SpaRitual Kaleidoscope Collection for Summer 2010

    Good evening, Dear Reader!

    Here I am again with the something cool I mentioned, swatches of my picks from SpaRitual's Kaleidoscope Collection for Summer 2010.  There are twelve shades, I left behind a two pinks, a white creme, and found there are a couple of dupes to existent Orly's.

    I'll get straight to the pictures and give you some details as we go through them.  This is just the order in which I swatched them, with the last being a full manicure.  The pictures are in moderate natural light.

    Crystal Eyes is a fabulous light medium blue creme, a two-coater.

    SpaRitual Kaleidoscope Collection Crystal Eyes
    SpaRitual Crystal Eyes Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Illume is one I was excited about, a somewhat jelly purple creme that took three coats, but I've seen a picture showing it's a dead-on dupe for Orly Charged Up.  I don't have the Orly around to compare them, unfortunately.  Still, Illume is a lovely color.

    SpaRitual Kaleidoscope Collection Illume
    SpaRitual Illume Nail Polish, Three Coats

    Twinkle is a great just-lighter-than-navy blue shimmer, and was great in two coats.

    SpaRitual Kaleidoscope Collection Twinkle
    SpaRitual Twinkle Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Solaris is a creme that's a great traffic cone shade of neon orange, with the bonus of being a two-coater.

    paRitual Kaleidoscope Collection Solaris
    SpaRitual Solaris Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Flashback is another orange, not quite neon, slightly darker and redder than Solaris.  I used two coats and should have used three.  

    SpaRitual Kaleidoscope Collection Flashback
    SpaRitual Flashback Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Color Trip is a neon purple creme with a slightly jelly finish, and is like Essie Perky Purple's older sister.

    SpaRitual Kaleidoscope Collection Color Trip
    SpaRitual Color Trip Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Looking Glass is a silver metallic and a dead-on dupe for Orly Dazzle.  They're a great silver, but they're the same.  This is two coats.

    SpaRitual Kaleidoscope Collection Looking Glass
    SpaRitual Looking Glass Nail Polish, Two Coats

    Golden Gleam makes up for the dupe disappointment of Looking Glass - it's a butterscoth gold metallic base with gold and silver shimmer.  It was almost good in one coat, I did two.

    SpaRitual Kaleidoscope Collection Golden Gleam
    SpaRitual Golden Gleam Nail Polish, Two Coats

    The absolute standout of the collection is Optical Illusion, an odd shade of green with an almost flaky glitter and a slight duochrome effect.  This is three coats.

    SpaRitual Kaleidoscope Collection Optical Illusion
    SpaRitual Optical Illusion Nail Polish, Three Coats

    So those are my picks from SpaRitual's Kaleidoscope Collection.  They applied beautifully, which is what I expect from SpaRitual, and my only complaint is the Orly dupes.

    That's all for today, Dear Reader.  Until tomorrow, love and nail polish to you!  

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