Dior Samba Summer Lacquer Duo for Tips & Toes Is The Color of Ligurian Sea!

Dior Samba

I knew I wanted Dior Samba Summer Lacquer Duo for Tips & Toes the second I saw the promo image, but I sat on it for the longest time. I finally went ahead when I was in Cannes. Partly because I needed to repaint my nails, and partly because it reminds me so much of the Ligurian Sea!

Like Bahia, Dior Samba comes with two 7ml (0.23 oz) bottles of Dior Vernis.

402 is a dusty jade.

Dior Samba 402

704 is a metallic teal:

Dior Samba 794

Can you see just how much the combination is similar to the color of the sea?

Do note that the swatch was done without a base or top coat.

Dior Samba Bird of Paradise swatch

Formula-wise, 402 is a typical Dior Vernis with a crème finish. It is pretty much opaque with one coat, and the finish is nice and smooth. 794 is a little trickier with the metallic finish. The first coat is a little streaky and uneven, though it does become smoother as it dries. With two coats I  can still see some streaks, but it is not the trickiest metallic nail polish I own. I had no base coat or top coat with me, and they could make a difference!

Dior Samba swatch

Whenever I miss how the Ligurian Sea looks under the sun, I will take Dior Samba out and paint my nails again.

PS: Guess what else has a similar color theme?

I bumped into Mike and Sulley outside of the Carlton Hotel in Cannes! Who else is excited about Monsters University?

Monsters University, Cannes

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx



  • http://twitter.com/BeautyReflectTS BeautyReflections

    AHHHHH such pretty pics!!!And ME! I cab hardly wait for Monsters U!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Tracy! I hope it’s going to be just as good!

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Now THAT is one great setting for product pics :-D Have a great time in Cannes, Sunny!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Melissa! Wish I could do this all the time!

  • http://redhotjillypeppers.com/ Redhotjillypeppers

    Two very pretty shades and lots of sunshine = bliss :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jill! I had a good moment :)

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Yaaay–beautiful pics, Sunny! Ah, I want to go to Cannes so bad right now! The polishes are really gorgeous too! I love Samba but since I have a couple of REALLY similar shades from Essie, I think I will just admire how they look on you…with a gorgeous backdrop to boot :)

    Oh and Monsters University?? I AM SOOOOOOO EXCITED! Monsters Inc. is one of my absolute favorite Pixar movies! :D

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Becca! I don’t own anything similar, and I really needed to repaint my nails so…

      Same here! I need to watch it again before going to this one!

  • http://twitter.com/daydream_beauty Amber MacDonald

    What gorgeous colors, and a stunning back drop! Love your ring too. :)
    I am super excited to see the new Monsters Inc movie! I loved the first one and I’m sure this will be great as well!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Amber! I’m hoping this one will be great as well! I might have to dig the first movie out before I go!

  • TinaBowling

    Truly gorgeous photos, love the colors! I can’t wait for Monsters University also :).

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Tina! I’ve been so psyched about the movie since last year!

  • http://twitter.com/Icarias1 Icaria

    Ok that’s it, I’m done! I’ll never be able to top that! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. The setting, the ring, the colors! Love!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Helene! I don’t think I’ll get to do something like this again anytime soon though!

  • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

    Oh my gosh. Can we just take a moment to reflect on how insanely jealous I am?! The beach looks like A DREAM! Oh my goodness. And of course the most fitting background for the nail colors :) Hahah LOL @ “Guess what else has a similar color theme?” :D

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww I was there for work though, plus it actually wasn’t too warm! I just had to include Mike and Sulley in the post. Any excuse will do :p

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Amazing shots! It’s like a professional magazine shoot. Hope you got some good profile pics out of this venture, too. ;)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Liz! The sun definitely helped!

  • http://www.bellachique.be/ Teri

    Omg, I love these pictures! The weather looked absolutely amazing! Sooo jealous, I’m totally ready for a vacation right now :p

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Teri! It actually rained like crazy the next day, so you never know!

  • susan

    cool!! i like it very much! ♥

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Susan, same here! I’m glad I went ahead and bought it!

  • http://nothingspaces.com Carina

    This post made me smile so much. :) Hope to see more pictures; it looks so beautiful!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Carina!

  • http://twitter.com/KrystleKouture Krystle Kouture

    402 is so pretty! Love the beach photoshoot too

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Krystle! Out of the two it is also my favorite!

  • http://www.pinklavenders.com/ Rainy Days & Lattes

    There is nothing more fitting than 2 Dior bottles sitting in the backdrop of a beautiful beach shot! Hope you’re well in Cannes :) I love Monsters Inc! ^_^

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Jen! I can’t wait to see Monsters University! Big fan of Monsters Inc too!

  • Dominique

    Beautiful pictures. How lucky to be in Cannes ^^ I am miles away but still in France !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dominique, it was a fun experience indeed! I don’t know if I’ll want to go back for a real holiday though.

  • http://twitter.com/Marijke04 Marijke

    Loove the pics!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Marijke! The sun helped a lot!

  • ValleyDoll

    Ooh those pictures, me wants some sun, sea and tanning time ! This weather makes me miserable.

