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Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

MAC Cosmetics Liberty of London Nail Lacquers

MAC Liberty of London

Product: MAC Give Me Liberty of Longon, Nail Lacquer .34 oz
Retail Price: $12.00/ea
Steph's Rating: 3.8 Kisses
Buy it: MAC, Nordies, Macy's
Big 3 Free: Yes!

Give me prim. Give me proper. In this colourful collaboration, M∙A∙C celebrates Liberty of London's most famous prints. Bloomingly lovely!

MAC Cosmetics and Liberty of London team up this Spring with a makeup collaboration of shadows, blush, lipsticks, powder, gloss and nail polishes inspired by the witty britts of London. Each color is packaged in a custom, flowered fusion print that all MAC fanatics can appreciate.

Are you ready for some swatches? Check out Blue India and Vestral White!

MAC Cosmetics Blue India Nail Polish

MAC Give meof Liberty of London

Blue India does not disappoint ladies. It's a grayed-out or stormy blue creme. It's very chic, unique and just perfect all around. The formula is on the thin side; three coats for most applications.

The closest comparison I have to Blue India is Gray by Gray by Sally Hansen. Although Gray by Gray is much lighter and more grey, it's a nice budget friendly alternative. Click here to check out blue bottle comparisons.    

MAC Vestral White Nail Polish

MAC White Nail Polish

Vestral White is a repromoted shade from Hello Kitty and past MAC collections. It's a bright white creme. Even after three coats, you can see some bare areas on my nails.

MAC Blue India with White Polka Dots

You know I had to do it, and how awesome does this look with pokies?

Overall, Blue India rocks! You can probably pass on Vestral White due to its spotty application. If you're looking for a perfect opaque white, look no more - Rescue Beauty Lounge Underwear is for you!

What do you think of Blue India? Did the packaging suck you in?

(5) Comments

Glockoma said on Mar 23rd, 2010 7:31 pm
First of all, I just have to say that every time I see you do polka dots on your nails, it makes me smile. Cute nails get even cuter! Love it.

I really wanted to get MAC Blue India (partially because the packaging was nice, but mostly because I'm really digging grayed-out blues since I don't have anything like it in my collection). But as fate would have it, I found Sally Hansen's Gray by Gray a few days before I was going to buy Blue India, so I decided to go for the budget-friendly option. Haven't tried it yet, but at a low price, it's hard to complain.
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Jan said on Mar 24th, 2010 8:50 am
I'm with Glockoma, you DO the best polka dots I've have seen...even better than manicurist..Blue India is gorgeous! I must get some!
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KC said on Mar 24th, 2010 8:52 am
Blue India is really pretty and I know I will kick myself in the butt for not picking it up!
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Aimees said on Mar 24th, 2010 8:53 am
OMG, look at those polka dots! The color combination is FAB! Thanks your swatches are always the best!
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Tessi said on Mar 25th, 2010 11:25 am
Blue India is so gorgeous! Good work Steph.
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