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I gave myself a little preemptive manicure this evening and I thought I’d share the swatches of MAC’s new nail lacquers from the Spring Colour Forecast collection. I like both colors well enough, though I think Galore Pink is my favorite. It is a true blue pink lacquer in a cream formula. It’s a bit on the sheer side, which can actually be very pretty if you don’t mind seeing nail beneath the color, and pictured below are my results after three generous coats of Galore Pink.

Malibu Peach is described on the MAC website as a bright creamy tangerine, and it is that to a point, but I think the really beautiful thing about the color is the soft peach it retains even while being relatively bright. I think this aspect is what keeps it from being neon. It’s nice, though I would have loved to see MAC do some neon color polishes. Anyway, Malibu Peach applies more opaquely than Galore Pink despite the fact that they’re both creams. This inconsistency is pretty typical of MAC nail lacquers. The swatches below show my results after two generous coats of Malibu Peach.

Please excuse the wonky nail on the middle finger with Malibu Peach. Stupid gas pumps…grr. Also, I dislike photographing my right hand due to my pen-holding bump.. but I”m keeping it real! So no shame.


I have posted a Valentine’s Day tutorial on YouTube at the request of a friend.

Prep + Prime Skin
Studio Fix
Warm Soul Mineralize Blush
By Candlelight Mineralize Skinfinish
Grand Duo Mineralize Blush
Showstopper Eyeshadow (eyebrows)
Fresco Rose Paint Pot
Sunset B. Eyeshadow
Young Punk Mineralize Eyeshadow
Jest Eyeshadow
Macroviolet Fluidline
Lash Stiletto Voluptuous Mascara
Cultureclash Lipglass

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I was perusing swatches of OPI’s new collection “Alice in Wonderland” and sat bolt upright when I saw this color. I then immediately went to Ulta and picked it up.

OPI Absolutely Alice
OPI Absolutely Alice

The polish itself is clear but it is packed with true blue glitter and is complimented by gold glitter. As with most glitters, several coats is the key. It applies nicely I didn’t find it difficult to get an even application. Despite its very glittery appearance, the finish is surprisingly smooth, especially with a nice shiny top coat.

These pictures were taken without and with flash respectively, indoors at nighttime. In resizing and uploading the photo to the web, some of the vibrancy of the blue was sacrificed.



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