MAC – Breezy Blue

I may have had this polish for a while – a 2 year while at that.  This is from the Love & Water Collection for MAC by artist Chen Man.  This is one of the two nail products from the collection that I picked up duty free on the way out to a family holiday.  In March 2012.

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Regardless of how long its been in the stash of Lou, I wanted to share with you because once it was on my nails I was smitten. Smitten I tell you. MAC polishes are not known for being awesome. So this two coat wonder was a delight. Great coverage, self levelling – all the things absent in many other MAC shades that keep me away from their polishes.  Two coats of evenly drying loveliness.  As you can clearly see, Breezy Blue is just that – an intense cobalt blue shade that is fab-u-lous!  This is the aforementioned two coats over a base of G&G Stuck on Blu! and NO TOP COAT.

I am quite ashamed as to how long it took me to get it onto my nails = but now I have, it will be out again soon!

What other MAC polishes should I check out?

Second Chance Saturday – Mac Chroma Sinful Serpent

I’ve been having a good look through my stash over the last few weeks and much as I love sharing my new purchases with you all, I thought it might be fun to share some of the MUCH older polishes. As I mentioned last week, Second Chance Saturday is an opportunity for me just to show you what is on my nails that I may have previously swatched or had issues with, or really just to share the Polish Love.

Now onto this little beauty. Way back when I was a student (and this was for more years that I care to remember), my pals and I used to love going into town as swooning over the Mac counter. It was the only place where all of us to fulfill our cosmetic love, in my case polish. I remember these coming out in the store and being so desperate to have them. But as a student, with a p/t job, polish from Mac was a step too much in terms of cost. So imagine my joy and delight when my ex-housemate bought me this as a gift.

I will love her forever but here she is in all her polish glory, Mac Chroma Sinful Serpent.  I even took some pictures outside it was SUCH a nice day.

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In terms of formula, well its like water. Very thin and very sheer. What you see here is 5 patient coats. At least it dries quick-ish. I probably should have worn it over black, next time I will as I have about 75% left now and its precious to me. It has a magnificent duochrome, blue, red, green, gold… its all in there. It mainly looks blue to me most of the time, but every so often I see the shift from blue to red and it becomes a beautiful mauve.

I only have this one from the collection which, if I recall correctly, was one of three (although someone says 4) that were released in 2000. There was also a green (Chroma Green Garter) and a red based duochrome (EDIT – its Chroma Copper Cobra). A quick Google search reveals this blog with two of them in.. see Wixology

There are many colours like this out there now, but I think there is something special about my little bottle of Mac loveliness. What do you think?