Hello lovelies,

 

I have prepared a nail polish review for today and also a little question at the end of the post for you. The polish I'll be talking about today is SpaRitual Artisan. It is part of the Pause collection for Autumn 2015. Pause consists of six colours and has nice mix of jewel and earth-toned shades.

 

About: "Pause collection - As the weather begins to shift, so does our focus. From macro to micro. We learn to look at the world around us with a keener eye for detail. The wings of a bird, the delicate work of a master carpenter, the individual fibers of a knitted sweater. We reconsider things often taken for granted. The delicate, the intricate, the almost invisible patterns that make the mundane magnificent."

 

SpaRitual Artisan | Pause Collection Autumn 2015 - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Artisan | Pause Collection Autumn 2015 - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Artisan | Pause Collection Autumn 2015 - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Artisan | Pause Collection Autumn 2015 - Review & Swatches

 

Artisan - ruby red half jelly base with gold flecks. The gold flecks are coloured by the base so they don't appear gold but they add beautiful depth and subtle sparkle to the polish. It has a nice formula that flows easily and is well-pigmented. Two coats provide full coverage it dried fast as well. There's nothing negative I can say about this polish, it's really good. As I'm writing this review I'm still wearing it (with some nail art of course) and it's been four days and I only have a minor tipwear, no chips!

 

And now for the question for you guys...for a while I have been thinking of rounding my nails because some nail art looks better on round nails but I wanted to try it out first so I have rounded my nails on my right hand. Below is a picture so you can compare - what do you think?

 

 

SpaRitual Artisan | Pause Collection Autumn 2015 - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual Artisan | Pause Collection Autumn 2015 - Review & Swatches

 

I like the round shade pi real life but it doesn't seem to look as nice on me in the photos, it's really strange. I'll probably keep the round shape on my right hand for a while and file it into almond shape when the nails grow a bit more but I'm still not convinced about the round shape. Tell me what you think in the comments!

 

Oh and if you're wondering - the rings I'm wearing are from SoNailicious Boutique and I was lucky to win them in an Instagram competition :)

 

SpaRitual Pause collection is/will be available at SpaRitual UK and  SpaRitual US  and at the usual outlets like salons and spas.

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

*Polish sent for review

Hello lovelies,

As you can imagine I was cracking my brain as to what to do on my nails for my wedding. Today I want to show you a test manicure I did. Glitter gradient is simple yet so pretty and I wouldn't be ashamed to wear this as bridal nail art. However as you know I have chosen to go with stamped manicure in the end.

While I was wearing this test manicure there was a beautiful pink peony blooming in my mother-in-law's garden and it was the perfect fit!

Bridal Nails Inspiration - Romantic Glitter Gradient Nail Art
Bridal Nails Inspiration - Romantic Glitter Gradient Nail Art
Bridal Nails Inspiration - Romantic Glitter Gradient Nail Art
Bridal Nails Inspiration - Romantic Glitter Gradient Nail Art
Bridal Nails Inspiration - Romantic Glitter Gradient Nail Art
Bridal Nails Inspiration - Romantic Glitter Gradient Nail Art

 

 

I have used three coats of OPI I Theodora You because it's quite sheer. Then I've added the glitter to the base of the nail and spread it towards the middle, creating a gradient. The glitter polish is beautiful Shimmer Polish Alice.

 

I've previously created a glitter gradient tutorial so all you have to do is change the polishes ;)

 

 

 

 

Hope you've enoyed today's post even though it's a very simple design. Have a lovely day! Lucie x