Saturday, 29 May 2010

Feminism, Fools and BB Couture...

BB Couture Studio 54

2 coats.
Fools? What fool is this? The fool may be I. Wherefore?

No base and no top coats on this. BB reckon this is a 4 in 1 product and you don't need the afore-mentioned. I don't know about you but I don't think it's possible to get any decent wear without BC and TC. I am about to put BB to the test.  So, will I turn out to be a fool, duped by a sales claim? We'll see. I'll TC it later as I do like me a bit of gloss and it dries a tad matte but (d'you know it's growing on me as I type) I might just persevere with it ungarnished/unvarnished.

Nonetheless, whatever the outcome I shall still love BB Couture. The brush is beyond brilliant. I had no clean-up to do with this.

Looks a little dark as this kind of green is wont to do in different condition. Still a valid pic though.

BB Couture? As this is the 3rd consecutive BB I have sported perhaps I should declare a BB week? I can always change my mind...And it gives me the opportunity (again) to harp on about how fab they are and reiterate my devotion to Kim from Overall Beauty for her exceptional customer service.

Bringing me finally to feminism.

I started this because I wanted to feature polishes it was easy to purchase in the UK - better still British-made (ha!).

BB is from California. So, it should not (theoretically) be on my radar.
However, it IS easy to obtain - courtesy of Kim.

The feminist bit? Kim runs her own business and BB is a small mother-daughter operation. OPI et al are great products but I'd rather put my business Kim's way because she has the personal touch and I feel I might just be supporting women in work they love. The colours and formulae aren't the tired-old-lazy-old-what-everyone-else-is-doing-this-season and I just love them.

Do you know of any small-time manufacturers of anything? Women? British women even?

Happy days to all


  1. I love this colour! I think you should do the wear test without topcoat to really test it out. I too was intrigued by the 4-in-1 claim and I'll be interested to see your results.

  2. Yes, I'm going to leave it unadorned. It doesn't have a smooth finish so it may wear more quickly but we'll see.
    It's a good mid-green and TC might just darken it and I don't want that so I'm going to persevere.

  3. I have four BB Couture colors, and believe it or not I tried them with topcoat. Turns out, for me, that the BB Couture polishes don't play very nicely with my top or base coats. So anytime I wear one now, I wear it alone.

  4. Love this colour! So rich and pretty.

  5. Thanks, Diva and Jen.
    I think I'm going to leave BB to their own devices as they seem to work well solo.
    Jen, this is a beauty.