Posts tagged ‘Rescue Beauty Lounge’

Spooky series: moody autumnal skies

Risqué Silver Shine, Bonita Dying to Party, Essence Urban Messages TE Skyscraper

A-England Cathy, Essence Crystalliced TE It’s a Snow-woman’s World, Impala Novo 70 Boho Chic, Essence C&G Grey-t to Be Here

Essence Vintage District TE Get Arty, Essence Crystalliced TE Iced Age Reloaded

Nails Inc. Ballet Sheers Covent Garden Ballet, Impala Cores do Oceano Agua Viva, Orly Sweet Dreams, Layla Softouch Effect 03

Scherer Chameleon Hula, OPI Yokohama Twilight

Revlon Smoldering, Colorama Abre Alas, Colorama Misteriosa Turquia Lua Crescente

All swatches above, two coats

Kiko Quick Dry 849, Dance Legend Mist Way Collection 09 Hedgehog in the Fog, Illamasqua Raindrops, Sinful Colors Kylie Trend Matters Shimmer Matte Angel Magik Touch

Rescue Beauty Lounge Morning Light, Sinful Colors Kylie Trend Matters Demi Matte Velvet Kurtsey

Icing by Claire’s unnamed 1/4 of a mini set, Orly Pixie Dust, OPI I Don’t Give a Rotterdam

Essence Beauty Beats TE As Long as You Love Me, Sinful Shine Kylie Signature Collection King Kylie Slay Grey, Colorama Hypnose

All swatches 2-3 coats

xx blueberry milk tea

In the red — a teaser

Overwhelmed not only me, but my camera!

What a sight, what a task …

Organized by brand.

Once I get my hands on some sticks, I’ll swatch first by brand, then move the sticks around by shade as I have them in my drawer.

Yes, that drawer is on the verge of collapse! 🙂

Can never do these bottles justice.  They’re so much more beautiful in person.

Dior Lucky, Glory, Tie & Dye, Star, Pandore

Chanel Dragon, Coromandel, Lotus Rouge, Barcelona Red

Deborah Lippmann Sexyback, It’s Raining Men, Girls Jessa

Givenchy Carmin Escarpin

Rescue Beauty Lounge Gondoliere

Paul & Joe Annatto, Paprika

The bottom row, above, consists of flashy sparklers:

L’Apogee Be Happy Delicia

OPI You Only Live Twice, Ali’s Big Break

Dance Legend Red Show 06, 07, 09

Estee Lauder Fiery Hot

Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune # plum glitz

Misa Forgive, Forget, For Me I Will

Uslu Airlines KBJ Kings Canyon

Orly Precisely Poppy

American Apparel Lipstick

Sation Pink Fury, Baron Red

NYC Pink Promenade Crème, Times Square

CQ Pink Candy, Crème Berry, Cardinal

Revlon – Colorstay Delicious, Fearless, Revlon Red

Nails Inc. Festival Hyde Park, Kensington High Street

Barry M Raspberry

SH Insta-Dri Quick Fire, Ablazing!, Sonic Bloom, Rapid Red

SH X-treme Wear Heritage Red

Next up, a brand row-by-row with higher quality photos 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea

More Mavala reds on the way from Canada, and I’ve since realized I forgot to raid my Asian drawer for the above photos …

Fierce greens: peas, shoots & leaves

Above + below: 1x

Directly above + all below:  2-3x

Formula X for Sephora – Luscious

Kiko – Quick Dry 851

OPI New Orleans – I’m Sooo Swamped

Sally Girl – Doup

Rescue Beauty Lounge – Become One

SHXW – Green Thumb

Background, Elle U.S. edition, April 2016 editorial “Neutral Zone”

xx blueberry milk tea

happy spring!

Comparisons: Essie Spring 2016 Lounge Lover

I went about creating this post rather cinematically, albeit without the luxury of a lighting budget + skilled technicians 🙂

It was kind of cool to do things out of order (confusing even myself in the process), then having it all pan out in the end.

SONY DSC

The titles 🙂

Last night, I developed the concept around the main actors and chose the supporting roles and bit parts.

This morning, I wrote the script, devoted myself to hair, makeup and stage direction, while haphazardly location scouting wherever I could find (barely) sufficient light.

Then, very out of character, I swiftly and decisively chose the set: my March Birchbox, gift from a thoughtful friend.

Scene One:  Essie Poolside Service, Nails Inc. Green Park, Kiko 346, RBL The Mosses Mar

All, 2x

Scene Two:  Kiko 347, Essie Off Tropic, Nails Inc. Bruton Mews, RBL Recycle

All, 2x

Nails Inc. Bruton Mews is jelly-ish at first coat, a la Nars Zulu.  She’s wearing two here.

The bridge between the two scenes:

Deborah Lippmann Girls – Hannah, Floss Gloss Faded, ChG Take a Hike, RBL Orbis Non Sufficit

All, 2x.

