BB Couture Rhythm & Blues Collection Swatches & Review – Part II

Love blue nail polish? Then you may love the new BB Couture Rhythm & Blues collection, or rather the “Blues” part. :) Blues features six new blue nail polish shades in various finishes.

There is surely a blue in here with your name on it since we have light, medium, dark and even a blurple thrown in for good measure. ­čśë

Most of these were two-coaters, a couple were three though. The formula overall was a bit better than the Rhythm collection, I think mainly because there aren’t any pastel cremes, which can be tricky.

Stone Crazy, Hoochie Coochie Man, Black Snake Moan

Boom Boom, Back Door Man, Ball and Chain

BB Couture Stone Crazy
Stone Crazy

Stone Crazy is a blue/purple or blurple as I prefer. It has such a pretty base shade, and then the pink and blue shimmer just adds to it. I love, love, love, love this color. Have I said I love this color? The formula is great, but a little sheer so I used three coats.

BB Couture Hoochie Coohie Man
Hoochie Coochie Man

Hoochie Coochie Man is a very pale blue with a lot of white in it and super subtle silver shimmer. I definitely had some streaking issues with it as you can clearly see. This was three thin coats, but it just wouldn’t apply evenly at all. This is the only one of these I had issues with.

BB Couture Black Snake Moan
Black Snake Moan

Black Snake Moan is a dark navy blue with heavy multi-colored shimmer. Wow, this one is beautiful. It nearly covers in one coat it’s so thick and creamy. Excellent color, excellent formula. Love it.

BB Couture Boom Boom
Boom Boom

Boom Boom is a light robin’s egg blue with silver shimmer. Very pretty color. Before you ask how it compares to Dance from the Rhythm side I shall tell you. It’s a deeper and more greyed out blue. Not as vivid. Great formula and just two coats.

BB Couture Back Door Man
Back Door Man

Back Door Man is a medium blue mega-metallic with shimmer. This is a fabulous blue metallic. I cannot think of one I have liked nearly as much recently. I’m not a huge metallic nail polish fan anymore, but I truly love this one. Barely any issues with streaking, and the coverage was like butter. Perfect in two coats.

BB Couture Ball and Chain
Ball and Chain

Ball and Chain is a medium cool blue with pink and blue shimmer. Really pretty shade, another one that was like butter when applying it. What can I say, I really like this one also! This was two coats.

Overall: Another really nice collection, especially if you love blue! For me the stand-out must-haves are Stone Crazy, Black Snake Moan, Back Door Man and Ball and Chain. But I also really like Boom Boom. The only pass because of the formula for me is Hoochie Coochie Man.

Availability: BB Couture and Overall Beauty.

Pricing: $10.95 for 0.5 oz.

Are you dying for any of the Blues? Which ones do you need in your stash?


Note: BB Couture is cruelty free.

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  • June 29, 2012

    ball and chain is a quite unique color.. overall im not into blue nailpolishes at all … it got boring.

    • June 29, 2012

      What’s your favorite nail color?

  • June 29, 2012

    Oh my, Black Snake Moan is gorgeous!
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    • June 29, 2012

      So creamy too. Great, great dark blue.

  • June 29, 2012

    Stone Crazy and Ball and chain are fab!!

    • June 29, 2012

      I’m so in love with Stone Crazy.

  • June 29, 2012

    I love themall except Hoochie Coochie Man (stupid name)YUK!! I want all of the others!
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    • June 29, 2012

      Haha yeah it’s a stranger name…

  • June 29, 2012

    I need more money! I’m love loving Stone Crazy and Ball and Chain. What can I say? Blues are my weakness!

    • June 29, 2012

      Mine too :)

  • June 29, 2012

    This is a lovely bunch! I think sooner or later I’ll have to get a blue nail polish just to prove it doesn’t clash so horribly with my skin tone like what I’ve always believed it would!
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    • June 29, 2012

      I believe there is a blue for every skin tone, as all colors! :)

  • June 29, 2012

    Stone Crazy
    Ball & Chain

    those are my favs so far. When will they be available?

    I’ve been waiting months to place another order at Overall Beauty (wanted blue tops to be back in stock) – just realized the price increase today :( I wonder if she’ll run a 10% code or promo for holiday next week?

  • June 29, 2012

    I like seeing the blues in the blue bottles all lined up! Nothing I have to have, but I think I like this half of the collection better. I think I like Black Snake Moan the best, with Back Door Man (?)) second, and Stone Crazy third.

  • June 29, 2012

    Wow, I love Stone Crazy!! BB Couture has so many fabulous blues.
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  • June 29, 2012

    Love this part of the collection! I’m liking Stone Crazy, Boom Boom, and Black Snake Moan!

    I really like the song “Hoochie Coochie Man”, but the color doesn’t do it for me. :(
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  • June 29, 2012

    I’m not sure I’d buy this collection because I don’t wear a lot of blue nail polish…but I love the collection! I think the colors look really great together and it makes me want to sing the blues! I love the metallic one (but I love metallics)!
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  • June 29, 2012

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! Attack of the Killer Lemmings! My wallet is dead!

    Thanks for the swatches. :)
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  • June 29, 2012

    I love Black Snack Moan. Pretty!
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  • June 29, 2012

    I was most excited for Hoochie Coochie Man, and then I saw it had issues and I got sad. None of the others pull me in enough, too bad!

  • June 29, 2012

    I love the shimmer in Ball and Chain…Black Snake Moan is pretty, too (and it makes me think of the movie, which is pretty great).
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  • June 29, 2012

    Oh noes! I love ALL OF THEM (except Hoochie Coochie Man). I can hear my wallet wincing already, haha. >.<

    Back Door Man totally knocked my socks off! WOW!!! Gorgeous! I feel like I don't give foils enough love…but I think Back Door Man is getting the majority of my love out of all the polishes in this collection! ­čśÇ I'm also loving Black Snake Moan! All those twinkling sparkles against the deep luminous navy…yes please! Ball and Chain is lemming worthy as well; the beautiful shade and the delicate sparkles in the finish are so lovely! Urgh, this whole collection is super duper pretty (except Hoochie Coochie Man). I adore blue polish and these are really special! <3

  • June 30, 2012

    Wow, I saw the picture and was like meh, I don’t think any of these will stand out to me. And I was so wrong! I like Stone Crazy, Back Door Man and Ball and Chain. Gorgeous!

  • June 30, 2012

    I’m really feeling Stone Crazy and Black Snake Moan (hot name) ^^
    Surprice to not see any medium dark blue shades in here! Something like China Glaze First Mate or Revlon Royal.

  • June 30, 2012

    I like them all. Gonna get this whole collection. BB does it again for the fellas! Yea.

  • June 30, 2012

    Oh I’m loving Black Snake Moan. Stone Cold is gorgeous as well.
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  • June 30, 2012

    I’m surprised I like so many. I’d get them all but Hoochie Coochie.
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  • July 1, 2012

    Black Snake Moan is calling out to me – very sexy! Hahahaha, and the name makes me laugh. It’s perfect for a colour like that.
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  • July 1, 2012

    Ooh! I love BB Couture, you’re right, they make such interesting colours! I love that it doesn’t phase them when people call their colours ‘ugly’, I’ll take a cool, original colour to another red, pink or nude any day. Even their blues are great, I mean, there are already a million or two sky blue cremes. I think I’m going to need all of these, and the Rythym half, too!

  • July 2, 2012

    I like Boom Boom, Ball and Chain but my favorite is Stone Crazy. Thanks for the swatches!
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