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MAC Summer 2008 – Naughty Nauticals

As someone that grew up spending every weekend on a sailboat, I have an inherent love for all things sea-lated. So when I read that MAC was releasing a nautical themed collection, I was overjoyed. I realize Naughty Nauticals has been on the shelves for a bit now but I hope you can still snag some goodies if you haven’t had the chance.

Navy is one of my favorite shades to wear in both clothing and makeup. I collect navy eyeliners and own more navy polishes than I’ll ever need. And pairing navy with crisp white pants is a yacht club classic. Now I realize that red, white and blue can be over the top patriotic or super Tommy Hilfiger but if you inject the red subtly, like on your nails, it can be so very chic.

Let me take a moment to intro you to “the floating condo”, my nickname for my parents’ sailboat. She (boats are always ladies, even those noisy Cigarette racers) is 12 years young and gives the folks some much deserved weekend R&R all summer long. The boyfriend and I will be spending a long weekend on Her in a couple weeks to celebrate my birthday and enjoy the insanity that is Put-In-Bay; an island with the world’s longest bar.

Normally I fret about what nail colors I should wear for my annual b-day trek. In fact I’m usually painting my nails down in the cabin living room as we sail over to the island, much to my dad’s chagrin. I still claim it wasn’t me that got remover on the teak floors, it was Mom! Anywho, this year I don’t have to contemplate, I’ll be rockin’ the Naughty Nauticals shades. Oh so apropos, no?

For my toes… Naughty Nautical. A slightly purple based navy shimmer, this shade applies smoothly and only requires two coats. It’s luscious and rich, like it came right from Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

And for my tips… Shirelle. Shirelle is a permanent lacquer but this classic red shade pairs perfectly with Naughty Nautical. It’s retro yet the creme finish gives it a fresh feel. And even though I’ve had application issues with some MAC cremes in the past, Shirelle slid right on the nail. You do need two coats because of the slight berry-ness that appears in the first layer.
So the bad news is that Naughty Nautical is sold out online but the good news is that I’m still seeing it at some MAC counters. Just give your local counter a ring and put a bottle on hold if you can’t live without it.

What did you scoop up from this collection? Or did you pass because you’re lusting after the Neo Sci-Fi shades?

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  1. nilla cookie says:

    Yum! I love Naughty Nautical! I’m still very into blues :)

    And happy birthday this weekend!

  2. m says:

    Naughty Nautical is so pretty!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Can you take some pics of your toenails with the blue naughty nautical?

  4. CincyFan says:

    Sassy cookie lady – Thanks girlie! Getting older sucks but having great friends to commiserate (drink) with makes it worthwhile. Ha!

    Thanks M, navy never gets old for me.

    Anon – sorry but you won’t be seeing my feet on ALU, ever. Too many creepy foot fetishists running around on the net.

  5. rach says:

    Why’d you go ahead and post a picture of Naughty Nautical?? I was holding out because I already have two great blues in my polish collection,* but now I’m going to have to seriously consider getting it. In your opinion, it very different from OPI YGTGB?

    * I know some polish addicts will be shaking their heads at that, but I’m a poor grad student, and I don’t need redundant polish sitting around.

  6. Rach says:

    Also, happy birthday for this weekend!

  7. vbie3714 says:

    I wonder how NN compares to maybe…Misa Blueberry Glaze?

  8. ocelot1 says:

    i got naughty naughtical and put my up all night up for swap!! i also got a couple of neo sci fi’s: phosphor and plasma blu (dupe for piggy polish blue mmmm)

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wow, that naughty nautical looks gorgeous! I just purchased color club nautycal navy but doesn’t look like it’s going to compare.