My mom would totally flip out if she read this, but it’s the honest to gawd truth: when bottles of nail polish are too tight for me to open with my hands, I wrench them open with my teeth. I chomp down on the caps pirate style, arrgh! — gnarling and twisting until they come lose.
So nasty, I know! Besides the damage cap biting can do to teeth, it leaves bite marks all over the cap, which I’ll forget about when I lend a polish to friends. Usually a text or email will follow along the lines of, “Did a small animal get a hold of the bottle??” or “Did you use your teeth to open it? GROSS!”
Thanks to Spa Ritual Lacquer ($9), my cap-biting days are over.
The smart folks at eco-friendly Spa Ritual have a simple solution that works wonders — a rubbery, non-slip cap that’s a cinch to open.
Unlike regular slippery smooth nail polish caps, Spa Ritual’s rubberized cap is ridged and easy to grip.
The cap on a bottle of nail polish may seem like a silly detail, but I can’t tell you how many times my lotioned hands have struggled to open a bottle of polish.
As for the polish itself, it delivers fabulous pigmentation and shine. I tried three shades from Spa Rituals’ spring collection: Delight (a creamy, pale greenish blue), Marvel (a shimmery lavender) and Treasure (a shimmery golden orange).
Each applies smoothly with minimal streaking. I’m still testing for wear time — I got so excited about these that I couldn’t wait to post a review, LOL! I’ll follow up in a few days with info on wear time and durability.
My favorite of the three shades: Treasure (the shimmery golden orange). Girls, I cannot stop staring at my fingers when I’m wearing Treasure. It’s like having a slice of sunshine on my fingertips!
Not only are Spa Ritual Lacquers pretty, they’re eco-friendly, too, with vegan ingredients, and they’re free of synthetic dyes, toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate (chemicals commonly found in other nail polishes).
Spa Ritual Lacquer Nail Polish
Use: A super shiny nail polish with a fabulous easy-to-grip cap
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
There is one thing I’d change about these polishes: I wish they were more readily available. They’re carried at specialty shops (I used the location finder on the Spa Ritual site) and spas, but I’d love to see them at drugstores as well.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,