Review: Rescue Beauty Lounge Je t’aime! Je t’aime! Collection

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Je t'aime! Je t'aime! Collection

Hello Everyone!

Ji Baek’s newest spring collection—Je t’aime! Je t’aime! —is inspired by her love of Parisian farmer’s markets. Who can resist the refreshing banter between sweet-talking vendors? Living in Paris has inspired Baek’s aesthetic and color palette. Je t’aime! Je t’aime! is her take on French culture.

Introducing: Je t’aime! Je’ t’aime! Descriptions/Review Intro taken from the RBL press release, the official Rescue Beauty Lounge blog post with more info regarding the inspiration behind the collection is here.

 


Bonne Journée

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BONNE JOURNÉE: “Have a good day,” is how we should all take leave of anyone—this is a happy rose-pink with blue undertones and a hint of copper. The shimmery satin finish will put a smile on your face and spread happiness! This cool pink complements all skin colors and the formula simply glides on. Pink shimmer has never looked this good.

Pardonne Moi

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PARDONNE MOI: This phrase somehow sounds more chic than “excuse me” when you’re bumping into people at the market. This color is a satin finish of an exceptional indigo blue overcast with iris purple. Flashes of a beautifully generous shimmer gleams with stunning sparkles.

Ah, Oui

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AH, OUI: “Ah, yes.” Just keep saying this if you don’t understand a thing anyone is saying. This color epitomizes Parisian chic. It’s not blue, not purple, and not gray; it is the embodiment of the picturesque, powdery cloudless Parisian sky. This polish is a glasslike periwinkle cream-jelly, transparent in one coat with an exceptionally smooth application; you can even add another coat on the tips of your nails for an easy gradient effect.

C’est Tout

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C’EST TOUT: A rivalry between gunmetal and green; sometimes it appears to be a dark gray with blue undertones and in another moment, you will see green with micro shimmers of pink, blue, and gold. If you are ever asked, “Avec ça?” You should answer with a resounding, “That’s all!”

Two More Colors Yet Released:
COMBIEN?: Possibly the most important French word to ask when you shop—it means: “How Much?” Elegant and neutral, this beige gold with a slight rose cast is not too shy to ask how much. Combien is jammed-packed with sugary shimmer, but dries down to a matte for a tasteful glam. Add a swipe of topcoat to amp up the bling factor.(*coming soon—pre-order mid-April*)

TROIS OIGNONS ROUGES: Like the insides of red onions, this color is a cross between magenta and a toned-down fuchsia that dries to a chic matte. For ultra shine, use our legendary topcoat. (*coming soon—pre-order mid-April*)


Final Thoughts:

Sorry this post is so bare bones. I had THE WORST food poisoning all last week, and this collection was late arriving to me in the mail thanks to the USPS so I had to rush to make sure it debuted at the proper time. While also working midnight shifts every night this past weekend. :P

Not a big fan of Bonne Journée personally, as I don’t really ever wear pink nail polish unless it’s neon and/or hot pink. This was also a bit too frosty/brush stroke prone for me. You also have to wait a good amount of time between coats or you WILL get cuticle drag. You have to treat Pardonne Moi with kid gloves as well, as it has the same finish as Bonne Journée. I did like Pardonne Moi better color-wise, but the metallic finish is not for me personally. Both needed 3 careful coats and a lot of drying time, the formula was very thin and sheer. C’est Tout is beautiful and perfect at 2 coats. I love the sage green hue and the formula for this one, application was a breeze. Ah, Oui is definitely my favorite from the collection as of now (since the last two shades are yet to be released). I’m a sucker for jelly-creme formulas and periwinkle is one of my all time favorite colors. I used 4 thin coats, if you’re careful you could get away with 3 coats.

You can check out the other RBL bloggers’ posts about Je t’aime! Je t’aime! here: Peachy Polish, Manicurator, Fashion Polish, Makeup Withdrawal, KellieGonzoWarmVanillaSugar, and The Beauty Look Book (updating at 3pm EST today).

Purchase Info:

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are exclusively available at www.rescuebeauty.com for $20 per bottle. The 4 available shades from the Je t’aime! Je t’aime! Collection should be available for pre-order starting tomorrow 3/24 and ending Thursday 3/26 noon EST. Sign up for her newsletter to stay in the loop.

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are created with resin and high molecular polymers to improve flexibility, durability, and high shine. They contain no harmful Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP, and Formaldehyde Resin. They do not test on animals.

And for updates on new collections, release dates, etc., you can follow Rescue Beauty Lounge on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+!

 

 

 

 

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Review: The R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge Collection!

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R29 and Rescue Beauty Lounge Collection

Hello Everyone!

Today I’ve got an exciting new collection to share with you. This is a first for Rescue Beauty Lounge and I’m happy to be able to announce this joint venture, the R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge collection! Ji teamed up with the folks at Refinery29 to create this collection of 7 new shades for the fall season. The special thing about this collection is that each polish was created as a “dream polish” by 7 different teams over at R29. You can see everything Ji has to say about the collaboration on this blog post here, and also what Refinery29 thinks as well. Now let’s take a look at the new colors!

 


Elvis In The Cloud (Tech Team)

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Apparently this color required the most amount of color mixing in the history of RBL. It certainly paid off because Elvis In The Cloud is a stunner! In the bottle I was admittedly concerned because it looked a wee bit too frosty for me. But once I applied 3 coats, I was pleasantly surprised by the red-orange to copper-gold color shift! And this is with NO black base coat, which is almost a requirement with most multi-chromatic nail polishes in order to see the color shift. I could see myself wearing this one a lot.

Galaxy Glue (Creative Team)

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Galaxy Glue is really intriguing. At first it looks quite frosty in the bottle, as I was mislead in the same way by Elvis In The Clouds. But on the nail this one is a subtle multi-chrome. It shifts from a dusky teal blue with grey flash, to a brighter true metallic turquoise depending on the lighting. It’s quite sheer though, so I needed 4 coats. I did try this one out with 3 coats over a black base to see if it would make the color shift stronger, but it really made such an insignificant difference that I didn’t feel it was necessary to photograph the evidence. Plus I bet Pam at Polish Police has got me covered for nail polish comparison photos! ;)

Bubblegum Punk (The News Team)

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Bubblegum Punk is a fun rainbow shimmer topper nail polish that can look quite nice on its own if layered a bit. Shown here is 4 coats. I think this would be a great bridal look for a little play on a plain french tip or neutral nail deal. ^_^ I decided to layer this one with the jelly-cremes in this collection as well, so those swatches will follow.

