Saturday, May 8, 2010

SpaRitual Optical Illusion NOTD (Spring/Summer 2010)


Though I have recently (well, six months ago) started buying high end polishes, I still consider $10 SpaRituals to be a bit much.

This one though? Worth. every. penny.

SpaRitual Optical Illusion


Definitely one of my favorite NOTDs of late. Who knew a swampy color could be so sparkly? Because that's what it is: a swamp monster-colored jelly with green-gold duochrome-y microflakies (really don't know what else to call 'em). It never looks like a straight up swamp monster mani because the microflakies give off a bright green shimmer at all times, which makes it look like a mossy green. But when the sun hits it, oh man, first of all, the base color is really obvious and the gold and green sparkle is so bright and lovely. It's ugly and gorgeous at the same time. (Well, I think it's gorgeous all the time because I like swamp monster-colored manis.)

Close up of Optical Illusion


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16 comments:

Ping said...

OMGGGG, this is so aweesome!!!

ShortAndSweetNails said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LacquerMuse said...

I do find Sparituals to be pricey, but this one was just too gorgeous for me to pass up. I'm glad you swatched this! I ordered it right after I saw thenailphile's pictures and it took my breath away. I'm especially glad to see it here though because our skintones are similar. I love how its a rather weird color packed with so much awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Elena said...

I want this one so badly! I haven't had a lemming this bad since Nubar gave us Reclaim.

mKat said...

You're deliberately tempting me, aren't you Flinty?

What a gorgeous color.

Michelle said...

You always manage to induce lemmings. I need this now...just made an end of the semester haul so maybe I can order this later in the month as part of an "I'm spending the summer in the chem lab" haul before summer term starts in June. lol

Lolitadewdrop said...

It reminds me of dragon skin. :P

Ashley A. said...

Neat, it's kind of sexy and kind of weird at the same time. For some reason it reminds me of Lothlorien in LOTR, with the golden forest. :D

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

This is on my list to get. I love that color and its a bit unusual for the SpaRitual line. Very cool.

flinty said...

@Ping and shortandsweet: thanks!!

@lacquermuse: That's a great way of describing it: "a rather weird color packed with so much awesome"... because it IS.

@elena: it's truly a gorgeous polish. I'm not at all sorry I got it.

@mKat: Yes. :D

@michelle: Exactly, we all need to be rewarded for our hard work. Preemptively. I totally agree with this plan. ;)

@lolitadewdrop: LOL, I can see that...

@ashley: sexy and weird, just what I like in my nail polish and men. ;)

@lacquerware: It does seem to be a bit outside of SR comfort zone. Not so much in base color but the combination of the odd color and the microflakies, yes...

EstherSmileyface said...

i used to love sparitual, but i found out they tested on animals. i will never purchase their products every again.

Skulda said...

SWOON!! GORGEOUS!!!

Skulda said...

Oh dear Gods... they test on animals?! NOOOOOOOO!!

Arrianne said...

I love not pretty colors.

ReaderRita said...

But...it's VERY pretty!

Necromancer said...

EstherSmileyface, SpaRitual do not test any of their products on animals. Where did you get that false info from? They don't even use animal by-products in any of their products.
Optical Illusion is a gorgeous colour. I love it and I can't wait to get my hands on it.

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