19 November 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: East vs West Coast

Today for TT we're swatching in teams, and I'm going to blame my cold/flu/crud for it, but I've somehow wound up straddling the fence. The East Coast Twinsies are swatching glitters today; the West Coast is doing shimmers. Being in HK, I'm officially way to the East, but my addled brain accidentally locked onto shimmer and decided I'd finally swatch my first SpaRitual polish, SpaRitual Optical Illusion. It's a great, glass flecked, shimmer of a green!

SpaRitual Optical Illusion swatch

But then, maybe I'm not on the wrong coast...because after I realized my mistake (about 16 minutes ago, which, too late to change horses now, so imma just keep on...), I looked at the label, just to verify I had the name of the polish right, and saw that SpaRitual actually lists Optical Illusion as a glitter! So I'm on the right coast again! But it really is more of a shimmer...so I don't know if I got this one right or wrong...

I am sick, and I am confused! >_<

SpaRitual Optical Illusion swatch

SpaRitual Optical Illusion was a bit thin, needing 3 coats to reach opacity (and 4 to be swatch-ready), but I didn't have any trouble with control. Definitely love the mossy, yellow-green colour--it reminds me very much of China Glaze Zombie Zest! I think OI may be a touch darker and greener, but if Zombie Zest is on your wish list, I think you'll love Optical Illusion.

SpaRitual Optical Illusion swatch

So yes, it's a glassfleck, a shimmer, but apparently it's a glitter...ooh, maybe that's the optical illusion? Whatever, it's all kinds of sparkly and especially perfect for this time of year, and I love these mustard-green, mossy shades. Very happy with my first SpaRitual!

More shimmers and glitters below, from Twinsies who actually know which team they're on!


Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Heather at Peace, Love and Polish
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Traci at DrinkCitra

12 comments:

  1. This is you in a bottle. It's just such a you color!

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  2. I live in Los Angeles, where it makes more sense to think of "East" Asia as west, not east. So, a shimmer seems totally appropriate :) The color is just gorgeous. Good thing that directions are relative!

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  3. I live in Los Angeles, where it makes more sense to think of "East" Asia as west, not east. So, a shimmer seems totally appropriate :) The color is just gorgeous. Good thing that directions are relative!

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  4. I looooove swampy greens and this one is so perfect on you!

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  5. You may be feeling dazed & confused, but your nails look great!

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  6. lol I can see what you mean...it's like a shimmer glitter! hehe. It's beautiful!

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  7. I love this shade of green. I'd say it would look amazing on super short nails too!

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  8. Wow! This is just stunning! I love it!!

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  9. I love this polish! It kind of reminds me of China Glaze's Zombie Zest

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