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Christmasy Swatches

After going through all of my posts to update links for my new server, I kept my favorite Christmasy swatches aside to put in one entry. 🙂

I might as well try the cool WordPress “Gallery in a post” feature!

BB Couture – Lazy Bum

I LOVE this polish!

I thought it was going to be too light of a taupe but it dried to the perfect medium brown taupe. And it has tons of complexity actually. Lots of silver glitter, brownish sparkle… there’s nothing like this one for sure!

Don’t be thrown off by the name and the dirty color, its gorgeous!

Dark Teal Comparison

I have so many dark teal polishes that I’ve built up a pile of lately, I wanted to put them all together so you can see the differences up close!

I tried to take them in sun, shade, at different angles…

Here are the polishes on the wheel clockwise + the 3 I cut to put next to them:
Nicole – Too Rich For You, Sally Hansen – Tealy Fast, Essie – Trophy Wife, Zoya – Akyra, BB Couture – Playboy, OPI – Cuckoo For This Color, Catrice – After 8, Deborah Milano – Emerald Bijou, Maybelline – Blackened Teal, Pure Ice – Iced Teal, China Glaze – Blk Bila Bong, Urban Decay – Grunge, OPI – Unripened, Maybelline – Cool Couture, Essie – Dive Bar (1 coat), Essie – Dive Bar (2 coats), and Sinful Colors – See You Soon

Click them to zoom way in!

BB Couture – Tuxedo Night

Ahh, so sorry for not posting every day-ish lately. Work has been so crazy with my wrapping up the software I’ve been working on since the summer and I’ve been frustrated with having no free time to do these things!

I hope to be less busy in about 2 weeks when I wrap everything up and we leave and get back from our little New Orleans trip we are taking for fun before Halloween! (I LOVE New Orleans, its absolutely my favorite place on earth so far, and I can’t wait to go back!)

Anyways though, here is a super gorgeous fall color from BB Couture! It really has a lot of dimension to it from the glass flecks!

I want to find a little time to fix my comments functionality out so it isn’t so janky. Wish me luck on that one. I also wanted to make a cool iphone app related to nail polish, have any of you ever wished you had a nail polish-related app that did something specific?

BB Couture – Michael

I’m back from my vacation!

I have a swatch of BB Couture’s Michael. I think a lot of you might love this one, but it was too blue for me. If I wear blue its usually a super light blue or a dark teal color. I wish I could pull this one off since it is so full of different colored glitter inside!

About the trip, I took a not-too-far-away trip to see Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, and I wanted to show Bryan the Grand Canyon since he has never been somehow, but I chose the wrong entry point and ended up just showing him the ugliest part of it. Argh… and the other entry points that are much more awesome to see were like 4 hours away even though if we could just cross the canyon it would have only been like 10 miles away. At least he can join the rest of us Californians that are from this planet and say he’s seen the Grand Canyon? haha!

In case you guys are dog lovers like me, I have to show you this cute toy I got for Cupid. It gives them treats and is supposed to entertain them in the process but it mostly entertained ME! (I’m wearing Sinful Colors – See You Soon.)

BB Couture – Hammer Drill

I don’t know what took me so long to get this one, its gorgeous!!

Its brown but a little on the red side, and really shimmery!

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I’ve gotten into black teal colors lately and I’m doing a swatch wheel to compare them.

When I went to Rite Aid yesterday, they had a few new ones, so if you’re into that type of color, check your drug store. There’s Sally Hansen – Teal-y Fast, Wet N Wild – Teal of Fortune, Maybelline – Cool Couture, and on the same Maybelline display, there is this awesome one called Purple Trend that is actually like a dark burnt red with teal shimmer inside. I’ll post swatches of those soon!

BB Couture – Napa Valley Red

This is another one I thought I might not like when I saw it in the bottle and then was totally surprised again! BB Couture really makes unique polishes.

I guess in the bottle, this one seemed like it would be too bright red for me, but it ended up being a gorgeous dark jelly with brighter glints of red inside. Its gorgeous!

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You never know with these BB Coutures, until you wear them!

Oh, and don’t forget… last day to enter the Tuff Scent giveaway! 🙂

BB Couture – Adam

This is one of the most interesting polishes I own.

It looks like a dark taupe army green, but it has red shimmer inside!!

Check this out, I’ve never seen a polish like this!

How cool is that? 🙂

My new job has been awesome… Since I started, I have been working on this software, and they are flying me out to Maryland/DC next week to demo it!

BB Couture – Wire Stripper

I have 2 more BB Coutures for this week. This one is Wire Stripper!

It seems to shift from purple, to a warm sparkle. By warm I mean not really gold or green, but somewhere in the middle, maybe pewter?

I love how its dark, glittery, sparkly, duochrome… can’t go wrong with that. 🙂

BB Couture – Romeo

This is one of my BB Coutures that I love so much!

In the bottle, it looks like a coral/peach kind of mauve if that makes sense… then when its on the nail, it is more of burnt pink red. I know that doesn’t make sense. haha! Their colors are so unique! It has tons of glittery sparkle in it though!

I think I had to get this one after seeing it swatched on vampyvarnish.com so I’d recommend looking there or on google images to see how it has different tones in it on different people!

If any of you see an online store that is selling the China Glaze Metro collection, let me know pleeeeease. 🙂

BB Couture – Eternity

I love dark plummy brown shimmers like this! How did I miss out on these BB Coutures for so long?

Look how pretty this one is!

I just made a video of my whole polish collection for you guys in case you’re curious what I keep and swap away… I’ll upload it tonight and post it!

BB Couture – Coal Miner

I have to say again that I’m so glad I finally gave BB Couture a chance, because I used to think I didn’t like their polishes but I am always SO impressed when I put them on!

This one is a dark gray color with blue shimmer.. but not like the regular navy blue I usually see in dark blue shimmers, its really more like a lighter powder blue shimmer that comes out looking SO awesome in the dark base!

I don’t even like blue polishes really unless they are super light blue, but I’m SO in love with this one!

Look at the shimmer in that bottle. 🙂

In the shade it is still really nice and shimmery, but I do like the way it looks better in the sun.

I have a few more of their polishes that are coming up! They claim to be base coat, top coat, and strengthener all in one. I never usually put just polish on with no base or top coats, so I haven’t tried it alone, have you?

BB Couture – Cosmopolitan

My first BB Couture! This one looks like a nice vintage rosey pink, but it has all of these hidden blue and purple flashes you discover when the sun hits it!

I don’t know why I always passed up BB Couture polishes, thinking they were too odd or too dirty/dingy-looking, but I did.

I saw a swatch of Cosmopolitan and it looked like the color of vintage mauvey pink that I love to go for. So I went to the shop and well… you guys know how it is… you think, “I’m buying this one so I might as well look and see if I should try another one, since I’m paying for shipping anyway”… and I ended up with a BB Couture haul.

When they got to me, I was SO impressed. They really are unique polishes. I’ll go on about this later when I post more swatches, but for now, here is Cosmopolitan!

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I had to take a sunny close-up so you can see what comes out of hiding… look!
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Do you have BB Couture polishes? What are your favorites? Let me know, I don’t want to miss out on them because I couldn’t tell what awesomeness it has based on swatches!!