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Cirque Colors Facets 2018 Collection – Swatches & Review – Part II

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And the second part of the Cirque Colors Facets 2018 collection is here. This group consists of six remaining shades, which are: Zircon, Tanzanite, Sapphire, Dioptase, Paraiba and Emerald.

Their formula differs from one another, but they do all contain holographic flakes. And here too are three reborn shades.

Now let’s get to business.

 

Zircon* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

It’s a proper jelly with an easy formula that can be sheer with two coats when applied in thin layers. I applied two normal layers for the swatches.

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Tanzanite* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

This is a gorgeous blurple, but it is a reborn. It was easy to apply with two coats opacity. You can see the comparison shot down bellow and it’s obvious they are almost dupes. So if you have the old version, you don’t need the new one.

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Sapphire* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

Sapphire is my favourite of this bunch and together with Ruby favourite of the collection. I love the jeans look and I think I will wear it again this fall! It was easy to apply and it was opaque in two coats.

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Dioptase* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

Dioptase was easy to apply and it was opaque in two coats. It’s a reborn shade, so you can see the comparison shot down bellow.

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Paraiba* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

Is a green polish with cool undertones. It was almost opaque in two easy coats.

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Emerald* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

Is a new shade and it’s a warm green. It’s a Christmas tree green. It has the same formula as Paraiba, so it’s almost opaque in two coats.

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So these are all the polishes from Cirque Colors Facets 2018 collection. You can check the first six shades here: Cirque Colors Facets 2018 Collection – Swatches & Review – Part I.

They are already available on Cirque Colors site and will be soon at one of their stockists.

Enjoy your day!! xoxo

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Cirque Colors Facets 2018 Collection – Swatches & Review – Part I

cirque colors facets 2018

Hi guys!! Today I have first part of Cirque Colors Facets 2018 collection to show you. Whole collection consists of twelve shades, six new and six reborn. I divided them to two groups according to colour, because there would be to many photos for just one post.

First six I am going to show you are: Rose Quartz, Morganite, Padparadscha, Ruby, Garnet and Smoky Quartz. Three of these are new, now let me show you all of them and you will also get to see the comparison shot with reborn ones.

The formulas slightly differ from shade to shade, but they all contain holographic flakes.

Now let’s start with swatches.

 

Rose Quartz* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

I had such high hopes for this polish. I absolutely love the look in the bottle. But it’s a bit warmer on my hands and too sheer for my taste. I painted three coats on middle and ring finger and the rest are covered in two. Two coats are too sheer for me, although the sheerness isn’t really visible in the photos. But you can see it is cooler looking in the bottle and warm on my nails.

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Morganite* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

Morganite is a reborn shade. It’s a peachy sheer jelly full of holographic flakes. I applied two coats, but the polish wasn’t fully opaque. It needs three coats.

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Padparadscha* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

I am not sure if I pronounce the name correctly. I did google it though. It is a sort of sapphire, just so you know 🙂 . Well, the formula was easy to work with and it was fully opaque in two coats. It has a jelly formula with light red base and lots of holographic flakes.

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Ruby* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

Ruby is my favourite of the bunch and together with Sapphire my favourite of the collection. It’s such a pretty red with lots of sparkly holographic flakes. I applied two coats here, but you can easily make it opaque in one lumpy coat. And the formula is easy to. Perfection *_*

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Garnet* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

Garnet is a reborn too. I have to say that it is a bit different from the old one. I like them both, but the old one looks a bit deeper, so I prefer the older version.

It was easy to apply and you can make this one fully opaque with only one lumpy coat too. I applied two here.

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Smoky Quartz* – Cirque Colors Facets 2018

Another reborn. Smoky Quartz is a holographic polish with dark, almost black base. It is fully opaque in two coats and it has an easy formula to work with.

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So this is first six polishes swatched and reviewed. What do you think?

And here are the rest of the shades: Cirque Colors Facets 2018 Collection – Swatches & Review – Part II.

They are already available on the Cirque Colors website and if not yet, they will be available at one of their stockists too.

Thank you for reading me and check the second part of the Facets 2018 collection 😉 . xoxo

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Alessandro Summer Berries Collection – Swatches & Review

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Hi guys!! We are slowly getting in to fall and here I have first fall collection of the year to show you. This is Alessandro Summer Berries collection and it consists of five polishes. The name suggests it’s a summer collection, but I can promise you the shades are perfect for fall. The Slovenian retailer sent me all five shades, so you will see all the swatches right here in this post.

Now let’s start.

 

Posh & Berry* – Alessandro Summer Berries

This is a nude with pink tones and it is fully opaque in two coats. Yeeey, it’s not one of those sheer pinks.

The formula wasn’t the easiest to work with, but as you can see I managed to paint my nails perfectly. So be aware of that.

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Raspberry Affairs* – Alessandro Summer Berries

Raspberry Affairs is a clear base polish full of medium and small sized hexagonal glitter. The glitter is coloured in rosy pink (those that look silver are actually rosy pink), lilac and denim blue. So pretty! Even though I am not a big fan of glitter polish (for removal reasons), I do love this one. It’s quite unique.

