Well, Tabs, when you put it that way…
So, this afternoon your nephew/my employer sent me the above threatening text (his anger evident by the lack of punctuation) in reference to my current mani-pedi situation, which is, at the moment, pretty tragic.
He suggested that I pick my two favorites from the new MAC Studio Nail Lacquer collection ($12 a bottle), and get them on my claws ASAP.
Soiree and Quick Million: My Two Favorites From the New MAC Studio Nail Lacquer Collection
Among the 36 shades in the launch, my favorites right now are warm golden bronze Soiree (a metallic copper with hints of rose gold) and glittery pale gold Quick Million (has hexagonal flecks of coppery rose gold glitter in it and a very Deborah Lippmann-esque vibe).
Both shout “SUMMER!” to me and should go great with a tan, so they’re going on my tips and toes this week.
They also remind me of these Kate Spade watches I’m currently lusting over…
I’m thinking about getting one with my Nordstrom birthday gift card — you know, ’cause I’m all about being on time…
HAHAHA! She has jokes today.
The MAC Studio Nail Lacquer Collection: The Formula, Finishes and Wear Time
Last weekend I tested creamy Rebel, a dark reddish plum shade, for wear time and durability, starting with a layer of MAC Underlacquer base coat, upon which I added two layers of Rebel on top.
At the time, I felt like I didn’t need a top coat because of how shiny, and almost gel-like, it looked, but I think I’ll use one next time I reach for one of the creams.
Because it needed it.
While these don’t seem to chip as easily or quickly as MAC’s O.G. nail polishes did, which would normally chip within a day or two for me, with Rebel, at least, I still saw chipping on day three.
I applied it on Thursday evening, and by Sunday night, there were tiny cracks at the tips of all my fingers.
Next time I wear one of these, I’m adding a topcoat, just in case, and I’ll let you know if the formula fares any better.