Posts tagged “Rescue Beauty Lounge

GAP Bright Pool Swatches

Just a quick post today- it’s another polish I swatched forever ago and never posted!

This is GAP Bright Pool, which you can buy in GAP stores.  You may have to dig- in my GAP, they had all the polish all mixed up in glass cylinders.

Aside from being absolutely gorgeous (I adore the aquas and mints!), this made waves in polish land this past.. winter? fall? because it’s a dead on dupe of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s beloved Aqua Lily.  I didn’t do a direct comparison here, but others have done side by side comparisons if you do a quick Google search.  I’ve not really been able to notice any differences- which is great, because it’s a lot cheaper (RBL is usually $20), and Aqua Lily is currently retired.

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Bright Pool is a stunning bright aqua polish with a strong pink flash.  The flash is mostly noticeable in direct lighting or outdoors, but you can sometimes see it indoors- though as you can see from my old AL post I linked above, it’s very subtle.

Bright Pool applied well (I know I’ve been saying this all the time- but I honestly haven’t photographed any polishes that have given me trouble in awhile)- I used 2 coats with no topcoat for these pictures.
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As I said earlier, you can pick this up inside GAP stores- sadly you can’t buy it online (well, not directly from the GAP that is).  I don’t remember the exact price, but I think it was in the $4 range (someone feel free to correct me if I’m off on that!).  They have a few other pretty colors so it’s definitely worth checking out!

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Rescue Beauty Lounge: Aqua Lily

I have a BEAUTIFUL polish to show off today!

Rescue Beauty Lounge is an amazing brand of nail polish.  Aqua Lily was a part of the Spring 2012 Fan Collection- Ji (the creator) allowed fans from all over to submit their dream polish ideas, and the winning ideas were brought to life.  Aqua Lily was a huge fan favorite, and sold out quickly.  It was so popular that Ji opted to included it in this year’s Bring It Back collection, so soon after it’s initial release.

I JUMPED at the chance to own Aqua Lily this time.  I was new to the polish world when the collection was initially released, and my lack of knowledge combined with sticker shock (RBL polishes are $20 each) lead me to wait too long to buy it.    I also did this with Scrangie (another well loved RBL that Ji has said will never be returning)- but thankfully I managed to get my hands on it via a swap.  I’ve learned my lesson- if I ADORE it and it’s not a core color, I need to save up and get it.

This color is a dream to apply.  It went on smoothly, required no cleanup, and was fully opaque in 2 coats.  These photos are 2 coats of Aqua Lily and 1 coat of Julep Fast Dry Topcoat.

Just look at that beautiful shine of pink!  Indoors, Aqua Lily doesn’t quite shimmer on the nails like it does in the bottle.  It’s much more subtle.

If you really want Aqua Lily, I highly suggest saving up and getting it while you still can!  Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes are $20, and can be found here.  You can also follow the RBL Facebook page here.