My (Belated) Monday Manicure: MAC Scorcher

I admire red nails, but they’re not really me. I’m more of a purple or blue kinda gal. Red and orange are the official colors of Mama Bella, and [art of me still thinks of those shades – particularly red – as belonging to the domain of glamour and womanhood and things that are older than I.

NO MORE! I’m finally ready for RED. And ORANGE. I’m embracing the colors I’ve shunned in the past. So as a continuation of my MAC To The Beach collection review, I went for Scorcher.


In the bottle, Scorcher looks almost like a neon red. On my nails, it’s definitely a bright, hot orangey coral. I like the color a lot, it’s very sexy and very summertime!

The ladies over at Makeup Alley aren’t feeling this particular polish because it isn’t as opaque as it could be…and I agree. I used two coats, but I can still see my nail line. Next time I’ll paint my nails white first when using these super bright summer colors.

What do you think of Scorcher, bellas? Just right for the season, or too hot to handle?

ps: I’m thinking of trying some nail art next week! For inspiration, I’m turning to DoNotRefreeze.com – her nail art looks so easy and so beautiful!

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Comments

  1. paradisebird says:

    I really like the colour but my experinces with the MAC polishes are not the happiest, so to say. My complaints are the same you mentioned..not opaque enough and sometimes they go on streaky..but the colour is hot….

  2. you’re speaking to me bella….i LOVE these colours you’re going for lately. fab

  3. I’m not one to buy nail polish that costs more than 5 bucks lol. I’m just not one to wear that much polish, so it’s a waste of money. That being said scorcher is a beautiful spring/summer color and it looks good on you.

  4. It’s never too late to talk nail polishes. Coral is a great color on you Bella and it pops against that blue.

    I’ve never bought a MAC polish, but I’m excited to test out Brown Bag. I think it might be a part of the MAC to the beach collection.

    Have you ever used the Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure? Love the colors and the results from that collection!

  5. Hey, I’m on mua/nailboard all the time. name is rmcandlelight. what is your name? I didn’t get scorcher because it wasn’t unique enough for me. But, I did get in the buff. Please checkout my blog to see it okay. nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com
    Thank you

  6. Lulabelle says:

    I love corals and that color is hot. I am not a fan of Mac polishes but I may give that a test run. It’s perfect for summer!

  7. your ring is so beautiful bella

  8. cheekywench says:

    You are rockin my world with that color bella! LOVE IT.

  9. ShonQuayShah bites her nails... says:

    hanging head in shame…i am a habitual nail biter…there, i typed it! i go thru phases, ive had acrylics, gels, lee press ons, you name it! i have let them grow looooooooooooong only to bit them down to the quick whenever i get anxiety or am bored. now with being laid off i am both! does anyone have any surefire cures…not remedies but cures for nail biting??? i will be checking back. thanks afrobella…and the nails are cute!

  10. cute color . I dont know that I would ever spend more than 5 bucks on a bottle of nail polish though

  11. crystal g. says:

    love ‘em :-)

  12. Just a Thought says:

    If you want to get the true color of most of these shades, i would suggest you put on a coat of WHITE polish first. You will be AMAZED how different and vibrant your color turns out. Neon colors really pop and opaques/deep color become so much richer! Give it a try…you won’t be sorry.

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