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Cirque Objet d’Art Collection Swatches

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Happy weekend! Anyone have big plans? I sure do, I’m going to see No Doubt tonight! If you know me in real life you’d know that No Doubt is pretty much my favorite thing ever. I’ve seen them live probably 30 times by now, I’ve lost count after all these years. I even have 2 No Doubt tattoos…I think I’ve proved my fangirl-ness is in full effect over here, right? haha!

I have a brand new collection from Cirque to share with you today. If you’ve never heard of Cirque you are in for a treat! The collection I have for you is the second release from Cirque, it’s called the Objet d’Art Collection. Cirque’s website says that the polishes in the Objet d’Art Collection are inspired by works of art such as, Hirst’s “For the Love of God” and McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibition. When you go to the Cirque website there are gorgeous photos for a few of the shades showing their inspiration!  There is truly something for everyone in this collection, it includes 11 shades in a variety of colors and finishes. I hope you all love it as much as I do!

Au is a 23K gold leaf top coat. I know we’ve seen a lot of these lately but guys, this one is great! By far it was the easiest of what I currently own to apply. The flakes were dense and easy to get out of the bottle and onto the nail. With the other gold flake top coats I have I had to apply 1 coat then go back and dab on more flakes where it was sparse but that was not needed with Au!

Cape Liz is a light blue/grey with a gorgeous blue/purple shimmer. The shimmer wasn’t overly hidden, I could see it indoors under normal lighting. Out in the sun this was a stunner when the sun would it the nail as I was moving my hand. The formula was great, much more opaque than I expected it to be.

Curiosity is a bright saturated red with golden flecks and gold shimmer. This reminds me a little bit of one of my favorite reds, OPI Red Dazzle (not a dupe but the same kind of feeling). The formula was great, it flowed so nicely onto nail!

Cypress is a copper linear holo.  If you’ve ever wanted a holographic penny colored polish this is for you. This was fantastic, easily one of my favorites from the collection. The formula was great, it was easy to apply and flowed nicely.

Hellebore is a gorgeous mix of light green, pink and fuchsia glitter. I’m a big green fan so this is a very welcome addition to my collection, I can easily say I have nothing quite like this. The little bits of pink and fuchsia add a beautiful pop in this polish. If you love green polish like I do this is a winner you will want to add to your collection. The formula was great, it wasn’t thick and it applied very easily.

Lapis is a sapphire blue glitter. There are little bits of holo glitter in here that are absolutely gorgeous out in the sun! The formula was great, it wasn’t thick and it flowed nicely onto the nail. This is another that works well on it’s own or for layering.

Planet Caravan is a blackened purple shimmer. This has a great golden duochrome to it! It ended up being not as duochrome on the nail as I thought it would be based on how it looked in the bottle but it’s a gorgeous shade either way. The formula was awesome, it was nearly a 1 coater! I ended up doing a very very thin second coat but it was hardly needed.

XX is a mix of over 20 types of holographic particles according to Cirque’s website. This is insane, it has so many different types of glitter in there, everything from holographic shimmer to holographic diamond shaped glitter. Overall it has a very pastel look to it over both light and dark base colors. If you like glitter you need this, period.

Overall, I love this collection. There really is something for everyone here, I have to say I pretty much love everything about not only this brand but the collection. The packaging, inspiration, names etc… it’s all fantastic. My personal favorites from the collection are XX, Hellebore, Cypress, Lonesome George and  Au.

Cirque polishes are available at cirquecolors.com, all of the polishes in this collection are $13 per bottle with the exception of Au which is $28 and Cypress & Lonesome George which are $15.

 

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Color Club Wicked Sweet Collection Swatches

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Good Morning guys!  Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was boring…I guess that’s good? haha

Today I have for you guys swatches of the first of 2 summer collections Color Club has put for this year. This one is called Wicked Sweet. All of the polishes in this collection are scented, and there are a couple interesting combos, color wise. I have heard that this set is already popping up at Ross and is also available on some etailers like Transdesign.com and VictoriasNailSupply.com (my 2 favorites!)

First up Is Get Your Lem-On. This one was pretty sheer, but the color is fab. I don’t have anything dupey in my stash. It’s a bright highlighter yellow with a green shimmer. On it’s own I needed 4 coats for okay opacity, I could have used another but I’m not down with doing 5 coats of polish lol. I also have it layered over white on my ring finger in the pictures below. Over white I only needed 2 coats, awesome! The only downside to layering it over the white is that it seemed to kill that awesome shimmer, you could still see it but it wasn’t very noticeable 🙁 Get Your Lem-On smells like….you guessed it, Lemon Candy.

