Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection January 2015

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Today you are seeing my much ignored non swatching hand. I don’t really have a hard time painting my nails with my non-dominant hand, but polishing them in blog quality, meaning not getting polish on my cuticles and doing good clean up if necessary, can get difficult. I usually don’t have to do any clean up on my manicures because after 3 years of almost daily polish changes, I have gotten pretty good at being neat–but it’s still more difficult when I’m using my left hand to apply polish. Well, for the next few weeks/months you’ll be seeing my right hand in my reviews because I chopped off my nails on my left hand. I ruined my nails due to over-buffing and they were so paper thin and painful that I decided to just cut them down to nubbins and wait for the damage to grow out. I don’t know how long that will take, but I can guarantee that I will never buff my nails again. Today I’m pretty excited to be showing you 2 amazeballs creme polishes because you all know how I feel about cremes. I love glitter, I love holos, I love shimmers, I like duochromes, but there is nothing more gorgeous to me than a rich, buttery and shiny creme polish and these do not disappoint. Cirque has been putting out two monthly creme polishes that have NYC as their inspiration. For January, the Cirque Colors Metropolis collection brings you Midnight Cowboy and Empire State of Mind.

Cirque Midnight Cowboy 1Cirque Midnight Cowboy 2Cirque Midnight Cowboy is one of those rich navy blue cremes that blue lovers go gaga over–myself included. The formula on this baby is so creamy and delicious that it basically applied itself. It’s very opaque, but you will need two coats to achieve full opacity.

Cirque New York State of Mind 1Cirque New York State of Mind 2Who doesn’t love vampy nails? Well, for all of you vamps out there, I offer you Cirque Empire State of Mind. This rich red oxblood color is beautiful and has the same perfect formula as Midnight Cowboy. The redness you see around my cuticles is not actual staining from the polish, it’s slight irritation from a new cuticle remover I used that I left on too long. That’s what I get for watching The Walking Dead while doing my nails.

This is the first time I try out cremes from Cirque and goddam they are amazing. Considering how pigmented these shades are, I did not get any staining even though I didn’t use a base coat–now that’s saying something. I also love how shiny the finish is, almost like patent leather. I always use Seche Vite as my top coat, and the shine was the same even before I top coated them. These 2 new additions to the Metropolis collection became available on January 1st and you can buy them here where they retail for $13. Will you be getting any of these? Don’t even mention Mirror Mirror to me because I am still kicking myself for not getting it when it was last restocked. Well, I hope you’re having a good Monday (oxymoron?) and that you’re staying warm if you live somewhere that has actual Winters. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I will talk to you soon!

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16 thoughts on “Cirque Colors Metropolis Collection January 2015

  1. 5 January, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Your swatches are perfect, as always…Cinderella hand or no 🙂
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    1. 5 January, 2015 at 9:54 pm

      Thank you so much! <3

  2. 5 January, 2015 at 8:35 am

    For your non-dominant hand your swatches are still on point. This blue is to die for though. Wish Cirque polishes were sold where I’m from.

    1. 5 January, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Thank you, Jodi! Can you find them on international stockists? Customs sometimes makes it hard for us to get all the pretties we want. 🙁

  3. 5 January, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Love how dark and inky these colors are! That blue is lovely.
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    1. 5 January, 2015 at 9:55 pm

      Yes, so inky! 🙂

  4. 5 January, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I lurve your right hand nails! They look so great. 🙂 Midnight Cowboy is my favorite on you, it’s just delicious! I can’t wait to try out some Cirque colors. 🙂
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    1. 5 January, 2015 at 9:53 pm

      Thanks! I am just in love with both….they are sooo squishy looking they’re killing me.

  5. Lesley
    5 January, 2015 at 11:44 am

    These two colors are just perfection. Dat blue tho! 😉

    1. 5 January, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      I think the blue is the one people are liking the most…at least according to IG.

  6. rei
    5 January, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Your cinderella hand is gorgeous as well! WOW these polishes are gorgeous!
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    1. 5 January, 2015 at 9:50 pm

      Aren’t they? I want to wear them again now!!! lol

  7. 6 January, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Hello mystery Cinderella hand lol. It’s freaking perfect, I honestly wouldn’t have noticed the difference if you hand’t said anything. Sorry about your swatching hand, I had no idea buffing them could result in them thinning.
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    1. 6 January, 2015 at 9:06 am

      🙂 Thanks! Yeah, definitely stay away from buffing. All it takes is one overzealous buffing session to ruin your nails.

  8. 9 January, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Ugh these are beautiful. I must have them. MUST!

  9. rune
    9 January, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Love Midnight Cowboy, but the second color isn’t one I care for too much.
    I have a similiar problem with the nails on my right hand. I’m waiting on them to recoup too, but while they do that I’m basing them with Gelous and using a lightles gel over top to protect them. You can build it out to lengthen your nails as well so you can have a matching set. ;}
    I just rough up the second coat of Gelous instead of my nail. Seems to be working – my nails are feeling a lot harder after a month or so.
    Just thought I’d throw that out there for you – and it’s a soak off, btw.

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