RBL's Look Rich, Be Cheap was from the 2009 Spring glitter bomb collection, which in my mind was the catalyst for all the full-coverage glitters we've seen over the past 2 years. I remember when I first saw swatches of this glitter and her sisters, Locavore and Frugalista. I fell instantly in love, but still being a newb and balking at an $18 polish, I resisted until the half off sale in the fall of 2009, where I picked them up. And my love for them has not waned, considering that the glitters and a couple of other colors were the only things I kept when I decided to part ways with my RBL collection (the formula just doesn't play nice with me). Unfortunately, I just haven't worn them as much as I should have. Well, lemme tell ya... that's gotta stop. :P
This one is absolutely amazing. It's varying shades of gold glitter with pops of bright, purple glitter, and as yellow and purple are opposites on the color wheel, the color combo is gorgeous. The base is clear, and though it looks like there are bald/thin spots in my swatch, the coverage on the nail is actually quite good. Any thin spots that are on there, don't show up to the naked eye.
This is 3 coats of Look Rich Be Cheap over a coat of CND Stickey. I also had to apply 3 (!) coats of TC as it still seemed really textured at just 1, or even 2, coats. Honestly, even with the 3 coats of TC, it's still not smooth, but that's pretty much par for the course with a dense glitter.
Also, I realize I have reviewed Look Rich, Be Cheap already in the past, but as that way back when my nails were recovering nubs and my camera was crap (and perhaps a lot of user error), I figured I'd give this one another showing.
Look Rich, Be Cheap is the only glitter bomb still remaining in stock on RBL's website (though I think Locavore is coming back). Price is $18.
this was purchased by me during RBL's half-off sale