Tuesday, April 13, 2010

BBCouture Haul/Swatches

Today I wanted to show you the BBCoutures I received recently. I got these from Overall Beauty at $9 each. I have to admit this is probably the most I'd spend on a nail polish and it definitely will be a once in a blue moon thing. In most cases if I see a color I like that is more on the pricey side I look for a dupe. However, these colors are so unique I knew I wouldn't be able to find something similar. I especially had been wanting Hermosa Surfer Girl for a long time, so I finally convinced myself to get it.

The reason I was so attracted to Horned Devil & Hermosa Surfer girl was because when I was probably around 4 or 5 I went over to my best friend's house and she had this nail polish very similar to Hermosa Surfer Girl made by Tinkerbell Cosmetics. I don't know if you anyone remembers Tinkerbell Cosmetics but it was a company I think from the 70's up until the 90's (I'm not sure if they're still around?) who made cosmetics,bags, compacts for little girls. If you had a play purse full of Tinkerbell Cosmetics you were definitely pretty cool. I was so envious of those girls with all that makeup! Anyways back on topic that color of nail polishe had been burned into my brain for the past 20 years, and I'm happy I finally have it..or well something very close to it!

Hermosa Surfer Girl:

This is part of the California Beaches Collection. I think I am in love with this polish now. It's the perfect shade of medium reddish pink. It reminds me of hibiscus flowers in Hawaii. It has iridescent glitter that isn't overpowering, but compliments the polish nicely. In fact this polish makes me want to check out of life for awhile and go on vacation. The name of the polish sure doesn't help matters either. Overall this polish just brings back memories and lots of happy and carefree times. I used 3 coats and it applied beautifully. I am over the moon over this one. I am so glad I ended up getting this.

Horned Devil

I believe this is part of the new Hailey's Butterfly collection. This is a orange jelly with iridescent glitter. It is pretty much a cousin to Hermosa Surfer Girl, which is probably why I was instantly drawn to it. A great summer/vacation color! I also used 3 coats with this one.

Napa Valley Red

This beauty is part of the Vampy Varnish Collection, which I'm sure most of you know was developed by Kelly, of Vampy Varnish. I love reds. I hear a lot of people get bored by reds, but not me. I especially love reds with sparkle. I can't get enough. This is no exception. Napa Valley Red is a rich and deep jelly red with light red sparkles. I have to apologize for my sloppy application. I blame this on myself. This was the first one I swatched and a little goes a long way with BBCouture polishes. This was a pleasant surprise because I know this will polish will last me awhile. I didn't have to load up my brush with a lot of color to cover my nail like I have to with other brands. My messiness aside, this a luxurious color that I adore.

That's it for today. I want to leave off with a question though. Is there polish in your collection that reminds you of a great time in your life or makes think about a special place? If so, tell me what it is and what memories or places it makes you think of. :)

Have a great evening!

1 comment:

  1. I'm loving that vampy polish! I don't have a single polish memory that stands out, but the overall feeling of wearing polish makes me feel good inside. Its a hobby, an obsession (or addiciton), a treat and a pleasure - so those would be my feelings. :)


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