Rescue Beauty Lounge Bubblegum Punk

The indie polish world had a collective "gasp!!" recently when Rescue Beauty Lounge announced their imminent closure.  At half price, a few of these pretties couldn't be passed up, even though I knew Murphy's Law mandated I'd fall in love with a brand I can't ever get again.

indoor, bright CF lighting
Bubblegum Punk, from an R29 collaboration with RBL, is a sheer iridescent white that could easily be a shimmery topper, but is quite pretty on its own in 3 coats.

bright CF lighting
I'm not 100% sure if this sparkle is due to glass flecks or a very tiny microflakie shimmer, but either way, the particles responsible for that twinkling are ethereally lovely...and utterly sticky on the skin (paint carefully, polish fiends!).  Thankfully, the formula is approximately perfect, and stays exactly where you put it, so minimal clean-up is necessary.

outdoor, direct sunlight
The barely-nude sheer base suspending the sparkles is not at all sufficient for opacity, but this is the kind of VNL that I think is pretty and sexy, so that's all good.  Plenty of other people have swatches over a variety of different colors, and BP would be a gorgeous wedding pick over a mannequin hands nude, if VNL drives you nutso.

This ended up wearing so well that instead of taking it off, I stamped it with a cute wintry sweater-weave pattern from the Bundle Monster BM-416 plate (quick aside - this plate is the MOST RANDOM assortment of images on one plate I think I've ever seen.  There's tetris pieces, a cartoon penguin, some handcuffs (?!?), and a paint splatter too) and a England Lady of the Lake.

indirect daylight
The lavender purple of the stamp highlighted one more thing about BP - the sparkle in there is duochromatic, leaning bright fuschia pink at some angles and electric aqua at others.

here that shimmer is all frosty blue
and there the shimmer goes pink
Rating:  4 out of 5 stars.  A lovely color, nice formula, and classy looking bottle - pretty solid win, here.

Where to buy:  hunting blog sales and swap boards is your only shot with this discontinued polish.

~Michelle

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