Today’s focus is on SpaRitual Shooting Star. I’m not sure why it’s named that since when most people conjure up mental images of stars and the galaxy, blue springs to mind more than purple.
Nevertheless, Shooting Star is a colour that shoots for the moon and lands among the stars. It’s a looker! (My photos don’t do it any justice. In person, it’s prettier.)
If you have this one, I suggest wearing it on a sunny day because that’s when the amazing shimmer really shines through and works its magic like a nail-polish Houdini.
It’s vampy and seems like it’s lit from within, which makes this polish a pleasure to wear!
SpaRitual Shooting Star Pictures
SpaRitual Shooting Star Ingredients
SpaRitual Shooting Star Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 2 coats of SpaRitual Shooting Star
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
√ Velvet magenta shimmer
- Name: SpaRitual Shooting Star
- Collection: SpaRitual Twinkle Collection (Holiday 2011)
- Colours in the SpaRitual Twinkle Collection: Shooting Star, Break of Dawn, Solstice, Twilight, Illumination & Blue Moon
- Amount: 15 mL (0.5 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $4.17 CAD on sale (Retails for around $9-$12.50 CAD)
- Where to Buy: NailPolishCanada, select spas & salons (Sephora now carries SpaRitual polishes, but I’m not sure if they have this old colour in stock. It’s worth checking if you swing by.)
SpaRitual Shooting Star Review
Shooting Star by SpaRitual is a violet that has lots of reddish magenta shimmer. It’s a sexy polish that I associate more with fall and winter, but feel free to wear whatever colour whenever you want.
It’s very vampy without looking black, even in poor lighting, and you can always see the shimmer, which is a plus. However, to get the full effect, you need to see it in full sunlight to get the ‘wow factor’.
This is a shimmer polish, and the particles are medium-sized, which makes them more prominent without being really flashy like a glitter polish.
The finish is smooth and not gritty.
Application & Formula
Application was lovely. I only needed 2 coats to fully cover my nail, and the formula was smooth, problem-free, and easy to control even though it was a bit on the watery side.
Final Verdict: 8/10
Shooting Star by SpaRitual is a cool purple that I recommend if you don’t have something already similar to it. It plays with the light and never looks flat.
How far have you ever gone to track down a polish from an old collection? What do you think about the SpaRitual bottle shape?
Seen the latest #nailpolish post? @sparitual Shooting Star Swatches & Review! bit.ly/LxNmSF Pretty purple with magenta shimmer!
— Mary (@SwatchAndLearn) June 13, 2012
I love how you rate the polishes. I actually read the blog backwards starting there and then working my way up 😉
Why, thank you! 🙂 Hehe, whatever works for you.
The funny thing is that when Swatch And Learn first began, the rating and the written review was at the top, and then the photos were at the bottom. But then I switched things around (even on older posts) to the way it looks today. Back then, most people would see a lot of text and then just leave without reading it. But with photos near the top, people seemed to stay longer and then read the rest. 🙂
What a gorgeous purple.
I recently scored OPI Man of La-Mancha off of Ebay for $11! I had been watching it for a long time but was not willing to spend the ridiculous prices a lot of sellers were asking. I just can’t resist those gorgeous old multi-chrome colors, and Man of La-Mancha does not disappoint. The Swatchaholic has some gorgeous picts of it on her blog.
Whaaaaaaaat? $11? That’s a huge deal! Cherish yours!
OPI Man of La-Mancha has been on my To-Buy List for over a year, but I still haven’t got it because of the high eBay prices. (And, yup, The Swatchaholic’s photos of it were what created the lemming for me!) 😉
I have a mini I could send you if you like, you know, just to keep you drooling over it! I also have a franken I made (that I am wearing at the moment) that I think you will really like. I may have been thinking of you when I made it 😉 Let me know if you’d like me to send them to you.
You’re so sweet. But I can’t deprive you of your mini bottle. Seriously, that polish is so incredible. You need to cherish it. And your franken sounds very interesting. What colour is it? What did you use to make it? I’m so curious now!
I don’t need the mini bottle now that I have the full size. I’d be more than happy to share the polish love. I’ll send you an email.
Aww…you’re the sweetest, you know that? 😀
I sent you an email from my gmail account, did you get it?
Oh, I’ll take another look. Perhaps I missed it.
I looked and it was very hard to find… even the salons that had this old collection in stock, didn’t have this particular color. I ended up getting Jem by Zoya! I wonder how it compares.
I don’t think I own Zoya Jem, but from photos I just looked at now, it seems like it’s pretty similar to SpaRitual Shooting Star actually!
(If any other readers see this and have both, feel free to leave a reply to let MC know what you think.)
Love, love this color. Besides blues, now greens and purples seem to becoming my fav colors as well. This one does seem to look a little like Zoya Yasmeen, which I bought because I just loved the color of your swatches. Where would I be able to by the sparitual polish on line? Love the site. Have a great day, :~)
This colour is pretty tricky to get hold of. Oh, but I just realized that NailPolishCanada has it in stock: http://www.nailpolishcanada.com/products/shooting-star-by-spa-ritual.html
I’m going to update this post to include a link.
I commend you Mary for sporting these ‘darker’ shades in the summer. I am on a one-track mind through pastel and neon right now. Every now and then a voice inside my head guides me towards a shade like this one … only to have a pushy pastel shade (they look tame, but can get quite aggressive if provoked) butts in line.
This shade has so much character and plays with the light so nicely!
I quite like the bottle on this polish… for some reason the SpaRitual bottles make me think of fancy spas 😀
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Haha, as I type this now, I’m sporting a neon polish. There’s nothing quite like a polish pick-me-up, and I needed one! 😀
Hehehehe…who knew that those pastels were so pushy? Just goes to show you that you can’t judge a polish by its bottle. 😉