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Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

BB Couture for Nails: Review and Swatches

BB Couture for Nails nail polish

Today I'm bringing you a truly fabulous nail polish brand called BB Couture for Nails. If you've been reading the nail blogs, then your somewhat familiar with this one-of-a kind polish that's just phenomenal. The color selection is beyond amazing and my swatches don't do any justice...really!

Each formula contains no hazardous chemicals and is Big 3 free. And the best news yet, you get everything in this little package. Base, Top coat, Nail Color, and Strengther - all in one. What a brilliant idea? Just brilliant. Why didn't anyone think of this sooner?!

The Wear. Since you get everything in this little bottle, you really don't need a base or top coat. But, I have a feeling most of my readers will have trouble skipping this step, which is OK! I still love ya! Plus, you can never be too safe. My average wear was three days with no chipping, which is pretty remarkable with no base or top.

I know, enough of the review, let's get down to the nitty gritty.

BB Couture Opposties Attract nail polish

Gray nail polish with glitter

Opposites Attract, a medium gray with silver glitter and some black. The black was very subtle, but you can look at the bottle pic and see the darker black glitter. 

BB Couture for nails blind love nail polish

Pewter Silver foil nail polish

Blind Love gives Chanel's Kaleidoscope a run for it's money. Described as a pewter silver foiltastic color that's pretty much an exact dupe to Chanel's.

bb couture for nails balboa beach bunny nail polish

Purple jelly with mult colored glitter nail polish

Balboa Beach Bunny, a deep purple with multi colored glitter. All the jellies are amazing! I'm totally crushing on them.

bb couture for nails sea of cortez nail polish

light blue jelly with glitter nail polish 

 Sea of Cortez, fabulous light blue jelly with glitter.

bb couture for nails moon over manhattan nail polish

Medium blue nail polish with glitter

Moon over Manhattan is one of the best blues I've ever laid eyes on. Described as a mid tone blue with teal undertones and fine glitter.

BB couture for nails blue nail polish comparisons

Here's a comparison swatch of Moon over Manhattan and Sea of Cortez.

BB couture for nails frosty meadow nail polish

Green jelly with glitter nail polish

Frosty Meadow, gorgeous light green jelly with glitter. 

BB Couture for Nails Zuma Wave Rider nail polish

Zuma Wave Rider didn't quite capture as well as I'd liked. It's a mix between a lavender purple and baby blue pastel. The pastels applied a little streaky, but nothing three coats can't fix.

BB Couture for Nails Laguna Lagoon nail polish

Laguna Lagoon, a pastel mint green creme.

Mint Green nail polish comparisons

 Laguna Lagoon is similar to OPI's Hey get in Lime, but just a tad more lighter and pastel.

BB Couture for Nails Poison Ivy green nail polish

Poison Ivy, a medium green creme. One of the best greens on the market.

BB Couture for Nails Iced Olive nail polish

Olive green nail polish with gold shimmer

Iced Olive is insanely gorgeous! Described as a olive green with gold shimmer.

Where do I buy BB Couture? You can purchase BB Couture directly through BB's site or Overall Beauty. I highly recommend Kim at Overall Beauty. Her customer service exceeds excellence and she ships internationally at a pretty reasonable rate. The retail price is around $8.00 - $9.95/ea.

Have a wonderful Wednesday! Enjoy peeps!

Tags: bb couture, nails, nail polish, swatches, reviews, beauty, comparisons

Posted by Steph at 03:04:am
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(8) Comments

Tessi said on Jul 1st, 2009 10:40 am
Wow these are gorgeous! I can't pick a favorite - I like them all.

michelle said on Jul 1st, 2009 10:41 am
These are gorgeous Steph! I have a bunch of them already, but I really need to get Iced Olive, Blind Love and Moon Over Manhattan! :)

Brittany said on Jul 1st, 2009 1:16 am
Insanely beautiful swatches (per usual). I did a rew BB Couture swatches last week and you sooo have me lemming for some more. That Zuma Wave Rider is siiick!

Lucy said on Jul 1st, 2009 4:08 am
Hi Steph! I've been talking my head off about these today. Poison Ivy is one of my top 3 favorite polishes. They are all amazing colors. They also make the best glitters! I heard a rumor that Overallbeauty will soon be getting the new collection from BB Couture. One of the new shades is named Throb. I can't wait to see what that will look like!

Angie said on Jul 1st, 2009 4:59 am
Second what Brittany said, your swatches are absolutely amazing!! The best by far..!! Love your site girl!!

Kim said on Jul 1st, 2009 5:26 am
Thanks Steph! Your words are just too kind, I think I'm blushing! I love the swatches you did.. wow I see I'm not the only one who digs Sea of Cortez.. My question to you is.. What do you think about creme yellow? One of the newest colors I been hearing about coming out is Torch.. And rumor has its part of two new collections.. And yes I am just a big BB junkie as ever these

Crotchfairy said on Jul 2nd, 2009 12:23 pm
I absolutely love your swatch comparison. Such a great blogger! you anticipated the comparison requests. Thank you

Steph said on Jul 4th, 2009 3:40 am
Hi Tessi, Aren't they?! It's so hard to pick a favorite! Hi Michelle, Thanks, aren't they!! You definitely have to pick up those, great choices! Hi B, I saw your post and that orange is rockin on you!! Love it!! Hi Lucy, Poison Ivy is just gorgeous!! I can't wait for the new collection either! Hi Angie, Thanks so much! Hi Kim, Aww, you are too sweet!! umm, I love Yellow creme's!!! Cannot wait!!! :) Totally siked! Hi CrotchFairy, Aww, thanks so much!! :)

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