Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cirque - XX

Hi guys!  Hope you're having a great weekend.  I feel like I am not at all in the holiday spirit, and it makes me sad, cause I want to be.  I've got a wee bit of depression running through me now that is making it hard for me.

 This awesome glitter is Cirque's XX.  The description on this one says "A rainbow glitter polish made with over 20 different types of holographic particles."  Lemme just say there is a ton going on in here.  I see large pink, blue and holo hex's.  I see large diamond shaped glitter, large square, small blue, pink and holo hex's and smaller square glitter.  The base has a dusting of holo shimmer reminiscent of Northern Lights holographic topcoat, but the shimmer is much finer.  

Just believe me when I say this glitter is awesome.  I applied this last night over a bubblegum pink, and just did not like it (you will see the pic below).  I also had found it was a wee bit difficult to work with, as the glitter just wanted to clump up on itself, and not spread out.  I added about 10 drops of thinner which really seemed to help.

All the glitter has that holo-y rainbow-y shift to it, so this is sparkling like crazy. 

I liked this base polish better for this glitter.  I used Orly's Decades of Dysfunction which I have shown here as well.  I think it lets all the glitter in this be the center of attention instead of the base overwhelming the polish like you see below.

When I started staring at this it reminded me of something.....then it hit me.  This reminds me of my all time favorite polish Deborah Lippman's Glitter in the Air.  I think it's cause of he pink and blue theme this has.  Obviously this is not at all the just reminds me of it. 

First try....blech.  Too barbie for me!

Overall I freaking love the way this looks.  I kinda wish it had the same formula as Cirque Debris has (which I just realized I haven't actually shown....will need to do that soon!).  But it's ok.  I still love this!

Anyone else pick this up?


  1. This is such a pretty combination!

  2. Wow, this is GORGEOUS! I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling a little down and depressed. I know that feeling all too well. Take care of yourself and keep polishing those nails! I find that really helps me feel happy when I'm struggling. Sending love and hugs your way!

  3. It's an amazing glitter. I hope you feel better and brighter soon :)

  4. This is so beautiful! I've been eyeballing this one for a while, but the price tag has deterred me... may need a holiday treat. Hope your spirit returns soon <3

  5. This is a pretty polish! Hope you're feeling better soon.

  6. The glitter looks gorgeous with the Orly nailpolish underneath! It reminds me of a circus for some reason lol. I agree with you on the pink combo too... By the way, I really hope you feel better soon! I struggle through winter depression as well and it's not fun =/

  7. It's hard for me to buy these big ticket polishes, but the Cirque colors I have are so unique, there was no hesitation from me! lol

  8. Thank you! It really is amazing!

  9. Thanks Jamie, you're so sweet!

  10. Thanks! I think a glitter like this speaks for itself, and doesn't need the bright underwear!

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  12. Very pretty! Sometimes it helps to dabble clumpy glitter rather than brush it on (, but looks like thinner did the trick for you
    I hope you feel better soon! There is so much "holiday spirit" everywhere that it overwhelms our own. My family celebrates New Years with the tree/presents by old Russian traditions, but around here all that starts going down right after Christmas, so it kills the holiday spirit for me and I get depressed. :(

  13. Looks amazing over pink! XX is possibly my favorite one from the new collection :)

  14. Eeek, total fangirl moment! Love your blog!

    Anyways, I agree, its my favorite from the collection as well, it's just so unique!

  15. What a beautiful top coat! And I'm so sorry you're not feeling into the holidays... I suffer from depression on and off, so I know how miserable that can be. I'm not depressed right now, but the holidays are always hard for me; my dad lives out of state and is choosing to spend Christmas with his gf, and my mom passed away this time of year. I think society puts a lot of pressure on feeling "in the spirit" and festive this time of year, but I think it's ok if you're not! Hope you feel better soon, and feel free to email me if you ever want to talk about how you're feeling. Hope that's not a creepy offer, and I will completely understand if you never take me up on it, but I really mean it! I know it can be hard to find people who have been there and it sucks when everyone says things like "you have to choose to be happy" or "just start doing things that make you happy!".
    Good luck!

  16. Thanks for your sweet words. I'm better now, but wow it was a bad bout! I might take you up on the offer next time. I'm totally not the kinda person that talks about it cause I feel like I don't want to burden anyone with my issues. But I'm always the one that offers support for people that need it. I know what you mean about people saying you have to choose to be happy. It does not always work that way, and sometimes you don't even know why your not. Anyways, thanks for your support, it means the world to me!


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