For whatever reason, I'm irrevocably drawn to glass-flecked polishes. They're always so sparkly, I just cannot resist them. The problem is, they're hard to wear on their own so they end up sitting on my desk for forever and day. On my recent trip to Sephora I of course couldn't resist the two sparkliest Spa Ritual polishes, Off the Grid and Meditate on this. The crazy thing is, I actually used them, hooray!
This mani was something of a evolutionary process. I started with two coats of Wet n Wild Black Creme and added two coats of the beautiful blue-green Off the Grid. I'm so glad I didn't just use this one on its own as it positively glows over black. Apart from the sparkliness, the thing that struck me the most about this polish is the smell - or the lack there of. Being "vegan" also seems to mean low odour, which is great if you're sensitive to smells. I toyed with the idea of adding glitter but then decided to add a gradient of Mediate on This to the tips of my nails. I'd be happier if the polish was more blue than purple but the result is still awesome and sparkly. Yes, I am overusing "sparkly" today but it's one of my favourite things, so there!
The Verdict: My gradient may be a little clumsy but this is so striking in the light, I don't care. This being the first time I've used Spa Ritual polishes, I have to say I'm impressed with the formula and the application. Sparkly!
- Spa Ritual Off the Grid, $12, Sephora
- Spa Ritual Mediate on This, $12, Sephora
- Wet n Wild Black Creme, $4, various locations