Sunny Skies (Health and Wellness Team)

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Ji describes Sunny Skies as a “sea glass green” and I can definitely see that, but the blue undertone really comes through with my skintone. I absolutely ADORE this color, it’s right up my green loving alley. The jelly-creme formula is my favorite to work with, so squishy and easy to layer! This is 3 coats.
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And here’s Sunny Skies with 1 coat of Bubblegum Punk layered over it. Perfection. ♥

All About Yves (Fashion Team)

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Helllooo IKB: 2012 Lovers!! If you missed out on that beauty, then you most definitely need to get your mitts on All About Yves. This color is absolutely EVERYTHING. Ji said that this is exactly like the sold out IKB: 2012 but just a smidge darker. Easily my favorite shade of medium blue combined with that jelly-creme finish, shown here is 3 coats. Easy application, just like with Sunny Skies, it builds up with each layer.
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And here is All About Yves with 1 coat of Bubblegum Punk. Even MOAR perfection. :P

Pretty Gritty (Beauty Team)

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Pretty Gritty is a stunning mauve with a strong tarnished gold shimmer throughout the nail polish. I love it! This one was opaque in almost 1 coat, but I did 2 to even things out since my nails are on the long side. This one reminds me of one of my all time favorite nail polish oldies, Arabian Night by Sally Hansen. ^_^

Better Than Boyfriend Jeans (The Shopping Team)

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Better Than Boyfriend Jeans is a pale blue jelly-creme with grey undertones. I had the most trouble with getting this one even, but since it’s a rather pastel leaning color I wasn’t too surprised by that. This is 4 coats, and I could still see a little bit of uneven coverage but it didn’t really show  on camera. Maybe it would have leveled out at 5 coats, but that’s just too much for me.
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I do however LOVE Better Than Boyfriend Jeans layered with 1 coat of Bubblegum Punk. The rainbow flecks in Bubblegum Punk really pop when layered over this light blue shade.


Final Thoughts:

Overall I really enjoyed this collection! The only nail polish in the bunch that gave me any trouble with application was Better Than Boyfriend Jeans, and that might have been user error since I really didn’t wait very long between coats like I normally do since I was on a time crunch. My top picks from the R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge collection are Sunny Skies, Pretty Gritty, All About Yves and Elvis In The Cloud.

Here’s some quick links to my fellow bloggers reviewing this collection:
Polish Police, Kellie GonzoFashion PolishMakeup WithdrawalManicuratorPeachy PolishWarm Vanilla Sugar, The Beauty Look Book and Refined & Polished!

Purchase Info:

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are exclusively available at www.rescuebeauty.com for $20 per bottle. The R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge collection is available RIGHT NOW on the RBL website! I know right?! No pre-order or waiting this time! :D

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are created with resin and high molecular polymers to improve flexibility, durability, and high shine. They contain no harmful Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP, and Formaldehyde Resin. They do not test on animals.

And for updates on new collections, release dates, etc., you can follow Rescue Beauty Lounge on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+!

 

 

 

 

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Review: Rescue Beauty Lounge Italian Summer Collection

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RBL Italian Summer Collection

Hey Everyone!

I’m back again with more RBL swatches for you all! This time I’ll be showing you the Rescue Beauty Lounge Italian Summer collection. Ji is really pumping out the colors this season! This set of 7 shades was inspired by a trip to Italy that Ji and her husband took one summer.

 

Here’s a little trailer created by Ji to showcase the Italian Summer collection:
 


Meow Meow

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Meow Meow: During our nightly strolls you could smell the day’s catch on the shores,
and out of every corner, bright green eyes flash at you from the cats protecting their
food bank. This dark hunter green shows off a finely milled glitter. It’s almost like Burn
The Evidence but with a black glitter that casts shadows, the way a dark cat’s
fur might look in the moonlight.

Meow Meow had rather good coverage for being a thin glitter, this is 3 coats. I love the contrast of the black against the green!

Melanzane

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Melanzane: I love eggplants. In the markets, in pastas, roasted, and I can stare at them
all day just looking at their lush colors. I always see the various tones of purples, vivid
green stems, and sometimes there is almost a hint of a bluish tint on their skins. This
glitter polish is just like that, you’re going to stare at your nails all day long— wait —
make that all week.

I love the color range in Melanzane! This is 3 coats as well.

Bicicletta

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Bicicletta: In Sorrento, while strolling by the sea, I saw a precious, dark-haired little girl
in a bikini riding a bike with training wheels. The bike was pale pink and it sparkled and
twinkled in the sun, the matching streamers flying along with the girl’s confident
peddling. I was reminded of my own six-year-old self; this was the exact color I had
longed for instead of my own lime-green bike! This pale pink polish has micro glitters
that will make you think of sugar and summertime.

I was surprised by how much I liked Bicicletta. I’m not a big pink/pastel lover, but the flecks of charcoal mixed in with the silver and salmon shimmer in this shade are really gorgeous.  I used 3 coats here, though you could get away with 2 coats for shorter nails.

Oliveto

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Oliveto: Did you know that Italian men climb ladders to carefully handpick olives for
extra virgin olive oil? And that the olives that have the misfortune to be dropped on the
floor are destined to become just plain olive oil? The smell of olive groves was
something I want to smuggle back home. A wonderful multifaceted fading sun drenches
those dancing, rustling olive trees. Oliveto is the perfect olive green that reflects the
flash of rainbow and purple and periwinkle shimmers. It is a shimmery, yet less yellow
version of No More War.

Wow, Oliveto is GORGEOUS! The shimmer is to die for and this formula practically painted itself onto my nails. This is 2 coats, great coverage!

Gelato Al Cioccolato

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Gelato Al Cioccolato: I promise I will stop my obsession with anything that has to do
with a taupe-brown goodness, but what can I say? When I tried the gelato from Venice
(and it had been about a decade since my last Chocolate Gelato—I know, not a huge
chocolate fan, and yes, I’m human) I was mesmerized by its taste and color. When I was
mixing this color, there were definitely times it looked good enough to eat.

This is a nice neutral medium brown creme shade. Great formula and I only needed 2 thin coats for full coverage.

Gondoliere

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Gondoliere: Yes, I do adore those red and white stripe-shirted gondoliers floating
around the canals in Venice. Gondoliere is the most vibrant orange-based opaque glossy
red nail polish I’ve ever mixed. It’s so sexy, yet classic at the same time. This has more of
an orange base than Bangin, trust me, I tripped over myself endlessly
comparing the two. This color is hot, like dreamy, steamy summer nights.

Gondoliere is my kind of red! Super glossy even before I added top coat, and I just adore the orange undertones. Maybe I would say OVERtones because the orange in this shade isn’t shy. Me gusta. This is 3 thin coats, but you could get by with 2 coats for short nails.

Motorini

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Motorini: If I ever learn how to drive a scooter, this would be the custom color I would
mix for mine. A moodier, darker sister of our famed and playful Aqua Lily,
this medium base of blue/aqua has a flash of surging fuchsia shimmer.

I was immediately reminded of Aqua Lily when I first saw Motorini! I did a quick comparison of the two and Motorini really is the darker sister to Aqua Lily, though the shimmer in Aqua Lily is more prominent than it is in Motorini. This is 3 coats for me, and again you could get by with 2 coats for shorties.


