There is this awesome challenge called #wirlackieren for which Marzipany and Tinesuchtnachmehr announce one (or sometimes two) brands per month that everyone in the nail community will obsessively paint their nails with 😀 Everyone tries to show as many polishes of that given brand as possible within that month.
The brands in February are Cirque Colors and Cadillaquer. Unfortunately, I don’t own any polishes from Cadillaquer. But at least I have two (!) polishes from Cirque Colors that I can show you! Yay!
I bought these back in the day (2014), when a good glitter polish was hard to come by and when neon and matte glitters were the new thing in the nail world. I was obsessed with Electric Circus so I had to have it! I must admit the only reason why I ordered the second one (Kaleidoscope) was so that Electric Circus wouldn’t be so lonely. But I never regretted getting Kaleidoscope as well! Both Electric Circus and Kaleidoscope are one of the highest quality glitter polishes I own, and the glitters haven’t bled out or faded after 4 years, which is quite impressive!
So here is one coat (!) of Electric Circus over a white base (Catrice – Milky Bay). The glitter payoff is insane! It is really fool-proof and one coat gives an even coverage as shown on the picture below. I added one coat of Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat.
Next up is Kaleidoscope. It is a beautiful combination of various sizes and shapes of matte glitters. I didn’t put this one over a white base because it contains white glitter as well, so I chose a baby-blue creme polish instead (Color Club – Take me to your Chateau). The application of this one is a little more tricky – the clear base is quite thin so I had to snag the bigger glitter particles and place them on my nails. Nevertheless this is a fun nail polish that makes me happy every time I look at it! I topped this one with a coat of Seche Vite Quick Dry as well.
Those two polishes are all I can contribute to #wirlackierencirquecolors as they are (unfortunately) the only polishes I own from Cirque. Have you participated in the challenge? Are you going to participate next month? The brand for next month will be Anny. I don’t own any polishes from Anny 😦 But I’m looking forward to all of your swatches!
We had some sun this weekend! That means I was able to take decent photos of my recent manicure: I wore Illyrian Polish Gold Lion and before going into details: I am obsessed with this polish!!
My first encounter with Illyrian Polish was okay but formula-wise not really a moment to remember (Bioluminescent Review). I had ordered two more colours, one of which was Gold Lion, and I am so happy I did! It has been out of stock for a while everywhere, but I finally got hold of a bottle, and it is really really pretty. It is a very cool dark grey base with beautiful warm golden shimmer particles. Love it.
Also, Gold Lion is not camera shy. The shimmer is so so obvious and in your face – and every single picture I took of this polish looked great. Seriously, this almost never happens! I didn’t have to search for the right angle or lighting to make the shimmer pop, it is just sitting right there, waiting to be drooled over!
The application was okay, not great, a little thick, but managable. For me, I felt like using more polish than usual made it easier and the second coat made everything come together and look nice and opaque. The polish dries a little bit dull, so adding a top coat is a must if you are aiming to achieve the shiny look from the pictures below. I wore this for one and a half days before it started chipping.
Ohhh this golden shimmmaaaa! Illyrian Polish just knows how to make shimmer polishes.
In Germany we had some sun this weekend, so I decided to go holo for this posting!
Today I’m showing you Glam Polish Gentlemen Prefer Blondes from the Love Marilyn Collection that came out this year. When I ordered this polish I was actually looking for the perfect nude holo for me. CbL Fire Down Below wasn’t it, but this pretty baby here is amazing and I’m so glad I picked it up!
Gentlemen prefer blondes is a rosy peachy nude with a very strong holo effect but also with glassflecks! And since the base colour has a metallic finish this polish also looks bling bling without direct sunlight. I love that!
Application was great, two easy coats was all I needed. The pictures below show two coats plus HK girl fast drying top coat. The wear was excellent, I had no problems with chipping or tip wear for 3 days. Removal was also easy. Very happy with this one!
I bought this polish from Harlow & Co but they don’t have it in stock right now :(. It seems to be available from Mei Mei’s Signatures though!