Cirque Colors – Astra

Hi everyone! Today’s manicure features a LE nail polish from the newish Cirque Colors Speckled and Sparkled Collection. You can still order this from the Cirque Colors website.

04-28-2016 Cirque Colors - Astra
Cirque Colors – Astra

Astra is a light pink base with “granite” looking flakies and there is some super micro red glitter bits. Formula was beyond excellent for me. It’s on the thicker side, which is my preference. It stays right where you put it. No running or pooling. Very little clean up was required. It could almost be a one coater, but I did 2 coats plus topcoat. 

Something with this one is just not sitting right with me though. In the bottle it’s very sparkly and on the nail it’s just flat and blah. It needs some oomph in my opinion. I was going to add some China Glaze Fairy dust (which fixes everything) but I’m just ready to take this one off and start with a new polish. I hope I like the other 3 in this collection better than this one. I actually really like my photos of this manicure better than looking at it on my nails. 


Cirque Colors Astra, 2 coats plus topcoat.

In the lightbox…


Outside on an overcast day. Look at all the sparkle in the bottle and none of that translates to the nail at all, in any lighting conditions…



Well, there we have it!
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The polish in this post is from my own collection and was purchased by me.
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