I have had this polish sitting out on the table where I do my nails for a couple of months. It was pulled out in early fall with the intentions of being used. Then, the holidays rolled around and I was trying to get Halloween nails, then Christmas nails pumped out. It got put on the back burner until now. This seems to be a common theme with many of my nail polishes. There are so many that I have hanging around, waiting to be applied.
This stunner is SpaRitual Rusted Lux. It caught my attention because of just how glimmering it is. It is supposedly infused with actual gold dust. How much of it is in there, however, I'm unsure. While one might be inclined to think it would be all of the golden shimmer particles, I kind of doubt it. I would think it would have been much more expensive if that were the case, and have a price tag upwards of $30.00 (much like the OPI golden flakie one)
Rusted Lux was part of the 2012 summer Gold Collection. The polishes from this collection were high in shimmer and shine. A typical SpaRitual polish runs for $10.00 but because of these containing some gold fleck, the price was increased to $12.00. This is right around the price of an OPI DS collection polish.
While this was released as a summer color, I also feel it would work lovely for the fall. It has a pink-coral jelly base with golden flecks running through it. The golden pieces aren't quite glitter chunks, but they're not the typical flakie, either. They are much more finely milled.
The application was pleasant with this polish. It swiped on smooth and didn't drag. However, because of the base being a jelly, it doesn't go on opaque in the first coat. I am wearing two coats here and that seemed to do the trick. There were a couple of nails that needed a third swipe, but for the most part, two was good.
I didn't notice any rough surfaces, due to the golden flecks. It all felt quite smooth and nice. I would suspect if you use a fast dry top coat, like Seche Vite, you might experience shrinkage if you aren't certain to wrap the tips. Typically, polishes with flecks in it will pull back if you apply Seche Vite and haven't wrapped your tips well. Even though my nails are quite short, I was careful to make sure I swiped my base coat, my polish, and my top coat around the edges.
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