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Sparitual: Quest Swatches, Topcoat Review.

Good Evening! I have a few colors from SpaRitual's Quest Collection to share with you all. These were provided by SpaRitual for an honest review.

Go on an unexpected adventure. Six dramatic and highly textured nail lacquers offer a complex though optimistic view of what we might find as we head out into the world. Multiple layers of glitter & color reflect the emotions we face as we set out on our own personal journey to find abundance, knowledge & acceptance.

Pioneer: A pink glitter cream. This one reminds me of L.A. Girl Birthday Cake. Though the pink base in Pioneer is a bit lighter. I used 3 coats. Formula was thin but build-able.

I also used the SpaRitual Mattify Topcoat. I like Pioneer matte, rather than shiny.

Beyond: is so pretty! It reminds me of an Indie nail polish. It's a black sheer cream with silver hex glitter, red, pink glitters, and pink circle glitter. That said, the formula was very thick! Too thick, so I had to add some nail polish thinner so I could work with it. Once I added the thinner, it was perfect. This is 2 coats, over black polish. You will have to fish around for the pink circle glitters.

Here is Beyond, with the Mattify topcoat:

Summit: reminds me of frost on a mountain. It has holographic sparkles, and white & blue circle glitters. I can see myself using this in the winter, and stamping snowflakes over it. I do wish the base was a cream instead of a shimmer. I think the glitter would have stood out better that way. I feel like with the shimmer base, it's got too much going on. You will have to fish around for the blue circle glitters. I used two coats over Blue Lagoon.

Here it is with the Mattify Topcoat:

Thoughts: You will want to use a thick-ish topcoat for these glitters, otherwise you'll end up with a very bumpy look. I used Seche Vite Dry Fast topcoat on all of the above photos. The reason I layered Beyond and Summit over colors, is because they are sheer, and too many coats looked clumpy. It's better with 1-2 coats layered over a similar color. Pioneer was fine by itself, no undies.

Removal: You will want to either do the foil method, or use a base like Glitter-A-Peel for easy removal.

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Ellagee & Nail Pattern Boldness Reviews.

I recently purchased Ellagee Life is de Bubbles! It's a pretty blue jelly with pink blue circle glitters and holographic dolphins. I love it! I used 3 coats for the photo below and a thick coat of Seche Vite topcoat to even everything out. The dolphin glitters were quite plentiful in my bottle, every time I pulled the brush up they were clinging to the brush so I didn't have any issues getting them out. Now I'm eyeing Dolphins of the Caribbean next... ;-) 

I also picked up something that has changed my life when it comes to removing glitter polishes. Nail Pattern Boldness (I always want to type baldness!), Glitter-A-Peel. I first read about it on The Mercurial Magpie. 

What does it do?  It allows you to remove glitter polish instantly with no mess. You paint two (thickish) coats of Glitter-A-Peel and let it dry. Then paint your normal glitter bomb nail polishes over it, plus topcoat. Glitter-A-Peel will only last 2 days tops before pieces start popping off on their own. But since I change my polish often no issues there. I wore the dolphin polish above for two days straight, until I woke up with my pointer finger naked, it must of popped off when I was sleeping! To remove the rest of the polish, I used a wooden cuticle stick to loosen the polish a bit from the side and then I just peeled the rest off. It comes off in one piece. No more scrubbing you nails with acetone!

Failed Easter Mani- but you get the idea of how easy Glitter-A-Peel removes once you've loosened the edge with your finger or a wooden cuticle stick. 

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