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Through The Looking Glass with Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian

One of the biggest events of the year in the CLE is, without a doubt, Jump Back Ball. It’s an annual charity event held at Playhouse Square to benefit the not-for-profit performing arts center and all their community education programs. Comprised of six theaters, Playhouse Square is one of the largest performing arts centers outside of NYC. Just one of the reasons I feel very lucky to live in this city.


Each year Jump Back Ball has a different theme and for its 21st birthday it was, “Through The Looking Glass.” Can you think of anything more fun than an Alice In Wonderland themed ball? Being that this was my first time attending, I was ecstatic. Of course that means finding the right dress/shoes/accessories and coming up with a hair, makeup and nail concept. Oh what fun!
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Fall 2011 Nail Polish Trend – Bold Beautiful Blues

Are we stuck in some kind of 2007 nail polish flashback? Did Chanel Blue Satin just launch? First we talked about grey nail polish, now we’re moving onto blue. Those of you who have been reading ALU since way back in its infancy will remember that blue and grey were big nail trends for Fall 2007 and as I approach my fifth year of blogging, it’s like it’s all coming full circle.


The past couple years there has been a greater focus on greyed slate blues and teal but this time around we’re looking at a more true blue range that varies from denim to sapphire to indigo. And as brands have continued to evolve their mixing techniques we are being treated to more unique finishes and sparkle combinations than we’ve seen in the past.
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Rescue Beauty Lounge “L’Oiseau de Feu” Pre-Fall 2011 Collection Review & Swatches

Rescue Beauty Lounge announces L’Oiseau de Feu, Ji Baek’s Pre-Fall collection inspired by the metamorphosis of colors brought on by Hurricane Earl.

rescue beauty lounge L’Oiseau de Feu nail polish collection for pre-fall 2011

“During my St. Barts vacation last August, I felt a frantic energy that I had never before witnessed in that familiar, peaceful paradise. There were scattered chaotic rhythms of energy as Hurricane Earl approached. As the storm unfolded, my inner dramatic stage director’s heart started to beat to the rhythms of Igor Stravinsky’s L’Oiseau de Feu (The Fire Bird). The honking brass section mirrored the hysteria on the island and the wind started to howl irksomely, just like Stravinsky’s French horns and bassoons. I peeked out the door and was mesmerized by the colors of a romantic and moody sky.”

As a former band geek, I even marched for one horrifying football season, I totally get associating music with life’s major events. There are certain songs or pieces of music that throw me back into another time and place, even for just a split second. Having been caught in a water spout on my parents’ sail boat, I can’t imagine letting go of the fear to hear the music in a storm but reading Ji’s take on her experience with Hurricane Earl, you can almost see the notes as she describes her latest nail polish collection.

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ALU’s 365 of Untrieds – Rescue Beauty Lounge Glamourpuss

rescue beauty lounge glamourpuss 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.I decided to follow up yesterday’s post about RBL Drifter with another contender in the Bring It Back vote, Rescue Beauty Lounge Glamourpuss.

You may remember that back in October, just before the big RBL sale, that I mentioned wanting a bottle of Glamourpuss in my sale order.  Well, you naughty little minxes beat me to the punch and the color was sold out before I could get my order in.  Fortunately, a friend was kind enough to gift me with a bottle and it’s taken me until now to use it.  Let’s take a gander, shall we?

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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…

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