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Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 3 ~ RBL Catherine H

Posted on: January 27, 2013

This is week 3 for our Nail Polish Lottery Club. 27Jan2013 . This has been such a fun experience and I want to thank all of you who have joined with us. Each and every one of you is a valuable and integral part of this “club”.
For those of you new to my blog, first of all Welcome and secondly, the Nail Polish Lottery Club was the brilliant idea of my friend Diana. You can find her here and her great blog here. The basic idea is that we want to wear our polish we have in our collections. We don’t want to hoard it, we don’t want to ‘collect’ it, we want to wear it.. Initially, here on my blog I would do what I called Sunday Series where I would wear a polish from my collection that I’d never worn before. This series morphed into 50 Shades of Sunday, which was fun for last summer but as the book ran its course so did my series. This is when Diana came up with the idea of using random.org to chose a nail polish to wear. So we all got busy and made spread sheets of our collections, including a numbered spread sheet of un-trieds. Really, this sounds way more daunting than it actual was to do. Once we had the highest number of un-trieds, I believe that number is 194, and no it’s not my number, Diana used random.org, put in 1-194 to generate a random number.

For 27Jan2013, Week 3 of the Nail Polish Lottery Club, the number generated by random.org was 79. And yes I do have a 79 on my list.

Rescue Beauty Lounge Catherine H LE is my number 79. I bought this polish last fall when I went a bit mad buying nail polish as if it was suddenly going to become illegal. I was curious about this polish and was very happy to try it this week. I’ve had it on for a few days now and I must say I am a bit disappointed in this one from RBL. These polishes are of the highest quality, made in small batches and the colors are supposed to be unique. I do not find anything unique about this color, on the nail it is a med blue. In the bottle there is all sorts of pink shimmer but unfortunately that pink shimmer does not transfer to the nail.

The other thing disappointing was the tip wear. I’ve had this on about 24 hours.

The other hand is just as bad. For a polish whose company takes great pains to make them so unique and such high quality, I think this was a real fail. I’ve been reading some other blogs about this same polish today. RBL has a handful of a few select bloggers she will provide with free polish to review her collections. Of course, those reviews are beyond positive. . You’d think Moses himself came back to make these great and wonderful polishes. But the funny thing was, when I was reading other, well respected bloggers who have tried the polish their feelings of it were pretty much like mine, which is meh. I am glad I have these 2 polishes from RBL (I did a color comparison of RBL Insouciant v. Sally Hansen Greige™Gardens. You can find that review here.
I really do not want this to be a negative review but I have to be honest in my findings. I mean, you guys can see in the pictures the tip wear and the color.

I hope you can see the gorgeous pink shimmer in the bottle. I just wish you could see it on my nails.


I am happy to have these 2 as part of my collection but I will not be buying any more RBL polishes. They are expensive $18-20 for a .4 oz bottle , which you know me, I’ll buy a bottle of $28 CHANEL – at the drop of a credit card, it’s not the money so much as the quality, I just don’t see it, and as far as the uniqueness of their colors, again I just don’t t see it. I really don’t get the whole cult following, people calling themselves ReBeLs just to have all the different colors.? It’s obvious that even though a color such as Catherine H Limited Edition I featured today is supposed to be gone when it’s all sold out. But this polish has sold out , more than once. So even if there is a polish form RBL you are dying to have, just wait a few months, it will be available again. Catherine H LE can be found here and sells for $18.

Let me know if you have any RBL polish, do you like it, love it, have to have it? I’m curious what your experience has been with it. please let me know in the comments below.

💅 As always, thanks so much for stopping by.

10 Responses to "Nail Polish Lottery Club ~ Week 3 ~ RBL Catherine H"

Don’t feel bad about your number – the maximum we have is 243 right now 🙂


No, I don’t feel bad about my number. I know exactly how it got so high, too many great sales I couldn’t pass up. As in the Zoya 3 for Free, which we should receive this week! And I’m sending our lucky winner a few extras so that will get my number down a bit as well. She sounds like a very nice young girl. 💅


Judi – I don’t own any RBL polishes, but I SO appreciate your info! The color is really pretty, but that’s too bad about the wear. I’ve gotten all my polishes listed by brand in separate documents and my next big task is going through them and making a list of the ones I haven’t worn – then I’ll be able to join in the Lottery! ♥


I really appreciate your reviews. You tell it like it is. That’s why I have Estee Lauder on it’s way to my house. LOL ( I bought the mini 4 bottle set and one regular size) Thanks for always taking the time to answer questions and share news about nail polish. BTW You have the most beautiful blue eyes. Stunning.


Hi Judi – Great review. I wanted to sign up for Diana’s blog, but I’m not sure if this is the right one. It’s not in English – and since I don’t speak a foreign language, I thought I would check in with you………thanks, Judy……..p.s.: just got back from CVS – couldn’t help picking up a couple of Sally Hansen’s on sale 50% off – got a couple for my sister also – to justify it – ha!


Please do check out Diana’s blog it is: http://www.dianasmakeupblog.wordpress.com

Her you tube channel is: http://www.youtube.com/user/Dianasmakeupworld

Her twitter is @dianasmakeupworld

And of course I thin you can find her links in the Facebook page for the Nail Polish Lottery Club At https://www.facebook.com/NailPolishLotteryClub

Let me know if these work for you.

Which SH polish did you buy?



Thank you so iChat for the kind words. That made my day! I hope you have a great week! 💅 — Judi

Sent from my iPad


I agree with you – it’s a beautiful shade… but the tipwear. 😦 It should last longer taking into account the price category. But nevertheless thank you for showing and sharing your thoughts.
As for the Nail Polish Lottery Club, thank you for your inviation, and I’m sorry that I haven’t had the time getting familiar with this fun idea. Of course I would love to join; I’m currently listing my Chanel and Dior polishes, and it’s already 68 untried Chanel ones, with Dior being a similar number… 😯 I’ll be pretty busy until mid-February but hopefully I will get in touch with Diana a bit earlier. 🙂


Thanks so much Carla! I think you will enjoy the NPLClub, it has been fun. Every week it is fun to see each others numbers. Monday’s a new number is picked and I can’t hardly wait to see what it will be. I have 135 un-tried polishes! I didnt think I had a big collection but I guess I do after all. I would love to see all your CHANEL and Dior. 😍. You have a beautiful collection from the little I’ve see on your blog. Xoxo– Judi

Sent from my iPad


Love this color!


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