Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cirque Colors Potosi

Happy Thursday! Today I've got another Cirque Colors polish to share with you. This one is called Potosi. Read on -- the end of the post shows it mattified (psst... it's dreamy)!

For this swatch I have layered one coat of Potosi over Essie Bobbing for Baubles.




As you can see, Potosi is a lovely shard flakie polish, but it also has smaller gold and silver glitter pieces, and micro silver shimmer that I want to call "beautiful dust." The flakie shards behave surprisingly well for the type of shards that they are. I got a few pieces that stuck up off the nail, but they were sparse, and I just removed them whenever necessary.

I did have some issues with settling in the bottle, so if you are interested in purchasing, note that this will require a vigorous shake (and resting time, to eliminate bubbles) before use.

Here is the same manicure, mattified. I use Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love as my matte topper (available at Wal Mart).




Mattified, I think this manicure looks like denim and diamonds! I just love it!

All Cirque polishes are .45oz and 3-free. If you missed this bit in my last review, they are scented with lavender and clary sage oils. I could smell the scents while applying, and directly after finishing this manicure, but the scent didn't last very long past applying topcoat and washing my hands. Potosi retails for $12. The other polishes in the Dark Horse Collection range from $12-$16.

You can find Cirque on Facebook or at their website. If you live in New York, you can also check out Cirque products at the Hester Street Fair!

Some of the products in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer or their PR for review.
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23 comments

  1. Love the matted version of this- so pretty!

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  2. This polish looks amazing, I'm loving it matte as well!

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  3. ahhhh this is awesome. im buying potosi and bobbing for baubles right now!

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  4. Oh, my goodness. You weren't kidding when you said dreamy; it looks like a starry sky at night! So beautiful!

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  5. the matte version is stunning. love.

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  6. Wow! It looks so gorgeous, especially mattified!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love the shimmer and the smaller particles in it. It makes it more unique. I'm loving it matte too!

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  8. This polish looks amazing - both shiny and matte! Love it!

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  9. So fun, I looooove this matte!

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  10. At the first photo I was like: Omg this is gorgeous
    At the second photo I was like: OMG it's even better!!
    Seriously, I Love(!!) this polish!

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  11. OOooooohh! I absolutely love Potosi, but I didn't even think to mattify it! I'm trying that next! ^_^

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  12. Oh wow, that looks so amazing! I love the shard glitter. And when mattified. I think I'm in love.

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  13. This is so pretty! I can never get the matte top coat to work on a polish where I actually like it. I see everyone else and I just dont pick the right ones I dont think. I love this look both shiney and Matte :)

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  14. Beautiful! Can't decide if I like it better glossy or matte!

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  15. omg I love the mattified look!!

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  16. Mmm, looks like a broken mirror, cool!

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  17. reminds me of a fancy granite countertop or something. very cool. :)

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