I haven't seen any of this year's holiday collections yet, but I'm hoping they'll be good. I always look forward to the copious amount of glitter that comes along with holiday collections, especially when it's in typical holiday shades of bright green and red.
Speaking of which, here's a holiday collection from last year that managed to be amazing and glittery without having any of the typical red and green polishes we see every year. The collection is called Twinkle, and I may just like it even more than the Wilde collection which previously held the title of Coolest SpaRitual Collection Ever.
SpaRitual Blue Moon. A dark indigo shimmer base with chunky pink and purple sparkles. For such a dark color, it's shockingly vibrant. The blue base is really colorful and the purple shimmer and colored foily flecks make it look even richer. It looks magical.
SpaRitual Break of Dawn. A medium cranberry red with chunky pink, red and gold foil shimmer. A really complex looking color. It's textured and sparkly-looking but it feels smooth, and there's so many different colors of shimmer in here that it looks nearly iridescent.
SpaRitual Illumination. Medium-sized silver holographic glitter and plain silver microglitter in a clear base. Some of the microglitter may be holographic too, but it's so sparkly and shiny that it's hard to tell. I love the way the microglitter fills in the spaces between the more sparse pieces of larger glitter.
SpaRitual Shooting Star. I can't decide which one I love more- Shooting Star or Blue Moon? They're similar types of polishes, but there's a little more sparkle in this one. Shooting Star has a dark royal purple shimmer base and lots of large, chunky purple-pink-red-gold duochrome shimmer. It's so glowy and lively looking, I personally think this is a must-have if you love purple.
SpaRitual Solstice. A super shiny metallic warm gold. This isn't what I'd consider to be a true foil, but it's not really a glitter or a glass fleck, either. The shimmer in this is like the gold shimmer in OPI Rally Pretty Pink / Zoya Daul, just a richer, warmer color. It's dense and opaque with enough sheerness to give it a little more depth than a foil, and the effect it creates on the nails is insanely shiny and sparkly. One of the best gold polishes I have ever worn.
SpaRitual Twilight. A vampy warm purple shimmer. It's not as flashy as the other colors, but it's still gorgeous. The soft, fine duochrome shimmer set against the blackened purple base makes the polish look like velvet. Smooth, dark and glowy.
The formula on these was good. Blue Moon and Shooting Star were a bit thin and runny but the rest of the shades were thick. They were a little slow to set so I needed to give them a good two minutes between each coat, otherwise application was pretty normal. I did three coats of each. Dry time on these is slow.
You know, it just dawned on me. These are supposed to be vaguely Twilight-themed, aren't they. I don't know how I didn't realize that until just now.
Anyway, I thought this collection was incredible. I'm having a hard time finding any flaw with it. Only real criticism I can think of is that they take a long time to dry. It's pretty much a perfect collection.
This collection was limited edition, but the colors are still available online at places like Zappos or Soap.com.
(This was sent for review.)