RBL is a smaller nail polish company based in New York. They release about two collections a year, each and every of them carefully composed and created by the magician behind RBL - Ji!!! For today I have selected one of their older releases: Anne from the Henry IIIV wives Collection. Anne is a brown-grey-with-a-green-tinge polish filled with copper and some red shimmer.
isn't it amazing how the shimmer can turn Anne into a metallic shade in certain light?:
and in artificial light:
and in the sun - you see those tiny red sparks? Amazing, no?
and here some outdoor pictures that show off the green tinge
I applied two coats of RBL Anne over Essence Hardening Nail Base. The formula of Anne is amazing - it applies smooth and even. I started with a relatively thin coat and added a medium thick coat. The brush of RBL is amazing - those swatches are WITHOUT clean-up!!! Drytime was also rather fast.
Final thoughts: RBL is a really special brand and fills in my opinion the niche of classic with a soft edge perfectly. Each and every polish of RBL is wearable at the office, at any age, for any occasion. Frankly, some have a bit a tricky formula but hey, we put up with runny, gooey, bumpy any day for a polish we love. Their probably most famous polish is Aqua Lily and then there is Scrangie (that purple duo-chrome) which was eons ahead of the duo chrome trend we see left and right. And we should not forget Scrangie 2.0!!!
Anne is sold out and currently resides in the R.I.P. section of RBL's website. I have not heard if it will be re-issued but I saw that the other polishes of this collection, namely Catherine, Catherine H and Jane are still available. RBL nailpolish solely can be bought from their own website here and ships worldwide. Of course you might find the one or the other bottle also on ebay (or so I was told).
Have you placed any pre-orders for the new Fan Collection?
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!