Monday, November 10, 2014

R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge Collection Swatches & Review

This is a very exciting day my friends, because today I get to show you the newest collection from Rescue Beauty Lounge. It's a special one because it's a collaboration with none other than Refinery29! If you haven't heard, Refinery29 is an incredible fashion and style website that covers shopping, beauty, wellness and celebrities! The collection is called R29 + Rescue Beauty Lounge and it contains 7 new polishes created with the different teams from Refinery29.

Bubblegum Punk was created with R29 News team. This is a iridescent rainbowy silver white shimmer/flakes. I find this insanely gorgeous. It's got a cellophane effect that is really cool. I used three coats here. This would be really great layered as well.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Bubblegum Punk

It looks a bit different in the shade/low light so here's another shot for you.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Bubblegum Punk

Sunny Skies comes from the R29 Health and Wellness team. When I saw the name of this polish I expected to find a bright yellow in the box, but to my surprise and delight I saw a slightly dusty turquoisey blue-green crème. I can't believe we didn't already have this color in the RBL family, it feels essential and like it's been with me for years. I love it, but I have inklings that this might be a stainer so protect your nails with a double layer of base coat. Two coats.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Sunny Skies

Pretty Gritty was imagined by the R29 Beauty team. This was the one I was immediately in love with when I saw it. It's a bruised mauvey moody purple with tiny gold microshimmer flakes. I really like this and the formula is seriously terrific. Two coats but you might be able to get away with one.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Pretty Gritty

Better Than Boyfriend Jeans is the R29 Shopping team's color. This is an uber pale baby blue jelly crème that is really lovely and comforting. It is a tad greyed and sooo soft feeling, just like the perfect worn in pair of jeans! I love this way more than I expected to. Three coats.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Better Than Boyfriend Jeans

Elvis In The Cloud came from the minds of the R29 Technology team. This might be the color I never thought I'd see from RBL, it's so different from what we usually see from them. It's a mid-tone orange copper metallic with a touch of subtle duochrome iridescence. I keep reading this name as "elves" haha, which made sense because this leans a little on the christmas-y side for me. Two coats, a little brushstrokey.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Elvis In the Cloud

All About Yves is the R29 Fashion team's contribution. They chose a ridiculously beautiful cobalt blue creme that would look amazing on anyone. Lovely jelly crème formula with incredible pigmentation. I immediately thought of retired IKB:2012 when I saw this blue but it's a bit brighter with a better formula. Two coats gives you perfect opacity.
Rescue Beauty Lounge All About Yves

Galaxy Glue is the last shade and it comes from the R29 Creative team. It's a green metallic, same kind of finish as Elvis but less opaque. Reminds me a bit of that greeny blue duochrome that was really popular last year that lots of brands were coming out with, but it's pretty different. There's a hint of grey brown to it that makes it more complex and soft. Three coats, kinda brushstrokey.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Galaxy Glue

Be sure to check out the RBL blog and Refinery29 for more insight into how these colors came to life. Also, as always, please check out and enjoy the reviews from the other RBL bloggers: Peachy Polish, NailsandNoms, Manicurator, Polish Police, Refined and Polished, Fashion Polish, Makeup Withdrawal, Warm Vanilla Sugar and newcomer The Beauty Look BookScrangie may or may not be putting her post up at the same time, just an FYI.

These are available for purchase exclusively on now for $20 per bottle. What do you think of these colors? I think the Refinery29 folks did an exceptional job on their color ideas and Ji brought them to life beautifully. My favorites are All About Yves, Bubblegum Punk and Better Than Boyfriend Jeans.

Thanks for stopping by!

❤ Kellie
The products mentioned were provided for an honest review.
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