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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rescue Beauty Lounge Autumn/Winter 2010 Real Housewives of the Tudor Dynasty

It's been awhile. I received these three Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes from the new collection in the mail today (from my pre-order). I did not order Jane. I believe these will be made available on the Rescue Beauty Lounge site this week.

Here are the descriptions from Ji:
Catherine—Henry the VIII's first wife and Europe's first female ambassador inspired this royal purple with a fine pewter sheen and hints of blue and fuschia shimmer.

Anne—Rumored to be a sorceress, Henry's second wife lends her short-lived name to this bewitching olive green with a subtle pink-gold metallic iridescence.

Jane—my (current) favorite polish, named for Henry's favorite wife, is a pale gray pearl with sheer washes of pink and gold.

Catherine H.—Like Henry's trophy wife, you'll lose your head for this shimmering Wedgewood blue hue with a hint of a gold- and pink-flecked darkening sky.

I compared them to my stash. Catherine was unique amongst my purples. Anne resembled a few greens from BB Couture, but as you can see from the comparisons below I found no dupes. I believe that Catherine H is *almost* an exact dupe of BB Couture for Men Impact Driver. There are slight differences - Catherine H has slightly more purple shimmer and I believe that Impact Driver may have a few grains of black glitter - but Impact Driver applies better and is cheaper so it would make a fine alternative.

All of these swatches are two coats and photographs were taken indoors using an artificial light source.


  1. Thanks for the comparisons. I have Impact Driver. It is a gorgeous shade of blue. Love BB Couture polishes! They are the best. They also have the best greens out of any polish brand!

  2. Great comps! I have Grenade but I think it's different enough from Anne to justify both. I think so far Anne is my favorite from the collection. :)