Circus by Andrea's Choice Nail Color - Somersault - Review

 Circus by Andrea's Choice is a recently released, limited edition nail polish line created by a popular YouTube beauty guru. These polishes were previously only available to subscribers of Ipsy, formerly known as MyGlam. MyGlam sent each subscriber three of the five polishes over the course of three months. I got Spectacle, a matte neon orange; Tightrope, a matte magenta; and the subject of this review; Somersault, a yellow cream. Circus polishes are are free of formaldehyde, DBP, and Toluene, and are claimed to be chip resistant. Each polishes contains .45fl oz (13.2ml). The full set of 5 Circus by Andrea's Choice polishes retails for $29.95 (+$5.95 S&H). This lacquer set is only available on the brand's website, and can only be shipped within America. The polishes are not available individually, which is dumb, since MyGlam subscribers already were given 3. Circus polishes are cruelty free and made in America.
 If you received these polishes individually you'll know that they were way over packaged. Each bottle came in a multi colored, striped plastic tube with a pop off cap. The only information offered on the tube is the name of the product and shade. The bottle is square, clear glass and is quite large with a lot of excess glass at the bottom. The front of the bottle features the same info as the info on the tube. A full ingredient list can be found on the back of the bottle. Topping off the tall glass bottle is an equally tall black plastic cap. The cap seems to be firmly attached to the top of the brush. The brush is fairly long, rounded, and flexible without any splayed bristles.
 [3 coats. DA FUQ]
Somersault is a yellow cream finish polish. Uh oh..those are always trouble and Somersault is no exception. The formula is thin and tends to separate on the nails, at least for the first coat or two. Even if it doesn't separate, it applies thinly, in an uneven, streaky manner and it tends to pool in the corners. Application is very poor, but typical for a yellow polish. Somersault is a 3-4 coater, depending on how thickly you apply it. I prefer applying lacquers in thinner coats, so it takes me four coats to achieve opacity. Somersault dries fairly quickly, about 50 seconds per coat. 
 Somersault isn't a particularly unique color. Plain old, creamy yellow. Looking for a dupe? Try Avon's Sunshine. Its a pretty, summery color that would look great on tan to deep skin, but it really isn't anything to get excited about. Unlike some similar colors, Somersault does not stain the nails. Wear for this polish varies. Sometimes it wears like iron on me, other times it begins to chip and peel after only a day. I've worn this polish 4 times and got different wear each time. This polish averages about 2 days of wear on me, but I tend to get much shorter nail polish wear than most.
[4 coats]
Somersault from Circus by Andrea's Choice isn't very good, but it's average for a yellow nail polish, and it's not completely horrid either. Application is streaky and sheer. The color is cute but not too exciting and easily dupable. As a whole I don't recommend this nail polish set, because $35 is too much for 5 average formula polishes. I'm not sure why you can't buy these polishes individually, that's a pretty poor business decision. I wonder if it was...Andrea's Choice.

Ingredients: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride/Trimellitic Anhydride/Glycols Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Camphor, Benzophenone-1.

May Contain:  
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D&C Red No.6 Barium Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red No.7, Calcium Lake (CI 15850), D&C Red No.34 Calcium Lake (CI 15880), FD&C Yellow No. 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Mica (CI 77019).


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