a gorgeous shade, perfect for autumn...or any time. I love these dark shades!

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  20. This is such a gorgeous colour - so very Fall. Nice to see you blogging again! :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  21. Dragon's Blood, now there is a blast from the past.

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  22. I love vampy colors like this, it's so pretty!!

    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  23. Im always nervous using dark colours on my nails - but this looks great for autumn.

    Lianne
    http://thebrunettesays.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. this looks awesome!
    I love deep/dark colours on my nails

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com
    can you add me on bloglovin please.
    since changing my blog name people can't see my posts :(

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  25. Love Dior's shades. This is such a beautiful colour!!

    http://hola-joanne.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Such a stunning colour! I love that you have short nails, hehe :) xo

    www.zdevania.blogspot.com

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  27. I've been interested in hot yoga! Please post about it?!

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  28. love the color
    and i love your nails shape, it sounds weird... jajaj
    xoxo
    http://randommonchi.blogspot.com.ar

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  29. thats a beautiful colour! Any chance you could let us know what youre reading at the moment?! I tend to enjoy your book recs

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  30. Honestly, my hair looked atrocious when I was doing Moksha yoga. I refuse to even style it and I'm not a 'shower and walk out' kinda gal. (I'd love to be but I'm Mediterranean)

    Your sole saving grace will be updos, pins, hairspray and 'messy buns'. Because the alternative is just exhausting.

    Jess

    ps. be careful with caffeine the days you do Bikram. I nearly fainted!

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  31. AMAZING nail colour! Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  33. I love the fat brush on Dior polish's and the color... so nice!
    TarteTanya

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  34. Love the color. Been keeping nails pale during the summer principally with Essie colors and one Chanel pink. That color you have posted about will be great for Autumn and Winter :-)

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  35. It reminds me of Chanel Malice that I absolutely love! I do, however, prefer Dior polishes over the Chanel ones.

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  36. stunning colour!


    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

    xxx

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  37. Can I be a party pooper and tell you that Bikram yoga may be good in the short term but it's really bad for fertility. You might or might not what children but I thought I would let you know.

    xx

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