Sunday, December 2, 2012

Six Shades From The 'Cirque du Soleil: World's Away' Inspired Collection From China Glaze!

i know that's a long title for this post... but i figured it was shorter than listing all the polishes by name! i'm really excited to have these polishes for review from the 'Cirque du Soleil: World's Away' inspired collection from China Glaze... just the name is exciting! the ones i'll be sharing with you all today are... Igniting Love, Get Carried Away, Creative Fantasy, Hanging In The Balance, Bend Over Backwards, and finally, Water You Waiting For.

let's get right into it with Igniting Love! it's a bright red creme with a great formula... two easy coats for full opacity. the first coat gave great coverage, but there was still just a little bit of visible nail line, requiring that added coat! it dries really shiny on its own, but i did add a coat of Seche Vite to finish off.

two coats Igniting Love, one coat Seche Vite.

next up we have Get Carried Away, a funky, chunky glitter. it has large orange and silver hexagonal pieces, black bar pieces, loads of black and silver fine hex pieces... all set in a super sheer black base! i decided to just use this on its own, and i really like the effect. three coats would probably have it completely opaque, but i preferred to leave it at two and be able to see more of the dimension in the polish! i think this would look amazing as one sheer coat over white... i will definitely be trying that out. i used a coat of Seche Vite to seal in this look!

two coats Get Carried Away, one coat Seche Vite.

next up is Creative Fantasy. its a beautiful purple creme that dries to a rubbery finish... but once a shine topcoat is added, it becomes super shiny and just a bit squishy looking! i almost left this polish at two coats, but felt it looked better with the added third coat. pictures don't do this one justice, you'll definitely want to try this one out yourself!

three coats Creative Fantasy, one coat Seche Vite.

then we have Hanging In The Balance, a warm, bright blue creme. the formula on this one is excellent, two easy coats for full opacity! it dries shiny on its own, but i did add topcoat to finish it off. my camera absolutely freaked out on this one, so i editted the photo a bit, but still can't capture how beautiful this polish is in person. it's a really saturated blue with slightly green undertones!

two coats Hanging In The Balance, one coat Seche Vite.

next up is Bend Over Backwards, a orangey-red shimmery pearl. the formula is great, two coats for full opacity. it benefits from topcoat to bring out all the shimmers. the brushstrokes were not nearly as visible in person as they seem to be in the photo!

two coats Bend Over Backwards, one coat Seche Vite.

i saved my favorite for last, Water You Waiting For! it's a stunning glitter that lives up to its name... it really does remind me of water. it has blue microglitter, fine hex teal glitter, larger hex blue glitter... all set into a sheer blue base. it almost looks textured in some lights, it's very cool! i only needed two coats for full opacity, which is always exciting with a glitter. it does dry pretty dull, so you'll want to add a shine topcoat. luckily, it dries smoothly, so you won't be worrying about jagged edges sticking up on your nails!

i took pictures, one in the shade that shows more detail and one in the light to show the shine! this is two coats Water You Waiting For under one coat Seche Vite.

this collection can be found at most places China Glaze is sold for $7, my favorite China Glaze retailer is Sally Beauty Supply!

i hope you enjoyed this look at the 'Cirque du Soleil: World's Away' inspired collection from China Glaze! what are your picks from it? 

Happy Sunday! Ria :)

:: these polishes were sent to me for review, these are my honest opinions! ::


  1. I really like Water You Waiting For and It's A Trap-eze. Great swatches!


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