Thursday, April 30, 2009


I was given the chance to review three (3) BB Couture nail polishes Venice Party, Zuma Wave Rider & Balboa Beach Bunny. All three of these shades are from their Hot Fun in the Summertime Collection. All BB Couture nail products are DBP, Toulene and Formaldehyde free. BB Couture products can be found at BB Couture's website (Click HERE) or at Overall Beauty (Click HERE).

First up, lets get to the swatches and then I will give you all a little bit more info on these babies.

I used two coats of polish and no top coat. This has a little bit of a bumpy texture, but I believe that with a coat of Seche it would smooth right out.

This color is actually a tad bit lighter in real life, but I couldn't get it to capture accurately on my camera. I painted two coats and no top coat. I really, really like this color! It is a light blue with just a hint of purple or lavender to it.

This one took me by surprise. I just wasn't wowed by this color in the bottle for some reason. However as soon as I put it on, my mind was changed! This is my fave color of the three I tried. I used three coats and no top coat. I could have gotten away with just two coats, but I think the third coat added some dimension to the glitter in the polish and it made the purple just a little bit darker. I was so taken by this color I took some additional shots of this one. I really wanted you all to see the multi sized glitter in this one, so please click to enlarge the pics.

I found all of these nail polishes to apply really well and required very little clean up. I was very pleased with these nail polishes in general.

I have seen and heard of this brand before but have never purchased any for the simple fact they are a bit pricey (for my taste). BB Couture polishes will run you $8.00 from Overall Beauty and $8.95 from BB Couture direct. However that being said, they do have some really unique colors! Here are a couple I took from Overall Beauty:

(Hello Lacquer Laine, is this what you have been looking for?)

These are all greens, and what is interesting about that is that BB Couture did the unexpected: They listened to what their customers wanted! (Shocker, huh!) All you green freaks out there wanted more greens and so that's what they are giving you.
I have also heard that the Customer Service at Overall Beauty is IMPECCABLE!!! Here is what faithful commenter LUCY had to say about her order she recently placed:

BB polish is great! I have 8 bottles and their colors are fantastic. has great customer service. I emailed them and Kim got back to me right away. I forgot to use a coupon and also saw another polish I wanted. My order went out that day, so fast that it was too late to add the polish. Kim said order the polish and she would refund my postage.
Nixxy of Nixxy's Nails also has given Kim and Overall Beauty a glowing review. Nixxy also has international shipping info and a coupon for Overall Beauty. You can click HERE to be directed to Nixxy's post.
I think for the GREAT customer service you can get at Overall Beauty, plus the unique colors of the BB Couture nail polishes - $8.00 seems worth it!
Lastly - BB Couture and Overall Beauty have teamed up and are having a contest. Below I am posting the information I got from BB Couture:

BB Couture Best Hands Video Contest

What do you do well? Get out the video and show us what you’ve got! Give us a home video of “how to, you do” your nails, give a hand massage, manicure, or even nail art. The best video wins, videos must be between one to three minutes long.

Winners will be vying for top prizes in three categories:

Top 3 videos

Grand Prize:
BB Couture Hot Fun In The Summertime Collection total of 10 colors, One Massage Oil Candle and Two Treatments. Also added to sweeten the pot 1 manicure Set compliments of total value at over $200.00

2nd Place:

One Paint Can filled with your choice of BB Couture Nail Polish And One Candle
Valued at $ 95.00

3rd Place:

One BB Couture Massage Candle and One Treatment of your choice. Valued at $36.00

Rules / Other Information: Free to enter and to win.
There are no rules for submissions. Entry is open to everyone including students and professional cosmetologists and nail technicians. Videos can be anything from hand massage, arm massage, nail issues and nail polish, nail art, manicures, pedicures, and foot care. Videos which meet and will be judged based on the following criteria:

We are looking for unique videos which tell a story, paint a picture or otherwise express a moment from new and interesting perspectives.

Prizes must be redeemed within 3 months of winning and must be selected at one time.

There is no limit to the number of entries so get busy! The winner will be voted on by a panel of volunteer judges. All videos must be sent to:
Starting date is May 1, 2009.
Deadline for entries ends on__May 22____________date Year____2009_____________

How to Enter: send in your video about how you use your favorite BB Products

Entries Must include:

Phone Number
Salon Name

All Decisions are final. Winners to be announced the following month.
BB Couture reserves the right to use all materials entered. BB Couture is not responsible for email or electronic failures.


Velvet said...

Zuma Wave Rider,Iced Olive,Green Goblin....I could keep going! These polishes are all so gorgeous! Ugh!!! Just when I'm trying to slow down on the polish buying! I give!

clockwork said...

I love Zuma Wave Rider on you, would love to get my mitts on Green Goblin!

Lacquer Laine said...

AAHHH!! You know I love that olive!!! Ive been eyeing Iced Olive for a little while! It is HOTT!!! I got my No More War coming so I'll will control myself with the BB purchase for a little. I want a lot of them though!

Lacquer Laine said...

PS... The blues look killer on you and your nail length and shape are perfect! WoW!

Rai said...

OMG! How nice are these.
I'm in love with the 2nd one!

Vanessa said...

I agree with Clockwork; Zuma Wave Rider looks great on you!

Brooke said...

VELVET - LOL!! I hear ya! You really have to be strict with yourself in this nail polish game, lol. Good luck :)

CLOCKWORK - Thanks. I really liked that color too. Green Goblin looks really cool too.

LACQUER LAINE - After reading your post you did today on Olive green, when I saw that I was like BINGO!! Thank you so much, my nails do look longer in the blue polish for some reason. Yeah! They are finally growing out.

RAI - I know, it's such a pretty color.
I know you are cheap like me though, $8 for one is steep.

VANESSA - Thanks :)

Nixxy said...

Ha - I knew you'd like Balboa! Looks like I'll have to add Zuma to the lemming list...

Lucy said...

Hi Brooke! I got my first order from Love the polishes. I just had to put on Iced Olive. Two coats and my nails look great. I got my order in two days! I ordered more polish, I just couldn't help it. I had to order Green Goblin and Venom plus 3 more. Kim refunded my postage today and emailed me right away. Fantastic service.

Nora said...

The purple BB couture is gorgeous glowing from within, love it

Chrissy said...

I am loving the silver, purple and green!!

Alexlyndra said...

Wow, Venom really got my attention, it's gorgeous!

adorepink said...

I love Balboa Beach Bunny and Zuma Wave Rider on you! I've never tried BB polishes, they are on my list of things to do. Zuma Wave Rider is begging to be put on my list!

Brooke said...

NIXXY - You were right my friend!! I was shocked how much I liked it :)

LUCY - Thanks for the update on your order! I hope Kim gets lots of good orders from this, she sounds like such a nice, wonderful lady!

NORA - It really is such a nice, unique color!

CHRISSY - Aren't they really pretty? They have such unique colors.

ALEXLYNDRA - I thought several people would like that, so I posted the picture.

ADOREPINK - I think that Zuma would look amazing on you!

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