Monday, April 12, 2010
NOTD: RBL Purple Haze
I chose this one as my NOTD because I remembered a recent FB post in which Ji mentioned Purple Haze was on it's way to selling out. I bought it back in the fall as part of my 50% off order, but I had yet to try it. I was a little wary to try it, given my past issues with RBL's formula, but I used one coat of Amour Sticky Base Coat and one coat of SH Insta-Dri TC and it dried within 30 minutes w/ no issues. This is 2 coats and there were no issues with application. The formula was perfect.
As for the color, this one was a bit of a surprise. I added this one on a whim to my order last fall. I thought the color was going to be a softer version of vibrant purple creme, like RBL Mismas or ChG Grape Pop. While it's true that it's a medium purple creme, there is also a smokyness to it that I didn't expect. It really does have a hazy quality to it... hence the name. LOL. She's a clever one, that Ji Baek. It reminds me of OPI Parlez-Vous OPI, though I think PH is a bit more vibrant. I plan on doing a comp post with P-VO and PH in the near future.
If you are interested, Purple Haze is still available at rescuebeauty.com. It's $18 and $7.50 which I know is nuts, but it's an amazing color with an amazing formula, but I'm going to hold off a "you have to get it" rec until I comp it w/ PVO. BTW, Ji is now offering free shipping on $100 orders in the US and on $200 for international orders.