Final Thoughts:

The formula for all 7 shades in the Rescue Beauty Lounge Italian Summer collection is perfection. Each polish was easy to apply and just glided across my nails. My top picks from this collection are definitely Bicicletta, Oliveto, Gondoliere and Melanzane.

Here’s some quick links to my fellow bloggers reviewing this collection:
Polish PoliceScrangieKellie GonzoFashion PolishMakeup WithdrawalManicuratorPeachy Polish, Warm Vanilla Sugar, and Refined & Polished!

Purchase Info:

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are exclusively available at www.rescuebeauty.com for $20 per bottle. The pre-order date is set for Monday, August 11th, so make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter email blast to take advantage of the Rescue Beauty Lounge Italian Summer collection pre-order! If you can’t do the pre-sale don’t worry, the date that this collection will be available for the public is still forthcoming. :)

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are created with resin and high molecular polymers to improve flexibility, durability, and high shine. They contain no harmful Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP, and Formaldehyde Resin. They do not test on animals.

And for updates on new collections, release dates, etc., you can follow Rescue Beauty Lounge on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+!

 

 

 

 

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From The Vault: Colors by Llarowe Behead The Drama Queen!

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CbL - Behead The Drama Queen! 1

Hey Everyone!

My word, I have been sitting on these swatches for way WAY too long. I had lost my notes on them for months and just rediscovered them, just to find out that this shade has been retired from the CbL line. I’m sorry you guys, I really dropped the ball on this one. :( That being said, Behead The Drama Queen is an absolutely AMAZING nail polish. So if you can track it down you will not be disappointed! Let’s move on to my swatches now. ^_^


Behead The Drama Queen

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Behead The Drama Queen is an absolutely gorgeous dark teal based jelly with light green shimmer. This combination of the shimmer against the darker base gives it a beautiful duo chrome effect that shifts depending on your lighting. The formula was amazing, I used 3 easy coats to reach full coverage.
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I just can’t get enough of this shade. It also looks like a scattered holo in some lighting just because of how strong the shimmer/color shift is on the nail!
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Let’s take a moment to admire the this pretty little thing in the above macro shot…

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And here’s one last shot of Behead The Drama Queen with flash, because as per usual I swatched in the middle of the night where natural sunlight does not exist.


Hope you all enjoyed these swatches and my ‘vintage’ square shaped nails, haha! I’ve got another ‘From The Vault’ post coming up for you all from a different great indie nail polish creator in the near future. Stay tuned while I dust off this blog yet again. ;)

Other Colors by Llarowe nail polishes can be purchased exclusively from Llarowe’s website. The pricing ranges between $6-12 per 15mL bottle of polish. Colors by Llarowe nail polishes are also 5-free and cruelty free. :)

And for updates on her new collections, release dates, etc., you can follow Llarowe on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

 

 

 

 

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Review: Rescue Beauty Lounge Anatomy of a #Kdrama Collection

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Anatomy of a K Drama Collection - RBL

Hey Everyone!

No excuses for my prior absence since my last post 4 months ago (!!!), other than Netflix and Hulu owning my life when I’m not working crazy hours. :3

I’m back again with the newest Rescue Beauty Lounge collection to share with you all today! This time we’ll be looking at the Rescue Beauty Lounge Anatomy of a #Kdrama collection, which consists of seven gorgeous shades.

Here’s what Ji has to say about this collection:

Picture this: A really hot, rich boy (his parents practically own the country—think Samsung!) falls in love with a plain Jane, a pitifully poor girl whose family was financially ruined by loan sharks. The boy’s equally wealthy best friend falls in love with her too, and they even come to blows over the girl. She is without a clue since she is often too exhausted from taking care of her family—and working two or three jobs. It takes about 8 episodes for this couple to hold hands; we don’t know which of the boys she will choose, she may have held hands with both of them. They reach into their bottomless wallets to give her makeovers—in fact, one of their fathers owns the department store!

(Oh Snap!)
Enter the boy’s no-nonsense Korean tiger mom who always has a rich girl for him to marry (think company merger), someone he loathes. There are loads of schemes to get rid of the poor girl, even if his mother has to hire a hit man. Yes, there will be a kidnapping and perhaps some injuries, you name it—I’m scared for her too, no lie. It takes about 16 episodes for these two to kiss and overcome her accidents, hospital recoveries, etc. They promise never to part. But wait! Something else surfaces, after the boy’s friend digs up the girl’s family history, it turns out that the couple are exactly like Romeo and Juliet, their ancestors were enemies and the reason why her family is destitute.

What will she do? Will she honor her family and reclaim their wealth? Or does she
abandon ship?! Anatomy of a #KDrama is my latest collection, brought about by my newest compulsion.
–Ji Baek

Here’s a little trailer created by Ji to showcase the Anatomy of a #Kdrama collection:

As soon as Ji first mentioned this collection to me I was instantly intrigued by the idea. I love quirky and the premise of Kdrama inspired nail polish was definitely a theme that was a first for me! I had never watched any Kdramas before, but after Ji’s description above I had her recommend a few to me. They’re on my to-do list if I can track them down, Crunchyroll don’t fail me now! ;)

I couldn’t wait to see what the colors looked like based on their lovely descriptions. I was definitely not disappointed!


Instant Amnesia

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Instant Amnesia: This is the perfectly neutral balance between fawn and taupe, a lofty palate cleanser with a tinge of attitude. Its flawless beauty is infused with flutters of silver, green, and pink shimmer. Once you wear it, Instant Amnesia will erase your memory of all the bad nail polish colors from your past.

Instant Amnesia is a ‘mannequin hands’ gorgeous taupe with pink, green and silver shimmer. The formula was squishy (almost like a jelly-creme hybrid) and application was a breeze! I use 3 coats here, but you could probably get away with 2 if you had shorter nails. I’ve definitely been rocking some talons lately. :P

Oh Slap!

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Oh Slap!: The quintessential flushed cheeks for your nails, Oh Slap! goes on as a sheer pink in one coat with opaque coverage in two coats. This is THE PERFECT PINK; the formula is flawless and streak-free and is not pastel or white-based. You can practically apply it with your eyes closed.

Oh Slap! is a dusty rose-pink jelly-creme. Not a color I would typically reach for, but it’s very feminine and great if you’re looking for a soft neutral shade to sport. It definitely goes on sheer, I had to use 4 coats for the full coverage I prefer. That being said, it was streak free and I experienced no cuticle drag even with all the coats I had to apply!

Will They Won’t They

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Will They Won’t They: Will They Won’t They catches the sun’s rays as it glides on your nails. A gentle cascade of the tiniest silvery, blue-green micro glitter softly flows on a pool of doleful lavender. Sheer coverage in one coat, and opaque in two.

