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Introducing Rescue Beauty Lounge Mismas

Fanatics, I am beyond thrilled that I can finally reveal MISMAS, my signature nail polish from Rescue Beauty Lounge. Releasing as part of RBL’s Fall 2009 collection, Mismas (pronounced miss-mass) is one of three shades that are part of Ji’s “blogger dream nail polish color” concept.

For the upcoming Fall season, Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Ji Baek takes customization to a whole new level, with a limited collection of colors designed by nail polish bloggers and a transforming true matte topcoat.

The beauty rebels behind nail polish blogs are serious about their polish. They’re the ones who not only embrace the trends, but inspire them. So how do you reach them with something truly avant-garde?

If you’re Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Ji Baek, you let them share with you their very own dream nail polish color. “These women have literally hundreds of colors in their polish wardrobes,” said Baek. “I was interested in finding out exactly what color they are still searching for—what color are they missing?’

Ji really did create my missing color and I hope you’ll love it as much as I do. Check it out after the jump!

When Ji approached me with her idea of creating my ultimate fantasy color I was shocked with disbelief. I mean what an opportunity. How did I get so lucky? Even now, looking at the bottle, it seems surreal.

Of course a million ideas ran through my head and it felt like such a daunting task to come up with one shade. One color that would represent me and fulfill a dream. Now I’m sure most of you expected a green from me but I wanted do go a different route. The way I see it, over the past couple years so many amazing greens, including RBL Recycle, have come out that I couldn’t imagine competing.

So I looked at my polish stash and the RBL lineup and came up with a shade I felt was missing from both; a deep purple creme. Ji does cremes like no other so I knew I was playing into her strength. And while I have many purple shades I love, they’re mostly shimmers/glitters. All of my cremes are either too sheer, too red, too blue, too bright or too “almost black” and so with that in mind, Mismas was born.

All I can say is Ji nailed it. Like seriously nailed it. I sent her a few pics as ideas for the color and she got the shade on the first try. It was just a little too pigmented. On round two we had perfection. It’s utterly gorgeous and I am PROUD to put my name on it.

Ji also created a Matte Top Coat to accompany this collection.

Completing the collection is a Matte Topcoat. “The sea of neon brights and ‘80’s styles on the runways left me baffled. Then there was Lanvin, with its gorgeous play of textures in black-on-black.”

Baek set out to create a truly matte topcoat that not only protected your polish color, but would leave your nails with a rich flat finish, like bisque china. Of course it’s without Touluene, Formaldehyde, or DBP.

The collection launches in September. The polishes retail for $18 and can be purchased online at

Now head on over to to check out her creation. A shade she describes as “sparkly, fascinating, beautiful and a bit unusual.”

Steph from will hopefully be posting her color for us to see soon as I know she’s been busy and on a blogging break. I hope to have the other blogger creations to show you soon.

What do you think? Will you be picking up a bottle of Mismas?

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  1. Scrangie says:

    Holy crap, that's GORGEOUS!! I love it! I can't wait to see Steph's!!

  2. Halifax says:

    I'm so happy for you to have your dream colour for real. Congratulations!

  3. itsV-MONEY! says:

    This color is so perfect.

  4. Snowdrop85 says:

    That colour is amaaaazing, I have been on the search for the perfect purple for so long, you may have ended my search! Love it!

  5. Shojo Flash says:

    Looks fabulous. I'll be picking it up

  6. Laura says:

    How exciting for you! The color is truly a perfect purple.

    Eagerly awaiting your swatches of OPI Espana! = )

  7. Jaime M says:

    Lovely! This might have to be my first RBL polish!

  8. Tammi P says:

    Beautiful!!!! Can't wait to get it!

  9. naildesign says:

    It's really the perfect purple! I might just have to get it, even though it's little expensive :D Really nice, good work!

  10. China Glaze - Amy says:

    It looks fantastic Michelle!!!

  11. Lily says:

    I've been looking for a purple creme, and this is exactly what I had in mind. Though I feel incredibly rude even asking, could you suggest any comparable purple cremes that are more readily accessible? I don't even want to know what it would cost to ship RBL to Canada.

  12. Anonymous says:

    GORGEOUS!!! I would love to add that color to my stash… it's just that I refuse to spend that much on one single polish. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Tara says:

    For sure I will be getting this! And Scrangie's too! Never bought from RBL before but am prepared to save for the Int'l shipping to get my mitts on these two. Well done!

