Thursday, January 21, 2010

BB Couture Hands of Hope: Tortuga Island

Above & Below: Tortuga Island, shown using 2 coats. The top photo is under an Ott lamp, while the bottom photo is in sunlight, no flash.
Tortuga Island is another shade in the Hands of Hope Collection from BB Couture and available at Overall Beauty. As most of you know, 25% of all sales from the polishes in this set will go to aid the Salvation Army in helping them to assist Haiti's survivors rebuild their lives. It's a great cause and a fantastic effort put forth by Cindy and Kim. Tortuga Island is a pastel lime green shimmer with a subtle, glowy effect. As with all of the polishes in this set that I've posted (see more below this post), I used 2 coats and had no application problems with the formula. This is such a pretty shade of light green and I don't see anything in my stash that comes close to it. I'll share the last shade I have to show you from this set later today, and that one is Cap-Haitien, a lavender creme.


  1. Tortuga is lovely. These shades are a little delicate for me but I will try to remember the Haitians later in the year. The logistical problems at the moment seem so severe. Later in the year people will be forgetting but the need will still be there.

  2. Isn't that a lovely shade of green?! I do hope the Haitian people will get the help they need.

  3. I didn't feel much for the other colours, but this one I like!

  4. Very pretty green polish!

  5. That is such a cool color! I love it!

  6. I think out of all the colors this one sings to me the most of all. I love greens and it wears so well.

    Kim ~

  7. This is a lovely shade. I got my polishes yesterday. They are really some pretty dusty shades. Can't wait to try them out. I think Kim is doing a wonderful job with donations for Haiti. I would buy polish anyway so why not buy this set. We both win.

  8. jaljen~You're right about that. Their needs will go on for a long time to come, sadly.

    Velvet~I love this shade too. I'm impressed with how many different groups are trying to help them.

    Nienna~I like this one too, rather delicate, but definitely green :)

    Kelly~glad you like it!

    gildedangel~it's really pretty, quite different from other greens I have.

    Kim~they all wear well! I love this one too :)

    Lucy~the shades are nice, I had a hard time finding any others in my collection that really came close to these.