Ohhhhh man, Will They Won’t They is friggin GORGEOUS! Absolutely heavenly application and the glass flecky shimmer is to die for! I used 3 coats here, but again you’d probably only need two with shorter nails since you wouldn’t have to compete with as much VNL (visible nail line). Will They Won’t They also dries with an incredible glossy finish, even before I added my top coat!

Cue The Montage

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Cue The Montage: Yellow chartreuse is the most difficult color to wear; it was a daring task to try to create one that would be suitable for all skin tones. Cue the Montage has a different texture than any other RBL nail polish. It dries matte and textured, so you must apply a basecoat and topcoat for the full effect. This color has glittery silver that peaks through in glorified harmony.

Warning: The glitter in this bottle does not appear the same when applied to nails; it has a sandwiched effect.

Cue The Montage was another insta-fave! But it does take a little bit of work to get the finish as smooth as I’m showing it here. I have on 3 coats, and it definitely needed top coat since it dries textured. I initially just put on a single coat of my top coat and it was still looking a little lumpy. Then I added a coat of Gelous (any ‘glitter tamer’ style treatment will do here) and then another layer of top coat and BOOM: Smoooooth chartreuse and silver glitter sandwich sailing. ;)

This is definitely a shade of nail polish that’s unique to my collection, and when you have over 1200 bottles of nail polish that’s saying something.

Not Your Baby

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Not Your Baby: A deceitfully, mysterious brown-bronzy-sage-green duo chrome, Not Your Baby is a classic RBL chameleon nail polish—its identity changes depending on the light. Trickery plays. This color may appear to be brown with a cast of sage-green shimmer in a certain light, and yet bronze the next moment.

Helllllo baby! Er… I suppose Not Your Baby in this case, bad joke… I’m sorry friends. This one is crazy in a good way! In the bottle it had a strong duo chrome shift from green/gold to a mauve. And happily that shift was just as strong on the nail for me! Take a look at that macro shot for a better idea of what I’m talking about. I can see myself reaching for this one a lot. I used 2 coats here, this one had a perfect formula.

Burn The Evidence

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Burn The Evidence: Burn The Evidence has a finely milled panache glitter that is not only jammed-packed with a mélange of red, gold, orange and copper glitters, but it also provides that dash of ash-black brilliance. This color fully covers in two full coats and has a flaming three-dimensional depth: Your hot nails will look like they’re on fire.

Burn The Evidence was a surprise favorite for me! I was expecting this one to be a pain to apply or just not really wow me since I’m not a huge ‘glitter bomb’ fan. But holy chickens, it’s amazing! This is 3 SMOOTH coats, as in this polish was almost completely smooth before I even added my top coat. And you’ll need top coat to make Burn The Evidence reach it’s max Oh-My-Glob potential. Before top coat, it’s pretty amazing. After top coat, I’m definitely channeling Katniss Everdeen with this nail polish!

Monologue

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Monologue: Virtuously inky, Monologue’s navy blue base is embedded with a soliloquy of elegant light-blue shimmer. Even in low light, this solitary dark blue retains its color and does not appear to be black. Monologue has a smooth, undemanding application; this color is darkly pigmented yet calmingly engaging.

Finally we have Monologue, a great deep navy blue base with light teal shimmer. I absolutely adored this one. I only needed 2 coats to reach full opacity with Monologue.


Final Thoughts:

I was [as usual] impressed by the entire collection and the eclectic mix of colors and finishes. My top picks from the Rescue Beauty Lounge Anatomy of a #Kdrama collection would have to be Will They Won’t They, Burn The Evidence, and Cue The Montage. And I’d have to say that Monologue and Instant Amnesia are close behind for my second tier picks. ^_^

What do you ladies (or gents) think of the Anatomy of a #Kdrama collection? Any Kdrama fans out there with recommendations for your favorite shows that I should check out? :D

Here’s some quick links to my fellow bloggers reviewing this collection:
Polish PoliceScrangieKellie GonzoFashion PolishMakeup WithdrawalManicuratorPeachy Polish, Warm Vanilla Sugar, and Refined & Polished!

Purchase Info:

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are exclusively available at www.rescuebeauty.com for $20 per bottle. The 48 hour pre-sale date is set for 6/20 and ends on 6/22 at Noon EST, so make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter email blast to take advantage of the Rescue Beauty Lounge Anatomy of a #Kdrama collection pre-order! If you can’t do the pre-sale don’t worry, the date that this collection will be available for the public is still forthcoming. :)

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are created with resin and high molecular polymers to improve flexibility, durability, and high shine. They contain no harmful Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP, and Formaldehyde Resin. They do not test on animals.

And for updates on new collections, release dates, etc., you can follow Rescue Beauty Lounge on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google+!

 

 

 

 

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Review: Rescue Beauty Lounge A Poem Collection

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Rescue Beauty Lounge - A Poem Collection

Greetings From Beyond…

Okay so not from beyond the veil or anything like that, but it HAS been at least 3 months since my last blog update! I’ve still been active on my Instagram but actual time and desire to post have been a huge struggle for me lately. My apologies, I will do my best to jumpstart my passion for blogging! And what better way to jump back into swatching headfirst than with the newest collection from Rescue Beauty!

Today I’ve got the Rescue Beauty Lounge A Poem collection to share with you lovely folks. This seven piece Winter 2014 collection consists of four creams, two glitter toppers and a partridge in a pear tree a gorgeous shimmer finish. Ji based this collection on the works of the poet Robert Frost.

“As soon as I read “Ghost House,” by Robert Frost (published on public domain), the colors
revealed themselves. It was as if I was physically walking along the patch of earth from the
poem. There are many layers in those verses that illuminate one’s soul; I’ve attempted to
translate this into layers of colors. This entire collection was curated by a harmony of hues
that go seamlessly hand in hand, including the glitters that can be layered with the opaque
colors to give depth and texture depending on one’s mood.


It’s rare for me to make four opaque colors in one collection, but these earthy palettes
ravished me, when I read the poem, these colors seduced me. The opaques themselves are
all demurely quiet, neutral and wearable, yet sophisticatedly pensive for all occasions and
seasons (my own version of the perfect little black dress).”

Here’s the preview video for the collection that was created by Ji, the lady behind the Rescue Beauty brand:


Forgotten Road

RBL Forgotten Road 1
RBL Forgotten Road 2
Forgotten Road: “Forgotten Road: The snow has melted. A howling wind stamps, turns,
and tangos with the broken brown house too many times. In the morning after they part, a charcoal road,
faded over time, leads to the house yearning for companionship. In the slick asphalt road after the
rain, I found a charcoal opaque gray. It is the color of a deep gray river rock that fits perfectly
in your hand, the darkest shade of gray in the spectrum. A darker, moodier sister to Stormy”

Forgotten Road is described as a charcoal grey, but I swear that I see blurple undertones like crazy here! I absolutely love this one. The cream formula for Forgotten Road is solid. I was able to get full coverage with 1 medium coat! I did apply two thin coats for these swatches though. This one also has great shine.

