Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle has been in my stash for years, yet I was a bad polish parent because I neglected it.
One day while rummaging through my Helmer to decide what to wear, I found it crying in the corner.
That’s when my heart sank. How could I let this happen? I knew just what to do.
I cradled it in my arms, and told it that everything would be okay.
A faint squeal of delight could be heard coming from my nails the second Recycle touched them. (Well, okay, maybe not, but I have a pretty vivid imagination, so let’s just roll with it. More like it was me squealing!)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle Pictures
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle Ingredients
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle Swatches
All swatches have:
- CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat
- 2 coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Name: Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle
- Amount: 12 mL (0.4 oz.)
- What I Paid: $18 USD
- Where to Buy: Looks like it’s no longer sold on the Rescue Beauty Lounge website, so eBay would be your option (Edit: Hehe, it’s good timing, but I just found out that Rescue Beauty Lounge is bringing back Recycle due to popular demand! So if you want it, check out their website. It’s supposed to be available for sale again at the end of November.)
Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle Review
Recycle by Rescue Beauty Lounge is the exact shade of green that I was hoping NARS Zulu would be.
While I dig dark shades, I have a hard time differentiating between black and a near-black shade, so that’s why I prefer my polishes to be slightly lighter. This way, the colour is more noticeable, and it doesn’t just look like black unless I hold it next to something black.
Recycle is clearly a green and not a blackened green. In dim lighting, it still looks green, and I absolutely love it.
It’s an evergreen type of green, which I consider to be a ‘true’ green. There doesn’t seem to be any teal leanings.
This green is robust, yet there’s a simplicity about it that I appreciate. With lots of insane glitters and duochromes (which I love) everywhere you turn, sometimes it can be nice to wear a shade like this. Sure, it’s simple, but it’s far from boring. And if you’re a green lover like I am, hehe, it’s actually exciting! 😉
It’s chic when worn solo, but I can see it being fantastic as a base colour for nail art.
Recycle is a creme polish, so instead of any shimmer or glitter, you can focus entirely on the gorgeous shade of green.
Application & Formula
The formula on Recycle is amazing! 🙂 With a single coat, you get close to the coverage of a one coater! But you’ll need 2 coats to even everything out. You shouldn’t need more than that.
It applies very easily, and the brush is designed well to help you carefully control where the polish goes.
Rescue Beauty Lounge polishes aren’t the cheapest ones on the market, but from the ones I have, most of them have easy-to-work-with formulas. And I love how luxurious and elegant the bottle looks.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the company is selling Recycle. I don’t even see it listed under the RIP section on their website.
But Rescue Beauty Lounge sometimes brings back discontinued shades due to popular demand, so who knows? Maybe this will be one of them in the future!
(Edit: YAY – Due to popular demand, Rescue Beauty Lounge is bringing this polish back! It’ll go back on sale on their website at the end of November! :D)
Final Verdict: 9/10
Can’t believe that I didn’t wear Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle sooner! But…I’m glad that I eventually got around to it. I wore it for a few days, and I loved how edgy and chic it looked.
Do you think an $18 USD nail polish is too expensive? What’s the least expensive nail polish you’ve ever purchased?
Edit: YAY! Rescue Beauty Lounge retweeted this blog post and reached out to me. I love it when companies appreciate their customers.