Taaaa Daaaaa, I Present Rescue Beauty Lounge – Orbis Non Sufficit

As many of you already know, recently Ji Baek of Rescue Beauty Lounge gave me, Scrangie and Michelle from ALU the unique opportunity to create our own shade of nail polish for her collection. I’ve gotten dozens of emails from you guys concerning my color which has been inadvertently shrouded in mystery. I’m so sorry, I wasn’t able to post it sooner. I didn’t mean to keep everyone waiting. I’m still studying for the Bar exam so, sadly, I won’t be able to give this color the gushing attention I want to give it, at least not for another two weeks.

So, without further ado here it is… Orbis Non Sufficit:

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I don’t think it’s shocking to anyone that I chose a shade of green. (My love for dark greens is an illness.) When Ji first approached me with the possibility of creating my dream color, my first reaction was – flail – AHHHH…. ZULU. This was during the dark long long ago when I didn’t own it yet and I was still lemming it something fierce. But, it dawned on me that it would be silly to waste this chance by ripping off a color already in existence (no matter how badly I want to stick it to NARS and ebay scalpers) and instead I should use this opportunity to create something that was more reflective of me.

If you’ve spent any time on my site at all, you know that I love dark, moody, mushroomy colors. I wanted to go with something edgy – I had three shades in mind. A muted shade of combat green, a mountbatten pink or a jelly black with black glitter a la China Glaze Ruby Pumps. Jelly black with black glitter is the holy grail – apparently, it’s an impossibility because black glitter has to be so pigmented that it sinks to the bottom of the bottle creating a gooey mess that cannot be applied properly. (I was pretty sad to hear that especially because I already had a name picked out for it, “Quoth the Raven.” I had to throw back to my boy Edgar if I was going with something black.) Mountbatten pink, while freaking awesome, was too run-of-the-mill and I felt like most people would want to punch me in the face for choosing a purply-pink no matter how bad ass.

Obviously, green was my only option.

I’m really pleased with the end product. Orbis Non Sufficit is a dark moody grayed-out combat green creme. Like all Rescue Beauty Lounge cremes, it applied like a dream, perfectly pigmented. It’s a one coater but the swatch pictured is two. As for the name, it’s the Bond family motto. Translation: The World is Insufficient (or rather, The World is Not Enough.) I know, cheesy, but what can I say? I love the cheese like I love the green.

With all that said, I miss you guys!!! I have been reading your emails but I’ve only been responding to the ones that are time sensitive. I promise – in two weeks – you’ll have me back in full force and every single email and comment will get a reply. I’ve been doing my nails all summer (I didn’t give it up to help maintain my sanity) so while I haven’t been swatching, I do have tons of new images, not to mention that I’ll be posting the three million collections that have come out since I’ve been gone. Stick with me! : )

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Disclosure: Although this might be obvious… lol… this color was sent to me for review by Rescue Beauty Lounge.

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56 Responses to “Taaaa Daaaaa, I Present Rescue Beauty Lounge – Orbis Non Sufficit”

  1. Polish Earthgirl Says:

    OMG!! Loves this one! Unique and fabulous, congrats on making such a fabulous polish! xox

  2. m Says:

    good luck on the bar. I’m taking it in CA. I was just thinking today about how i should do my nails for good luck (i know, silly, but who cares, i don’t have lucky underwear). do you have a bar manicure planned?

  3. Lackoholic Says:

    I LOVE IT! So unique and beautiful. Good luck with your studies, and looking forward to having you back soon! :)

  4. kelliegonzo Says:

    words cannot express how much i need this polish!!! good luck on the exam! i love your site and can’t wait til you’re back :)

  5. Cali369 Says:

    Gorgeous colour and congrats on such a great opportunity. You’ve really made the most of it.

  6. Sanna Says:

    It is so gorgeous Steph!!!
    amazing! I’m so happy for you!
    I’ve been missing you and I’m so glad to hear from you:)
    *love*

  7. yb Says:

    I love it! I will definitely be getting yours and Scrangie’s!

  8. Feline Says:

    Wow! WOW! Oh my. OK, I admit, I love greens too, like most of us. And this… Fits my taste like a glove. I love it. Congrats on a super great job! And good luck with the bar exam, once again. :)

  9. Kyosuke Says:

    Omg Steph you’re finally back ! Thanks, I’ve missed you so much !
    I hope your life now is as good as possible, seems you’ll get some more times for you now… and for us <3 Big hugs from a friend, and sweet kisses on those lovely nails <3

  10. Marsha Smith Says:

    We’ve missed you so much! I love the polish, so I’ll have to have this one too! Thanks for giving us a green!

  11. Denny Says:

    Ditto, we have missed you! Can’t wait for your return. Congrats on everything!

  12. aprilrobin Says:

    I LOVE IT!! I most definitely do not have a single green like it – it’s so wonderfully “off”.
    Glad you’re back soon, Steph!

  13. Amanda Says:

    Steph I LOVE it!!! Greeeeeen! :-)
    I have missed your pics!

  14. Selina Says:

    Oh. Wow. That is one seriously gorgeous green, I must have it or I will pop!

    Good luck with the bar exams :)

  15. Anna Says:

    That is a GORGEOUS color, Steph! Congratulations and good luck on the bar exam!!!

  16. michelle Says:

    I LOVE it Steph!! It’s awesome :D

  17. Andi Says:

    I don’t like it, I’m quite disappointed.

  18. Anna Says:

    I’ve only discovered your blog since you’ve been on hiatus, but I still find it a useful resource and look forward to seeing more swatches.

    Great green, BTW.

