Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cirque Colors - The Burlesque Collection

Hi everyone! Did you all have a happy Halloween? I sure did; horror movie night with friends and lots of candy! I didn't dress up, but on my nails I wore a black lace design inspired by the collection I'm reviewing today - I figured it looked fairly gothic and costumey so I decided to wear it for the night :) You'll see; it's at the bottom of the post.

Today I'm introducing yet another brand to the blog. It's a brand I've been admiring and absolutely dying to try for such a long time. I'm of course talking about Cirque Colors. You can't imagine my happiness when the founder Annie contacted me and asked if I'd like to review The Burlesque Collection for Fall 2014!

The Burlesque Collection consists of 4 stunning holographic lacquers in very deep and sultry shades. The entire inspiration was drawn from vaudeville shows of the early 20th century, and it embodies the dramatic and sexy performances of strong confident women. A fascinating storyline coming together with a perfectly executed collection is truly a magical experience.

Trocadero is a midnight blue linear holo. It represents a night out on the town at the historic Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia. Of my broad collection of navy blue holos, this might be my new favorite. As stars lit up the sky on an intense and euphoric night out a mere century ago, as do the sparkles gleam in this beautiful nail polish. 2 coats.

Boudoir is a lush burgundy linear holo. Boudoir means a woman's bedroom or a small private room. Another instant favorite. The subtle shimmer will tease you into attraction and soon you'll be head over heels in love with this beauty. 2 coats.

Josephine is a forest green linear holo. It pays homage to Josephine Baker (the original twerker) and her famous banana dance performed on a stage set up like a jungle. An exotic green shade for an exotic lady. I really adore it. 2 coats.

Harlow is an antique gold linear holo. The name could be a tribute to Jean Harlow, the blonde bombshell of the early 1900's, I'm not sure. Or maybe to the Harlow Gold Show, a modern day burlesque show. As the art of burlesque has been reinvented, so has timeless gold. It's been reinvented as a holographic green-toned vintage gold shade that is truly unique. 2 coats.

Unfortunately my skin tone couldn't handle all the sultriness of Harlow. The clash between my skin and this shade of gold is very visible, but I don't care - I love it too much to care. It's too beautiful. It inspired me to do nail art, and that was the best feeling ever. I freehanded black lace on top of it with black acrylic paint using a tiny nail art brush.

I seriously can't say a single bad thing about this amazing collection! Of course the featured nail polish Harlow didn't suit my skin tone, but that's just my complexion that came in the way; Harlow is a beautiful color!! My love for the shades were strong before the whole swatchavaganza, but even stronger after! I'm ridiculously impressed, and that's why I hope one day I'll get the chance to try even more Cirque Colors nail polishes :)

The Burlesque Collection is available online at with each nail polish retailing for $13. Check out the Stockists page for retailers all around the world.

Note: All Cirque Colors nail lacquers are made in the USA, they're 3-free (YAY!) and mildly scented with a blend of essential oils that leave a light floral aroma after the polish dries.

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That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed and thanks as always for reading along :) If you'd like you can find me on TwitterFacebook and Instagram - all @nailescapades - pretty convenient right? :) Anyway I'll talk to you soon! Have a great day :)

Stay polished<3

(Products were sent for review)


  1. Gorgeous colours! I love the Harlow and Boudoir! :)
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  2. Love this collection!!! your nail art is beautiful!!