Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rescue Beauty Lounge Surfer Girl - Spring 2010

360, Bangin', Diddy Mow

Mornin' lovelies! How are we!? Today I am bringing you some yummy swatches of Rescue Beauty Lounge's upcoming Spring Collection. It is called the Surfer Girl Collection and the inspiration for Ji Baek was Proenza Schouler's surfer-influenced Spring 2010 RTW Collection.

Ji Baek: What I loved about the show was the cool, breezy attitude of the models and the clothes. There was a sense that they'd just put down their surfboards and slipped on their runway dresses, with minimal makeup and salt-styled beach hair.

Quotes like that make me love these colors a bit more. They evoke this feeling of the beach and I don't love my hair more than when it is naturally tousled and textured with salt water. I even brought home a big bottle of the Pacific with me from California when I went there in 2006 so I could spray it on my hair!

360 - This is a grayed blue; slate blue, if you will. I am going to call it a creme, but it has a smidgen of silver shimmer in it. It gets its name from a move where the surfer and board spin 360 degrees on the face of a wave. I found this color very flattering against my warm/reddish skin and also very calming and serene. This is very beautiful.

Bangin' - I love the name of this polish. I said in the summer when I posted LA Girl Rockstar colors that "Head Banging" should have been "Head Bangin' ", but what do I know?! Anyway, this is a bright and very bold red creme with a bit of orange/coral tinge to it. I think this color would flatter most and would look incredible with any outfit. At first it reminded me of Sally Hansen - Caribbean Coral, but Bangin' isn't as obnoxiously bright as that one.

Diddy Mow - This is my favorite of the collection. Apparently "diddy mow" is a surf term for a harsh wipe out. Ji Baek describes this as, "the color of sand through sea water, the moment before you eat it!" That is quite the awesome description! This is a greenish-gray and I adore it. I adore it for it's uniqueness and for the way I can't stop looking at it! I am wearing it right now and I keep looking at my nails instead of typing! It has a very slight, hidden shimmer but even less than 360. It actually appears to me, and maybe it's just the topcoat, that it has this all over very slight, shimmery sheen. It's not really like a shimmer, but like my topcoat is cloudy. Maybe that is all it is. HAHA! This color, although having nothing to do with surfing, reminds me of my dad. I think because I am picturing a jacket he has that is the same color. Inspiration can be found in our fathers' closets I guess!

I am not really supposed to comment on the formula since the press release says all press samples are not RBL's formula, only used as color reference. But these were smooth as usual and nearly perfect in one coat. All swatches are two coats.

The Surfer Girl Collection can be found on Rescue Beauty Nail Polish and will be available sometime in March or April 2010.

What do you think? :c)

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  1. Diddy is different. The other two don't look very "new". Not going on my list...

  2. i really want 360....bangin is tempting too
    btw i always really love your swatches!
    <3 kittytokaren

  3. I can't wait for these to be released! They're Gorgeous!

  4. Diddy Mow will be miiiiiiiine! 360 looks turquoise on all of the swatches I've seen, but everyone describes it as a gray-blue...?

  5. 360 and Diddy Mow: OMG!!!! They are so awesome. Great swatches, btw. :)

  6. Why, oh why do I always fall in love with $18 nail polish?
    Great swatches. RBL needs to thank you, as I now have 3 SERIOUS lemmings.