Thursday, January 20, 2011

BB Couture Grasshopper

BB Couture Grasshopper is part of the Cantina Nights Collection. It's a bright, limey green with yellow, pink and green microglitter, and while I loved the color in the bottle, I was afraid it would never be opaque on my nails, though this turned out not to be the case. After one coat, my nails just looked vaguely ill and like I probably ought to visit a doctor. After two coats, it was better, but still not very attractive. After three, it was starting to show its beauty, but there was still VNL, and at four coats? Perfect. Well, not quite - it dried to a gritty finish, which I was a bit disappointed in due to the low ratio of glitter to polish, but it was easily fixed with a coat of Seche Vite.

indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light

The actual color of the polish is in between these two photos - it's not as bright as it looks in the second picture, but brighter than it looks in the first. I would've taken pictures outside to see if the sun would cooperate better with my camera and this color, but the weather's icky and cold and cloudy, so I didn't. I did, however, add one coat of China Glaze Golden Enchantment (which I will talk about further in a bit), because I just can't leave well enough alone.

indoors, artificial light
indoors, artificial light

I like it! Speaking of which, I would really appreciate it if any of you can help me out. I'm over halfway through my bottle of China Glaze Golden Enchantment, and I have no idea how to get another bottle. I've looked on Makeupalley and I can't find anyone to swap with, I've looked on Amazon and the only seller who still lists it is sold out, and my mom doesn't have an eBay account, so I can't buy from there (my online orders go through her because I don't have a credit card). If any of you have a possible solution or an extra bottle you'd be willing to swap me for, please comment or email me at never.unpolished@gmail.com. Thanks!

10 comments:

  1. Thanks! And thanks for the tip about Golden Enchantment...I think I'm going
    to go ahead and order it from Transdesign when I order the polishes I want
    from Anchors Away and the China Glaze Crackles, but I'm not sure.

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  2. I love this color! Golden Enchantment is great too - I know toesthattwinkle has it listed on her blog in her spreadsheet as being available for swap if you're interested in swapping with her instead, I don't think she's on MUA, but I've swapped with her once. I do wish I'd read this post earlier - I was in a part of town where I could snatch them up for $2 each today - and they have many in stock, I'm sorry!

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  3. That's too bad! I really like the ones I have.

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  4. we don't have this brand here, shame, I like it!

    x0x0
    beau-licious.com

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  5. also another place if you're stuck is www.mbeautylounge.com (http://www.mbeautylounge.com/nailpolish/china-glaze-/2188-golden-enchantment-70510---china-glaze-nail-polish.html) it's listed at $3.85 on their website!

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  6. Thank you! I was afraid it might look a bit pukey on me, but fortunately it
    doesn't. :) And...you just made my day! Woohoo! Thank you again!

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  7. Aurora's NailsMay 30, 2011 at 12:21 PM

    That color looks great on you!! I really like the way it goes with your skintone it just looks ...great! Haha.

    And you can find CG Golden Enchantment on transdesign.com! Just go to Polishes- CG- Polishes A to Z and its there!

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  8. Don't know if you're still looking for Golden Enchantment, but they are still selling it on Head2Toe Beauty.

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  9. Thank you for remembering, and I am in fact still looking for it!

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