Unlisted Brand • Cirque - Au • Polishes
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I ordered some nail polishes from Cirque after seeing swatches on a website and fell in love with them. Literally love at first sight.
Quick blurb on the brand first: I think it's important to mention the shipping as it seems like one of the few ways to get access to the polishes. They're from the US and I live in Canada, so I had to order them from the website since I couldn't find them anywhere. Usually that kind of shipping makes me weary, but they clearly put effort into processing and shipping my order quickly (without a hitch I might add!) which made me thrilled. I should add that I feel the shipping cost was quite reasonable especially given how far it was travelling. The polishes are 3F (no toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate), they're hand mixed in batches, and they even add organic lavender and clary sage essential oils! (that being said, it won't smell flowery or anything, it still smells like nail polish)
A review of the actual polish; Au (the chemical symbol for "gold"). The colour (a clear coat with flecks of "23K gold leaves") looks so amazing I really can't begin to express. I've received so many compliments about it already. Unlike most clear coats with suspended particles, the gold "leaves" are actually evenly distributed and I can put one coat on my nails with it looking beautiful. I have worn two coats for even more goldy goodneess, but one coat definitely does it's job. I wore Au the other day over top of Butter London's Big Smoke (a metallic navy blue) and it looked so regal! I don't think I've ever received so many compliments on my polishes before!
This polish IS more expensive than the rest of the brand's polishes (due to the 23K no doubt) which are already quite expensive to begin with. Worth it in my opinion though!
My nails tend to chip very easily (I work with chemicals during the day), but the polishes appeared to last just as long as my usual polishes before chipping. Not a miracle length of time but no shorter either. Usually with the clear polishes with suspended particles, it ruins a cotton pad if I try to take it off and have to use the "tin foil" technique. No need here! It was easily removed when I did take it off.
All in all, I'm in love with this brand and I know I'll be ordering more polishes soon. This may be my new favourite!