Dior’s New Cherie Bow Vernis Nail Polishes in Gris Trianon and Rosy Bow Make Manicures Quicker Than a Speeding Huffy Capri

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The new Dior Vernis nail polishes in Gris Trianon and Rosy Bow ($24 each)

Pardon me while I sit here with the two new Dior Cherie Bow Vernis Nail Polishes, Gris Trianon and Rosy Bow ($24 each), and allow these waves of ’80s nostalgia to wash over me…

I’m holding on to a hero the memory of a pink and gray Huffy Capri 10-speed bicycle I desperately wanted in middle school.


The pink handle bars, the gray seat, the striped detailing!

All of the older girls in my neighborhood rode the Huffy Capri, and they’d zoom around the block like a cycling team, giggling and snapping Hubba Bubba bubblegum as their bicycle gears went click-click-clack.

They’d zip by me and I’d think, “So cool…”

I’d huff with jealously from outside the peleton, peddling down the street on my old white and yellow bike, which was defintely more Harriet the Spy than Sweet Valley High. It had a banana seat, flower decals and streamers on the handlebars.

When I added the Capri to my Christmas list one year, my accountant mom vetoed it immediately. “What’s wrong with your bike?” she asked, before reminding me how much the children in the Philippines would love to have a white and yellow bike like mine.

“Well why don’t you send it to the Philippines then?!” I suggested, which promptly got me sent to my room for the afternoon.

Like the Huffy Capri I wanted all those years ago, Dior’s two new Cherie Bow nail polishes are also bright and shiny.


And manicures done with them are equally speedy, thanks to the extra wide brush and pigmented polish. Two swipes from the brush covers one of my nails, and fully opaque coverage only takes two layers.

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Two coats of Gris Trianon

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Two coats of Rosy Bow

I love how saturated, rich and shiny Gris Trianon and Rosy Bow are, and even though I’m more of a mountain bike gal now, both of these shades make me feel like a cool Huffy Capri girl. 🙂

PRICE: $24 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming to Dior counters and dior.com this spring
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (pretty, but pricey)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. I read “Gris Trianon” too quickly and thought the name was “Gris Triathlon”. Whoooops! Beautiful shade though 🙂

  2. Jennifer S says:

    Don’t know how true this story is but one of the many things I love about your blog is these types of anecdotes that makes your blog have a slight novel feel, I always want to know more about the story. If you ever go write that zombie love story for the ages, or whatever… I will be first in line to read it.

  3. Katherine G says:

    Those are beautiful nail polish colors! If only I could grow my nails out… I loved your story on the Huffy Capri. I think we all have a story somewhere about wanting to be “cool” in elementary/middle/high school. In our adult years we find ways of being our own kind of “cool.”

    • Karen says:

      Hi Katherine,

      That’s so true. I’m quite enjoying being a cool crazy cat lady, LOL!

      Will you be able to still have your nails painted when you start your new job? I hope so.

      • Katherine G says:

        Whenever I get into my new career, it would have to be sheer colors. The most conservative of the departments had told me clear polish only. In the medical field, we can have painted nails (but they chip horrendously from the constant handwashing and hand sanitizer), but no fake nails or tips. I could paint them on off days, though, I would just have to take it off for work whenever I get into my new career.

  4. Agata says:

    Ohh so beautiful! I love the pink one.

  5. Gris Trianon is very unique and chic! I don’t think the pink one is all that different for most pinks.
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  7. Jessica says:

    My older sister had that bike. I inherited it when she got a drivers license. I had it 10 years and it was stolen. I still miss it!
    Since all my bikes were always hand me downs I just treated myself to the Alice and Olivia bike.
    I love these polish colors, adding them to my wish list

  8. Stacie says:

    I had the same yellow and white bike. Oh to be a child of the eighties! I traded mine in for a pink and aqua and white 12 speed mountain bike, which I promptly wrecked. Dior nail polish. Le sigh.

    • Karen says:

      That yellow and white bike was pretty bad @ss, I have to say! 🙂 Did you ever ride with your feet up on the handlebars? That was the daredevil thing to do in my neighborhood.

  9. These are very pretty, but definitely can be duped for much less. I’m afraid I will pass and save my money for the gorgeous Charmante lipstick
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  10. Erin says:

    I feel ya girl. I always wanted one of those Barbie cars that you actually could sit in and drive around, but alas… never had one!
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  11. Chelsea says:

    The Gris Trianon is gorgeous! I’m admiring it from an aesthetic point of view though, because I don’t like the way I look with painted nails.

  12. I love Rosy Bow!! But it may be a little too cool toned for my nc35 skin. Ahh…my fascination with pink!!

  13. I love Rosy Bow!! But it may be a little too cool toned for my nc35 skin. Ahh…my fascination with pink!!
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  14. Dollie says:

    I still don’t know how to ride a bike 🙁 …and now I’m too scared to learn.

    • Melissa says:

      Hi Dollie! I just want to say, don’t be afraid to learn something new! My mum was petrified of the water and used to only be willing to paddle ankle-deep but then she decided to take some swimming lessons and although she said at first it was hard and scary to put her head under the water now she can do it no problem! She loves swimming and going under he water and even into the sea now and she can now enjoy going into the sea or the pool with us on holiday which is something she missed out on before. If it’s something she want to do, go for it! I’m sure that you’ll be happy to have done it in the end. Best of luck for you!


  15. Melissa says:

    I’m loving these two! Especially the gray partly because I read it like “Gris T-Rhiaaaaanoooonnn!”. Aah, Fleetwood Mac. I may have picked up your way of working songs into makeup…

  16. Kim says:

    They do look great but your Huffy story stole the show! I’m loving the 80s flashbacks! 🙂 Just to reinforce that color scheme, I had a pink and gray rubgy shirt back in the day that I loved intensely. I would have worn that everyday if I could have talked my mother into washing it every night (and if I didn’t know how “uncool” it was to always wear the same thing – HAHA!).

  17. Nina says:

    The gray is gorgeous!

  18. Jennifer says:

    The grey is 100% a hit but the pink… like someone else said above, not very different though I do like your idea of a pedi color!

  19. Erica says:

    I had that bike! It was stolen out of our garage though 🙁 My heart may still be a little broken by that.

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