BB Couture For Men

Morning everyone!

I’m off to Vegas tomorrow for a girls trip. SO excited to see my friend who lives in another state that I haven’t seen in 7 years. As far as my mani for the trip, my poll determined that MAC Dry Martini was the fan fav, so that’s what I’m gonna wear. Don’t know what color for my pedi yet though…

Today I’ve got a collection form BB Couture called For Men. This is a really nice collection made up of 6 polishes that are more muted and slightly toned down, as opposed to say a bright flamingo pink with glitter.

The idea behind this collection was that men would find it appealing because they are really cool colors that look kind of like construction or military apparatus’s. Is that even a word? I kind of don’t think so but I’m using it anyway. :)

Now you DO NOT have to be an actual man to wear these of course. These totally attracted me to them because I love toned down colors that look different.

BB Couture changed the bottle shape to look a little more man friendly also, they are square, as opposed to the usual rounded design. I actually like this style better because my hand grips the bottle better. Who knows, maybe they’ll keep it! Check them out and let me know what you think!

BB Couture Widow Maker
Widow Maker

Widow Maker is a taupe-y concrete shimmer. Its really super duper cool because A. I have nothing like it and B. it has tiny specks of black in it that make it look even more like concrete. The formula was fantabulous and I only needed two coats.

BB Couture Widow Maker macro
Widow Maker macro shot

See the black flecks? LOVE that!

BB Couture 45 Caliber
45 Caliber

45 Caliber is a very metallic silver with some shimmer in it. This is a great metallic polish and it reminds me of brushed stainless steel. How manly is that? It was a wee bit streaky so be careful with application. This was two coats.

BB Couture Blue Steel
Blue Steel

blue steel

Blue Steel is a dark charcoal metallic with shimmer. I love this one, it’s not quite as metallic as 45 caliber. Still it’s a tiny bit streaky, as metallics tend to be, but no big deal. This was two coats.

BB Couture Military Blue
Military Blue

Military Blue is a vivid medium blue shimmer. This one is really jewel like and has a nice glow about it. The formula was really great and creamy and I only needed two coats.

BB Couture Grenade

Grenade is an olive green with loads of multi-colored shimmer. THIS IS STUNNING PEOPLE! If you only get one of these, get this one. So amazing. Great formula and it applied perfectly in two coats.

BB Couture Night Ops
Night Ops

Night Ops is a deep watery looking navy blue with tons of light blue shimmer. This is another one that almost glows, it’s just beautiful, especially in the sun. Nice and opaque in two coats.

Overall I am really super impressed with this collection. I know lots of women who would love these colors. I know a few men that might like the colors, but would never ever wear nail polish, LOL. Either way male or female, the colors and formula rocks and you should definitely check them out. You can find these here and they retail for $9.00 each.



  • September 17, 2009

    LOVE Grenade. So I guess since the number of polishes “for me” is increasing, then more men are wearing nail polish? I find this interesting. I would like some stats but don’t know where to find them.

  • September 17, 2009

    Apparently I can’t type, I totally meant to say “for men”.

  • September 17, 2009

    Lovely pics. I want Grenade but I have an aversion to ordering only 1 np at a time, so I’ll have wait for some more must haves to pop up from bb. =]

    And about Zoya’s matte collection for winter, your preview (and Zoya’s website) listed a release date of 9/15, and now the Zoya site says shipping on 9/30. =[ So just a heads up in case anyone was planning on running around looking for them, like I was.

    • September 17, 2009

      Hi Christine,

      Do you have any other BB Couture’s? If not they have a TON that are amazing, I’ve swatched a lot of them.

      Oh well, they must have pushed it back because I got that from their press release! Whoops.

  • September 17, 2009

    I don’t know how I feel about men wearing nail polish.. but I love these colors! I might have to get Grenade.. maybe Night Ops too!

  • September 17, 2009

    omg night ops is absolutely GORGEOUS

  • September 17, 2009

    Widow maker, Military Blue and Night ops are gorgeous.
    .-= Fresco Phyrra´s last blog ..Recent Hauls =-.

  • September 17, 2009

    I’ve already have Grenade and Night Ops but I might succumb and buy a few more. I unfortunately didn’t like the “streakiness” of some, so I’m not getting those.

    Beautiful colors!!!
    Thanks for the swatches :)

  • September 17, 2009

    I bought the collection as soon as it came out. I wanted that Grenade bad! Zoolander, one of my favorite comedies! I love all of these shades on you. BB Couture has an amazing collection of polishes.

  • September 17, 2009

    I forgot to wish you a fantastic and safe vacation. Have a good time meeting up with your friend. See you when you return. Hope you find lots of polish goodies in Vegas.

  • September 17, 2009

    I do have some other BB’s and love them, but I was all caught up with what I wanted from them until Grenade =D and I’m trying to be good ;] I can only justify ordering if there are, say, 2-3 I *need*. I’m sure there will be soon, when my tastes change or I decide I can live with the streakies in 45 Caliber & Blue Steel. =)

    I’m pretty excited for Veruschuka (sp?) though! 2 more weeks waiting isn’t that bad. =]

  • September 17, 2009

    I love all these colors! They are very in my taste range as of late. Thanks for the Zoolander picture as well :)

  • September 18, 2009

    These bottles are 0.1 ounce smaller than their normal bottles of np. BB C’s bottle’s have 0.6 oz. These have 0.5 oz. So if they start using these bottles, we’ll be getting a bit less polish.

  • September 18, 2009

    OMG!!! Grenade looks just like my beloved, but belated “Jungle Love”, by Orly. I must purchase immediately

  • September 18, 2009

    Wow these colors are really nice. Blue Steel… LOL
    .-= Marisol´s last blog ..SoCal Visit =-.

  • September 18, 2009

    Wow, Night Ops is fantastic!

  • September 20, 2009

    Hi Vampy!

    I talked my b/f into wearing nail color one time in his life. Unfortunately I don’t have the right colors in my stash to have him wear. So when you posted these, I just had to check ’em out! I’m leaning towards the silver and the two blues for him. But I can’t buy them until after my self-imposed nail color buying freeze. Thank you so much for this!
    .-= Samantha´s last blog ..Absolute Icicle =-.

  • September 20, 2009

    Love these gunmetal shades. Went to Nordstrom Trend Show in Chicago yesterday and these are the new fall colors along with various shades of red lipstick to glam up the night. My make-up artist wore the Essie – Chinchilly color and it looks super with platinum jewelry – try it, you’ll love it! J

  • September 20, 2009

    Night Ops is GORGEOUS!!! I need it!!
    .-= tali´s last blog ..Dystopia, Glitter & Sweet Retail Therapy! =-.

  • September 20, 2009

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  • September 21, 2009

    i like grenade and night ops but i can’t say im impressed with the bunch
    .-= yaya´s last blog ..Nailing NYFW =-.

  • September 21, 2009

    Oh my god, I love love LOVE Night Ops. In fact I love all of these. The link’s not working for me for some reason, but I guess that’s what google is for 😉