Saturday, May 2, 2015

Cirque Colors - Nordstrom's Pop-In Collection, Nike Women: Swatches, Review & Nail Art

Hello, my lovely readers! Today I have a mega post of awesome from Cirque Colors to share with you! Cirque has gotten to participate (for the second time!) in Nordstrom's monthly Pop-In series (basically, pop-up shops showcasing independent designers online at and select retail locations). This month welcomes Nike Women, where innovation and sport meet inspiration, strength, and beauty. <3

This collection is inspired by bright colors and intriguing textures and patterns. It boasts 3 limited edition polishes as well as 3 creme polishes from the stunning Metropolis collection and will be available in select Nordstrom stores as well as their online shop.

 The Shimmers - 3 Limited Edition Jelly Shimmers

(LE) Coronation is a byzantium purple jelly with a teal shimmer and holographic flecks. The way the color shifts in this and the rich and regal shade of purple is seriously jaw-dropping. It reminds me a bit of the coveted Clarins 230 and is really striking. Shown is 3 coats, and while the formula was easy to work with, it is a jelly so there was a bit of patching (only visible in direct light though).
(LE) Dear Dahlia is a bright pink jelly with iridescent green shimmer and a scattering of copper micro-glitters. Usually I'm not a huge fan of the magenta pinks like this, but the added shimmer and glitter really make this unique. This was a bit sheer, but after 3 coats I was able to reach opacity.
(LE) Thicker than Water is a vibrant teal shimmer jelly with copper micro glitter densely mixed in. Who doesn't love teal and copper together?! It's basically the best. Again, the jelly formula meant it was sheer for the first few coats, but the 3rd reached opacity. I've actually shown this with 3-4 coats as depending on application, the opacity varies slightly.
I wanted to do some nail art that was roughly inspired by the Nike Women logo (classic nike check with floral print inside) I did a simplified version that I really love! It's simple but I think effective :) 
Pop-In@Norstrom Nike Women

The Cremes - 3 creme shades from the Metropolis Collection

Vigo is a pale orchid creme reminiscent of last year's color of the year, but somehow, this manages to remain fresh for spring due to the pinker undertones. Love this one! Shown is 3 super easy, breezy coats, though 2 were nearly perfection.
It wouldn't be a swatch post without some floral nail art, right? ;) I did a mix between maybe a lily and an orchid? Either way, I like how these turned out. I used acrylic paints for the flowers. 
Sunset Park is a lovely salmon creme with that signature flawless Cirque formula. This is great for spring, but it's going to be wonderful to have for the summer months as well. Shown is 3 coats that were relatively easy to work with, though be patient with the coats so you don't get patching.
The last of the nail art is a simple free handed chevron using all 3 of the cremes that are available. 
** The two above shades were the April Metropolis release from Cirque. Check out past Metropolis swatches here **

Doyers is the final polish in the Nordstrom Pop-In collection and is a previous release from February of this year. Great, classic red creme with a flawless formula. You can read my original review of Doyers here.

And the nail art I did with Doyers.
Overall, these are some really great polishes - bold, strong and feminine all at once. Definitely something I enjoy in polishes.

You can purchase these now through May 24th online at and at the 8 retail locations listed below (or check out the press release here):

Downtown Seattle
500 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Bellevue Square
100 Bellevue Square
Bellevue, WA 98004
San Francisco Centre
865 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Garden State Plaza
501 Garden State Plaza
Paramus, NJ 07652
Oakbrook Center
10 Oakbrook Center
Oak brook, IL 60523
Tyson's Corner Center
8075 Tysons Corner Center
McLean, VA 22102
NorthPark Center
8687 North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225
The Plaza at King of Prussia
190 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Be sure to follow Cirque on your favorite Social Media site to stay up to date with the latest collections and promotions and let me know in the comments what you think of these! :)