I haven’t bought any China Glaze polishes for a while, but the new Cirque du Soleil Collection has a few interesting glitters that caught my eye. I tried out Whirled Away over a creamy Dior in these swatches.
Whirled Away has black and white glitters in a clear base. It was the one polish from the collection that I went looking for at Sally Beauty. It wasn’t in the Cirque du Soleil display I found, but I was suspicious because the display had about four of the pink one and two of the blue one – it seemed a little … gamed. There was some drama when I asked the clerk if they had any of the “the black and white glitter” from the new China Glaze Collection; it triggered a weird quasi-argument between the two women on duty about who had what on hold, and whether the bottle was sold or not. Whirled Away finally materialized from somewhere in the back of the store. I actually felt kind of grateful that they let me leave with the bottle. Which is pretty funny; I mean, I paid them for it!
Whirled Away does not apply that well. Most of the reviews I’ve read complain about this, but I didn’t think the application was terrible. I really liked the distribution of glitter that I got, and I only used one coat. My main problem was that I got a lot of bubbles. I dabbed Whirled Away on, as suggested by many reviews, but I think I dabbed too vigorously. I really liked how large the glitters are, though. This combination is a bit like Lynderella’s Connect the Dots, but from pictures it seems to me that the glitter pieces in this are bigger. I like the large glitters, especially the big, almost googly white hexagons. I have never been able to deal with the drama and difficulty involved with trying to buy Lynderella polishes, so I like that this is just sitting there at Sally Beauty. Or would be, if it hadn’t been stashed somewhere mysterious by the people who work there.
I first tried Whirled Away over Dior’s new Mango, but the combination was too Halloween-y. I tried again for these swatches, and I like the result over Pink Graffiti better. The Cirque du Soleil Collection is available now.