Hi friends! It's another Saturday and I'm doing what I want and reposting a favorite. Rescue Beauty Lounge Cuprum, from 2012's Fan Collection, impressed me right out of the gate and immediately went on my list of desert island polishes-- the ones you'd choose if you happened to be stranded and got to have three, five, ten of your favorite nail polishes to keep you company, of course. Cuprum, despite the fact that blue is not my favorite color to wear in general, is top three. And maybe I'm being a little shameless here, but it's been a pie in the sky dream for me to be one of RBL founder Ji's bloggers since I discovered the brand for myself (note my response to the seventh comment down, lol) and thanks to a contest call for new reviewers via Ji's blog, I get to throw my hat in the ring. So, you can bet one of these photos is going up on the official contest instagram later today, because the truth of the matter is, #IWant2ReviewRBL ;)
Cuprum is an out of this world bright frosty metallic electric blue with a multitude of tiny copper flecks that are readily apparent both in the bottle and on the nail in real life but seem to show up on camera where the light doesn't directly hit. This is one of the most notoriously hard to photograph polishes ever but that only adds to its intrigue. The blue, however, is every bit as vivid as my photos suggest (and the color in these is, as always, unaltered; my camera is freaking out a little where the light is reflecting off my nails... seriously, this polish is something else). I used two coats of polish and one layer of topcoat. RBLs are spendy and the formula reflects that-- this applies beautifully.
Cuprum ( Latin for copper, if you want to know) was the definite dark horse of the Fan Collection and the only one still available (here). And to my fellow bloggerettes, if you've got an instagram and feel like entering RBL's contest, click here for details. Also, since I brought up the whole desert island scenario, what are your top three?
Thank you for reading and have a terrific weekend!! ♥