Rescue Beauty Lounge ‘Orbis Non Sufficit’: The Rundown

For years, my idea of the ultimate hunter green color was that featured on the pages of Ralph Lauren photo spreads I would read in Vogue and Elle magazines as a teenager. Now that perfect hunter green color is available in a nail polish.

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Close up of Orbis Non Sufficit

Orbis Non Sufficit, part of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s BIB2 event, is the perfect hunter green cream. Created by Steph of ThePolishAddict and brought to life by Ji Baek, it is described as a ‘moody greyed out combat green’. It is the gray undertones that make this color such a fabulous match for my cool skin tone. Most hunter greens have too much yellow in it (thus making the color turn to pot against my strong red undertones) but not this. It is much more opaque than NARS Zulu, duskier than China Glaze’s Holly-Day, and less emerald than The Balm’s Jade in the USA. This is a very fashion-forward yet wearable shade that would not overshadow a conservative outfit nor dull the edge when wearing something more daring. Versatility of wear is a strong point when it comes to this color.

This color is opaque within one coat but for longevity I use two coats. The color flows smoothly from the brush without any skips or ‘trace’ when painting the nail. Drying time is a bit slow but I use either Illamaqua quick drying top coat or MAC Overlacquer only to quick dry RBL polishes without any mass bubbling or shrinkage. RBL polishes are best used with the Treatment System they offer but the formula is formidable on its own.

As with all RBL polishes I own so far, I get a little over a week of wear with this and only minimal tip wear. Cost per bottle is $18 and free domestic shipping is offered for orders over $100 ($200 for international orders) at RescueBeauty.com. Remember, Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are 5-Free and Made in the USA.

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Orbis Non Sufficit by Rescue Beauty Lounge. A wonderful hunter green creme for us cool-toned gals.

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China Glaze 'Holly-Day', RBL Orbis Non Sufficit, TheBalm Jade In The USA

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Rescue Beauty Lounge ‘Mismas’: The Rundown

As an unapologetic lover of all things Prince, purple nail polish is a must in my collection. Purple is edgy, regal and hardly ever fails to turn heads. Now imagine, if you will, this all in a creme form from the luxury nail polish company Rescue Beauty Lounge.

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Created by Michelle of All Lacquered Up and brought to life by Ji Baek, Mismas is a beautiful and vivid purple creme that sits right on the fence blue-purple and red-purple. Illamasqua Faux Pas is ‘dustier’ and has a flat finish (rubber) and SpaRitual Illume leans more violet. This color is opaque in one coat and you could pretty much get away with it. Application is smooth, the formula is not too thick or too thin, and the color on your nails is pretty much what you see in the bottle. My personal preference is for RBL’s Purple Haze as it leans more violet than Mismas but that is based on color, not performance. I just find Purple Haze more complimentary to my coloring. Still, it is a purple polish and being so I had to have it.

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Close-up of Mismas--crazy fun purple!

As with all RBL polishes I own so far, I get a little over a week of wear with this and only minimal tip wear. Cost per bottle is $18 and free domestic shipping is offered for orders over $100 ($200 for international orders) at RescueBeauty.com. Remember, Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are 5-Free and Made in the USA.

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From left: SpaRitual Illume, Rescue Beauty Lounge Mismas, Illamasqua Faux Pas

Rescue Beauty Lounge ‘Scrangie’: The Rundown

Scrangie.

The myth, the legend, the legendary myth in a bottle of Rescue Beauty Lounge of the same name.  Crazy RBLs hoard it, scalpers fence it on eBay, others lust after pictures of it and speak of its legendary color.  And at long last, thanks to a second round of BIB voting, I now possess this color that has no equal.

Yes, it is that amazing.

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The awesomeness that is 'Scrangie' by Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL)

Conceptualized by Scrangie (a totally awesome nail blogger) and brought to life by Ji Baek, this is a purple color with blue-green iridescent shimmer that mimics the sheen of a beetle’s wing.  While I love that inspiration, the color reminds me of some crazy Wet ‘N Wild color nail polish that I *had* to have in high school and was all the rage.  Prince references aside, wearing shimmery purple nail polish meant you were on the edge of fashion.  Edgy like big hair, neon tights and mixing soda and Pop Rocks.

But I digress.

This color goes on a bit sheer but builds up quickly.  My swatches here show two coats and but as I love intense color I’d most likely go for three. No matter how many coats you use it is still stunningly beautiful.  Wearing this color outside in bright light brings out the blue shimmer effect–just like a beetle in flight.

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The beautiful shimmer of a beetle's wing...now in nail polish form.

As with all RBL polishes I own so far, I get a little over a week of wear with this and only minimal tip wear. As I work in IT I type a LOT (over 120wpm) so while I do expect my nail polish to wear at the tips, shattering and sending dangerous shards of nail polish isn’t something that happens with RBL. In other words, no chipping. Cost per bottle is $18 and free domestic shipping is offered for orders over $100 ($200 for international orders) at RescueBeauty.com.  Remember, Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are 5-Free and Made in the USA.

So are you totally lemming for this? You should be. But don’t wait too long to purchase. Word on the ‘street is this may be Scrangie’s last ‘release’ so get it at retail while you can.  She who hesitates will wind up auction sniping.