Even more impressive is the amount of mint microshimmers in Waterlily. You can see them clearly in the photo above. If you dislike Chanel's muted shimmer look, which is barely perceptible unless in full sun, then this Dior polish will strike your fancy! Waterlily's shimmer is still subtle because it looks like a satin finish indoors but I just wanted to stress the shimmers are a touch more noticeable than Chanel shimmers. In the photos, I'm wearing two coats of Waterlily with Butter London's Hardware top coat.
I wanted to show you the color in several different lighting scenarios so you could see the full scope of the shade.
Indoors facing the window, blinds drawn -- looks more leafy
Indoors facing the window, blinds open -- looks more minty
Outdoors in full sun -- looks warmer yet pale!
I know a lot of you are curious to see how Waterlily compares to Chanel's epic Jade nail polish, which I unfortunately do not own, so please visit The Beauty Look Book here to view even more epic swatches. Jade is definitely more minty but Waterlily comes pretty darn close. That doesn't mean I won't purchase a dozen bottles of Jade if it makes a comeback, though!
I did not purchase the other rose-scented polish, Forget-Me-Not, a mauve-purple, because I don't generally wear medium satin purples. I prefer my purples to have a light jelly finish or I stick to lavender shades. Sabrina's swatch of D&G Amethyst, however, is rather tempting.. Anyway, here are a few more pictures of Waterlily in front of a palm tree when the sun was hidden behind the clouds.
Bottom Line: Waterlily is my nail pick of the season! Sorry, Chanel. You'll always be my first love. It's back-up worthy. It also wears like iron, as do all of my other Dior polishes. If you are interested in a minty/leafy green this Spring, try Waterlily!