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.