Tuesday, 13 December 2011

OPI Femme de Cirque Mini Collection

Ok, so during my Christmas shopping online, I inevitably picked up some things for myself :P One of those was the OPI Femme de Cirque mini collection. I was so excited when it came, as I've recently got into more light, natural colours (at least a tad :P ) and pinks for Spring and Summer. So I sat down with it and got photo happy so i could share them with you :)

Polishes in the very cute box, no flash.

Polishes in the box, flash.

L-R I Juggle...Men; So Many Clowns, So Little Time; In The Spot-Light Pink; Step Right Up.

Same as above, but with flash.

Next up, some swatches. I'll do them in the order the polishes are listed above. All swatches are three coats over a base coat, no top coat. First up, I Juggle...Men. This is a glitter topcoat that reflects blue, purple and pink. It's really gorgeous, but unfortunately refused to photograph well :( On my nails it was a very fine, subtle, but still noticeable glitter that shimmered in the light. I can describe it as similar to sunlight reflecting of still water :) The polish went on very smoothly, and isn't rough to the touch when dry.

Indirect natural light.

Direct natural light.

Flash.


Next up, So many CLowns, So Little Time. This was a lovely sheer nude. It was relatively buildable, but still stayed sheer, even after three coats. The formula was very smooth, as were all the polishes, and applied very well.

Indirect natural light.

Direct natural light.

Flash.


I also added a coat of I Juggle...Men to all the polishes to show it off as a top coat.

Indirect natural light.

Direct natural light.

Flash.


And now, In The Spot-Light Pink. This was so beautiful. Incredibly sheer and not very buildable, but very natural looking. This just made my nails look healthy and rosy, and would be perfect for a French mani. Once again, a lovely formula to work with.

Indirect natural light.

Direct natural light.

Flash.


And once again, with a coat of I Juggle...Men. I really liked how this made it a but more modern, a lovely twist to something classic :)

Indirect natural light.

Direct natural light.

Flash.


And last but not least, Step Right Up. This is the most opaque of all the polishes. It's a beautiful white pink, still quite natural, but a tad bolder than the others. Its a lovely colour, and would be great during the day, especially for Spring and Summer, or as an alternative to white.

Indirect natural light.

Direct natural light. (Sorry don't know why this on flipped)

Flash.


And of course, with I Juggle...Men.

Indirect natural light.

Direct natural light. (Again, sorry :( )

Flash.


All in all, I really like this mini collection :) Its a nice addition to my more work appropriate colours, and perfect for the warmer months. The inclusion of the glitter top coat means that you can give a little extra something to all of these very feminine polishes for that little extra something. And I'm a big fan of that little extra something ;)

Stay beautiful.
~Xx~ Kate


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