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When I do my nails, I can’t ever just throw on any ol’ color. Oh, no. It involves a process. Do I feel feminine, dark, mysterious, sexy, daring, bold…? Once I decide, then I choose a color to go with that mood. And then I have to make sure the finish on that hue is juuuust right.
SpaRitual Unconditional Love will be a shade I wear when I’m feeling slightly luxurious and decadent. The shade is a mix of bronze and pink gold with a metallic-y finish that makes it look like foil. Check out the swatches to see just what I mean!
SpaRitual Unconditional Love Swatches & Pictures
- √ Non-slip grip on cap
√ Precise lacquer application with accuracy
√ Superior shine
√ Good dry time
√ Good coverage
- Name: SpaRitual Unconditional Love
- Amount: 0.5 fl. oz. or 15 ml
- What I Paid: $0 (Sent by SpaRitual for my honest review)
- Retail Price: $9-12 US
- Other Imagine Collection Colors Available: Living in the Moment, Endless Possibilities, A World of Compassion, Health Wealth and Happiness, Dreams Becoming Reality
- Where to Buy: Some nail salons & online nail stores
SpaRitual Imagine Collection Unconditional Love Review
The SpaRitual Imagine Collection is their Fall 2010 line. While the colors are deep, the finishes are unique, which I think rightfully combines the twinkle of imagination with hues for fall.
For its purpose, the SpaRitual Imagine Unconditional Love color features the perfect mix of pink, brown and orange. Any pinker, browner or oranger (orangier…orangey-er?), and it wouldn’t capture the essence of love during autumn. But for me, it’s slightly too orange against my skin in some light. A little disappointed at that.
The metallic finish, however, I absolutely love! It adds such a nice look-at-me finish that it keeps me staring at my nails. In some angles, it does look like you have pink-gold foil on your fingers.
And not only does it look like foil, it applies like liquid foil, too. The SpaRitual Unconditional Love formula feels like metal melted at the right temperature – it’s liquidy without being too thin. It coats your nail evenly without leaving patches.
It’s also quite opaque. As you can see from the swatches, one coat is plenty for good coverage. (I wear two out of habit.) With base coat, two coats and a top coat, my Spa Ritual Unconditional Love manicure can last about 5 days without major chipping.
Final Verdict: 8.5/10
While the color might not be perfect for my skin tone, I think anyone who likes metallics should get this in their collection.
How does this pink/orange color compare to other shades you’ve tried? Let me know!