Sparitual Sparkle #NOTD
I’ve been eyeballing Sparitual since I first saw a review of their collection last spring. At the time the only place I could find it was at a hotel spa near my office, but I never found time to take a walk down the block to check them out. Then this weekend I spotted a lineup in Sephora and had to grab one.
This is Meditate on This. It’s a gorgeous, sparkly jewel-toned blue with blue and purple shimmer. Plus it has a purple duochrome effect when angled in the light. The texture is somewhere between a micro-glitter and a glass fleck. It applies easily, a bit on the runny side but within tolerance. Two coats was enough for opacity on most fingers, although this morning I noticed a couple of thin spots on my right thumb. I topped it with Seche Vite. It ate the top coat just a little bit. Just a nibble. Not as bad as most glitter polishes.
I did an accent nail in OPI’s Goldeneye. Two coats over one coat of Orly Luxe, topped with Seche Vite. All in all it’s sparkly as all get out. It’s magical. I love a magical mani. I love shimmer and sparkle and color shift and all that gimmicky crap. I love this look. The gold goes so well with the blue. Although I come from a family of Michigan State Spartans, so there’s some risk they’ll think I defected to U of M…
See what I’m holding there? That’s one of my favorite rock specimens. It’s a large sphere of Azurite, Cuprite, Shattuckite, and Chrysocolla. The Jackson Pollock-esque scattering of blue and gold seemed like a good match for this mani.