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Rescue Beauty Lounge – Light & Bright

I love getting little boxes in the mail. Some of you may recall that the boyfriend dubbed me, L.B. after all the “little boxes” that end up on our doorstep due to my fanaticism. So when I came home to not one but two little boxes in the same week from the Rescue Beauty Lounge sales, you can imagine my delight. Tearing through packages to uncover my new treasures. Wanna see what I hauled? Check out the first half after the jump!

Bikini Bottom is a sweet, watery, pastel blue jelly. It’s not intended to opaque so just be warned that it takes a good four coats to look as it does below. The whole Spongebob inspired collection was meant to be worn sheer. I’m just not down with the sheer angle so I’ll weather the extra coats to get this gorgeous look.
Purple Haze surprised me. I expected it to be lighter, more lavendar (i.e. hideous) on me. I ordered anyway to see if I’d luck out with a winner. Luck out indeed!! I LURVE it!! The creamy, glossy finish. The mid-tone violet hue. It’s all working for me in a major way. How did I not own this sooner? How? The boyfriend says I look my best wearing purple and I actually own a top this shade that he loves me in so I know he’ll love this on me too.

Don’t be fooled by the pictures, Yellow Fever is a problem child. I’ve never had a RBL shade give me application issues until this baby walked into my life. Love the shade, love the slightly shimmery finish. LOVE! But what I don’t love is the three coats and streaking I encountered. It’s not insurmountable, obviously, I was just disappointed.
I’ll be sharing the second half of my haul with you soon but in the meantime… for those of you that ordered from the RBL sale, how are you liking your hauls? Which shade made you all giddy-like? Share!

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  1. Lacquer Laine says:

    That 50% was super important! It got me several lemmings: Bikini Bottom, Square Pants, Locavore, Frugalista… but the most important one of all: NO MORE WAR! I loooove it!

  2. styrch says:

    I got the same three with the sale! Purple Haze was the big winner for me too. I love it. I was disappointing by the sheerness.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The sales enabled me to buy my very first RBL polishes without feeling guilty about the steep price tag. I ordered Teal and Purple Haze…and I am so happy with both! I also splurged on some Citrus Vert hand wash and hand cream. They smell so fresh and feel great. Thanks so much for always keeping us in the loop with great sales–they allow those of us on a tight budget to enjoy products we might never have been able to try otherwise. Keep up the awesome work!!

  4. cidell says:

    I bought bikini bottom too and am in love. I went ahead and used a white basecoat because I am also not down with the sheer.

  5. sara says:

    How does Purple Haze compare to FP’s Lavender Highlight? It looks like it might be a little lighter, but I’d love to see them next to each other if you think about it. :)

  6. Lani says:

    I managed to convince myself that buying 9 RBL polishes was ok:-)

    I tried No More War…LOVE it! Had to take it off though, cause I forgot to thin my topcoat – so it was bubbly.

    I am going to be trying out the rest soon! Frugalista, Dead Calm, Stormy, Bruised, Recycle, Chinoise, Grunge & Drifter! CANNOT WAIT! I need other people's hands to polish!

    I also LOVE the hand lotion I got!

  7. Natural Cosmetics says:

    Indeed I can completely understand how you must have felt when you received those packages. These are really lovely and bright nail colors from Rescue Beauty Lounge. :D

  8. Anonymous says:

    Aw, I missed it. You made me regret not buying from the sale. >_<

  9. candita says:

    I got 6 — Bruised, Teal, Under the Stars, Killa Red, Starfish Patrick and Recycle…

    Killa Red is a LOT darker than I though (so is Teal) but I’m currently OBSESSED with Bruised, it’s so much more wonderful than I could have imagined. I really really want Bikini Bottom and Purple Haze after seeing these picture though… guess I’ll have to wait for the next sale, if it ever happens!

  10. Diana says:

    Oh Noes! I’ve been super busy and out of the loop :(

    I missed the sale but have both bikini bottom, square pants and concrete jungle.

    I found that for the two sheer colors one thin coat and two thick tend to do the trick if I’m careful afterwards. I love square pants! It’s the perfect spring yellow and Bikini bottom is a perfect spring blue :)

  11. bargainbeautyblog says:

    Ahhhh!!! I havent gotten mine yet! They were delivered to my apartment and Ive been visiting my family! I’m totally considering rocking Purple Haze for graduation!

    I got Bikini Bottom, Underwear, Purple Haze, No More War, Recycle, Bruised, Coral– maybe one more? I dont remember :-[