Hannah, third from left, is much sheerer than her sisters at the first coat.

She’s cushy and crelly, while Floss Gloss Faded (fourth from left) is darker and opaque at one coat (but I gave her two).

The cast thus far, from left:

Essie – Poolside Service

Nails Inc. – Green Park

Kiko 346

RBL The Mosses Mar

DL Girls – Hannah

Floss Gloss – Faded

China Glaze – Take a Hike

RBL Orbis Non Sufficit

Kiko 347

Essie – Off Tropic

Nails Inc. – Bruton Mews

RBL Recycle

My original intent was to sandwich the two principal actors and their scenes with a couple of doppelganger Scherer CQ varnishes:  Corduroy and Slate.

Above:

1 – Scherer CQ Corduroy, 3x – thin first coat, then load brush for *each stroke* on 2nd and 3rd coats

2 – Essie Poolside Service, 2x

3 – Nails Inc. Green Park, 2x

4 – Kiko 346, 2x

5 – RBL The Mosses Mar, 2x

However, Slate’s agent informed that she was temporarily indisposed and rained in at the varnish warehouse.

So I called on another readily available drugstore varnish to read for Slate on the tail end:  Sinful Colors Calypso.

Calypso leans bluer than Slate, and is opaque at one coat.

1 – China Glaze Take a Hike, 2x

2 – RBL Orbis Non Sufficit, 2x

3 – Kiko 347, 2x

4 – Essie Off Tropic, 2x

5 – Nails Inc. Bruton Mews, 2x

6 – RBL Recycle, 2x

7 – Sinful Colors Calypso, 1x

Essie Poolside Service is second from left, starting from greens.

Essie Off Tropic is fourth from right, starting from greens.

Brown monkey-man holos:  paparazzi 🙂

xx blueberry milk tea (in the director’s chair)

Comparisons: Chanel Rose Fusion + Sweet Star

A continuation of this Rich Girl, Poor Girl … I didn’t want to make that post too long 🙂

Sephora Collection Killer Trendsetter

Chanel 73 Violette

Rimmel Play Fast Cat Fight

RBL Pretty Gritty

Top Beauty Esquenta Chocolate Quente

Etude House PP904 Mystic Purple

Color Club Port-folio (my bottle looks darker than others I’ve seen which have been compared to Zoya Adina … mine looks closer to Zoya Ki on the nail wheel, too!)

Catrice 620 Captain Sparrow’s Boat

The new comparison chips (Chanel x 2 + SH are 3x each) are 2x each …

Well, Brazilian ladies … it appears you have your own “poor girl” version of the Chanels in Top Beauty Esquenta Chocolate Quente!

xx blueberry milk tea

Spooky series: murky, mossy sparkle + shimmer comparisons

The last, first:  this drugstore trio was asleep in the crypt and I only discovered and dusted them off after filling up the main daisy below.

1 – F21 L&B Grey

2 – Essie Armed & Ready, slightly Franck-ened to more closely resemble RBL Anne

3 – Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne

4 – Catrice Khaki Perry

5 – Nicole by OPI Sea How Far You Go

6 – Color Club Snakeskin

Above and below, 3x each

7 – A England Love is Enough

8 – The Face Shop Face It GR502

9 – Sinful Colours Vintage

10 – Catrice I’m A Star…

11 – WnW I Moss Have It

12 – Zoya Edyta

Above and below, 2-3x each

13 – Color Club Nouveau Vintage

14 – Orly Color Blast Sleeping Death, half of boxed Disney Villains duo

15 – Revlon Top Speed Mistletoe

16 – Hard Candy Crush on Tin

17 – Formula X for Sephora Extraterrestrial

18 – Essence Vampire’s Love TE – Gold Old Buffy

Above and below, 2x each

1 – F21 L&B Grey

2 – Essie Armed & Ready, slightly Franck-ened to more closely resemble RBL Anne

3 – Rescue Beauty Lounge Anne

4 – Catrice Khaki Perry

5 – Nicole by OPI Sea How Far You Go

6 – Color Club Snakeskin

7 – A England Love is Enough

8 – The Face Shop Face It GR502

9 – Sinful Colours Vintage

10 – Catrice I’m A Star…

11 – WnW I Moss Have It

12 – Zoya Edyta

13 – Color Club Nouveau Vintage

14 – Orly Color Blast Sleeping Death, half of boxed Disney Villains duo

15 – Revlon Top Speed Mistletoe

16 – Hard Candy Crush on Tin

17 – Formula X for Sephora Extraterrestrial

18 – Essence Vampire’s Love TE – Gold Old Buffy

xx boo! berry milk tea

New in: stocking up on greens for Fall

3x each

Background is the back cover of Nail Book:  Cute & Short Nail E-Mook, published by Takarajimasha, June 2015

xx blueberry milk tea