Taking a break from the alphabet nails series this week to share a retired shade from Cirque with some nail stamping. I wore this last week and had to take some photos to share.
Cirque Dear Dahlia is a fuchsia jelly with multi-dimensional shimmer that shows mostly green but has gold to red shifts. The shimmer is very evident to the naked eye but did not show well in photos but you can see that pretty shimmer in the bottle. This shade was originally released as part of the Kontiki collection in 2014 but is near impossible to find now.
Cirque Dear Dahlia – Natural Sunlight
Cirque Dear Dahlia – Indirect Natural Light
You could probably get away with two coats of this jelly but I hate visible nail line so I added a third coat and Seche Vite top coat. The dry time was decent and I could stamp over it without issue 15 minutes after top coat.
I stamped over Cirque’s Dear Dahlia with Born Pretty black stamping polish and a Born Pretty stamping plate. I love how this stamping image looked over the beautiful pink. The pink looked darker to the naked eye but you still got that beautiful golden green shimmer from behind the stamping.
I used the same stamping image recently in my purple smoosh mani but much prefer it over Dear Dahlia, it is more striking with the contrast between black and pink. I find Seche Vite drags stamping polishes so I topped off my mani with Pro-FX Supreme Gel top coat.