Cirque All Hallow’s Eve Collection Swatches and Giveaway!!
We’re quickly approaching my favorite month and my favorite time of the year. Fall is upon us in my neck of the woods and Halloween is just a little over a month away!! I’ve already got my costume planned, my boyfriend and I are going as Princess Bubblegum and Finn the Human from Adventure Time! Does anyone else have plans for the holiday? On top of the best holiday of the year, my birthday is also next month and SIX of my favorite Fall tv shows are starting new seasons!
I’ve got swatches of the Cirque All Hallow’s Eve Collection to share with you all today! This is a limited edition mini-collection that Annie of Cirque created for the holiday that consists of Kabocha (a bright orange glow-in-the-dark jelly) and Neko (a black shredded glitter topcoat).
Kabocha is a Japanese variety of winter squash which is also commonly called a Japanese pumpkin. The flesh of a kabocha squash is a bright orange color. It’s not quite as bright as this Kabocha but both are festive for the Fall season.
Cirque’s Kabocha is a bright neon orange jelly that glows in the dark! It’s quite sheer, so I needed 4 coats to reach opacity and even then I could still see a bit of VNL. If you want Kabocha to be completely opaque you’ll have to layer it over a light or white nail polish. Kabocha dries with a little bit of a gritty appearance due to the glow pigment, but a layer of top coat fixes that quickly to reveal smooth orange jelly goodness. Even with all the layers, Kabocha dries super fast and I didn’t have to do any additional cleanup for my cuticle area.
Let me just add how difficult it is to capture glow in the dark nail polish on camera!
I think I took about 89843.5 photos and managed to get a handful of ones decent enough to show you guys, haha! Kabocha has a rather quick ‘charge’ time and the glow is great! The longer you charge the polish under a light, the longer the glow lasts. This polish is black light reactive as well!
Here is one coat of Neko layered over Kabocha. I LOVE IT!! Neko is a black shredded glitter topcoat that’s quite easy to work with. I didn’t have any issues getting the glitter onto the brush and one coat was enough to disperse the glitter evenly over my nails. You may get a stray glitter shard sticking up due to the glitter shape, but top coat should smooth things out fairly well.
And here’s what Neko layered over Kabocha looks like in the dark. Oh I like. I like a lot.
Kabocha and Neko are perfect additions to my Fall collection of polishes! I’m already a sucker for anything orange, and add on the fact that Kabocha is a jelly and it’s like a cherry on top of an already amazing sundae! And Neko is such a versatile polish that I can see myself layering it over ALL the things!
Unfortunately the All Hallow’s Eve collection containing Kabocha and Neko have already sold out on the Cirque website. But fret not my friends, Annie was kind enough to set aside a bottle of Kabocha and Neko for me to host a giveaway on my blog! So if you missed out on your chance to own the All Hallow’s Eve collection for yourself, keep reading and find out how you can possibly bring these babies home!
Giveaway Info After The Jump!!
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There will be one winner for this giveaway. The winner must be a follower of Nails and Noms in some form to win. Once selected, the winner with have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize. If no contact is made, a new winner will be selected. This contest is open until midnight on 10/9/12.
This giveaway is open internationally, excluding Brazil and Italy for shipping reasons. The prize will be shipped directly from Annie of Cirque Nail Polish.
* The product(s) in this post were sent to me for unbiased review consideration.