July 24, 2008

Rescue Beauty Lounge Spongebob Pre-Fall Collection Swatches

Posted in Blue, Coral, Creme, Jelly, Rescue Beauty Lounge, Yellow tagged at 11:48 pm by pretear

Ji Baek did it again. I am not a fan of creme sheers and I am completely and totally taken with this collection. Of course, I expected nothing less than perfection from Rescue Beauty Lounge – Ji and company consistently design colors that are in a league all of their own. Ji conjured up the Spongebob Squarepants Collection after hearing that Marc Jacobs drew inspiration for his collections from the popular children’s TV show. I love that these delicate sophisticated colors were designed based on a TV show, the silliness of which is rivaled only by Ren & Stimpy.

If delicate isn’t your thing, Ji says these colors look positively amazing layered over Rescue Beauty Lounge Underwear, the brightest white on the market. The brightness of Underwear gives these sheer colors a back-lit effect. As soon as I get my hands on Underwear, I’ll hook you guys up with swatches. Until then, enjoy these polishes in their unadulterated form.

These swatches are 4 coats each, taken in artificial light. I prefer sunlight images but I got home too late from work and I just had to show these to the world tonight. Despite having been taken in artificial light, these swatches are true and accurate depictions of these colors. It goes without saying at this point that the application of these polishes was perfect, not a streak insight.

If my addiction to nail polish could be expressed in one color, Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom would be that color. At first glance this blue looks dupish to Color Club Blue Light and China Glaze For Audrey, both of which I also love. Sorry guys, no such luck. Bikini Bottom is a very light watery blue, almost jelly like in its delicate finish. For Audrey is a greener blue creme, not jelly at all. Blue Light is a brighter light blue, also creme, no jelly. The only downside to this color is that I don’t think it can be pulled off at 2 coats – that and, this color should have been named Squidward. : P

Most people think that yellow is a difficult color to wear, Rescue Beauty Lounge Square Pants will prove those people wrong. I think there is a commonly accepted notion that yellow tends to run the risk of looking a bit garish, but Square Pants is soft and delicate. It’s visibly yellow, not pastel, but it’s not shocking on the nail. This color was put on earth for people who want to try yellow but fear it might be ‘too much’. Perfect.

Spongebob may be the star of the TV show, but for most people, Rescue Beauty Lounge Starfish Patrick is the star of this collection. Described as “wispy peach coral”, it’s definitely the most accessible of the 3 colors. Bikini Bottom is my personal favorite, but my NOTD right now is Starfish Patrick, primarily because it’s subtle enough for work.

I did take some swatches of Square Pants and Starfish Patrick at 2 coats for those of you who are not sheer polish adverse.

As you can see, these colors are wearable and streak-free even at 2 coats.

Special thanks to Ji Baek and Rescue Beauty Lounge.



  1. Scrangie said,

    WOW!! WHY did I not get Starfish Patrick?! It’s soooo beautiful! I’m really impressed with these- they’re so unique and lovely!

  2. THANK YOU soooooooo much! I must have Star Fish Patrick! I popped into my local Planet Beauty today (the only place in my whole area who carries RBL) and they hadn’t even heard of this Pre-Fall collection! :-( They promised to order it for me, tho… I can’t wait! Thank you so much! In the meantime, I’ll live vicariously thru you! :-)

  3. Carla G said,

    Noooo! Now I want starfish Patrick but I’m in the UK & there’s no way I’m paying $37 shipping. *Cries* :-(

  4. pretear said,

    See, I knew everyone would love Starfish Patrick. lol.

    Carla G – are you a member of the MUA nail board? You might be able to get someone who is placing an order to get one for you then ship it to the UK? Would that still be too expensive?

  5. Carla G said,

    Yes I am! That’s a great idea, I think I’ll try it come payday… lol! Thanks :-)

  6. Andie said,

    i love love love your blog. you have the greatest swatches and most beautiful nails. and to top that, you have some super writing skills. a lot of times i just go to polish blogs to look at the pictures, but i read yours through. thanks again!! i’m about to break some bank…

  7. pretear said,

    Andie – you have no idea how much I truly appreciate your comment. Sometimes I wonder if I’m writing too much or writing irrelevant things that people don’t care to read. Comments like yours really make me feel like people are actually enjoying what I do here. : ) Thank you.

  8. Ponchy said,

    Oh…your pic pf “Bikini Bottom” is so, so good it makes me “double-ly” glad it arrived in my mailbox today! But then – of course- you made all three of the colors look good:-)

  9. pretear said,

    Oh good : ) No one was showing love to my favorite Bikini Bottom, every one seems to just love Patrick lol.

  10. I wish I didn’t get Bikini Bottom and got Starfish instead. Glad I got Square Pants.

  11. Kyl said,

    Wow! FOUR coats?! FOUR! That just seems so crazy excessive.

  12. pretear said,

    Tink – Noooo, BB is the best one in the set. lol. I think you’ll like it when you have it on.

    Kyl – Normally I would agree with you, 4 coats would drive me up the wall. But in this case, since it’s 4 coats for opacity and these weren’t really designed to be opaque, I’m ok with it. It’s not the same as a polish that is supposed to be opaque in 2 coats but is so streaky and horrible that you need 4 coats to even everything out. These can be worn just as easily in two coats, if you don’t mind sheerness.

  13. Sanna said,

    Oh they look so aweome on you!
    Very unique, soft and pretty!

  14. Beautiful nails!

  15. Tangerine said,

    Wow!!! Thank you for showing us such amazing swatches. The entire collection is pretty and hence my quest for the perfect bright colors ends :)

  16. Traci said,

    i’ve had trouble with yellow polish concerning application and streaks…is Square Pants the mythical no muss, no fuss yellow everyone’s been looking for?

  17. pretear said,

    Sanna & Monica – Thank you : )

    Tangerine – Yeay for the end of quests! I’m still on a few myself.

    Traci – Well the only reason I would say it’s not completely no muss, no fuss is because it does require 4 coats for opacity since it was designed to be sheer on the nail. However, it’s not streaky at all. It’s like butter.

  18. Hallie Honey said,

    where can i buy these colors? where did you get yours at?

  19. pretear said,

    You can get these from rescuebeauty.com or amazon.com. If you get it from amazon it’s free shipping for over $50.

  20. Hanna said,


    I love spongebob the cartoon, even though I’m probably way too old to be watching it.

    Patrick is my favorite character and i MUST get the color!

    thanks for the swatches =)

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