RGB has a new fall 2011 collection out with three new decidedly autumn-esque looking nail colors.
RGB is cruelty-free, big-three free and made in the US.
Camp is a kind of oddball greyed out mossy green color. I think the name is spot on because it totally does remind me of camping when I was a kid. Camping equipment has a lot of greens like this. Anyway the color was great but the formula was a little weird for me. The bottle itself had a lot of darker swirls of color in it and it looked like it needed to be shaken up. But even when I shook the hell out of the bottle the streaks were there. Sadly that also translated onto the nail, you can see darker streaks. Really strange! I still love the color though and will be wearing it for sure. It covered completely in two coats.
Seal is a really interesting color. It’s a cool deep brown with a lot of silver, kind of frosty shimmer. Frosty and yet really cool I think. I like it because it’s really dark, it’s brown (I love brown nail polish) and it’s a weird color. Don’t think I have anything quite like this one. I guess it kind of does look like a brown seal because they have this sort of silvery shine to their pelt in certain lighting! The formula was a little bit streaky when I applied it but not too bad. It dried fairly even though, and was two coats.
Vert is a very dark, almost blackened forest green jelly. If you missed out on NARS Zulu and can’t get Nfu Oh 569 (my comparisons here), this may be a good substitute! Vert has that look to it where it almost looks black in low lighting but there is a hint of the green always. It is really sheer and jelly-like at first but builds up evenly and perfect after three coats. Shiny!
Nice little collection. I really love Camp and Seal the best even though Camp’s formula was a little odd. Vert is pretty but I do have a couple deep greens that are super similar.
What do we think of Camp, Seal & Vert? Have you tried anything from RGB yet?
What is your favorite cuticle remover and how do you use it?
Until a couple months ago, I hadn’t really used a cuticle remover for a couple years. The “go to” one for a lot of people is the Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover, but I never really liked it much, plus they aren’t cruelty-free anyways. So what I normally did was push them back after a shower when they were softened, rather than use a product.
But then I heard about the Nfu Oh Cuticle Remover from The Swatchaholic and read an article that Michele from Lacquerized did about it and decided to bite the bullet. The stuff is magic! At least for me. It’s a thin runny looking white substance and you put it all over your cuticles kind of thick then push them back right away with an orange stick or the like.
I read various suggestions from people on how to use it. Some people said leave it on for 3-5 minutes then push back and others said no, push back right away. When I initially tried leaving it on for 3 minutes it really didn’t work. It felt like the product kind of sank into my cuticles and dried. But then I put it on and pushed them back right away, and magically my cuticles pushed back very easily. When I use it I apply it to just three nails at a time so it doesn’t have a chance to start drying before I can push my cuticles back. Now for me, I can’t just push them back then wash my hands and be done with it. I have to then trim the excess because I have A LOT of growth in that area. If I didn’t trim it off basically I would have lumps of dead skin all over my fingers and yeah, that’s not gonna work. 😉