  19. Scrangie Says:

    GO STEPH!!!! It rocks! I fell in love the minute I got my sample and I’ve already worn it three times =X Great job!! <3

  20. laeny Says:

    Steph that is absolutely stunning!!! Looks like yours and Scrangie’s will be my first RBLs!!

  21. Maggie Says:

    Lovely color, and good luck on the Bar! One of my good friends is taking it here in Tennessee… apparently it’s craaaazy. I’ll have my polished fingers crossed for you!

  22. Danica Says:

    Oh yay! good luck with your exams – I don’t blame you for taking a little break with all this school work! I just can’t wait to see more colors. Congratulations on your polish!

  23. Elaine Says:

    Thanks for taking the time to post. All three of the new RBLS are gorgeous. Best of luck with the Bar.

  24. Alison Says:

    Wow thats a great colour, and good luck with your bar exam I’m sure all your avid readers will be wishing you luck and looking forward to future blog entries.

  25. SiennaX Says:

    After Scrangie posted her RBL, I’ve been checking daily to see if you’d post your color–AND HERE IT IS!!! Congrats!!! I miss your blog entries and awesome pics. Good Luck with the bar exam and I can’t wait until you post again!

  26. Reiko Says:

    Oh my god! I’ve been trying to franken this color for a while, and it always turns out too muddy. I’m so in love!

  27. Tifflet Says:

    Stephanie – your color is lovely! Good luck on the bar. Look forward to seeing you back on the web!

  28. Dana Cerise Says:

    Niiice! I like how all three new RBLs look like a cohesive collection. Good luck on the bar exam!

  29. Mrs. Schwartz Says:

    It’s GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll definitely be gettin’ it! THANK YOU! Good Luck with the bar! :)

  30. Jesse Says:

    Good luck from another bar studier! We are in the homestretch, thank god!! I’m definitely thinking I need to get a pre-bar good luck mani/pedi!

  31. Julia Says:

    It’s absolutely frickin gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! I can’t wait to order the whole blogger collection. Well done!!!!!

  32. emmablossom Says:

    OMG, your talents truly are endless. I found this blog a week ago and read it obsessively that morning. And then you were gone! Can’t WAIT to have you back; you’re a true inspiration in so many ways. Good luck Steph!

  33. Kae Says:

    Congratulations on your beautiful color, amazing! (*^.^*)

  34. Z' Says:

    N-I-C-E color. It is definitely on my list for my next RBL order. Good luck on the bar!

  35. Donna Says:

    absolutely perfect. any idea when they break?

  36. AbigailE Says:

    Oh wow! This is my favorite of the three (all three are gorgeous, don’t get me wrong!), but CREMES. I love cremes. And this is gorgeous! Well done. :)

  37. melli Says:

    How sweet of you to break your no-post rule for us! Gorgeous colour, and definitely a must buy! The name rocks too…my Bond loving hubby loves it! All the best with your bar exam!

  38. diana Says:

    There’s something of this color that makes me think of the sea. I really do love it! Many congratulations and best of luck on your exam.

  39. Jas Says:

    Steph, this green is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a shade that i’ve been looking for a long time. And I can fully understand why doing nails helps to maintain your sanity.

  40. Lucy Says:

    Most importantly, best of luck with your bar exam! That is the number one thing for you to thin about. Thank you for posting and swatching this stunner. I’ve been enamored of greens for this whole year or maybe even more. I buy blues but don’t wear them. I love my greens the most. I will definitely be buying this one. It is an amazing shade. You should be very proud of yourself for coming up with the color. I love the name and the meaning behind it. Looking forward to your regular blogging.

  41. Duffi Says:

    Whee!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is so perfect!! I can’t wait to buy it. And many happy blessings on the bar exam. *mwah*

  42. Jake Says:

    Welcome back Steph! We really missed you!!
    I know all your hard work will pay off at the exam – you’ll rock!

  43. Claudia Says:

    Good luck on the bar!
    Can’t wait till you are back, so looking forward to your lovely swatches -P

  44. Crissy Says:

    Wow, this color is awesome! Very unique. Yours is definitely my fave of the 3 bloggers. Good luck with your exam!

  45. The Asian Girl Says:

    I absolutely adore the name. Good luck on the bar exam; I know you’ll do great! :)

  46. Inbal Says:

    It’s so beautiful! very unique.
    good luck on your bar exam :-)

  47. Sybelle Says:

    I could not help myself – I pre-ordered this one. >:D Best of luck on the Bar!

  48. Duffi Says:

    I bought this as soon as it went on preorder. I mean, almost to the minute. I can’t wait until it ships then I can swatch it and really enjoy the fact that not only do I own a superb polish, but that it was created by a friend of mine. Totally made of win. Congrats, my Empress! *mwah*

  49. Anna Says:

    It is SO what I am now up for. Mushroom dark green! It is so sad that RBL asks a fortune for sending nail polishes in Europe… :(
    Wonderful idea and realization! Congratulations!

  50. Siobhan Says:

    It looks awesome, Steph! I’ve got one on the way. :D

  51. Pushpa Says:

    I love it! I never would have thought that dark green and the mushroomy look would have gone together but you really made it look amazing!

  52. Annie Says:

    It’s the 3rd of August!!!111eleven1!1!!! *bounces around*

  53. Aaren Says:

    I just received this color in the mail, and OMG!!!! It is absolutely beautiful. I got the entire blogger collection; you ladies outdid yourselves. I look forward to wearing them all!

  54. MariV Says:

    Woo-hoo!!! Orbis Non Sufficit got a shout-out in the newest Lucky Magazine (with Carrie Underwood on the cover). AMAZING!!!!!!!!

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