July 9, 2012

Cirque Nail Lacquer

Back again with a new brand to show you friends :) Cirque nail polish is a new "indie" brand that strikes me as a tad more professional than others, more along the lines of Cult Nails and BB Couture than the brands we see on Etsy. (Not saying one is better than the other, sheesh, just different) I was impressed by the creative design, color options, and website when I first heard about them from a few of my favorite bloggers, Nails and Noms and The Polished Perfectionist. I had to order from them and try the goodies for myself of course.

Cirque is an artisanal line of hand-blended nail polish made in New York.  The name Cirque, meaning ring or circle, represents the color wheel and the endless color possibilities in the continuum.  Creator, Annie Pham, sought to develop colors that transcend those of conventional brands by experimenting with unique pigments and raw materials.  The debut collection, Dark Horse, is a 12-color arrangement that is diverse in its hues and finishes -- similar to the creative energy that abounds New York.

My first pick is Ophelia, a glitter polish with multisized and shaped icy pale periwinkle glitter with pink and green shimmer in the clear base. I really thought this looked like a glitter Lynnderella would put out. And since I'll probably never get my grubby hands on one of those, I had to snatch this up. Freaking beautiful. I did try it on it's own but it's more of a layering polish. Here it is as a (sort of?) gradient layer over Nails Inc. Baker Street which I showed you the other day.
Three coats, alone

My other choice for my initial order is French Roast, a brown and bronze glitter polish that reflects bits of gold, copper, and red. BEAUTIFUL. This is three coats, it applies nice and evenly, no application troubles. I am cooking up a good layering combo for this guy next. This swatch has a top coat as it dries quite matte.

You can get Cirque nail polish on their website http://www.cirquecolors.com/ for $12-$16. I know they also sell at a New York street fair if you're in that area. What do you think of Cirque? I expect lots more of this brand of polish to make it's way into my helmers soon haha :)

20 comments:

  1. I LOVE Cirque. I have Dark Horse, Fascination Street and Debris, and I NEED more! I think I need French Roast!

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  2. I have Ophelia, and it's absolutely beautiful. Love the gradient! I may try something like that soon.

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  3. want both of these badly! that periwinkle glitter is amazing

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  4. Ophelia over Baker Street is so lovely - they all are, but that's my favorite!

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  5. Ophelia is sooo gorgeous!!! Me want!

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  6. These are really nice, Ophelia is unique don;t think I have anything similar

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  7. I have 6 of their polishes and i really really like them!! I don't have French Roast and i think it will be my next Cirque!!

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  8. Love what you did with Ophelia! I still have to try out French Roast and Tibetan nights. You should check out the 2 holos next time you order :)

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    1. i know huh! i resisted them but i don't know how long i'll be able to hold out.

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  9. I live for new brands! Kelli you are my nail polish "lighthouse" ... old fashioned?? hmmmm.. nail polish GPS ?? :)
    You are always the source of all my new obsessions. Amazing!

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  10. Ooooh, French Roast looks amazing-tastical. I wonder if they ship internationally... *hmmm*

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    1. She most definitely ships internationally! ^_^

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  11. I gave Ophelia a pass in my first order - hmm have to re-think this. Instead I went for Epoch and Fascination Street. Both stunning. However the holo in Fascination Street made me swoon for as long as I had it on my nails - just too awesome!!

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  12. Yes, this brand seems SO classy! I have Debris...LOVE it.

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  13. Oh my goodness!! As soon as I saw Ophelia I had to have!! I'm in love with this little brand! I just got Ophelia and Vaudeville. I really like French Roast and Epoch and will probably regret not getting them. Thanks for sharing!! Awesome review:)) My nails are smiling!

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  14. awesome! thanks for the pretty swatches =)

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  15. These two would be my exact picks too if I ever order there!

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  16. These look beautiful on you! I just recently picked up Ophelia, Debris and French Roast but I've yet to try them. Looking at your swatches is making me wish I could change my polish right now! ;)

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