In my post about Orly’s Royal Navy here I said I was unsure about whether or not to order any polishes from Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL). So with the benefit of some of the comments I got on that post I now understand the RBL limited edition thing and the Bring it Back etc. Anyway, I caved in to the RBL temptation. A girlfriend and I went in together on an order to share the postal cost. As it turned out we needn’t have worried about postal cost as between us we easily ordered enough to qualify for free international shipping. Erm, in deed my order alone would have qualified for free shipping…yes, I got a wee bit carried away.
I’ve heard mention of the quality issues associated with IKB: 2012 but that ordinarily you can expect great things of RBL polish. So on receiving my RBL nail mail the other day I was only too happy to put that expectation to the test. Thus far I’ve worn Catherine and Stormy. Catherine was a last minute purchase of the ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ variety. And I’m so glad I did because it is so much more complex and lovely in real life than it appears on the RBL website. Unfortunately though I didn’t get around to taking any photos so I’ll have to share that one with you another day. However, here is Stormy.
Stormy was a last minute purchase. I’ve got half a dozen grey cremes of slightly different hues and I didn’t really think I needed another one but my inner Lacquerhead got the better of me and I put Stormy into my cart. I can tell you I’m very glad I did.
I wore Stormy for two and a half days and for much of that time I was completely distracted by my nails. It’s medium grey creme with a fair amount of blue as far as I can tell. In low light, it looks almost dusty blue. I couldn’t stop looking at my nails. The formula was just lovely. It was very easy to apply, very pigmented and you could almost get away with a single coat if you were careful.
I can safely say that I entirely get the ‘hype’ around RBL. Like Cult Nails, it’s entirely apparent that it is devised by people who actually love and wear nail polish. So on the strength of Stormy and Catherine, which was also gorgeous to apply and wear, I ordered four colours from the pre-sale event for RBL’s new Georgia On My Mind Collection last Friday and I can’t wait to receive and wear those.