Sunday, March 11, 2012

BB Couture - American Gigolo

Inside without flash.

Inside with flash.

Yesterday I received some wonderful nail mail from Cindy at BB Couture. I have five new colors to show you in the coming days. The first one, shown above, is American Gigolo. It is a light kind of olive green frost. The color really changes depending on how the light hits it. It only took two coats to look even and that saying a lot with my lack of skill.

When I choose a polish, there are three main categories. First, there are "Conservative" polishs I can wear on my nails anywhere. Second, there are the "Weekend" polishes that I will wear on my nails when I am running around. The last category is "Fun" polishes, those are the ones that are bright or are more typically feminine colors. I reserve those for pedicures. because it seems like people just don't care what you do with your toes. My classifications are strictly from the perspective of a guy wearing polish. The ladies have their own  criteria for choosing polishes.

I would classify American Gigolo as a "Weekend' polish. It catches the light so well and I find my self looking at my nails a lot. I am going to have to wear this polish out to the store and see if I can get some feedback from store clerks. I wish today were Saturday so I could leave this polish on longer. This polish, In my opinion, will appeal to polish lovers of either gender. 

12 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see the looks you get when someone asks you the name of the polish! You could get some offers!!! I love the look of this one! Really pretty in a manly way

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    1. The longer I wear it, the more it grows on me. I might wear it for St. Patrick's day.

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  2. Nice color Jim. Looks good.

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  3. Personally I do like flashy or bright colors on the toes... which is odd because i hate feet...

    love this color though its a foil finish? or is it more shimmer than a foil?

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  4. Most of my other BB Couture polishes have a shimmer to them. This polish has way more shimmer to than any other. So, How do you decide if it is a Foil or shimmer or frost???

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    1. A frost is a "cloudy" type finish. It's very streaky and you can always see the brush strokes in it. Shimmer is dispersed throughout the polish but doesn't take up the entire coat. A foil is something that looks metallic like in finish. I don't have this polish but from the pics you posted I would call this a metallic finish

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    2. Now I know I am completely clueless. No brush strokes with this polish, but I though a foil was a little more metallic looking. I need a polish terms guide which includes pictures! Thank you for your help.

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    3. Laquerized.com has a good info page on finishes complete with little descriptions and images. http://www.lacquerized.com/2010/04/finish-it-up.html Maybe that will help?

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    4. I will check out the link when I get home. Thanks!

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  5. Nice color. I don't have any by BB but now I'm curious about the brand!

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    1. They make some really unique polishes like Glampyre or Dragons Breath. You should really check them out.

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