Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge - Smitten

Today I saw this post by Michelle at ALU about Rescue Beauty Lounge's new Spring 2011 collection and my instant reaction was "ohhhhhhhh I must own these!"

And then I remembered that a couple of months ago I went through a bit of an RBL craze and purchased quite a few polishes from the RBL collection... When I saw a few, I mean this many.....

I know... I'm insane.... I don't know why I bought so many.... They are so expensive and I am still paying them off my credit card... But since I have them, I thought that I should give them some more love on my blog, since I haven't really swatched a lot of the colours... And no, I will not be buying the new collection... Even though that dusty lavender is to die for... 

Getting back on track,  today I have Smitten on my nails which is light pink creme. Ji calls it a "light lilac pink creme" on her site, but I'm not seeing the lilac.

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This polish is a gorgeous colour, but application wasn't great. Being such an opaque creme, it was really streaky, even on the second coat, so I had to add a third. Because the polish is a bit on the thick side, the third coat made my nails look kind of lumpy.

Despite these issues, after a coat of Poshe, it actually dried quite evenly and the end result is fantastic. You can still see some patches in the photos, but you can't see these on my nails. I have a bit of a tan at the moment and Smitten looks fantastic against my skin, so maybe I'm a little biased!

What do you think of this colour?

Before I sign off, just a quick reminder that there are only a few more hours left to get your name down for my NARS Zulu Giveaway, so make sure you check it out! x


  1. These 2 look amazing on you! I too was at a craze with RBL. I'm not impressed with the new collection. I have ones that are close and that's good enough for me. Lol! :)

  2. Wow, not that's a nice collection! :) How about a RBL month? :D

  3. I think its so pretty!!
    U have nice shape of nail.

    xoxo ;*

  4. Wow, that is a lot of RBLs! I'm jealous. :) Also, Ulmiel's idea of an RBL month sounds perfect to me!

  5. OMG Carina!! If I was your DH I would put u over my knee and smack your bottom VERY HARD!

  6. Omg, I just had to clutch my pearls. So many RBLs!

    But you're right, Smitten looks amazing with your skin and on your nail shape. Which is perfect, by the way. ^_^


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