BB Couture Saints Of Ruin Collection Swatches & Review

Happy Friday!

I’ve got a really cool brand spankin’ new BB Couture collection for you right now. It’s called Saints of Ruin and it’s comprised of 6 new very dark, delicious colors.

It’s not what you think of when you think of summer, but that’s what’s great about it! But I will be swatching their other new collection, Cantina Nights, which is more summery ASAP.

The formula on these was really great as usual. They were pretty opaque I only needed three coats on one of them. The metallic ones aren’t very streaky at all, which is nice.

Check them out!

Dying Time

Dying Time is a dark, steel grey metallic with flecks of pink, green and blue shimmer. It’s great because it’s a SUPER dark grey and the colored flecks make it more interesting than a plain old metallic. This was two coats.


Fairytale is a purple/blue with pink, blue and purple shimmer. It’s what I classify as a blurple; and though it might not be totally unique compared to other blurples I have, I still love it. Great formula also, this was just two coats.

Ruby Ruin

Ruby Ruin is a super dark wine red with very subtle red shimmer. I mean VERY subtle. I didn’t even realize it wasn’t a straight-up creme until I went outside and saw it in the sun. So because of the shimmer, I went from thinking “meh” to liking it. I have so many other dark red cremes like this, but can’t think of any with shimmer. This did give me a bit of cuticle drag though, so thin even coats, and waiting in-between coats is recommended. This was the only one that was three coats.


Ashes is a…hmmm…SO hard to describe! It’s like a purple/brown base jam packed with gold, pink, purple & green shimmer. It’s stunning, extremely unique and my favorite one here. This was two coats.

Dark Tommy

Dark Tommy is an ultra-dark almost black red with very subtle shimmer. Again the same thing with this one as Ruby Ruin; I wasn’t aware the shimmer was there until I saw it outside. I think this is as close to black in a red as is humanly possible! I think it’s pretty cool though. I like the shimmer and how dark it is. Very shiny also! This didn’t give me cuticle drag like Ruby Ruin and was much more opaque. This was two coats.


Nightmare is a blackened red with red glitter. It’s a really gorgeous color, though I do have others like it. Either way I like it and will be wearing it! This was also three coats as it’s a little less opaque than some of the others.

Overall I think this is a great, dark collection, very unexpected for this season.

The ones I think are especially unique and must haves for dark lovers are: Ashes, Ruby Ruin and Dying Time.

These are available on already and they will ship ANYWHERE in the world!

What do you guys think?



  • June 11, 2010

    I love this collection 😀 I ordered the entire thing shortly after Kim posted it on Twitter because vampies are my favourite.
    Thanks for showing me what I have to look forward to :)

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Ginger,

      Awesome, you will love it then!

  • June 11, 2010

    These are awesome! Hard to believe it’s a summer collection, but I’ll take it!

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Laura,

      I know it seems like fall, but BB Couture never does anything “according to season” anyway, which I like :)

  • June 11, 2010

    Ashes is my favorite too

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Josiane,


  • June 11, 2010

    I definitely like Ashes, but not for summer because I’m all about the brights for the summer! I might have to order it, but just hold on to it until fall. :)

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi sara,

      You should get it if you like it then wear it when you are more comfortable. It’s really gorgeous.

  • June 11, 2010

    Loving Ashes. Might have to make that my first BB Couture purchase. Thanks for the enabling, lol. :)

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Liz,

      Oooh you don’t own any yet? Then you will love it!

  • June 11, 2010

    Wow, Kelly that was quick..I just emailed you about this collection a couple of days ago :-)

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Rachell,

      Yep I was just waiting for it and got it yesterday :)

  • June 11, 2010

    Ugh Ashes is lovely!

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Naomi,

      Ha, ha yes it is!

  • June 11, 2010

    Another collection I’m going to have to buy… my man thinks I’m crazy but whatever! If loving nail polish is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Thanks for fueling the addiction with these swatches hehe :)

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Kristen,

      I am so with you on that :)

  • June 11, 2010

    Nightmare is my favourite – very vampy indeed! Thanks for swatching these colours.
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    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Glockoma,

      Sure thing!

  • June 11, 2010

    Nightmare and Ashes are my favourites! There is this Japanese band called Nightmare that I love so I like that one for the name and the colour.

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Serena,

      Ashes seems to be the fan fav here :)

  • June 11, 2010

    Nightmare is already in the mail to me! But now I want Ashes too!

    • June 11, 2010

      Hi Echo7,

      Yeah it seems everyone loves that one!

  • June 11, 2010

    Ashes is my favorite, but I’m really not feeling these. Your swatches are gorgeous, as always! Do you feel like “Nightmare” is close to the “Napa Valley Red” you did?

    • June 12, 2010

      Hi SB Sweetie,

      No because mine wasn’t black red, it was just red and the finish was very different. It’s a lot closer to that Eyeko Vampira one I swatched last week.

  • June 11, 2010

    I love this collection, but I didn’t see India listed in the countries that overall beauty ships to. But I’m on a no-buy anyways, so… But a great collection nonetheless :-)
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    • June 12, 2010

      Hi Rhea,

      You an always ask Kim at Overallbeauty, she might ship it there for you anyway.

  • June 12, 2010

    Ashes. I like the Cantina collection too. Anything with BB on it has to be good. I am just getting into all the Men’s polishes. Some of the best ever.

  • June 12, 2010

    Not bad, but I feel like there is nothing new!

  • June 12, 2010

    Love love love Dying Time and Ashes! 😀
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  • June 12, 2010

    where can I get these or are they just sold online?

    • June 12, 2010

      Hi melissa,

      Online only.

  • June 12, 2010

    Hi Kelly:

    Oh, Kim says “hi” from BB Couture and this has to be the best collection of dark polishes from BB Couture I have seen! I want them all!!! There simply gorgeous. I now know what it must feel like when a woman goes to a nail salon and comes out with a super polish for her manicure (or pedicure or both!) Amazingly beautiful. Must send Kim a note.

    I must also say I have your beautiful nails getting longer and longer (and even more gorgeous looking) are you planning to let them grow longer or is the right length you want.

    ((((Love Kelly))))

    Mc Huggs :)

  • June 12, 2010

    Love the collection names, the polish names and the colors! I love BB Couture.

  • June 12, 2010

    I mean collection NAME of course.

  • June 12, 2010

    There’s no if ands or buts about it; I want them ALL! Very nice swatches.
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  • June 12, 2010

    This is for Arrianne:

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    Tell Kim George sent you, LOL
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  • June 12, 2010

    I don’t feel like the colors are incredibly unique, but I really want this collection for the names alone! So different and creative.

  • June 12, 2010

    Oh wow. Ashes!!!!

  • June 12, 2010

    Eagerly awaiting cantina nights swatches 😀

  • June 13, 2010

    I’m not so sure this is a summer collection, because on the website it says Saints of Ruin is a goth band and these are named after the members 😛 wooo for random goth band collection!!

  • June 14, 2010

    This is definitely NOT a typical summer collection…..but they are right up may alley!!! I am in love with Ashes, it’s so unusual!!!! thanks for the great swatches!!

  • June 14, 2010

    I’ll have to add these to my list. Ashes is my favorite. I’ve been spending lots of money at I bought the last three men’s collections and a few odds & ends of polish.