June 2, 2010

MAC To the Beach Review Part Deux

Ok, by now you’ve been MAC To the Beach right? What’d you haul? Share it. Curious minds! And most important of all who got their hands on MAC Marine Life, hello how hard it is to find thee?! My MAC said they only got 15 pieces in, WTH? Dude! I’m foreseeing $200 Evil-bay purchases in all our futures.

As for me I’ve been MAC To The Beach again recently and hauled a few items I missed out on during my initial test time!

Jump for it!

Gosh I thought I was going to set myself up for bankruptcy but it looks like my first round up of MAC To the Beach had all the goodies I could possibly want!

This time around I only hauled two shades, a lipglass, and an extra MAC 131 (Already have one and you should too! Bestest brush evers!).

I ended up hauling Sand & Sun Eyeshadow because I thought it would look rather smart with MAC Firecracker. This is a sheer matte beige peach. Honestly, nothing you need to tell your friends about but something you might consider picking up to pair up with crazier shades like Firecracker.

I also got MAC Humid Eyeshadow which I didn’t need but I’m compulsive and wanted the cute packaging. This is a hunter, forest-y green which should be taken into consideration if you don’t already own it as you can create a smoking look on brown eyes using it.

And finally I got MAC Lipglass Flurry of Fun which is a subtle orange with plenty of iridescent shimmer. This looks smashing with a little peach stain under it.

Needless to say I did haul an extra MAC 131 as I simply adore this brush (link with babblings is enclosed in this post, read all about my lust for MAC 131!). It’s a rather fab little brush worthy of a haul imho!

And that’s it….

I guess my main test out of MAC To The Beach contained all the essentials I needed. I did want the beach bag badly but I refrained because it was simply too big and I don’t do beaches, I’m a pool girl. Something about seaweed, sand, like ew….

How about you?

What did you get?

What did you skip?

Or maybe you ignored MAC To the Beach altogether? GASP!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Phyrra

    I only hauled Sweet & Punchy, which is being delivered today. I already have Shimmermoss. I also picked up Copperplate.

    • the Muse

      OMG dd! that is SO good 😀 very GOOD lol! DD need your address again…got a goodie box for you that’s been sitting here far too long 😛

      • Phyrra

        Aww you spoil me!
        Email sent with my addie.
        And yes, I’m trying to behave with my shopping habit ;P

        • the Muse

          court I got a WHOLE lotta love coming your way babe 😀 you’re going to be in polish nirvana!

  • sormui

    I skipped on everything else but the Marine Life highlighter cuz I just couldnt resist the seahorse!

  • Nia

    Oh, you got Sand & Sun! Do you happen to have the Rose Romance Quad? Could it be it looks like the coral in there?

    I wanted it, but I am not sure if it is too warm for me or what to wear with it…

    Thanks 🙂

    • the Muse

      wow nia good question I don’t think i do have the RR quad….but I know the shade and I think that’s more a velvety peach where as this is a very sheer matte 🙂 I don’t THINK this is too warm as it applies REALLY sheer!

          • Nia

            LE collections here always go that fast. Often counters get 4 or less pieces of an item. So either buy them right away or let it be forever 😉

          • the Muse

            wow….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that’s crazy nia!

  • Maria

    I’m so excited – when I went the other day, I hauled Float on By, Beach Bronze and Funbathing – ALL of which i’m in LOVE with. Sadly my lovely MAC lady advised me that we only got 10 at my store (WHAT?! I know right!), but a couple girls had it on hold and if they didn’t show, she’d call me… Well I got the call! And now I have it in my pretty little hands, and as much as I want to I can’t bring myself to use it, LOL. I haven’t even swatched!

    • the Muse

      omg maria me either! I didn’t swatch it at all! I wanted back ups but NO luck! sniff! you’re WAY lucky 😀 now if we can just bring ourselves to use it!

      • Maria

        Okay… So – I broke down today and used it today and now all the lovely gold overspray is gone – boo… HOWEVER, i’ve NEVER seen my cheeks look more lovely.

        Now normally i’m not one to go to e-bay for things especially when I know they’ll cost me an arm and a leg – however this is definitely something I won’t want to run out of!

        • the Muse

          lol maria can I come over and play with yours b/c I can’t bare to swipe mine yet 😀 lol! Not even my backup! I can’t blame u it’s gorg!

