SpaRitual Summer 2011 – Pebble NOTD

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 15 - 2011

I know you shouldn’t love something for the packaging.  It’s shallow, meaningless and downright silly.  But I do love these SpaRitual polishes in particular for their packaging.  The rubberised handles with built-in grips, curvacious bottles that kinda remind me of ancient urns or something.

Inconsequential in the grand scheme of things but I guess it’s those little touches to a brand that set them apart from the rest.  That and the fact that these aren’t shatter top coats right? ;)

Pebble is a beautiful grey with just a hint of brown.  Not enough to make it a taupe… but enough to warm it up a touch.  The above swatch shows three coats but you could get away with two thicker coats as the coverage is more than acceptable as was the application.

L-R: Native Rock, Sacred Sands, Pebble, Moss, Driftwood, Twig

It’s a very laid-back Summer offering with no brights in sight but the Driftwood and Moss look particularly interesting.

I was also sent Native Rock from the new collection which I’ll show you later in the week. Are any of the shades from the new Summer collection catching your eye?

SpaRitual nail polishes (£8.50) are available to purchase directly from the SpaRitual website and spas/salons.


9 Responses to “SpaRitual Summer 2011 – Pebble NOTD”

  1. Meeta says:

    Love this look of this whole collection, I haven’t tried any Spa Ritual but I will have to check these out.
    I still haven’t gotten into the whole shatter polish, I may try a silver one but I’m undecided.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. Sydney says:

    Liking the look of Naked Rock (consequently looking forward to your review of it!)

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. Jen says:

    Love the colours en masse. Wish I had some of this brand. Totally agree about rubber grips. Orly have good ones too.

    Design is SO important. The little clip on my new iPod nano just takes it from excellent to A MAY ZZING!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  4. gio says:

    Pebble looks gorgeous and I love the look of Moss too.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  5. What top coat (if any) are you wearing. It looks so glossy! I’ve never tried this brand of lacquer before.

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  6. Rebecca says:

    They’re all so pretty! I love brights too but lately these sort of grayed out dark pastels (a la the Pirates of the Caribbean collection from OPI) have been jumping out at me. I don’t have any Spa Ritual polishes as of yet, but these may have to be my first!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  7. Gauri says:

    This shade is HOT!!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  8. Ann says:

    I love that color, the touch of warmth to the gray makes it so much more wearable than a straight gray! I think those little details are often the difference between loving something and just thinking it’s alright. There are so many brands to choose between, and so many similar products, that when a brand goes the extra mile, it actually gets your attention!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  9. Caitlyn says:

    I love “pebbles” and “native rock” and I’m also quite interested in seeing “driftwood” swatched. I really like the sparitual nail polishes, I own 6 or 7 of them. The whitish ones are very sheer and I’m thinking of selling these, because I don’t like sheer polishes. But the colorful ones, the purples and teals, are very nice. The rubberised handle really gives a good grip.

    You don’t have to feel silly because you fall for the packaging – I do, too.
    To be honest, sometimes I not only fall for the packaging, but for the names as well. When a polish has an exceptionally cute or funny name, I buy it, even if the color is not really my thing. So I’m crazier than you ^^

    I just wanted to order pebbles, native rock and driftwood from the sparitual website, but I can’t find them anywhere :-(

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Pure by Carlo di Roma Eyeshadow Duos - Review

PURE are a brand I know very little about although I’ve spied the mostly black packaging a few times whilst browsing in Boots. The first …

Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay Matte Hydrator

A with most great battles throughout the ages, there are rarely any real winners.  This is how I’ve always felt when it comes to the …

NOTD - Barielle Shades - Make it a Latte

I’m supposed to be chopping my nails off in my 6 weekly “prune” but I want to enjoy them being long for just a while …

Swatched: ELF Studio Matte Lip Colors

Always a sucker for a bargain, I dived in head first when ELF recently cut the prices of their new(ish) Studio Matte Lip Colors to …

Butter London All Hail McQueen Fall 2010

On Thursday evening I unzipped my purse and shook it’s contents onto the desk infront of me. Once the dust had settled and the moths …

Swatch Saturday - Chanel Taupe Grisé #87

I have the inimitable Pink Sith to thank for this Swatch Saturday.  When she told me all about it’s magical powers of taupeness, I knew …

The Art of Christmas Gifting 008: Limited Edition Thierry Mugler Angel with Bracelet

If you have any young women in your life, I’m fairly confident of this gift’s ability to make them squeal with delight.  A special Christmas …

House of Holland Nails by Elegant Touch

False nails have long been overdue a bit of a comeback.  Remember when you used to stick a set on for a big night out …

The glossiest of boxes. Glossybox for Harvey Nichols

Over the past 5-years, I’ve made a point of not blogging about beauty boxes – I mean, at one stage, there were so many, who …

Get Lashed Lashes at Nails Inc.

I woke up to an email this morning announcing the arrival of Get Lashed lashes for sale on the Nails Inc. website (like that website …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads