Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Rescue Beauty Lounge Autumn/Winter 2010 Real Housewives of the Tudor Dynasty
It's been awhile. I received these three Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes from the new collection in the mail today (from my pre-order). I did not order Jane. I believe these will be made available on the Rescue Beauty Lounge site this week.
Here are the descriptions from Ji:
Catherine—Henry the VIII's first wife and Europe's first female ambassador inspired this royal purple with a fine pewter sheen and hints of blue and fuschia shimmer.
Anne—Rumored to be a sorceress, Henry's second wife lends her short-lived name to this bewitching olive green with a subtle pink-gold metallic iridescence.
Jane—my (current) favorite polish, named for Henry's favorite wife, is a pale gray pearl with sheer washes of pink and gold.
Catherine H.—Like Henry's trophy wife, you'll lose your head for this shimmering Wedgewood blue hue with a hint of a gold- and pink-flecked darkening sky.
I compared them to my stash. Catherine was unique amongst my purples. Anne resembled a few greens from BB Couture, but as you can see from the comparisons below I found no dupes. I believe that Catherine H is *almost* an exact dupe of BB Couture for Men Impact Driver. There are slight differences - Catherine H has slightly more purple shimmer and I believe that Impact Driver may have a few grains of black glitter - but Impact Driver applies better and is cheaper so it would make a fine alternative.
All of these swatches are two coats and photographs were taken indoors using an artificial light source.