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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,

 

Today I want to share with you review and swatches of SpaRitual Last Tango from the new GOLD Flexible Color™ System. GOLD range promises double the wear of regular manicure if used as a 2-step system (GOLD polish and Gold Flexible topcoat), to be dry in under 8 minutes and self-levelling and correcting formula. GOLD range offers 24 shades and improved mindful brush with over 600 bristles.

 

About:

"SpaRitual GOLD 2 Step Flexible Color™ System delivers technology that fuses Flexible Color with our Flexible Topcoat creating a long-wearing, smudge resistant, high-shine finish that doubles the wear of your manicure. No lamp drying needed. No intense removal needed -
just relaxing GOLD manicures. Re-apply GOLD Flexible Topcoat after 3 days for extended wear."

 

SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color™ System in Last Tango - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color™ System in Last Tango - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color™ System in Last Tango - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color™ System in Last Tango - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color™ System in Last Tango - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color™ System in Last Tango - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color™ System in Last Tango - Review & Swatches

 

Last Tango is a bright red creme with strong orange undertones. I applied two coats which were enough for full coverage but I would recommend applying thicker second coat to avoid patching and bold spots. The polish was nicely pigmented and dried fast (hence the risk of patching).

 

I have used Last Tango together with the GOLD Flexible Topcoat. The topcoat applied nicely and it seems to have the promised self-levelling and correcting properties. I purposely 'dinged' the nail a bit with another nail and the polish bounced back and levelled again. I don't think it would work with major dents but it does work with minor ones. One thing I didn't like about the topcoat was the smell. I think it was supposed to be perfumed but it’s like a mix of smelly flowers and something chemical – weird!

 

The GOLD range promises double the wear of regular nail polish so I had to test it myself. Here's how my nails looked after 4 days:

 

SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color™ System in Last Tango - Review & Swatches
SpaRitual GOLD Flexible Color™ System in Last Tango - Review & Swatches

 

 

As you can see, this system didn't work for me at all. I was expecting at least 5-6 days of wear without chipping and I was quite disappointed. I prepped my nails properly and wiped them with alcohol as per directions but it didn't seem to make a difference. Plus I didn't do any gardening, big housework etc. Not to be completely negative nelly, the polish itself was nice and with good formula but it just didn't last on me as it should have and topcoat smelled weird.

 

I have been thinking for a long time whether to post this review because I don't like to show products that I didn't like or didn't work for me. I usually rather not post them but I also hate wasting nice pictures and lot of work. And it still might be beneficial to those searching for reviews and whether the product is good or bad. I didn't hate this product but it didn't exactly work for me. I have read some reviews where ladies got really long wear out of them. I guess I'll just write this down to the individual body chemistry.

 

SpaRitual GOLD 2 Step Flexible Color™ System is available at SpaRitual US website and in selected salons for $18 per bottle. According to my information this range won't be available in the UK at this point but is available for example in Czech Republic and other countries.

 

Have you tried SpaRitual GOLD system? How well did it work for you? Lucie x

 

*Products sent for review