In the department of old news, today I have swatches of the four polishes in Rescue Beauty Lounge's fall 2010 collection, inspired by the "Real Housewives of the Tudor Dynasty". The wives of Henry VIII and I go way back; I played Anne Boleyn in a school pageant in 6th grade, decades before the Tudors series on Showtime or The Other Boleyn Girl book and movie, so there was no way I was passing on Anne from this RBL collection. Catherine was purple, so I needed that one, and Catherine H. was an unusual blue rumored to have no dupe, so that went on my shopping list, and as long as I was getting three of the collection I might as well get Jane and not break up the set. I got in on the pre-order for these, so I've had them since mid-September yet only got around to trying them now. All swatches are two coats, no top coat; as always click on the pics to see bigger (and for these, to see all the colors in the shimmer).
Here's Jane, the quietest of the four. She's a putty color with a very subtle shimmer. On me, she pulls toward the brown side, though I've seen pictures showing that she looks more grey on some people. Because the shimmer was so subtle indoors, I took Jane outside in the sun (third pic below) and the sparkles were very pretty though still rather subtle.
Catherine H. is next; she's a slate blue with brighter blue and purple shimmer.
Just plain Catherine is the deep plum shimmer; she's very rich looking with the deep base color and gold, blue, and bright purple shimmer.
Finally here's Anne; she's got a deep green base with gold, bright olive, and bright purple shimmer—very complex and very pretty.
I don't think there's a bad one in this bunch. I like Anne and Catherine the most and Jane the least, though I can think of situations where Jane would hit the spot perfectly. I can't imagine why I left these in my untrieds for so long.