The Mosses Mar

RBL The Mosses Mar 1
RBL The Mosses Mar 2
The Mosses Mar: “The small creek sings and chatters, conversing with the busy birds
pecking away at nature’s supper. In between the brown house the wood has shed, there are
sage-colored mosses bursting up for their new eager, erratic life. This is the color of the
mosses in between stones or scattered deadwoods, parched and lightened by the sun,
almost identical to the underside of Aspen leaves when they tremble in the wind. (This is a
less yellow version of Diddy Mow 2.0)”

First of all, LOVE!! Green is my absolute favorite color so I was already slightly in love with The Mosses Mar before I even tried it. This beauty did not disappoint. I used 2 thin coats here, it was so incredibly glossy before I even added my topcoat!

Footpath

RBL Footpath 1
RBL Footpath 2
Footpath: “After the incessant rain and flood, the yellowed-clay earth slowly recovers and
hardens. Unhurriedly, the path heals, baked by the sun. The earth, for a short while, forgets
and forgives its muddied past. The willow branches persistently swings, whispers, and sheds
its confetti of mustard-colored pollen, which blend to celebrate a marriage between two
earthy-yellow opaque hues. This earthened-yellow is truly mellow, wearable, and
surpassingly neutral. If you’re on the fence about wearing a bright yellow, this is a perfect
shade to ease into.”

Footpath… OH HEAVENS DO I LOVE THIS ONE!!! I know that a lot of people consider this to be a “fugly” color, but I am a sucker for murky mustard yellow and burnt oranges. Footpath seems to combine this with a gorgeous warm mustard yellow with orange undertones. The formula was superb!! Another careful 1-coater or 2 coats as I am showing here.

A Lonely House

RBL A Lonely House 1
RBL A Lonely House 2
A Lonely House: “The sleepy night sky swallows up the last of the dim sunlight. Like a black
and white photograph from long ago, naked tree branches are covered in the snow that is
falling on the ground and the ubiquitous snow wins with a smirk. A brown, weathered,
broken wooden house remains, without any apparent light or life. Just there, content,
scattered, and waiting. Out of this friendless and disparaged landscape dwells the perfect
opaque brown. Like handsomely worn English saddle leather, a rich and lush one-coater.”

A Lonely House as not a color that I was expecting to love. I don’t often reach for brown nail polish, but once applied this one definitely won me over. A Lonely House is a medium brown cream with red undertones, it reminds me of a medium-dark terracotta. I used 2 coats here, the formula was also great.

Wild Raspberries Grow over The Mosses Mar

RBL Wild Raspberries Grow over The Mosses Mar 1
RBL Wild Raspberries Grow over The Mosses Mar 2
RBL Wild Raspberries Grow over The Mosses Mar 3
Wild Raspberries Grow: “One spring morning, a sparkling hint of brilliance appeared in the
periphery where wild raspberry patches thrived. The ruby fruit twinkled. Like Dorothy, from
The Wizard of Oz, the raspberries find their ruby slippers—turning the grayed world of black
and white into a beautiful spring day. In the light of the sun of a new day, the micro leafy
green glitters and sparkling fuchsia berries float. Combine this with any of the opaque colors
in this collection or use three coats to see a kaboom of glitter!”

I decided to show Wild Raspberries Grow layered first because I feel that this polish looks best as a glitter topper, though you can still wear it as a standalone color after several coats. This is 1 coat of Wild Raspberries Grow (a mixture of green micro-glitter and pink hex glitter) over 2 coats of The Mosses Mar. I really love this layering! The color combination reminds me of the cellophane grass that used to be in all the Easter baskets I got as a kid, haha!

Wild Raspberries Grow

RBL Wild Raspberries Grow 1
RBL Wild Raspberries Grow 2
Here’s a few photos of Wild Raspberries Grow on its own for those that are curious. Formula is thin and easy to work with, I used 4 coats for this swatch.

As Sweet Companions over Forgotten Road

RBL As Sweet Companions over Forgotten Road 1
RBL As Sweet Companions over Forgotten Road 2
RBL As Sweet Companions over Forgotten Road 3
As Sweet Companions: “In the end, it was the hardship and the beauty that all flourished
together. The sonatas will always have the contrasting movement that settles what the
perfect ending was meant to be. The silver-lavender and matte black glitter were meant to be
playmates. This is not your typical screaming glitter, it’s more discreet, reserved, with muted
tones. You can create a perfect polka-dot nail art overlay with any of the opaque colors from
this collection as base. Or better yet, for those who want it real–layer it on for jeweled digits!”

I felt that As Sweet Companions would be best layered with Forgotten Road from this collection, I wasn’t wrong! This polish consists of a mixture of black and reflective lavender hex glitter in a suspension base. I used the ‘dabbing method’ due to the thickness of the suspension base in this nail polish, I find is easier for more precise glitter placement.

Small, Dim, Summer Stars

RBL Small, Dim, Summer Stars 1
RBL Small, Dim, Summer Stars 2
RBL Small, Dim, Summer Stars 3
Small, Dim, Summer Stars: “Lost in the woods on a moonless, un-illuminated night, they
stumble through the darkness. Looking up at the sky amid the fragrant forest, the weeping
willow tree branches recite a monologue in the distance. A whippoorwill sopranos—its
cadenza joins to compete. Then they appeared, countless tiny stars embedded in the dark
sky, it was always there to be found in every gentle, trusting heart. This sweltering silvery
black base hammered with multifaceted and spectacular green, blue, pink, shimmery, glittery
twinkling stars will bring you back to that summer night long ago, full of wonder and beauty.”

And finally to Small, Dim, Summer Stars… This vampy stunner has a black base that’s filled with gorgeous multi-hued shimmer. Wonderful formula that was super smooth, I used 2 coats here! I can see myself wearing this one often!


Final Thoughts:

The Rescue Beauty Lounge A Poem collection definitely threw me for a loop. This is the most earthy toned collection that I’ve seen in quite some time from Rescue Beauty, but I really enjoy it! Before I even read the press release I could grasp the tone that Ji was trying to set with this color palette. Grassy greens, earthy browns and yellows, and brooding greys… All things that remind me of dusky rainy nights with a slow storm rolling in, watching from inside while you’re curled up warm in a blanket. I get it. ^_^

Not all of the colors in this collection are brand new, but the formulas for all the creams are top-notch and opaque in 1 or 2 coats. I’m not a huge fan of suspension base glitters due to the extra work needed to get the proper color payoff, but if you don’t mind the dabbing method the purple and black glitter combo in As Sweet Companions is fun and easy to pair with a multitude of layering possibilities.

My favorites from this collection are Footpath, Forgotten Road, The Mosses Mar and Small, Dim, Summer Stars. Which ones do you all like?

