Good morning everyone! Today I have the SpaRitual's gorgeous Water Collection for Spring 2012 to show you guys! Not only are the polishes in this collection gorgeous but 20% of the proceeds from the collection are going to a great charity called Surge. Surge is a non-profit organization that improves access to clean, safe water for communities across the world. I think what they do is pretty amazing, a lot of us (myself included) take things like easy access to something as simple as water for granted. It was eye opening to read through the Surge website about the struggles that people go through. If you'd like to find out more about Surge you can check out their website here! Not gonna lie, I was tearing up a little reading some of the stories they are talking about and the facts they are telling us on the Our Work page.
Click the read more button under the collage for photos and reviews of each shade!
Deep is a medium/dark grey with a subtle purple shimmer. When I got these in the mail I kid you not, I sat in front of the window in my room just staring at this bottle of polish for a couple minutes. It is gorgeous! On the nail you lose a lot of the shimmer, that was a little disappointing. Out in the sun when the light hits it right Deep is a stunner! The formula was good a little bit thick but easy application! I used 2 coats for the photos below!
Ebb & Flow is a light aqua blue. This is a little bit more green toned IRL (in real life), it was SO hard to capture on camera for some reason. This kind of shade screams spring to me, I really love it! The formula was a bit on the thick side with this one also. It was nice and opaque and leveled itself really easily. I used 2 coats for full opacity!
Hidden Reef is a rosy pink with a subtle golden shimmer. This is another favorite from this collection for me, it's gorgeous in the bottle but even prettier on! It does remind me a lot of Essie Your Hut or Mine, it's not a perfect dupe but it's pretty darn close. Formula wise it was on the sheer side on the first coat but I only ended up needing 2 coats to get it opaque! The first picture is more true to the base color of the polish, the second is a tiny bit off but it shows the shimmer more accurately :)
Lucid is a pale lilac creme. I really like how blue toned this is, I have a few different lilac shades but nothing quite like this one. The formula was really nice, I was expecting it to be a 3 coater because of how light it was but I only ended up needing 2 coats!
Ripple Effect is a light dusty purple creme. This one actually ended up being my favorite of the collection. It's such an interesting color, I really don't think I own anything like this. It's light, but bold...bright but dusty. It's interesting to look at, that is unusual with a creme polish! The formula was a little bit thick but again, easy to work with! I used 2 coats for the photos below.
Undercurrent is a dark cobalt blue creme. yum yum, I love this so much....it's like an opaque creamy version of Revlon Royal! This one is gorgeous on it's own and perfect for layering over! I've worn it a couple times under other polishes and it was wow! The formula was pretty great on this one, so perfect and easy to apply! I used 2 coats for the photo below!
Overall I LOVE this collection, it's simple and beautiful. I also love that SpaRitual is donating part of the proceeds to such a great organization, I wish more companies would step up and do that! My picks from the collection are Deep and Ripple Effect, I also really love Undercurrent and Hidden Reef despite having polishes that are pretty similar to them!
The SpaRitual Water Collection will be available beginning February 1st, 2012. Each polish retails for $10, they will be available on skinstore.com, beauty.com and apothica.com. You can also go to SpaRitual.com and search for local retailers!