RBL Electro Glacier “This dream color would be an icy pastel blue/green with magical iridescent sparkles. It would be light and bright, never described as muted or dusty. More blue than Aqua Lily, and much lighter than Faraway, it is closer to the color of Bikini Bottom, but striking and opaque. I imagine the sparkle effect to be along the lines of Scrangie and NailsandNoms. Tiny, yet highly effective.” — Ashley’s #want
Electro Glacier was the most challenging of the collection, requiring many variations (there were tons of non-stop mixing going on—making this the most demanding fan color thus far) and boy, am I glad we stuck with it! Creating an icy blue that would stay light, but still be a true blue, took some magic. This blue iridescent sparkly delight is jammed-packed with shine.
RBL Electro Glacier reminds me of the sky on a clear winter day. Its formula was a little gritty and sheer on the first coat, but built up nicely in two. Because of the grittiness, top coat is needed. I also recommend being very careful upon removal because Electro Glacier is one of those shades that will have glitter all over your hands.
RBL Ethereal: “It is reflected in a fleeting sunrise, the lining of a seashell, the bubbles of pink champagne in a gold-rimmed flute, the shimmering silk of a sari, the glow of a candle through a gossamer white curtain. Ethereal is elegant and infinitely wearable, but has the merest hint of flash. It’s a versatile polish that can be worn by anyone, for any occasion.”—Nancy’s Fantasy.
This color truly reflects the inside of a seashell—shiny, with a mellow white mica and flashes of pink that swim through its slightly golden-gray shimmer—you can practically hear the waves by looking at the bottle.
RBL Ethereal is such a pretty white polish. The shimmer is definitely what makes this shade special. Its formula was nice for a white polish. There was still some visible nail line at two coats, so three were used below. Top coat was used to level out the polish.
RBL GalaxSea: “Things that excite (and somewhat terrify) me are outer space and the sea. My inspiration for a new shade are those two extremes, as well as my favorite colors — multi-faceted shades of purple, blue, magenta– think fish scales. I love glitter in my polishes or sometimes a well-done shimmer makes an even bigger impact — think stars.” –Danielle’s Yearning…
Ok. This might win top honors at a shimmer contest. It really reminds me of our long-ago Scrangie, but on steroids. This lavender base enmeshed with flecks of blue glass makes this formula glidingly, oh-so-easy to apply—it’s a win-win.
RBL Galaxsea is hands down going to be the favorite in this collection. I’m still wearing it as I type this post. Galaxsea’s formula was pure perfection! It applied effortlessly and was opaque in two coats.
RBL Golden Horn: This is a beautiful place in Istanbul where the Bosphorus makes an inlet. The idea is to have an off-white base (nothing too strong) with gold particles in it, similar to Naked Without Polish (which had a pink base). I love Naked Without Polish and I believe this can be a unique addition to your line. The particles should show through, so probably the base will not be 100% opaque. I love white & gold, I think it can be worn all year round, it is classy and chic.” – Sara’s Marvel….
This is a sophisticated, soft white mica base with a flash of lavender and golden flecks. It applies like a dream and yep—all year around and for every occasion.
RBL Golden Horn is the one shade I wasn’t too sure about in the bottle. Once I applied the shade, I understood Sara’s vision and it works. Three coats were used of Golden Horn for opacity and it built up nicely without dragging.
RBL Many Splendours: “…a night-sky black polish that, like Uluru, responds to its environment revealing fiery flashes of red orange from within. “Many Splendours” could be thought of as a darker sister to my beloved bottle of Piu Mosso, however, like the island that inspired her, she will be truly one of a kind.” —Angela’s envisage
I am super technically challenged, but not one to give up. We focused on creating a lava-like color since black pigment by itself is very dense. I replaced the black matte glitter with gold and orange sparkles. This color dries to a matte. I’m really into this look, but one swipe of our super-shiny top coat will transform Many Splendours into live, hot, molten danger.
RBL Many Splendors is a glitter top coat, so I layered one coat over RBL Gelato Al Cioccolato. Its formula was easy to use, the glitter was dense, and it dispersed evenly over the nail. Many Splendors does dry to a matte finish, so top coat was used.
RBL Sanguine: The color I crave is a juicy jelly a la Starfish Patrick with a bright, burgundy base. It is luminous, like Poco a Poco, illuminated by the soft, peached pink glow and subtle flashes of orange. The color is vibrant, bold, and spirited. At once bright and sparkling, mysterious and dark”. –Lygie’s craving.
It isn’t technically possible for a jelly to hold shimmers and flashes, so we’ve altered the base to a smooth, gliding, non-streaky mica base, which we punched with sparkles. If peachypolish.com is raspberry, this is its brighter, sparkly cranberry cousin.
RBL Sanguine is a cranberry shade that reminds me of holiday candles. Its formula was flawless and applied perfectly in two coats. Sanguine could be a one coater if you apply with a heavy hand.
RBL Vixen by Sassy Shelly: ”I’m dreaming of a shade that (as of yet?) has been missing from the RBL spectrum. It’s rich and decadent and just dripping with luxury. A vivid magenta! A semi-translucent jelly, but one that is so drenched in color that it can become fully opaque in just a few coats. Its depth is filled with shimmer, a shimmer like (the first) Scrangie so deep you feel as though you could dive right in and swim around for hours. A magenta that almost glows from within with stunning teal and gold, sparkling, shining through its layers…”—Shelly’s Dream…
There are so many shimmers in here that it’s almost ridiculously obscene—in a good way of course. This flawless formula waxes poetic on magenta while it perfectly embeds and traps the decadent, luxurious glimmers…
RBL Vixen by Sassy Shelly is my second favorite polish from this collection. The shade of magenta is so perfect! Its formula was great and could also be a one coater. Two coats were used below.
The RBL Fan Collection 3.0 will be available for the 48-hour presale on October 13, 2015. Be sure to sign up on Rescue Beauty to receive the presale email. Each shade will be available for $20. Keep up with them on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more details.
For additional photos of the RBL Fan Collection 3.0, check out these lovely bloggers: Fashion Polish, Peachy Polish, Yukie Loves, Beauty Lookbook, Polish Police, and KellieGonzo. A big welcome goes to Ommorphia Beauty Bar for joining the RBL Blogger team. Manicurator will have her post up a later time.
Which shades are you loving from the RBL Fan Collection 3.0?