As I mentioned in my “Best of Beauty” article, I recently tried some of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s nail polishes. I’ll be the first to admit that they are pricey at $18 a bottle, so I certainly won’t be buying entire collections. But since I had heard such rave reviews on the RBL formula from fellow bloggers, I saved some moo-lah and decided to try them for myself.
RBL’s nail polish formula is truly amazing. It’s very rare that I need even a second coat for full coverage. There was no cuticle drag or tip build-up, no bubbling, and even without a top coat the polish was glossy and long-lasting. With a top coat, I got a full 3 days wear! For reference, I typically only get one day with a “normal” nail polish (like China Glaze, OPI, Zoya, etc).
Mismas – a grape purple cream polish. There’s no shimmer or frosting; the polish dries to a HIGH shine, almost patent-leather shine. My swatch below shows one coat with no top coat. This is one of my favorites to use with a matte top coat.
Scrangie – a very cool blue and purple duochrome frosted polish. Depending on ambient light, my nails flash purple, teal, or blue. The frost is well-dispersed and doesn’t streak on application. This color is sold out currently, but hopefully RBL will have more soon.
Orbis Non Sufficit – a creamy green that’s reminiscent of military camouflage. I know green polish isn’t for everyone, but I love them, and there never seems to be enough nice green polishes out there. I was beyond thrilled with this bottle! My swatch below shows one coat of polish on all nails, no gloss top coat; my ring finger has a coat of Essie’s Matte About You top coat.
What are your thoughts on spending $18 on a bottle of nail polish? Does the quality and fact that you’d use less factor into your decision?