Saturday, 20 February 2010

day one hundred and sixty eight, rgb buff

today is the LAST DAY TO ENTER giveaway where you can win TEN bottles of nail polish!!! (winner is announced in tomorrow's post)

RGB cosmetics are a new brand, i only heard about them 5ish months ago, their polishes are only available in the USA, i don't know if they are stocked in stores but you can buy from their website or other etailers (i personally used a site called...blackbird...or bluebird, i can't recall, because the rgb site was sold out of one colour i wanted to try) and they cost $14 each for .40oz/12mL. they are big 3 free

this is a tough one because there are some really good and really bad things about this polish...i'll start with the good!

the goods: i loved the colour, not quite a perfect mannequin hands shade but a really cool milky, ecru kind of colour. think cafe au lait (which is 1/2 coffee, 1/2 steamed milk..thank you starbucks for teaching me the ins and outs of coffee even thought you were lame employers in the UK) type colour. just orignal, unique...totally getting lots of points on innovative colours! i also liked the application, the consistency of the polish was really nice. the bottle lid is very short so you can have a lot of control over how you are applying the polish

the bads: opacity. this is probably a polish that is meant to be sheer and worn sheer...but you guys know I HATE THAT. so i was determined to get to full opacity...but it took me about 12 coats. the only good thing is that it didn't look like 12 coats. i wish there was a way to increase opacity in a finished polish!!!! also...i was using THICK coats to try and improve opacity...but it didn't help. it is important to say that i was waiting between coats for it to dry (well, about a minute or two) between coats and even so...all the layers made it incredibly hard to handle, tough to dry and incredibly delicate. i was trying to remove nail polish from around my cuticles and the nail polish sort of tore off. it didn't kind of fell away because it never completely hardened and dried despite an effective quick-dry topcoat AND quick-dry drops.

all in all...i don't know. i really love the colour but i hate the effort it took to achieve. i have 5 or 6 other RGB polishes to try and none of them are this tricky type of colour, they were meant to be opaque and hopefully they will be!

lacquerized is having an H&M polish giveaway!!!

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Blogger gildedangel said...

Pretty color!

20 February 2010 at 19:26  
Blogger jaljen said...

Horrid formula. Does not encourage me to seek out RBL.

20 February 2010 at 20:13  
Blogger SEH said...

RGB is not to be confused with RBL (rescue beauty lounge!)! this is a tricky shade to nail so i give the company props for effort

20 February 2010 at 20:21  
Blogger Iva said...

OHHHHH LOVE this color!! its fabulous!!

22 February 2010 at 20:08  

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