Hi all! If you follow me on twitter - you may have read I’ve recently received some new bling!! I wanted to make sure I had an absolutely stunning manicure to go along with my new jewels.
I started off with Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Dead Calm polish. What’s pictured here is one layer of opaque goodness. Absolutely fantastic formula (and I’ve had this polish a number of years at this point..). I reviewed Stormy not long ago- and found that the formula was JUST as amazing. I don’t know how Ji Baek does it! The only other RBL polish I own is Concrete Jungle- which I’ll have to swatch for you in the future. That was my pride and joy when grey was the thing.
After waiting a moment for Dead Calm to dry, I layered a medium coat of Finger Paint’s Easel-y Entertained. WHAT. This picture does no justice, it’s honestly a tad more purple-y and so dynamic. It has so much depth, it’s STUNNING. This has got to be on my top 10 nail polish combos of all time!!! So happy. (p.s. the bottom picture is with a coat of Seche Vite a-top) UPDATE: This manicure lasted until the moment I scrubbed it off.. though it didn’t stay quite as shiny as I’d like, it was really pretty. UPDATE #2, PAIN in the rear end to remove! Dark navy all over my finger tips among the general issues glitter provide.
Ah, the infamous Rescue Beauty Lounge polish in Stormy. This was my first grey nail polish I bought back in 2008. I worked at a makeup boutique in Lincoln Park (yup, like the OPI polish from the Chicago collection!) back then. They carried RBL and Deborah Lippmann polishes because they were fancy. The world stopped me in my tracks when I wore this polish, it was so unusual!
The image shown here was taken after a single coat of polish so you can see how seriously, perfectly, opaque the color is. I haven’t added polish thinner to this either, it’s still somehow a great formula.
I don’t reach for Stormy much any more because I find it’s become a bit boring to me. I need more now-a-days. Now that funkier, nontraditional colors are on the market, a lot of brands need to start bringing something new to the table to keep me interested.
Does anyone miss lipstick swatches? etc.? I think I might get back to throwing some of those back into the mix. xo
I’ll be updating with a compete list of polishes in the morning! It’s 4:00am in Chicago and my Zoe kitty woke me up to pet her while she eats (typical)- I checked to see if the video had processed, and voila! Nail polish collection, ready set go!
Orly- Galaxy Girl, Hayley’s Comet, Space Cadet, Lunar Eclipse, Out of this World, It’s Not Rocket Science, Purple Pleather, Retro Red, Mint Mojito, Pixie Dust, Prim & Proper, Dazzle, Polo Princess, Fifty-Four, Glitz & Glamor, It’s Up to Blue
Color Club- 220 Volt, All In, Pucci-licious, Twiggie, Factory Girl
Misa- Right Here Now No More later, Stop Rewinding Just Fast Forward, Runway Diva, Push Upon It, Dirty Sexy Money, ?, Green With Envy, Fashionista
Finger Paints- Lilac Love, Sparkle Top Coat, Mistletoe Mischief
Rescue Beauty Lounge- Concrete Jungle, Stormy, Dead Calm
Essie- Big Spender, St. Lucia Lilac, Sexy Divide, Mint Candy Apple, Canteloupe, Van D’Go, Haute as Hello, Movers & Shakers, Splash of Grenadine, Going incognito, Sew Psyched, Mink Muffs, Chinchilly, Lapis of Luxury, Show Me The Ring, Pearly White, California Coral, Main Squeeze, Ballet Slippers, Blanc, Gucci Mucci Pucci, Pink Glove Service
L’Oreal- Lady Luck
OPI- Purple With a Purpose, Can You Dig It? Significant Other Color, Do You Lilac It? The Color to Watch, Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, Russian Navy, Mad As A Hatter, Absolutely Alice, Japanese Rose Garden, Sapphire in the Snow, Red Hot Ayers Rock, Red My Fortune Cookie, An Affair In Red Square, Banana Bandanna, Gargantuan Green Grape, Hey! Get In Lime, At Your Quebec & Call, Parlez-vous OPI? You Don’t Know Jacque (Matte), Over The Taupe, Hearts & Tarts, Coney Island Cotton Candy, Dulche De Leche, My Private Jet, Glacier Bay Blues, Ski Teal We Drop, It’s Totally Fort Worth It
China Glaze- Lightning Bolt (Crackle), Endurance, Below Deck, Ahoy! Sea Spray, Life Preserver, Sunset Sail, Solar Power, Tree Hugger, Midnight Mission, Swing Baby, Cords, Street Racing, Stroll, Drive-in, Let’s Groove, Short & Sassy, Stella, VIII, Blue Island Iced Tea, Rainstorm, Gold Digger, Breakin’, Laced Up, Sky High Top, Gussied Up Green, Mummy May I?, Anklets of Amethysts, Ingrid, Spontaneous, For Audrey, Liquid Leather, Luna, Candie, Golden Enchantment, Grape Juice, Cherry Pie, Orange Marmalade, Strawberry Fields, Raspberry Festival, Watermelon Rind. (Next are Holographic –>) FYI, QT, BFF, LOL, DV8, OMG, IDK, L8R G8R, 2NITE, Mrs. Clause, Mistletoe Kisses, Midnight Kiss
Sinful Colors- San Francisco, Fiji, Mint Apple, Beautiful Girl, Glass Pink, Purple Diamond, Hottie, Show Me The Way, Daddy’s Girl, UFO, Snow Me White
Kleancolor- Pearl Jungle, Charcoal, Fashionista, Brown, Frappucino, Gold Bright