I just recently bought all three Cirque Kontiki Collection polishes and I couldn't wait to try them, so I played around with them a bit and came up with a easy and fun manicure. I also did a quick tutorial of this manicure to you guys, so I'm going to share that too in this same post. But first, let's take a look at the manicure I did.
Very colorful and fun, right? The Kontiki collection has three gorgeous polishes in it: Thicker Than Water, Midsummer Night and Dear Dahlia. I used all three in this manicure as well as beautiful glitter from Emily de Molly called Bellisima. I got my inspiration for this manicure from Instagram, from ermahgerdperlish's awesome manicure with Polish Pushers Sheer Perfection collection. Of course my manicure looks quite different since these Cirque Kontiki polishes aren't as sheer, but I just wanted to try this with these three polishes.
I also wanted to show you how I did this manicure, so here's the quick tutorial:
1. Put some dots of different polishes on a plastic
2. Swirl the polishes together with a toothpick or something similar
3. Apply your base coat and coat or two of a glitter polish
Wait for all the polishes to dry (the ones on the plastic and on your nail)
4. Paint your nail with a coat of top coat (it's best if you do one nail at time)
5. Carefully peel your homemade decals from the plastic
6. Stick your decal to that still sticky top coat on your nail
7. Press the decal gently on your nail with your finger
8. Apply a coat of top coat
9. Clean the excess polish with a brush and nail polish remover
When you are finished with one nail, then of course repeat this to all the others one at a time.
I did my decals so that they were right sized for my nails in the first place, but if you do them bigger, you might want to cut them a bit before placing them on your nails. Though it's always best to cut them slightly bigger than your nails so that you have a little room to work with.
I quite liked this look, though it has somewhat that late 80's or 90's vibe to it. But maybe that's a good thing, I don't know... Anyhow, this was fun and colorful manicure, just right to brighten up my days as the weather hasn't really been too bright in these past couple of days.
I will certainly do my swatches of these Cirque polishes later, so don't worry, I'm going to share those too with you. I just had to play around with these polishes a bit since they looked so gorgeous in the bottles!
What do you guys think of this manicure? And how about the tutorial, did you find it helpful and would like to see those here in the future too?