Specializing in nail varnishes - rare, unusual, and obscure

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

RBL Blogger Polish: Mismas and Scrangie

Today's manicure is Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie layered over Rescue Beauty Lounge Mismas. You can click on the color names for links to the product pages on Rescue Beauty Lounge's site. I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but Rescue Beauty Lounge is one of my favorite nail polish brands. It's the third most represented brand in my collection with 34 bottles.
In case you were wondering, the top 3 brands in my stash are:
#1 Hard Candy
#2 OPI
#3 RBL
I have tried all of the Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes I own, and they are MOSTLY great. I had to swap one that was uber sheer and pink instead of red. The brand excels most at creme formulas. Their shimmer and glitter is decent, but most of their cremes are super smooth, opaque in one coat, and fast drying. (Which seems to be quite a feat to achieve).
Rescue Beauty Lounge's latest three piece collection was designed with nail bloggers. These were designed by two bloggers whose blogs I read regularly, and you can find their blog links in the bar on the right.
Scrangie is an opalescent sheer shimmery purple with teal iridescence. Scrangie designed it to resemble a beetle's wing. It's gorgeous, but quite sheer and really benefits from layering. You can use whatever purple creme you have (or black or something else for that matter); feel free to experiment. Mismas is a purple creme whose shade compliments Scrangie quite well.
Mismas is a one coat purple creme. Simple and well done. Created by the blogger of All Lacquered Up.
This mani is one coat Nubar Nu Nails, one coat RBL Mismas, two coats RBL Scrangie, and one coat Nubar Diamont.


  1. Those are great colors. I like that you layered them, it really adds a richness!

  2. I own all three. I've only worn Scrangie. I didn't find Scrangie that sheer. I used three coats and it was fine. I wanted to wear it forever. I loved it that much. I wore it for 7 days. I did layer more polish on after I got tip wear. It does look lovely layered. I also loved just looking at the bottle to see that shimmer.