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Friday, November 30, 2012

Fallen Flowers - China Glaze Cirque du Soleil Nail Art

Today I have some nail art to share with you, hooray! This is the second look that I've done using the China Glaze Cirque du Soleil collection. If you missed my first manicure, you can check it out here. I've called today's manicure fallen flowers because it ended up looking like flowers that had fallen off of a tree onto the grass below.


I started with a base of China Glaze Running In Circles, which is a ridiculously sparkly and gorgeous emerald fleck polish. If you were to pick only one Cirque du Soleil shade (oh the horror!), this is my recommendation for the "must have" color.  I wore it for a day by itself before I added the flowers.


I started the flowers by painting on some brushy petals in Surreal Appeal, the pretty coral shade. It wasn't fully opaque at the first pass, so I doubled up on the petals before moving on to the second polish color.

For the centers of the petals, I reached for the purple jelly -- Creative Fantasy. The semi-transparent finish actually worked really well for this purpose, because I could do one sheer layer of color, and then build up the center of the petals with a second layer. It's hard to explain in words; you can see what I mean best if you look at the flower on the tip of my ring finger. At any rate, it created a lovely and easy gradient-type effect.


All in all this was a pretty quick nail art design, and I was very pleased with the results.



Here's a photo of Running In Circles alone.


I also happened to have my SLR and macro lens out while I was wearing this color, so I snapped this delightful photo of its fleck finish.


I've also got one more bonus Instagram photo for you! I did the same flower technique on my friend Kelly last night. She is about to leave on vacation, so she wanted some fun nail art for the occasion. She saw me wearing this manicure and we ran with it, but in different colors. The base is China Glaze Four Leaf Clover.


The Cirque du Soleil Worlds Away Collection should be hitting shelves within the next week at salons and specialty beauty retailers nationwide, including Sally Beauty Supply and ULTA stores. Individual nail polish shades will retail for $7.

Products provided for review.

42 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, the flower colour combination is great too :)

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  2. Really beautiful colour combination! Running in Circles reminds me of Zoya Ivanka, but maybe darker? This is a great way to take advantage of the jelly finish...I've found yet another use for my jelly polishes!

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  3. That green is gorgeous! Those flowers turned out really well, too:)

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  4. GORGEOUS!! That green is just... wow... perfect!!! Fantastic mani as always!! :)

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  5. OMG this is a beautiful mani!!! The colors are perfect together, you have a good eye! I like your friends nails too, very good for a tropical vacation, but yours is the best!

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  6. Oh my, you never disappoint! Gorgeous

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  7. Your flowers look so perfect!! Love the combo with the green.

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  8. Beautiful! Running In Circles is so gorgeous!

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  9. Love the green, your flowers are lovely!

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  10. Love the flowers on it! I have the China Glaze color but I'm not sure if I like it or not, haha! Doesn't really suit my skincolor, but it is sparkly which is always good ;).

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  11. This is gorgeous! Running in Circles really is striking! Your friend looks like she is ready for a nice, tropical vacation!

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  12. this is so beautifull!!

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  13. Those colours are perfect! I love that glassflecked emerald.. I have Zoya Ivanka which is pretty close to that. The Cirque du Soleil collection is all so pretty though!

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  14. Gorgeous manicure, those flowers look amazing!

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  15. This is sooo pretty! Your nails are always amazing!

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  16. This is lovely. I also appreciated seeing the same design in different colors.

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  17. I love how the flowers pop out at your with the holo polish. Super cute & fun design.

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  18. That green looks great with the flowers

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  19. soooo so so pretty!! jeez sarah you are always so good with flowers!! love it:)

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  20. I love the color mix with that sparkle green. Lovely!

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  21. I love how it looks as though the flowers are floating! Awesome mani! :)

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  22. OMGosh I hate you!! No, not really...but I am jealous of your incredible talent!! The flowers are absolutely stunning!!!

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  23. Really beautiful, I assumed it was stamped or foils before I read! Lovely :)

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  24. you blow my mind, once again. THANKS!

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