Being the ‘Lacquer Lolita’ that I am, it’s a must that I change the color of my nails once or twice a week. This week, I decided to stray away from my usual bold and daring self, and try something more subtle and subdued. You always want to keep ’em guessing, so it’s important for me not to become too predictable.
While perusing Beauty First for my next nail color victim, I came across their new color of soft shades called ‘Femme De Cirque’. It features soft neutrals (or pales) in the base colors of ivory, lavender, and pink— some pearlized to produce a soft yet glowy look for your nails. After passing the display twice, I decided to go ahead and purchase one bottle from the collection to see if I would like it. The color I selected was ‘In the Spotlight Pink’.
I thought about making it the base for a french manicure, but changed my mind and ended up having it applied at the nail salon as a full-on color.
You can see the results below:
As you can see, although pale, it is an even color that shines. I was surprised that I even liked the color because as many of you know, pales are not my thing. I can see myself rocking this color often, alongside other colors in OPI Femme De Cirque. It’s a great color for spring and summer and would be perfect to wear to weddings or other formal events.
‘In the Spotlight Pink’ is feminine, dainty, and definitely Cubicle Chick approved. Online price? $5.45 per Amazon (I paid $8.50 retail at Beauty First)
Last week, I ordered a travel brush set through ULTA, and when I received my shipment, my order was short of the brushes because they were “out of stock”. After checking out the cosmetics aisle at Walgreens, I found a great set of eye brushes in a travel kit from EcoTools—a 6 piece set that was “earth friendly” and created from bamboo, a “highly sustainable plant”. The set was only $8.99 so I thought I would check it out and see how they worked. The reusable storage pouch with mirror sold me also.
This EcoTools set contains a large eye brush, angled crease brush, petite shading brush, highlighting brush, and smudge brush with a travel case and mirror. I have used it once and I like the results. The brushes aren’t course, yet they aren’t soft either—so they give good application of shadows and don’t irritate my skin. The handles are short, so that will take some getting used to, but made for a fabulous application of my LORAC shadow.
Not wanting to take my expensive brushes out of town with me for fear I may lose them, this economical set is perfect for travel. I am looking forward to taking them on the road with me real soon.
Feast your eyes on the brushes:
The EcoTools Bamboo 6 Piece Eye Brush Set is $7.99 on Amazon.
What do you think about OPI’s Femme De Cirque Soft Shades? Have you tried EcoTools? Sound off below!
I, The Cubicle Chick, purchased all items in the above text on my own. This is not a sponsored post, but affiliate links are used.