Let’s start with a picture of the last time I ever wore a bikini.
No wait, that’s not right. This, this was the last time I wore a bikini.
Since then, I’ve been strictly a one-piece girl. Sure, I sometimes feel tempted when I spot pretty bikinis while shopping but I never touch them. My body (and the world) isn’t ready for any bikini out there.
For a long time, finding a bikini I could wear felt like a long shot – like winning the lottery. And then this happened. Bingo!
Dior released Bikini with the Croisette Collection.
This pretty coral is one of the two shades in the collection. Petah surprised me with the other shade – St. Tropez – last year on my birthday, back when it was insanely elusive. I love St. Tropez so much that every time I see it, I feel like grabbing a bottle and buying even though I already own it. And I’ve seen it numerous times these past couple of weeks.
But back to Bikini. Here’s how I know I was meant to wear this Bikini: two awesome people (two, not one) got me bottles of this pretty shade. James and Tatin.
On the nails, Bikini is a pretty coral.
The sparse shimmer that has become a Dior trademark is visible in the bottle but not on the nails.
On the nails it looks like a pure creme.
Dior Bikini isn’t a bright coral.
It has a mute quality to it that I just love.
This would totally rock as a pedi too.
Great formula – it applied super smoothly.
I used two problem-free self-leveling coats.
I’m sure you’re wondering how Bikini compares to other corals we love.
I was especially curious to see how it compares to the newer coral releases.
I brought out some of my favorite corals so I could play with them.
No dupes found. Dior Psychedelic Orange is way more pink; Chanel Distraction also has a tad more pink in it, is a bit more sheer and jelly-like and has that pretty fuchsia shimmer; Orange Fizz is paler and more orange, Riviera is way more intense and orange.
So many pretty corals, none of them the same. So many bikinis, only one I can wear. (And it freaking rocks.)