April 9, 2011

OPI SoftShades 2011 - Femme De Cirque

Today I have the lovely Femme De Cirque from OPI collection. After all the wild and crazy designs I love to wear on my nails, its nice to sometimes have what I call a 'palate cleanser' on hand - a soft, relatively natural, neutral colour that makes my nails look like nails, instead of little congregations of craziness on my fingertips.

OPI's Femme De Cirque collection fits that bill perfectly. Here are the pics:

First up, In the Spot-Light Pink:

First pic is in the sun, the second is in the shade. This was the sheerest of the bunch, so I loaded up four coats here, but you could definitely do less if you wanted a sheerer look. I love the squishy, jelly look of this polish - yum.

Next up, So Many Clowns...So Little Time:

This is two coats here. A gorgeous neutral that I thought would make my nails look like death warmed up, but which, when I had it on, was surprisingly flattering. Plus I quite like the name - cute.

Next we have Step Right Up:

This is two coats. This one was my favourite of the bunch - a divine soft pink which is light without being stark. My new go-to neutral.

Finally, there is I Juggle...Men:

Ummm, yeah...photo skillz FAIL. This is supposed to be a top coat. Its a clear base with a suspension of pinky purply bluey glitter that glistens and flashes as it catches the light. And it really is impossible to capture in a photo.  I tried to show it over (from left to right) Step Right Up, Calypso Blue, Mellow Yellow and Racey Rouge (all by Sally Hansen) and you really can't see anything. But trust me when I tell you that this is beautiful - delicate and delightful and definitely worth picking up.



  1. These are all so light! I have plenty of light polishes. I'll skip this little collection. When I think of the circus I think of bright colors. Strange .

  2. Hi Lucy, I totally agree! When I think of the circus I think of bright colours like reds and blues and yellows...