Water-y Blue Goodness: BB Couture for Nails – Electric Avenue

I’m in the middle of the worst week ever as far as due dates go but I wanted to take a minute to update so as to not neglect you guys too much. I promise at the end of this week I’ll reply to all emails and comments, bear with me.


BB Couture for Nails Electric Avenue is a ghostly watery blue from the 80′s Collection (in case the name didn’t give it away.) I’m not a fan of the 80s but I do love this polish. It’s so light that I almost want to put it in the off-white category but it’s definitely visibly blue. I know a few of you are probably hoping, so I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news but Electric Avenue is a lot lighter than Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom.

The application was a pain. It was tough to build bottle color. I used 4 coats, which usually wouldn’t bother me but during application it seemed like 4 coats wasn’t going to be enough. If I had had more time, I probably would have done more coats because 4 just didn’t look good. I was really frustrated because I thought the outcome was going to look crappy and I just didn’t have time to do another manicure. But then the strangest thing happened, I honestly have never encountered something like this before. As the polish dried, the color evened itself out. The dried end product is stunning and looks nothing like it’s wet mid-application counterpart. I actually liked it enough that I wore it for 4 days over my mini-vacation last week. It’s practically unheard of for me to wear a polish for more than 2 days. If you decide to get this color, my advice is to not let yourself get discouraged by the difficult and seemingly unattractive application, it strangely works itself out once it dries and the pay off is huge.

You can purchase BB Couture for Nails on Overall Beauty as well as the BB Couture for Nails main page.


23 Responses to “Water-y Blue Goodness: BB Couture for Nails – Electric Avenue”

  1. Lucy Says:

    Very pretty color. I recently bought some BB colors. I bought only bright ones. I will have to try others. I had on Poison Ivy since Saturday and just got two little chips in each thumb nail. They do wear well.

  2. amber Says:

    wow . Love!! I’ve recently REALLY gotten into frankening (because of Miss Glitter, I call her), I wonder if I could make this?

  3. yaya Says:

    i love love this polish. i think i may need to buy it right now.. put up another award for ya on my blog

  4. Amanda Says:

    I’ve been debating this one because I want to order more BB’s! I have been very impressed with the ones I have. It looks great on you!

  5. NailMasterfr Says:

    for once, I’ll tell you in French :

    C’est BEAU !!!!

  6. Charming nails Says:

    So cute :)

  7. Dana Cerise Says:

    When a read “Electric” I thought maybe it would be a neon. At any rate, it looks lovely on you. I actually am wearing RBL’s Bikini Bottom right now. I love it. It’s one of two RBL’s I purchased recently. The other is Dead Calm, which I love love love.

  8. Dana Cerise Says:

    I meant ‘When I read’…
    Oh, and I also picked up CC’s Sexsea based on your review. I have it on my toes and it is super sexy.

  9. andie Says:

    *ded* oh my god, that is gorgeous *ded*

  10. Brooke Says:

    I really kinda like this. Sorta strange, but the more I look at it, the more I really start to like it.

  11. Bartek Says:

    So I use Black nail polish mainly, and I was wondering does it really leave a noticeable stain on your nails after you have been wearing it for a long time and then take it off ? Also my nails have been painted for four months straight now and i was wondering if you should give them a break of a week or two ? or if it doesnt matter ? Thanks.

  12. Bad Girl Says:

    Hi ! I add your blog on my favorite blog

  13. Steph Says:

    This looks stunning against your skin! I just love these kind of colors that just pops!

  14. Zorba Says:

    Your nails are perfect!

  15. Sophie Says:

    I am just entranced by this polish! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like this blue. Must get NOW!

    Lovely nails & rockin site, btw!

  16. astasia Says:

    I have given you a Kreative Blog Award on my blog. Your blog is one of my seven prefered blog!! :-)
    You will find it here http://trendynail.blogspot.com/2009/03/trendynail-nominato-come-kreative-blog.html
    Many thanks!!!
    Astasia from TrendyNail

  17. S. Vanessa Hailey Says:

    Sucks about the application but I love the color.

  18. Steph Says:

    Zorba – Thank you. : )

    Sophie – Thank you! And I agree, it’s very haunting.

    Asatasia – Thank you! I really appreciate your consideration.

    Vanessa – Ditto. : )

  19. Bargain Beauty Blog Says:

    I really love this one. At first, I was like way too sheer and pale. But your pic grew on me so much I had to buy it!

  20. Steph Says:

    Let me know what you think when you try it.

  21. MoLo Says:

    Electric Avenue is to Bikini Bottoms as Kokomo is to Squarepants

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