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*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

I've been lucky to be sent Cirque Kontiki Collection and since all three polishes are beautiful I took A LOT of pictures. The collection is "inspired by endless summer days, we've created 3 limited edition lacquers each with a special color-shifting shimmer in a vivid translucent base." Let's have a look at the polishes:

Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)

 

 

Dear Dahlia - dark pink jelly base with green shimmer and gold specks. Dear Dahlia is interesting especially because of the green shimmer combined with rose pink jelly. The formula was easy to apply but sheer. I've applied three coats for good coverage. It dried quite fast despite thicker coats and it also dried smooth and glossy. Gorgeous polish!

Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)

 

 

Thicker Than Water - turquoise green jelly base with gold sparkles. This is an eye-candy for all the green polish lovers! The formula was very similar to Dear Dahlia - easy to apply and sheer. I'm wearing three thicker coats and no topcoat. As you can see in the macro picture it dried slightly gritty but topcoat would solve the problem. The last two pictures are not completely colour-accurate.

Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)

 

 

Midsummer Night - cobalt blue jelly with copper pink particles. Midsummer Night is like a blue version of Coronation (reviewed here) and it's stunning! I just wish it was pigmented a bit more. I have applied three thicker coats and I could still see my nail line. Application was easy and polish dried smooth and glossy.

Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)
Cirque Kontiki Collection - Review & Swatches (picture heavy)

 

They are beauties, right? Shame they all needed at least three coats but they are great for layering and lead light technique. Also if you didn't get a chance to get your hands on Cirque Coronation, Midsummer Night is quite close to it only blue. My favourite is Dear Dahlia but I also love the shade of Midsummer Night.

 

Cirque Kontiki Collection is available right now on their website but hurry, it's a limited edition!

 

Which one is your favourite? Lucie x

 

*PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

Today I've got here the second part of the '10 Nail Art Ideas with OPI Sheer Tints' post...are you excited? I am! I tried to keep is easy and simple again so anybody would be able to do these designs.

10 Nail Art Ideas with OPI Sheer Tints - Part 2 + TUTORIAL
10 Nail Art Ideas with OPI Sheer Tints - Part 2 + TUTORIAL
10 Nail Art Ideas with OPI Sheer Tints - Part 2 + TUTORIAL

 

I've gone for mix of different designs and styles including some old ones like the dotted swirl and flowers. I like how the different overlaps of sheer tints create new shades.

 

Here' the promised second tutorial:

 

 


If you've missed the Part 1 of this post and the first video with another 5 designs, view it here.

 

Sheer Tints have been available since March 2014, at Professional Salons, including Beauty Brands, Beauty First, Chatters, Dillard’s, jcp Salons, Pure Beauty, Regis, Trade Secret, ULTA and ulta.com for $9.00 ($10.95 CAN) suggested retail for each nail lacquer.

 

Have a nice day! Lucie x

 

*OPI Sheer Tints were PR samples