Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge: Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian

The $18 Splurge for Nail Fanatics

Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is a formula that always hits the right notes. It’s never thick, clumpy, or streaky–application is incredibly easy with a flawless, smooth finish in two coats (on average). Lasts a full week for me (that’s about as long as I wear a single shade) without chipping.

  • Scrangie is a pinky-purple base with stronger pink-red undertones that goes almost blue-violet from the flashes of blue and green shimmer. It almost has a duochrome effect! I’m such a sucker for anything remotely duochrome. This shade is named after Scrangie, a nail blogger, and it is inspired by the a beetle’s wings. Two coats.
  • Under the Stars is a blackened navy blue base with lighter blue micro-glitter pieces and blue shimmer strewn through its base. It’s unusual in the way it has this mixture of a cosmicly lit-up background and then more obvious specks of glitter, too. The name is quite fitting. Two coats.
  • Black Russian is a blackened brown-red base with flecks of glowing red glitter. The effect is similar to Under the Stars, but the “background” shimmer is much, much finer–it’s almost like a muted burgundy so it doesn’t come across as much as it does in Under the Stars. Two coats.

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  • Product: 30/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: There are certainly worth the splurge, because the formula is tops–but they are a splurge.

AVAILABILITY: Rescue Beauty Lounge

See more photos & swatches!

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge: Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge: Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge: Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Under the Stars Nail Lacquer (Flash)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian Nail Lacquer (Natural Light)

Rescue Beauty Lounge:  Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian
Rescue Beauty Lounge Black Russian Nail Lacquer (Flash)

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59 thoughts on “Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches (Scrangie, Under the Stars, Black Russian)

  1. t_zwiggy

    Love the purple!

  2. Leenie

    Black Russian Is beautiful to bad It’s 18 dollars.

  3. Mayra

    I love Scrangie but it looks more like a summery shade rather than fall to me too. but i can always wear it next year, thanks Christine!

  4. Hilana

    Very pretty. I have this thing for blue nails. I think they just look so nice!

  5. K7P*

    I want the first shade! Very pretty!

  6. KC

    Under the Stars looks so nice!

  7. I super love Scrangie!!!

  8. Samantha

    they look lovely but the price tag isn’t a very friendly one.

  9. It’s the first time I’m commenting on your blog and it’s the first comment on this post wow! I just love Rescue Beuaty Lounge, I own about 20 and love them all! I know everyone is crazy about Scrangie but I’m not, I love Under The Stars and Black Russian!

  10. Arantzazu

    I love these three colours!!
    The last one, Black Russian, seems to be a perfect dupe of Eyeko Vampira Polish!

  11. That blue one is fierce!

  12. Anita

    Hey Christine,

    do you have Lipmann’s Across the Universe? How does that compare next to Under the Stars? Do you think one would need both? Thank you!

    Happy Tuesday dude!

  13. ellebelle

    Black Russian looks great! (although now I’m craving a white russian!)

  14. Lize

    Under the Stars is so pretty! :D Too bad these polishes are so expensive! :’(

  15. cheryl

    these nail polishes look GORGEOUS! i’d get them all if i wasn’t on a budget ):

    btw, your nail polish swatches have been improving by leaps and bounds! those from.. a year back? look pretty sloppy :x but now your nails look simply fab :D

  16. I bought Scrangie back in the summer, and I’m not sure if it was the extremely humid weather or the polish formula, but it went on really thick. Was totally disappointed because I heard about how buttery RBL’s formula is.

    Did you have that experience, too? I’m going to try it again on a dry, cool day just to rule out the weather factor. This is such a gorgeous color – would hate to see it go to waste in my collection.

  17. Lurve SCRANGIE! PILE is my most worn color for pedicures ever…the perfect nude. To curb the price, I always wait for RBL’s sales which are always big! Great post!

    • Nadine

      Yup, RBL’s 50% off sale in November makes these polishes much more wallet-friendly. $9 is just a little beyond full-priced OPI. (Although I would never pay full price for OPI.)

      I currently have RBL Chinoise on my toes and I loooove it!

