Well, this is my first MAC polish, bought online so I didn’t have to deal with the snooty salesclerks at the store. I went to the store a couple times, but the staff has been borderline rude each time. Helpful they are not.
Despite the irritating staff members I encountered, I saw a promo photo of this polish and fell in love- a silver nail polish that looked totally mirror-like and reflective. I’ve been searching for one for a long time, so I went ahead and ordered the polish, MAC $$$$$ Yes. That’s the name. I think it refers to the fact that it’s like $11 a bottle, or around $20ish in Japan.
I realize there are more pricey polishes out there, but I’m pretty cheap. More than $10 means it has to be pretty fabulous. So this was a splurge.
It’s a whitish silver frost. Wowee. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty thrilled. Yep.
The application was not bad- a little streaky, took three coats to be really opaque, and the brushstrokes faded as the polish dried. It’s a whitish silver frost that reminds me of magnesuium. While the color is not bad and the application is pretty good, this is not the fabulous polish in the promo pics at all.
I’m really tired of bogus advertising- like ads for mascara where the model is clearly wearing fake eyelashes! Or magazing covers that are airbrushed to high heck. One ad that really bothered me recently was for Helena Rubenstein cosmetics (which also tests on animals, so I’d never use them anyway!). Demi Moore is the spokeswoman and she’s showing off their $200 wrinkle cream. Not a wrinkle in sight- she looks great. It must be all thanks to that animal-tested, overpriced miracle in a jar, right? No way. First of all, she’s admitted that she had extensive plastic surgery. Second, she has probably been using the best skincare money can buy for decades. Thirdly, those photos have had extensive touch-ups, airbrushing, and very soft lighting. Her wrinkle-free face has nothing to do with that Helena Rubenstein wrinkle cream. Save your money. I just feel sorry for the women who buy this overpriced jar of face cream thinking it will work miracles.
Anyway, back on the polish front. There is no nail polish out there that will dry to a totally reflective surface. There’s foil and mylar nail art (some of which I’ll be showing you in the near future!) but no such thing as actual reflecting polish. Remember this when and stay strong when you see photos that suggest that the polish is reflective!
Save yer bucks and buy any number of silver polishes on the market: Color Club What a Drag (more foil-y and shimmery than this and costs about $3), or silver holos, or silver shimmer- there are lots in all price ranges.
I decided to do some Konad to fight off my disappointment at the polish using plate S6 and black Konad special polish. I got a kind of fun, futuristic manicure that I did enjoy, so the $$$$$ Yes wasn’t totally wasted.
I’ll be using this polish for frankens, so all is not lost. Just remember: if something looks too good to be true, it probably is! Oh, and before plunking down the bucks on a cosmetic item, try it out first.