Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer

There’s Something Murky Lurking In Here

SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer ($10.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as a “deep brown metallic shimmer infused with rhyolite.” It’s a murky olive-tinged brown with olive green shimmer. Dior Czarina is darker, less green. Dior Amazonia is an olive green, so it is a lot less brown and has no shimmer. China Glaze Agro is much greener, less brown. NARS Mash is also quite greener with way less brown in it.  China Glaze Zombie Zest came the closest, though it is obviously lighter; it has a similar brown-colored base and green shimmer.

This shade is totally opaque with two coats of the polish.  It had a good consistency–not too thick or too thin–and flowed evenly across the nail without bubbling or streaking.  The shimmer dispersed evenly and just barely created brush strokes–only noticeable with a lot of light and barely under those conditions. I love SpaRitual’s packaging, because the rubberized handle makes it easier to hold and open the bottle.  I typically see a week of wear out of SpaRitual’s formula with very minor tip wear.

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It's a very interesting shade, because it's brown, then it's olive, and then it's almost green. I like the way it changes based on the lighting and the angle, and the formula was good overall to boot!

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9.5/10

Longevity

9.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer
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SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer

SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer
SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Beauty.com, $10.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Dior Czarina is darker, less green. Dior Amazonia is an olive green, so it is a lot less brown and has no shimmer. China Glaze Agro is much greener, less brown. NARS Mash is also quite greener with way less brown in it.  China Glaze Zombie Zest came the closest, though it is obviously lighter; it has a similar brown-colored base and green shimmer.

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26 thoughts on “SpaRitual Lithophonic Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    To be perfectly honest, I really don’t like that sort of colour on my nails (fingers or toes) – same goes for brown, grey – shades like that, but that looks so beautiful in texture and depth of colour and the glitter is so refined and beautiful that I wish I did like the colour.

  2. I think this could just become my signature shade :-O I think it’s absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Dana

    This is one of the prettiest colors I’ve seen in a long time. I will definitely be purchasing it.

  4. Avatar of Heather Heather

    Is there some hint of halo glitter in it because it looks like it in the very last pick. This is a shade i would probably never even picked up but seeing it on you I must have :D

  5. This color is so beautiful. Looks like it’s going on my “to buy” list.

  6. Avatar of Abbey Abbey

    That’s really gorgeous.

  7. Avatar of Leticia Leticia

    What an interesting and lovely color! I’m not usually attracted to green nail polish, but this is too pretty to ignore!

  8. Avatar of Lauren Lauren

    Orly’s Buried Alive is very similar to this!

  9. I seriously need to try this brand. I never have, and almost every time you swatch, I love it.

    • Avatar of Ann Ann

      Jennie – The ones that I’ve tried have gone on nice and smooth with good wear time. Of course, check Christine’s reviews for thorough comments on specific colors, but overall it’s a reliable brand.

  10. Avatar of Mar Mar

    I’m not one for brown nail polish but the olive green that shines through it is rather gorgeous. I think I may snag this now! Thanks!

  11. This HAS to be the PRETTIEST olive-green shimmery polish I’ve ever EVER seen!! I have been impressed with everything I’ve seen from this brand so I definitely have to check them out!

  12. Avatar of Nikki Nikki

    Okay, so, weird question. I LOVE this color…and would love to wear it as an eyeshadow. Are there any in a similar olive/brown/green…uh…tri-chrome?

  13. Avatar of Ann Ann

    Such a cool color – I love it! I have a question I hope you can help with. You always seem to have consistently nice nails. My nails are always brittle, peeling, and breaking. My nails break even when I’m folding laundry! Do you have any suggestions on what REALLY works to help nails? I’ve tried different strengthening, moisturizing, and growth formulas and nothing seems to work. I’d appreciate any feedback/suggestions anyone has. Thanks guys!

  14. grlnxdor

    I ordered this during the Sephora Friends & Family event. I’m even more excited to get it now that I’ve see Christine’s beautiful swatches! Can’t wait!

  15. Janet Sullivan

    This is gorgeous, love it. I’ve never tried this brand but this shade may make me seek it out.

  16. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    How do you get a full week out of polish?? Do you wear gloves or do anything specific to protect your hands? I think I’m way too hard on mine and this last manicure I did, my polish is chipping after a day and a half.

  17. Paddychat

    Is it near of Butter London “Wallis”, or A England “Beauty never fails” ???

    Thank’s for this swatch !

  18. kk

    Wow, I really love this color! Such a subtle shimmer and tint of dark olive green… beautiful for fall!

  19. Anna

    This also looks similar to Butter London’s Wallis!