Saturday, March 6, 2010

Half price, fully awesome.

I'm hoping to hang out with my BFF today, as well as get work, laundry, cleaning, taxes, mail, etc. done so this is gonna be quick!

I *finally* received Rescue Beauty Lounge Teal off of back-order from the 50% off sale in December!!! Yay!!

And it's luscious.....

L: Sunlight, R: Shade

Teal looks like a lake at night under a quiet, clear, starry sky - just the moment before you jump in for skinny dipping. There is something really special about this colour - yeah, it's kind of a vampy and looks pretty dark, but most people around pull the red-toned vamp look, whereas the teal hue is a bit of a subversive surprise. And it looks lovely on my Homer-Simpson-yellow skin! (Plus I have a scarf that matches it...and a wall in my apartment...and eyeliner...and...well lots of things.) For me it's an instant classic - one of my favourite colours ever.

Application is the reason I splurge on these - 1.5 coats. (i.e. Covers almost everything in 1 coat - a couple nails *cough* thumbs *cough* needed a second.) Easy to control, highly pigmented, and shiny. And I have no doubt that like my other RBLs, it will last longer than my attention span. *swoon*

You guys probably already know my insane love for RBLs. D:) posted recently about her more negative experiences and it just reminds me how crazy it is what different body chemistry does to polish! I guess I'm just lucky that it works for me? That's why I love being a part of this blog though - you get different perspectives from different ladies with different body chemistry, nail length, skin tone and taste!

What do you guys think of RBL: love/hate/indifferent/too much $$/worth it/lame?

Also, just wanted to do a quick shout-out to our followers - we just hit 400 and I think that's amazing!! Thanks to everyone who keeps reading/following our blog - you may see it as no big deal, but to us it's huge!! And as always, I love reading your comments. I hope you're all having a great weekend!


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augusta said...

first , congrats on getting 400 subs!!!

as for rbl, i dont own any...yet. i was tempted when she had that 50% sale in december (i would have only bought scrangie anyways- still kicking myself for that). i may by mismas and a blue creme.

Rhea said...

congratz on 400 subbies!!!!

~Elizabeth aka Lacquered Lizard said...

Congrats on 400! And you said exactly why I read this one, for the different perspectives.
Don't own any RBL and that sale hit at a bad time for me, I hope there will be another one sometime this year, I am getting ready for it. The "clearance" sale had one color I actually liked, so it wasn't worth it. If ever I am in NYC again, I'm going to the Lounge!

Heidi said...

I love looking at the pics, but as of yet, I haven't seen one that makes me want to cough up *that* much money for one.

gildedangel said...

Very pretty!

Laura said...

I love my bottle of Mismas, but if CG Grape Pop had come out first, I would have purchased it instead. The high cost just doesn't justify it to me.

JacieO said...

It costs an insane $40 to post to Australia so, really, it's only when they are on sale for half price that I buy enough to justify the postage.

But I really do love the formula. It's glorious.

kittytokaren said...

Thanks ladies!!

@augusta - mismas is awesome - 1 coater! and dead calm is the perfect blue creme in my opinion.

@Lizard - There is another RBL 50% off sale happening in November. (Seems so far away..) I didn't get the clearance set either....

@Heidi - They are definitely pricey - even at half off with shipping it comes to quite a bit. I was in a splurging mood when I got my first ones. My collection isn't huge at all, but the reason I keep buying them is the wear. Maybe if theres a colour that speaks to you and is really unique you can try it! :)

@gilded - thanks friend!

@Laura - I love Mismas too - Grape Pop is super similar though. I've already decided that when this bottle is done I'll buy Grape Pop as a replacement.

@JacieO - Ugh their intl shipping is terrible. Ji said she's working on it but gotta be kidding! Which ones did you get at the 50% off sale??

<3 kittytokaren

daydream222 said...

I'd gladly pay $18 again for Teal. It is AMAZING. Greens look fantastic with your skin tone.

kittytokaren said...

@daydream222 - Thanks!! I'd consider this more of a blue..but thats because I'm afraid of greens! Haha I'm lame... I paid $9 for Teal, but you know what, I'd pay $18. Application + color = total win. I'm glad someone agrees with me!!

svennika said...

int'l shipping sucks, so I don't own any RBL (yet) - might splurge the next time I'm in NYC though, really like teal ;o)

Arrianne said...

Holy shit! I think I would have died already worrying about when that polish was gonna come in. It's almost worth waiting that long...almost.

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