REPORT on my BB experiment w/out base and top coatsRemoved the pink and green very reluctantly
After 2/3 days had tipwear
1 chip on a thumbnail but that was due to a slight peel beneath and was easily remedied
Verdict: you can afford to dispense with the base and top coats with BB Couture (as claimed), moreover BB doesn't always cooperate well with other products so it also safer not to take the risk and go commando
As a consequence I decided to forego the usual preparations again today (and it's easier for lazy slobs like me)
The blue is ID and the other one is Incognito
Both from the men's range
ID has 3 coats
Incognito 4 but could take more (don't moan - how long does it take to wipe a brush over a nail?)
Very easy to apply, very thin, very streaky unless you put more polish on the brush (not rocket-science, is it?)
They have a matte-ish (satin) quality and are the first polishes from the men's collection for me - but not *fiendish cackle* the last...
This is my attempt to show the oil-slick mauve/violet/pink aspect of this grey (?) polish
I am harping on about Incognito and took many a pic to display what the naked eye can perceive but no luck...I mean, can you glimpse a special something in this pic (middle finger)? No? Bah. Well, go google some better photos - and there are certainly better swatches out there. This particular colour was only released a couple of weeks ago so there aren't many examples of it but they are all sharper than mine!
Impact Driver is tremendous too. It has particles. Not glitter. Particles. BB is the only brand I know that makes these innovative finishes. There's no sun here but I know they have more to give and they are more colourful than they look here.
This has been very frustrating trying to capture these! Boo.
Got my Barielle quartet. NOT brilliantly packaged. Nor were they the first time I purchased from them. Why skimp on that?
Stuck in the house and waiting for the rain to cease before parading my dogs.
Do you think muddy/dirty colours are OK or do you hanker after brights? Answers on a postcard, please.