SpaRitual - Last Tango - Collaboration post

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Hello!  I am very excited to show you the second of three posts for SpaRitual Nail Polish.  I have teamed up with Em's Little Corner; Lucy's Stash and Kerruticles to show you two lovely polishes (yesterday I showed you Delight), and some nail art, AND, AND! even more exciting news to announce in the next couple of days (you all fancy a giveaway, right?), so keep following!

So, firstly, let me tell you a bit about SpaRitual Polishes.

•    Vegan Nail lacquer – they use mica for their shimmers rather than guanine (fish scales)
•    5-free – free from DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor
•    Bottles designed by Ferrari
•    Bottles made from recycled glass and are also recyclable with care
•    Caps made from a special type of rubber to allow ease of opening and perfect grip for best application results
•    72 permanent colours with between 4-6 seasonal collections released each year

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The second polish I am going to show you today is "Last Tango". Now, the names of SpaRitual's polishes have a nifty bit of numerolgy associated with their bottle names;

Last Tango – 80010 1 + 0 = 1
1 – Independence and Ambition: The Hero 

Positive Traits: Initiator of action, a pioneering spirit, inventive ideas, strong leadership skills, independent, drives to attain, individualistic style, executive abilities, extraordinary will and determination, courageous.

This polish needed four coats to be totally opaque, however I reckon you could get away with three thick coats.  I do find that a lot of coral/red colours seem to need a few extra coats on my nails (they are pretty stained underneath!), so this wasn't a total surprise.  Again, beautiful colour, beautiful shine (no top coat required!).

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*These polishes were sent to me for review







SpaRitual - Delight - Collaboration post...

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Hello!  I am very excited to show you the first of three posts for SpaRitual Nail Polish.  I have teamed up with Em's Little Corner; Lucy's Stash and Kerruticles to show you two lovely polishes, and some nail art, AND, AND! even more exciting news to announce in the next couple of days (you all fancy a giveaway, right?), so keep following!

So, firstly, let me tell you a bit about SpaRitual Polishes.

•    Vegan Nail lacquer – they use mica for their shimmers rather than guanine (fish scales)
•    5-free – free from DBP, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin and Camphor
•    Bottles designed by Ferrari
•    Bottles made from recycled glass and are also recyclable with care
•    Caps made from a special type of rubber to allow ease of opening and perfect grip for best application results
•    72 permanent colours with between 4-6 seasonal collections released each year


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The first polish I am going to show you today is "Delight".  Now, the names of SpaRitual's polishes have a nifty bit of numerolgy associated with their bottle names;

SpaRitual harnesses the power of numerology through the meaning of the number assigned to each colour in the lacquer line. Basically it means that you can determine traits of someone’s personality from the colour that they have selected.
This is how it works:
Delight – 80377   3 + 7 + 7 = 17   7 + 1 = 8
 8 – Confidence and Power: The Achiever

Positive Traits: Executive character and abilities, political skills, expert handling of power and authority, working for a cause, achieving recognition, exercising sound judgement, decisive and commanding.

So, onto some swatches.  This polish is a lovely pale green colour and was opaque in two coats.  This is Delight; on it's own, no top coat.  I must say, I did really like the rubber cap; so much easier to open... quite often with my polishes I have to get my husband to open them for me (we all know that's their only purpose really; opening things) so he may have done himself out of a job with these bad boys.


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*These polishes were provided to me for review

Make sure you check out all the other lovely ladies swatches... x





Pink flowery gradient

Monday, 29 July 2013

Hello!  I've got a really summery bright manicure for you today!  I figured I hadn't done a pink gradient for a while so decided to use Barry M Dragon Fruit and Sinful Colors 24/7 to make a bright base.


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I then used a dotting tool and Wakiki by Island Girl (this is a gorgeous bright orange) and Sinful Colors Snow Me White to add some flowers and polka dots.


