Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How I Wore It: Cirque Back to Basics Collection

(**Press Samples**)
 Happy Wednesday beauties! Today's look goes back to basics. Who doesn't love a classic palette of Black and White? Long time LTHP readers know how much I adore working with these simple colors. Cirque Nail Lacquer recently released new B&W creme shades in her Back to Basics collection. I was very excited to see Cirque venture into making cremes; and even more excited to see she started out with a black and a white creme. More after the jump.

Cirque Memento Mori- A super opaque, and extremely shiny, black creme. This shade has such perfect saturation of color I could have almost gotten away with one coat. I am so impressed with this beautiful shade of shiny patent leather black.
Cirque Carpe Diem- This shade is a clean, crisp white creme. I am so smitten with this shade, and I will tell you why. Carpe Diem is a creme, yes... BUT as I was applying it I noticed that there was a hidden micro shimmer that makes this White creme look radiant and beautiful. The formula on this shade is great and only needed two coats.

 I accented my B&W nail art with rich Golden sparkles, also by Cirque. On my index and middle nail I used Cirque Helios for a soft glittering gradient over my B&W gradient.  Over my Ring and Pinkie nails I used Cirque Au. I finished my nails off with a coat of Cult Nails Wicked Fast top coat.

So... How beautiful is this?! I'm a sucker for clean, white nails.
 The Cirque Back to Basics collection is available from the Cirque Colors website and retail for $13.00.

Thanks for coming by today and happy humpday!


  1. Okay... can I just say that these are awesome! I loooooove the balance you have going on here... Gorgeous!!!

  2. The half moon manicure design looks so cool! Has a outer space kind of feel to it.

  3. You noticed the shimmer in the white as well! I didn't read about it yet and thought I was crazy haha. Love this look Cris!

  4. ooh gurl! That is sexy :D I'm with you; I love a crisp b&w mani. The gold is a perfect complement to the look!

  5. Wow This is GORGEOUS!! The gold sparkles look real :D

  6. The Dalai Lama's NailsAugust 28, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    What a beautiful look! I love the gradient half moons!

  7. That gradient is to die for! Gorgeous, striking manicure, well done!

  8. Love, Love, Love!! I seriously adore everything about these nails!

  9. Love your manicure:-) My daughter also do manicure at our blog. Enjoy the weekend. Tina

  10. Pallino Girl / PaolaSeptember 2, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    OH my, I absolutely adore the gradient nails! I just HAVE to get inspiration from this one!

  11. That gradient is just soooooo pretty!


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