The other of the three blogger RBLs is Mismas.
Now see this is only ONE coat. Mismas is courtesy of Michelle from All Lacquered Up. Look it up.
Just a teensy bit of cuticle pull (which is something that Michelle historically doesn't like).
ALU is one of the granddaddies of all nail polish blogs. It's a behemoth. Lots to see there.
How cool is it to have an RBL named after you?
This is actually a really lovely purple. In the bottle you can see a lovely blue collecting around the top before you shake it. This is a dark purple that holds its own and is in no way black or vampy. I think she really achieved her goal with this.
Except...I stand by my disappointment with RBL although this formula is way better than Scrangie. Cuticle pull? Really? When that's one thing that means a lot to Michelle?
This is one of the things that truly annoys me about marketing. It's so fake. RBL said "Let's jump on the blogger bandwagon and act like we care." They made these three blogger polishes, with their input and did not really listen to what was important to them.
Diatribe with no new photos - you can leave now if you want:
This is why I don't need a disclaimer for my blog although I should have a disclaimer disclaimer. I only post and review what I have paid retail and sales tax for. Or if I got it from someone for a gift or borrowed or stole from a family member or friend.
Many bloggers advertise and almost all of them get the products from the companies for free. That's fine and I love seeing the new stuff that's coming out, but I wanted to blog about the consumer experience and give some genuine buying advice for a product that you can never tell how it's going to act until it's on you. I hope the marketers pay some attention to blogs like this too.
I think we deserve quality products that make us happy! I know my nail polish makes me very happy during the day and I love trying it out, writing about it, wearing it around. I also love the fact that we can all get together and benefit from each other's experience and say, "I would really love to try that color, where can I buy it?" or, "I love that color but I'm not paying $18 for it if the formula sucks," or "My skin tone looks really terrible with that but maybe a bluer version of it would work." Stuff like that.
Thanks for joining me!
8 months ago