Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Rescue Beauty Lounge Italian Summer Collection Swatches & Review

Hey folks, today I have another collection from Rescue Beauty Lounge! It's exciting to have another one so quickly, her releases are usually further apart but I don't mind at all because you know how I adore my RBLs! This collection is called Italian Summer.
The whiff of cool ocean breezes tickling your hair and the gleaming sun kissing and embracing your skin as you deeply breathe in the fragrances of flowers in full bloom, this, to me, had always symbolized summer. - Ji Baek, Italian Summer Press Release
First up is Gelato Al Cioccolato, of course inspired by chocolate gelato, a delicious Italian treat. I love taupe and I actually really enjoy brown polishes so this color is just perfect for me. In the sun it almost looks like it has a hint of purple which is cool. It was nice and buttery and was perfectly opaque in two coats. Mmm I can almost taste the chocolate just looking at this one!
Rescue Beauty Lounge - Gelato Al Cioccolato // kelliegonzo.com

Bicicletta is inspired by a young girl's pale pink sparkly bike Ji saw while in Italy. This is a gorgeous soft pale pink with lavender undertones. It's filled with the tiniest micro glitters ever, in silver and pink. This went on very smooth, great opacity in two coats. Reminds me of sugar, yum!
Rescue Beauty Lounge - Bicicletta // kelliegonzo.com

This is sexy. Gondoliere is a hot little number. It's named for the men who steer the gondolas floating in the canals around Venice. It's an orange based red, more so than previous RBL Bangin (which I sadly don't own). Almost a perfect one coat wonder, but I used two. It has that great thin but crazy pigmented and smooth crème formula that I love. If I was more of a red kinda girl, this would be on my digits on the reg. It's that good.
Rescue Beauty Lounge - Gondoliere // kelliegonzo.com

Now this color is more my normal style, Oliveto is an olive green that "reflects the flash of rainbow and purple and periwinkle shimmers". This is inspired by olive groves and the rustling olive branches in the sun. This was way more shimmery than I first expected looking at the bottle and I love it. Was a little thicker than the others. This is two coats.
Rescue Beauty Lounge - Oliveto // kelliegonzo.com

When I first saw Motorini, I was like, Aqua Lily? Is that you? Nope, it's not, but that's alright, it really stands on its own. Inspired by Ji's perfect scooter color, this is a darker and more blue version of Aqua Lily. I think it's a cross between it and Faraway. The shimmer is a purple toned pink which flashes in the light. It just glides on your nails, ahhh. Perfect in two thin coats.
Rescue Beauty Lounge - Motorini // kelliegonzo.com

A shade inspired by cats? I'm in heaven ;) Meow Meow comes from seeing the bright green eyes of cats flash in the dark during late night strolls in Italy. This glitter is really something, the bright springy hunter green is mixed with black which really makes the color pop. In the sun it almost has a navy look, but it's definitely black. This was harder to apply but not too difficult. I spread it like normal polish on the first coat, then kind of dabbed and pushed the glitter around on the second coat and it's pretty much totally opaque. It dries matte so top coat is necessary for a smooth look.
Rescue Beauty Lounge - Meow Meow // kelliegonzo.com

Melanzane is the last shade of the collection, inspired by eggplants. I have actually never tasted an eggplant, but they are pretty to look at. This is the same formula as Meow Meow, but with different sizes of glitter. The bigger pieces are in two shades of purple, a bluer one and a straight violet. The micro glitters are green which gives a ton of depth to the shade. This was easier to make look completely opaque. Two coats with top coat, as this also dries matte. Fabulous!
Rescue Beauty Lounge - Melanzane // kelliegonzo.com

Please take a look at Ji's inspiration video and her press release to learn more about this collection. Also, please check out the other RBL reviewers: Scrangie, NailsandNoms, Polish Police, Fashion Polish, Peachy Polish, Makeup Withdrawal, Manicurator and Warm Vanilla Sugar. Refined and Polished will have hers up at a later date.

These will go on pre-order for 48 hours on Monday, August 11, 2014. You can only get the link to the pre-sale emailed to you if you sign up for the RBL email list on their website beforehand. They will be available for purchase like normal at a later date if you cannot participate in the pre-sale. Each bottle is $20.

I really enjoyed this collection. The formulas of the non-glitters were so on point and easy to use. The glitters were just so lovely and unexpected, and their formulas were workable, so I'm not complaining at all. My favorites are probably Motorini and Meow Meow but I really like them all :) What do you think of these Italian beauties?

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Product samples were provided for consideration.

41 comments :

  1. Oh. My. Gosh. These. Are. Incredible. RBL does it again!

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  2. You always showcase the subtle shimmer in each nail polish just perfectly. Amazing swatches as always Kellie!

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  3. Dammit Gonz! I need that red blue and green. Why you gotta do this to me. Your rbl swatches are the only ones that ever convince me to drop such an excruciating amount of money on such small bottles.

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  4. WOW Bicicletta looks seriously amazing on you! Love love love your swatches, as always!

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  5. I'm really loving the glitters in this collection and that red was MADE for you! As always, gorgeous swatches

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  6. Such beautiful shades! Can you believe I have never tried her polishes, even as someone who is crazy about polish? I need to change that!

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  7. Holy smokes Goldoliere is gorgeous!

    Gondoliere
    Gondoliere
    Gondoliere

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  8. Hmm I may need a few of these...

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  9. Love Oliveto, I definitely need that one.

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  10. You are killing me, I need them all!

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  11. I absolutely must have Oliveto and Motorini!

    Motorini
    Motorini

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  12. Love them all! Great swatches as always!

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  13. I was about to tell you which ones I liked the best and then I decided I couldn't pick.

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  14. Your RBL swatches are Always to die for! And I adoooore Bicicletta ♥.

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  15. This is such an amazing collection! Of course I had to look at your swatches first and you did not disappoint doll! I love the taupe, pink, and green shades on you. Can't wait to review them.

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  16. i loooooove these so much! Thanks for the swatches Kellie!

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  17. o wow i really love this collection!

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  18. I want Gelato, I can't resist chocolate and it looks so flattering!

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  19. This collection is amazing, love the hint of shimmer in creme polishes.

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  20. I agree, this collection is amazing!

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  21. Ah thanks Rie, I think you actually do that better than me with your amazing macros!

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  22. Thanks Ange! I think you'll find them worth it :D

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  23. Thanks Sam, that's really nice of you!

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  24. Thank you! The glitters are everything!

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  25. O_O you need to hop on the RBL bandwagon stat! You won't regret it :)

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  26. Haha it's pretty fantastical!

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  27. It would be a perfect shade for you!

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  28. Haha that always happens to me with her collections!

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  29. Thanks so much! I love your swatches too, so beautiful!

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  30. Thanks Phoebe! RBL is heaven to me :D

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  31. I agree, they are great colors!

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  32. I really think it's the perfect chocolate ice cream color!

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