 

Here’s some quick links to my fellow bloggers reviewing this collection, with a HUGE welcome to the new ladies!:
Polish Police, Scrangie, Kellie Gonzo, Fashion Polish, Makeup Withdrawal, Manicurator, Peachy Polish, , Warm Vanilla Sugar, and Refined & Polished:D

Purchase Info:

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are exclusively available at www.rescuebeauty.com for $20 per bottle. The 48 hour pre-sale date is set for 2/7 at Noon, so make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter email blast to take advantage of the Rescue Beauty Lounge A Poem collection pre-order! If you can’t do the pre-sale don’t worry, the date that this collection will be available for the public is still forthcoming. :)

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are created with resin and high molecular polymers to improve flexibility, durability, and high shine. They contain no harmful Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP, and Formaldehyde Resin. They do not test on animals.

And for updates on new collections, release dates, etc., you can follow Rescue Beauty Lounge on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Google+!

 

 

 

 

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Review: Colors by Llarowe Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star Swatches!

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CbL - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 1

Morning Everyone!

I’m excited to share a nail polish with you that has just SLAUGHTERED my number one nail polish lemming from the beginning of time. Ladies (and gents), I would like to introduce you to Colors by Llarowe Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star!

As soon as Leah Ann shared her first swatches of this beauty laid out side-by-side with Essie Starry Starry Night, and I couldn’t tell the difference between the two (!!!), I knew I absolutely needed to get my hands on Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.  Leah Ann reached out to me and asked if I wanted to swatch her newest creation and I’m pretty sure my exact response was “OH HELL YES.” :P

Alright, less talking and MOAR swatching.

 

 


Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

CbL - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 2
CbL - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 3
CbL - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 4
CbL - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 5
Colors by Llarowe Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star is a stunning deep navy blue jelly packed with silver glitter. Application was flawless. Seriously! Usually jellies have a tendency to be slow building and you have to wait ages between coats. Honestly if I had shorter nails this sucker would have been golden with 2 coats! I did use 3 here to completely get rid of my VNL. Wait time between coats was minimal, I’m talking minutes. There was no cuticle drag what-so-ever. ♥ And Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star was so shiny even before I added my topcoat!!


Final Thoughts:

I really adore CbL (Colors by Llarowe) Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. It fills the void that Essie’s Starry Starry Night created in my heart several years ago when I first saw swatches, and then saw that a single bottle of Starry Starry Night was going for over $100 on eBay!! O___O

The price for Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star at $12 is a steal in comparison. So if you’re still looking for that perfect deep blue celestial jelly, then I highly recommend checking this one out! It’s being released TODAY at around 10am MDT, so set your alarms folks! ;)

Purchase Info:

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, as well as other Colors by Llarowe nail polishes can be purchased exclusively from Llarowe’s website. The pricing ranges between $6-12 per 15mL bottle of polish. Colors by Llarowe nail polishes are also 5-free and cruelty free. :)

And for updates on new collections, release dates, etc., you can follow Llarowe on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram!

 

 

 

 

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Review: Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 2.0!!!

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RBL - The Fan Collection 2

Hey Everyone!!!

Holy long time, no updates!! Life has just been craaaaazy busy and my time and energy normally delegated to blogging went out the window for a while. I was working 60 hour weeks for almost three months straight! If you follow me on Instagram I’m sure you’ve been witness to my latest trip to Las Vegas for Black Milk Clothing’s SharkieCon 2013 (the method to my overtime madness)!! I’ll make a separate post for that amazing long weekend. But for now I’ve got the six beautiful new Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 2.0 shades to share with you all today!

First I’ll share the cute little preview that Ji made for the new collection and then we’ll move on to my swatches! The color descriptions from the press release will be in italics, my comments on each color will follow. ;)


Naked Without Polish

RBL - Naked Without Polish 1
RBL - Naked Without Polish 2
RBL - Naked Without Polish 3
Naked Without Polish: “It would be a pure carnation pink base. Very basic and very creamy,
no jellies (as much as I love them). I want a polish that is opaque in 2 coats. I want the pink
base to be filled with a gold shimmer, for the sun to catch the gold and just make it shine! I
want my polish to be soft and girlie, but still make an impact and stand out. I want it to be a
color people can wear year-round, a color that cheers you up on a bad day. I’ve been
dreaming of this polish ever since I can remember. I’ve been a polish lover since I was 13 and
I can’t find anything that comes close to being my absolute dream polish, even though I do
have several on my favorites list. This ONE polish is always in the back of my mind. Just the
thought of it takes my breath away and makes me smile.” — On Becky’s wish list.

Naked Without Polish is a delicate carnation pink with gold/copper flecks and an icy microshimmer. WOW! I love everything that’s going on in this polish. It’s a neutral/nude with some spunk! I was expecting this one to be sheer for some reason but I barely needed 2 coats!

Réveillon

RBL - Reveillon 1
RBL - Reveillon 2
RBL - Reveillon 3
Réveillon: “My vision for Réveillon is based on the cold winter afternoons growing up on the
Quebec/NYS border. This is the borderland where we speak both French and English; for
many on the American side, it’s the furthest south our families migrated. Réveillon is a holiday
dinner held for Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve. It is an event of tradition and family,
marking the transition from night to day as the dinner/party lasts well past midnight. Réveillon
is celebrated with luxurious feasting in the company of family and friends. Given that it takes
place after the winter solstice, the holiday suggests the coming of spring, albeit many months
from that day. The color in my mind is a cool, silver-toned blue (more silver than blue) inspired
by the icy landscape of late December. There is an internal flash of gold/white shimmer,
perhaps violet, representing the light as reflected off ice, as well as the fireworks often used to
light the night sky on Réveillon. Réveillon is mysterious with a complex depth and internal
shimmer/light.” — Cara’s longing.

Réveillon is a periwinkle blue polish filled with purple and silver micro-shimmer. Pictures do not do this one justice, it is so beautiful in person! I love the delicate shimmer, and the fact that it shows in most settings including indoors. This was another 2 coater.

Coquette

RBL - Coquette 1
RBL - Coquette 2
RBL - Coquette 3
Coquette: “Duality. Dichotomy. The essence of the feminine contradiction—Who’s that girl?
The surface belies the woman within. The intensity and intellect of Marilyn was masked by the
shell of a vixen. The demure facade of Jackie concealed the passionate seductress within.
Stereotypes defied. The Girl next door and the Goddess. Whimsy, charm, flirtation, seduction
and rapture.” — This is what Sarah wanted.

Coquette is such a fun color! Coral pink jelly with silver/gold flecky shimmer. It’s so girly and has a great formula! I did 3 coats to get rid of VNL but you could probably get away with 2 coats. Coquette was so shiny on its own before I even added my top coat!

