Click here for Part 1 and a bit of an introduction to this collection :)
Cirque’s sophomore release, Objet d’Art, consists of 11 opulent colors that exude luxury and decadence. Inspired by works of art, such as Hirst’s “For the Love of God” and McQueen’s “Savage Beauty” exhibition, the collection features a multitude of finishes from vibrant micro glitters to sparkling neutrals, all suited to creating an art piece on one’s own canvas.Part 2 - aka glitters and magical topcoats! In this post, I will review Au, Galinda, Hellebore, Lapis, and XX. Here is my post with reviews of Book of Shadows, Cape Liz, Curiosity, Cypress, Lonesome George, and Planet Caravan.
Oh, Au! What says 'extravagant' more than painting your nails with 23 karat gold? Gold topcoats are a huge trend right now and Au seems to be one of the best out there. The big gold flakes were surprisingly easy to apply - no 'fishing out' needed. I used (1) coat and then filled in some spots that I thought could use a little more. The Gold Rush boys better not hear about this trend* - I think there is more gold in this bottle than they found in Season 1 up in Alaska. If you haven't added a gold topper to your collection, take a good look at Au.
*No turbo trommels or 100,000 pound excavators were broken in the making of this manicure.
Au over Curiosity
Au over Planet Caravan
Galinda is the stuff nail polish dreams are made of (mine, at least!) Silvery white hexagonal pieces of different sizes float a midst pink and blue micro shimmer to create a frosty and ethereal manicure. Doesn't this look like delicate snow falling from the sky? Galinda is very easy to apply and I used (1) coat. LOVE!
Galinda over Cape Liz
Did you know hellebore is a species of flowers, many of which are poisonous? I didn't! When I looked up images of hellebore (hellebores?), the resemblance to Hellebore the polish was quite striking - the grass green glitter with just a dash of pink glitter captures the flowers quite well, minus the glitter ;) There are some larger green glitter pieces in the polish that add some complexity to the texture. Hellebore is very unique and would make an interesting non-traditional accent nail color. I used (3) coats below, but in real life I would only use (2) as the light box tends to expose bald spots much more than real lighting would reveal.
Lapis is for everyone who dreams of blue glitter polish! This shade of blue is so rich and vivid. There are some brighter and deeper toned colors mixed in which really make this multi-faceted. The glitter in Lapis isn't as concentrated as the glitter in Hellebore and I used (3) coat. This is the polish used on the skull in Cirque's promotional material (shown at the top of this post and also below).
*Speechless* XX is an amazing glitter topcoat made up of hexagonal and square shaped holographic glitter in varying sizes, a dash of rectangular holo glitter, and teeny tiny glitter. In these photos, the glitter appears to be a solid color but in real life you would see that it's very reflective and color shifting. XX is easy to apply - I used (1) coat and added a few more dabs of glitter where I felt it would look better. XX over black is stunning. A cool pink or a vivid sky blue would also look lovely with XX, as the holographic glitter has a pastel look to is. XX is so much fun and one of my favorite polishes in this collection.
Here is a close up shot of these five polish bottles and Annie's Lapis painted skull image (via Cirque's Facebook page):
It's clear that much thought went into creating each of the eleven polishes in the Objet d'Art Collection. Annie understands what nail polish lovers want to see and has given us even more colors to adore and enjoy wearing.
I'd love to hear what you think! Which colors are going on your wish list? How would you wear Au, Galinda, and XX?
Cirque polishes can be purchased online: http://www.cirquecolors.com/objet-dart-collection/. Galinda, Hellebore, Lapis, and XX retail for $13. Au retails for $28.
Creator, Annie Pham, sought to develop nail polish colors that transcend those of conventional brands. By experimenting with unique pigments and raw materials, a distinctive handcrafted product was born. Cirque products are 3-free, which means it does not contain the toxic trio of toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate. They are also scented with lavender and clary sage essential oils to lend hands a subtle scent as the polish dries.
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