InTruBeauty: Nail Polish That Rocks! SpaRitual

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Nail Polish That Rocks! SpaRitual

We were recently given the opportunity to try out SpaRitual nail polish.  You can find them at www.sparitual.com.  We are in love with their Fall color collection called "Rock", and wanted to share our thoughts on these gorgeous lacquers with our readers!

SpaRitual is vegan nail polish that is free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde resin.  That is good news for the health of everyone who uses nail polish, and especially for those of us who have a nasty habit of biting their nails...you don't want that crap in your system!

From their website:
Dedicated to the spa tradition, sparitual is committed to creating eco-friendly products and packaging perfectly crafted for the enlightened consumer. We use Vegan ingredients from around the world, including many specially sourced and selected plant essences that are wildcrafted OR organic. The formulations are naturally colored and free of synthetic dyes. SpaRitual is constantly monitoring sustainability issues and strives to be on the cutting edge of environmental awareness. Enlighten yourself. Be a SpaRitualist. Because we all deserve to live the good life.
We were sent the Rock collection, which I believe is seasonal.  They have many different collections that are permanent on their site as well.  This collection contains 6 gorgeous shades.

L-R
Marble, Basalt, Lithoponic, Slate, Conglomerate, Quartz


                                                       L to R: Conglomerate, Slate, Quartz
Conglomerate, Slate, Quartz
Conglomerate, Slate, Quartz

This nail polish line is very unique, especially during a time in the nail polish world where it seems like everything is very bright with a focus on nail art and patterns.  The colors are earthy and natural, and actually named after rocks and minerals.  I hated learning about minerals in school, but these polishes ROCK.  Ha. Ha. 

We found that these polishes applied best when 3-4 coats were used.  They were pretty fast drying.  When I painted my nails with these, I would do five fingers on one hand, and by the time I was done with my hand, the first finger I painted would already be dry and ready for the next coat.  We also love the non slip grip caps. These polishes will last 3-5 days without chipping as well.
Slate
I would describe Slate as a multi-faceted taupe/gray/brown.  It's got some glimmer in the form of microscopic silver and gold specks.  This one was one of the toughest for me to apply, because it would go on very streaky and require multiple coats.  In this picture I applied 4 coats and I'm still not happy with the way it looks on my nails.
Quartz
This is a burnt orange shade and goes on thin so you need several coats to really make it rich and shiny.  It reminds me of fall leaves!  No glimmer or sparkle in this one. This was Jessica's favorite of the bunch and has been wearing it for over a week.

Conglomerate
Conglomerate  is the hardest one to wear in my opinion.  It needs several coats to look good on, and the texture is very grainy once you polish with it.  The base of the gray color is very similar to the Slate shade in their line, but this has large hunks of silver and black glitter as well as microscopic little specks of silver and gold glitter.
 L to R: Basalt, Marble, Lithoponic
This color (Marble) is a very thin formula and I had to paint 5 coats to get good coverage.  It is a flat white shade with some microscopic silver and white glitter flecks.  In spite of having all of the little glitter pieces, it's not very shiny.  I would recommend putting a high gloss top coat on this bad boy to make it shine.

Basalt is one of Justina's two favorite shades of the bunch.  It is a deep gray hue with no glimmer.  I applied 3 coats but 2 would have been sufficient.  It is pretty close to black but not quite.  I dig this a lot, especially with the color titanium being one of the Fall Pantone colors.
Lithoponic is a deep green/gray with multicolored microscopic glimmer.  This was my other favorite shade of the bunch. I love how earthy it is and it's pretty glossy so wouldn't need a top coat just for shine, unless you wanted to make it longer wearing.

These are great shades for Fall, and I loved testing them out.  Basalt and Lithoponic were Justina's picks for the easiest to wear and Jessica's favorite was Quartz.  Which color gets you the most excited?

Yours in Beauty,
Justina & Jessica

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