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RGB – Pre Fall 09 Collection – Steel, Toast and Haze
I discovered the joys of RSS feeds just about a year ago when I stumbled onto a nail design blog, and decided to subscribe to it’s feeds. I started clicking through blog rolls, and following links to nail polish websites and contests. After a few months, I wasn’t just a fan of women who were rabid over polishing and decorating their nails and discovering new brands. Soon, I became one of those women.
I didn’t start writing about my nail polish hauls or posting pics of my NOTD (nail of the day), but I did develop an immense joy in painting my toenails and fingernails. It became a hobby that I now share with my 2-year-old and 4-year-old daughters. (My oldest is asleep right now sporting a purple sparkly pedi. My toddler has toenails the color of fresh squeezed O.J.) Since no one wants to share a noxious chemical-laden hobby with their children, I was excited to try RGB Cosmetics – one of the only brands of formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP free nail polishes on the market.
I had the pleasure of trying the colors Haze and RGB10, two of the sixteen current shades in RGB’s fashionable collection. Nail polish lovers can choose shades from Ten, their mainstay collection of 10 carefully edited shades; they cover the gambit from your Goth girl friendly RGB Black (a deep dark black with just a hint of shimmer) to the ladies that lunch appropriate RGB Buff (for a natural clean look) or pick a limited edition shade from seasonal collections.
Haze (pictured – back right bottle) is from their Pre Fall ’09 collection, and it is described as a “smoky violet,” which is the perfect description. Until I checked their site, I was describing it as grey with a touch mauve. Haze graced my toes for nearly three weeks without chipping or losing its shine. (I don’t use base or topcoats.) Although the color wasn’t right for my skin tone, I couldn’t knock its longevity.
I also tested RGB 10, part of the original ten colors, a sheer blush. It took three strokes for me to get a look of color on my nails although I don’t suggest doing that. RGB 10 is designed to make your nails look natural but 100 times better. I just wanted to see if one could build color with this shade. Despite not using a topcoat nor doing a touch up, my manicure lasted 4 days without a chip even after doing a round of dish washing.
Members of our we heart this review team received the other colors from the Pre-Fall 09 collection for review, Steel (front bottle) an industrial grey and Toast (middle bottle) a modern taupe. Make sure to check the comments for their thoughts!
For now you can only purchase the polish for $14 on the RGB website, but soon it will be available in stores. It’s worth seeking out as in my nail obsessed opinion, this is definitely a five out of five star beauty product!
Rakisha Kearns-White is a mom, a wife, a librarian, and a chick seriously into well-manicured nails. Check out her thought provoking wht hosted blog, brooklynshoebabe.