    I have a similar nail polish, it’s called Turquoise and Caicos from Essie. Love those kinds of shades.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww I’m so sorry to hear that, Eva! I’ve been back for a few days, and you’re right about the weather. I know that one from Essie! I’m a fan of similar shades as well. Think Essie has one this summer!

  • VickyM

    Cannes seems like a very beautiful place, you are so lucky Sunny :D , I have been to France five times in my lifetime in total up until now, but never to Cannes, I went only to Paris, Rouen, Limoges, Angers, Bordeaux, Strasbourg, Mont Saint Michelle and the Castles, French villages and the French countryside and other places I don´t remember the name of, lol that was one cool tour I took a few years ago. The other times I just went to Paris mainly. But I have never been to the more glamorous places like Saint Tropez or Cannes you are really so lucky I hope you are having a great time there! Now about the nail polishes I really like the metallic one, is gorgeous but it reminds me a lot of Azure. It´s really pretty, summery and it does look like the sea, I need to find a cheaper dupe ASAP lol :P .

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Vicky, wow you’ve been to many cities in France! To be honest I’d opt for a city trip over a resort town, but I was there for work anyways. I hope you’ll find something similar soon! I like the dusty jade more myself, but it’s fun to throw the metallic shade in the mix!

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    Cannes! I am so jealous. I hope you annoy your vaca. I love these images of the polishes by the sea! A very beautiful and of course I looove the polishes!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Taylor, it was actually a work trip but I did have some free time to walk around and dangle my (pale) legs by the sea. I am so in love with that dusty jade! It’ll probably be as loved as Saint Tropez from last year!

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I AM EXCITED ABOUT MONSTERS UUUUUUUUU.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I KNOW RIIIIGHT?

  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com/ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    Love the polish colors, and they look so beautiful against the ocean. The weather looks so nice. I wish I’m this lucky to be on vacation right now.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Angela, it was actually a work trip so I definitely had my hands full! It was nice to dangle my feet by the sea though. I won’t lie about that!

  • http://www.cuteandmundane.com/ Dovey

    Hi Sunny, What a fun duo — and beautiful sea! It sounds like you had an amazing time in Cannes!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Dovey, it was a great experience indeed! I’m so glad I went ahead and got the duo. I’m sure the dusty jade will get a lot of love!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com/ Ruby Chua

    Gorgeous pics!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks Ruby! Between the sunlight and gorgeous sea, it was hard not to get some good pics!

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

    ahahahha when you said ‘guess what else has a similar color theme?’ I definitely was not thinking of Monster’s University! Love the gorgeous backdrop, man between you and Paris in Four Months I’m dying to go to Cannes. Ah yes, and love the polishes of course. Good pick :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      LOL sorry but I was so psyched when I saw those two! Wait, you’re going to be in Paris? You don’t necessarily have to go to Cannes unless you really want to be in a resort city with very posh people though ;)

      • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

        oh no no, I’m talking about the blog called Paris in Four Months. I wish I was going to be in Paris. I plan to study abroad Junior year, but probably not in France. Europe, though!

        • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

          Oops sorry for the confusion! And yes, studying abroad is a great idea! Europe is great when you’re young (you get a discount everywhere for being younger than 25/26)!

  • Lily

    MONSTERS UNIVERSITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be there :-)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha I know, right? I’ve been so excited about it since last year!

  • http://www.themakeupfile.com/ themakeupfile

    I love the background to your photos! I can’t wait to hit up the beach and just curl my toes in the sand! I’m so excited for Monsters University! I can’t wait for it to be released!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks! I’ve been looking forward to this one since last year! It’s FINALLY almost out!

  • wheetnee

    I SOOOOO want to purchase somethinig from this collection, but I shant spend anymore on nail polish! Dusty jade is soooo pretty!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I know! I sat on it for a long time because I don’t paint my nails that often, and I honestly own enough nail polishes till I’m 80! But oh well, I needed to paint my nails, and the colors are just so nice ;)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    AMAZING pictures, Sunny!!! Beyond cool that you shot them on the rocks of Cannes!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Kristen! I was a bit worried I’d look too weird, but then I thought why the heck not ;)

  • petra

    Oh my, your pictures, now I wanna go on vacation :)
    So pretty those colors!!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I know!!! I can’t wait to go somewhere warm and sunny again!

  • Rabbit

    Beautiful nail polishes and even more beautiful photos :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks! With the sun and the sea, it was impossible not to get some decent photos to be honest!

  • memoiselle memoiselle

    I almost picked this duo when I was at the airport few weeks ago but I skipped as I don’t really wear blue on my nails. I love how you use the metallic teal as an accent.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Hey Meryl, I fell in love with Dior Saint Tropez last year, and since then it totally opened a new door for me! I prefer the metallic teal as an accident. Out of the two the dusty jade is my favorite!

  • http://bronzerbunny.com/ Joyce (bronzer bunny)

    ohhh what a good idea to take pics by the water! :)

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Haha it was RIIIIGHT there! Would have been a waste if I didn’t!

      • http://bronzerbunny.com/ Joyce (bronzer bunny)

        hehe it is SOOO PRETTYYY