July 7, 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge Pre-Fall Collection L'Oiseau de Feu: Swatches & Review

Rescue Beauty Lounge announces L’Oiseau de Feu, Ji Baek’s Pre-Fall collection inspired by the metamorphosis of colors brought on by Hurricane Earl.

“During my St. Barts vacation last August, I felt a frantic energy that I had never before witnessed in that familiar, peaceful paradise. There were scattered chaotic rhythms of energy as Hurricane Earl approached. As the storm unfolded, my inner dramatic stage director’s heart started to beat to the rhythms of Igor Stravinsky’s L’Oiseau de Feu (The Fire Bird). The honking brass section mirrored the hysteria on the island and the wind started to howl irksomely, just like Stravinsky’s French horns and bassoons. I peeked out the door and was mesmerized by the colors of a romantic and moody sky.”


“I envisioned my first color—Pizzicato—inspired by the gentle tiny taps of rain droplets as they hit the tin roof, reminiscent of plucked strings. A misty white with the faintest hint of lavender, Pizzicato has a shimmer that acts like prisms of light in a sun shower.”

“When the wind picked up, I saw Poco a poco, “little by little.” This is a shade that changes from moment to moment. It’s the stunning, sparkling pink of a fanning cloud when the red and orange rays of the sun are trying to burst through.”

“Later, the ominous dark clouds bled into the sky with a fast-moving wind. Piú Mosso is an inky, blue-black that shoots through a flash of orange, the last glow of sunlight.”

“At last, when the light left the sky and the wind started to roar, the sky turned into a shade beyond description—a dark greenish, blackish, brown, leading to a powerful Fortissimo, the finale chord of The Fire Bird.”

“Although the L’Oiseau de Feu collection was created before I had the chance to observe anything on the runway, I couldn’t help but notice that my colors go perfectly with the fall 2011 clothes. Yes, the styles are definitely varied—there are graphics, circles, statement coats, the ubiquitous red lips, a sea of winter whites—but what caught my eye immediately was the reformed punk with a touch of luxe grunge, especially in the fur-lined parkas and romantic, gothic silhouettes from Alexander McQueen, Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens, Haider Ackermann and Altuzarra.”

“We’re not out of the woods just yet. Euros and gas prices are escalating wildly. It’s an unequivocal time to go shop in your closet and give your clothes a face-lift with some alterations: shorten some old hems, sleeves and rehab your boots. Juxtapose the trend of hard and soft lines; these four new colors will make any wardrobe, old or new, instantly runway-worthy.” - Ji Baek

Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail polishes are created with resin and high molecular polymers to improve flexibility, durability and high shine. They contain no harmful or drying Touluene, Formaldehyde, DBP, Formaldehyde Resin and no animal testing. Rescue polishes are exclusively available at www.rescuebeauty.com, the polish sell for $18.00 per bottle.

See my review and more swatches after the jump!


Let me begin my review by telling you all what a pleasure it is to be able to unveil the new nail lacquers for Rescue Beauty Lounge! I have been so excited about the opportunity to introduce these to you all, they really are amazing and RBL is such an amazing brand that I have long admired and been a fan of. Ji is truly a creative virtuoso and her inspiration for this collection is really inspired. I love the musical influence she was motivated from.

Pizzicato was the first lacquer I tried from the collection when I received it. It appeared to be a finish I'd never seen from RBL before, a glass fleck perhaps? When I put it on I saw it as a magical micro-glitter/shimmer that look like ice crystals floating in the pale white lavender polish. I assumed this one would be sheer, but it covered beautifully in two coats. The slightly thicker texture helped I think.

Poco a Poco is a stunning rose pink with gorgeous copper/orange glaze shimmer. This shimmer is so sexy and wearable. I found this to be the most demure color and probably a shade I had wished for unconsciously in the past, actually! It's one of those shades you could always see yourself wearing. On a night out or during the day to day. It's a little on the thick side so two coats will do you fine.

Piú Mosso is right at home in this collection, a perfect representation of inky blue skies and shards of sunlight peeking through nebulous clouds. The formula and shimmer make me think of another group of lacquers from RBL though, can you guess which one? The Real Housewives of the Tudor Dynasty! I think this might be a missing housewife! Anywive, this polish practically painted itself on, a dreamy, almost purpley, navy blue crème with silky copper shimmer. Très chic! This would be a one coater, but I used two just for consistency's sake.

Fortissimo is a bold and foreboding crème that gives off a ridiculously sophisticated air. This polish is just unbelievably sexy and swank. The dark brown color is really beautiful and that hint of green makes it just brown enough to know it's not black. I couldn't believe how much I loved this on me. This is two coats.

I hope you enjoyed the swatches and review! Please let me know what you think in the comments section :) Once again, I am so happy to be able to show you these polishes, thank you to Ji Baek and to Rescue Beauty Lounge for the opportunity to share these with my readers. These should be available in late August or early September! Have a great day beauties!!

Edit: These will go on pre-sale around the end of July!

Products provided for review.

44 comments:

  1. Good job!

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  2. Beautiful swatches as always! I'm so glad you're one of the reviewers because your photos are always gorgeous and spot on!

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  3. Wow, these are stunning!

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  4. Poco a Poco reminds me of Essie Demure Vixen ...