Fire Queen

RBL - Fire Queen 1
RBL - Fire Queen 2
Fire Queen: “My color inspiration comes from Depression Era glass from the 1930s and
1940s—specifically, the pale jade color of the Fire-King line made by the Anchor Hocking
Glass Company commonly referred to as “jadeite.” In a sea of imposters, no one has been
able to capture the magic of the genuine Fire-King and thus it has become highly coveted
since the 1960′s: a small decadence of lean times turned luxury. When you hold a piece of
Fire-King up to the light it glows with history. This hue has a build-able jade jelly and the end
result looks like milk glass veneers on your fingertips. Both edgy and full of vintage charm,
this polish is the perfect fit for any ‘Fire-Queen.’” — Jaime’s desire.

Yeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssss. I was waiting on bated breath for this one. I mean, A JADEITE JELLY NAIL POLISH Y’ALL!! And Fire Queen does not disappoint. The color is spot on to the much loved and often collected glassware. The formula for this pale green jelly is similar to RBL’s Spongebob Collection: thin and sheer but easily buildable. I did 4 coats here to completely hide my VNL, but 3 coats would suffice if you don’t mind a little VNL. Make sure you’re waiting in between coats!

Lotus Elise

RBL - Lotus Elise 1
RBL - Lotus Elise 2
RBL - Lotus Elise 3
Lotus Elise: “My dream RBL would be something that I have wanted to see Ji do for a
while—the inspiration came from a unique and rare gemstone found mostly in Sri Lanka: the
padparadscha sapphire. While most sapphires are blue, this one stands out amongst the rest
as it varies in color from pink to orange, spanning all the range in between. RBL has some
very lovely pale and girly pinks, but this pink would be different. I envision the gold shimmer to
run as a thread throughout (like the flash
of orange running through Piu Mosso), while the orange microglitter would be more visible.
Because these three colors (pink, orange and gold) are analogous on the color wheel (next to
each other), the result will be a seamless blend of shades that would work well with each
other, allowing this polish to be worn by those who are daring, as well as those a little more
reserved.” — Candice’s dream.

Be still my mother effing heart. Lotus Elis is a little powerhouse with a red jelly base that’s packed with pink, red and gold flecks. I used 3 coats here, the formula was very easy to work with. It’s like fire on your nails, I absolutely love this one! And it immediately went on my toes after I finished swatching this collection. :P

Lucciole

RBL - Lucciole 1
RBL - Lucciole 2
RBL - Lucciole 3
Lucciole: “Or fireflies in Italian, remind me of the most magical time in my childhood when I
was still innocent and the world was a safe and magical place. This color is reminiscent of the
color of a deepening summer night sky after sundown, between dusk and midnight. In my
mind’s eye, I see interspersed throughout this glorious base, random flecks of blue and/or
green iridescent luminescent flecks (like the ones that are visible in Cuprum) that randomly
sparkle when the light hits it, reminiscent of the fireflies’ sparks of light.” — By Mindy.

Yet another one from this collection that takes my breath away. Lucciole is gorgeous dusky purple with blue undertones. And then add to that the intense tarnished golden flecks and my heart is racing! The formula for this one is on the thin side so I did need 3 coats for full coverage. But yeah, this one stayed on my nails for the night. I just love it!


Final Thoughts:

I know I always say this, but for real you guys…. I love this collection!! I really think that the nail polishes did a very good job with matching up to their creators visions. The formulas were all superb and I can see myself wearing these colors a lot, no matter what season!

My top picks for this collection are… ALL OF THEM! And since I’m no help, I’ll let you know that both Lucciole and Lotus Elise got the coveted BSoA (Boyfriend Seal of Approval). ;)

And for funsies, here’s some quick links to my fellow bloggers reviewing this collection!:
Polish Police, Scrangie, Kellie Gonzo, Fashion Polish. :D

Purchase Info:

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are exclusively available at www.rescuebeauty.com for $20 per bottle. The 48 hour pre-sale date is set for 10/17 at Noon, so make sure you’re signed up for the newsletter email blast to take advantage of the Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 2.0 pre-order! If you can’t do the pre-sale don’t worry, the date that this collection will be available for the public is still forthcoming. :)

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are created with resin and high molecular polymers to improve flexibility, durability, and high shine. They contain no harmful Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP, and Formaldehyde Resin. They do not test on animals.

And for updates on new collections, release dates, etc., you can follow Rescue Beauty Lounge on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Google+!

 

 

 

 

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Review: Cirque Arcus Collection Swatches Part 2 – Glitter Toppers!!

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Cirque Arcus Collection Part 2

Happy Friday Everyone!

I’ve got the second half of my swatches from the Cirque Arcus collection to share with you all today. If you missed Part 1, you check it out by following this link right HERE.

This time I have the 6 glitter toppers to show you, and boy are they stunners! Let’s get right to it, shall we? ^_^


Le Invader

Cirque - Le Invader over Erda 1
Cirque - Le Invader over Erda 2
Cirque - Le Invader over Erda 3
Le Invader is a multi-colored square glitter topper in a suspension base. It’s SUPER dense, which is the nature of these suspension base nail polishes, so the dip-dap-spread method works best when applying this one. I technically only needed 1 coat layered over Cirque Erda, you really get a good amount of glitter on the brush with a small dip. ^_^

They might look a little curled but in reality, this layering was quite smooth! You can see in the macro that the square glitters lay quite flat. I used Gelous top coat and my normal ChG Fast Forward top coat for a super smooth finish.

Kaleidoscope

Cirque - Kaleidoscope 1
Cirque - Kaleidoscope 2
Cirque - Kaleidoscope 3
This one was an instant favorite, even though I can never spell Kaleidoscope correctly on the first try. ;) Annie said that this one has over 30 types of satin finish glitter, and I believe it! The layering possibilities for this are virtually endless! Easy application, 2 coats shown here over black. NO FISHING REQUIRED!! ^_^

Iris

Cirque - Iris 1
Cirque - Iris 2
Cirque - Iris 3
Iris is a topper that adds rainbow shimmer over any color. Now I only layered 2 coats of this over black, but now that I think on it I’ll definitely need to show you some other layering options for this pretty little polish! Easy and smooth application, no issues what-so-evahhh. The macro shot is to die for (in my most humble opinion ;) )! ♥

Lullaby

Cirque - Lullaby 1
Cirque - Lullaby 2
Cirque - Lullaby 3
Lullaby is an ethereal rainbow confetti topper made up of satin finish glitters in a pastel color palette.

I. FRIGGEN. LOVE. THIS. ONE!!

Super unique to my collection, and no fishing necessary to get a little bit of everything on my nails. Even the stars were easy to snag after inverting the bottle before application for just a minute or two (which I recommend doing for any chunky glitter polish). 2 coats over black shown here.

