Monday, August 17, 2009

Brand Focus: SpaRitual & An Orly Treatment Giveaway!

Above & Below: SpaRitual polish in Mood, a charcoal gray with silvery gray and blue shimmer. It's raining quite hard this morning, so I was unable to get outdoor photos. These are taken indoors with a flash.

Below: SpaRitual is owned by Orly founder Jeff Pink's daughter-in-law, Shel Pink. So in keeping it all in the family, today's 'Natural & Organic Beauty' giveaway will be for this set of my favorite Orly treatments. See below in the post on how to enter your name to win this set. Products included are Bonder (base coat), Won't Chip (top coat), No Bite (I use this when I am tempted to bite a hang nail!), Smudge Fixer (a miracle for fixing smudges), and Nail Rescue (yes, another miracle! This is fantastic for fixing splits and tears, or strengthening a trouble nail).
Continuing the focus on 'Natural & Organic Beauty', today's Brand Focus is SpaRitual, one of the leaders in the Big-3 Free and Vegan polish movement. Here is some information from the company that spells out their history and philosophy:

In January 2005, Shel Pink (Orly founder Jeff Pink's daughter-in-law) created SpaRitual, a Vegan line of nail lacquers and treatment products that are also DBP and Formaldehyde free. What ultimately solidified Pink’s mission was motherhood. “Becoming a mother awakened me in many ways. Seeing the world through the eyes of my children filled me with the desire to take an active role in improving our environmental situation.” Pink’s concept for SpaRitual defied the usual manufacturing protocols. She insisted that all formulas and packaging be produced to create the lightest possible eco-“footprint”, utilizing cruelty-free ingredients and recycled/recyclable materials exclusively. Perhaps more importantly, SpaRitual redefines the beauty industry philosophically. The brand’s holistic, spiritually grounded treatments challenge the conventional notion that beauty services and products are by definition frivolous. Developed to treat the whole person, Pink explains that the brand, “constantly explores not only how to tread lightly on the environment, but also how to balance people holistically with the treatment products. This is only the beginning of how SpaRitual can contribute to the planet in a meaningful way.”

Although I was familiar with the SpaRitual brand, I didn't own any of their polishes until earlier this month. I've been wanting to add some of them to my collection, so I ordered them knowing they would fit in nicely with my 'Natural & Organic Beauty' theme. I am very pleased with the 3 I bought and after using them, I'm sure I'll be buying more of them in the future. They applied very nicely in 2 coats and dried at a normal rate. The handle is similar to Orly's, being made of rubber which allows for easy handling during the application. The brush is a little smaller than most polishes, but it caused no issues for me. I also noticed that the removal was easier than with most polishes. They seem to have quite a range of colors/finishes and come out with new collections several times during the year. Their latest release coming next month is called Forbidden, and includes 5 cremes and one shimmery frost. They also offer natural and holistic oils and bath salts, as well as hand and nail care products and treatments. I have never seen this line in any stores or salons, but you can find a variety of their products and the best pricing here.

Orly and SpaRitual are somewhat related companies, so I wanted to offer a giveaway with this post using some of my favorite Orly treatments pictured above. If you'd like a chance to win this set, leave your e-mail in the comments down below. I'll cross-post on Twitter and hold a random drawing tomorrow for all entries received by Noon tomorrow, August 18. Good luck and thanks again for all of your comments and e-mails this month regarding the 'Natural & Organic' Theme. I'm glad you're enjoying it and I hope you're having as much fun with the giveaways as I am!

47 comments:

  1. I would love to try some Sparituals as well but don't think they ship internationally...
    katerinakoutan@gmail.com

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  2. Oh awesome giveaway! I can sure use this set, thanks for the chance to win!

    me at mookiej dot com

    BTW, That color looks great!

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  3. I just received my first ever Orly polishes today - can't wait to try them! Haven't tried any of their treatments, though. Don't know what I'd do without companies like these with my allergies :)

    nixxysnails@live.com

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  4. Thanks for this one! I lack good nail treatments so this would be fantastic!

    Nina
    irina.sagarbarria at gmail dot com

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  5. how cool!
    i would love to win this set!

    im thiamere
    my addy is thiamere_brea at yahoo dot com

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  6. Wow, Mood is gorgeous!

    I'd love a chance.

    sephyrra at gmail dot com.

