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Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Blogger 3.0 Collection (Swatches and Comparisons)

June 18, 2015 by pam

Rescue Beauty Lounge has collaborated with a new set of bloggers to create the brand’s Blogger 3.0 Collection. This time, the five winners of the #iwant2reviewRBL contest got the chance create their dream colors with RBL founder Ji Baek. The resulting collection is beautiful and offers something for everyone—whether you love cremes or metallics, glitter or shimmer.






Yukie of WarmVanillaSugar0823 was inspired by her father. Her dream color, Morning Light, pays tribute to one of his paintings with the same name. “It is one of my favorite paintings he ever did. It used to hang outside of my bedroom so I would see it first thing, every day. It features a color profile he was particularly fond of… Through his entire career he always went back to those pale blues and cool grays,” she wrote.

Morning Light is a beautiful pale bluish gray with gold shimmer. I’m crazy about gray polish so I really loved this one. I love the gold shimmer too. It’s so pretty. I used three thin coats.




Naturally, I wanted to bring out my gray RBLs to compare. I thought Morning Light might be similar to Concrete Jungle because I’ve always thought of it as a bluish gray but I was wrong. Morning Light is bluer and also has a hint of purple. It’s also the only gray RBL that has shimmer in it.


I also brought out Better Than Boyfriend Jeans to compare. No dupes here, not even close.



Lakeisha of Refined and Polished wrote, “My dream polish would be coral (more peach or orange-leaning, but not red) with turquoise and gold glass flecks or shimmer.” She says, “Coral and turquoise is one of my favorite color combinations! It is fresh, timeless and works so well for clothing, accessories, and makeup.”

I was intrigued by how Refined and Polished looked in the bottle and I couldn’t wait to put it on.


Refined and Polished is super pretty on the nails too. The creme-jelly coral base plays well with the blue glitter. I love the sandwiched effect they create together. Application was super smooth and easy. I used two coats.




I knew instantly that there are no dupes for this shade but I brought out my coral RBLs to compare.




Victoria of Manicurator, who was inspired by Turks & Caicos, wanted “a light, dusty aqua base with a mix of RBL’s famous fantastic shimmer.”

Her color is a pretty aqua creme with sparkly blue flecks. Check out the sparkle in this photo:


I love Manicurator. It’s such a fresh, fun color that I find hard to resist. I used two coats.





I knew instantly that I wanted to compare Manicurator to Aqua Lily, Sunny Skies and Motorini. It’s the lightest and brightest of these four shades. No dupes.



Valesha of sent Ji a number of different ideas for her dream color including some that were technically impossible to execute. They ended up creating this shade—a difficult to describe but super sexy polish that I’ve fallen in love with. I love the color—that it’s vampy without being too dark—and I love the formula too. Solid solid shimmer. I used two coats.





I knew there was nothing in the RBL library that looked like this shade but I thought it was important to show next to these shades just so you can get an idea of where it fits in the spectrum.



Mimi of Makeup Withdrawal wrote, “My perfect shade would be if Piu Mosso and IKB 2012 had a child. Not quite as inky as Piu Mosso or as creme like in finish but with some of IKB’s vibrant jelly-like properties (but more purple). I picture it containing large gold particles instead of Piu Mosso’s fine, coppery shimmer. In fact, perhaps even bigger than the gold flakes in Naked Without Polish but sparse enough to not overwhelm the base color…”

And here is MakeupWithdrawal:


This color grabbed me. It’s a gorgeous intense blurple jelly packed with beautiful copper sparkle. It’s crazy pretty. Application was super smooth and problem-free. I used two coats.





Because MakeupWithdrawal has a lot of purple in it, I brought out purples to compare. No dupes here, clearly.


Initially, when I brought out shades to compare with MakeupWithdrawal, I brought out Piu Mosso. But I decided against swatching it because it was a much darker color and MakeupWithdrawal looked a lot more purple. But when I found out that it was Piu Mosso and IKB:2012 that inspired this shade, I knew I had to do a comparison swatch. This is a very quick swatch I did—forgive the lighting (I squeezed this in between work duties and had no time to set up) and forgive my nail length too (I usually nubbinize to my desired length after swatching)—I just had to show you how the colors compare. No dupes here either.


Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Blogger 3.0 collection will be exclusively available at There will be a 48-hour pre-order scheduled on June 22.

Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polishes are created with resin and high molecular polymers to improve flexibility, durability, and high shine. They contain no harmful Toluene, Formaldehyde, DBP, and Formaldehyde Resin. They do not test on animals.

Find out more about this collection on the Rescue Beauty Blog, Fashion Polish, Kellie Gonzo, Makeup Withdrawal, Manicurator, Peachy Polish, Refined and Polished and Warm Vanilla Sugar’s YouTube Channel.


  1. If I could just steal your hands, that would be great. That’s not weird at all to say, right? :P Amazing swatches and I just adore that you always do comparisons, even when there is nothing close. I have to admit you made me fall even more in love with all the shades!

  2. Lakeisha says:

    I always look forward to your comparison swatches! Each shade looks amazing on you.

  3. kelliegonzo says:

    I get so excited to see your swatches Pam! Your skills are fabulous. You always manage to capture the colors so accurately and someone even make them look better than I remember them. Also, love the comparison shots as always!

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