When I think of summer, I recall the calm, contemplative feeling of warm sunshine gently glowing through my closed eyelids. Perhaps with this sensation in mind, Reflect, SpaRitual's new nail lacquer collection for Summer 2013, includes colors that really channel a warm, zen vibe. Thanks to SpaRitual, I have the entire collection to share with you today! The SpaRitual Reflect collection (Summer 2013) features six nail lacquers: Joy, Positive Vibe, Kindness, Inner Beauty, Innocence, and Freedom.
SpaRitual Joy is a light nude nail polish with a secret shimmer. I would say it leans slightly pink (as opposed to yellow), which is flattering on my skintone. SpaRitual Positive Vibe is a warm muted mango yellow creme.
SpaRitual Kindness is a fiery burnt orange with large gold shimmer particles (I wouldn't quite call them glitter). The finish is semi-matte. SpaRitual Inner Beauty is a duchrome with pink shimmer in a green base. The overall effect is a champagne mauve, which is pretty cool.
SpaRitual Innocence is a trench coat khaki creme nail polish. It's on the cool side, which looks great against my skin. SpaRitual Freedom is a purple nail lacquer with blue and pink microshimmer. When worn however, the shimmer is less noticeable and the finish is semi-matte.
I've made a few comparison swatches to give you a better idea of the nuances of each nail polish shade. SpaRitual Joy is a light nude. Sephora by OPI Going Nude Eh? is more yellow toned, while Butter London Shandy (reviewed here) is more peach toned. SpaRitual Positive Vibe is a warm mango yellow. You can see it's quite different from the pure yellow of China Glaze Happy Go Lucky. However, it's less brown than Butter London Tea & Toast (reviewed here). SpaRitual Kindness is a fiery orange nail polish. It is less red and less shimmery than Butter London Sunbaker (reviewed here). It's more orange than Essie Chubby Cheeks as well. SpaRitual Inner Beauty is pink shimmer in a olive base that looks like a champagne mauve. It is much less purple than SpaRitual Bismuth (reviewed here). However it is more mauve than Butter London Champers (reviewed here). SpaRitual Innocence is a trench coat khaki creme nail color. It's darker and a touch more pink toned than OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? (reviewed here). It's not nearly as dark as NARS Bad Influence. SpaRitual Freedom is blue-based purple. China Glaze Jungle Queen (reviewed here) is darker. OPI Tease-y does it is darker and has more red tones.
The warm earthy tones in the SpaRitual Reflect collection call to mind the essence of the summer season and what it brings. All the colors are beautiful, but if I had to pick, my favorites would be SpaRitual Positive Vibe for its uniqueness and SpaRitual Joy for its well nuanced take on a light nude nail polish. SpaRitual nail polishes are available at SpaRitual.com, Sephora, and other beauty retailers.
Thanks for reading! Which color(s) from the SpaRitual Reflect collection stand out to you most? What SpaRitual colors are in your collection?
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