Dior Holiday 2016 – Splendor Collection – Swatches & Review

dior holiday 2016 splendor

Hi guys!! Are you feeling festive in any way? Well you should get yourself in to the merry mood, because we’re already in the middle of December. And I have Dior Holiday 2016 Splendor collection to show you. I’ve been craving the Diorific collection for a very long time. Last year I missed it and this year I was determined to get it. It’s a bit different from last year’s but I think it’s even better. With a bit of shimmer added to it.

Let’s take a moment and see how a little Santa is peeking and watching you from the photo. That happened totally unintentionally and I love it 😀 .

Now let’s move on to the swatches and my thoughts of these beauties.


Splendor – Dior Holiday 2016

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This is the namesake of collection. And while it’s a beautiful red, I was a bit disappointed that the shimmer wasn’t as visible on the nails as it was in the bottle. It is very subtle in the bottle too, but still.

The formula was smooth. It was applying like a butter and it was opaque in one coat. But I did two for the photos and again, two coats bring a deeper and richer colour. And for some reason it wasn’t totally glossy once it was dry. I mean it didn’t dry matte, but not glossy either.

Splendor Dior Holiday 2016


Precious – Dior Holiday 2016

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This is probably my favourite shade of the bunch. The shimmer was the most visible here. Still not what I expected, but good enough. And I love this berry pink shade, I think it was the most flattering on my skin tone.

Again, a one coater and it was effortless to apply.

Precious Dior Holiday 2016


Cosmic – Dior Holiday 2016

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This is a deep purple base full of shimmer. The shimmer is very subtle, but you can see it under the light. The polish isn’t as black as it looks in my photos, you can tell that it has a purple/brownish base. And I love it.

The formula was easy to work with and it was opaque in two coats.

Cosmic Dior Holiday 2016


Golden – Dior Holiday 2016

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This is an old school golden polish. A bit on a sheer side and it has a frosty streaky finish and I don’t like that very much. It does get a bit better when it dries, but the lines don’t go away.

Despite all, it is easy to apply and it needed three coats to make it fully opaque.

Golden Dior Holiday 2016

All in all I like this year’s Diorific Dior Holiday 2016 Splendor collection, even with the shimmer disappearing from nails. I like the colours and I looooove the bottles. They are to die for. So I’m glad I got them. I bought them a while back, I think it was at the beginning of November, but I didn’t have the time to swatch them sooner. So here they are now, but probably sold out in stores (at least last year the Diorific collection was already sold out in December). But maybe you can still find a bottle, so if you liked any, just go for it!

Thank you for reading my lovely followers and see you next time! xoxo



  1. December 16, 2016 / 1:28 am

    Odtenki niso tako zelo posebni, čeprav lepi, ampak flaške… <3

    • Lacquered Bits
      December 16, 2016 / 8:27 am

      Maja flaške ja. Meni so čist hude ♥

  2. December 19, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    Čudovite stvaritve Diorja, kot vedno 🙂 Zelo lepe stekleničke, čeprav mi na splošno ni všeč ta zlata embalaža na šminkah.

    • Lacquered Bits
      December 19, 2016 / 6:36 pm

      Veš, da meni tudi ni preveč všeč na šminkah. Ampak teli lakci so pa fenomen 😀

  3. December 19, 2016 / 6:48 pm

    Waw, tale embalaža je res nekaj posebnega, da ne govorim o odtenkih. Čudoviti, prav tako tudi tvoje fotografije manikir. Love it. xx

    • Lacquered Bits
      December 20, 2016 / 10:49 am

      Hvala ❤️

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