With the new Rescue Beauty collection for spring becoming available, I started thinking about my Rescue Beauty polishes and deciding what to order. No More War is possibly my favorite of all–it’s a soupy, pea green with tons of yellow. It’s so pretty and so weird, I hadn’t worn it in a while.
I decided it was high time to take some pictures of it-it’s somehow bright (I guess because of all of the yellow), and I don’t tend to reach for it during the fall and winter. It goes on nicely with thin, glossy coats, but I do use three coats for opacity. It’s a unique color, which is pretty rare. Just as a note, it is much more murky and jangly, and flirting with ugly, than the Chanel Khakis that followed it.
I wanted to use crackle polish over it, and based on recent experiences, I think that crackle polish works best over a glitter polish. I think it’s something about how the glitter creates a rough surface that allows the crackle to separate better. So, I added a layer of Chanel’s Illusion D’or-it’s really nice over No More War, since it’s a golden, sparkly glitter that picks up the golden color in No More War.
Then I added China Glaze’s Broken Hearted. This may be the crackle polish that I have used the most-it goes with a lot of other colors. Over No More War, it’s a total contrast–girly, flowery color over dirty army green. The sparkles came out just enough between the cracks to catch the light. I was pretty happy with this-it’s a mid-spring, vibrant mix of colors and textures.