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*Products provided for an honest review 

Hello lovelies,

I've got here the whole SpaRitual Reflect Collection to review! This collection has been released earlier this year for the Summer 2013 season. At first glance the colour seem rather for Autumn/Fall rather than for Summer.

From SpaRitual press release: "Bask in the warmth of SpaRitual Summer 2013 collection, Reflect. Catch the radiant jewel-tones of late afternoon and the last shimmers of water and sky at sunset. Each of the SpaRitual Nail Lacquers – Reflect Collection is infused with Bamboo. This Bamboo is sustainably gathered from India and islands of the Pacific Ocean, Bamboo is known to absorb water and oil from the nail bed increasing the thickness of the nail for up to 35% stronger nails."

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Reflect Collection

Freedom -  brownish purple with fuchsia and blue particles. The formula of the polish was quite thick so I've had to apply thicker coats to avoid patching. Two coats provided full coverage but dried rather average. The finish was satin so you will need layer of topcoat if you want a glossy finish.  Removal of the polish was ok but the blue and fuchsia particles were causing problems, sticking to skin.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Freedom
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Freedom
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Freedom

Inner Beauty - multichrome foil with colour ranging from brown-green to pink. The multichrome effect is much stronger in the bottle and does not translate on the nail very much. It applied well and dried fast. I'm wearing two coats.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Inner Beauty
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Inner Beauty
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Inner Beauty

Joy - beige creme with pale gold glass flecks. This colour doesn't stand out for me at all even though it quite matched my skin tone. The formula was good - it applied well and dried quite fast. I needed two thicker coats for full coverage.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Joy
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Joy
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Joy
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Joy

Innocence - beige creme. This shade is pretty for office friendly or mannequin hands. The formula was on the thicker side and quite hard to work with. It dries fast which in some cases caused patching. I've had to apply thicker coats for nail polish to look nice. 

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Innocence
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Innocence
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Innocence
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Innocence

Kindness -burnt orange creme with gold particles. I'd wear this nail polish in Autumn or around Halloween. The formula was very nice - it applied easily and the pigmentation is great. I'm wearing two regular coats but it was almost one coater. I've had some issues when removing the polish as the gold particles seemed to stick to my nail and skin, really hard to get rid off.

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Kindness
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Kindness
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Kindness
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Kindness

Positive Vibe - mustard yellow creme. Ummm...not a colour I would pick out of the rack and it is more suitable for Autumn I'd think. However the formula is very nice. It applied easily, two coats were enough for full coverage and they dried fast. 

Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Positive Vibe
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Positive Vibe
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Positive Vibe
Lucy's Stash - SpaRitual Positive Vibe

This collection was somehow disappointing. I would like to see totally different colours, more cheerful and bright. The formulas differed polish from polish which I'm not a big fan either. Some of the shades like Kindness, Freedom and Inner Beauty appealed to me much more than the rest.

I've seen some upcoming SpaRitual collections containing glitters and some bright colours so I'm very much looking forward to them!

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

*Products provided for an honest review

Hello lovelies!

Finally it's weekend again and I have a bit more time to do swatches and post writing. I want to show you this double ruffian manicure and and also WingDust Cray On You polish.

Here's how I did this manicure:

  1. I've painted on two coats of WingDust Cray On You and let it dry
  2. I've used A England Excalibur (silver) and painted most of the nail leaving a gap between cuticle and Excalibur polish so a stripe of WingDust polish shows.
  3. I've used A England Camelot and repeated the step 2. only leaving bigger gap
  4. I've topcoated the whole manicure with Seche Vite.

Lucy's Stash - Double Ruffian
Lucy's Stash - Double Ruffian
Lucy's Stash - Double Ruffian
Lucy's Stash - Double Ruffian

WingDust Cray On You - dark grey base with blue shimmer and magenta and lavender glitter. This is a very interesting shade, I liked it a lot on me. It applied well but it is on the sheer side so I needed to apply three coats for full opacity. Next time I will use just one coat over black to achieve this result. The drying time was ok considering the three coats. Removal is a bit tricky because of the glitter so I soaked my nails for two minutes with cotton ball and nail polish remover.
 Lucy's Stash - WingDust Cray On You

Lucy's Stash - WingDust Cray On You
Lucy's Stash - WingDust Cray On You
Lucy's Stash - WingDust Cray On You

You can buy this polish at Stephanie's WingDust Collections Etsy Store, she will be re-stocking soon.

*This polish has been provided for a review