Saturday, December 18, 2010
MAC, Blue India
Hmm. I'm a little late on the uptake here, right? All things considering--Mac's Blue India having come out about nine months ago or such. Oops!
I won this polish from a giveaway that Wan from I Love Nail Polish (Hi Wan! Thanks for the polish! I miss your blog posts!) held a while ago. I received the package, oohed and aahed over its contents, and then it just sat in my stash, collecting dust.
See, I'm actually a seasonal polish wearer (I've been wearing exclusively red/green/glittery stuff lately, due to the christmas season--and once that passes I'll probably throw myself into the pale blues and greys that always remind me of the winter) and dusty colors feel most appropriate to me in the fall. And then Blue India is, well, blue--and I wear most of my blues in the winter. So really, this is actually the most perfect time for me to debut this polish. Yes?
Well, in any case, it's lovely: two smooth, easy to apply coats (bravo, MAC! It's about time) of a perfect blue-grey that makes me think of stormy skies along the coastline. It's a melancholy shade that goes well with all the blues, greys, and blacks in my wardrobe, but would probably provide a counterpoint to pale pinks and creme shades in the spring. The pictures are after a day of wear--as you can see, it's still very intact.
(Urgh, cuticles. Macro, why are you so unforgiving on my hands?)
I like the way the color shifts from being more blue or more grey depending on its lighting. The above picture is far more blue than the one before that. Oh Blue India, you are so temperamental. :)