Monday, November 10, 2014

R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge Collection Swatch and Review

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No small talk for me today, I'm jumping right into the introduction for today's post. A Rescue Beauty Lounge first! A collaboration outside of the RBL community! With non other than Refinery29! Each of seven R29 teams (News, Shopping, Health and Wellness, Fashion, Beauty, Tech
and Creative) created their dream color inspiration board and Ji went to work mixing! Can you guess which team came up with which shade? Read  about it in Ji Baek's blog post:
http://blog.rescuebeauty.com/rbl/r29-rescue-beauty-lounge/  and see the beautiful Refinery29 story: refinery29.com

Let's see the results!

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 R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge Better Than Boyfriend Jeans - This cream jelly applies smoothly, a perfect open marriage of a faded blue that turns a tad gray at the end.
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 This is a shade I could have dreamed up. I adore this muted greyish light blue. The formula is a jelly, it will need building up for opacity. I used 4 coats here, which all applied perfectly with excellent self leveling and high gloss shine.
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 R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge Bubblegum Punk - sheer, with an innocent silver white shimmer base that glints with a sparkling of blues, pinks, greens and a dash of gold giving an iridescent-rainbow-hued cellophane appearance.
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 One coat layered over Better Than Boyfriend Jeans. Loving this combo!
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 One coat, you can see this is a sheer polish with an excellent formula. It goes just where you want it to. I know many don't like polish that shows the nail line but I don't have a problem with it!
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 This shade has a stunning complexity even with only one coat.
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 This is two coats. An amazing shade for sure. You'll probably need 3 coats for full opacity.
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 R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge Pretty Gritty - dusty, mauve-esque medium purple with various sizes of gold shimmers.
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 I have not been a big purple polish lover of late. And yet...this shade...is a stand out favorite for me. A must have in my opinion, if not just for the fact that this is ONE COAT, but it's just gorgeous!
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 R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge Elvis In The Cloud - PERFECT copper, not too yellow, not too gold, not too pink, and not too red
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 Such an interesting shade! Good in 2 coats but I have 3 here for good measure. Slight brush strokes visible if not careful. Love the uniqueness of this.
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 R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge Sunny Skies - balance of blue (often associated with depth and stability), green (it symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility) and a dash of yellow (The color of sunshine. A vibrant seafoam green.
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 This shade makes me think of the deep tropical waters of my honeymoon and it did actually lift my spirits wearing it. An excellent formula, opaque in 2 coats. *Note this initially left a stain on my nails which required extra remover soaked cotton balls and more effort than usual but the stains then did come off.
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Here I have one coat Bubblegum Punk on index and middle fingers and one coat Galaxy Glue on ring and pinky, over Sunny Skies.
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 R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge Galaxy Glue - nothing like actual glue, but you can see the galaxy in here. There is a depth of sage and blue and you can catch the micas that shimmer and twirl in the light. In bright light, you can see the turquoise-bright apex, which becomes darker with a brown tinge as you move your hands.
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 Three coats here with brush stokes if you are not careful with application. I wasn't able to capture the change in colors in this polish, for me they were on the subtle side. Nonetheless, a beautiful shade.
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 R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge All About Yves - a slightly darker kissing cousin to our wildly popular (and sold out) IKB: 2012, a cream jelly, pigments on steroids.
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 This blue is stunning and a dream to apply! Two careful coats is enough but I have 3 thin coats here.
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Take a look at the other talented blogger swatches:


Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are exclusively available at www.rescuebeauty.com  
 $20 per bottle.
All the best,
Victoria 
*Product(s) provided for unbiased review consideration.


25 comments:

  1. Pretty Gritty is so beautiful! Other shades are nice too, but not that unique.

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  2. Bubblegum Punk and Pretty Gritty are lovely!

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  3. Great photos as always doll! Elvis in the Cloud looks amazing on you.

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  4. Great swatches! I wish the colors were a bit more unique, and generally required fewer coats... Maybe I'll check a couple out though...

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  5. Pretty Gritty is the only real standout for me from this collection.

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  6. These look amazing on you! I also tried Bubblegum over Boyfriend Jeans and I LOVE IT!

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  7. Wowwww! They're all such gorgeous shades! Glad to see some of my favorite shades of blues, teal, and that copper color is awesome! ❤

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  8. Oh my gosh so much pretty! All About Yves is so me! :)

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  9. Oh my! These look so incredible on you! Gorgeous swatches lovely lady!

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  10. All About Yves is darned gorgeous but your Bubblegum Punk and Better Than Boyfriend Jeans layering is just divine! Beautiful swatches and photos <3

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  11. Your swatches are so stunning! I'm thinking I must have all the cremes...and maybe a few more ;)

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  12. Stunning swatches Victoria!! I seriously want Pretty Gritty!

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  13. Beautiful swatches!! My favorite is all about Yves!

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  14. Pretty Gritty is stunning! Love all the swatches, though.

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  15. Love the combo of the soft blue and Bubblegum Punk :).

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  16. Ugh, I pretty much want all of these shades! Dang you RBL!!! Amazing swatches as usual Victoria! :)

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  17. Great swatches! Bubblegum Punk really transforms any shade it goes over, it's so pretty!

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  18. Breath taking swatches!!!! Love this collection

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  19. Apart from the blue maybe these are all so different and unique, I love that!

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