  14. Melli says:

    Beautiful purple, Michelle! Both you and Scrangie are going to break my no-buy!

    For Lily, I have ordered from RBL, and shipping is about 17-20 dollars US, which is $20-23 Canadian, depending on the exchange. It is worth the extra bucks for the lovely polishes, as far as I am concerned.

  15. Kae says:

    I love purples to death and this is no exception! This is so lovely, congratulations on your own shade :)

  16. Amber/Brown Bombshell says:

    OMG! It is gorgeous, girl!

  17. Nosaby says:

    Love it. Very pretty.

  18. Catanya says:

    What a glam colour!

  19. rosarita says:

    OMG, sooooo gorgeous. Crown Royal purple, I love it!

  20. Olivia says:

    oh my gosh, it's so gorgeous! congrats :D

  21. kimberly says:

    I was in love with the color before I even read that it was yours!! I need it!

  22. The Hollywood Memoirs says:

    That's gorgeous! Congrats!! Can't wait to see it in person.

  23. All Lacquered Up says:

    Thank you so much everyone! Your support and love are amazing.

    Though looking at the pics through another monitor I see that the color looks a bit lighter than it is in real life. It's still very purple in shade but a little deeper.

    Lily – You aren't rude. I understand. International shipping is expensive so I don't fault you for asking.

    I honestly don't have another creme purple that looks like this. There are some that look similar in the bottle but are either too sheer, streaky or red based on the nail. Believe me, if I had something even remotely similar, I would have created a different shade.

  24. Z' says:

    Congrats! It's a beautiful color and the recognition is well deserved.

  25. Selina says:

    Whoa mama – did you have a direct line to my subconscious because that is my perfect colour! WANT!

    And yay for you – awesome!

  26. Anonymous says:

    HELL YES! It's perfection!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Not only is your color gorgeous, but your short nails are MUCH more attractive than the talons I see on some other blogs!

    I just hope they're making enough… we all want to buy!

  28. Emily says:

    WOW.. amazing!

  29. Lucy says:

    You are amazing at making the perfect purple creme. I can't wait to purchase this. How satisfying to finally have your color brought to life. Congrats to you!

  30. hontapocasgreen says:

    oh my goodness that is gorgeous!

  31. csarah718 says:

    Love it!!! Congrats

  32. Lily says:

    Michelle, thank you so much. I'm sure I'll find the purple of my dreams eventually.

    And congratulations; the polish is stunning.

  33. fauxfun says:

    Beautiful! I can't wait to buy it… and Scrangie's… and the top coat! Good cremes are rare, so if you signed off on it, it's gotta be worth it! :)Congratulations!!

  34. LY says:

    Congratulations, what an amazing experience to be able to work with Ji *and* design your perfect colour!!

  35. choozen1ne says:

    That color is to die for ! I love anything purple and the color is like a dream come true ! congrats on your new color !

  36. chelsea says:

    WOW. all i can say is WOW mothafuckin wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    honestly i have no words to describe how freakin awesome this shade is.
    i too have been looking for a perfect creamy purple! it's the last shade that was missing. there are awesome creamy reds, oranges, and yellows. last year opi knocked my socks off with a perfect creamy blue [dating a royal] and in the last year we've all seen awesome creamy greens but a purple was definitely missing. this is just too amazing!!! i cant wait to get my hands on it. thanks so much!!!

    p.s. i'm SO glad you cleared up the pronunciation. maybe it's because i live in san diego but in my head i said it with a latin american 'accent', i always said 'mees-mas' :P

  37. Stef says:

    Love it! It may have to be my first RBL color too!

  38. bekah says:

    this looks amazing! can't wait to get my own bottle!

  39. wendy says:

    OMGGGGG!!! I've been lusting for this color every time I see a purple and until now, haven't found it!!! I LOVE IT!!! (sorry for the excessiveness, purple's just my favorite color!)

  40. Sanna says:

    This purple is perfection!!! big time! I'm so happy for you!:D

  41. wixology says:

    Congrats- it's so bright and deep, and regal! Lovely!

    (I wonder how close this is to the much-coveted purple base of ChG Flying Dragon, minus the glitter, that is…)

  42. Jennifer says:

    It's beautiful! I love purple and your creation is just so gorgeous! I'll be buying it for sure.

