Dior Bird of Paradise Collection Samba Duo Swatch and Review

Good morning! It’s Wednesday, folks. I can see the weekend in the distance! Today I have one of the Summer Duos from Dior’s 2013 Bird of Paradise Collection. There are two sets available. I’ll be showing you the Samba Duo. These are mini bottles (7ml), which is 70% of the full-sized Diors. The two polishes in the pair are packaged together in a single box.

Bird of Paradise Vernis by Dior Duos (Summer 2013)

[source: dior.com]

I striped my middle finger for both swatches so you could see the pair together. They really are a nice complement to each other. Dior describes Samba (402) as a “sea blue”. The color says “seafoam green” to me rather than “sea blue”. I prefer a brighter teal, but it’s still a beautiful color. It has Dior’s signature crème formula, which I’m crazy about. I used two easy coats. Both swatches are finished with a coat of Seche Vite.

Bird of Paradise Vernis by Dior Samba Duo #402

Samba (794) is described as a “metallic peacock green”. It’s really beautiful, but I immediately thought of Chanel Azure. It turns out that Azure is a little bluer and 794 is greener and not as shimmery. They definitely aren’t the same, but you probably won’t want/need both…so compare them before you buy. The formula was excellent. It was sheer on the first coat and fairly opaque in two. You can see some slight balding in my pinky. I could have gone for a third.

Bird of Paradise Vernis by Dior Samba Duo #794

Dior never disappoints me. Their polish is a real splurge but I never regret it! The Bird of Paradise Dior Vernis Duos retail for $29. That’s actually a deal. Full-sized Dior polishes (10ml) retail for $24 each. So you’re really getting over $33 in polish for $29. I purchased mine at Sephora. You can also find them at dior.com, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s and other fine department stores.

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  1. Kat Dinges says:

    I need these. Great post!

  2. Deb Merris says:

    gorgeous manis love the colors a must have!!!

  3. Doria says:

    Those are so pretty! And I love the stripes :)

  4. erin says:

    Beautiful! So clean and simple.

  5. Megan says:

    i’ve been considering getting the bahia duo…never tried a dior polish! i always wonder with designer polishes if they are as good as they seem….

  6. Shipra says:

    OMG! Samba = SWOON! These are absolutely gorgeous, and I want.

  7. Gorgeous! I love that creme!!

  8. Kerrie Black says:

    beautiful! So elegant

  9. Amy says:

    Holy crap!!! These are absolutely stunning. Your swatches are amazing.

  10. Lisa at Cosmetic Sanctuary says:

    Pretty! I have the other set, but I may need to find this one!

  11. Kelly R says:

    THanks for the great swatches! I love the stripes.

  12. Xin Yu says:

    I don’t own any Dior polishes as they are crazy expensive in Singapore and haven’t justified needing to purchase any yet! I really love the Samba duo though, and love the stripes which you did! (: Just hope that it isn’t marked up too high at Dior counters here! :/

  13. They look very gorgeous!

  14. Love the accent nail. I want the first lighter blue. Looks a bit mint green too.

  15. Deborah says:

    Girl, you are killing me with these pictures – the polish looks so perfect!

  16. I am completely drooling over these shades, and your manicure is flawless!!

  17. Kellie says:

    $30 for 2 polishes is a deal??? I cringe when I pay $10 on Etsy for polish lol. I’m a Walmart kind of girl!! That said, I love the mint green with the thick and thin metallic stripes. I believe I can mimic that with much cheaper polishes like Wet N Wild or Pure Ice…or even China Glaze lol. =)

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