Good morning! Hope you've had a lovely holiday week...now we are back to Friday and just about to another weekend. It's been relaxing and my kids have had a fun time at home. They are happy to have another week off and I'm happy to have them at home to hang out with. I have a couple reviews coming up but before I get to those I really wanted to share this post I worked on because, well....Cirque holos are AMAZING! I absolutely adore this brand and look forward to completing my Cirque holo collection (I'm looking at you Vesuvius and Never Nude!). I will first say that formula and application on all of these were fantastic! They all dried at a super quick pace and each is lightly scented with lavender so if you are a person bothered by smell it might be a deal breaker for you. I quite enjoy the scent. So let's get this party started!
Up first, the beautiful "marigold yellow" Chryseopoeia. Chryseopoeia is from the 2013 Alchemy collection. I love everything about it. The color is saturated and gorgeous. The linear effect is perfect. I used 3 coats for full coverage. No topcoat.
This green fellow is Lonesome George. Lonesome George is from the 2012 Objet d'Art collection. Described perfectly as a "jeweled-tone green." This color is so luxurious and amazing for any time of the year. It's holo effect almost appears to be a mixture of linear and scattered. I used 2 coats with no topcoat.
Sommelier is a beautiful deep berry colored linear holo. Sommelier was an exclusive color this year and only available at one of the outdoor markets that Cirque sets up at in New York. The formula on this beauty was extra lovely, so creamy and a dream to apply. I used 2 coats and no topcoat.
Bejeweled is probably one of my favorites in this post. The bright "royal blue" is simply amazing. Bejeweled is from the 2013 Arcus collection. I used 2 coats and no topcoat.
From the debut 2012 Dark Horse collection, Fascination Street is a "vibrant indigo." Initially I wanted this color because I love The Cure. Then I fell in love with Cirque. Fascination Street had a formula that was slightly thinner than the others in this post, and to the naked eye it is also the least holo-y. It's a beautiful color none-the-less. I used 2 coats and no topcoat.
Mink is a decadent "chocolate brown" linear holo from the 2013 Alchemy collection. Mink is so stunning and does remind me of melted milk chocolate. I want to eat it! But I won't (hello My Secret Addiction). I used 2 coats and no top coat.
Magnum Opus is another fabulous linear holo from the 2013 Alchemy collection. This "mysterious purple-charcoal" color is so amazing and sparkly. The rainbow holo is really something special on this polish. Magnum Opus was a little sheer with the first coat. I used 3 coats and no topcoat.
Finally we've come to Alter Ego. This is an LE color that was created in collaboration with Arms and Armory. I believe it is from 2012. Alter Ego is a "cosmic black holo" with strikingly beautiful rainbow holo sparkle. This is one you have to see in real life to appreciate. I also think this is the only one of the holos that would benefit from topcoat. I used 2 coats and no topcoat.