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BB Couture – Horned Devil

Tuesday, 3 August, 2010

I loved this color. In the bottle.

I complained about a color by China Glaze (Strawberry Fields) that aged me and freaked me out to no end because it really made me look like crazy old South Beach, FL, lady. This had a similar effect, but I felt it was Los Angeles, CA, old lady. I kid you not, I swear that this color brought out every single line and never-seen-before line out in my hands. My hands looked wrinkled. Decrepit. LEATHERY. Leathery. Seriously. How does that happen?

Pity the color sucked on me because application was flawless – it’s a jelly base flecked with fine silver glitter. The glitter isn’t so abundant that it overpowers the polish. It is distributed evenly with the brush strokes. I did two coats. See the pictures below!

I think the shade shot is much prettier than the sunlight. It got washed out. 🙁

BB Couture

BB Couture For Men – Universal Joint

Monday, 2 August, 2010

I am starting on yet another green tangent. I love this green. It’s rich and it’s brought to life even more with the shimmer running through it.

BB Couture got it right – this is fast drying and a dream to apply. Thank you, BB Couture – you make me happy.

I felt this color looked best in the shade, but in sunlight it also held up pretty well and didn’t look washed out or diluted.

It looked like a silver shimmer running through it in the top picture, but when in the sun it looks gold. I like that!

BB Couture Nail Polish nail polish swatch

BB Couture – Ode To A Ladybug

Monday, 17 May, 2010
BB Couture Ode To A Ladybug

I’ve always loved ladybugs. Whether they were green, yellow or red. They’re my favorite things. I think they’re so adorable and even now, when I see one, the little girl in me goes, “EEEE!!!! Must play with it.”

I was so excited to get this color, if not for the name alone. How can you NOT love the name Ode To A Ladybug? It’s so cute! However, it ended up being more of an unflattering coral on me. It looked ok in the shade and in natural light, but I wore it for a weekend and while I loved the shade, my friends were not so keen on it. 🙁 I got various comments, “You’re not old enough to be wearing a color like that.” to “Oh, girl. What were you thinking?”

I’ll let you decide.

BB Couture Ode To A Ladybug

Formula rocked it (as usual) – dried fast and this is three coats. There was a slight glitter in this and it doesn’t really show. I knew there was glitter in the polish just from the lumps I could feel after it dried. However, the glitter really didn’t go KA-POW like I’m used to. No other complaints, though. 🙂

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BB Couture – Peacock

Friday, 30 April, 2010

This yellow reminds me of a school bus. It looked so different in the bottle that I was tempted into buying it…and was horribly let down. It’s not the fault of the polish – it’s me and my yellow/orange skin tone. It looks perfectly fine on Playing With Polish‘s blog . It looks fabulous on her. I saw her swatch on her blog yesterday and remembered I had swatched this color last week, but still had to get around to uploading it.  Here it is.

Notes on the forumula: in better hands it would’ve actually performed much better. I was in a rush because the sun was out and I wanted to get swatches in before cloud cover and rain fell on my polish swatching parade. Haha. It dried quickly and easily which is always a bonus.

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Purple! (and a green)

Tuesday, 27 April, 2010

Not quite keeping up with my self induced promise of mostly green, I present PURPLE! I have more than 18 shades of purple polish between here and Arizona. The colors on this wheel are partially here, but mostly in our desert home.

It was a pain in the butt trying to take a pic of that color wheel and I realized I should’ve broken it up into 4 separate parts, but I was feeling kind of lazy and I hope that when you click on the pics, they become huge and you can see the difference in the colors.

You’ll find lots of shimmer, creme, a matte and a couple of holographics.  Enjoy!

Outdoors – Shade

1. China Glaze – Octa Gone Wild (holo)  2. China Glaze – Grape Pop  3. China Glaze – Midnight Ride  4. OPI – Catherine The Grape 5. OPI – Eiffel For This Color 6. OPI – A Grape Fit!

7. China Glaze – Light As Air 8. OPI – Sapphire In The Snow 9. OPI – Visions of Sugarplums 10. Zoya – Savita (matte) 11. Zoya – Pinta 12. Barielle – Grape Escape

13. China Glaze – Grape Juice (Shimmer) 14. Orly – Cashmere Cardi 15. Orly – Midnight Star (slight shimmer) 16. Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL) – Mismas 17. RBL – Scrangie (shimmer) 18. China Glaze – LOL (holo)

Outdoors – Shade with flash

1. China Glaze – Octa Gone Wild (holo)  2. China Glaze – Grape Pop  3. China Glaze – Midnight Ride  4. OPI – Catherine The Grape 5. OPI – Eiffel For This Color 6. OPI – A Grape Fit!

7. China Glaze – Light As Air 8. OPI – Sapphire In The Snow 9. OPI – Visions of Sugarplums 10. Zoya – Savita (matte) 11. Zoya – Pinta 12. Barielle – Grape Escape

13. China Glaze – Grape Juice (Shimmer) 14. Orly – Cashmere Cardi 15. Orly – Midnight Star (slight shimmer) 16. Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL) – Mismas 17. RBL – Scrangie (shimmer) 18. China Glaze – LOL (holo)

Outdoors – Sunlight

1. China Glaze – Octa Gone Wild (holo)  2. China Glaze – Grape Pop  3. China Glaze – Midnight Ride  4. OPI – Catherine The Grape 5. OPI – Eiffel For This Color 6. OPI – A Grape Fit!

7. China Glaze – Light As Air 8. OPI – Sapphire In The Snow 9. OPI – Visions of Sugarplums 10. Zoya – Savita (matte) 11. Zoya – Pinta 12. Barielle – Grape Escape

13. China Glaze – Grape Juice (Shimmer) 14. Orly – Cashmere Cardi 15. Orly – Midnight Star (slight shimmer) 16. Rescue Beauty Lounge (RBL) – Mismas 17. RBL – Scrangie (shimmer) 18. China Glaze – LOL (holo)

The Promised Green!

What I love about this gorgeous green with a slight yellow undertone is that it has a gorgeous micro glitter that contains more green than gold. One has to literally have it up close and very personal to see it. My camera didn’t do it any justice in capturing the glitter. The very faint yellow in this (heck, it could’ve been the gold micro glitter come to think of it!) wasn’t very strong and didn’t look awful on me. Quite the opposite – it was very flattering! Another stellar choice on my part from BB Couture. This color is from their Men’s Collection. Love it.

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BB Couture – Caterpillar

Monday, 26 April, 2010

I’m posting more green and will try to keep it (mostly) green for my little Earth Week celebration. BB Couture is three free – yay! 🙂

Their formula was a tad bit runny, but I didn’t mind because it was extremely easy to work with. It dried quickly and only required two very light coats. I found that all their polishes are like that – except for one color and you will see that in the upcoming swatches. Other than that, I have no complaints on application. Thumbs up from me.

How pretty is this color?! This really is different from other greens that I have in my collection and I am really loving it.