SpaRitual’s collection for Spring 2011 is Truth. You’ll noticed I purchased the four-piece mini set. I don’t usually go for minis unless they’re special edition colors. However, this is a great way to try out the bulk of a collection, and this set is particularly cute. It’s just asking to be given away in an Easter basket.
This peachy coral might be the highlight of the collection. The application was flawless and opaque in two coats. Face of Destiny is not extremely bright, but it is vivid, and thus borderline office appropriate.
Enlightened Soul is less unique than Face of Destiny, for sure. As you can see above, it’s a near dupe for Zoya Creamy. Enlightened Soul has a touch more warmth, barely perceptible in direct sunlight, if you’re looking for it. The application was rough, and took three coats to eliminate bald spots. This isn’t unusual for yellows, but annoying none the less. (Zoya Creamy only took two coats, in case you were wondering.)
True to its name, Eye of the Beholder is not for everybody, but it is a lot of fun. If you’re up for sporting bright green polish, this is one to try. It falls somewhere between mint green and lime – maybe pistachio? The formula was surprisingly smooth for a pastel.
Looking at this pink takes me back to my junior high days, which is another way of saying it looks kind of juvenile. While the slight fuschia lean makes Knowledge is Power more interesting than your standard pink, it isn’t anything I haven’t seen before.
Now for the full sized bottles . . .
Reveal Yourself is a lilac-pink that’s just okay in my book. It’s very pale and cool-toned, so it definitely won’t flatter everybody. The application was smooth, but took three coats to build up to opacity.
The little sis, who is obsessed with The Lion King and all things blue, will go crazy over this one. And rightly so – Circle of Life is an amazing blue that stands out within this pastel-heavy collection. I would never call it a blurple, but the tiniest purple deviation from primary blue makes this something special. Even avant top coat, Circle of Life is glossy and rich, finishing a bit like a jelly.
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So this collection was split for me – three fantastic finds and three passes. If you love blue polishes, Circle of Life is definitely worth checking out. Face of Destiny and Eye of the Beholder are unique and more exciting than typical pastels. The remaining three aren’t anything to write home about.
SpaRitual polishes are vegan and big 4-free, but do contain Camphor.
SpaRitual retails at $10 for .50 oz.
Mini bottles retail at $5 for .17 oz. (Truth minis are not available individually.)
What are your takes on SpaRitual Truth? Are you equally bored with pinks, or are they your spring to summer staples?