Magic Hour

Cirque - Magic Hour 1
Cirque - Magic Hour 2
Cirque - Magic Hour 3
Magic Hour is a rainbow confetti that consists of iridescent glitter in various shapes and sizes. This one also has a suspension base like Le Invader, and out of all the glitter toppers I had the hardest time with this one. I’m just impatient when it comes to suspension base glitters, and if you don’t wait between coats it WILL get lumpy/clumpy on you. This is 1 coat with the dip-dab-spread method. Glitter ratio is good enough that 1 coat over whatever base you use (black here) should be sufficient. Looooove the color and look of Magic Hour over black. I couldn’t see myself layering it any other way. ♥

Electric Circus

Cirque - Electric Circus 1
Cirque - Electric Circus 2
Cirque - Electric Circus 3
And saving my favorite for last, here is Electric Circus!! This one is made up of tons of bright neon satin finish glitters. WHAT IS THIS. I CAN’T EVEN… Be still my friggin heart y’all! This is 2 coats over black, and you best believe I’ll be layering this over EVERYTHING. And while I’m at it, please take a look at what my girl Marta of ChitChatNails did with Electric Circus on her blog. WITCHCRAFT. Sexy nail witchcraft. ;) I already plan to recreate that look very very soon.


Final Thoughts:

Glitters are not my favorite nail polish finish, but these 6 are definitely glitters that I can get behind and love. Really great formulas for most, though Magic Hour did give me a little trouble with trying to get a smooth and even coat. My picks for the glitter toppers from the Cirque Arcus collection are Electric Circus (DUH), Lullaby, and Kaleidoscope. ^_^

Purchase Info:

The Cirque Arcus collection can be purchased from their website, http://www.cirquecolors.com/. The polishes retail at $13.00 – 15.00 per .45 fl oz bottle of polish, and she does offer international shipping! You can also view her list of international stockists [HERE].

Cirque nail lacquer is 3-Free, which means it does not contain toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Each bottle contains high quality essential oils, such as lavender and clary sage, to lend your hands a subtle scent after the polish dries.

You can also follow Cirque on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. ^_^

 

 


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Review: Cirque Arcus Collection Swatches Part 1 – Solid(ish) Colors!!

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Cirque Arcus Collection Part 1

Morning Everyone!

I’ve got the Summer 2013 Cirque Arcus collection to share with you all, but I’ve decided to split it into two parts because I took a LOT of pictures. I actually have quite a few nail polishes from Cirque that I need to show you, but I’m starting with Annie’s newest collection and working my way backwards. ;)


Erda

Cirque - Erda 1
Cirque - Erda 2
Cirque - Erda 3
Erda is a beautiful glowy green with hints of blue around the edges. I wish the blue duo-tone shift showed more on my nails like it does in the bottle! I might try layering this one over black the next time I wear it to see if it shows the color shift a bit more that way. This is 3 thin coats, easy application.

Bejeweled

Cirque - Bejeweled 1
Cirque - Bejeweled 2
Cirque - Bejeweled 3
Wow. Bejeweled is a stunning and strong linear holo. This is 2 easy coats, no special holo base coat needed for this baby!
Cirque - Bejeweled (flash) 1
Cirque - Bejeweled (flash) 2
Cirque - Bejeweled (flash) 3
And here’s Bejeweled again with camera flash. Isn’t it ridiculous!? ^_^

Sanguine

Cirque - Sanguine 1
Cirque - Sanguine 2
Cirque - Sanguine 3
Cirque - Sanguine 4
Sanguine is a orange-gold duo-chrome shimmer. The color shift is pretty mild when wearing Sanguine on its own, but layered over black it’s a bit stronger. I used 3 thin coats here. Still gorgeous on its own but I’m a sucker for anything orange. ;)
Cirque - Sanguine over black 1
Cirque - Sanguine over black 2
Cirque - Sanguine over black 3
Cirque - Sanguine over black 4
1 coat of Sanguine over black and you can see the color shift a little more here, but I honestly like the brightness and shimmer of Sanguine on its own better. This would be a nice layering combo for Fall though!

Vesuvius

Cirque - Vesuvius 1
Cirque - Vesuvius 2
Cirque - Vesuvius 3
Vesuvius is a strawberry red linear holographic. Again 2 easy coats and a great formula, just like Bejeweled.
Cirque - Vesuvius (flash) 1
Cirque - Vesuvius (flash) 2
Cirque - Vesuvius (flash) 3
Vesuvius with camera flash is a thing of beauty. I’m thinking I’ll be needing this on my toes for all the cute sandals I can finally wear now that it’s getting warm outside!

Queen Majesty

Cirque - Queen Majesty (over black) 1
Cirque - Queen Majesty (over black) 2
Cirque - Queen Majesty (over black) 3
Cirque - Queen Majesty (over black) 4
LOVE Queen Majesty! I decided right off to layer this one over black so I wouldn’t have to use so much of it, this is 2 coats over Wet n Wild Black Creme. Great coverage, and I love the sneaky bits of blue flecked in with the purple glitters!

Helios

Cirque - Helios 1
Cirque - Helios 2
Cirque - Helios 3
Cirque - Helios 4
Helios is faaaaaaaaabulous! Stunning gold microglitter sprinkled with holo glitter, and opaque after 3 coats on its own! I’m actually wearing a combo of this and Orly Green With Envy on my toes and it’s a really great color combo! You can see it HERE, I promise I don’t have scary toes. ;)
Cirque - Helios (over black) 1
Cirque - Helios (over black) 2
Cirque - Helios (over black) 3
I decided to try it over black as well, 1 coat, and I really like it this way too! Is anyone else reminded of the MOST OBNOXIOUS GOD OF WAR BOSS EVER when they hear the name Helios? Just me? Okay. :D
Cirque - Helios (over black with flash) 1
Cirque - Helios (over black with flash) 2
Cirque - Helios (over black with flash) 3
And just for shiggles, some shots of Helios over black with camera flash. Hello holo!!


Final Thoughts:

I’m honestly never really disappointed with any of the Cirque Colors that I’ve had the pleasure of trying, these 6 are no exception to that rule. I DO wish that the two multi-chrome ones, Erda and Sanguine, were more multifaceted without having to layer them over a dark base. That being said, all of these had wonderful formulas. And looooooove the soft lavender/clary sage scent that is her signature for each nail polish. I don’t even care that I look like a creeper sneaking whiffs of my fingers from time to time. ;)

My top picks out of these 6 are Queen Majesty, Erda, and Helios, but all of them are really great. ^_^

Purchase Info:

The Cirque Arcus collection can be purchased from their website, http://www.cirquecolors.com/. The polishes retail at $13.00 – 15.00 per .45 fl oz bottle of polish, and she does offer international shipping! You can also view her list of international stockists [HERE].

Cirque nail lacquer is 3-Free, which means it does not contain toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate (DBP). Each bottle contains high quality essential oils, such as lavender and clary sage, to lend your hands a subtle scent after the polish dries.

You can also follow Cirque on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. ^_^

 


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