April 24, 2015
Cirque Midsummer Night Swatches & Review
Today I have a polish that came out as part of the Kontiki collection but only made it onto my nails now.
Midsummer Night features a cobalt blue jelly base, red shimmer and a sprinkling of super fine gold glitter. In shaded lighting the red shimmer shifts to green and gold. The formula was a bit sheer but did layer up nicely. After three coats it was 95% opaque. In direct bright light (like my lightbox) you can still see the nail line peaking through a little bit. It dries to a satin finish so a glossy top coat is recommended. Photos show three coats of Midsummer Night with one coat of CND Super Shiney top coat in daylight spectrum lighting.
Unfortunately, this polish was a limited edition and is hard to find these days. However, the shimmer reminds me a lot of Girly Bits Cosmetics Shift Happens and I think you could come pretty close by layering it over a cobalt base.