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Having A Bling-asm Over Rescue Beauty Lounge Spring

There’s a party on my nails and you’re all invited. I’m talking about the Spring collection of polishes from Rescue Beauty Lounge. RBL founder Ji Baek went for all that is glam with a set of three sparkletastic shades. In the rough economic situation we’re all facing, it’s Ji’s thought that these glitzy creations will add a little luxe to your life at a time when high end spending is being drastically cut.

Check out my swatches and review after the jump!

I’m not normally a glitter-bomb loving kind of girl. Mainly due to the rough finish and irritating removal process. Though I have to say that compared to some I’ve tested, Ji used a relatively fine glitter and trapped it in a thicker jelly-like clear base to aid the texture issue but removal still isn’t a joy. And I’m pleased to say that I only needed one coat of Seche Vite to get a glass like finish (other brands have required two).

Removal Tip: Add a coat of polish/base/top before removing. Adding a new layer of wet lacquer softens the polish underneath, making it easier to swipe off.

What you see below is two medium-thick coats of polish with no top coat. I love that it stays sparkly instead of getting all bumpy and matte.

Locavore looks very green in the bottle but it’s deceiving. On the nail it reminds me of Mardi Gras. A mixture of metallic glitter hues, much like a shiny masquerade mask.

Frugalista is an aluminum foil, silver metallic peppered with purple flecks. Purple is an underlying theme between the three shades but it stands out most in Frugalista. I have to say, this is the hands down winner for me. I love a purple and mixing it with silver is like perfection.

Look Rich Be Cheap‘s gold glitter is much softer, not as yellow, in person yet it has a lot of fire and brilliance. Gold accents, more than silver, have been popping up on the runways and that makes Look Rich Be Cheap very fashion forward.
So you’re not sure about glitter, can these still be for you? If you love the look of polish but are shy about full on sparkle nails try icing your tips for a funky french manicure or add a thin layer over another color for subtle sparkle or wear them on your toes. At that distance, the bling appears less powerful and, for a lack of better words, in your face.

The Spring bling polishes from Rescue Beauty Lounge retail for $18/ea are available now at

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  1. Kristin says:

    I am a relatively new reader of your blog and L-O-V-E it – thank you!!!

    In this post, you give a removal tip (applying fresh base/top coast). My question is – do you have a favorite nail polish remover?? I have natural nails & some "removers" just don't work. I just got one called "professional remover" which was 100% acetone and it did NOTHING to remove my polish. Any tips would be appreciated!!!

  2. Jacky says:

    I love them all. Yet again I want to buy another whole collection. My bank account is crying in the distance. I’m going to New York in August for a wedding. I think I may treat myself to a manicure at RBL.

  3. Beauty Maintenance says:

    These are amazing. Sadly the site is down for maintenance but I am definitely going to check them out later tonight and see about placing an order. I LOVE glitter polish!

  4. Courtney says:

    These are kinda cool, but I swear I’m the only one bugged my the fact that the name of the collection is all about being cheap, looking rich when these polishes are on the high end price wise for polish! Pfff!

  5. Vampy Varnish says:

    These actually came off really easily for me for some reason! Normally glitter is a bitch, but I don’t know, maybe because i soaked the cotton ball and left it on for 20 seconds it came off fine. Yay!

  6. Brooke says:

    I’m with courtney – How about Ji let us look Rich for a CHEAP price????

  7. Breezy says:

    vampy you are right about the soaking in nail polish remover with glitter. its a big help. i dont think i have ever seen such intense glitter polish before. really unique. maybe for my toes, but not sure i could handle this on my fingers unless i was matching an intensely sequined dress or something.

  8. tigra1411 says:

    They look beautiful, but must be a hell to remove! I used to wear something like this during beach holidays in past – looks amazing under see water.

  9. csarah718 says:

    I preordered Locavore a few weeks ago and could not wait its arrival. I painted tips Sat and by Monday they were chipping (Stickey base coat & Seche) =( I wish Locavore had more teal glitter then gold, still a beauty though! I agree with some of you about price/name. This is only second RBL purchase (1st Revamp) and I could not resist. Next time im using as a topper under a blue!!!

  10. Jacy says:

    I really like these, but they’re just so expensive!

  11. Anonymous says:

    I think this glitter is way too intense for spring time. OVERKILL! I’d rather use this collection for winter holidays than right now. Anybody agrees on that?

  12. Dreams, colors and glitter says:

    I love this!!!!! looks amazing.

  13. MoonChaii says:

    wow, i love these (i am a sucker for anything sparkely)but…sadly i can’t afford them at those prices.

  14. George says:

    Hi: How do you achieve the glitter metallic effect do the polish is so smooth without missing spots on your naisl? How many coats of these metallic polishes to fully cover the nail evenly?

  15. Meredith says:

    I think they look great, but glitter always makes me nervous. Does it feel bumpy? Does it chip easy? Glitter polish seems to do that on me. Glad to hear it’s not too bad when taking off – that’s another thing I always have trouble with when it comes to glitter.

  16. Butterflydiary says:

    I love the look of Look Rich be Cheap…but seriously don’t they come off? For a nice party or a day or two maybe, but surely they don’t last a week…

  17. Anonymous says:

    I agree with the other posters – if the company is really serious about helping people out – give us a break on the price! For girls cutting back on frivolous purchases – $18 for a polish is near the top of the list! RBL should be embarrassed!

  18. Anonymous says:

    I agree with the other posters – If RBL is serious about helping people out – then lower the price! How hypocritical to title their collection Look Rich Be Cheap when they’re charging $18 – They should really be embarrassed…

  19. vik says:

    these are gorgeous! I wonder how these compare to Mad as a Hatter and the Burlesque collection glitters.