  18. Andrea

    Which of the 3 would you say is your fav? They look so much better with flash oppose to natural light. :/ Could you tell much difference? Thanx Christine!

  19. OMG Scrangie is an amazing color! I NEED it. Thanks for linking Scrangie’s blog. I think my boss will be upset but I LOVE IT!

  20. Fiaspice

    I reall love Scrangie, I might get that one!

  21. Courtney

    I own Scrangie and love it, even though it takes ages to dry. RBL is some really fine quality polish though. Absolutely worth the investment.

  22. I love Scrangie! I’ve never tried this brand but it seems really nice. I may splurge on a color or two. :)

  23. Amy

    RBL polishes were the first polishes I ever spent more than $10 on and they were so worth it! The formula and colours really are amazing.

  24. I have Scrangie and love it. It reminds me of Fyrinnae’s Faerie Glamour eye shadow :) LOVE the duochrome effect!

  25. claire

    I need under the stars! Soo lovely

  26. Tania

    Hi Christine, just wondering if you use a base and top coat when you do your nailpolish swatches and if so, which do you use?
    Thanks!

  27. Tanisha

    Beautiful colors, I might have to take the splurge. I notice you said your nails can last a week before they start chipping. What do you use on your nails for them to last that long?

  28. Violetta

    Under the Stars, wow!

  29. Krystal

    where are these available at?

  30. I love Scrangie’s color, but I’m not spending $18 on nail polish

  31. Bernice

    Black Russian really reminds me of Halloween the most. And the Under the Stars is just beautiful =)

  32. Brianne

    Wow Under the Stars is sooo beautiful. All of them are gorgeous, but I need to get that. Lovely color combo.

    Christine – I don’t know if anyone else has mentioned it already or not but the site has been increasingly difficult to load over the last 6 mos or so. I think some of the interactive sidebar tools are the main culprit but even my monster machine is chugging a bit when trying to load the Temptalia pages these days. You probably are already aware, but just in case! I visit Temptalia every day and I sit through the load times anyways, but I figured I should probably mention it! Thanks and keep up the great work, I always look forward to swatch posts especially!

    • Hey Brianne,

      I’m not sure what’s going on – it loads fine for me – Temptalia has always been on the slower side, but it’s been faster for me in the past 2 months than it was say six months ago!

      Thank you for letting me know!

  33. Lilac

    That´s very nice for Scrangie, and I think the colour fits to what she likes :) (blue, purple and glitter, amongst other things, or so is the impression I get from her blog). However, yep, the price is really high. :(

  34. Winnie

    I have Scrangie and love love love it!
    I also have Under The Stars on order (included it in my pre-order of ‘The Real Housewives of the Tudor Dynasty’ collection), can’t wait to get it now that I’ve seen more photos of it!

  35. Vale

    Does anyone know where I can find these polishes in Europe? An internet site, a bank robbery, whatever! :-D

  36. Saira

    I got Black Russian when it originally came out years ago as ReVamp but Ji Baek had to change it due to Chanel threatening to sue, due to it’s classic…Vamp. It is such a beautiful dimensional color

    • I’m surprised Chanel thought to do that OR that it could. Only because a lot of shade names, well, aren’t exactly distinct enough to qualify for copyright protection… well, from my tiny legal knowledge that is.

  37. Amanda

    The purple looks a lot like the Orly Cosmic FX collection that just came out…

  38. Luisafer

    Love all of them!!! and it’s great that light colors are in this fall / winter

  39. melissa

    Does anyone know if Scrangie had any say/input in the color or was it just named after her blog?! I love it!!!

  40. Ashley D.

    Phew! Good thing they ship internationally.

  41. Brittany

    Love Scrangie (and the nail polish color) and the other two are great. I just wish Black Russian’s red showed through like the blue in Under the Stars. I like my colors a little more obvious. But I think I will splurge and buy my first RBL colors.

  42. Sara

    Any dupes for Under the Stars, it’s absolutely gorgeous but I just can’t bring myself to shell out $18 for a nail polish.

  43. socalindi02

    Scrangie is so ugly. I don’t know what the hype is about at all.