Sunday, January 20, 2013

Cirque ~ Book of Shadows


Cirque ~ Book of Shadows
Silvery lavender with almost foil finish

Cirque is not a brand that I’m familiar with, soI was quite excited to try it out.

It took two coats to build up opacity, which is really good for such a pale colour! The formula was great and the polish glided on easily. Drying time was quite good too! I applied a coat of BK top coat before taking these pictures:


The lavender is very subtle, but it’s definitely there. And the shimmer is amazing. It’s not just a polish with shimmer – it’s a shimmer polish, if that makes any sense.



I love the shine!


It’s not a colour I’d ever wear on its own. I guess I don’t have many polishes I’d wear on their own; it has become a thing!

So here’s what I ended up doing to this pretty polish:


Dots, made with two Isadora polishes: Peacock and Persian Princess.


Here are the three polishes looking really happy together:


Here’s what Cirque write about their polishes:
Cirque nail polish is B3 free, which means it does not contain toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. Each bottle holds .45 oz / 13.2 ml of product and is hand-mixed by batch using high quality ingredients such as cosmetic-grade pigments and glitter.  Organic lavender and clary sage essential oils have been added to lend your hands a subtle scent after the polish dries.

I can’t smell the lavender, but I have a cold at the moment. I had my boyfriend smell my fingernails also, but he couldn’t smell anything either. So don’t let that be the thing that makes you buy this polish. Buy it because you love the colour or because you really like good quality polishes; because this is such a polish for sure.

Opacity: 7/10
Colour, prettiness: 7/10
Durability: 9/10
Value for money: 7/10
Overall: 7.5/10
Buy again: No

16 comments:

  1. Your dotticure is so cute! I love how the blue and purple look against the silver base. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm happy that you like it :)

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  2. It's very pretty, and I like the dotty additions :)

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    1. Thank you, I like the Easter egg-y look I got out of it :)

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  3. Nice shade. I really like the nail art you added too

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    1. Thanks, I don't know what it is that does that I just can't leave a polish alone :D

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  4. The dots you added are great against the base. Which is beautiful on it's own too! I wish I had picked up some Cirque polishes when I was in NYC last time. That way I wouldn't have had to pay for shipping.

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    1. Perhaps you can make a wish list in case you're going back to NYC at some point :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I might re-use it for Easter :)

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  6. very pretty, colorful and fun! just my type of mani!

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    1. Woop woop, I am so glad to hear that! :)

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  7. WOW Lucky you to have a Cirque polish!!! Love what you did with it!

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    1. Thank you! It's my only one, but possibly not the last!

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  8. Great dotticure! Get well soon (if you didn't yet ;P )

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    1. I'm getting much better already, thank you so much :)

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