Friday, May 10, 2013

Rescue Beauty Lounge Thank You Swatch/Review

Hey guys! I had a little bit of time earlier this week to swatch, so I should have some stuff coming for you within the next week or so (hopefully!). The book project is going well (albeit a little stressful) but I'm so excited to see the end result! But today I have swatches of one of Rescue Beauty Lounge's newest shades, called Thank You.

Thank You is a very soft faded pink with purple shimmer and I used two coats here for this mani. I love almost every single RBL shade that I own and this one is no exception. The formula was good, but frustrating. You see, RBL has a different formula than most other polish and doesn't play well with any of my regular base coats. It requires some patience. RBL makes their own base coat (which is rather expensive for me to justify at the moment) so I purchased Essie's ridge filling base coat, which I've heard is similar. It works much better than my regulars, but still not perfect. Just a little FYI!

But anyway, there you have it. Although this shade isn't something I generally would wear, I'm a huge fan of it and will definitely wear it often.

What's your favorite RBL shade? Do you have issues with the formula too?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Jenna's Prom Nails!

Good morning everyone! I haven't done anything interesting with my nails lately, so I thought I'd post the nails I did for my sister's senior prom over the week. Jenna sent me this photo from @noemihk on Instagram and asked if I could recreate it to match her dress and I said "of course!"

We started out with one coat of Zoya Trixie to get a pretty solid silver base down and then I used three coats of OPI Which is Witch for more bling.

Once that was completely dry, I slowly and carefully painted the white sections using Milani White on the Spot with the brush from the polish. I used Zoya Ibiza for the navy blue and used a striping brush to paint those sections. That was the painstaking part!

And here is the beautiful little lady all dressed up! It seriously shouldn't be legal to be this good looking...

I absolutely loved her hair. She has the longest, thickest hair I've ever seen and it looked amazing.

And here's a shot of the front of her dress. She picked a good one!

Are you going to prom this year? Or, if you're not quite so young, did you go to your senior prom? What do you remember most? My prom was rather boring, unfortunately!