Above & Below: I took these in various lighting on light and dark backgrounds to give you a better idea of the colors. L-R: Kyone Beach, Bassins Bleu, Tortuga Island, Labadie Beach, Cap-Haitien. I took some bottle comparison pictures to show you how these looked next to similar polishes, but yes, the pictures didn't turn out. I can tell you that Kyone Beach is a lighter, much more subtle version of For Audrey with a touch of grey, and that Bassins Bleu is a Seafoam green that next to China Glaze Four Leaf Clover, is several shades lighter and a bit more 'Mint', although I would certainly not classify it as a Mint.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
BB Couture Hands of Hope Nail Wheel Swatches
As many of you are aware, BB Couture and Overall Beauty have teamed up to raise $5,000.00 from the proceeds of this special collection, Hands of Hope. The proceeds will go to the Salvation Army to assist them in helping the people of Haiti, who have suffered dramatically over the past week from a devastating earthquake. 25% of all purchases from this collection will be donated, and with our help, this goal can be reached. There are many relief efforts taking place for this cause, and every little bit helps. I received 5 of the six shades today, and after fighting for hours with my camera, the camera finally won. I won't go into the frustration I felt in trying to swatch these, only to find out that one of the sensors is starting to go out on my camera...after I'd swatched all 5 of them! Needless to say, the pictures didn't turn out and I'll get a new camera tomorrow. I wanted to get this up one way or another, in case you were considering helping out the cause and wanted some idea as to what the colors looked like. These all applied perfectly in 2 coats, and of these 5, 4 are cremes and 1 is a shimmer (Tortuga Island). I'm very pleased with the shades in this collection, because they're definitely Spring-like, but they're not your typical pastels. I'm starting to tire of so many pastels coming out, so these brighter and different versions are a nice change. These polishes are available at Overall Beauty, and there is free shipping available at $50.00. Please click here to read more about this collection on Kim's (Overall Beauty) blog. I will share proper swatches with you as soon as I am able to. NOTE: You can purchase the entire set (which also includes a bottle of the Top Rock top coat), or just purchase your favorites individually. Either way, 25% of all purchases from any sales of the Hands of Hope polishes will go toward the cause.