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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude (with stamping)

I have a bit of a weakness for 'nude' colours, but they have to be rich and creamy, I don't like sheer nudes at all. This is one of my favourites - Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude
Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude is a dense, pale, slightly pinkish nude polish. It doesn't match my skintone; it's quite a bit lighter, but I'm not sure I like the idea of real mannequin hands anyway. The application is impeccable; this mani is two coats plus Seche Vite but a single coat would probably have done.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude
Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude

I wanted to use this colour as the base for a stamped mani I've had in mind for ages. The stamping is not an original idea, it's a combination I've seen a few times, and every time I see it, I think 'that's so pretty, I must do my nails like that'. And finally I've got around to doing it!

One of the nicest examples of this mani that I've seen is Jenny's at Lavish Layerings - she used a slightly darker base than mine (OPI My Very First Knockwurst, which is another super nude shade). The design is a whole nail pattern stamped in white, and the overall effect reminds me of a William Morris wallpaper.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude stamped with BM plate 221

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude stamped with BM plate 221

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude stamped with BM plate 221

Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude stamped with BM plate 221
Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude stamped with BM plate 221

The stamping plate is Bundle Monster BM221 and I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Whirlwind White to do the stamping. I love the frothy girliness of these colours together, but I'm really tempted to try this plate again soon in some darker colours, to get more of a William Morris feel...........maybe a slatey-blue with yellow.

I got both of these polishes in swaps, but Rescue Beauty Lounge Opaque Nude can be purchased at their website; the description refers to wildly sophisticated girls with perfectly oval buff-colored nails who never have a bad hair day  so I guess I have to take this off before I go out for a fifteen mile run across a windswept moor in the morning!

The bundle monster stamping plates come in a set of 25; I got mine from Amazon.co.uk but Bundle Monster do have their own website where you can buy them direct. 

8 comments:

  1. Ohhh very pretty nails! LOVE you nail shape too :)

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  2. I am not usually a fan of nudes, I never know which ones will suit my nails but paired with white stamping it looks really pretty! I think you've convinced me to buy some RBL

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    1. Thank you! RBL are expensive, but the formula and density of colour are great; I think they are worth the extra.

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  3. I adore your nails today, with and without stamping. I need to practice stamping so I can try to do something like this, that is so pretty!

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  4. Oooh the stamping is so pretty! I just ordered a bunch of plates so I'm kind of excited to give stamping another shot. I've only done it a few times before and had a bad experience!

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    1. Thank you!

      Stamping takes a bit of practice - don't get disheartened. I always make sure I've got at least two layer of top coat on before I start - then if the stamp doesn't work it's easy to take it off and try again.

      Also, the single images are easier to handle than the full nails at first - or you could maybe do a few manis with a stamped accent nail until you get more confident rather than committing to all ten. Whenever I mess up with stamping, it's always on the last nail, lol!

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