Middle Aged Beauty Queen

My Favorite Spa Ritual ~ Polish of the Month

Posted on: February 4, 2014

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Bismuth by Spa Ritual is a nice duo-chrome polish that reflects part pink, part gold, part brown. I was surprised by the color on my nail as in the bottle it looked more purple-ish/brown than pink. It is described as a “shimmer” polish. It is clearly a duo-chrome. This came out, from the first coat as a pink/gold duo-chrome. I did use 3 coats for all the pictures, no top coat. (3 coats needed to stave off VNL).
As most of you know my favorite finish of nail polish is a cream finish. Duo-chrome is my second favorite finish. I like a polish that has some interest to it. I do not care for glitter polish however I do like a bit of sparkle in a polish. I think that is why I like my half and half manicure I invented because there is an interest with the 2 colors, and depending on the combination it is hard to be bored with a half and half manicure.

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Spa Ritual nail polish was started by the daughter of the man who began the Orly line of nail polish. Orly is also a vegan, cruelty free line of polish. Spa Ritual bottles all contain the “Leaping Bunny” logo, and as we all know, the “Leaping Bunny” insures the fact that no animal testing was used in the making of this polish, along with Spa Ritual’s secondary suppliers being cruelty free .

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Bismuth was released in the 2012 Holiday Metal collection. It is described as a purple shimmer, which I do see a bit of purple, but the purple is overshadowed by the pink and gold. While doing research for this polish across the board the biggest complaint was availability. Spa Ritual nail polish is available in select spas and beauty shops. In 2009 it was available at CosmoProf but I have not seen it at my CosmoProf store. The few bottles I own were purchased at TJ Maxx. Amazon.com carries a wide selection of Spa Ritual along with their full line of nail care/manicure products. Nail Polish Canada also carries a varied selection of Spa Ritual products. I have shopped with both companies and feel you would not go wrong with either one. However, I have been impressed by Nail Polish Canada. Nail Polish Canada is a great Internet source for all brands of nail polish, as a bonus their customer service is impeccable.

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I know the whole debate about using only cruelty free (CF) products is hot button topic. Even though I am not a zealot where CF is concerned, I do like having a choice. When presented to me I will choose the CF product over the non-CF item. I do not mind paying a couple dollars more for the CF product. It’s just nice to have the option. I wish all the CF nail polish companies would include the bunny logo where applicable. I know that Ruby Wing and Color Club are just an example of nail polish companies that are indeed CF, including their suppliers and yet they don’t include the “Leaping Bunny logo on their packaging.

If being able to identify products that are indeed cruelty free,is important to you. There is a wonderful app for all the companies that comply with the “Leaping Bunny” criteria that is free to download to your phone, or iPad. This app also includes other products besides beauty products. It has come in handy for me on more than one occasion and I think you would enjoy it as well. 😍

💅 As always, thanks for stopping by!

1 Response to "My Favorite Spa Ritual ~ Polish of the Month"

This looks great on you Judi.I agree with you on cream being my favorite,then duo chrome etc.I also dislike glitter in polish.Good of you to keep us informed on the cruelty free aspect,too.Linda xo

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