Expectations were very high.
In this year of dancing around the tree I read a lot about mythical RBL; how fabulous and creative Ji is, the fenomenal consistency of the polishes, the intellectual inspirations behind her collections, the inaccessible vlounge, the price etc. So, yes, expectations were very high indeed!
When my package arrived, I couldn't wait to see the little bottles in person, they were way smaller then they were in my minds eye, but beautiful in shape and the colours were jummy.
NailsandNoms was the one I picked to try on first. It is a lovely sherbet orange, it has the same translucency as sherbet ice. The shimmer is electric blue and hot pink and it is not shy, you can see it in every light. This overload of shimmer is very top coat hungry as well! I did my normal one coat of Poshé and it did not get to the glossiness it normally gets. BUT this RBL does NOT love Poshé: it pulled back from the edges almost 1mm, it was bizarre, I have never seen a polish react this heavily on a top coat!
Then the consistency of N&N, I can say nothing more then that it was horrible >sorry<
It was very thick and it did not level out at all. Within one streak it got all sherbet like (very appropriate..) going in again with the brush meant lumbs, streaks and bold spots. I tried thin coats, thick coats and thinner to no avail!
This is what three coats of struggle look like:
|Rescue Beauty Lounge - NailsandNoms|
I love the colour, I love the shimmer, I hate the formula. It was a bit of a tough introduction to RBL.
Next week I am going to try Fire Queen and I hope with all of my being that she will love me better!