Friday, April 29, 2011

Femme de Cirque - Softshades by OPI

While browsing in Ulta for their buy 2 get 1 free special for OPI nail polishes, I came across this new Femme de Cirque collection by OPI set up at the entry area. It's basically a soft pink shade collection that you would imagine yourself using for a nice french nails :)

This collection contains four sheer pinkish shades:

1. So Many Clowns…So Little Time – a pale cream with a hint of pink
2. In The Spot-Light Pink – a soft candy pink
3. I Juggle…..Men – a very sheer translucent white with blue duochrome-y micro glitter
4. Step Right Up! – a sheer pink

I acquired 2 colors from this collection, In The Spot-Light Pink and I Juggle... Man. Since I figured the other 2 colors will be way too light and sheer for me.

Using In The Spot-Light Pink and trying to execute my first attempt of french nails on my nails:

It was harder than what I thought. It takes 3 coats for the nice candy pink to show up. For the white tip, I used Essie's Mashmallow.

The reason doing french nails is because my hubby loves all naturale look on me. Something simple isn't that wasn't to do afterall. 

Ooo-la-la, it looks so shiny! And the micro-glitters from I Juggle…Men is hardly visible, but I was able to find some swatches of the colors from this collection:

(swatches with two coats)
Overlaying I Juggle Man... with the pinks from this collection:

As you can see, this collection is quite sheer and as I mentioned, it took me 3 coats of In The Spot-Light Pink before its real colors is showing through. 

Quoting what other bloggers reviewed about this collection:

Each shade is very sheer and will take three coats before you’ll start to see any real opacity, so if coverage is what you’re aiming for—this collection might not have what you desire. But if you like to see a little bit of free-edge, you’re in luck! I Juggle…Men is an extremely subtle iridescent top coat that makes the nails seem almost dewy when applied over So Many Clowns…So Little TimeStep Right Up!, and In The Spot-Light Pink. What I like about the SoftShades is that they’re natural and clean, and that’s a look that is always in style.


Jie Jie said...

The colour is sheer but overall result is not bad, spot light pink and step right up are my favourite:)

Cutie Fishball said...

They are quite sheer and even the deepest one, spot light pink needs 3 coats to show the color on my nails! But it's been 10 days now and no chipping whatsoever, OPI are really good!

Jie Jie said...


Cutie Fishball said...

you should try it too. a win-win situation for a busy woman like you!

Jie Jie said...


Cutie Fishball said...

I see you are wearing "Chapel of Love" How do you like OPI nail polishes now?