Thursday, March 11, 2010

BB Couture Spring 2010: Ode to a Ladybug

Above & Below: Ode to a Ladybug is one of the shades in BB Couture's recently released Ladybug Collection. The photo above is with an Ott light, while the photo below is with a flash.
I received my Ladybug collection yesterday from Kim at Overall Beauty...I'm always amazed at how fast my orders arrive from her. My first choice was Ode to a Ladybug, a coral-red-pink (how's that for a color description!) that's more of a creme with added gold glitter than an actual shimmer. The glitter is fine and delicate, giving it just a hint of sparkle. This is such a pretty shade, and I think it would look just as nice as a pedicure color. I used 2 coats and had a nice application. I love the high gloss finish on BB Couture polishes, as they're one of the few lines that satisfy me without a top coat.


  1. This is a really cool shade :)

  2. I'm so happy to see you swatching the Butterfly collection! All the colours look wonderful.

  3. cute! you should do a ladybug manicure :)

  4. Gorgeous! I can't wait to see the others.

  5. oooh pretty, so bright and springlike - makes me smile

  6. I have a soft spot in my heart for ladybugs. When my little girl was 1 she used to stalk them and eat them, like a lion hunting prey. I felt sorry for the little guys as I was digging their crushed bodies from her gummy little mouth.

  7. This is such a beautiful colour! I might need the entire collection once my no-buy ends.

  8. Lovely shade on you. I'm a sucker for that golden shimmer. I'll have to add this to my list of "wants" book. I love ladybugs also. I have a bracelet, earrings and pins that Joan Rivers has in her collection. Love them.

  9. Okay, I think I may have underestimated this collection. Ignore my previous comment where I said I was unimpressed or it wasnt my thing, I LOVE this colour.

  10. This one is really pretty! Great pictures!

  11. This looks beautiful on you! can't wait to see the rest!

  12. Phyrra~it was a little different shade than what I think of when I think 'Ladybug', but I really like it!

    Skulda~it looks like a pretty collection! I need to get busy swatching :)

    Angie~I should, shouldn't I?!! My art skills when it comes to nails is not all that great though.

    Jessica~I thought Manbug would be my favorite, but now that I see them, it's hard to pick.

    Cali369~it is Spring-like! At first, it seemed so bright after the darkness of Fall/Winter, but it is very pretty.

    Bella Sugar Cosmetics~oh no! That's awful, but yet funny :)

    Pinkginger~I'm glad I got it. Then I saw the Butterfly collection come out and had I known, I probably would've gotten them both at the same time to save on shipping, but I'm happy with this set and the shades.

    Lucy~I have always liked Ladybugs too. And you know I love the gold shimmer :)

    SilhouetteScreams~ha-ha! I sometimes think along those lines too, then I see it and realize I judged too quickly. It's a beautiful shade though.

    Never Enough Nails~thank you, I'm glad you like it :)

    Pam~it seems I'm always behind on my swatches! I wanted to do these all in a row, but actually left this on for 3 days...with no wear or chipping! I seldom leave a polish on that long, but I really loved the way this looked.

    gildedangel~thank you! Such a nice shade, not quite red, not quite pink with a hint of coral.