Monday, 8 March 2010

Adorned Nails: SpaRitual I Feel The Earth Move


[Swoon] Oh my, I think I’ve fallen in love with this nail polish! SpaRitual, why has it taken me so long to discover you?


At the core, SpaRitual is about vegan spa treatments for use in spas and at home. Indulgent but environmentally conscious. At SpaRitual, there are many messages of positivity, empowerment and self-confidence and these are in turn reflected in the three rituals explored through its products:

• Center Yourself
• Build a Solid Foundation
• Harness the Power of Color

And this is where the nail lacquer fits in – in the ritual of harnessing the power of color. Color has the power to soothe or seduce, nurture or ignite, says SpaRitual. According to the website, SpaRitual has a collection of 80 nail lacquers spread over four dynamic harmonies. With each SpaRitual shade comes a special message and a numerological value. SpaRitual has combined the discipline of colour therapy and numerology which encourages the user to have a moment of contemplation and reflection.

The four harmonies are:

Dramatic High Notes - intense reds and magentas, representing the power of fire, energy & creation
Earthy Low Notes - deep browns and maroons, representing the power of earth & connection.
Airy Sopranos - mellow beiges and nirvana pinks. There are different messages for different colours. Eg: Ethereal (very light shimmery pink) - From up here, you have a unique perspective. Look closely. You are floating above it all. Don't let anyone bring you down.
Cool Contraltos - fresh violets and chilled-out neutrals, representing the power of water, emotion & intensity.

Well, that was a whole bunch of words for a post on just a nail lacquer! I could have kept it short, of course, but you would have missed out on the philosophy behind all this.

Now, I present you a nail lacquer from the Earthy Low Notesharmony, I Feel The Earth Move, number 125. Its numerological number is 1+2+5=8. Confidence & power. The achiever. Hmmm…

Hey, don’t look at me! I bought this brand because I thought its philosophy was interesting and I chose this colour simply because the colour appealed to me! The unusual bulbous bottle comes with a cool, convenient rubber cap with ridges. The cap is actually patented and called the Plum Cap®. In SpaRitual’s words:

.....allowing easy opening of the bottle and a non-slip grip while applying the product. SpaRitual's signature brush is also specially designed to allow for precise lacquer application. The shorter brush length offers more control and accuracy of lacquer application. In addition, our bottle is crafted in Italy from reusable glass with up to 50% recycled materials and is recyclable with proper care.

SpaRitual Nail Lacquers are free of DBP, formaldehyde and toluene.

I must say that I’m really blown away by I Feel The Earth Move. It’s a glossy deep maroon-brown shade. Application was truly a dream! I don’t know if it’s any different with the other SpaRitual nail colours, but this one is amazingly streak-free. The first nail image above and this one on the left are with two coats. I’ve seen jelly-like nail polishes on some of your nails before, but I’ve never experienced one myself. I think the closest I’ve ever gotten to this finish was with KOH Red.

Fresh out of the bottle, this nail lacquer does have a nail polish scent but it doesn't linger long on the nails.

I thought I should also show you how it looks with just one coat (right). Here, you'll see the maroon-brown shade more clearly.

Gosh, I love both versions. I could almost lick the jelly!

This SpaRitual nail polish was purchased from C. Cosmetics and Care. More information can also be found on the SpaRitual website.

26 comments:

Makeup by Kim Porter said...

I purchased a similar color from Essie (Chocolate Kisses) at the International Beauty Show yesterday. I got 6 polishes for $20! lol

http://makeupbykim-porter.com

Brooke said...

This looks great!! I have 2 SpaRitual polishes and LOVE them :)

Naoko said...

I have to say that you have a very good taste! I love all your nail polishes. This one is gorgeous, I love it with just one coat, beautiful!

Danielle said...

Oh my! That colour is stunning! Looks beautiful on you! Love the bottle and the philosophy behind the brand. The fact that it doesn't contain formaldehyde and toluene is a winner too. Great pics! :) xx

gildedangel said...