I did one coat over Posh & Berry, so that you can see how it looks. But I think it could be great over all of these shades as well. And there was no fishing needed, there was plenty of glitter in the bottle.

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Cherry at Heart* – Alessandro Summer Berries

Cherry at Heart is perfect for fall time with its wine deep red base mixed with maroon. It went on like a butter and it was opaque in two coats. And if you don’t have a colour like this one in your stash yet, I highly recommend it to you.

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Blackberry’s Garden* – Alessandro Summer Berries

Blackberry’s Garden is a special shade, a duo-chrome shade that you don’t see often in mainstream companies’ assortment. It has a dark, almost black sheer base with particles that shift from green to yellow to purple. It’s very pretty in person, much more than here in photos. I can tell you it was hard to capture the shift.

The formula was easy to work with and it was opaque in two coats.

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All Night Long* – Alessandro Summer Berries

Another beauty *_*!! All Night Long is a deep purple polish with easy formula and it was opaque in two coats.

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What do you think? Do you like them? I love them all and I feel like Alessandro did a great job when it comes to colours fitting together. You can do various nail art with them. My Slovenian followers can get them in Nama and Maxi or in their web store: eKozmetika. They each retail for 5,50 €.

Thank you for reading and see you next time! xoxo

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Quick Nail & Cuticle Care Lately

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Hi there!! During the winter time my nails weren’t in the best of shape. So I decided to do something about that. There was a beauty fair in Ljubljana in April and I bought Nailtiques Formula 2 there. It was one of those spur of the moment things, I saw it on the shelves and I decided to buy it right there and then. The lady that sold it to me told me it would last me for about a month, but I still have it and I am still using it.

But first thing I always do before I paint my nails is take care of cuticles. I remove them with a special cuticle remover.

 

Caring For Cuticles

I didn’t take good care of them during the winter either. My cuticles weren’t bad at all, but still, it feels so much better when I perform my manicure regularly. To remove and keep it short and (nourished) I am still using Essence Fast Cuticle Remover. It’s cheep and I can’t find a good reason to try any other cuticle remover. So I am sticking to this one, probably until they will be producing it at Essence.

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Nailtiques Formula 2

This nail care base polish has to be applied every day for the first month. I did it like this: I applied one coat every day for a week and then I removed the polish from the nails. I repeated this for four weeks, but I have to be honest that towards the end of the month I wasn’t as strickt as I should have been. But the results were there nonetheless. And the Nailtiques Formula 2 has been my regular base coat ever since. After that month I’ve been using it as my base polish every five days.

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And for the nourishing part I am using hand creams from L’Occitane, they are enough in the summer, even for the cuticles. But in the winter I will start using Jessica or Essie cuticle oil again.

In the photos below you can see how the progress went. The photos are taken from my IG stories thus the low quality. And sorry, but the text is in Slovene. It only says about the progress. First photo is at the beginning, the second after 14 days, the third after three weeks and the last one was taken at the end of July. I wanted to show you how long my nails can grow with the help of Nailtiques Formula 2.

 

What are your go to products for nails and cuticles? Do you have a staple product or do you change them a lot and can’t find the right one for you? Please let me now.

 

Thank you for reading and see you next time!! xoxo

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Golden Rose Diamond Breeze – Swatches & Review

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Hi there!! How are you? Today I am showing you four polishes from a Turkish cosmetics brand Golden Rose. They are a part of Diamond Breeze collection and they are all sparkly, but not holo sparkly, just sparkly. They remind me a lot of Cirque Colors Sparkle collection, except for the holo part. Very beautiful I say! And I believe they will be perfect during the Holidays around Christmas and New Year.

There are three coloured shades and one golden. Now let’s get to it.

 

Russet Sparkle* – Golden Rose Diamond Breeze

Russet Sparkle is an orange brown with golden flakes. It was quite sheer with the first coat, but the second coat covered my nails perfectly. So you get an easy formula with two coats opacity with this polish.

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Pink Sparkle* – Golden Rose Diamond Breeze

Pink Sparkle is a red muted pink base with silver and golden flakes. It has similar formula as the previous one, so two easy coats for full opacity.

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Plum Sparkle* – Golden Rose Diamond Breeze

Plum Sparkle is my favourite one *_*!! It is really gorgeous!! A dark reddish brown with lots of golden sparkle. I have to say that it looks soooo much better on the nails than in the bottle. It was fully opaque in two coats and it was easy to apply.

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24K Gold* – Golden Rose Diamond Breeze

24K Gold is obviously golden polish and it also contains the golden flakes all the others do. The formula is great as with the others and it is fully opaque in two coats. If you don’t have any such polish yet I highly recommend it, but if you already have it then I don’t think you need it.

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I don’t know where my foreign followers can find the Diamond Breeze collection. Probably somewhere on the web or in the Golden Rose stores. As can my Slovenian readers, in Ličila web store and in their stores. If you want to wear them for Christmas, don’t worry, because they are a permanent collection so they will be available then too. And they retail for 2,50€ each.

Thank you for reading and see you in the next post!! Have fun!! xoxo

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