Thursday, May 13, 2010

BB Couture Regular Guys-The Greens

Here's a bonus pic of one of my favorite 'Regular Guys'! This is Gus, our newest German Shepherd Rescue that became a part of our family (we now have 2 Shepherds, a Shih Tzu and 2 Persian cats!) this past December. You can read more about his triumph over life below.

Below: Mariner is what could be described as a slightly muted Emerald green with aqua shimmer. This was nearly opaque in one coat, but I used 2 coats in the photo. This one does have a bit of a frost finish, which is why I went with 2 coats to diminish the brush strokes.
Below: Golf Pro is one of those 'love it or hate it' shades, and I for one, love it! It's a classic BB Couture polish that's a Swamp green creme with tiny silver glitter that reflects a lighter green shade, and slightly larger pieces of black glitter.
Below: Macro shot of Golf Pro's finish.
Both of these are giving me near-opaque coverage with one coat, just as Blue Collar did in my post yesterday. I'm showing them to you using 2 coats, but the coverage and formula on them is fantastic. I think one of the things BB Couture does best is a creme finish with small glitter, and greens in general. They offer such a wide range of greens and just when you think they've come out with every green imaginable, they come out with something like Golf Pro. I've got 3 more polishes to swatch from this collection, but so far, I'm lovin' it!
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That's a picture of Gus above, and some of you may remember me posting his shelter pictures. He came up from Georgia on a rescue transport in early December, and I'm happy to say that he's finally doing well. We haven't been to the vet in 3 weeks now, so that's a record. We knew he was heart worm positive when we got him, but then we found out during the staging for the heart worm treatment that he has end-stage kidney disease. Because of that, we're not going to put him through the heart worm treatment, as his kidneys wouldn't be able to handle it. It doesn't end there though--on Good Friday he started vomiting blood--not just a little bit, and I don't want to get too graphic, but let's just say it looked like a major crime scene by the time he was done. After spending a good part of the day at the vet's, it was concluded that he had an ulcer, probably caused by the fact that he has such low kidney function that the toxins build up in his stomach causing irritation to the lining. He now takes a Pepcid every day and eats a diet formulated for kidney disease. I noticed a lump under his armpit a couple of weeks ago, so that has been aspirated and sent to the pathologist for review. I'll do what I always do--hope for the best and plan for the worst. He's certainly faced many challenges in his short life, but we love him very much and have faith in faith that things will work out for him. He's gained 15 much-needed pounds and he's sweet, smart, happy and forever loyal to us, and we are more than happy to give him a place he can finally call home. I wanted to share a link with you to the blog of a good friend of ours, Katherine, who has been instrumental in our last 2 Shepherd rescues. She is a photographer by trade, and her own Shepherds are featured on her blog. She has gone above and beyond countless times and we, among many others, are very thankful to her for the dedication she has in working through the sometimes endless channels of rescuing these innocent dogs who want nothing more than to love and to be loved. Check out her beautiful dogs here, and if you've made it through reading all of this, thank you!

17 comments:

  1. Awwww Guys looks like he's doing better in that pic.

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  2. oh i am going to love golf pro - that is when i allow myslf to make a BB purchase - i have more than 20 BBs on my wish list now

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  3. The polish is beautiful.
    You newest baby is so very handsom and lucky to have found his forever home. You are awesome Mary!

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  4. I wish the best for your doggie!

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  5. I LOVE Shepherds! It all started with my grandma, she always had one growing up. I have such a soft spot in my heart for them!!!! I would love to adopt a rescued one, but my husband doesn't want one at all. He says big dogs cannot be trusted around children, especially rescued big dogs. But my daughter wants a pet so bad! We have a fat cat, but he's useless, lol.

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  6. Poor fellow... I wish all him the best. It's so nice that you gave him a warm and loving home.

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  7. He's a handsome fella and you're a sweet lady to give him his forever home. Isn't it cool how they KNOW you're the one too, they are so loyal when they've been rescued, so loving, just a bit more so than a non-rescue dog.
    Compare Golf Pro to Kelly's Green please? I am sure the greens are different, but the flecks and black glitter are definitely a throw back to KG. :)
    My MIL is a Sheperd breeder and always takes her dogs back if the owners can't keep them, NO TIME LIMITS and I think that's cool!

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  8. I really hope it goes well with Gus. You're so kind of taking good care of him. Other people might have put him to rest in a snap to avoid all the "trouble". I hate that kind of people. I pray Gus will get through this.

    I already ordered Golf Pro. BB couture is almost my favorite brand after OPI. They make so unique shades and I agree with you: their cremes with glitter are the best!

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  9. I am sending out good thoughts and ear skritches for Gus!

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  10. Golf Pro is very pretty.

    I'm glad you still have Gus and he's adjusting. He is a beautiful dog and I've very happy as I"m sure he is that he has such a loving family now. I hope his health starts to/continues to improve and you can go another 3 weeks without a trip to the vet :) Give Gus and Greata a good snuggle and scratch behind the ears for me please.

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  11. Ahh lovely Gus. I am sending him good vibes from the UK!

    No matter how much I try, greens just aren't my favourite, but I do love them on you

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  12. Such a cute puppy! So sweet!..oh and the greens are cute too ...LOL!

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  13. bless you for being such a sweetheart, and i will keep your doggie in my prayers. I have been visiting your blog looking at nail polishes for quite some time now, but this is a first for posting a comment. animal lovers are the best.

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  14. God bless you Mary for taking such good care of Gus. I hope he does well. Love those two greens. I definitely have to buy those. BB Couture does have the best greens in the world! I will be buying some nice polishes soon.

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  15. Gus is looking fabulous, not surprising under such great care that you provide...I miss you my friend

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  16. I just wanted to thank you so much for rescuing Gus. Reading stories like yours makes me feel a bit better about the world.

    Thanks,

    Jammies

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  17. Jammies~aw, thank you for the comment! Honestly, that's when I seem to adopt, every time the world--or should I say the people in the world--sadden me beyond words. My first German Shepherd was adopted the week after 911 for that very reason. Animals have a way of giving my hope again. Gus is still with us and his health is very good :) I have six adopted animals, so the world had better straighten up, because I can't handle any more!

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