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MUG SHOT: The only (Dior) bikini I can wear

May 28, 2012 by pam

Let’s start with a picture of the last time I ever wore a bikini.

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No wait, that’s not right. This, this was the last time I wore a bikini.

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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!

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Dior released Bikini with the Croisette Collection.

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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.

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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.

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On the nails, Bikini is a pretty coral.

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The sparse shimmer that has become a Dior trademark is visible in the bottle but not on the nails.

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On the nails it looks like a pure creme.

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Dior Bikini isn’t a bright coral.

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It has a mute quality to it that I just love.

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This would totally rock as a pedi too.

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Great formula – it applied super smoothly.

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I used two problem-free self-leveling coats.

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LOVE.

I’m sure you’re wondering how Bikini compares to other corals we love.

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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.

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So many pretty corals, none of them the same. So many bikinis, only one I can wear. (And it freaking rocks.)


9 Comments »

  1. Silvermouse says:

    Eeep! That is such a cute photo of you!!! Awwwwww!!!

    Like you I steer way clear of bikinis but this one looks like the exception! Ive always been too chicken to try orange/coral but I love the softness of this colour – it doesn’t look like it wants to jump out st you and slap you about the eyeballs!

    Gorgeous!

  2. Maribeth says:

    OMG, your baby bikini pics are so ADORABLE! I can’t take it! I love Dior Bikini on you as well. Such a fantastic color!

  3. Super love with the creamy color from Dior!!!!

  4. Which is your favorite coral? :)

  5. Eugenia says:

    You, my friend, were the cutest toddler! Lol!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

    Love Dior’s Bikini on you and you’re right: it does make a fab pedi shade! So glad you could give Saint-Tropez its proper mate!!

  6. Rie says:

    Gorgeous color Pam! I’m a sucker for these types of corals. ♥

  7. Kristina says:

    This color looks totally awesome on you! It’s the only bikini I wear as well. :)

  8. jera says:

    hihi! cute pics! :D gorgeous swatches :)

  9. greenpease05 says:

    Angdami kong tawa sa bikini photo. You are definitely hilariously cute!!!

    You nailed that bikini shade too. =)

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