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Friday, September 21, 2012

BB Couture Classic Hollywood Divas Collection Part 1 of 2

This evening I have 4 of the 8 fairly new BB Couture Classic Hollywood Divas Collection to show you!

I've split it into 2 posts because 8 is a little too many for one post. (See Part 2 here.)

The Classic Hollywood Divas Collection consists of:

Audrey, Bette, Claudette, Elizabeth, Lucille, Marilyn, Raquel and Vivian






Part one will be Lucille, Marilyn, Raquel and Vivian





All of these have small holographic glitter pieces and small holographic bar glitter pieces in different bases. I'm showing all four of these without top coat so you can see the finish.

First up, Lucille. I'm assuming this was named for Lucille Ball, the comedienne with the famous red/orange hair and undisputed top-rate comedic timing. Before I Love Lucy, she was quite the beauty in such movies as Stage Door, The Big Street, Without Love, Fancy Pants, Forever Darling among dozens of others. She was both a Ziegfield Girl and a Goldwyn Girl and was quite the femme fatale as well as a singer and dancer.


Photo courtesy of Worth1000.com



This one is a coral creme/crelly. The glitters show on this one pretty well and don't sink totally into the creme/crelly finish. I used 3 coats of this for full opacity. This one applies better with 3 thinner coats rather than 2 heavier ones. It's not particularly self-leveling but I didn't have any issues with it. Of the 4 polishes I'm showing you this evening this was the fussiest though.


BB Couture Lucille

BB Couture Lucille

BB Couture Lucille

BB Couture Lucille

BB Couture Lucille

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Next up is Marilyn. Marilyn is, of course, named for Marilyn Monroe, sexy yet tragic blonde bombshell of the 50s.

Wiki stock photo

Marilyn is a sexy hot pink shimmer creme with the same glitter pieces as all the rest. Because this is a creme the glitters are not as apparent and get covered a bit by the polish. I actually prefer this look. Application was good and I used two coats for full coverage.


BB Couture Marilyn

BB Couture Marilyn

BB Couture Marilyn

BB Couture Marilyn

BB Couture Marilyn

BB Couture Marilyn


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Next is Raquel. Raquel is another bombshell who needs no introduction. Raquel Welsh was a sex kitten of the 60s and a Bond girl along side SEAN CONNERY! Yeah, I love Sean. Don't judge me.




Raquel is a brown jelly polish with the same holographic glitters as the others. It's buildable like a jelly with that yummy squish finish but 2 to 3 coats is enough for the payoff look. This one was my favorite of this part of the collection.


BB Couture Raquel

BB Couture Raquel

BB Couture Raquel

BB Couture Raquel

BB Couture Raquel

BB Couture Raquel

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Finally we have Vivian. I had to chuckle at this one. I'm ASSUMING they meant to name this one Vivien after Vivien Leigh, diva extraordinaire of Gone with the Wind fame. However, they've named it Vivian. The only famous Vivian I can think of is Vivian Vance - Ethel of I Love Lucy. Somehow I'm assuming that's NOT who they meant!

photo courtesy of bdb photos
WHATCHU TALKIN' 'BOUT, BB Couture?

So let's go with Vivien Leigh, shall we? *giggle* Vivien Leigh was much more than Scarlett in Gone with the Wind. That just happened to be her one of her first. She went on to star in several other now-classic films such as Caesar and Cleopatra, That Hamilton Woman, Anna Karenina and A Streetcar Named Desire, to name a few.


photo courtesy of Worth1000.com


Vivian is a black jelly with a blueish tint at times and a greenish tint at other times. It's a true jelly which lets the glitter pieces really stand out. I had no issues with application and used only 2 coats for these photos. Both this one and Raquel are like pre-made jelly sandwiches in a bottle!



BB Couture Vivian

BB Couture Vivian

BB Couture Vivian

BB Couture Vivian

BB Couture Vivian

BB Couture Vivian




So what do you think of this collection so far? Tomorrow I have a creme, a crelly and two jellies to finish off this collection so stay tuned!  Which of these 4 is your favorite?

BB Couture polishes can be purchased at Overall Beauty and retail for between $9 and $11 for full 15ml bottles. Also follow Overall Beauty on Facebook to stay up-to-date on availability, new collections, etc.








*PR Samples provided to me for my honest review.

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13 comments :

  1. I absolutely love this - you couldn't have done a better job. I love how you included the photos and backgrounds of all of the legends. ♥ And Raquel is mt favorite polish of this group too!

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  2. I love the few BB polishes I have. Vivian looks gorgeous and I'm very tempted but bar glitter is just not my friends *sob*

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    1. Kate these are short bar glitters - I had NO issues with them like I do the longer ones.

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    2. Thanks hun. I may cave and grab this one as have been meaning to buy some more BBs and vivian is pretty unique:)

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  3. Btw, the scattered holo particles in these - are they similar the the Picture Polish ones like Kryptonite, Attitude etc? I love those ones because you get the bling of glitter without the pain in the arse of removing:)

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    1. No they're not the kind in Attitude unfortunately. They're a bit of a PITA to remove.

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  4. I love the color of Raquel and Vivian,but do they have to have those silly bar glitters? I think for the classic beauties bar glitter is,how shall we say,gauche. Other than that they are gorgeous,especially Raquel,brown is my favorite color for fall.

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  5. All are stunning. I love that you featured the divas behind the polish's name.

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  6. I really like the idea of naming polish after famous actresses. I prefer Raquel and Vivian. Vivian reminds me of Scarlett's green dress made of velvet curtains. :-)

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  7. TOTALLY Love Vivian! Though what an oops for BB Couture! Gone with the Wind is my favorite film ever...so I must get this polish even if there is a spelling goof (I'll just correct it lol).

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  8. I love these! I can't wait to see the rest!

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  9. Aww man...First polish I see with my name and I don't like it, all the others look good to me, except Raquel...

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  10. Vivian and Marily are my two favorites of the collection :) nice swatch thanks!

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