I bought some nail polish. It has been a while since I have indulged in my polish passion. Probably not since Cult Nails and Rescue Beauty Lounge closed up shop, did I really buy much polish other than one bottle here or there that caught my eye.
Until I saw this Cirque collection based on gemstones. Cirque has been around for a while, at least several years from back when I first got into RBL and some indies. I picked up these shades for my first ever Cirque purchase:
Tanzanite, a deep and bright purple-blue but the holo doesn't come across as sparkly. It ends up reading more silvery white.
Paraiba is a bright green leaning aqua that shines nicely but not over the top like the last two.
Morganite is a dark champagne shade that shoots off sparks of fiery lights in the sunshine. Love this shade.
Smoky Quartz leans just a touch too black for my preference, I was hoping it would be more smoky brown but I still love it.
All these colors wear like glass on the fingers. Perfectly easy to paint with and levels to this incredibly smooth surface that almost feels like the top coat is built-in (although I do still use a top coat). They were $13 each and shipped quick. I bought them directly from the Cirque website.
KBShimmer reeled me in too with their holiday release newsletter.
I ended up splurging on these two shades: Haute Mess and Bling In The new Year. They ran $9.25 each and I ordered directly from their website. I see that they are still running their holiday gift with purchase promotion too. I enjoyed the consistency of these glitters, they built up nicely and wore wonderfully. I like to layer Haute Mess over Bling In The New Year.
My eyes keep lapping up the beauty that is the Cirque Holiday collection. Particularly Halcyon, which I do not have a true rose gold yet.
Have you bought any nail polish lately? Whose holiday collection are you loving?