I COULD NOT wait until the end of the post to include this mandatory slice of '90s awesomeness:
Now that I've gotten that out of the way ...
"Newsies" is definitely not my favorite Christian Bale movie or musical (I enjoy musicals but sometimes they feel like they're reaching/trying too hard), but it is essential to my childhood. I saw this as a wee one in school -- and if you really want me to date myself -- this was back when the girls would fight over who got to look at JTT pictures in Tiger Beat and discuss who was the cutest guy on "Ghostwriter" during recess (they say it was Alex. They also thought Christian Bale was super cute ... "Little Women" was a big deal that winter, but I was Team Eric Stoltz, Dream Ginger).
Fast forward 15-ish years later to when I TOTALLY GET IT re: Christian Bale and I continue to burst into "Santa Fe" any time someone mentions that city or "Newsies," which seems to be a legit Broadway musical now (eh ...). RBL Santa Fe was not one of my GOMM preorders, but I picked it up in a few weeks ago along with Jack and Killa Red. I seem to love orange a lot during this time of the year, so what better time to trot it out?
Three coats with SV.
Sadly, Santa Fe is one of those weird muted, slightly corally oranges that just dies on me. Its RBL description is as follows: "This color would be an aerial view of my imaginary Santa Fe—the baked earth tones of ocher with the shimmery, glisteningly ubiquitous dotted greens." I definitely get all of that in the bottle, but unless you're somewhere with strong lighting, you won't see much of the shimmer on the nail. The formula was typical RBL, smooth and easy to work with. Amazingly, it's completely opaque at two coats.
Santa Fe is still available for purchase and retails exclusively on the Rescue Beauty Lounge site for $20.
It's a pity this polish didn't go well with my coloring at all, because I really would have loved to wear this shade for my first Taco Bale Tuesday movie night. (Christian Bale movies + tacos + Tuesday nights = Taco Bale Tuesday. To my knowledge, the term "Taco Bale" and the corresponding meme originated sometime in the summer of 2008 when "The Dark Knight" was out in theaters. Bless you, ONTD.)
I ended up buying the whole RBL GOMM collection piecemeal, so what else do you think I should try next: Jack, Bella, Abi, Poppy or Ghost? Did you find Santa Fe to be a win or a fail on you? Do you agree that Jack Kelly is the king of New York and ain't you glad you got a dream called Santa Fe?
Sorry, I'm not sorry. I had to.
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