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Monday, June 21, 2010

BB Couture for Nails Cantina Nights Collection

I recently received six of the polishes in this collection to swatch and review.  All of the colors in this collection are named after mixed drinks. 

Grasshopper - is a beautiful spring green shimmer.  The shimmer is green, yellow, and blue.  The formula was a little on the thin side, but this was opaque in three coats. 

Blue Bahama - is a deep green-blue shimmer.  This one of my top pics of the colors I reviewed.  It is a color of a blue zircon gemstone. 

Hangover Blues - is a pale dusty turquoise creme that, unlike the name suggests, leans more towards green than blue.  There is also a hidden shimmer in this polish that is absolutely beautiful.  I can't get enough of these dusty blue/green cremes. 

Adios Mo Fo - is a pale blue creme that has the same hidden shimmer as Hangover Blues.  I asked to review this color simply because of the name, but it turned out to be another of my favorites of the collection.  It is similar to Hangover Blues, but they are nowhere near dupey. 

Dirty Mother - is a color that confused me.  In pictures, it looked like a pale dirty pink creme, but it is so much more.  It's a little bit of grey, fawn, and pink all rolled into one.  Unlike the other cremes I reviewed, this one does not have the hidden shimmer, but that makes it no less beautiful.  It's a neutral, but definitely NOT boring.  It looks very similar to RBL Grunge (in pictures, I don't own Grunge to do a direct comparison).  In fact, after I swatched this collection, I chose this one to do a full mani.  I'm wearing it as a type this and I love it.

Huckleberry Martini - is a deep byzantium purple shimmer.  The shimmer is blue and pink.  There is a bit of a frostiness to this as well, but it works well with this color.  Like all deep purples, this one is much more rich, and less blue, than my pic would suggest.

Aside from Grasshopper, all of these were two coats, and that was a bit surprising to me, especially the pale colors.  I know I mentioned that several of these were in my top picks of the collection, but it all honesty, there wasn't a one of the six that I didn't like.  I can definitely see me wearing any of these as a full mani, and in the case of Dirty Mother, I already have. 

Also, I have to say that these have to be some of the best polishes, in terms of formula, that I've swatched in recent months.  I have several polish brands, RBL, Illamasqua to name two, that are often called "buttery", but these, for me, were better than both of those brands.  It's good stuff.  :)

All 12 colors in this collection are available now at both Overall Beauty and BB Couture's website.  The colors in this collection that I did not review are Cosmopolitan, Kamikaze, Pina Colada, Tequila Sunrise, Sex on the Beach, and Kiwi Margarita.  Check out Vampy Varnish for a few of the other colors.

These were sent to me for review


jaljen said...

Blue Bahama is a lovely colour and I may well get Dirty Mother.

Jornal da Lulu Teen - By Luíza said...

todas as cores estão lindas, eu estou usando essa semana um azul pareceido com o seu.
eu adorei seu blog!!! muito lindo!!!
♥ ♥ ♥

Unknown said...

Huckleberry Martini is great!

Jillian said...

I will be honest, I hate green. But I actually LIKE grasshopper! It's really pretty and shimmery :3

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