MAC Nail Polish Review

MAC Nail Polish Review

Nail polish is a major luxury for me. I don’t get much opportunity to wear nail polish as I work in a restaurant. So when I get some time of work, I never miss an opportunity to paint my nails. I always try to use long lasting polish and one that is good for your nails as we all know how much of a chore it can be. Having your polish chip after literally one day is the most infuriating thing ever. I’ve experimented with so many different types of nail varnish to find the best formula.  I’m going to be talking about MAC nail lacquers and the experience I have had with them.

Firstly, these bottles are STUN-NING! Seriously though they would look gorgeous on display. I love the matte tops and you get a lot of product in that jar. Typically, nail polish can be almost a bit of a rip off. You pay lots of money for a tiny jar of paint that is only going to chip of your fingernails a few hours later. With these nail polishes I really do feel like they are worth the extra money. You pay a little extra to have your nails looking so fresh and clean for like a whole week.

I’ve collected two of these bottles over the past year or so. I love the grey colour which is aptly names Greyhound. It is such a great autumn and winter colour and makes me feel so fancy. A manicure and a little bling does a world of good.

Red is of course my favourite colour. Don’t worry I’ve written a post about this before. In an intent to branch out a little for red I picked up Morange which as the name says is an orange colour. MAC have also made this shade into a lipstick so if that’s your kinda thing then maybe this would be a good one to try. This shade is so pretty and is such a great way to add a little colour into an outfit.

The brush on these polishes is such high quality. You can cover the whole nail in one swipe which helps stop different dry times. It looks so nice and glossy too!

The one major downside to these products is that MAC isn’t a cruelty free brand. I purchased these polishes well before learning more about the kinds of things companies like this inflict on helpless animals. I decided to write this post as I know many of my followers still use brands like this. Also, I really wanted to put my opinion out there on the situation. I honestly feel like there is little point in throwing away products you have bought before learning about this or by accident. The damage has already been done whether consciously or not. So what I’m trying to say is an animal has already been harmed. I may as well make it worthwhile and just learn from it.

If anybody has any cruelty free nail polish recommendations please do let me know as I am more than keen to try out some more ethical brands.

I picked these up in The Cosmetic Company Store in Cheshire Oaks and Bicester Village

*Morange Lipstick


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  1. I looovee painting my nails!! I love the packaging of these too, but you should definitely try out BarryM nail polishes for cruelty free! They’ve got loads of different colours, different like ‘styles’ like matte, metallic, chrome, quick drying and my favourite the ones infused with coconut oil which are good to the nails!

  2. They look so beautiful! Spending money on nail polish has always been something I find quite difficult as mine chip really easily. Glad you thought it felt like high quality though! x


  3. It is the first time I see nail polish from MAC. I didn’t even know they were selling some! The red looks amazing. Too bad the brand isn’t cruelty free though xx corinne

  4. I know exactly how you feel. Working in a lab nail varnish chips in seconds so most of the time I don’t wear it but I do love to. Usually when it’s a special occasion I’ll treat myself. Morange looks amazing so vibrant and I absolutely love anything orange xx

  5. Courtney Hardy says:

    Their nail polish’s sound really good.

  6. I’ve never tried MAC nail varnishes! I love how sleek the packaging is and you chose fab colours for autumn/winter!

    Love, Melissa x

  7. Ellie says:

    Ahh I always forget about barry M I do have a few of their products actually but I’m going to have to try out some of the ones you mentioned! I had no idea they do matte polishes. Thank you for your comment, have a great week xx

  8. Ellie says:

    Yeah it always feels like a bit of a waste of money but I do really like them!! Have a wonderful week x

  9. Ellie says:

    Yeah i think it’s more of a corner of their business they keep quiet about xx

  10. Ellie says:

    Me too!! Orange is a go to for my nails! Thank you for your comment xx

  11. Ellie says:

    You definitely won’t be disappointed xx

  12. Ellie says:

    The packaging is such a big part of the brand! Have a wonderful week xx

  13. Wow, your photography is great! Thanks so much for the post!

  14. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much Nikki

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