Monday, September 24, 2012

Cirque Colors Tibetan Nights

Hi lovelies! Sorry about the late post today, but I think you'll find the wait was worth it for this one :) Today I have for you the wonderful Cirque Colors Tibetan Nights! This is a yummy deep blue jelly polish with tons of tiny silver glitter and the tiniest silver bar glitters I have ever seen. The jelly base allows for layering of the glitters to achieve that jelly-glitter sandwich look we all love so much.

Application was not as tricky for me as some have warned, but that is likely because keeping those warnings in mind I was being extra careful. This is a thinner formula so some running and pooling could happen if you aren't paying attention. Just don't have too much polish on your brush (thin coats are the way to go) and apply near your cuticles carefully and I think you won't have too hard of a time. The extra effort is definitely worth it!

indoors, natural light
outdoors, sun
On my nails:
1 coat Orly Bonder
4 coats Cirque Colors Tibetan Nights
1 coat Seche Vite

Now I must confess that when I first laid eyes on this polish I immediately thought of the elusive and much sought-after Essie Starry Starry Night. After some consideration, it is clearly quite different -- the base color of SSN is much darker and more blurple-leaning (although none of my photos are quite color accurate, as TN appears darker on the nails than the bright blue these photos suggest, but not quite like SSN I think) and the glitters are different, which leads to a different finish and overall appearance. This is all just from viewing pictures of course, as I have yet to add SSN to my stash, alas.

HOWEVER, if SSN has been calling out to you for awhile and you have been looking for the perfect alternative to no avail, Tibetan Nights might just be the polish to satisfy that lemming for you, as it has for me. :) It certainly takes on the appearance of a lovely starry night sky, which I was told by many people today as they ooh-ed and ahh-ed over my nails -- always a sign for me that a polish is a winner :)

If you'd like to buy Cirque Colors check her site out here.

Have a lovely day! ♥
outdoors, shade