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Rescue Beauty Lounge – Drifter

Monday, 1 November, 2010

In honor of the crazy sale at rescuebeauty.com, I decided to throw in a color I wore this weekend. I snapped a pic late yesterday, so please pardon the tip wear.

This is a great creme that is a lovely deep plum. However, with my skin tone it ends up looking a bit vampy in the shade, don’t you think? The color definitely looked plum in direct sunlight. I liked this color a lot.

Formula was wonderful (as always). It seemed to dry a bit faster than the other formulas by Rescue Beauty.

 

 

Chanel comparison Essie Rescue Beauty Lounge

Chanel vs Essie vs Rescue Beauty Lounge – Khaki Vert vs Sew Psyched vs Diddy Mow

Monday, 18 October, 2010

I had to do these three compared because next to each other (or as my friend Kristen from Rhode Island taught me, “Side by each!”) they were so blindingly close that I felt a little ripped off. In my excitement I didn’t take a picture of the bottle side by each, but I will soon and update this post.

These three were definitely in the same color family, but I love the subtle differences…and I love that they’re cremes. Hope you fall for these military greens the way I did.

 

In sunlight you can see the obvious difference between KV, SP and DM. KV has more green while SP and DM have more grey in it. Mr. CarinaeLetoile was so cute when he looked at Khaki Vert on me and commented, “It’s really like a military green. I think Army when I look at it.”

At first glance, SP and DM seem like dupes. But only in the picture. Both have an extremely faint shimmer in it. Both have a good amount of grey in it, but that is it. The difference in person is extremely subtle, but because I’m such a nail fanatic I know the difference – or so I tell myself. LOL I wore SP during the weekend, but kept KV and DM on my swatching hand. It was so subtle that no one could see the difference in the restaurants and dim places we went to this weekend. If you can grab SW, go for it. It’s a cheaper alternative to RBL’s DM. However, if you have DM no need to get SP. If you don’t have KV and want to get it…go for it. While I felt Les Khakis was a bit pricey, I felt it was well worth it.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War

Thursday, 23 September, 2010
Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War Sunlight

I missed the boat on the first round, but when Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War was re-released you can bet I was all over it. I am so glad I did.

While some hated Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War, on me when I was wearing it, I liked it and didn’t really care what others said.

I didn’t count on posting 3 Rescue Beaty Lounges in a row, but in case you can’t tell I am a huge fan. Formula on this was a bit runny, but it was opaque in two coats. Please don’t mind the heavy handed application on the ring finger. Loved that this dried super quick. I was done in under half an hour – that’s pretty darn good.

I know a few bloggers who are not fond of shades like this. They call them ‘poo’ colors. I saw this and just thought, “What a pretty olive green this is…” I’m so glad that I totally scored Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War.

Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War Sunlight.

Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War Sunlight

Now that you’ve seen Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War, do you feel like you’ve missed the boat on this? Will you be trying to find a way to get your hands on a bottle?

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Rescue Beauty Lounge – Anne and Jane

Wednesday, 22 September, 2010

I was going to write something witty about the last two colors of RBL’s The Real Housewives of the Tudor Dyntasty, but I decided against it. I’m not feeling it right now, but I do like these colors.

Unlike the other 2 Catherines, these colors were runny and took a while to dry. Both of these colors are three coaters because they were thin coating, even when I went super heavy handed on the second coat.

Seriously pretty and gorgeous almost but not quite grey green. At least it looks grey green on me! Definitely a great color that Ji’s pulled off.

Crazy up close shot of the color in the bottle.

Super faint shimmer in this shot. So faint it was that I honestly thought it was the camera messing up. Then I looked at it again.

You can see the shimmer here and even the shimmer while it’s in the bottle. Very pretty. However, the color really isn’t me – doesn’t look good at all. Maybe I’ll learn to like the neutral colors, but this type of neutral doesn’t entice me. 🙁

Up close shot of the color in the bottle.

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A Tale of Two Catherines by Rescue Beauty Lounge

Monday, 20 September, 2010

These landed on my doorstep today, bumping back poor Deborah Lippmann’s Bad Romance vs China Glaze’s Mummy May I. Those colors should show up on Wednesday.

The two colors that bumped it back? Rescue Beauty Lounge’s The Real Housewives of the Tudor Dynasty – Catherine and Catherine H. These 2 colors are part of their Fall 2010 collections.

The formula was quick drying but not as high gloss as their cremes. No worries, out of the 4 colors (the other 2 will be posted tomorrow) these two are really my favorite!

See below for the yumminess!

This beautiful blue grey purple is what I was hoping Zoya’s Kelly would’ve been on me. This color was gorgeous, even with the shimmer that ran through it.

I love this purple grey…it’s gorgeous. What do you think?

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Rescue Beauty Lounge – Teal

Tuesday, 10 August, 2010

I was weeding out swatches that I had posted and hadn’t posted…well, hello Teal. I forgot I had swatched you. Back in March. Talk about epic fail on my part.

Checked my notes on the formula – dried slower than some of the other RBLs I’ve had, but it also dried faster than some of the others, too. Nice, high gloss finish. 2 coats were used.

I love teal – one of my new favorite colors.

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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.

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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?