RGB Doll - $16 at RGBcosmetics.com -
I've been casually yearning for some RGB polishes for a long time, and so I was very pleased when the first PopSugar Must Have Bag showed up with the top two RGB polishes on my wishlist inside. It was beyond serendipitous! Then again, they're probably the two most popular RGB among everyone, so it's not such a shock. Regardless, I was stoked.
Just really quick, if you don't know what the PopSugar Must Have Bag is, it started this July and is the newest entry into the subscription service world. The only other service I belong to is Julep, but since my blog has been happily residing on the OnSugar network since the beginning and I'm a fan of BellaSugar and several other "Sugar" sites, I felt I NEEDED to at least try out their service. It's $35 with free shipping (less if you buy more than a month at a time) and this month there was a pretty high quality custom PopSugar beach bag, $32 worth of nail polish, $48 worth of really nice lip products from Ilia, plus some really delicious KIND bars, and Body Drench scrub and lotion. I'll do a review of the bag in the next couple days, but it was pretty awesome and I'm going to keep getting the boxes in the future.
RGB was the only brand in the bag that I had heard of previously, and Minty and Doll have received some pretty intense blog coverage in the past, hence my lust for them. Now I've got them to show you as well. Doll and I became instant lovers. She loves me and I love her; with the white-hot intensity of a thousand million suns. You may know from reading here that I am constantly on the search for the perfect nude. Then I find it and I wax poetic and faint dead away with pleasure. Then the thoughts start to creep in: "If this one is THIS good, I'll just bet there's one even better." And unfortunately, there usually is. Time passes and formulas get better, colors ranges become wider and my collection of nude polishes could be featured on an episode of Hoarders. I've literally tried them all, OPI's Canberrat Without You was my favorite for a time... OPI Did You Ear About Van Gogh and Essie Jazz had a special place in my heart for a while. Then I moved on to Sephora by OPI Don't Feed the Hand Models and it was my favorite untill Sephora by OPI XOX Betsey came out with it's wide brush and opaque formula. Damn. There were several more in between, and for a while they were all my favorite (I really, really love nude nail polish). Heck, just the other day I was talking about how L'Oreal Tea and Crumpets could be the next contender.
I had actually forgotten about Doll and my old longing for it. It was replaced by a yearning for the HIPPxRGB collaboration of foundationey nude shades (omg nirvana). So I'm glad the Universe made Doll pop up in my mailbox.
I've babbled on enough; brass tacks is that, on me, Doll isn't quite calamine pink as they advertise on their site, though it's not far off... It's a perfect, opaque-in-two-thin-coats, slightly pink, beigey nude that is perfect for a NC/W 25-30 that blends so well with my skin in real life that my fingers look classy, sexy, elongated, and graceful. It looks like foundation in it's little perfect bottle and the logo is so minimalistic and chic that it's like the Apple of nail polish. It's my new Holy Grail nude, let's hope that it lasts... There are still the HIPPxRGB polishes to investigate....