Based on her vacation last summer in Venice and Sorrento, Italy, these colors are the sights, sounds and tastes she experienced while there. Rescue Beauty Lounge Italian Summer is comprised of seven colors that are breathtaking! The formula was impeccable as ever. There is something about Ji’s polishes that do not make me feel guilty in paying full price. They are quality polishes. They have a high gloss finish. They last a while on me. It’s pretty awesome!
- Where to Buy: Italian Summer
- Price: $20.00 per bottle
- Shipping: Domestic and International
This is an image heavy post and you have been warned! All polishes below are two coats unless otherwise specified.
I hope you love the colors of Rescue Beauty Lounge Italian Summer as much as I do.
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 love this delicate color.
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 color is quite the chameleon on me – it looked taupe in some light while in others it looks like this gorgeous rich chocolate you just want to eat. I really love this.
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.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Gondoliere took my breath away. It is absolutely gorgeous and one of my favorite red polishes in my collection.
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.
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.
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.
Note: Rescue Beauty Lounge Meow Meow is three coats on the ring finger. The other three are layered over Rescue Beauty Lounge Oliveto.
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.
Now that you’ve seen the collection, are you tempted to purchase any or all of these colors?
Until next time,