Holy shitballs, you guys. My Rescue Beauty Lounge order arrived about an hour ago. I ran to the door, ripped open my parcel...and behold:
The little blue and brown boxes! So cute!
And here are my new babies, left to right: No More War, Drifter, Starfish-Patrick and Grunge.
First let me say that I am extremely impressed with RBL's customer service. Can you imagine how inundated with orders they must have been? I placed my order on the 15th and I received this package today, the 18th. Now that's speedy service. I am a happy panda.
Of course I had to slap one of these on my nails right away...but which to choose? I wanted to use a creme, because I've read that that's Ji's specialty, so that knocked out Grunge, which has a slight shimmer. I didn't want to use Starfish-Patrick because it would need three or four coats. I chose Drifter for my very first Rescue Beauty experience. The selection process with Drifter was a tough one; I wanted a very "me" color, one that I could wear all the time. As I've said before, my favorite colors are dark, vampy wine shades. The description of Drifter on the site says: "This is a modern, sexy take on a sultry lush plum. For a manicure that's well-groomed, yet not overpowering. " Hm, a sultry lush plum. I decided that that seemed right up my alley (although I was struggling to choose between this one and Atame). After I placed my order, I read a review that said: "
Looks kinda light in the bottle, huh?
By a natural light source, no flash. My pointer finger looks patchy, but it's not. That's just a reflection.
With flash so you can see the base color.
I am in love. IN LOVE I TELL YOU. I am so glad I chose this polish. Ji's reputation is accurate; the polish went on in two luscious, easy coats. I did no clean-up in these pictures. I just...ugh, no more words. Too gorgeous.
Anyway, I got back from my little vacation today. I'll post a couple pictures, but I know a lot of you just come here to look at my swatches so I won't put too many non-polish-related images up. If any of you are Frank Lloyd Wright fans and want to see more pictures, just e-mail me!
Me in front of the house.
The living room.
My boyfriend and I brought a bunch of movies and stuff with us because we knew there would be no internet access. Guys...I actually TURNED OFF my cell phone. We were totally off the grid and we loved it. We didn't end up watching anything...we just read, sat by the fire we built, took a walk, played games. Pretty much we just hung out together. It was fantastic. I feel better than I have in months...