Rescue Beauty Lounge, the salon and product line, is the creation of the uber-stylish Ji Baek. For Ji her previous life working in the hospitality industry, spending countless hours on her feet in high heels, led to her love of pedicures. But all the salons and spas she encountered were either unsanitary or too high end/high priced.
So being a self proclaimed “germ-o-phobe” and wanting to save her excess cash for shoes, Ji set out on a mission to open a salon dedicated to nail care that was fun, reasonably priced and above all, clean. So in 1998 the first Rescue Beauty opened it’s doors. Inside you’ll find hospital standards of cleanliness and the Rescue Beauty Lounge line of bath & body products and nail lacquer.
The RBL lacquers have a cult following and until now, I’ve never had the opportunity to try one. I’ve only seen beauties like Revamp, Black Russian, Concrete Jungle and Dead Calm in online swatches. So when a nail buddy surprised me with a bottle of my biggest RBL want, Under The Stars, I shrieked.
Under The Stars is a blue-black shimmer. I know, I know, you’re groaning already. Not another blue-black. You’ve seen of ton of them already. If you’re not a blue lover and collector this one might not wow you. BUT, and I do mean that to be a big but, what makes Under The Stars unique to me is the gorgeous light blue glitter. It leaves the nail surface with a bit of texture but it’s totally worth it.
The formula is of a medium-thick consistency, flows smoothly on the nail and is Big 3 Free. Not only that but it’s highly pigmented, requiring only one coat to achieve bottle color.
I normally only test a formula’s wear for five days but Under The Stars performed so well that I left it on for seven. I was also just enamoured with the color (and a bit lazy). There was noticeable tip wear, more than I’d normally allow myself to be seen in but, no chips. And considering how long I’d been wearing the shade it held up well.
Rescue Beauty Lounge polish retails for $18 and can be purchased at a RBL salon or on the company website.
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