Thursday, April 26, 2012

SpaRitual doesn't disappoint!

Hello lovelies! I'm being a terrible blogger this week, here I teased you with promises of Deborah Lippmann goodies and yet you've seen none. Shame on me! Well, I apologize and say that soon... very soon... there will be lots and lots to show you. This week has been a blur prepping for the end of the semester and finals. I have 20 pages to get written in the next two weeks, so yeah, stress!

I do have some good news, I put in my two weeks today at work because I start my internship on the 14th. I was so nervous and scared because I really admire my boss and find her to be so intelligent and hard working, I didn't want it to go wrong or to disappoint. It went well and I'm feeling really good about it all. My internship will be full time and I'll be working a 4-10 schedule with part of my days spent outdoors in the field under the blazing Vegas sun. Yay for new adventures!

Regrettably, I think I may be bound for some nubbins. I've been battling a split on my photo hand ring finger and Orly's Nail Rescue kit has been a lifesaver but maintaining it with super frequent polish changes is a real bear. Plus, it ruins the finish on some polishes making them look all bubbly. I'm probably not prepping it right or something. Anyway, a day or two ago I basically ripped the free edge off my middle finger of my right hand and it was only hanging on by a tiny bit. I managed to save it with some more nail rescue but it looks all wonky. Really I'm only maintaining it for now until the tear grows out a little further from my hyponychium (the quick) so my nubs won't be so painful. I'm actually very sad about all of this. :'(

So, because I'm a bad blogger and haven't had the time to edit the 400+ photos I've got backed up I'm going to show you all a very pretty SpaRitual polish and one of the scented Color Club polishes I wore aaaaall the way back in December. Yep, December. Bad blogger. My only saving grace is that I took notes on this way back when!

SpaRitual - Shooting Star:

Shooting Star is from SpaRitual's Twinkle Collection for Holiday 2011 and is a red toned purple with amazing multicolored shimmer bits. You can see in the bottle dark purple, blue, red, and gold shimmery bits of amazingness. These photos are with my usual two base coat combo and two coats of polish. Shooting Star was easy enough to manipulate, more thick than thin in texture, and there was a teensy bit of cuticle drag if I was heavy handed with the brush. From my experience SpaRitual polishes dry very shiny and I didn't have top coat on in these photos.

SpaRitual - Shooting Star

SpaRitual - Shooting Star

SpaRitual - Shooting Star

I wore Shooting Star for four days with very minimal tip wear and removal was easy peasy, no shimmer left on the skin which I always count as a plus. Now, really... how beautiful is this polish? I completely forgot how gorgeous this was until I dug into my drafts this afternoon. Btw, SpaRitual polishes have awesome rubberized caps. Love it.

SpaRitual - Shooting Star

Color Club - Very Merry Berry:

For an accent nail I used the very first Color Club polish I ever bought, Very Merry Berry. For some reason Sally's carried CC over the holiday and they were scented! Yes, I know you can get whole collection sets at Ross but what can I say, I prefer the full size cap. Plus, I don't really like all of the colors they release. (I'll do anything to justify my purchases!) lol

Color Club - Very Merry Berry


Color Club - Very Merry Berry

VMB is an interesting glitter and somehow it worked with this many as a great accent and I got lots of compliments. You can see the large fuchsia (or is it magenta?) hex glitters and there are small aqua blue hex glitters and even smaller blue/greenish bits in there too! The large hexes liked to curl up on the edges but the texture wasn't too bad with a few thick layers of tc.

Application of VMB wasn't a nightmare but it wasn't pleasant either, it spread all right but to make everything look balanced I had to place some glitter around the nail. The formula was thick, and even though it dried to the touch with average time it remained soft around the larger glitters. Removal was a nightmare, probably the worst out of any glitter I've ever worn. The foil method hardly made a dent and I had to pick some of the glitters off. No bueno.

VMB was my very first scented polish and the smell was sweet and plesant, not overpowering, and remained well after dry. In fact, the scent lingered until removal. Pretty cool actually.

Color Club - Very Merry Berry

So guys, sorry I've not given you the awesomeness that I promised. BUT, I have been wearing my DLs and will be showing them asap! I just need to get through this end of the semester crunch!

xoxo

6 comments:

  1. I knew you were the one who had mentioned SpaRitual!!!!!! I picked one up at Sephora today, and I can't wait to use it. I love this purple; I want it bad. I can tell you that I'll probably never wear one of those CC glitters because of the removal. I did see those at Sally's over Christmas and ALMOST got one...now I'm glad I didn't.

    Good luck with all your finals and papers! Can't wait to see your DL's. :)

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    1. I saw the color you picked, it's very pretty and I'm not sure why I didn't get it when I ordered these way back when. I love all of my SpaRituals, there's only one I'm not head over heals for and that's just because I wasn't crazy about the color on me.

      I liked the CC glitters but taking them off was a nightmare! I wish Sally's carried Color Club all the time.

      Thanks for the well wishes, I've just gotta keep on truckin'!

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  2. It's such a beautiful mani. :)

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  3. I love both versions! I'm going to Sephora on Tuesday. Maybe I will seek it out ;)

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    1. I get my SR's online, I think on Aveyou, because the only Sephora I visit is across town from me. :/ And honestly, the selection isn't that great. Next time I'm on that side of town I'll see if I can find SR's in mine.

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