Sunday, June 20, 2010

BB Couture Cantina Nights Collection (Part 1)

Summer is almost officially here, can you believe it? Well, with all the summer collections coming out, yeah, you probably can. Nevertheless, BB Couture is giving us cocktail-themed colors and after trying these out I was certainly impressed. Take a look! And ignore my cuticles...they're looking a little rough these days.




Let's start out with one of my favorites from the collection, Tequila Sunrise. Love it! A sunny coral with an orange shimmer. I am definitely going to be wearing this one a lot this summer. This was a three coater.





Hangover Blues gave me some problems, but I feel like a more experienced manicurist could make it less streaky. Above is three coats. I love the color, though. It seems like a muted version of China Glaze For Audrey, one of my favorite polishes. I'll have to try this one again with a few drops of thinner in the bottle. Normally, I wouldn't bother, but I love the color. Oh, and my hands look ridiculously wrinkled, but I was just clenching my fingers against the bottle, I swear!




Sex on the Beach. Welcome to my fave! I love this polish. A warm cherry red with gold glitter! I mean, I like red polishes. I believe they are a staple in any polish stash. But rarely do I find one that I am in love with. But I'm rocking this one on my toes right now! I used three thin coats, but I probably could have used another one to hide the VNL. Thicker coats would take care of that problem, though.





Next we have Huckleberry Martini. The shimmer in this one isn't so obvious in all lightings, but in the sun it really pops. Unfortunately, the clouds appeared right as I was about to snap the picture and didn't go away, so we've got an artificial lighting. And, as you know, purples are notorious for photographing inaccurately, so below is a better idea of what it really looks like.
This was three coats, as well.




Pina Colada. Yum! And the perfect name for this polish. Now, this was kind of my problem child of the bunch. Five coats. Truly, I don't mind, but there are some people that are vehemently opposed to that many layers. And even though I would never pick this color out myself, I will definitely wear this one again!




Kiwi Margarita didn't do anything for me in the bottle, but I'm actually quite pleased with the results on the nail. This took four coats to build up opacity. I'm not sure if some of these are meant to be worn sheer or not, but I don't do sheers. It's not that I don't like the look of them; it's that my bare nails are never really something I want to show off. Anyway, this is funky but subtle, with what I guess I would call sparse glitter throughout.




The name Grasshopper kind of threw me. What does an insect have to do with alcoholic drinks? One Google search later, I realized that it's one of those creme de menthe deals. Interesting. Four coats for this one, too.




Blue Bahama is another winner for me. Two coats and it dries smooth. I love this color, more than I expected to, actually. It reminds me of the Kool-Aid drinks some moms used to bring to soccer practice for the team.
Anybody remember those? With the flimsy plastic bottles?



These were the first BB Couture polishes I've ever tried and I would definitely buy more! The opacity issue on a few of the colors might be a turn off for some, but layering them is another possibility as well. Sex on the Beach, Pina Colada, Grasshopper, and Kiwi Margarita dried with a gritty finish, so those that don't normally wear a top coat would probably want to slap one on over those. What are your thoughts? Will you be picking any of these up? If so, which ones?

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6 comments:

  1. I really want to buy some of those. I really like Tequila Sunrise and Hangover Blues. Ahh I need a job hahah.

    I remember I loved those kool-aid things when I was a little kid!

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  2. Your nails look great! Love your web blog! My faves are: grasshopper; hang over blues, Pina Collate, Kiwi Margarita and Blue Banana; love that name. Your doing a great job abd I am a follower, yeah!

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  3. Tierney: Haha! Jobs are overrated...you should definitely pick them up!

    tasha~: My pictures don't do it justice! It's a great polish!

    Geo58: Thank you so much! It really means a lot that you take the time to say that. Hope you get the opportunity to pick some of these up! And thanks for following :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing these shades with us. I think some of them are quite enticing and I will tell you which ones. The Huckleberry Martini and Grasshopper are pretty and I would wear them on my toes or fingers. Usually, i don't wear the same shades on both. I tend to go bolder on my toes.

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  5. I like the green on you but I don't think I would wear it

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