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Rescue Beauty Lounge Anatomy of a #KDrama

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Hey dolls! I’m sure all of you ReBeLs out there have been anticipating the release of the Rescue Beauty Lounge Anatomy of a #KDrama collection. This collection features seven shades that were inspired by Ji’s recent obsession with Korean dramas. I’ve never seen any of the Korean dramas, but Ji’s trailer reminds me of the American soaps. I used to be an avid watcher of the Young and the Restless (because of my grandmother). Soap operas have a way of sucking you in for sure! Here is the trailer, blog post and the official press release from RBL.

Picture this: A really hot, rich boy (his parents practically own the country—think Samsung!) falls in love with a plain Jane, a pitifully poor girl whose family was financially ruined by loan sharks. The boy’s equally wealthy best friend falls in love with her too, and they even come to blows over the girl. She is without a clue since she is often too exhausted from taking care of her family—and working two or three jobs. It takes about 8 episodes for this couple to hold hands; we don’t know which of the boys she will choose, she may have held hands with both of them. They reach into their bottomless wallets to give her makeovers—in fact, one of their fathers owns the department store!

(Oh Snap!)

Enter the boy’s no-nonsense Korean tiger mom who always has a rich girl for him to marry (think company merger), someone he loathes. There are loads of schemes to get rid of the poor girl, even if his mother has to hire a hit man. Yes, there will be a kidnapping and perhaps some injuries, you name it—I’m scared for her too, no lie. It takes about 16 episodes for these two to kiss and overcome her accidents, hospital recoveries, etc. They promise never to part. But wait! Something else surfaces, after the boy’s friend digs up the girl’s family history, it turns out that the couple are exactly like Romeo and Juliet, their ancestors were enemies and the reason why her family is destitute.

What will she do? Will she honor her family and reclaim their wealth? Or does she abandon ship?! Anatomy of a #KDrama is my latest collection, brought about by my newest compulsion.

–Ji Baek

RBL Instant Amnesia – This is the perfectly neutral balance between fawn and taupe, a lofty palate cleanser with a tinge of attitude. Its flawless beauty is infused with flutters of silver, green, and pink shimmer. Once you wear it, Instant Amnesia will erase your memory of all the bad nail polish colors from your past.

Instant Amnesia is such a flattering taupe-ish nude on my skin tone. I almost surprised myself at how much I liked it. The formula was great and it applied easily two coats. This one is work appropriate, yet the shimmer gives it a little umph.

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RBL-Instant-Amnesia

RBL Oh Slap! – The quintessential flushed cheeks for your nails, Oh Slap! goes on as a sheer pink in one coat with opaque coverage in two coats. This is THE PERFECT PINK; the formula is flawless and streak-free and is not pastel or white-based. You can practically apply it with your eyes closed.

Oh Slap! was another surprise winner for me in this collection. The jelly formula was extremely sheer on the first coat and I didn’t really think it would be opaque in just two coats. Surprise, surprise, Oh Slap! was opaque in two coats. I did a quick check of my stash, and interestingly enough, I don’t have any other pinks that are this soft and in a jelly formula.

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RBL-Oh-Slap!

RBL Will They Won’t They – Will They Won’t They catches the sun’s rays as it glides on your nails. A gentle cascade of the tiniest silvery, blue-green micro glitter softly flows on a pool of doleful lavender. Sheer coverage in one coat, and opaque in two.

Will They Won’t they is hands down my favorite from this collection. The microglitter perfectly compliments the base lavender shade. The formula was great and it applied evenly in three coats (there was some visible nail line at two coats).

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RBL-Will-They-Wont-They

RBL Cue The Montage – Yellow chartreuse is the most difficult color to wear; it was a daring task to try to create one that would be suitable for all skin tones. Cue the Montage has a different texture than any other RBL nail polish. It dries matte and textured, so you must apply a basecoat and topcoat for the full effect. This color has glittery silver that peaks through in glorified harmony. Warning: The glitter in this bottle does not appear the same when applied to nails; it has a sandwiched effect.

Cue the Montage is one of those ugly pretty shades that people will either love or hate. It took a little bit of time for this shade to grow on me. The formula was on the thick side, but in a good way. It applied easily in two coats and dried matte and gritty as stated in the description above. I definitely liked Cue the Montage more once top coat was applied. For some odd reason, this shade makes me think of split pea soup. I’ve never had the soup, but I imagine that this is what it would look like.

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RBL-Cue-the-Montage

RBL Not Your Baby – A deceitfully, mysterious brown-bronzy-sage-green duo chrome, Not Your Baby is a classic RBL chameleon nail polish—its identity changes depending on the light. Trickery plays. This color may appear to be brown with a cast of sage-green shimmer in a certain light, and yet bronze the next moment.

The description of Not Your Baby is right on point! Every time I type the name of this polish I say it in Maury Povich’s voice. The formula was great and it applied nicely in two coats. I recommend using light coats to minimize the appearance of brushstrokes.

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RBL-Not-Your-Baby

RBL Burn The Evidence – Burn The Evidence has a finely milled panache glitter that is not only jammed-packed with a mélange of red, gold, orange and copper glitters, but it also provides that dash of ash-black brilliance. This color fully covers in two full coats and has a flaming three- dimensional depth: Your hot nails will look like they’re on fire.

Burn the Evidence is a microglitter topper that I think will look good over a variety of bases. The color combination makes me think of autumn. The glitter was very dense and applied evenly in one coat over Oh Slap!

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RBL-Burn-the-Evidence

RBL Monologue – Virtuously inky, Monologue’s navy blue base is embedded with a soliloquy of elegant light-blue shimmer. Even in low light, this solitary dark blue retains its color and does not appear to be black. Monologue has a smooth, undemanding application; this color is darkly pigmented yet calmingly engaging. 

The shimmer in Monologue is so pretty! The formula was somewhat sheer on the first coat, but leveled out nicely in two coats. I’m actually wearing Monologue as I type this. I was in the mood for a dark polish.

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RBL-Monologue

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are exclusively available at www.rescuebeauty.com for $20 per bottle. The 48 hour pre-order starts 6/20/14 AM and ends at 6/22 at noon EST. You can sign up for the newsletter at www.rescuebeauty.com to receive the email invite for the pre-order. Be sure to check out swatches of the Anatomy of a #KDrama collection from these other lovely dolls: ScrangieKellie GonzoNailsandNomsPolish PoliceFashion Polish,  Peachy PolishMakeup WithdrawalManicurator and vlogger Warm Vanilla Sugar. Keep up with RBL on their blogFacebookInstagram, and Twitter for all of the latest updates.

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