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Cirque Colors Kontiki Collection + Back to Basics Nail Art

 press sample 
Hi guys! Today I have a simple skittle using the trio of polishes that comprise the Cirque Colors Kontiki Collection, plus a graphic accent nail using black and white from the Back to Basics set. The Kontiki shades are stunning! Each limited edition shade has a color shifting shimmer suspended in a bright, translucent jelly base.

Cirque Colors Kontiki Collection + Back to Basics

The pink is Dear Dahlia. This is such a flattering shade! The turquoise is called Thicker Than Water. And my fave is the blue, Midsummer Night. Wow. I love that it's translucent, yet has such great, dense color. I used three coats of each. Then I created the accent nail with two coats of Carpe Diem (white) and added the stripes using nail vinyls and Momento Mori (black). These cremes have a lovely formula. They're thick, but not too thick, and provide great coverage. In fact, they both have a permanent spot on my manicure table. They're perfect staples for nail art.

Cirque Colors Kontiki Collection + Back to Basics

The Back to Basics set also includes Holdfast Base Coat and Liquid Laminate Top Coat. I used both here. I didn't test this mani for durability, so I can't talk to how/if Holdfast can extend wear. But Liquid Laminate was super glossy, self-leveling and dried quickly.  The Back to Basics quad would make a great gift!

Cirque Colors Back to Basics

I love everything Annie creates. She was really ahead of her time when she hit the scene...so polished (pun intended!) for an indie brand. Have you seen the new Cirque Fall collection? Swoon! See the press release for The Burlesque Collection here.

The Kontiki Collection and the Back to Basics Set are available online at CirqueColors.com.  But hurry! The Kontiki colors are limited edition. You can refer to the Stockists page for participating retailers.