Beautiful color!

Evil Angel said...

Now that is a Hot color!

tris1978ton said...

Beautiful color.

Babybubblz said...

oooh gorgeous. wow, what a great find! i'm a big fan of environmentally friendly polishes too

Dina (XYYan) said...

I really love the colour! and thanks for your nice comment :)

Carine said...

Gorgeous red! I didn't know this brand, so thanks for talking about it ^-^

Mz. More said...

Love your reviews. They are always so thorough and I really like that you give information about the brand. This brand sounds really interesting and this shade is beautiful. It looks so pretty on you. Big plus for the jelly finish. The bottle is pretty cool too. Thanks for the review! :)

witoxicity said...

@Makeup By Kim Porter
Wow, 6 for $20? That's a fantastic deal! :)

@Brooke
Oh, I so would love to get more colours from SpaRitual! The finish is amazing! :)

@Naoko
Thank you! You and I must have similar tastes in nail polishes then! :D I was very impressed with the result with just one coat and would have happily left it at that. It says to do two on the bottle and so, I tried with two coats as well! :)

@Danielle
Thanks, Danielle. Stunning, yes! Now you understand why I was swooning. Heh heh! There are so many things that I like about SpaRitual and I'm glad I shared it here. :)

@gildedangel
Thanks!

@Evil Angel
So hot that you'd feel the earth move? ;D

@tris1978ton
Thank you. :)

@Babybubblz
I'm glad you like this! :)

@Dina
You're welcome! :)

@Carine
You're most welcome! I'm pleased you like this shade. :)

@Mz. More
The pleasure's all mine, my dear. It's great that you found this article informative. I'm glad I didn't skip the background information simply for the sake of showing a nail colour. :)

Cynthia Zacharica. said...

Yr nails kinda look like glossy coffee beans in that color :D .. very nice! What a cute name too
♥XX♥

polishsis said...

It's vampy, it's sexy, it's...not in my possession :-( I certainly will bouy this polish, thank you so much for sharing!

Miss K. You said...

Hey girl! Yes we girls do have a sense of humor or a lot of guys would be in big trouble for their words haha

What an interesting philosophy for nail colors! I do like this earthy maroon shade a lot.. I have something similar but I'm sure the formula of Sparitual is a lot better!

twinsouls888 said...

The color is soooo lovely, it looks like a yummy combination of red and brown ^_^. The packaging is sooo elegant and so cute :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

This makes me think of a beautiful bordeaux!

Lily nail said...

nice color !!

Golden said...

That nail polish looks so interesting! I wish it's available here in the Philippines. I'm sure lots of us would go crazy over it.

Lots of love,

Daniela said...

Great color :) Even with one coat.

Nails 4 Stars said...

Oh my...that's blood red! Love love love it! Beautiful!

witoxicity said...

@Cynthia
Ha ha! Glossy coffee beans? No wonder I wanted to lick them! :D

@polishsis
You're welcome! You're right, it is indeed a vampy colour. :D

@Miss K. You
Yeah, I too like the whole concept and philosophy that SpaRitual has developed for their nail polishes. :)

@twinsouls888
I so agree with you! :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Ha ha! You're quite right there.

@Lily nail
Thanks! :)

@Daniela
I simply love how the maroon-brown shows through with one coat! :)

@Golden
Perhaps you could try looking around. Maybe it is already available there! :)

@Nails 4 Stars
Oh, it is certainly a fabulous colour! I can't stop staring at my nails. :D

Natalie Nguyen said...

Wow that certainly is a very rich deep colour. Reminds me of the glorious days when my mom rocked the dark colours! Way to venture and be different to the rest!

witoxicity said...

@Natalie
Yes, the colour is rich and quite scrumptious, I would say. Hey, surely your Mum can still rock the dark colours even today! :D

Lavender said...

Oh this is a really awesome shade. i like it- if u stamp white Konad on it, will be great too!

Witoxicity said...

@Lavender
I'm glad you like this. I must see about trying some stamping on it! :)