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Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 2.0

Monday, 2 December, 2013
Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 2

Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 2.0 is something that I had holding my breath for for quite some time…

While I’ve only entered once, I was so nerve wracked and couldn’t fully articulate why my color would be awesome. It’s ok. because the colors that have come out for Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 2.0 is something that I have fallen in love with. While some colors didn’t fully look awesome on me, they looked so gorgeous in the bottle that I know I’ll be keeping them in my collection for years to come.

The only one I had issues with was Fire Queen and you will see it below – it was streaky and took a while to dry. I did two coats, but maybe should’ve done three. I digress…come have a look at the beautiful colors that come to fruition when fans and Ji collide.

This post is image heavy — you have been warned!

As always, please click on the image which will double in size…then click on the image again (it will triple in size!) to view the photo in its original size.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lucciole

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lucciole, Macro, Shade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lucciole.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lucciole.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lucciole.

Rescue Beauty Lounge 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.

I honestly didn’t expect to love this color as much as I did. It hit that not-quite-night-sky love I have, yet still keeping it light and gorgeous. I actually purchased a back-up of this because I thought I’d love it so much…and I’m so glad I did.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Fire Queen

Rescue Beauty Lounge Fire Queen, Macro, Sunlight

Rescue Beauty Lounge Fire Queen

Rescue Beauty Lounge Fire Queen, Macro, Shade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Fire Queen.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Fire Queen.

Rescue Beauty Lounge 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.

This color was hard for me to work with. It was somewhat opaque in two applications, but I found that the drying time is the one thing that drove me crazy about this polish. It’s gorgeous and maybe I’ll revisit it when I have the time to spare for the drying time in between coats.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Réveillon

Rescue Beauty Lounge Réveillon, Macro, Shade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Réveillon.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Réveillon.

Rescue Beauty Lounge 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.

I loved this color – it was also one of those ‘purchase as a back-up’ kind of thing. Two bottles. No joke. I’d buy them all if there would be no financial repercussions.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Naked Without Polish

Rescue Beauty Lounge Naked Without Polish, Macro, Sunlight

Rescue Beauty Lounge Naked Without Polish.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Naked Without Polish.

Rescue Beauty Lounge 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.

I love pinks. Sadly, they don’t love me. I also have a back-up of this, too! That’s the thing about pinks on me – it’s incredibly hard finding a shade that really flatters me.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lotus Elise

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lotus Elise, Macro, Sunlight

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lotus Elise.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Lotus Elise.

Rescue Beauty Lounge 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.

When I look at my padparadscha, it’s nowhere near this color. That said, I love this shade – it’s unusual because it’s not quite red, not quite pink, yet very stand-out-in-a-crowd kind of way. I’ve worn this color more than once and I’m glad I have a back up bottle. 😀

Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette

Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette, Macro, Shade

Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette

Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette, Macro, Sunlight

Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Coquette.

Rescue Beauty Lounge 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.

This shade worked on me and I found that I liked it a lot. While it doesn’t get as much wear as Lotus Elise, it’s still a color I really like.

WHEW! Thanks for making it this far with me…what do you think of Rescue Beauty Lounge Fan Collection 2.0? Will you be purchasing it or any of the colors?

You can purchase them at the Rescue Beauty site for $20 each.

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À bientôt!

xoxo

Carinae

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