MAC Hey, Sailor! What’s That on Your Nails?

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Hey, Sailor! What’s that you’re wearing on your nails?


Oh, the two new nail lacquers from MAC’s Hey, Sailor! collection? Ya don’t say… Well, in that case, drop anchor for a spell, and tell me what you can about these nautical treats.

Hmm… They’re expensive, you say? Wow, $17? That does sound like a lot, even if the packaging is cute and limited edition.

But what about the individual shades? What do you think? Are they worth it?


I only need one or two coats of this bright, creamy yellowish red for full-coverage color, and it dries in a decent amount of time. Say 30 minutes.

I dig how well it matches the red lip products also released with this collection, but I feel like I’ve seen similar colors for much less…

MAC touch of red
Touch of Red


I remember when there were far fewer options for nail polish colors back in the day. Pink, red and peach were the most popular shades, and if I wanted to paint my nails with a creamy white like Vestral, I would have reached for a bottle of White-Out!

Gross, I know.

Vestral White’s high gloss, bright white color and decent dry time (like Touch of Red, it takes about 30 minutes) scores major points with me, but the thick formula applies unevenly and leaves streaks. For opaque color, I have to apply from three to four layers.

Considering the price ($17)…I can’t abide the streaks.


mac vestral white
Vestral White

Both Vestral White and Touch of Red are available now at MAC counters, stores and

How do you feel about MAC’s nail products in general? Do you think they’re on the right track?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. nechelle morris says:

    17 bucks is pricey. But the white is cute

  2. musical says:

    That’s red HOT!

  3. Nina says:

    The white is a bit scary but the red is super gorgeous!

  4. Nicole says:

    I’d skip the white and Essie’s Really Red would be a cheaper dupe.

  5. Dominique says:

    I don’t have any of their nail polishes. I prefer Chanel, Nars, Essie, YSL or Sally Hansen. OPI too because they have a large range of colours. M.A.C ? No, I love their lipsticks, blushes or eyeshadows ( not all ), but I’ll pass on the polishes except if I really find a very pretty one.

  6. Surprisingly, I’m really digging the red. I know it’s so dupable–but it’s so vibrant and it’s my perfect shade of red. The white, on the other hand, really is dupable and my Sally Hansen white polish will do just fine
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  7. Naomi says:

    I’ll pass on these and stick with my china glaze!
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  8. khaddu says:

    Woah , the bottles are so pretty ! I d buy it for the bottles 😛 !
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  9. corallista says:

    I’ve never been drawn to white polish before but I like how it looks on your nails!
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  10. Trina J says:

    I think The MAC nail colors are very pretty…and they are worth buying they have color that will pop ou at you:)
    Thanks for sharing!:)

  11. Stèphanie says:

    I don’t have a mac polish, but the swatch of the white looks good. I like the red!
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  12. Adrienne says:

    The white is oddly kind of cute on your skintone! But all those layers…no fun!

    You just gave me a flashback to painting nails with whiteout during class when we got bored in like , might’ve been middle school? Haha. I would do it but then the dry texture of the whiteout would wig me out, lol.

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