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Leopard Print tutorial

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Hello!  I've got another little tutorial for you today!  Recently I have been working Salons Direct to create some nail art and tutorials using China Glaze nail polish and I thought I'd show you how to do a leopard print pattern on your nails.  These are so easy but look seriously cool (and like they were a lot more complicated to do).  



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So, for this manicure you will need the following:
So, start by painting your nails with a base colour.  I've done a gradient here, but any colour that won't contrast too much with the colours your using for your leopard print is fine.  I recently did a gradient tutorial too, so if you fancy having a base at that, you can check that out here.


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Next, using a white polish and a large dotting tool, place some large splodges over your nails.  They don't need to be round, and try to keep the pattern random across all your nails.  Aim for 4-6 white splodges on each nail (obviously, less if your nails are shorter!)


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Let these dry a little, and then take a small dotting tool and some black polish, and outline the white.  Don't do a full outline, just 2-3 small, slightly uneven lines around.


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Keep going until you have gone around all the white splodges (sorry!  I just cannot think of a better word to use than splodge!) on your nails.


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Next, fill in the gaps using a small dotting too and a black polish, with small uneven dots/splodges.  Don't go overboard, but just enough so that it finishes off the pattern nicely.


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Let this all dry properly, and then apply a top coat.  Be careful not to drag the top coat on your nails too much so that you don't smudge the design.


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And there you go!  Leopard print nails done!  Easy, right?


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As always, if you do give this a go, I'd love to see your manicures, feel free to post them on my facebook page.

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*The polishes used in this post were provided to me by Salons Direct

Pocket Money Polishes - August Collection Swatches

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Hello!  I've got some swatches of Pocket Money Polishes August collection today!  This collection features five polishes; (Girls Just Wanna Have) Fun, (Somewhere Beyond The) Sea, (It's A Kind Of) Magic, (Blame It On The) Boogie and (Walking on) Sunshine.

Pocket Money Polishes - August Collection Swatches

First up we have (Blame It On The) Boogie.  "Blue and pink get on down in this bottle, mixing up sunshine, moonlight, good times and boogie with a bit of matte and holo goodness."

I started with a base of Barry M Key Lime and added two coats of Boogie.  I berluddy love this!


Next we have (Walking on) Sunshine.  "This is the bright and bouncy system of last collections Pina Colada but the heat is turned up and hot orange adds some zingy extra."

I layered two coats of Sunshine over Barry M Satsuma.  This glitter is rammed packed and again, gorgeous. It's got loads of tiny little holo bits of glitter in it too, so I reckon this'll look ace over a black too.


Next we have (It’s A Kind of) Magic.  "This polish is a mix of greens spiced with deep purple and lime holo green."
I layered two coats of Magic over Barry M Blue Grape.  I just love the colour combination in this little bottle of happiness and there's some of those lovely little holo sparkly bits in there too.  Win!


Next to show you I've got (Girls Just Wanna Have) Fun.  "This is a bottle of pink party from pastel pink squares to vibrant dots and holo glitters, there is nothing dull about this glitter which is ready for fun from sun up to sun down."

I used two coats of Fun over Barry M LE Summer Bright Yellow.  This polish is so cute!  I love the pinks!


Finally we have (Somewhere Beyond the) Sea.  "This polish was designed by Charlie's sister and channels the surf and the starlight of a summer evening whether stuck at home or a tropical destination."
I layered two coats of Sea over Sinful Colors Fig, again this is really cute, I love the little moon shapes in here.  The stars and moon shapes don't require much fishing at all either., which is great.


So, what do you think?  I blimmin' love all these colours.  Great colour combinations and all jam packed full of glitter; Charlie has pulled out all the stops here!

Pocket Money Polishes - August Collection Swatches

The August Collection will go on sale on August 1st priced at £4 each for a 5ml bottle.  Each polish will be hand mixed to order and are 3-free.   Head over to Pocket Money Polishes to place an order! 
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