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.
704 is a metallic teal:
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.
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!
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?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx