*PR sample

Hello lovelies,

 

I'm excited to show you a new nail polish from the SpaRitual’s Spring 2014 Collection Explore that is coming out in the next week or so! The collection consists of six shades in various finishes including creme, shimmer and finish.

 

"Bright orange, blue, pink and shimmering violet bring to mind colours found while exploring a North American Forest. Inspired by birds, butterflies and the whimsied nostalgia of national parks and the family campsite. SpaRitual’s Spring Collection catches the bright flashes of colour that punctuate the rich, earthy colours of a well-worn hiking trail. We take only inspiration and photos, leaving the butterflies, birds and wildflowers to delight the hikers and explorers who travel the trail after us."

 

Wilderness is a coral-peach polish with fine gold particles that dries into a textured finish. The formula was good to apply but slightly thicker; I find all textured polishes to be generally quite thick. The polish dried reasonably fast but as always textured polishes need a bit more time to harden because you're not using top coat. Then there is removal which is a bit like removing glitters but not as stubborn. I always hold the pad with remover on nails for about 2 minutes and then wipe it off with light pressure.

 

SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Wilderness, Explore Collection - Review & Swatches

 

Overall, I like the texture and the formula and I would be happy to purchase some of the other polishes in the collection.

 

I've paired Wilderness with a sparkly gold background (jumper from Primark lol) and peach-coloured ring also from Primark which cost just £1.50 - bargain! Hope you like the pictures despite my red hands (it was freezing cold outside) and will stay tuned for some nail art with this polish!

 

SpaRitual Explore collection is available at Sparitual (UK), Feelunique.com and SpaRitual (US)

 

*PR sample

 

*post contains PR samples

 

Hello lovelies,

 

I'm still not done with Valentine's Day posts and I've had a person pointing out that I'm forgetting about people who are single on Valentine's Day or just don't like this day. So I came up with today's design that I named Target My Heart. It is my expression of hurt, anger and any other emotion tied to a hearbreak when you just want to 'shoot' the other one to the heart...we've all been there, it sucks!

 

'Target My Heart' Valentine's Day Nail Design
'Target My Heart' Valentine's Day Nail Design
'Target My Heart' Valentine's Day Nail Design
'Target My Heart' Valentine's Day Nail Design
'Target My Heart' Valentine's Day Nail Design

 

I have used beautiful red creme Illamasqua Throb as a base colour and very cool Dance Legend Top Geometric glitter topper which contains black & white glitter of different shapes and sizes. And of course OPI Alpine Snow for the accent nail. Then I painted the black target and bullet holes with black acrylic paint.

 

I have entered this manicure into Nail Polish Canada's Valentine's Day Nail Art Challenge contest so if you'd like to vote for me you can do so HERE. Thank you ;)

 

Hope you liked it and see you tomorrow! Lucie x

 

 

*The polishes have been previously sent for feature