This weekend I'm wearing Spa Ritual's Gilded Age, one of the polishes from the recent Gold Collection, which offers six high-shimmer shades infused with real gold particles. These limited-edition polishes are a bit pricier than those in the standard range, at $12 versus the usual $10. I'm happy to see that the Spa Ritual brand is now easier to get hold of than in the past. It can be found on popular web retailers like Zappos, Dermstore, Skinstore, as well as Sephora, which has a very limited selection of shades both online and in-store.
Gilded Age is a reflective light warm pink. I find that with shimmery pink polishes there is always that very fine line between romantic and pretty, or simply frosty and dated looking. It may be difficult to tell from these photos, but I think Gilded Age belongs in the former category. The touch of gold keeps it looking modern enough and, although it's not a color I would reach for all the time, I've definitely enjoyed wearing it for the last couple of days. One drawback is that, like most foil or metallic polishes, it tends to emphasize any flaws or unevenness. I used two coats here and had no issues with the formula.
What makes this pink unique are the beautiful, tiny sparks of shimmer that show up in the light. These are due to the fine particles of gold that are scattered generously throughout (as seen in the macro photo below). So pretty! It reminds me a bit of the NARS Super Orgasm Illuminator. If you're fond of metallics and a fan of the color pink, Gilded Age may be right up your alley!
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