Thursday, September 29, 2011

BCA 2011: SpaRitual In Pink

SpaRitual is offering a set of three pink shades for Breast Cancer Awareness, and I picked up the mini sizes from AveYou. 20% of the proceeds will go to support Cancer Schmancer to help promote the prevention and early detection of cancer. This collection contains two glitter shades that are rather similar, and one shimmer shade.

Strength is a gorgeous dusty berry shade with golden shimmer. This is my favorite from this collection for a couple of covers beautifully using two coats, and the golden shimmer shifts around on the nail giving some truly unique looks. Sometimes the shimmer appears to have an overall placement, and other times it almost looks like a gradient effect.

Knowledge has a sparse amount of multi colored glitter mixed in with the foil glitter that matches the base, which is a tinted medium mauve/pink shade. This shade took three coats.

Clarity is a touch lighter or paler than Knowledge, and it also has a slightly tinted base with matching glitter. I used four coats on this, which is why I know I'll use it over a base color the next time. The glitter applies evenly, so I think just a coat or two at most would work well over another color.

I wasn't as impressed with the two glitters in this collection as I was with Strength, because they took three and four coats respectively to cover the nail. I do think these would look nice over a similar base color or perhaps even over a very dark shade. These shades are very close to each other in color, and I would have liked to have seen a little more variation between the two. They are for a good cause though, so that makes me happy.


  1. Pretty! I'm very intrigued by Knowledge.

  2. Is my monitor, they all look the same to me...

  3. Being a breast cancer patient myself, I. hope lots of people buy these. There's still so much needed for research on this awful disease. Thanks for your support.

  4. One of these days I will buy some Spa Ritual polishes. There's so many that I want. Strength does look pretty awesome.