  43. Debbie says:

    How cool is that? Your name on a great polish in a gorgeous colour, where on earth do you go from here?!! Huge congrats on you and your blog getting the recognition you so deserve – hundreds of us would be in nail varnish wilderness without you and your fellow bloggers!

  44. Mc Huggs :) says:


    wow! Amazing! This is your own (signature) colored nail polish? "Lounge Mismas," named after you? amazing and it's your favorite shade of purple? Even more amazing. Of course I will purchase it just for you and to wear the color proudly on my toes and ask others to wear it too.

    Congratulations! you have achieved the ultimate in nail varnish web blog history! Having a suignature nail polish named after you.

    Another day of celebration! How can you stand it all?

    ((((((Love Michelle Mismas)))))

    Mc Huggs :)

    PS Your friend Carey at Vampire Varnish explained that OPI Cosmetics plans to use a nail polish that will be used to "raise ovarioan cancer awareness. Even though it isn't the color she wanted them to use it is her own polish they choose for this great accomplishment.

  45. moonchaii says:

    I want it-oh I want it! But I have not the funds for 18 dollars+shipping-and thats not counting Scrangie's beautiful polish and Polish Addict's.

    So gorgeous though!

  46. Susanna says:

    Gorgeous! I can't wait to try it. Scrangie's too. The fall collection is going to be great.

  47. Anonymous says:

    Unique and beautiful–a lovely combination of wearable yet different.

  48. Shadowy Lady says:

    Congrats Michelle, this nail polish is gorgeous. I adore purple cremes :)

  49. violettesf says:

    OMG. You totally nailed the perfect purple creme shade! I'm a fellow purple-holic and have more purple polishes than any other shade because I keep searching for the perfect one. I'm gonna buy like 3 bottles of Mismas, no joke!! Congrats as well for having such an awesome opportunity to create a color for RBL. I love it!

  50. Gina says:

    it's beautiful; I hope it's deep enough to work on brown skin, too.

  51. itzzzkimmm says:

    I love it! OMG that is freakin GORGEOUS!!

  52. Polish Earthgirl says:

    Wow this has got to be easily THE MOST PERRFECT purple creme on the planet!! I am so happy for you, you totally deserve it! Kudos to you for making this fantastic color! It will definitely be in my stash come september!

  53. Milan Angel says:

    Seriously. A girl after my own heart. Purple is my FAVORITE color and that creme is AMAZING. I'll be purchasing. Great job!

  54. Tiffany says:

    seriously, I think that is the most perfect color of purple ever. I LOVE IT!

    I can't wait to order it. I think I will order a few to stock up!

  55. dicey1 says:

    Wow! Congrats, this rocks!

  56. BeautyChick101 says:

    Congratulations to my blogging bestie! You totally deserve this! :)

  57. csuthetaphi says:

    OH.MY.GOODNESS!!!! That color is gorgeous!! I am buying multiple bottles of Mismas!!! Congratulations on the perfect color!

  58. Anonymous says:

    Perfect purple. I'm so buying it !!!

  59. Anonymous says:

    You're right. I was SOOO expecting a GREEN! I was SURE it would be GREEN. It's still very pretty and I'm very happy for you!

  60. Christen says:

    OMG! That is EXACTLY the purple polish I've been on the hunt for! Love it!

  61. Jaime says:

    I love this! The purple would look great on all skintones. Purple is my favorite color and this shade is just fabulous. ra

  62. rbrinkley says:

    There it is the perfect purple for Homecoming weekend! It is the closest I've seen to my Furman Paladins. Fantastic Michelle! Congrats!

  63. Tami says:

    Absolutely gorgeous color!!! My bf's wallet is not happy with you but my nails are lol :-)

  64. Pau F says:

    Michelle, how does this one compare to purple haze? I'd love it if you could swatch them together :)

  65. Tracey says:

    Holy moly!!!
    My favorite color is Purple! In nail polish and in life! When I laid eyes on your creation Mismas… It was destiny. I have to have it. It is so hard to find the perfect purple. Until now. Cause you MADE IT!!!
    I went to RBL’s site to buy it, and I’m ok with the price, but its the high shipping that bothers me. I’ve tried searching the web for coupon codes, can’t find any.
    ** Do you happen to know any codes for RBL’S?
    (Or perhaps you have an extra bottle of Mismas that you can sell to me?)
    Ok, I admit, I’m a little desperate, I can’t help it, I’m in love with that gorgeous perfect purple!