Thursday, January 3, 2013

Cirque for Mei Mei's Signatures: "Fleur est Belle"

Cirque teams up with Singapore-based stockist, Mei Mei’s Signatures, to create an exclusive color, called Fleur est Belle. This petal pink evokes images of the warm tropics and pink flowers that emanate whimsical femininity.
The weather in New York City has been hovering around freezing for about a week now, so what better time to channel some tropical flowers on your nails than with Cirque's latest polish Fleur est Belle available exclusively from Mei Mei's Signatures. This polish already has a bit of hype surrounding it - Fleur est Belle launched on January 1st and promptly sold out. Mei Mei's expects a restock mid-January, so keep checking back!

Fleur est Belle has every aspect we love about "indie" polish. Large gold and white hexagonal glitter, smaller pink and gold square glitter, and gold shimmer are suspended in a sheer peachy-pink glossy base. The glitter pieces come out easily but apply with a light hand - if you drag the brush across your nail heavily, the large pieces may gather at the tip of your nail.

In the photo below, I am wearing (3) coats of Fleur est Belle. The sheer pink base allows the glitter to show through clearly. After (3) coats, I could still see the tips of my nails so you may want to start with an "underwear" base, especially if you have longer nails.

Quick note: In these photos, some of the smaller gold glitter pieces appear green, but I assure you there is no green glitter in the mix :) That's just the way the light is reflecting off the gold.

 


Fleur est Belle takes on a new look over black. I love how the gold shimmer really stands out! Here is one coat of Fleur est Belle over Wet & Wild Black Creme:


Worn over Zoya Jacqueline (an amazing off-white cream - review coming soon), you can see how sheer the pink base is. Jacqueline is subtly tinted pale pink with once coat of Fleur est Belle.


Fleur est Belle is a one special flower and I love the tropical pink flower inspiration. It's a versatile glitter that can be worn alone or can take on a different appearance over another polish. I think Fleur est Belle would look great over a pastel lavender!

Fleur est Belle is exclusively available at meimeisignatures.com starting January 1st, 2013 for 17SGD (about $14). Worldwide shipping is available (except to Italy).

About Mei Mei’s Signatures
Mei Mei's Signatures is a Singapore-based online store featuring unique nail lacquers and nail care products from over 40 different brands. For more information about Mei Mei’s Signatures, please contact: inquiry_meimei@yahoo.com.

About Cirque
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. For more information about Cirque, please contact: info@cirquecolors.com.

Product(s) in this post were provided for review. Read my disclosure policy here.

15 comments:

  1. that is pretty, but I guess I would prefer it transparent than pinkish

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    1. But then it wouldn't look quite as awesome in the bottle :)

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  2. This is so gorgeous! I love how it changes depending on the base color you use.

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    1. The pink is just sheer enough that it works!

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  3. I really like this one on its own! :)

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    1. Agree! It takes a few coats, but the result is wonderful!

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  4. It's very cute glitter! I wish the white hexes were a tiny bit smaller though....

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    1. Did you see in the swatch over black that one of the white hexes was chopped in half? ;)

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    2. They should all be like that! :-)
      I think it is just that the white is too much in your face if you compare it with the delicate pink and soft gold....

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    1. This is everything I love about indie polishes!

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  6. It's pretty, but I prefer smaller glitters.

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    1. I've found that bigger glitters aren't as painful to remove because they are more spread out and not as dense! Just a fun fact :)

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  7. LOVE cirque!!! great post...i find all glitters really tough to remove...but they are worth it :)

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    1. Agree, glitter is tough to remove - but this kind of glitter IS worth it :)

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