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Hello lovelies,

Today I have the newest SpaRitual collection to show you and it's a very exciting one! No nude and earth tones but bold shades and glitters! The collection is called Laugh and has been released for Summer 2013.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Laugh Collection

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Laugh Collection

Burst - red and pink glitter in a pink jelly base. This is a very pretty combo packed with glitter. It applied very well and I'm wearing two thicker coats. The tinted jelly nicely fills out any gaps but I can see my tips showing a bit. I needed thick topcoat to smooth the surface.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Burst
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Burst
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Burst
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Burst

Hugs - blackened indigo blue with purple undertones. Absolutely stunning dark indigo blue! It might seem to be black but it really is not. The subtle blue shimmers shows under the light or in the sun. it applied very nicely and the pigmentation was excellent. One coat was almost enough but I needed two coats for perfect coverage. Short nails might need just one thicker coat.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Hugs

Optimistic - muted matte white with beige undertones. Ok I don't know what I was thinking when I painted my nails but I put topcoat on *facepalm*. Without topcoat this polish dries nicely matte. I needed three coats for full coverage, two just weren't perfect. Otherwise it applied easily and dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Optimistic

Giggle - multi coloured glitter in a clear base. Fun glitter topcoat that will work with many colours. The bottle is loaded with glitter that applies well. There's plenty of it so I didn't have to worry about glitter placement. I'm wearing just one coat over Optimistic.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Giggle over Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Giggle over Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Giggle over Optimistic
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Giggle over Optimistic

HA...HA... - silver and red glitter in a clear base.Oh I love this glitter topper! Rubies in the snow I say! It looks just perfect over Hugs and would look great over any dark colour. This is just one coat so you can see there's plenty of glitter in the bottle. It applied easily and dried fast.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual HA...HA... over Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual HA...HA... over Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual HA...HA... over Hugs
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual HA...HA... over Hugs

Out Loud - teal jelly with blue, green and green holo glitter. Last but not least there's this gorgeous teal jelly packed with glitter it is on a sheer side so I've applied three thicker coats. It would be more efficient to layer it over teal polish but then you would loose the gorgeous layered jelly look. The drying time was a bit longer due to thick layers and I needed thick layer of topcoat to smooth the finish.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Out Loud
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Out Loud
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Out Loud
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Out Loud

I like this collection a lot as it offers great variety of colours and finishes. SpaRitual collections have been quite bland lately (pastels or earth tones) so I am very much welcoming this fun Summer collection. The formulas varied a lot so please refer to each shades' separate review above.

My top picks are Hugs, Burst and HA...HA... 

You can get these wherever SpaRitual polishes are sold and at:
UK: SpaRitual UK website,
US: SpaRitual US website
....and at  FeelUnique  

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Hello lovelies,

hope you're all well! Today I want to show you some more pretty Clinique polishes. Nail polish is range is new to Clinique so I'm sure you'll be curious as to what the colours and formulas are.

"A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins is formulated to minimise skin sensitivity. It is dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested and appropriate for sensitive skins and sensitive eyes. 

The formula is beautifully balanced to maintain a high shine and streak free application. It is quick drying and available in a wide colour variety, including a few of Clinique’s iconic hues and seasonal, trend setting shades."

Red Red Red - tomato red colour with semi-jelly formula. The colour reminds me of Illamasqua Ruthless a lot except it's a bit darker and it has better pigmentation. I'm wearing two coats which were fully opaque. It applied very easily, dried fast and glossy. I have worn it for five days straight and had absolutely no chipping! I was very impressed with that.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Red Red Red
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Red Red Red
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Red Red Red

Grape Ice - light purple half-jelly. What a pretty and unusual purple! The formula of this polish was nice and easy to apply. It is well-pigmented for jelly-like finish and I needed just two thicker coats for full coverage. The drying time was average without fast-drying topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Grape Ice
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Grape Ice
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Grape Ice

70º and sunny - bright yellow creme. This is a perfect yellow for Summer, very happy and fun! The application was a bit tricky with this one because it dried quite fast. I've had to use thicker coats otherwise polish was prone to patching. Two thicker coats were fully opaque and dried nicely smooth. I've applied topcoat.

Lucy's Stash - Clinique 70º and sunny
Lucy's Stash - Clinique 70º and sunny
Lucy's Stash - Clinique 70º and sunny
Lucy's Stash - Clinique 70º and sunny

Happy ♥ - red/coral creme shade. It applied well but the first coat showed all imperfection on the nail. The second coat followed by topcoat smoothed the surfaced perfectly. The drying time was good and polish levelled itself very nicely in the second coat. 

Lucy's Stash - Clinique Happy ♥
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Happy ♥
Lucy's Stash - Clinique Happy ♥

Each polish comes in this typical Clinique box...

Lucy's Stash - Clinique nail polish

Hope you've enjoyed more Clinique swatches! You can check out more swatches here.

Polishes are available nationwide at Clinique counters and online from 31st May 2013.

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