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Thursday, May 7th, 2009

NOTD: MAC Cosmetics Love and Friendship

MAC Love and Friendship nail polish

MAC Purple nail polish from Rose Romance

Happy Thursday! Hope your having a wonderful week so far. Today's nail polish of the day is a new one from MAC's A Rose Romance Collection. When this collection was originally released, I was in Gatlinburg and didn't have a chance to check it out until now.

Looking at the bottle, I would have said, "this one don't look so unique?" But, boy was I wrong! Wow, what an interesting color... MAC describes Love & Friendship as a dirty mid tone lavendar creme on the website.

Not your typical lilac or lavendar shade. Perhaps a little mauvey plum and grey thrown in there to create a different species of purple that I'm totally digging. The overall color is really nice, and will probably appeal with most skintones.

Purple Lavendar Lilac Comparisons 

Any Dupes? Not Really. I dug out my lilacs, lavendars and plummy grays, the only one that was remotely close is Icing's In Bloom, which is a shimmer in a LE set.

My Application was pretty good. No formula issues or streaking with three coats. Love & Friendship sold out super fast on MAC's website, but shouldn't be to hard to track down. Try Dillard's, Macy's or Nordstrom online.

Have a wonderful Pre-Friday, were almost there!

(4) Comments

Lucy C Pinto said on May 7th, 2009 8:50 am
I almost didn't order the polish. I missed out on Peppermint Patti. I'm glad I got the polish. It's a gorgeous color.

Betty said on May 8th, 2009 8:20 am
Ooh Love this color! It's a perfect spring color

Alexxus said on May 8th, 2009 8:22 am
Love this color! Saw it at the MAC store but didn't pick it up and I'm regretting it :(

ugot2luvlana said on May 15th, 2009 12:54 pm
Lavendar is the most romantic color of them all ^_^ (MAC: Love and Friendship R O C K !)

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