The Dior Birds of Paradise Collection for Summer 2013 features two Dior Birds of Paradise Nail Lacquer Duos for Tips & Toes ($29 USD / $30 CAD), each consisting of two mini Dior Vernis nail lacquers in color-coordinating shades for nails and toes. This limited-edition tropical couture collection features exotic colors inspired by the legendary bird of paradise. The collection is available now; follow along with my coverage of the collection here!
Each mini Dior Vernis looks exactly like a regular-sized one, only it is just a bit smaller (30% smaller than a full sized one, to be exact). They have a full-sized brush applicator, although it isn’t the extra-wide brush tip that we’ve seen from Dior recently… it’s more of a traditional, round nail polish brush.
The duos include…
- Samba: Creamy jade & metallic teal
- Bahia: Hot pink & navy blue creams
Surprisingly, each of the duos is actually a better value than a full sized nail polish (usually it’s the opposite). I also like the fact they aren’t too mini, becuase sometimes a smaller bottle, brush and applicator wand can change the entire experience of a nail polish. These ones, however, stay quite true to the regular application of a Dior Vernis.
The colors are all stunning, and I love how they are expertly paired for complementary manicures and pedicures. If you tend to go for similar, matching shades, then you’ll love Samba. If you like to go on polar opposite ends of the spectrum, Bahia is the one for you. Whichever you choose, you’re going to love both the colors in the duos.
Each polish is beautifully pigmented and opaque in two coats (especially the cream shades… they’re even more pigmented than the metallic one)! They have a great texture which is quick and easy to apply, and they dry fairly fast too. These nail lacquers last about 2-3 days on me without chipping, which is the average.
Probably not the most unique shades I’ve ever seen, but a great way to try out the Dior Vernis formula at a great value.
$29 USD / $30 CAD
- Amount: 2 x 0.23oz / 7mL
- Value: $63 USD per oz / $65 CAD per oz
Limited Edition. Available now at:
Two Vernis Nail Lacquer Duos in the collection; both shown here.
See the rest of the Dior Bird of Paradise Collection for Summer 2013 here.