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SpaRitual Mind.Body.Spirit Matte Nail Polish Swatches & Review

By on September 29, 2009
in Black, Matte, Purple, SpaRitual
Just when I thought I was having all my matte needs met, along comes the Mind.Body.Spirit collection from SpaRitual. I have been longing for the purple from this set ever since I first spotted it on the SpaRitual rep at Cosmoprof in Vegas. It’s a big ball of fabulous. The collection includes:

Put your Mind at ease with matte champagne

Give your Body an edgy boost with matte black

Let your Spirit soar to new levels with matte purple

Check them out after the jump!

As we’ve discussed in the past, matte polishes are not long lasting. They’re like the temporary tattoo of nails. Lotion, water, base and top coat will all affect its wear and finish.

In spite of those issues, I think SpaRitual got it right with this collection. The formula is very smooth and easy to work with. Those of you that have feared the unforgiving nature of matte polishes will have better luck with these. The consistency isn’t as thick as other polishes giving you the ability to even it out.

Added Bonus: the dark colors don’t stain when worn sans base coat. Score!

Mind is honestly not my cup of tea. On my hands this shimmery pinkish nude makes my nails look dead. I thought I was looking at a corpse’s hand. The yellow base in my hand’s skin tone just didn’t play well with the hue. However, if you’ve been wanting to try matte but are disappointed by the lack of light colored options, this is definitely a work safe version.
Body surprised me because it isn’t an empty, lifeless black. It dries to a more satin finish that reminds me of BBQ briquettes. Comparing it to Orly Matte Vinyl, I can’t tell them apart except for the formula differences. I feel Body applies better.
Spirit is a total love at first sight situation. I couldn’t wait to wear it this past weekend, it’s just so gorgeous. The finish is somewhat unique in that Spirit falls somewhere between Mind and Body in that it isn’t a shimmer yet it isn’t totally flat. There’s a graininess to it that prevents it from falling flat.

The SpaRitual Mind.Body.Spirit Collection will be available starting October 2009 for $10/each at salons and spas such as Spa Halekulani, Canyon Ranch, and the Mandarin Oriental or online at and

Who’s loving the SpaRitual matte polishes? Who prefers to just use a matte top coat? Will a certain color of matte polish cause you to give in? Have you been looking for a light version like Mind? Share with the group!

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  1. Anne says:

    I like to use a matte topcoat more because it gives me more options. But if there is a color that is perfect, I'll buy it(The new zoya green.)

  2. Isabelle says:

    Mind. I must have Mind, it's so pretty and perfect I can wear it all week.

  3. Dawn says:

    I haven't purchased any matte colors and I don't plan to. I'm happy using a matte top coat over colors I already own. However, I use it on top of my usual shiny fast dry top coat, which makes my matte manicure last longer than I've heard matte colors last.

    P.S. I love your blog. Thank you!

  4. gildedangel says:

    These are really cute! I love the bottles!

  5. amy says:

    I am loving mind and spirit and I will have to try to find these in Vancouver!

  6. Leigh says:

    I'm just happy to see Spa Ritual on your blog again! It's been too long, and they make the BEST polish.

  7. kuri?ayu says:

    nice blog^^

    My favorite is also Spirit but I think Mind is pretty too. I think I'll be purchasing a matte topcoat though

  8. kuri♥ayu says:

    nice blog^^

    My favorite is also Spirit but I think Mind is pretty too. I think I'll be purchasing a matte topcoat though

  9. Jennifer A. says:

    You mentioned Orly Matte Vinyl, but how does Mind compare with Orly Purple Velvet? From your swatches, they look similar. Thanks!

  10. Jennifer A. says:

    Oops, I meant how does Orly Purple Velvet compare to Spirit.

  11. photo stitching says:

    Really nice bottles. Thanks for sharing.

  12. sdpfeiffy says:

    @Dawn-You've just inspired me to finally buy a matte top coat. I can't imagine doing a home manicure without my Seche Vite (time is always of the essence) so I'm thrilled to hear that the matte top coat still matte-ifies. Thanks!

  13. Ashley Danielle says:

    I LOVE mind!!!

  14. Solveig says:

    I really like Mind, but as others have said, I'd rather just use my Essie MAY on top of all of my other polishes. :)

  15. Mc Huggs :) says:

    Hi Michelle:

    I am so in love with Spa Ritual mattes, they look absolutely gorgeous on your beautiful nails and the look is super flawless! Every time on your fabulous web blog you find these amazing polishes, and these three are those. I just love the look of those three and have to have them, I absolutely have to have them. Plus, the names, "Mind, Body and Spirit, they will look lovely on my toes, I can't wait to try them on. Thank you for sharing these with us.

    ((((Love Michelle))))

    Mc Huggs :)

  16. peaches1111_00 says:

    I've been searching for a matte top coat since I saw the black matte/gloss combo. I doubt I would buy a purely matte polish unless I really loved the color. If I get a top coat, I can mattify any color I already own or purchase new polishes and have 2 ways to wear it.

    How would it work (or would it work) if I did a black, then put matte on top, then a gloss over that on just the tip?

  17. tara says:

    oh my gosh not only is Mind stunning but it also looks amazing on you!!! Your hands def dont look dead!

  18. Casey says:

    I love my Essie Matte About You. Right now that paired with the entirety of the OPI France collection is making my life complete!

  19. the clubhouse kid says:

    I'm with Tara, I can't believe you didn't like Mind on your hands.
    I'm in love, and also, I can't wait to try it on my toes!