  • Tinkerchelle

    Hey, Muse! Holy Crapola, but this collection was awesome! 😀 😀 I ended up with the Marine Life highlighter, Firecracker eyeshadow, Thrills Lipstick, and Flurry of Fun lipglass. I wanted Sweet and Punchy something fierce, but it looked plain bad against my pale olive skin. Made me look like I’d been on a bender- so sad. 🙁 I think I am going back for Funbathing before that sells out though, cuz I keep stalking it online. Then that will be it, I swear! Just out of curiosity,what do you use the 131 brush for?

    • the Muse

      chelle wasn’t it awesome?! 😀 nice hauling! aw damn sorry to hear about Sweet and Punchy le sigh!

      Read above answered the 131 ? 😀

  • PJ

    I shamefully admit I went buckwild with To the Beach. I got the bag, bronze body oil, Marine Life, Flurry of Fun, Splashing, Humid, Shimmermoss, Float on By, Hipness and Thrills. The bag is surprisingly large and really good quality! I really love Float on By (Peacock liner by Stila is a good dupe, FYI) and the lipglasses. But I cannot bear to swipe at my Marine Life. It is just too pretty. How do you use the 131?

    • the Muse

      damn pj SWEET hauling 😀 131 I use with loose mineral blush, use it with MSF, Use it with loose setting powder, use it with louder shades of blush for a subtle flush, use it to apply foundation, I have several, LOVE this brush.

  • myolie

    i wanted the marine life because of the seahorse but it was sold out, the sa at mac told me that it is a little similar with hipness blush so i got that ^ ^

  • Chelsea

    I hauled this collection pretty hard. Yesterday my long-suffering UPS man delivered Sweet & Punchy, Humid, Thrills, Beachbound, Firecracker, Splashing, and In the Buff into my hot little hands. I love it all, but Thrills lipstick is definitely the high point. I was so wrapped up in playing with the collection this morning that I was 15 minutes late for work!

    • the Muse

      thrills=awesome chel! 😀 ha! tell your boss oh sorry playing with mac!

  • Jacquelyn

    Love your haul! What I got from this collection was:

    Marine Life Highlight Powder
    Sweet & Punchy Eyeshadow
    Firecracker Eyeshadow
    Sand & Sun Eyeshadow
    Beachbound Lipstick
    Flurry of Fun Lipglass
    Easy Lounger Lipglass
    Hipness Powder Blush

    I love my purchases so much! I already own the 131 Brush from Colour Craft and Shimmermoss and I almost tempted to order Lazy Day l/s and Splashing l/g but I have to hold myself back now lol I love your blog!! I’ve heard so much about it and never got the chance to come visit this site and it’s awesome!

    • the Muse

      SWEET hauling jacquelyn! enjoy!

      awwwwwwww yay I’m glad you found me! hope you are enjoying yourself around here 😀

  • Michele

    I went ballistic over this collection. Now I’m some sort of junkie… my MAC girl tells me. This is the first (and quite possibly the last) collection where I tried to get every item!!! Ughhh… I’m ordering Marine Life from Ebay this weekend if it’s still available (only $45, what?)
    I could not help myself and got all the eye and lip liners, lipglasses, lipsticks, and eye shadows… ughh… grabbed Get-away Bronze (blush) and Fluer Power to replace the sold-out Hipness, and Refined Golden (yay) bronzing power. I will definitely go back for the duo-fibre brushes soon (my 187 is my fave and I wish I could use it for everything…) but first I have to stock up on a few items I missed when I was in school (Liberty of London leftovers on Nordstrom.com and some Top Fabulous nudey-pink goodness I forgot to go back and get. Is it me or have the MAC collections gotten way more amazing? I did not go crazy for Hello Kitty, I’ll tell ya that. Thought the packaging and colors were hid. Maybe I was just being a hater. I am quite well known for this…

    Any idea when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Look-in-a-Box reviews are gonna hit the web? I pre-orded the 3 but I have not been able to share any photos with friends online. ): Boo…


    • the Muse

      hi michele awesome 😀 welcome to the wonderful obsession of mac 🙂

      Mm I believe July 19th but pre-orders are already a go 🙂

      aw thanks *hugs* so glad you enjoy my blog and enjoy all your GOODIES!