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  5. I am so thrilled that you got to review these Kellie, Piú Mosso is absolutely AMAZING!

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  6. These are all so beautiful and unique. I love them all but I am dying over Piú Mosso! So gorgeous.

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  7. Yes, great swatches! Fortissimo is the best ;)

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  8. Way to go Kellie! You did an awesome job and I am going to have to get Piu' Musso it is gorgeous! :)

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  9. Wow I want them all! Thank your so much for your fab swatches :)

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  10. These swatches are gorgeous and have definitely pushed me to purchase my first RBL polish (or 2) when these become available!

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  11. I need these all. Plain and simple. They are unbelievably pretty!

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  12. Holy crap! I love them all :D Yay for more RBL colors I need!!! Super pretty pictures <3

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  13. Those are so beautiful. Thank you for showing them to us.

    *starts planning armored car robbery*

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  14. I absolutely LOVE pizzicato and poco a poco!!

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  15. Wow they are all beautiful!

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  16. I am so lemming this entire collection! Great to see some soft, light shades in a fall collection, esp since I plan to keep wearing soft shades (not just nudes) come fall - here in CA we have our toes showing in my parts at least until mid Nov. But I always keep doing my toes even if no one sees them year round just for my own smiles! Piu is a really amazing shade. Expect to see a sell out on that one!

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  17. Piú Mosso and Fortissimo are my FAVES!

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  18. Wow these are beautiful and your swatches make me want them all.

    Piú Mosso--Does the copper shimmer show up well under low light?

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  19. @rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued) my first swatch of it is in low lamp light, I think that is a pretty good interpretation of how it looks indoors. the shimmer is kind of secret, like it jumps out every so often, if that makes sense? it is most noticeable in the sun :)

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  20. Wow, so pretty! I really like Pizzicato and Piu Mosso! Can't wait to buy these!

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  21. I'm SO glad Ji picked you to post these!! You've become my favorite polish blogger, as your nails are my favorite, the colors always look the most accurate, and you are as sweet as can be!

    I'll be getting them all, of course! :)

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  22. Piu Mosso, is awesome!!!!

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  23. i love the colors!! :) by the way im your new follower and i enjoy reading your blog, you can visit my blog too :)

    :)

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  24. Those are really pretty. I love Pizzicato and Piu Musso's shimmer!

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  25. I totally enjoyed this post! It has the right hint of drama to it. I'm lovin those shimmers!

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  26. The pink sparkle is so pretty!

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  27. I Love the name of this collection, because I frankly love this Stravinsky piece, not to mention the ballet <3
    But the shades disappointed me a bit, I was expecting more dramatic shades that remind me of this: http://www.danceit.org/firebird.jpg
    http://www.artscape.co.za/assets/uploads/main/f89086dfe9ba3ccba41463097cfc45d961572/firebird.jpg

    But Piu Mosso got close ! I just wish the shimmer was glitter !

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  28. your swatches are gorgeous.

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  29. GREAT swatch photos on this collection! I had seen these photoed one other place but had zero idea there was this wonderful shimmer coming through in 3 of the 4. You really caught them in all their elegance. I am lemming even the 2 lighter ones and I am typically not one that likes light/whiter shades. The 3rd one pictured here has my name written all over it...so very hard for me to get hold of Rescue Lounge Polish however.

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  30. Your swatches are so gorgeous! I LOVE the two dark colors and hopefully will be adding them to my stash once.

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  31. lovely! My fave has to be Piú Mosso, it really does remind me of storm clouds... love it! And great job swatching! I'm your new follower btw :D

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  32. thanks for all the comments & support everyone!

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  33. I like all of them, except Fortissimo, that´s too dark for my white skin :D my favourite is Pizzicato.

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  34. I must admit I don't really like Fortissimo, but all the 3 others are really gorgeous !
    Piu Mosso is very special ... And Pizzicato is simple but oh so pretty ! :D

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  35. Okay I'm kind of lusting after Pizzicato now!!!

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  36. Such beautiful shades! I want these polishes!

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  37. This collection is so completely beautiful I am blown away. I've never bought a bottle of Rescue Beauty Lounge, and it's about 4 times as much as I normally pay for one bottle of polish, but I just have to have all 4 of these! Thanks for the swatches!

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  38. I absolutely LOVE RBL polish! Ji is the BEST! Of course, I'm getting them all. Ladies, if you have NEVER bought a RBL polish..JUST TRY ONE! I know 18.00 is "steep) but hey I bought a lot of Lippman's polish (Happy Birthday) and really, you get what you pay for..Ji's polishes (I use zoya's anchor basecoat but waiting for Ji to come out with her new basecoat) 2 coats of my RBL polish and zoya's armour...I have natural nails..and alas..no dishwasher the the husband always buys the cheapest dish gloves, and I have to do kitty litter, clean the sinks and stuff..and Ji's polishes do NOT chip or peel! I've gone 9 days..and the only reason I took the polish off is because my nail beds were starting to show..TRY IT...Its the BEST!

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  39. Beautiful swatches and great review, Kellie. Thanks!

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  40. Wow so gorgeous!! I think I need the pinks and the blue! I predict myself going broke...

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  41. Thank you for showing a true representation of these RBL shades. Great job!

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