Dior Birds Of Paradise Summer Nail Lacquer Duo in 001 Samba

I went to the Dior counter last weekend, and finally tested the Dior Birds Of Paradise nail polish duo in 001 Samba. I had to have it, but it was out of stock! I was so bummed because I hate waiting for the stock to arrive, if any. And then, just yesterday, the mail man came and delivered me this. Trust me when I tell you I gave a little yelp of excitement! This post is going to be picture heavy, because I really love this combo. Furthermore, pictures speak a thousand words, no?





Samba is a nail lacquer duo which consists of two colours (duh!): 402, a light turquoise and 794, a metallic peacock green. It’s great when I get some colour descriptions because if you left it to me, I’d say they are teals. Blue greens, or greenish blues… teals 😛 I know I’m really bad at describing colours, and that is why there are enough pictures to SHOW you what they look like!


samba2 samba4


The brush is a smaller one instead of their regular flat tapered brush that I love. It takes a few more strokes to get the job done, but it’s not a matter of life and death. The formula is very forgiving, and it is difficult to have a streaky finish. That, coming from someone who sucks at nail polish application. Here’s how they look like worn. Pretty, ain’t it? GORGEOUS! Pictures show two coats of the nail polish with Dior top coat.


samba5 samba6


When I saw 402, I thought it was similar to Saint Tropez. I compared it, along with Waterlily, and Samba 402 is somewhere in between. I don’t have anything remotely close to Samba 794, given my modest nail stash, but I thought Butter London Victoriana was close. Victoriana is less vibrant, more grey.


samba8 samba9


Here’s a last one before we go…




Happy dance!! This nail lacquer duo retails for RM95 and is limited edition. I think it sells better than the other duo which consists of a bright pink and blue. If you love this as much as I do, don’t hesitate and go grab it while you still can!


xoxo Lily


picture disclaimer



  • Isn’t this duo super amazing? It was the first thing that caught my eye when I saw the promo images, and I’m glad I finally own it!

    • SAME HERE! I’m so happy, because I thought I’d lost that chance. I’m still wearing it today. It’s gorgeous 🙂

  • stunning colors!
    Your photography skills are getting better and better! Nice~

    • Thank you leimun. I took these photos under direct sunlight. Thought it’d be nice to have some variety in the photos 🙂

  • Laura

    Samba is absolutely gorgeous!! <3 RM95 for a LE duo seems like a steal in comparison to the normal-sized nail lacquers. ^^

    • Hi Laura! These are smaller than their normal sized ones, as you can see in the photos, but yes, I still think it’s a steal since you’re getting 2 different shades, and they are both gorgeous 🙂

  • Wait. RM95 for 2? That’s really a STEAL! Must.Go.Grab.It!

    • YES! GO GET IT!! 🙂

  • Charlotte

    It looks pretty! But I always feel I have bad luck with Dior nail polish, they don’t last long on me for some weird reasons 🙁

    • Really? Do you use a top coat? I usually apply 2 coats followed by a top coat, and they last about 5 days on me before chipping. However, I tend to take it off by the 4th or 5th day anyway 🙂

      • Charlotte

        Ya I do, the usual good polishes last around 4-5 days on average on me, but the Dior ones usually chips on the 2nd or 3rd day.. 🙁 Will consider buying this anyway, since the price is fairly reasonable XD

        • Well, if you want to get it, you might want to do it quick. It’s already sold out in Ipoh 🙂

  • Every time I see this duo it just looks prettier and prettier! Gorgeous Lily!

    • This duo has been talked about to death, but I have to have this in my blog’s archive. It’s all sorts of gorgeousness 🙂

  • Yaay, you got it too! I really love this duo, it’s cute and fun! I espected to love the metallic shade the most but I actually really love both!

    • I love this!!! I love both colours, and I just reapplied them. So, I’ve been wearing them for the full week 🙂

  • Yay! I’m glad it came. I love this duo. I would have picked it up if I didn’t get Chanel Azure which looks so similar. I love how you have applied it. Loving teals for this summer!

    • I know! I was so happy! I love that it’s a duo. Chanel Azure is gorgeous too. This year’s summer collections are beautiful 🙂

  • Liz

    I like them well enough but don’t like minis sold in duos. Been a while since I last purchased a Dior polish and it used to be an addiction!

    • I’m not addicted to nail polishes, but I can see why it can be addictive! I don’t wear nail polishes often enough, so I’m quite happy with minis this size. I tried the OPI minis before, but they’re just way too small!