Tuesday, January 6, 2015

MAC ~ Rocky Horror Picture Show



MAC ~ Rocky Horror Picture Show
Bad Fairy and Formidable!

I don’t buy MAC polishes very often. There are two reasons for that: They don’t often make polishes that actually wow me, and I don’t like the price tag. A MAC polish costs 130DKK here, which is US$22 – a bit too much for a non-wowing polish imo.

But! MAC came out with a Rocky Horror Picture Show collection recently, and I love Rocky Horror! It is a little bit annoying that the polishes aren’t new as such, since I already have Formidable in my collection. But never mind – I’m a true collector so I bought both the polishes. And I don’t regret it! :D

Let me show you what the look like. I’ll start out with Bad Fairy, which is a magenta to orange colour shifter packed with shimmer.

The formula is good and easy to work with, and I used two easy coats for my swatches. The drying time is not super fast but not slow either. And wow. Just wow. Here’s what it looks like:



Even though the orange is a bit on the autumny colour side, I really like the colour shift!


I mean, take a look!


I decided to mix is with a Darling Diva: The Grand Rite, which is a burgundy linear holo. I made a stripe and four dots on each nail, and was happy to see that it fits the Bad Fairy perfectly!


Yes, I love that!


The next polish up is Formidable! which is a blue to purple colourshifter, packed with shimmer.

Same good formula, but it did need three coats to look its best. Same average drying time as its sister.

Here’s what it looks like:


The shimmer makes this really special.


It’s the second time I’m wearing this colour (I had a bottle of it already) and I must admit that I like it more this time than I did last. I don’t know what happened, but both bottles stay with me for now!


I made turquoise holographic dotted chevrons on it with Colors by Llarowe’s “Young Turks”. Simple and easy – and I like the look of it.


I think the turquoise fits the Formidable just fine.


All in all this is two great polishes, and I am really happy that I got my grabby hands on them before they sold out. I need to watch Rocky Horror Picture Show again soon!

Are you also a fan of RHPS? :)

18 comments:

  1. They both are really beautiful - but Formidable! is my favorite :)

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    1. Thank you :) I almost knew you'd go for Formidable! :)

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  2. I actually don't own a single MAC polish but I would definitely want to own Bad Fairy even if I love both of them :)

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    1. I had two to begin with, so now I have four. I like the ones I have, but I don't know if I want more :)

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  3. I like the multichrome effect! But usually I don't buy MAC polishes for the same reasons as you.

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    1. To be honest I wouldn't have bought them if the theme weren't Rocky Horror, but I love that movie so much :)

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    1. I'm so glad to hear you like them too :)

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  5. Happy New Year :0 ) Both are beautiful shades.

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  6. Wow I don't own any Mac polishes for pretty much the same reason as you but these are definitely very pretty polishes I love how in the picture of bad fairy the curvy line sorta splits the colors showing orange on one side and pink on the other.

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    1. I must admit that I was really satisfied with how the nail art on Bad Fairy turned out :)

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  7. I've been lusting after Bad Fairy for years! When they re-released it I wanted it so bad. I went to a MAC shop in Scotland and they told me they didn't have it in stock - to check online :-( So I didn't get it! I got Formidable and Mean & Green a while back. Guess I'll need to get Bad Fairy to complete the set ;-)

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    1. I had a friend buying this for me, because they both sold out really fast! So I totally understand how disappointed you must have been. I cross my fingers that you'll find it at some point :)

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  8. They are lovely but Bad Fairy is my favourite!

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    1. It's definitely mine too, it's soooo special! :)

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