Saturday, July 14, 2012

SpaRitual Gilded Age - nails of the weekend


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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17 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous color! I love warm golden pinks in the summer, and this one looks particularly lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Amy, Thanks for commenting :) It is a bit flashy but fun for summer :)

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  2. Your posts are always such a pleasure to look at. Creative & beautifully photographed:)
    I'm a big fan of Sparitual polishes but not of metallics so thankfully I'll be able to give this collection a miss. I already did enough damage on the Pigment collection & the soil duo:)

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    1. Hi Buggsiebee, thank you so much! :) I have a love-hate relationship with metallic -- I usually wear shades on my fingers for a 2 or 3 days & then switch to something else! :) I've just recently been paying more attention to Sparitual & really like many of their shades.

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  3. What a gorgeous gold film at the end! I didn't realize SpaRitual had a new collection out. I've been eye-ing the brand for years now and finally got my first shade from the regular line in Sun Salutation. I really like the effect of the gold particles in this Gilded Age!

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  4. Hi Dovey, Thank you! Sun Salutation is very pretty! I too had heard about the brand for years, but only after it arrived in Sephora last year (?) did I get a chance to try it out. I like the bottle design and the formula for the shades I've tried so far :)

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  5. lovely colour! xx

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  6. Huh, I have never seen Spa Ritual at Sephora---but then again, I guess I wasn't exactly looking for it. This color is so beautiful on you! SO shimmery and unique!

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    1. Hi Becca, Thank you! :) I think maybe different Sephora stores receive different merchandise. I was happy that the one closest to me started carrying the range late last year. Otherwise I don't get to see this brand anywhere!

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  8. That shade is perfect for my engagement party! My dress is in a dark pink shade and this matches my shoes real well. If i can't find this product, I'll probably buy something in a different brand but with the same shade. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thank you! It's super-metallic! Had fun wearing it :)

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  10. I so need this color! I know I know I'm 2 years late. So would you be willing to sell your bottle of Gilded Age to me? :) :) :)

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    1. Hi Soohum, I no longer have this one... but Julep's "Maya" is a pearly pink that would look similar if you put on a sheer flaky golden top coat with it, like Essie Luxe Effects "As Gold As it Gets".
      Zoya's "Tiffany" is another pretty shade that is slightly similar. :)

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