|Partial sunlight - awkward thumb shot (sorry!)|
This is 'XX' (twenty) by Cirque. This was my first order from Cirque (which I had been putting off for far too long), and I can safely say that it won't be my last. Everything was beautifully packaged, I love it when a seller takes the time to do a little something extra like use tissue paper, or add a promotional postcard. It really makes my day (maybe I'm strange).
Moving on. As I said, 'XX' is an absolute stunner and I knew the second I opened my package that it would be the first one that I used. 'XX' is from the Objet d'Art collection, and is a rainbow glitter polish made with over 20 different types of holographic glitters in a clear base. It's so pretty! *swoons* I really wish my photos had done it justice. I probably didn't pick the best base for it. I couldn't decide whether I wanted to use black as a base (the obvious, safe option), or layer it over a colour. So I decided to be arty farty and did black on my pointer and pinkie, purple on my thumb, and half/half on my middle and ring fingers. The black is OPI's 'Black Onyx' and the purple is China Glaze's 'Sweet Hook'. I really wish I'd just chosen one colour and stuck with it! There's so much going on with this glitter that the half and half nails look a bit of a mess. But what's done is done and I'll know better for next time.
|'XX' bottle shot|
One last thing I want to mention, Cirque polishes are lightly scented, and I love it! Each polish has lavender and sage oils added, and it's such a relaxing smell that it made painting my nails even more enjoyable than usual. However, I know that some people are allergic to lavender, and it makes me sad that you won't be able to try Cirque polishes :(
Cirque polishes are available directly from the website and they ship internationally, but alternatively you can buy them from Mei Mei's Signatures (Singapore) and Pshiiit Boutique (France).