Monday, January 10, 2011

Hey fellow polish fanatics - I'm back! Yeah, it's been a while since I posted anything new - it's winter here and I haven't been polishing up a storm like usual.
But, the good news is that I have some awesome new colors for you to drool over (and buy)! These are the latest from BB Couture and the theme this time is 'the old west'. Six for guys and six for gals, though I found I especially liked a few from the gal collection too!
My favorites are listed first (since I swatched those as soon as I opened the box). I will post these in sets because I am doing them when there is good daylight (not every day around here lately...) so you can really see the truer colors.

We'll start off this roundup with "Posse", a very pleasant deeper olive with just a hint of gold in it. I used the word 'pleasant' because this is a very comfortable color for anyone - not too bright or 'loud' and a really earthy and natural-looking shade. You could wear this one any time of year and the more I wore it, the more I liked it.
Indoors, under artificial light, the olive hue is quite evident.
Outside, in overcast light, the color is a bit more subdued, and very 'pleasant'.
Here is a closeup so you can see the incredible micro-shimmer and texture.


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My next choice is "Wrangler", a slightly washed-out blue that looks pretty close to the color of denim or blue jeans. Notice how much the color of this one changes from outside vs inside. The color appears a bit bolder in my indoor picture than it actually is. I tried to mess with the light settings in my camera in an attempt to get it closer, but this is about the best I could manage. One coat coverage and with a very smooth subtle shimmery look.

Outside, in overcast light.
But very different indoors under artifical light (it's actually lighter than this looks).
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"Outlaw" is an intriguing shade of, well, I guess you could call it purple, but it has so many other colors in it that it entirly depends on the light you are viewing it in. This one is packed with lots of micro-shimmer in a rainbow of colors; reds, greens, golds and blues. Depending on the angle and light, it changes to various hues of all of these. My pics just don't do it justice. Very cool color!!
Outlaw - Indoors

Outdoors (overcast)

Outdoors (sun)

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Okay, if you are getting tired of seeing basic black on nails everywhere (like I am), here's a great alternative: "Pistol Packing Mama" is really a very dark warm brown with brown micro-shimmer hidden in it. The finish is super glassy and smooth and it covers in one coat. I didn't even use a topcoat for these pictures. I really like this one because it's not so stark as true black would be, it is a richer color that looks better than black IMHO.

Indoors, you can just see a little of the micro shimmer - and compare the color to my black sandal.

Outdoors in the sun it really 'shines'.

This closeup shows you how incredible the brown shimmer comes out. Subtle, but it sure adds depth to the polish!

Wow - BBC has proven once again that even though there are probably a zillion colors of nail polish available, there is still room for more variety and unique shades.
And kudos to BB Couture for keeping us guys in mind too. Yeah, maybe men don't need special nail polish, but just the fact that BBC acknowledges that men can wear it too is pretty cool in my opinion. And some of these so-called 'guy' colors look pretty sweet on you gals too!!!
Okay now, back to my 'polish lab' to swatch the next exciting batch for you all to enjoy!
Jake

10 comments:

  1. posse is my absolute favorite from this collection! glad to see your posting again :)

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  2. welcome back. glad to see you posting again as well

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  3. Glad to see your fashionable toes again. :) I do love so many of the BB Coutures and the great sale they had was awesome for picking up some lemmings. Hope you are well.

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  4. yay! love all the colours on u, im jealous of ur toes :P

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  5. Welcome back Jake. I agree with kelliegonzo, "Posse" looks to be my favorite among that bunch as well.

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  6. Thank you for the awesome comments! I really enjoy hearing how you all like these, so once you have tried them, c'mon back and let us know - okay? :)

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  7. Oh my :) your toes are so beautiful I could kiss them and feel the shiny smoothness of your toes I love all the shades you use and you got the most beautiful toes for all the various colours on them Just sooo beautiful

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  8. Awesome Toes and Awesome Blog

    http://o2spa.blogspot.in/2014/10/pedicureandmanicure.html

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