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ALU 365 of Untrieds – Rescue Beauty Lounge Drifter

rescue beauty lounge drifter nail polish bottle 365 untrieds 365 of Untrieds is my personal challenge to weed through the polishes in the ALU stash that I’ve been wanting to try but just haven’t gotten around to.

If you follow the Rescue Beauty Lounge Blog, Facebook page or Twitter account than you know that RBL founder Ji Baek is doing another round of Bring It Back voting where the fans get to decide which discontinued colors will come back to life.  After a successful vote last fall that resulted in the ressurection of fan faves Bikini Bottom, Bruised, Purple Haze and Black Russian.

This time around the vote begins Friday April 15th and 21 discontinued polish colors are in the running to be brought back to life.  The top three vote getters will make a triumphant return.

As I was looking at the list of contenders I realized that there are few colors I own but haven’t swatched.  Rescue Beauty Lounge Drifter is one of those.  I bought Drifter over a year and a half ago and ended up filing it away before I even wore it.  What a shame that was.  See what I mean…


Formula & Application: Rescue Beauty Lounge is a 4-Free brand (including Formaldehyde Resin). The brush is round, of average length and on the thicker side. It’s a bit more flexible than most which makes application a breeze for me.
As is Rescue’s style, the pigment is strong with Drifter. It flowed on the nail in two perfect coats and leveled out to an even, glossy finish. It was photographed with top coat and completely dry.

RBL Drifter is a luscious red wine creme. The first coat goes on and it reminds me of a light, easy-drinking Pinot Noir but after the second coat is applied it dries down to a rich, full bodied Cab Sauv.  Can you tell I was on a wine adventure last weekend?  I have vino on the brain.  There’s something about the way this color looks on short nails that just feels so French and chic.  While wine reads are not my usual cup of tea, I’m completely tipsy over Drifter.

rescue beauty lounge drifter swatch nail polish 365 untrieds

Bottom Line: Rescue polishes are top notch.  The formula and pigmentation is hard to beat.  If you’re looking for the ultimate wine hue, this one won’t disappoint.

365 of Untrieds Stash/Share Verdict: STASH, duh!  That wasn’t even a question.

Currently Rescue Beauty Lounge Drifter is sold out but if you vote for it in the RBL Bring It Back, this beauty could be yours.

Where are my fellow Drifter fans?  Will you be voting for this gem come April 15th?  What is your “the one that got away” RBL shade?

Disclosure: I purchased RBL Drifter myself. For more info view my Disclosure Policy.

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  1. Winnie says:

    I picked this one up awhile ago, but also haven’t worn it, hmmm…. Glad I have it though, in case it doesn’t get the votes to ‘bring it back’. Hard to beat RBL’s formula and it’s always a good idea to have a few classic, classy colors in your stash ;-)

  2. Monica says:

    Ooo, love it! I hadn’t considered voting for it in the BiB, but now that I see it, I have some re-thinking to do… Thanks for swatching it!

  3. Jenna says:

    I’m not a huge fan of wine shades but this one does look nice and like it really wears well.

  4. Jessi says:

    I really like this one. It’s sophisticated and pretty. Now my near infinitely long RBL wishlist is even longer!

  5. Elaine says:

    Gorgeous color, and I’m usually not a red/pink person. This color is so rich and sophisticated, I’d vote for it. Love your blog!
    Question: I have many old polishes, I can’t seem to part with them. How do I know which ones are 3 or 4-free or not? Is there anyway to tell on a bottle of polish? thanks again!

    • All Lacquered Up says:

      It depends on the brand. OPI changed the color of the writing on their labels when they made the switch to 3-Free. Bottles with black lettering are in the old formula, ones with green lettering are 3-Free. From what I understand they changed to 4-Free with the Texas collection. Essie made the switch to 3-Free and changed their lettering from black to blue. With other brands, you have to read the ingredients and a lot of times that is listed on the underside of the label, lame I know.

  6. Jordan says:

    I am really so curious what your stash looks like and what’s it gonna look like when your done! I bought a silver wooden closet with drawers in it. But I only have around the 200 colors.

  7. peripatetic33 says:

    i am loving 365 of untireds

  8. Shaina says:

    I don’t usually like wine colors, but this one is amazing!

  9. Faye says:

    This looks lovely! I’ll definitely try it if it comes back. It seems like a great fall color.

    I am sooo happy about the return of Black Russian. I’ve been wanting to try it for ages and can’t find it anywhere for love or money. Thanks to Ji for bringing it back!

  10. Barb says:

    You should have a massive blog sale with the ones you don’t want :)

  11. Suzanne says:

    I love Drifter. This is one of my favorite polishes.

  12. Betty says:

    I think RBL is overrated

  13. Mel says:

    FYI, I’m LOVING the 365 Project. :)

  14. Mary says:

    This is a classy shade. While I don’t wear a lot of red polish, this is one I like. Thanks for swatching it! :)

  15. I think this one is also in my pile of untrieds. I’ll be pulling it out now! I’m always swayed by your pics Michelle!

  16. Stephanie says:

    This was my first Rescue Beauty Lounge polish and I love it. Chic on short nails, indeed ;)

  17. Wenqi says:

    Personally I don’t really like dark shades but this color is just amazing!

  18. What a lovely color! Is it purple? Is it red? I LOVE IT!

  19. Erin says:

    I’ve got to get this color! Red wine is my favorite next to purples and green.

  20. Mc Huggs says:

    Gorgeous! Just Gorgeous! Reminds of a Red wine and Chocolate, LOL Michele looks amazing awesome on your nails, I can understand your tipsy over this color. Something I must have to order from RBL.

    Love,

    Mc Huggs :0

  21. Nane says:

    Please, help me! Where can I find Drifter! I’ve been trying to buy one for days …
    Or, is there any other brand with a similar color?
    Thank you!

  22. Lara says:

    This color reminds me of N.Y.C.’s Manhattan. Perhaps a dupe?

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