Rescue Beauty Lounge Monologue

This gorgeous bottle was a gift from Editorial Director of The Cut Stella Bugbee!

Rescue Beauty Lounge Monologue is a rich navy with tons of teal shimmer that makes it look teal itself. It applies smoothly, getting opaque in two coats. It has an almost squishy feel, and with the first layer applying almost translucently it is safe to call this a crelly (Nailluminati term for creme-jelly hybrid). It’s called Monologue because you will be going on and on about it to your friends.

This nail art was inspired by a suggestion from People Stylewatch that recommended perpendicular silver lines over a shimmery navy blue for fall. I used a thin brush, but the metallic Pure Ice Silver Mercedes applied as a thicker streak than I planned, so I left it as a single vertical stripe. I am going to have to work on my technique! The result is a shine-highlight down the middle, not that Monologue needed any help looking glossy!

This about sums it up: A shimmery dark blue is perfect for fall, and don’t be shy about dressing it up with another fall-friendly finish such as a metallic shade! I’m loving it.

Nailluminati status:
Optical Illusion level achieved.

Has anyone ever gifted you your new favorite bottle? Do tell in the comments!


About Abbi Crutchfield

Abbi Crutchfield is a comedian and host of You Can Do Better on truTV. She has been featured on NBC, VH1, CollegeHumor and in national commercials. She is a contributor to Someecards, and her jokes are listed among the Best Tweets of the Year by Huffington Post Comedy. She is a UCB alum and produces the popular stand-up hour The Living Room Show weekly in Brooklyn.
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