Sunday, January 25, 2015

Nail Art Weekend: Glitter for Painful Nail Days

Well, you know what they say about wanting what you can't have,
you'll want it even more.
Exactly what happens when your nail hurts with remover,
but you have that crazy urge to use all the glitters.
And in this instance,
I have 3 RBL glitters that I had wanted so badly to use.
So what do I do?
I end up with a glitter dry brush nail art for one of them.
At least it won't be a full-force painful glitter removal deal.
RBL Recycle,
2 coats + HK Girl TC.
Glorious deep pine crème
Locavore dry-brushed and then topped with HK Girl TC.
I suspect Locavore can be pretty versatile and go with other colours,
but unfortunately, testing that hypothesis will have to wait.
Removal was still a bitch.


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Rescue Beauty Lounge Week: The Purple Week

Well, pictures this week may be slightly marred.
I painfully busted a hang nail on the ring finger of my swatch hand.
I've been waiting for it to scab over
so that I could at least use remover without screaming the house down.
Which is today.
I just hope you guys can deal with a little bit of a fleshy mess.
RBL Fan Collection 2.0,
3 coats + HK Girl TC.
Another stunner from RBL that I wasn't expecting to like so much.
The base colour actually reminds me of a Nubar duochrome I have;
a dusky purple that greys at the edges.
What was unexpected,
was the lovely coppery-gold flecks that gives this polish an added glow.
Mismas was part of the very first RBL Blogger collection,
and one of those that got me started and hooked onto RBL crèmes.
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Mismas is supposed to be a deep purple crème.
Unfortunately, one reason why you hardly see purples,
especially purples crèmes on this blog,
is because my camera just warps the colour.
And since I don't photoshop,
I never really bothered to post a lot of my purples up.
Anatomy of a #KDrama collection,
Will They, Won't They,
3 coats + HK Girl TC.
Another stunner from RBL.
Muted lavender with blue-green flecks.
To sum it up, really to-die-for.
I just hope you guys have these in your RBL collection.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Rescue Beauty Lounge Week: Fugly Spots

I have to add a disclaimer today:
Today's featured nail art looks a hell lot better in real life than in these pictures.
That's the unfortunate downside of working in the shopping district,
there's just no good enough place to take photos of your nails at work.
Anyway. You just have to take my word for this.
It really does look damn good.
In fact, I had someone (who swears by salon gel manicures)
ask me if I had finally decided to get myself a gel manicure.
Oh! And before I forget! I have to give credit.
This was a design I saw on Pinterest and just had to replicate.
Here's the link to the design I chanced on.
And here's my version of it:
Can you believe I free-handed those French tips?
I'm astounded myself.
It's been a long long time since I free-handed tips,
and I didn't think they would come out so nice!
Polish used here is RBL Footpath,
which is a seriously awesome colour for nail art in my humble opinion.
I'll get around to a proper swatch of it soon this weekend.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rescue Beauty Lounge Week: Shades of Blue

RBL Surf's Up Collection,
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Ok, I'm beating myself up over why I've been hiding my RBLs.
360 is just gorgeous!
Blue-grey that's just weathered/muted perfectly,
and with a hint of shimmer-sheen going on.
Small, Dim, Summer Stars,
released as part of the A Poem Collection.
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Blue and purple flecks in a blackened base.
This is another stunner!
I swear I didn't think it would look this beautiful when I first saw it in the bottle.
In fact, my first thought was that it might have to go into the purge bin!
It really looks like stars in the sky!
Just too gorgeous
And the last one for today,
and one of the first RBL polishes I owned:
2 coats + Seche Vite TC.
Teal isn't so much teal on me (haha),
but its my perfect shade of navy blue.
This one is actually a one-coater,
but I did two anyway.
Love this to bits too.
I'm on a RBL kick already,
and I'm thinking I might extend this brand week to more than a week...


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