I’m excited (and a little nervous) to bring you this review on Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 because it has been quite a long time coming!
If you’ve done any research on nail polish online, you’ll no doubt have come across Scrangie, an awesome blogger who I’ve looked up to for years.
Before nail bloggers popped up everywhere, she was already swatching and reviewing lacquers. For this reason, I always consider her blog to be the Mother of All Nail Blogs. And I just can’t help having a Fan Girl Moment whenever she likes a photo on my Instagram…hehe!
She also has a wicked sense of self and style, which I respect and draw a lot of inspiration from. Plus she’s smart and knows how to crack a joke.
I have been very humbled each time she has supported me and my blogging journey, and she is one of the many incredible bloggers in our nail community that you really need to check out!
So when I caught wind that Scrangie would be collaborating with Rescue Beauty Lounge for a second colour (yes, I also have the first one she came out with – reviewed it back in 2011), I just knew I’d buy it.
I didn’t care if she called it “Poopie Canoopie” or “Waka-laka-ding-dong” – I’d get it because I support her, what her blog stands for, and how well she’s representing the nail community! (It’s like icing on the cake that Rescue Beauty Lounge creates top-notch nail-polish formulas!)
So…although I can’t fully do justice to her intricate nail-polish creation, here it goes! *Takes a deep breath* *Doesn’t bite fingernails* 😉
Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 Pictures
Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Natural Light Photos
- Black oil slick with a multifaceted ring visible in low-light (Yes)
- Rainbow sparkles (Yes)
- Shade shifting (Yes)
- Name: Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0
- Collection: Rescue Beauty Lounge Blogger 2.0 Collection 2013
- Colours Available in the Collection: Fashion Polish, Scrangie 2.0, NailsandNoms, An Accidental Interloper & Kellie Gonzo
- Amount: 12 mL (0.4 fl. oz.)
- What I Paid: $20 CAD
- Where to Buy: Rescue Beauty Lounge website
Rescue Beauty Lounge Scrangie 2.0 Review
To me, a Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polish is a splurge, so when I indulge, it has to be an incredible shade, something designed by Scrangie, and preferably, a combination of the two! 😉
Scrangie 2.0 by Rescue Beauty Lounge is the big check mark for the latter! I had high hopes of what this dynamic duo would produce, and I wasn’t disappointed. Rather, I was inspired!
At first, I thought Scrangie 2.0 was a shimmery bronze, but when the light hit my nails at various angles, I could see it shift to this really cool olive green with some army attitude!
The sparkles, upon closer inspection, appeared to be a bunch of different colours that both complemented and contrasted against the antique-metallic base.
Overall, I think this colour combination is very edgy and sophisticated, while being complex and interesting.
When I wore this nail polish, I couldn’t get enough of it, and when I brought the nail-polish-remover-soaked cotton ball closer to my poor manicure eventually, I thought I could hear faint cries for help from my nails. I’m a manicure murderer! 😉
Scrangie 2.0 by Rescue Beauty Lounge has a shimmery, metallic finish, and it feels smooth (not gritty at all).
Application & Formula
Wow, the formula on this was wonderful! It had a thick consistency with lots of pigmentation, and I found it easy to apply it smoothly onto my nails.
With a single medium coat, I got great coverage, but I opted to use 2, which is my habit.
Final Verdict: 10/10
As much as I loved Scrangie’s first nail polish collaboration with Rescue Beauty Lounge, I must say that I love Scrangie 2.0 waaaay more! The colour and the formula are both spot on, and they both really outdid themselves on this classy creation with some edge.
If you could partner with Rescue Beauty Lounge and create your own signature shade, what would it look like? Do you have a favourite Rescue Beauty Lounge shade? Are you also a fan of Scrangie like I am?
Edit: It’s so awesome that Rescue Beauty Lounge retweeted and favourited my blog post! Very honoured!