Pure Ice Cheatin.
Have you heard? BB Couture has a new spring collection out that features twelve new colors! The regular “women’s” collection is called Girls on Tape and that’s what I’m featuring today.
The shades in Girls on Tape are all named after movies. These six colors are flecked with either small glitter sparkles or have a shimmer finish.
Nearly all of them were just two coats, though they seemed sheer at first. Nice formula, no streaking or weird problems. The one thing I did notice was for the almost all of the glitter ones, the glitter seemed to sink into the color, so it was more in the background hiding rather than up front. I prefer the glitter to sit on top of my polish rather than sink in that much. They are a little rough (not bad though) so you’ll need a nice top coat. But you knew that already didn’t you? 😉
African Queen is a medium mellowed out green with silver and blue shimmer. This is named after the movie The African Queen featuring Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn. I love this green color. It’s subdued, not overly bright like a grass green, and buttery smooth. This was two coats.
Happy Hooker is a bright pink/purple with multi-colored small glitter pieces. This one is named after the rather risque book and movie The Happy Hooker (true story of a call girl). This is a bright fun color and two coats.
Gidget is a muted medium brown/pink with multi-colored glitter. The glitter is more sparse in this one than Happy Hooker. This is named after the popular surfing movie Gidget, of course! This was three coats.
Pretty Woman is a raspberry pink/red with multi-colored glitter. This is named after the hugely successful (and I never understood why) movie Pretty Woman. This was two coats.
Carrie is a deep, dark, shimmery navy blue with light blue and pink shimmer. Hubba hubba. Carrie is named after the awesome Stephen King book and movie. I am partial to this one not only because I am a HUGE Stephen King fan, but also this color is just so rich and pretty. This was two coats.
Black Widow is a very dark and vampy purple with mostly red glitter. This is DARK. Almost black but not quite. This is named after the crime thriller Black Widow starring Debra Winger. This was two coats.
I’ll be honest. I didn’t love some of these. The pink/reds just didn’t interest me much. My favorites were African Queen and Carrie. I prefer the shimmery ones to the glittery ones in this collection.
Pricing: $9.95 each.
How are you feeling about Girls on Tape? Anything here you are excited to see in person?
It happens to all of us. We’re innocently checking out some new blogs then blam-o! We’re hit with flashing banners, or loud music or an indecipherable cursive font. Wait, what decade am I in? Is this 1999?
If you have a blog or are considering starting one, there are some definite do’s and dont’s you should be aware of. I made a few of these “don’t” mistakes when I was starting out also, so don’t feel bad if you’ve committed any of them. We don’t start off knowing everything, we learn along the way! 🙂
There are a million different ready-to-go blog themes out there for the various blog platforms, which is great. However you probably should customize it somewhat if you chose one of them. You don’t want a blog that looks exactly like hundreds of other blogs. If you can afford to have someone customize a personal design (or logo) for you, or maybe just tweak a design you like, it’s definitely money well spent!
It’s fine to have some kind of background pattern or texture for your blog. And by this I mean outside the main column where you write. Never put a background pattern underneath the main column. Subtlety is KEY here people. No colorful stars, no flashing anything, no neon cats. You get the idea, Subtle, subtle, subtle.
Wet n Wild has eight new Color Icon Shimmer Single Eyeshadows out and they are pretty goshdarn amazing.
Most of these shadows are shimmery (hence the name) but two have a matte texture. All have great payoff and are really nice colors.
Unplugged, Platinum, Trashed, Panther
Unplugged is an icy sort of satin/matte white. Amazing payoff and no chalkiness whatsoever.
Platinum is a somewhat dusty silvery grey shimmer. It’s on the lighter side of silver, but still a good color.
Trashed is a jet black with silver glitter. Deep and dark!
Panther is a jet black matte. I was FULLY expecting this shadow to have horrible payoff and be a streaky chalky mess. But it’s truly amazing!
Stagedive Surf, Glamrock, Sellout, Golddigger
Stagedive Surf is a medium vivid blue with silver shimmer. Beautiful and so spring-esque.
Glamrock is a medium lavender purple shimmer. Another great color, not as “crazy” as Stagedive Surf. More wearable.
Sellout is a medium shimmery pink. It’s not neon or too vivid or a weird pink, so I think easy to wear as well.
Golddigger is a great cool toned gold/yellow shimmer. Crazy soft and saturated and uber pretty.
Totally impressed with all of these. I love these little singles because you can buy them ALL and not feel guilty because of the inexpensive price. You aren’t getting crappy un-saturated chalky shadows either. They are really great colors and totally worth checking out.
Availability: Drugstores soon!
Now I wanna know which of these you are going to be trying out. Come on, there must be one or two! 🙂
In case you hadn’t heard (on Twitter) I am working on a complete home office overhaul, and am re-purposing a bunch of things. One item I found was this cast iron frog with a crown. I found it at Goodwill for 9 bucks! This baby is gonna get a fresh coat (or three) of paint and feel like a new man…or frog…