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RGB Fall 2011 Nail Polish Collection Swatches & Review

RGB has a new fall 2011 collection out with three new decidedly autumn-esque looking nail colors.

  • Camp – medium mossy green creme
  • Seal – deep shimmery brown
  • Vert – super dark forest green jelly

RGB is cruelty-free, big-three free and made in the US.

RGB Camp

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.

RGB Seal

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.

RGB Vert

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.

Availability: RGB’s website or check the list of stockists by state or country

Pricing: $16.00

What do we think of Camp, Seal & Vert? Have you tried anything from RGB yet?


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  • September 15, 2011

    Hmm. I like them better on the nail than in the bottle. Camp is interesting, but it’s a shame about the streaking. Seal is also interesting, I think it’s my favorite, but I’m not a huge fan of Vert. I haven’t tried RGB yet, but I’m not sure if these colors will be my first foray!

  • September 15, 2011

    I’ve not tried anything from RGB but I love these three colors!

  • September 15, 2011

    Really like Camp and Seal (which reminds me of an old Essence polish…).
    It’s a shame RGB doesn’t ship internationally :(

    • September 15, 2011

      Hi JenMei,

      They do have stockists in other countries listed on their site, did you check there?

      • September 15, 2011

        Yes I already checked. They only say there’s a stockist in Uk, but nothing about shipping in the rest of Europe, so I assume it’s for the British market only…

        • October 12, 2011

          Hi – the UK stockist, misebeauty, is based in Ireland. I think they do ship to the rest of Europe too. I don’t think they have the new colours yet though – I love the look of Camp.
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  • September 15, 2011

    I love Seal! It’s super rich and gorgeous and luxurious, and I can imagine in with an amazing plaid wool jacket :) Very Fall-like!
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  • September 15, 2011
    Linda M

    OMG, I want them all!

  • September 15, 2011

    You know, I kinda like the streaking effect in Camp! That’s the only thing about it that makes it really compelling to me, as color-wise it’s kinda close to Zoya Gemma, which I already have. Someone ought to make a collection of polishes that *deliberately* go on with a streaky/marbled effect…

  • September 15, 2011

    I loved Camp until you mentioned the dark streaks running through it.
    Could you please recommend anything similar, without formula or application issues? Thanks!

    • September 15, 2011

      “Vogue Vert” from Nubar’s fall 2011 collection looks like it might be pretty close, though maybe a teeny bit lighter? I’ve only seen promo images, no swatch yet.

      • September 16, 2011

        Thanks for the two ideas Collier!

  • September 15, 2011

    I also like Camp out of the bunch, but I’m not a fan of streaky polishes. Pity.

    Thanks for swatching these! :)
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  • September 15, 2011

    Love love love Seal! What an interesting shade!

  • September 15, 2011

    For $16 a bottle, I’d really expect them to have the formula issues resolved before they send to bloggers. That’s terrible.

  • September 15, 2011

    I just received my first color from them. I got Sea, due to your recommendations :)

    I got it at 50% off when they had a sale last week, but unfortunately, that sale is long gone.

    While the color is gorgeous and the bottle is cute, it’s really tiny. Not worth $16 in my personal opinion.

  • September 15, 2011
    Michelle Peeples

    I have no idea why (maybe I’m hungry) but when I look at the Seal color which I love I keep thinking of candy or ice cream. But overall really love these colors.

  • September 15, 2011

    I agree…Camp and Seal are my favs from this trio.
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  • September 15, 2011

    I just saw RGB on and knew nothing about the brand. What does RGB stand for? I wish there were decent swatches on It’s such a waste the way they have them.
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  • September 15, 2011

    I like Vert & Camp. Camp looks interesting because of the streaks.

  • September 15, 2011

    Been meaning to try RGB, but the price tag is a bit off-putting. And it sounds like maybe the formula issues aren’t worth spending that kind of cash on. It’s too bad because Camp and especially Seal look quite unique.
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  • September 16, 2011

    Vert is gorgeous! Would definitely get it if I lived in USA
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  • September 16, 2011

    Loving Vert!!. I already have Nfu Oh 569, but I could def. see myself spending the cash on Vert…. if I wasn’t moving back home to Australia next year. I still don’t know how I’m legally gonna get my polish collection back home. Seriously, my worry about maybe not being able to get it all back to Australia with me is one of my biggest worries about the whole trip. :(

  • September 16, 2011

    Vert caught my eye, but luckily I picked up Zulu during my last NARS haul! So I’m covered. :)
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  • September 16, 2011

    I have all three of these and like them a lot. I’ve only worn camp so far. I noticed the streakiness in the bottle as well, but it did not translate to my nail at all !

  • September 16, 2011

    LOVE CAMP!!!!