Monday, April 25, 2011

OPI Femme de Cirque

This spring, step right up and enjoy Femme de Cirque by OPI, four new breathtakingly dreamy additions to the SoftShades collection, designed to unleash a woman’s inner ring mistress. The collection includes three pink hues and one sheer glitter coat that can be worn on its own or painted over any of the other lacquers for an entirely new look.

These all look rather similar so what I am going to do is show them to you from least pink to most pink:

So Many Clowns, So Little Time - This is a sheer, squishy white with hints of pink and peach. This swatch is 4 coats. If you want to wear it with decent opacity, this is probably about how many coats you will have to do. I used this for a french manicure and it was awesome. I only used one coat for that. I would show pics but it really didn't photograph well.

Step Right Up! - This is a very white pink in a squishy, jelly form. This is the most opaque of the pinks. This swatch is three coats and as you can see, the opacity is decent. I like the cleanness of this shade.

In The Spot-Light Pink - This is a glossy, sheer, pink. This is the most sheer of the bunch. This swatch is 4 coats and as you can see this is never going to get to a reasonable opaque mani, but the smoothness, and shade could pass for a finished polished look if you like this. I would suggest it for a french manicure though.

I Juggle... Men (shown over black) - This is a clear with purple shimmer. I inspected this closely trying to figure out if it is blue, purple and red shimmer all mixed together, or if it was one shimmer that flashed all the colors. Regardless, that is the colors you get and I like!

So my final thoughts are that these are lovely shades. I think you can get away with wearing a couple of these alone but what I found great about these is that that they are fantastic for french manicures because they are perfectly smooth and apply evenly and not streaky at all. This allows you to do one coat, two coats, etc. However many you desire for your french.

And of course, I Juggle...Men is awesome.

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  1. Great post! I love these, but "I" over the black is spectacular to me. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow what a great collections... All the colors are sparkling especially the pink one... I wanna try those many colors.. Well shared and keep on posting more beautiful articles..

  3. I Juggle...Men is my fave too from the collection.

  4. Shiny black looks very good on your nails!

  5. I really want I Juggle... men but I've heard things about it acting really weird when used as a top coat.. like it shrinks and wrinkles the polish underneath. Someone on the NB said it was so bad their nails looked like brains. Did you have this issue?
    Also, I nominated you for the Kreative Nail Blogger Award, hope it's okay with you that I post the link here so you can participate!!

  6. Hi

    These look great, especially ”I juggle... men” shown over black!
    I've ordered OPI's Femme de Cirque too, I can't wait to get them!