Yes, you read that right. I’m being a good corporate
drone citizen and wearing a work-safe shade for a week-long Event in which Big Bosses will be present. I’m not a fan of corporate dress codes, but at least ours isn’t as strict as it could be. On any other day, I can wear bright green nail polish with holographic shimmer and stamped skull designs and no one will care. But for this Event in which People Who May Care But Probably Won’t Because They Have Other Things To Worry About will be present, I am expected to suit up and be polished and corporate-like. So I am gritting my teeth and counting down the days until I can wear dark holos and chunky glitter again. One more week. We can do this. /rant
Thank goodness for Rescue Beauty Lounge Pizzicato.
Pizzicato was released as part of the Firebird collection for Fall 2011. I own two other shades from that collection — Piu Mosso and Poco a Poco. I don’t know why it took me so long to swatch Pizzicato. Maybe because it’s pale and not bright or dark like what I usually wear.
Pizzicato is a pale, dusty lavender with silvery-white iridescent shimmer. Unlike most lavenders, it leans strongly towards pink. RBL creator Ji Baek describes it as “inspired by the gentle tiny taps of rain droplets as they hit the tin roof, reminiscent of plucked strings.” An apt description. The shade and finish call to mind cloudy skies and raindrops on windows.
Application is smooth but there can be some streakiness since this is a pastel. I used three coats but you can certainly make do with two if you work with pastel polish better than I do. The polish took a bit longer to dry than other RBLs I own, which may explain the very minor tip wear on my index nail.
Rescue Beauty Lounge nail polish is USD20 a pop. Pizzicato is sold out but may be brought back in the future.