Sunday, August 16, 2009

Old NOTD: BB Couture Zuma Wave Rider + Chinoiserie Plexi

Doing last minute things before heading to the airport. I hate long plane rides. I hate plane rides, period. And before you tell me that I have a greater chance of dying in a car crash than in a plane crash, I hasten to tell you that I don't like cars either. :P My plan is to have a cocktail at the airport, then one on the plane, and hopefully, I'll get some rest on the freakin' red-eye to NYC. And I know that alcohol is actually not good for sleep but bad sleep is better than no sleep!

Anyway... one more NOTD before takeoff! In honor of the last few hours of the BB Couture sale at Overall Beauty (details in post below), an old BB Couture NOTD!

BB Couture Zuma Wave Rider
These apply so well. Pastels are often fairly streaky but this one was as smooth as can be after two coats. (Three coats is pictured above.) There aren't that many polishes that I think live up to their hype, especially not ones that cost over $5 (in my mind, $5+ is "expensive") but the 10 BB Coutures I've tried so far have been impressive. I'm unlikely to buy many more when there isn't a sale but it's definitely a brand I'll pounce on when I can get them for less than $9.

BB Couture Zuma Wave Rider with Chinoiserie Plexi on top
I was pretty miffed at this Chinoiserie (and generally disappointed with the brand in general, with the exception of Stellar Night which was... stellar). It looks so interesting in the bottle but it turns out to be extremely sheer with little color build-up and almost no glitter, even after three coats (as pictured above)! Can you imagine if this wasn't sheer? Oh well, I guess I'll have to franken one when I get back from New York... :)

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Duffi McDermott said...

have a safe flight, dear, and we'll chat when you get home. Thanks for the lovely swatch!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Plexi is SO sheer!! I was thinking about ordering it but I'm glad I didn't. I have tried one of my Chinoiseries so far. Serpent's formula was super weird, I did half a mani with it and had to take it off. I was disappointed with it, I hope the rest aren't duds. -Jennifer

Lucy said...

I love BB Couture Polishes. Zuma Wave Rider is such a gorgeous color. Looks pretty with that glitter over it. I like the bar glitter. I just ordered 6 shades during the sale.

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