RBL - Grunge

I'm off on holiday today! A week in Chamonix, in the French Alps, with my lovely man and his three equally lovely kids, all boys, aged between 11 and 15.

We're staying in a lovely apartment with views of Mont Blanc and have lots of fun stuff planned.
Despite being a well known ski resort, Chamonix is a great summer destination if you're not looking for sizzling temperatures and sandy beaches. The ski lifts are open throughout the summer so it's easy to do stunning hikes, there's also rock climbing, ice caves, white water rafting and the much loved luge - lots of stuff to keep teenage boys occupied!

I am taking a couple of mini bottles of polish with me but with our packed, outdoorsy itinerary there won't be much time for nails so I wanted to wear something low-key, long-wearing that wouldn't show chips too much but that I'd feel comfortable in (I'm not really a sheers kinda girl) so I finally decide on Grunge from Rescue Beauty Lounge.

Grunge is another of those greige/taupe/nude colours that's tricky to describe. It's not quite mannequin hands with my skin tone. I'd say it was a light taupe with a fair amount pinky lilac tones. There's also a very fine, unobtrusive/invisible silver shimmer there.

Of course it has the renowned RBL application qualities, this is two coats over Barielle Hydrating Ridge Filler, a coat of Nails Inc Albert Bridge and topped off with Seche Vite to dry.

I picked this up with a few other RBLs in their last 50% off sale. I'd heard great things about the polish before but I really couldn't justify the high price tag and hefty international shipping charges.

But thanks to that amazing sale and my wonderful polish enabling pal Carl, who lives in the US and is willing to act as my US postbox, I managed to get my hands on some, including all the blogger special editions.

And fortunately, or unfortunately as I now want more of them! they completely lived up to expectations. All opaque in barely two coats, amazing formula and gorgeous, edgy, unique colours. Definitely in the same ballpark as Illamasqua for me. If only they weren't so expensive.

Fingers crossed my mani lasts a few days and see you all in a week!


  1. Nice colour (^_^)


  2. This is gorgeous. A lot of nude shades make my hands look funny, but this one looks like it could actually be quite flattering!

  3. TOO PRETTY. i want a color like this one!


  4. Oh WOW!!! I love this one =-O Purfect Nude.

  5. This is gorgeous on you! Have a great Holiday!

  6. This looks great on your hands! :)

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