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SpaRitual Last Tango

This is the second of the two SpaRitual polishes I am showing in collaboration with three other bloggers (see the links below for their swatches).

This is Last Tango. It’s a bright, slightly pink-leaning coral and is part of the Instinctual collection.

Last Tango is quite sheer and I used four thin coats for this manicure. It didn’t cause too much of a problem though, because the polish dried quickly, so I didn’t have to wait long between coats.

It’s a lovely colour for summer and I’m planning on wearing it on my toes when I next change my polish.

SpaRitual Last Tango
SpaRitual Last Tango

There are 72 permanent SpaRitual polish colours, plus seasonal collections. You can buy SpaRitual polishes in the UK from their website: www.sparitual.co.uk

SpaRitual Last Tango bottle
SpaRitual Last Tango bottle

Don’t forget that tomorrow I have some nail art using Last Tango as well as yesterday’s mint green, Delight. Plus, there’s a UK giveaway where you can win both the polishes plus a SpaRitual Multi-Tasker Base & Topcoat.

Also, do have a look at the other three UK bloggers’ swatches too:

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: four coats of SpaRitual Last Tango
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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Products shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

SpaRitual Delight

I am really excited to show you a new (to me) brand, SpaRitual.

I have two polishes to show today and tomorrow, and then on Thursday I have some nail art using both polishes, plus a UK giveaway where you can win the two polishes plus a SpaRitual Multi-Tasker Base & Topcoat.

I’m tying up with three other great UK bloggers too, Emma from Ems Little Corner, Claire from Nuthin’ But A Nail Thing and Lucie from Lucy’s Stash.

This is the first polish, Delight. It’s a perfect mint green and is part of the Close Your Eyes collection.

SpaRitual Delight
SpaRitual Delight

Delight is an absolute delight to apply (sorry, I had to do that!). It was perfectly opaque in two coats and dried really quickly.

I love the uniquely shaped bottles, which were apparently designed by Ferrari. The cap is rubberised and ridged, which helps to open the bottle really easily. I found it also aided application because you can grip it well and it feels secure and steady while you’re polishing.

SpaRitual Delight bottle
SpaRitual Delight bottle

SpaRitual polish is “5 Free”, so doesn’t contain Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin or Camphor. The bottles are made from recycled glass and the polish is also vegan (no fish scales in the shimmery ones!) You can buy SpaRitual polishes in the UK from their website: www.sparitual.co.uk

Have a look at the swatches from the other three bloggers:

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of SpaRitualDelight
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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All images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.

Products shown in this post were sent to me for review. All views expressed in this post are my own, honest and unbiased opinions.

Color Club Beyond

The base colour of Beyond is not very summery; it’s a very dark grey … almost black but not quite. But it’s holographic, which absolutely is summery. Having said that, the sun isn’t out very much today, so I had to quickly grab a photo while I could.

This polish is one of the 2013 Color Club Halo Hues. I bought four of the six at the Professional Beauty show back in February. It goes on really well, which is brilliant as it needs very little clean up, and holos can be difficult to clean up with all their little particles getting all over your cuticles! It didn’t create any bald patches or streakiness, just went on really smoothly and easily. It dried quickly too.

Look at that stunning rainbow in the polish. Fabulous!

Color Club Beyond
Color Club Beyond

Apologies for the not so great photo. As I said, I had to be quick to capture the sun, and it’s not my best!

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Color Club Beyond
  • Top coat: none

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Blue gradient with Barry M Blue Grape and Barry M Blueberry

I wanted to add something to my Blue Grape manicure, and decided on a gradient.

Ordinarily when doing a gradient manicure, I will start with a base coat of the lightest colour, and then sponge on both the light and dark colours together. But I didn’t do that as I was already wearing the darker colour. The upshot is that there’s a bit of an outline of Blue Grape showing in some places at the cuticle edge, which bugs me as I’m a bit of a perfectionist.

Blue gradient with Barry M Blue Grape and Barry M Blueberry
Blue gradient with Barry M Blue Grape and Barry M Blueberry

 

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: two coats of Barry M Blue Grape
  • Intermediate top coat: Seche Vite
  • Gradient: sponged on using Barry M Blue Grape and Barry M Blueberry
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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Barry M Blue Grape

Blue Grape is the final polish I’m wearing from the summer Gelly Hi-Shine collection.

It’s a vibrant cobalt blue and lovely and glossy, as is the case with all the Gelly Hi-Shine polishes. The colour is very similar to Nails Inc. Baker Street, but it’s shinier and has more depth. I do love the colour of Baker Street, but Nails Inc. polishes always bubble for me and chip easily, so I’m pleased to have Blue Grape instead.

I’ve used two coats, as it’s not quite a one-coater.

Barry M Blue Grape
Barry M Blue Grape

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Barry M Blue Grape
  • Top coat: Seche Vite

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All images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.