15/05/2011

Candy Orange: MAC Surf Baby & Nails Inc Polish ♥

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I checked out the MAC Surf Baby Collection last week; its this year's summer collection for MAC. I wasn't really crazy about the collection, and I walked away with items that were already on my wishlist from before. I picked up Hibiscus lipstick and My Paradise blush.

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Hibiscus lipstick is a burnt orange-red colour. With the flash, it looks like it has a few blue sparkles, which aren't very noticable at all without flash. It is creamy, and I love cream finishes. This colour is the only one that appealed to me among the lipsticks, and I think this would be a great summer lippie!

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My Paradise blush is a matte/satin burnt orange colour with gold overspray. I don't have many blushes with this colour, most of my orange coral blushes are on the lighter side. Mixed with the gold overspray, it looks like a duochrome, a darker version of MAC Springsheen blush. Pretty.

As many of you UK gals probably know, this month's In Style magazine have free Nails Inc polishes. I have been looking for this particular colour, perusing the different magazine stands I pass by, and I finally, Candy Orange is mine! ♥

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Here are swatches of the MAC products; I'll share a swatch of the nail polish once I get to paint my nails ♥

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My Paradise with overspray, My Paradise orange only, Hibiscus Lipstick

Some more thoughts...

I'm not really a big fan of the packaging of the collection in general; that 'Surf Board' logo takes some getting used to. I'm happy the blush had a pretty flower on it though, otherwise I probably would not have picked it up. Haha.

I didn't fancy any of the lipglosses as I find that the regular MAC glosses are a bit too sticky. I didn't pick up any of the eyeshadows as they were quite bright and I don't think I would wear them.

There are a few more things which I kind of liked however.
I really liked the Gold Go Lightly bronzer - the finish was just diviine. I held out because I am planning to pick up the Give Me Sun mineralised skin finish natural which is also a bronzer, however, but the shop was just out of stock of it - I hope they restock it soon.
Gilded White eye pencil was really pretty too - a shimmery white gold. It would be pretty to use on the lower lash line on the go to brighten up the eyes! But I already have I Get No Kick eye pencil, which is also used for the same purpose, and I haven't gotten near to finishing that yet, so I didn't pick this up...

Are you picking up anything from the Surf Baby MAC collection??





9 comments

  1. The two products you picked up from Surf Baby were the ones I was thinking of getting out of all the products for this collection too =) Going shopping tomorrow!

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  2. I think these two may be the popular products from this collection! :)

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  3. I love love love Hibiscus! In one or two weeks that I own that lipstick, it has become my Holy Grail & I'm thinking about a backup! It is really the perfect "red" for me and a lot of people talked to me because of this color!

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  4. Oh I can't wait to see your candy orange nails! I'm sure they will look yummy:)

    xx

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  5. I want to get the blush because of the pretty gold leaf!

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  6. omg! <3 totally in love with your blog! very organized and so cute!
    You really love make-up girl! u have a lot of stuffs! awesome! \o/

    big kisses from Brazil =*
    Plu

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  7. lovely! i think this is best thing which i gift to my girlfriend, hope she likes. thanks for the post. because of your post i got some idea what to gift my girlfriend.

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