Saturday, May 29, 2010

SpaRitual Kaleidoscope: Golden Gleam, Crystal Eyes & White Light

Happy weekend! I hope you're all enjoying the last weekend of May, and for those of us in the U.S., I know we're all happy to have an extra day off for the Memorial Day holiday. Many thanks to those who serve and have served in our armed forces. Your sacrifices for our freedom are appreciated more than you know. Onto less important topics! SpaRitual's Summer 2010 collection is called Kaleidoscope and contains 12 shades, three of which I'd like to share with you today. First up is Golden Gleam, described by SpaRitual as a Gold Metallic Shimmer.

Above & Below: This is a bright medium toned gold that was opaque in just one coat. It's a shimmer with a high concentration of both gold and silver shimmer or micro glitter, that applied perfectly. The top photo was taken in full sun, while the ones below were in filtered sun and shade. This works very well as a Konad stamping image polish because it's so pigmented.

Below: Crystal Eyes is described as an Indigo creme. The photo below was taken in direct sunlight and is showing a bit lighter than it's true medium blue with a hint of teal actual look. This is shown using 2 coats and again, perfect application and a very nice formula.
Below: I used Golden Gleam and the Konad #64 plate for this look. Crystal Eyes looks more true to color in these photos.

Below: White Light, a bright white creme, was uncharacteristically thick for a polish from this line. It certainly isn't something that can't be fixed with a few drops of thinner, but I didn't realize that until after I'd started my application. You can see the little problem it caused on my middle finger. Otherwise, this is a very bright white that covered well in 2 coats, and with considerably less streaking than many other white cremes I've used.
The press release describes all 12 colors in this collection, and to say it's a varied collection would be an understatement. It includes neons, shimmers, and cremes in shades ranging from orange and coral, to pinks, purples, blues, greens, a silver, gold and the white. Shel Pink, SpaRitual's founder, says "There is a therapeutic quality to color. This collection offers the opportunity to experience something as simple and nurturing as a manicure." I couldn't agree more with her philosophy on this collection and nail polish in general.
You can view the entire collection at this link to The polishes retail for $10.00 each, and if you use code PRETTY20, you can save 20% off of your Skinstore order through Monday (I think that's when it expires!). Twinkle and Optical Illusion look like they may need to be added to my collection! They also offer free shipping on orders over $49.00.

*Products in this post were furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm for review.


  1. I love the gold nails,and the blue with the gold print.

  2. I love blue and gold together, one of my favourite combos.

  3. In natural light the Golden Gleam almost reminds me of a foil. They're all fabulous and I love SpaRitual.

  4. I looove the look of Golden Gleam, and it looks cute Konaded over the blue!

  5. Gold nail polish is always so tempting. I must have 10 bottles at least. That's a beautiful shade. Darn, I missed the sale. Better I did. I had two huge orders come in. One from TransDesign and the other from OverallBeauty. I'm expecting a third from Cherry Culture!.

  6. Great combination blue and gold.
    I just love SpaRitual, unfortunately cannot find it where I live.
    Lovely blue shade.