Today I have some of the shades from the China Glaze Cirque du Soleil World’s Away collection. I was really only interested in two of the shades but so many bloggers that I read LOVED a third one that I grabbed that while I could too. The dude woke me upon one morning asking if Sally’s was open on Sundays. He does that every once and a while and I just know that means I have polish in store for me mwahahah.
It’s A Trap-eze! - a pale pale blue (almost white) jelly with tons of multicolored glitter of different sizes. I see orange, fuchsia, blue, white, and yellow. This is like wearing a jaw breaker on your fingers and it made #2 on the list of my top 10 nail polishes of 2012 (you can check out that post here). In two coats you will still see your nail line, but you will have such a dense wash of glitter over the rest of the nail that it won’t really matter. The glitter tends to clump together a bit and you can see a big difference in application across my fingers. I haven’t seen anything like this from China Glaze in the last two years that I’ve been into nails, but you do see this type of polish from the Indie scene a lot. Removal sucks as much as you could guess, I need to remember to do a layer of Elmers glue first!
Running In Circles- is a bright, forest green with lighter green (almost yellow) glass fleck style glitter. The glitter is so fine it’s almost more of a shimmer, it definitely looks that way when worn. A lot of nail bloggers I read went nuts for this one and at first I couldn’t tell why. If you see a swatch on a nail wheel, ignore it. This one wasn’t stunning until I actually wore it. It just shines at you and is so shimmery and beautiful. Application was great, it was a tad sheer on the first coat but evened out by the second. Such a beautiful shade.
Whirled Away- Large white and medium black hexes with black bar glitter, all suspended in a clear base. Another polish that seems to be taking big cues from the Indie scene, this one made #4 on my favorite list. I don’t yet own any Indie polishes, but this is the closest I have to all of the gorgeous black and white glitters floating around the internet. The hexes tend to stick together a bit and you have the expected application issues with this one, you’ll want to place the hexes where you want them and be mindful of actually using strokes across the nail. The formula was really nice though, a lot thinner than I expected it to be.
I loved all of these polishes, fairly unique, mostly good application, and stunning to look at! I know It’s A Trap-Eze is sold out in a lot of places, but try sallybeauty.com , that’s where I got mine, and they’re on sale right now for $5.50!
Do you have any polishes from this collection? What were your favorites? Let me know in the comments!