Friday, 15 October 2010

Adorned Nails: SpaRitual Epicurean



Rich, broody, vampy. That’s SpaRitual Epicurean for you.



Red wine, burgundy, ordinary. Ahh, that’s also quite true.

Epicurean has a shimmer finish. While I do see its general shimmer, the individual shimmer particles that give it an inner glow aren’t so easy to discern. Unless, of course, you viewed it with flash. It’s ordinary because well, it’s no special burgundy, but still, I think it’s beautiful. I’ve always had a soft spot for burgundies.

Just like all other SpaRitual nail polishes that I’ve tried, Epicurean went on beautifully – no streaks, no fuss. Just two coats. Lovely.

I thought I’d do a bottle comparison (sorry, ladies, I’m simply too lazy to do a comparison on my nails) showing the difference in the shades of three SpaRitual colours.



L-R:
Drop Dead Gorgeous is daring, a fuschia with shimmer .
Epicurean is vampy, a burgundy with shimmer.
I Feel The Earth Move is somber, a crème blackish maroon-brown.

I thought I’d spice things up a bit with some stamping. Epicurean.....doesn’t that also mean lavish, luxurious? I must seem audacious for calling Epicurean ordinary (oops, another oxymoron!), but never mind. I’ve paired it up with a gold nail polish from SpaRitual, appropriately named Gold Digger. For the image, I’ve used the only full-nail image I’ve got, one of a viney plant. It’s from a Fauxnad plate, H28.





Well! I think Epicurean looks most suitably epicurean now!

13 comments:

Sarah B. said...

wow, that stamping worked out so great!

I love these classic patterns stamps. It's so classy!

Small Town Gal said...

I think it looks elegant ;) A very pretty burgundy!

London's-beauty said...

thanks for your comment :))
is vintage the word to describe your nails? It looks so good, it reminds me of Japanese nature

Adorable On Your Vanity said...

the stamping is so gorgeous!

Shop N' Chomp said...

That looks simply divine! I have a soft spot for reds too. :)

Lavender said...

I love this nail color with the stamping. You are very good in stamping now.

Dina (XYYan) said...

Love the shade! It reminds me of my OPI rosy mistletoe :)

Witoxicity said...

@Sarah B.
Thank you, Sarah. I love how it turned out too. It's something different for me as I'm usually more into subtle images. :)

@Small Town Gal
Thanks! :)

@London's-beauty
I'm glad you like this. Japanese nature? That's an interesting way of putting it for something 'epicurean'. :D

@Adorable On Your Vanity
Thank you. :)

@Shop N' Chomp
Thanks, my dear. :)

@Lavender
Thanks! Well, I just keep practising. :)

@Dina
Yes, it's a beautiful shade, isn't it? :)

The Beautifier said...

Hey! I am loving the stamping, it has made your beautiful burgandy nails look royal and elegant! xoxo

Cynthia Z said...

Wow that is just so...gorgeous seems like an understatement. Epicurian & Gold Digger, very appropriate :)

I'm thinking about getting some of those Konad stamp things for myself soon coz I want fancy nails but I'm too lazy. Hope they're easy to use though.

♥xx♥

Witoxicity said...

@The Beautifier
Thank you, my dear! It's the gold polish, I tell you. It has totally changed how Epicurean looks! :)

@Cynthia
Thanks, Cynthia! Oh, you need to get yourself some image plates (I thought you already had!). The stamping wasn't very easy for me at the beginning but with practice, it gradually got better. :)

Lily nail said...

nice konadicure !

Witoxicity said...

@Lily nail
Thanks! :)