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  7. I'd love to win -- my honey said I can't sneak in nail polish anymore ... how did he know?

    jmkblair@gmail dot com

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  8. Orly and SpaRitual products looks amazing. I'd love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

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  9. wow they are lovely, I sure love to share this set with my mom if I won :)

    sherrygo at hotmail dot com

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  10. I guess this is open interntionally? ^_^ If it is, I'd love to be entered. It's very hard to come by Orly stuff in the UK and nail rescue sounds like the wonder product I need to sort out all the splits I keep getting in my nails lately :(

    Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

    whatever.sweetheart [at] live [dot] co [dot] uk

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  11. I would love to win. please count me in.
    liliput74@hotmail.com

    Len

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  12. looks like the product for me

    invrtdreflection@gmail.com

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  13. Mood is an amazing color!
    This is a fantastic giveaway! I didn't even know about the smudge fixer! I need that! Please enter me!

    bsbyhazelton@gmail.com

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  14. 0o0o0o thats a gorjuz colour
    enter me mary

    _skye_@live.com

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  15. Thanks for all the info! My nails take a beating because of my job so I'd love to enter

    erifras@gmail.com

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway

    frostedcouture@gmail.com

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  17. monolithguild@gmail.com

    I really like gunmetal grays so I find this one to be awesome! the bottle shape is very interesting too.

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  18. I would love to win this set. I am always having problems with chipped nails, with constantly ruin pretty manicures but hopefully if I win, I won't have to deal with that so much anymore :)

    jessicadv14@att.net

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  19. I would love to win this.

    carmella_stay_fly@yahoo.com

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  20. What an awesome giveaway! I tweeted about it :-)
    Have you tried Nail Rescue? I'm going to order it from Amazon, I need it in my life! I searched for it at Sally's this weekend.

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  21. Hi Mary! My God another giveaway. You should receive lots of blessing for all these giveaways. I tweeted about it also. I'm still so new to Twitter. Those Orly products lood good. I need the Nail Rescue. Help me Orly! I like that polish shade on you. Very pretty.

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  22. Hi Mary, I've been wanting to try Orly Bonder for a while, so thanks for the opportunity to win this set!

    flavietta.g @ gmail.com

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  23. I love Sparitual!
    So glad you decided to give them a try. I'm on the fence about Mood, looks great on you!

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  24. this is such a wonderful giveaway! I would love to win this, my nails are brittle.

    snowsunset(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. I love Orly~! These are such great products, and such an awesome giveaway! thank you so very much! I've been trying everything for my nails, and hopefully these make them better!

    chibi_vampire@hotmail.com

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  26. Orly is awesome! Great giveaway!

    MintyFreshPanda@gmail.com

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  27. Thanks for offering these Orly treat(ment)s- I have been meaning to try the Nail Rescue...=]

    wixology at gmail dot com

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  28. I so wanted to try SpaRitual. Heard a lot of good things about it. Love Mood! I would like to enter for a chance to win.

    wchapin75(@)yahoo(dot)com

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  29. Oooh, I'd love to win this, I love Orly!
    kate.barrington {a} gmail.com

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  30. I've been enjoying your organic month focus! And thanks for yet another great giveaway :)

    nivipas{at}gmail{dot}com

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  31. thanks for this awesome giveaway

    jk5885 at gmail dot com

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  32. i love the charcoal gray with silvery gray
    please count me in =)

    rescueta at gmail dot com

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  33. I'm slowly becoming an Orly fan, so I'd love to try more of their stuff.

    auroragyps@yahoo.com

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  34. You have awesome contests!

    Here's my entry:
    tarotgoddess_at_gmail_dot_com

    :)

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  35. I'm new to the world of nail care and polish/lacquer, so I'd love to try this! extemter [at] hotmail [dot] com

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  36. would love to be entered :)
    styleezta@gmail.com

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  37. Awesome giveaway! I love Orly stuff, and I've never had a chance to try Spa Ritual.

    prettycleverblog at gmail dot com

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  38. This is ah-mazing!!
    xemailheather@gmail.com

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  39. I love that grey!

    While I am a big fan of Orly Smudge Fixer, I haven't tried their other treatments. I've heard really good things about Bonder. Great contest, Mary!

    berkana[at]fastmail[dot]fm

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  40. gosh, i've never tried orly stuff before and my nails are currently in a pretty bad shape right now :P this would be perfect~!

    miscellaneous.psyche (at) gmail (dot) com

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  41. I want this so bad :)

    its.the.crazy.country.air(at)gmail.com

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  42. Wow! Awesome blog! GREAT giveaway!!!!!!!!

    ***Crossing my fingers****

    rachaelostroff@yahoo.com

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  43. I'd like to try Orly too, Mary :-)

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  44. Thank you for this great giveaway!!!

    VanessasSecret4 at aol dot com

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  45. Do you know if the ORLY polishes are vegan too or just the SpaRitual? Thanks for your time :)

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  46. No, Orly is not vegan that I'm aware of.

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