14 July 2015

2 nail art looks using the Cirque Colors Vice collection

Hi loves! Today I have 2 fun nail art looks to show you using shades from the Cirque Colors Vice collection. This limited edition set of 5 creamy brights and a holographic topper released July 9th and while I want to share swatches with you as soon as possible, I'll need to go ahead and take daylight pictures or the colors won't show up accurately. But, daylight pictures aren't easy to snap when the weather is gloomy at night!




Well, to pass the time I did create 2 fun nail art looks to share with you, and I hope you enjoy them ^^.



The first look is a splatter manicure. Splatters are very easy to do, though they can be messy and are quite unpredictable in outcome. But that's also the charm of the look - it ends up differently each and every time! My base is Cirque Colors Carpe Diem, and I splattered using Vitamin D (a neon coral peach orange creme), C.R.E.A.M. (a neon pastel lime creme) and Miami-Dade (a cyan blue creme). 

To prevent as much mess as possible, make sure you use something around your nails. My recommendation is the Dance Legend Pure Manicure cuticle defender - easy to apply because of the polish brush and dries fast so you can proceed quickly. Then cut up a straw in a few pieces and let some polish seep into the end. With hard, short blows you can splatter all over your nails!

In some places I used a bit too much polish which causes blobs, so rather do more rounds of splatter to avoid that. To finish the look I used topcoat, and couldn't resist mattifying it after taking glossy pictures. I used Cirque Colors Matte Look topcoat for that!





The second look is a retro sponged and stamped manicure. Apart from the stamping this is just as easy to achieve as the splatter look and it's a bit less messy as well! Cirque Colors Carpe Diem was used again for my base, and then I tore off some pieces of a make-up sponge. Blob some polish on a non-absorbing surface (I use the metal backing of a stamping plate) and take a pair of tweezers to hold the little torn off sponge thingy. Dip into your polish blob and sponge it on your nails! The colors I used are Lean (an ultra violet creme), Nympho (a neon fuchsia creme) and - because I love it so much - Miami-Dade again :-).

After the sponging dried the stamping was done using Cirque Colors Memento Mori - I love that shade so much for stamping! It's just as pigmented as my Konad Black but the removal that's left after peeling away my Dance Legend Pure Manicure cuticle defender is much less annoying to get rid of. The image comes from the MoYou London Artist 03 plate. 

Well, I couldn't leave this beauty glossy right? And does it look GREAT mattified, or what? I'm in love!

Which look is your favorite? And do you like them better mattified or glossy? Tell me in the comments!
Cirque Colors is sold through their own website. The Cirque Colors Vice Collection retails for $13 per bottle, worldwide shipping available. There are also various stockists selling Cirque polishes so be sure to check if you can shop more locally, too.

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29 comments :

  1. Thanks Mina! It's a stunner huh? Hopefully Charlene has everything fixed soon.

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  2. Thanks An! I'm very sad too, but hopefully it's fixed soon.

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  3. Yes! We don't like UK post so other countries shouldn't pretend to be the same thing!

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  4. It's a great brand, if you ever get a chance you should try it out :).

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  5. I love splatter manis sooooo much! It was my fave look from the two. I don't get around to doing them, though - they sure are messy!
    Loved the matte finish; I love anything matte, really ;)

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  6. Both are awesome! I love doing splatter manis but the mess is just too crazy for me so I have to really be in the mood to do them haha! And Boo to gloomy weather screwing with your sun shots!

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  7. This looks perfect for a circuit board!

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  8. ValiantlyVarnished15 July, 2015 04:35

    I need this collection in my life! I thought so the first time I saw it and you've confirmed it!

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  9. AAAHHH! That second look is banging! It reminds me of spandex tights I've seen on a sci-fi website or something. LOL.

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  10. Oh my, I love both of these looks!! I can't pick a favorite, because they're both stunning!

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  11. Very cool! I like the base colour :)

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  12. I adore the splatter mani! Those colours are fantastic used over white!

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  13. Both looks are so gorgeous and so different from each other! I think my favorite is the stamping one. Those colors!

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  14. Lothwen Akira16 July, 2015 00:50

    Actually, I cannot choose. I would wear both of these in a heartbeat! They are gorgeous, bright and fun, you nailed it ;)

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  15. I love your looks with these - so perfectly '80s!

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  16. I'm absolutely in LOVE with these! So much gorgeous!

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  17. :D great minds think alike!

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  18. It's one of my favourites too!
    Thank you :)

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  19. Thank you very much!

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