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July 2010

Rescue Beauty Lounge – Film Noir

Friday, 30 July, 2010

I had been gagging for this lovely dark creme. On RBL’s site it’s described as “Black orchid. Not for the faint-hearted. The intensely dark violet of a moonless midnight sky.”

I was truly hoping for a deep, dark, black-purple…a hearkening back to my silly goth club days. Sadly, this did not deliver. 🙁 Sad panda I am. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a gorgeous color but I just…was hoping for so much more. The formula was great because it was very opaque in 2 thin coats. However, RBL’s formulas for me have been hit and miss – this was a miss. It took forever to dry.

OPI – Vodka and Caviar and Catherine The Grape

Thursday, 29 July, 2010

This particular shade of red is one that I had been trying to obtain for some time. The Russian Collection is a bit hard to pull together and I’ve still yet to get my little hands on Kreme de la Kremlin, Cosmo Not Tonight Honey, St Petersburgundy and Ruble For Your Thoughts.

Now that I’ve got Vodka and Caviar, I really do love it. I know it looks like every other OPI red out there and face it – OPI has always gone overboard on red. I know I’m not the only one to complain about it. 😉

So here is OPI in their full, overkill red glory…which they’ve called Vodka and Caviar. Their other color that I love is Catherine the Grape.

Catherine the Grape is a very pretty purple with a plum/red shimmer running through it. It is definitely a gorgeous color! I’d say it’s one of the must haves of this collection.

Rescue Beauty Lounge – Dead Calm

Wednesday, 28 July, 2010

I really don’t associate this shade with calm, rather it’s a serene blue…but still a gorgeous one nonetheless.

By far this was the best of all the RBLs I’ve ever used in terms of application and drying time…I was most impressed! Wonderfully opaque – this was 2 very thin coats.

What do you think?

Barielle – Lava Rock

Tuesday, 27 July, 2010

Ok, I admit to being heavy handed in the application of this polish, but it was really my fault. I was being clumsy and messed up my nails a few times and rather than start from scratch I kept piling on the color. You can see the wrinkled result under my fast drying top coat.

Despite my bad application this polish color was absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait until I actually put it on properly – 2 thin coats and a top coat!

Inglot #710

Monday, 26 July, 2010

My first introduction to matte nail polish was by way of this brand, Inglot, in the Spring of 2009 when I was living in India. I couldn’t wrap my head around people simply not wanting a shiny finish! While this finish wasn’t 100% matte, it was very nice – like candle wax. It dried quickly but even with thin applications, this tended to bubble.

This is a gorgeous midnight blue.

What do you think?

Rescue Beauty Lounge – Under The Stars

Friday, 23 July, 2010

Ah…a gorgeous dark color with some beautiful blue glitter against a dark blue-black background.

This was a 2 coater and the glitter was very subtle, despite the appearance of the bottle. However, it’s glitter and was a bit difficult to remove because it’s so small…and so spaced out. I did love this, though. Absolutely GORGEOUS!

It is no Yoga-ta Get This Blue, it is pretty darn close! However, Yoga is a lot cheaper than RBL.

Rescue Beauty Lounge – Grunge

Thursday, 22 July, 2010

Ahh…I love the subtlety of this color despite its name. It sounds like it would’ve been hardcore and the only punch it packs is a gentle, delicate one. Very feminine and very pretty – definitely a favorite of mine!

I hope it becomes a favorite of yours. 🙂