Cirque All Hallow's Eve swatches & giveaway - Review

Recently I received a press kit with 2 limited edition Halloween polishes from Cirque, and I couldn't resist to swatch them straight away. We don't celebrate Halloween here, but these sure got me in the mood for the whole thing! The All Hallow's Eve polishes are available from today, and here they are!


Kabocha
Cirque Kabocha
Cirque Kabocha

First up is Kabocha, a pumpkin orange jelly. The polish applied nice and easy, I'm wearing 3 coats here without top coat. As you can see on my photos, it dries up a bit matte and slightly rough. It looks like tiny bubbles, but that's just the size of my nails on the photos, there wasn't any bubbling in real life!

Kabocha is supposed to be a glow in the dark polish, and I've seen a photo from Cirque where it really was, but I have to be honest and say mine didn't (shaking the polish didn't help). Edit, it does glow! I didn't know you have to charge them up next to a light source! I made these photos with sunlight, but took too long before I went upstairs to try it under the bedsheets, haha. My bad! Added photos of the effect further down.

The polish is more pumpkin colored than my photos show, and it's actually an orange that I can wear with my skintone without it looking bad. Now that's rare! :)

Cirque Kabocha
Cirque Kabocha


Neko
Cirque Kabocha Cirque Neko no top coat
Cirque Kabocha with Cirque Neko - no top coat

Next up is Neko, a chunky black glitter. I applied 2 thin coats over Kabocha, and on the picture above I used no top coat. As you can see, it dries up pretty smooth from itself! There was only 1 little shard that curled a bit (on the side of my ringfinger nail). The application was good, when I applied it quickly it did pile on the tips a bit, but when I was gentle I could just polish it and didn't have to place the glitter. For the photos below I did add a layer of top coat, see how squishy Kabocha looks with it?

Cirque Kabocha Cirque Neko
Cirque Kabocha with Cirque Neko

Cirque Kabocha Cirque Neko
Cirque Kabocha with Cirque Neko

I think Annie, the creator of Cirque, did a good job with this Halloween collection, because for me it really does give the Halloween feel! Although I have to say, Fred Flintstone came to mind as well, haha :) It's gonna be fun to try out a jelly sandwich with Kabocha sometime, and I never used my Halloween stamping images, but I think this would be a good base for them! And I'll have to try Neko on other colors as well, I'm sure that'll look good too =)

Left: Cirque Kabocha - Right: Cirque Kabocha with Cirque Neko
Left: Cirque Kabocha - Right: Cirque Kabocha with Cirque Neko

Update: And here they are, glowing in the dark! It took me some time to figure out how I could make photos without them going incredibly blurry, and my house turned out to be even lighter than I thought (ended up in the closed bathroom under a blanket, lol), but how cool is this! =)

Left: Cirque Kabocha - Right: Cirque Kabocha with Cirque Neko
Left: Cirque Kabocha - Right: Cirque Kabocha with Cirque Neko


These polishes are a limited edition and can be bought for $12 each on the Cirque website from today, but you can win them both as well! Annie was so generous to sponsor a giveaway, where someone will receive both of these polishes from her. Thank you so much, Annie! :)


Here's some extra information:
- The giveaway is open internationally, but please note that Italy and Brazil aren't included (for shipping reasons).
- Both bottles are brand new.
- There will be one winner.
- The winner will be contacted within 24 hours after the giveaway closes, and then has 48 hours to reply.
- When the winner replies, I will send the email to Annie, who will then ship the polishes to the winner.
- You can only enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below, entries in comments do not count.


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