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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I'm loving Inner Beauty and Freedom! So glad to see so many duochrome nail polishes this season. I get giddy when I have a duochrome nail polish on, constantly shifting my fingers to appreciate the effect :)ReplyDelete
HI Sunny, Thanks! Both Inner Beauty and Freedom are interesting colors! I know what you mean about the fun duochrome effect. It's fun to see which color flashes at different angles!Delete
SpaRitual really does pretty duochromes, love it! Kindness is my favourite thi, there is just something about orange with golden glitters that takes me away ^^. Such a lovely versatile collection!ReplyDelete
Hi Teri, Kindness definitely pops! I thought the addition of gold glitter to an fiery base was a bold choice :)Delete
Wow - loving this entire collection! Freedom looks very unique. SpaRitual is one of my favorite nail brands. Thanks for the review :)ReplyDelete
Hi Shannon, Thanks so much for the comment! Freedom is definitely different --- I thought the semi-matte finish was interesting since it tempered the shimmers.Delete
Hi, Dovey. Kindness and Freedom are interesting shades! This looks like a really unique summer collection. The theme is different from the usual "fun and games" type of thing that summer seems to inspire.ReplyDelete
HI Liz, It looks like Kindness and Freedom are getting a lot of love here! I think your description is spot on.... I get the feeling of the warmth of summer as opposed to poolside :)Delete
I've been wanting to try these for awhile now. I've seen them on Apotica and they look great. Love the shades you have :DReplyDelete
Hi Jen, Thanks so much! I hope you get to try them :)Delete
I just wanted to say thanks for not truncating posts in Google Reader anymore - I have very slow internet in my current place and often couldn't click through because the connection would die. So nice to be able to read your posts in full!ReplyDelete
Hi Caroline, Thanks so much for the comment! It's great to hear that the change made a difference for you! :)Delete
I Love Positive Vibe !ReplyDelete
It is such a cool~ color.
I just love your nail wheels!
Hi Nat, I love a good yellow! I will keep trying to do the wheels!!Delete
It seems like there are a lot of oranges on the market this summer! I really like the nudes in this collection, though.ReplyDelete
Hi Larie, I like the nudes here too --- I think they're nuanced quite nicely to look more natural :)Delete
Kindness is gorgeous! Lots of brands have a shimmery fire color in summer collections this year (OPI, butter LONDON, SpaRitual, etc..)ReplyDelete
What is with all of the orange shades these days? Sorta retro but I really don't go for that.ReplyDelete
I like your picks too Dovey! I need to get on the Spa Ritual bandwagon... have yet to try their polishes!ReplyDelete