These photos are showing the polish as much redder than it actually is. In reality, it's a more of a pinky-coral color. The formula is a little thin, so I used three coats here. It has a nice gold shimmer that you can see in both of my crappy iPhone photos. I really love this color.
So, you may be wondering to yourself what the first polish I put on was and the polish that I wanted to wear on my first day of class. It was Rescue Beauty Lounge Chinoise, a really lovely red. I brought several RBLs with me to New York City because I thought...hey, if I'm going to bring only a few polishes, I should bring the best of the best. Am I right? So anyway, I thought what BETTER polish to wear for a day when I feel like I need confidence and such than RBL Chinoise. So I pulled it out. As I was doing my nails with that polish I was thinking to myself, why has it been so long since I last used a Rescue Beauty Lounge polish!? This is amazing.
The the next morning I woke up, after having done my nails at like 7pm the evening before and not using my hands for basically anything, to find that almost all of my nails had chipped at the tips. Then I remembered that this was a problem that I had had with RBL Anne, Dead Calm, and Recycle. And that's why I hadn't worn any Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes in a while.
So the point of this story is to ask you guys...does this happen to you with Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes? Applying them is a total dream. The formulas are perfect on every single bottle I have. But I don't buy nail polish for the experience of applying it. I buy it so that when I look down at my hands I see flawless, chipless color. And that's where this high-end brand doesn't deliver for me. Is it because I'm not using the RBL base and topcoat? Because I just can't afford that. If the color isn't going to stay put with regular base and topcoat then...I'm so sad. I paid a lot of money for a lot of little bottles (I have a lot of Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes) full of beautiful colors that just don't stay on my nails.