Monday, September 26, 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge Piú Mosso

As of a couple years ago, I had no idea what Rescue Beauty Lounge was. Then I fell in with the nail polish crowd at MakeupAlley and started seeing swatches of these high end polishes, and when there was a 5-hour 50% off sale announced in late 2009, I jumped on that and ordered five colors (Scrangie, Mismas, Orbis Non Sufficit, Stormy, and Teal). Since then, I've collected quite a few RBL colors, but it wasn't until late 2010 that I started pre-ordering entire collections as they came out. Yes, it's expensive, but a) free shipping for orders over $100 and b) if I buy them new when they come out, I don't have to jump through hoops to get them later when I find I regret not buying them. (For those of you who remember my pleading for votes for Locavore in the Bring It Back campaign, I will be ordering that extra to give away as soon as that batch of winners is released in October. Recently I got it in my head that I needed to complete my SpongeBob collection and swapped more than one Lippmann to get the one I was missing, Starfish Patrick.) All of which is a long introduction to why I got today's polish: Piú Mosso from the Firebird Collection, which arrived with its three siblings a while back. I feared this would be one of those dark shimmers that looks like a black creme most of the time, which I find to be rather a waste of my time, but I had to get it anyway.

In the bottle, Piú Mosso shows a lot of copper shimmer. The bottle also had a sticker on the side that I don't recall seeing on RBL before; not sure what that's about.



On the nail, most of the shimmer submerges into the blue black base color, but it doesn't disappear entirely even indoors. I used two coats, but could have done only one if I'd been paying attention.







In the sun, the shimmer pops, showing copper and gold and pink flashes.





I like this one, and think it's modern but not stark.

27 comments:

  1. my bottle didn't have that sticker! weird!

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  2. Very pretty. I love a dark nail polish with shimmer :-)

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  3. That is awesome. I like how the SHIMMER is brown instead of the other way around *swoon*

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  4. Hi Karen ! Thanks for the comment ! I kept putting it off as well, but it was actually pretty worth it. Made me sad, and I cried 'cause it was the last film.. Just watch it whenever you feel 'ready' :P

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  5. It looks fabulous! And congrats on completing your collection!

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  6. This looks very nice and unique...!!! I want to see the spongebob collection, NEVER seen it, yes I'm new to this world LOL

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  7. Love that shimmer! I wish I had some RBL polishes! I really feel in love with some of the shades. Especially the Spongebob collection. :D

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  8. I love this color. I don't have any RBLs but this one intrigues me! It's a really unique combo.

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  9. this one has been my favorite of the firebird collection (just out of swatches I've seen!). It's so complex :)

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  10. Oh Karen!! That is an amazing shade! Love it! Your nails are total perfection!

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  11. Oh, wow! That is a glamorous black and copper sparkles polish. Looks great on you too.

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  12. Thats the one Im trying to convince my self to get.. great pictures..

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  13. It is very pretty, I love the shimmer!

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  14. I love your explanation. It's funny because that's what I do. There are a few nail polishes (Mad As A Hatter) that I am kicking myself for not getting. SO I understand completely!


    xoxox

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  15. Aww, that bottle shot is amazing. Someone who figures out how to replicate that on the nail will get all my love. Well... a lot, anyway. :P

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  16. gorgeous, but you must be careful and walk only on sunny side of the street ;-D

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  17. The sticker is new-its a heart and Ji's signature-the creator etc as I'm sure you know! RBL is my favorite brand and that 50% off sale i bought 11!! I hope they do that again this year! I have this color and have yet to try it! But i think it looks cool-plus as you requested-I will be doing a skittles ladybug post soon just for you! And Locavore should NOT have won-that bummed me out!! HAHAHAHA

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  18. I like the colour is great for fall

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  19. Really pretty! Absolutely Not a waste of time!!

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  20. The shimmer in this color is so pretty!

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  21. Thanks, everyone!

    Fingers, why you always gotta be hatin' on the glitta? ;)

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  22. I too am obsessed with RBL - I believe they offer something totally different from the usual. I think this colour looks all kinds of awesome - but confess I did not buy anything from her latest collection.

    I love RBL shimmer - they give such depth to the colour.
    Thank you for this.
    BV

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  23. Hi Karen, I finally posted my swatches and I just have to say it's an amazing polish: thank you again for your kindness :*

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