Dior Croisette Bikini and Saint Tropez Swatches & Review


"Dior Vernis captivates and dazzles in two addictive summer shades. The Croisette look goes all the way down to the fingernails with polish in Saint-Tropez, an aqua turquoise, and Bikini, a fresh, glamorous coral."



Bikini is a very soft and delicate peachy coral leaning towards pastel. It's a perfect color for Spring and I think that it would definitely compliment a wide variety of skin tones. Creme with the "secret" Dior sparse silver shimmer, formula was a pleasure to work with : 2 nice and easy coats for perfect coverage.







Saint Tropez is a re-release from last year, created for the opening of Dior's boutique in Saint Tropez as a reminder of the sparkling waters of the French Riviera. I had already reviewed this beautiful turquoise (link) but I had to re-swatch it. I remember having troubles with application and blaming the weather for them. Obviously with good reason since today it's been nothing but a dream to apply. You're looking at 2 coats plus topcoat.






1962. That's when the very first Dior nail polish was released.
To celebrate 50 years of its Vernis, Dior has hosted a live art performance in New York with Holton Rower, taking "marbling" to a whole new level!




In case you're wondering, only 5 bottle of polish were harmed in the process, the rest being regulair paint ;-)


The Croisette collection is already available and the polishes retail for $23 / £17 / 20.70€


25 comments:

  1. I'm so glad I have both of these pretties! I have the most wonderful memories about Dior Saint Tropez, because it was the most unexpected an gorgeous gift I got last year when I was visiting a friend in Paris. Seeing it again here today brings back all those llovely memories! And seeing them together they complement eachother so well!

    Great swatches Sam, I can't wait to wear them.

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  2. SO glad Dior re-released Saint Tropez! Such a pretty color!

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  3. Beautiful shades, both of them!

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  4. i have both of them very pretty i even got a backup of saint tropez :D

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  5. there are totally awesome :O I wouldn't mind having both of them in my collection.
    just a suggestion: maybe you could start mentioning some dupes in the posts while you review the polishes? I'm sorry if it's already in the post scheme, but I didn't noticed it and I think it would be a great idea :D

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  6. I had been lemming Saint-Tropez since I missed the ultra-limited release last year and I am SO appreciative of Dior for re-releasing it. Even after 9 months of longing it lived up to my high, high, HIGH expectations! In fact, it is honestly one of my favorite polishes and I truly don't have a dupe, although I have many polishes in the same color family. I love Bikini, too, although I (whisper) haven't worn it yet. I know, for shame! I like to give my luxury polishes a proper airing and the right moment has yet to come for Bikini. I love Dior's secret shimmer and the fact that they usually do small releases so that I can buy most/all of what appeals to me. I also saw some pictures from the Dior Beauty party on a fashion site and wondered if any beauty blogs would pick up the story.

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  7. @Voodoo Blonde good point! I will try to oblige ;-)

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  8. i really love the youtube video of the live art! it's so pretty! so they will hang the canvas up together with the polishes rite? That's really a brilliant idea of a decoration in the house... i love polishes to that point!

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  9. Great swatches, Thanks for sharing

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  10. Great video, I love the blue one on your nails :)

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  11. I found a dupe for saint tropez, it's from pupa. @FashionPolish

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  12. These two new shades are so gorgeous together! They look like something sweet to cool you down on a hot day. They also look like they need to be mine. :)

    Ridiculously beautiful swatch pictures as always!

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  13. I have Saint Tropez from last year, and it´s really unique. Gorgeous swatches, as usual, Sam! Bisous :)

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  14. Both are really beauties! Your photos are so perfect (as usual) - you caught the 'real' shade of these (at least on my monitor) over a couple others I have seen on blogs that were photoed too dark.

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  15. Love that idea - I am always into dupes! These 2 looked like I could find close kissin' cousins was one of my first thoughts on seeing them in this good lighting. It's rare many folks now days can/will spend $23 and up on a bottle of polish. @FashionPolish

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  16. I need them both! but they are so super expensive here in germany! :(

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  17. Love the video but 1952 was 60 years ago and not 50! Not a fan of the brushes in the Dior polishes....

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  18. @The Scarlett you're totally right! Thanks! I just corrected it :P

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  19. Os dois são lindos!
    Super achei as cores maravilhosas :)

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  20. beautiful swatches love your post and these polishes I was luckily enough to get both!

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  21. beautiful swatches love your post and these polishes I was luckily enough to get both!

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  22. I would usually never go for a coral like that, but it is gorgeous. I feel like you can tell how good the formula is on these just from the swatches.

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