I also need to explain that while I have promised and will always keep that promise to not show you stuff you can't buy without resorting to the The Site That Shall Not Be Named, I am covering Aqua Lily because according to Ji's blog, it will be available again in the fall.
SO I don't feel I'm really breaking my rule because if Ji says it will be back then it will be. I also have the Georgia O'Keefe collection but I've not worn any of it yet. So Gorge. And I love Georgia O'Keefe so it's something of a personal collection to me. I think it was Georgia who literally showed me that my femininity was both beautiful and amazing. If you don't understand that, gaze at some of her stuff.
This isn't really a review as rather just some swatches to let you look at it, see if you're interested in it. RBL has upped their prices for the new collections to an even $20 so being prepared to purchase those you are really wanting is key.
So on to Aqua Lily.
Nice shadow. So as you can see, Aqua Lily is a nice watery blue-green. It also has a lovely pink flash in it. Pinkish/purplish flash. This is not the best swatch, really. This makes it look muddy and it's really not. It is much brighter.
Not muddy, if anything I would say powdery...it has a powdery feel, but it's bright and cheerful and right on trend right now.
You can see hints of the flash. And yeah...I used my nook as a backdrop.
This went on thick for me, I think you can see it here. And the layers under it did not want to dry. I think I did this during a storm, actually. I wonder if that had an impact. I'm sure it must have. However, you can see nice clean cuticles and not a lot of mess elsewhere. I think it's only flaw here is that you can see it's thick and you can see it wanted to bubble. However, this is Rescue Beauty Lounge, which is almost always flawless, and so you know it's not this lacquer. I think instead it was the under lying soft foundation of mess. This never did dry properly, I had to work some magic.
Last one. Note the flash you can see here.
Hints of purple and pink on top of a gorgeous aqua blue-green loveliness. Elusive and alluring.
What do you think? Will you be watching RBL for this to come back?