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Friday, October 25, 2013

Rescue Beauty Lounge - Fan Collection 2.0 Swatches and Review

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Rescue Beauty Lounge
Fan Collection 2.0

Rescue Beauty's newest collection, the Fan Collection 2.0, really had me this time. I usually only get maybe one or two from each collection, but this time I really felt compelled to get all six in the collection. I'm usually left with "why didn't I get THAT one?" I was determined that wouldn't happen this time.

The pre-sale for this collection is over, but they will be released soon. Details at the end of the post.

There are a LOT of photos, so check me after the jump...

Let's just go alphabetically because I really haven't picked a favorite yet!

Coquette is a peach-leaning coral jelly with silver shards/micro-flakes. I used three light coats of this one with no issues at all. It's nicely self-leveling. No top coat for the photos.

Coquette: “Duality. Dichotomy. The essence of the feminine contradiction—Who’s that girl?
The surface belies the woman within. The intensity and intellect of Marilyn was masked by the
shell of a vixen. The demure facade of Jackie concealed the passionate seductress within.
Stereotypes defied. The Girl next door and the Goddess. Whimsy, charm, flirtation, seduction
and rapture.” — This is what Sarah wanted.

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Fire Queen is JADEITE ON MAH NAILZ! Seriously, this color isn't a huge fan of my skin-tone, but I love Jadeite and this is absolutely perfect. The formula is jelly and sheer, but it builds well because it's self-leveling. Depending on how you polish your nails it will take 3-4 coats. I did one thin coat to start and 2 medium coats with no issues. This one did have the trickiest formula to work with of the six but if you remember the formulas of the past for this type of color (Chanel Jade anyone?) it's like a dream in comparison. No top coat for the photos.

Fire Queen: "My color inspiration comes from Depression Era glass from the 1930s and 1940s--specifically, the pale jade color of the Fire-King line made by the Anchor Hocking Glass Company commonly referred to as "jadeite." In a sea of imposters, no one has been able to capture the magic of the genuine Fire-King and thus it has become highly coveted since the 1960's: a small decadence of lean times turned luxury. When you hold a piece of Fire-King up to the light it glows with history. This hue has a build-able jade jelly and the end result looks like milk glass veneers on your fingertips. Both edgy and full of vintage charm, this polish is the perfect fit for any 'Fire-Queen.'" Jamie's desire. 

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Lotus Elise is a red jelly base full (and I mean FULL) of micro-flakes in red, pink and either gold or orange. This one reads as a strawberry red to me, maybe because of the abundance of the different colors of micro-flakes. And the jelly base makes it so juicy! Two coats and no top coat for the photos. No issues at all with formula or application.

Lotus Elise: "My dream RBL would be something that I have wanted to see Ji do for a while--the inspiration came from a unique and rare gemstone found mostly in Sri Lanka: the padparadscha sapphire. While most sapphires are blue, this one stands out amongst the rest as it varies in color from pink to orange, spanning all the range in between. RBL has some very lovely pale and girly pinks, but this pink would be different. I envision the gold shimmer to run as a thread throughout (like the flash of orange running through Piu Mosso), while the orange microglitter would be more visible. Because these three colors (pink, orange, and gold) are analogous on the color wheel (next to each other), the result will be a seamless blend of shades that would work well with each other, allowing this polish to be worn by those who are daring, as well as those a little more reserved." Candice's dream. 

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Lucciole is a blue-toned purple shimmer that almost looks like a foil with coppery-gold flecks. The thing that struck me about this one is that it's almost a duochrome - you can see the green as you're dipping from the bottle...take a look at my 4th photo below. The shift is like a greenish dark grey when the light hits it right. Stunning! No issues with formula or application. I used two coats (one thin, one medium) of this one and no top coat.

Lucciole: “Or fireflies in Italian, remind me of the most magical time in my childhood when I
was still innocent and the world was a safe and magical place. This color is reminiscent of the
color of a deepening summer night sky after sundown, between dusk and midnight. In my
mind’s eye, I see interspersed throughout this glorious base, random flecks of blue and/or
green iridescent luminescent flecks (like the ones that are visible in Cuprum) that randomly
sparkle when the light hits it, reminiscent of the fireflies’ sparks of light.” — By Mindy.

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Naked Without Polish is the surprise of the collection for me. It's a soft, well-pigmented, nudish pink with gold micro-flakes and an amazing shimmer that's either green and gold or a color-shifting shimmer that shifts between the two. The reason it was a surprise is because I'm not a huge pink fan and it's nearly impossible to find any sort of "nudish" color that goes with my skin-tone at all. But I actually found this one very wearable, even on me. There's something in there that seems to "cool it off" a bit for me. The shimmer maybe? The formula was great - two coats for full opacity and no top coat for the photos.

Naked Without Polish: “It would be a pure carnation pink base. Very basic and very creamy,
no jellies (as much as I love them). I want a polish that is opaque in 2 coats. I want the pink
base to be filled with a gold shimmer, for the sun to catch the gold and just make it shine! I
want my polish to be soft and girlie, but still make an impact and stand out. I want it to be a
color people can wear year-round, a color that cheers you up on a bad day. I’ve been
dreaming of this polish ever since I can remember. I’ve been a polish lover since I was 13 and
I can’t find anything that comes close to being my absolute dream polish, even though I do
have several on my favorites list. This ONE polish is always in the back of my mind. Just the
thought of it takes my breath away and makes me smile.” — On Becky’s wish list.

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Réveillon is an ice blue shimmer polish with silver, blue and pink shimmer that shines like white on the surface - like moonglow on ice-covered snow. No issues with formula or application - I used 2 coats of this one for full opacity and no top coat for the photos.

Réveillon: “My vision for Réveillon is based on the cold winter afternoons growing up on the
Quebec/NYS border. This is the borderland where we speak both French and English; for
many on the American side, it’s the furthest south our families migrated. Réveillon is a holiday
dinner held for Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve. It is an event of tradition and family,
marking the transition from night to day as the dinner/party lasts well past midnight. Réveillon
is celebrated with luxurious feasting in the company of family and friends. Given that it takes
place after the winter solstice, the holiday suggests the coming of spring, albeit many months
from that day. The color in my mind is a cool, silver-toned blue (more silver than blue) inspired
by the icy landscape of late December. There is an internal flash of gold/white shimmer,
perhaps violet, representing the light as reflected off ice, as well as the fireworks often used to
light the night sky on Réveillon. Réveillon is mysterious with a complex depth and internal
shimmer/light.” — Cara’s longing.

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Well that's all six! What do you think? Did you pre-order? Favorites? I really can't pick a favorite. I think the one that likes ME and my skin-tone the best is probably Lotus Elise.

Overall thoughts, Ji did a great job, based on the descriptions from the Fans, creating just what they described. That's truly no easy feat. Fire Queen is seriously like wearing Jadeite on your nails.

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  1. I just love this collection! What a fabulous post - I love all of them being shown in different lighting, nobody else has done that!

  2. Absolutely the BEST swatches I've seen of this collection! I want them ALL now! Ji's knows her STUFF!

  3. woman, you just cost me $80!!! =))

  4. They r all just perfect! I totally understand why u can't just pick 1 or 2, impossible isn't it?! I wonder if the reason they're all so fabulous is because fans designed them and that colour is their favourite?

  5. These are all lovely. The strange thing is that Coquette and Nude without Polish are my favorites of this collection, whereas green, purple, and blue are my favorite colors, in that order.

  6. I loved reading the inspirations behind the polish!


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