Thursday, January 26, 2012

MAC Mean and Green (!!!!)

Totally late to this party, but I thought I'd post about my nail polish boner for MAC Mean and Green.  These pictures were taken indoors, and are kind of blurry, but they're pretty good for showing what this polish can do.







So, here it is.  I took these pictures in the library and at least one person was looking at me like I was crazy.  Apparently this has a dupe in Orly...Space Cadet?  I think.  I haven't bought an Orly in quite a while, so I don't have that one to compare.  Most of the time Mean and Green looks sort of purply-pink, but if you get it at the right angle there's a pretty awesome rainbow effect.  Don't let how cool this one looks fool you, though.  Application was troublesome.  First, my brush was totally wonky.  Bristles sticking out every which way.  Second, the formula was thick and difficult to work with.  And I needed three coats.  And it took forever to dry.  Despite this, though, I still think it was worth it.

I'm pretty sure all these MAC polishes are sold out (this one was given to me by the unfailingly generous Michelle), but as I said, this one has a dupe in Orly Space Cadet, which I assume is more readily available.


In conclusion, I'm in love with this polish.  

14 comments:

  1. I love this polish. Why does it seem that all the good ones are L.E.? Hard Candy Beetle is not an exact dupe, but it's very similar and available at Walmart for $2.

    ReplyDelete
  2. love it! space cadet has been on my wishlist for a while. i also love that you said "nail polish boner!" LOL!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, nail polish boner [NPB]. You heard it here first, sister.

      Delete
  3. That some awesome duochrome you captured there!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow this polish is amazing! If Space Cadet really is a dupe, I'm going to need to get my hands on it! That rainbow is beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is so pretty! I have space Cadet and think I like the color on this one better. Don't worry-people look at me funny in my front yard taking pictures of my nails in the sunlight-it's all good!

    ReplyDelete
  6. And Space Cadet has a Hard Candy dupe called Beetle!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yeap - certainly are dupes out there for this one.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks really great in your pictures! I have HC Beetle, which should also be similar, but I haven't worn it yet. I think that needs to change...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Amazing! I think im in love with this!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I got this about a year ago, I think, not sure exactly as I buy polishes like a maniac. Anyways, I love it but it always seems so sheer, so I usually will put like a deep burgundy, black or some such dark shade underneath to help with opacity.

    P.S.
    Love your blog, you remind me of Chloe Sevigny a lot!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you. Actually, I'm never sure whether or not to say thank you to that. I get the Chloe Sevigny thing A LOT. Sometimes she looks okay and sometimes she looks like a hobo.

      But I will take it as a compliment ;)

      Delete

I love, love, love your comments, guys! Thanks so much for leaving them! I try to respond to questions either in the comments section or in forthcoming posts, so check back later!