PART 2: China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Swatches & Review

Today I have the second half of the China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Swatches. Yesterday I showed you the cremes and a jelly. The remaining six polishes are glitters and a shimmer.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection Part 2

Bend Over Backwards is a metallic, shimmery, coppery orange. The formula reminded me of China Glaze Magnetix – thick and creamy. The pic doesn’t do this polish justice. It has the same shimmer as Riveting from the Hunger Games Collection…super vibrant!

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection: Bend Over Backwards (work / play / polish)

It’s a Trap-eze was a polish I was really looking forward to…it reminds me of the Nails, Inc. Sprinkles Collection (which I don’t have). It’s a Trap-eze is a milky white/bluish base with multi-colored small hex and round glitters. I used two coats but really gingerly polished each one so I didn’t pull the glitter off the nail.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil: It's a Trapeze (work / play / polish)

Water You Waiting For…um…LOVE this one. It’s finely milled blue, green and purple glitter in a sheer blue base. I’ve never seen this combo before. It’s stunning and so sparkly in person. It really reminds me of crystal clear ocean water. I’m wearing two coats of Water You Waiting For and two coats of Seche Vite to make it smooth.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection: Water You Waiting For (work / play / polish)

Running in Circles…wowza. It almost seems like the glass fleck is duochrome. Is that even possible? It shines green, blue and gold in the bottle. It wasn’t as obvious on the nail, but it’s still a beautiful polish and I don’t have anything similar in my stash.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection: Running in Circles (work / play / polish)

Get Carried Away…the problem child. It’s a sheer watered-down black base with silver, black and maybe pink (?) microglitter, hexes and bars. I really didn’t know what to do with this one. I tried to layer it over several colors but the mani came out looking dirty. Here I’m showing three coats of Get Carried Away and a coat of Seche Vite. That’s it…no underwear. I considered layering it over black, but I suspect too much of the cool details would be lost. I just can’t get excited about this one. It even makes my skin look weird! If you have a succesful mani using Get Carried Away, I’d love to see it. Email me or post it to the work / play / polish Facebook.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil Collection: Get Carried Away (work / play / polish)

Whirled Away is a black/white glitter in a clear base. It has bars and small hexes in black and larger hexes in white. Believe it or not, this is my FIRST black/white concoction – so I was really looking forward to it. Big letdown though. I’ve layered it here over Creative Fantasy. I just had a lot of trouble getting anything to stick to my nail. I understand that with a big, sparse glitter that some fishing is required…but I couldn’t even get the smaller hexes and bars on the nail. It was weird. Check out all those bubbles! Maybe I just don’t have enough experience with polish like this.

China Glaze Cirque Du Soleil: Whirled Away (work / play / polish)

So my fave out of this batch is Water You Waiting For. What’s yours?

Disclosure: As of this writing, I do not have a material connection to the products used in this post.

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  1. I agree, “Water you Waiting for” is the best, but I am frightened by the prospect of trying to get it off.

  2. Kristin says:

    I layered Get Carried Away over CG Stone Cold and I really like the combo! I could see the shimmer peek through from Stone Cold, but still see all the pieces in GCA! My second to last blog post has a picture :) Also, I definitely need Water You Waiting For!

  3. Love Water You Waiting For, Get Carried Away and It’s a Trap-eze!! Too bad China Glaze are really hard to find where I live :(

  4. It’s a Trap-eze is my favourite. I need a polish like that, I don’t have anything like it! Water you Waiting for and Running in Circles are both beautiful too. So many lovely polishes in this collection. Do you know if they are coming out with sets of 4 or 6 like they did for “Wicked” and “On Safari”, or is everything being sold individually?

  5. tmvikholt says:

    I can’t believe I’ve still never tried China Glaze polishes. But I really like these.

  6. How did I miss this? I’m dying. LOVE all of the colors with the bit of bedazzle in them (of course).

  7. louanne says:

    gorgeous swatches. really loving water you waiting for but is it too similar to Dorothy who?

    • That’s a good question, Louanne. I love Dorothy Who. I’ll have to compare them tonight, but I think the green and purple glitter makes them different enough to own both (I’m justifying my purchases!) :)

      • louanne says:

        hope to hear what you thought although it’s quite likely I will get water you waiting for anyway! the blue is just too pretty. thanks for replying!

  8. artreviewed says:

    Loving the look of Trap-eze! Its in a colour-way that I have been searching for, probably forever! It reminds me of another one I saw which had a white base before in one of the pound stores! xxx

  9. flowynails says:

    Reblogged this on flowynails and commented:
    until i will get my hands on this china glaze collection, check out the work/play/polish review!

  10. Running In Circles is a definite fave in this one! :) Gorgeous!

  11. sortaginger says:

    Man, I want one of each now, especially the blue and green ones!

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