Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 3 ~ RBL Catherine H
Posted January 27, 2013on:
This is week 3 for our Nail Polish Lottery Club. 27Jan2013 . This has been such a fun experience and I want to thank all of you who have joined with us. Each and every one of you is a valuable and integral part of this “club”.
For those of you new to my blog, first of all Welcome and secondly, the Nail Polish Lottery Club was the brilliant idea of my friend Diana. You can find her here and her great blog here. The basic idea is that we want to wear our polish we have in our collections. We don’t want to hoard it, we don’t want to ‘collect’ it, we want to wear it.. Initially, here on my blog I would do what I called Sunday Series where I would wear a polish from my collection that I’d never worn before. This series morphed into 50 Shades of Sunday, which was fun for last summer but as the book ran its course so did my series. This is when Diana came up with the idea of using random.org to chose a nail polish to wear. So we all got busy and made spread sheets of our collections, including a numbered spread sheet of un-trieds. Really, this sounds way more daunting than it actual was to do. Once we had the highest number of un-trieds, I believe that number is 194, and no it’s not my number, Diana used random.org, put in 1-194 to generate a random number.
Rescue Beauty Lounge Catherine H LE is my number 79. I bought this polish last fall when I went a bit mad buying nail polish as if it was suddenly going to become illegal. I was curious about this polish and was very happy to try it this week. I’ve had it on for a few days now and I must say I am a bit disappointed in this one from RBL. These polishes are of the highest quality, made in small batches and the colors are supposed to be unique. I do not find anything unique about this color, on the nail it is a med blue. In the bottle there is all sorts of pink shimmer but unfortunately that pink shimmer does not transfer to the nail.
The other hand is just as bad. For a polish whose company takes great pains to make them so unique and such high quality, I think this was a real fail. I’ve been reading some other blogs about this same polish today. RBL has a handful of a few select bloggers she will provide with free polish to review her collections. Of course, those reviews are beyond positive. . You’d think Moses himself came back to make these great and wonderful polishes. But the funny thing was, when I was reading other, well respected bloggers who have tried the polish their feelings of it were pretty much like mine, which is meh. I am glad I have these 2 polishes from RBL (I did a color comparison of RBL Insouciant v. Sally Hansen Greige™Gardens. You can find that review here.
I really do not want this to be a negative review but I have to be honest in my findings. I mean, you guys can see in the pictures the tip wear and the color.
I am happy to have these 2 as part of my collection but I will not be buying any more RBL polishes. They are expensive $18-20 for a .4 oz bottle , which you know me, I’ll buy a bottle of $28 CHANEL – at the drop of a credit card, it’s not the money so much as the quality, I just don’t see it, and as far as the uniqueness of their colors, again I just don’t t see it. I really don’t get the whole cult following, people calling themselves ReBeLs just to have all the different colors.? It’s obvious that even though a color such as Catherine H Limited Edition I featured today is supposed to be gone when it’s all sold out. But this polish has sold out , more than once. So even if there is a polish form RBL you are dying to have, just wait a few months, it will be available again. Catherine H LE can be found here and sells for $18.
Let me know if you have any RBL polish, do you like it, love it, have to have it? I’m curious what your experience has been with it. please let me know in the comments below.
💅 As always, thanks so much for stopping by.