Dior Samba Duo Summer 2013 Collection
Hello there! Hope everyone had a lovely Saturday. I know I did! I had a facial appointment in the afternoon, so Eliza and I decided to meet up for brunch and chit-chat. It was meant to be a shopping-free day, until we habitually found ourselves in Tangs Beauty Hall, after swatching the beautiful Dior Nude Glow from the Summer 2013 Bird oF Paradise collection at DFS.
When we stepped into Tangs, it was purely so that Eliza could pick up the Dior Nude Glow. Of course, while we were there, we also requested to look at the set of nail polishes. They came in 2 sets of duo minis. Ok, I have to confess, I was very drawn to this collection when I first saw the ads. The base color of this collection was TURQOISE, my favourite color ever! I have been secretely trying to psyche myself to thinking that I do not need anything from this collection. I guess that was a fail :p
Given that I was meant to be on a “beauty diet”, I limited myself to only one set and of course I chose Samba over Bahlia, just because it is turqoise and also because I do have dupes of both Bahlia colors.
Yup, this duo is the one on the Collection’s promotional advert. Another reason why I needed this duo over Bahlia!
Isn’t it just too beautiful to pass? The duos are miniatures with only 7ml of product each which I don’t mind because I never every finish my nail polishes. I have never been a fan of minis because the brushes are usually small and lousy. These minis actually came with Dior’s signature flat brush in regular size, which was a very nice touch.
Eliza and I initially thought the Pastel Green would look very similar to Nymphea but they are so different! Phew! Another reason why I needed to get Samba. Yup, there was a lot of deliberation before finally getting the duo – much like a justification-to-self situation with an attempt to alleviate any guilt of breaking my beauty diet.
The Dior counter at Tangs has a new manicure counter where you can get a free express manicure when you purchase any Dior product. Since we had some time to spare before my facial, I got my nails painted on the spot with Samba and topping it off with the Dior Gel Coat. LOVE IT!! I was very impressed with the formulation of both colors, they were perfectly opaque in 2 coats without any streakiness. If you don’t already own any Dior polishes, this is your chance to try!
The Dior Duo will be available at all Dior counters from the first week of May. It is also currently available at DFS. Each set is sold at $44.
Thanks for reading! Which set do you prefer?