Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dior's Gris Montaigne - NOTD

Gris Montaigne

I've had this shade for a little while now, sitting neglected in my nail polish stash so I thought it was time to show it some lovin'. My Chanel Mimosa was starting to wear and I wanted a change from the flashiness of Mimosa. I really have an appreciation for Dior nail polishes and adore how quickly they dry. Plus, I am a huge fan of gray and really think it is one of the most understated colors out there. I was already familiar with Dior's new formula of nail polishes, and I know they had some mixed reviews on the brush but I was impressed with my Dior Bond Street. Olga, from had already done a previous review on the polishes and I fell in love with what I saw. So when I spotted the last of Gris Montaigne mingling with other nail polishes on a nail display at Nordstrom's I snatched it up in a heartbeat.

Wide brush 
Gris Montaigne (707) was inspired by it's flagship store located in Paris, France on 30 Avenue Montaigne. It was part of a mini-release of nail polishes all inspired by fashion capitals - London, New York, and of course Paris. Sadly, Gris Montaigne is no longer available.  

The polish applies darker than it appears in the bottle when you apply two coats, like I did.

Hand with Gris Montaigne

Christian Dior top to Gris Montaigne

What are you wearing on your nails?


  1. Gris Montaigne looks great on you!!!! Your post made me want to put it on right now, haha :) I just removed Nirvana+Rock Coat and applied Red Royalty again, I think it will be my go-to polish for awhile :)

  2. Olga, it means a lot to me that you read my blog since I've been reading your blog for a while now! I'm telling you after seeing the Dior shades you featured I wanted them, your pictures were that good. I really do like gray and the way that the Dior polishes hold up. I'll have to check out Red Royalty.

  3. I passed on this and now I really regret it! It's really stunning on in an understated sort of way. Just found your blog- lovely, by the way. x jeanie

  4. @Jeanie, thank you for the sweet compliment! I appreciate you taking the time to read my blog and comment. I was walking through my local Macy's and saw Gris Montaigne, so maybe you can still find it in the stores? It's worth a try if you really like it. Good luck!