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Best neon polishes for summer-Cirque Colors Vice 2020

The nail polish collection that I look forward to most of all every year. The Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Collection.  An annual collection of shocking neon shades. Seriously, I say this every year, but Cirque makes the best neon polishes that I have tried. The colours are legit! When it is summer time or I am in the Caribbean,  I love wearing super bright shades, they look amazing against dark skin!

Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Collection –  What to know

Before I get to the swatches here are a few things to note:

  • Limited Edition
  • Big 10 Free
  • Vegan & Cruelty Free
  • Woman owned, small business
  • No need to wear a white base coat – colour stays vibrant and true
  • Neon shades dry down to a plastic finish – not matte but not shiny – I highly recommend using a shiny top coat
  • Shades are blacklight/UV reactive – they glow!!!

Collection is a mix of brand new and repromoted shades

I bought all of these polishes.  For the most part, they all applied easily and smoothly, with full opacity in 2 coats.  Cirque uses a standard nail polish brush (not the wide style). 

Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Collection – Video
Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Collection – Swatches
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All the shades….under blacklight/UV reactive. Image via cirquecolors.com

Now to the swatches!

Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Thirsty
Thirsty – brand new. A neon minty green creme. Surprisingly beautiful colour, bright and not pastel or chalky. Looks great on dark skin.
Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Euphoria
Euphoria – brand new. A gorgeous neon lilac creme. First shade that I knew that I had to get. I love purples and I love shades like this!
Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Superfreak
Superfreak – brand new. The brightest, neon orange. Literally, traffic cone orange. If you bought the previously released shade, Game Over, that is definitely more of a red-orange and Superfreak is an unmistakable orange.
Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Retail Therapy
Retail Therapy – repromote. They released this in 2018 and I bought it then. A bright neon fuschia pink. I am not crazy about pink polishes except if they are rich, and not bubble gummy.
Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Hedonist
Hedonist – repromote. Again released with the Vice 2018 collection, and I also bought it then. A true, true primary yellow neon shade. Reads a little on the cool side, and it looks brilliant against dark skin.

There are two other shades that I did not purchase. They didn’t really call to me, but let me know if you bought them. They are:

Cyber – neon grass green (use dark skin Cirque image)

Cyber – neon grass green. Image via CirqueColors.com
Cirque Colors Vice 2020 Valley Of The Dolls
Valley Of The Dolls – neon bubblegum pink (Image via CirqueColors.com)

I love this collection, as usual.  Shades from the Vice 2020 collection cost US$12.50 each and are available from the Cirque Colors website for a limited time.

Let me know what you picked up! Check out my other Cirque Colors review!

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The best neon nail polishes! Cirque Colors Vice 2018 collection

My prayers have been answered! Cirque Colors has brought out a neon nail polish collection for Summer 2018! Cirque Colors Vice 2018 is limited edition and will be gone by mid September. I posted a picture of one of my favourite pick ups for 2017 and I was able to expand on my collection. Neon colours are notoriously hard to get right. They either are not bright enough, or they have a chalky texture or they lose their intensity really quickly.

Cirque Colors Vice 2018 collection has some of the best neons that I have ever tried. Seriously, go check them out! I have been rocking these as often as I could. I love them! A few notes on this particular formula:

Cirque Colors Vice 2018 Tips
  • They don’t need a white base coat.  Full opacity in 2 coats and what you see in the bottle is what you get!
  • They dry down to a plasticized/semi-matte finish. Must use a glossy top coat to maintain the brilliance of the colour.
  • These are blacklight reactive! They glow!!

I picked up four of the six shades. Here are some pictures and a video that I did on this collection.

Cirque Colors Vice 2018 in Pictures and Video

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Boozy Brunch

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Taboo

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Manus x Machina: Nail Art by LFN & Cirque Colors

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One of the reasons why I love New York City, especially in the summer, are all the cultural events that is happening in the different boroughs.  There is something out there for everyone, from traditional to quirky to futuristic.  Food events, arts, science, anything! One of the biggest and most prestigious events on the New York City social calendar is the Met Gala, held in early May.  This year’s theme for the Met exhibition is ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology’. How fashion designers combine or reconcile ancient hand-making traditions with modern machine-making technology.

Now before I go any further, you MUST see this exhibition!! It has been extended to September 5th at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and it is absolutely worth it! It is so well curated and put together. The fashion designs are phenomenal! Some designs are ready to wear and others are quite avant garde! My favourite were the designs from Alexander McQueen.  The exhibit is sectioned into the métiers or specific types of professions/specialties in traditional haute couture design or craftsmanship, from featherwork to lacework to pleating.  Some of the pieces were made by hand, cut, dyed and sown, while others were 3D printed.  Being able to hand craft clothing is an incredible skill, and technology has the ability to take fashion into places that were could have only imagined. You can find out more about the métiers here and here. I don’t want to spoil it for you all, so here are a few of my favourites. 

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Alexander McQueen

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Dior

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So a few weeks ago, on as part of the Met’s #MetFridays programme, there was a nail art event, held at the Met Store and featured the designs and work by nail artist Lady Fancy Nails and the polishes by Cirque Colors. I just learned that the Met collaborate with Cirque Colors and Olivia Kim to create a limited edition collection of 6 colours inspired by the #ManusxMachina collection. You know I can’t resist finding out about new brands and picked up one of the shades, Moon Dust. Cirque Colors is Big 3 Free and hand mixed in Brooklyn!

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The Machina collection. Exclusively at the Met Store by Cirque Colors.

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Moon Dust – Multi tonal colour hand mixed with real silver flecks!

So two of my friends and I went to the event on a balmy Friday summer evening and I loved it! Lady Fancy Nails is an amazing nail artist and I picked up some tips for nail design, but I was most impressed at her interpretation of the couture fashions using nails as her canvas. She’s really very good and loved the mix of creams and shimmers and she also incorporated other techniques and materials, like gold foil, negative space and different sizes of nail brushes. I loved her Chanel and McQueen designs the best. She has inspired me to get back into nail designs!

So check out her creations, and check out the Met exhibit before it closes.

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