The Lime Starts Here is a bright neon green, I do like this color but it’s nothing new we haven’t seen before.  The formula was just okay, for a neon it did well, no dragging bald spotsI Always Get My Man-Darin is a bright orange packed with shimmer! I have a lot of orange in my stash, but again nothing like this one. The formula on this was pretty much exactly the same as Get Your Lem-On, very sheer. On it’s own I used 4 coats and 2 coats over white on my ring finger.

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Saturday Spam: Lynnderella

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Hi guys, hope you’re all having a good weekend so far…I sure as heck am, more on that tomorrow! Today I have a big helping of spam for you….this spam is all Lynnderella! I’ve been waffling on posting this because for the past few months Lynnderella=drama. The drama associated with it turns me off the brand so I had decided not to post pictures of what I have. Then I kind of tested the waters in my Indie spam post with 1 Lynn polish and everyone liked it, so I decided what the heck I’ll just post everything I have that I haven’t shown before in one post. Hope you guys enjoy!

If you want to buy Lynnderella polishes it’s a bit of a process…you have to send in a wish list to Llarowe then wait for your last name to come up in her rotations. I think the 1st rotation of wish lists is still going on so depending on your last name you could be waiting for like 4-5 months, it wasn’t too bad for me but I know some people are frustrated with the wait. I know the waiting sucks but I do like that at least you get everything you want eventually. It’s worth it just to avoid the mad dash of trying to get things before they sell out in .5 seconds during re-stocks. Right now Llarowe is not accepting wish lists but last I heard she would be taking them again soon-ish.

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Alright guys…I’m just going to tell you what I layered these over (for most of the polishes) instead of writing a little novel about each! Hope ya don’t mind!

Boy Girl Party over Zoya Ginessa. FYI there is diamond shaped glitter in this…LOVE!!

Very Pretty Vampire over OPI Black Onyx. I actually really don’t love this combo but I was losing daylight so I couldn’t re-do it. My favorite way to wear VPV is over purple!

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piCture pOlish New Collaboration Shades: Siren Song, Geode, Douceur & Imperial

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Hi guys! Today I have 4 of the 5 new collaboration shades from piCture pOlish to share with you! These were released a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t wait for them to show up at my house. I always love the collaboration shades, it’s fun to read the posts of the girls who created the shades plus I usually feel like these are shades I want too but don’t already own.

Douceur is a light nude/beige base with fuchsia glitter mixed throughout. This was a collaboration with Tartofraises somehow I had never heard of her blog but since getting her shade I’ve been over there looking through her posts and she does really beautiful nail art! To read her post about the shade check out her blog here.  The formula was good, it was more opaque than I expected it to be and it wasn’t streaky at all.

Imperial is a super vibrant purple with a heavy blue shimmer and gold glitter. This is a collaboration with Jeanette of The Swatchaholic. I was so excited to see this one, Jeanette is a blogger that I’ve become friends with over the last couple years and I had no doubt that if piCture pOlish ever collaborated with her it would be gorgeous. Well, let me tell you Imperial is insanely gorgeous…this is one of my favorite collaboration shades ever and will most likely be a favorite for 2013 for me. I wore it all of last week and was sad to take it off.

Imperial is super vibrant, more so in real life than it appears in photos, I’m also dying over the stunning blue shimmer in this. I loved how the shimmer was visible in the sun and didn’t disappear in the shade.  If you want to read about how Jeanette came up with Imperial and see her beautiful photos of it check out her blog here. The formula was good, it was nice and opaque…I had no issues with application. This does dry a bit matte due to the neon pigment in it.

Siren Song is a sea foam green with a silver flecked shimmer. This is a collaboration with Rebecca Likes Nails. This shade was inspired Fender guitars & bass guitars by Mark & Tom from Blink 182. Ah yes…now that’s my kind of inspiration I love me some Blink 182 and have seen them live several times throughout the years…even stood in like for like 6 hours about 10 years ago to meet them (now I feel old btw). I love the shimmer/glitter in this. It’s bigger than shimmer but smaller than micro glitter…it’s interesting! To read more about the inspiration and naming of Siren Song check out Rebecca’s post here. The formula was good, it was a bit streaky on the first coat but perfect with the second coat.

All of the new Collaboration shades are available on the piCture pOlish website, along with at their network of etailers all over the world like LlaroweHarlow & Co and Nail Polish Canada. For a full list of etailers all over the world check out the piCture pOlish website here.

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