Today I have a few pictures of another one of the recent China Glaze Cirque du Soleil polishes, Get Carried Away. It’s a glittery mix that is frankly a little weird.
In the bottle this polish looks promising; it clearly has large silver and orangey-red hex glitter peeking out from a dark, swirling base, in addition to small silver glitter. I had read about this polish and knew that it was supposed to have some black glitter, and also looked at pictures of this online. So I thought that it would be interesting over my New Year’s Eve manicure (Dior Apparat, a dark, shimmery red). It was only after I painted on Get Carried Away that all of the black glitter pieces became apparent. It’s not just a greyish base, but tons of tiny black glitter, black bar glitter and also black hex glitter that makes it look so dark in the bottle. I think it’s impossible to really get a sense of all of the black glitter until you use this polish. I don’t think it helps that most swatches I saw were over a black or dark red base, so of course all of the black glitter was lost.
This polish applied okay. I saw a lot of complaints about application but I thought it wasn’t too bad. It’s a little thick but the base wasn’t too streaky and it wasn’t too hard to push the glitter around a bit. And, I didn’t get any huge bubbling problems or anything.
Over Apparat, the black glitter is just not that noticeable. I think this polish needs a really light base to show off the black glitter, so I’m planning to try a lighter combination someday. I’m not feeling all that excited about it though. I think this glitter is weird; I don’t really understand why you would combine so much black glitter with a sheer black base, which sort of obscures it. So there are a lot of other polishes that are going to be in line before this one comes up again.