We love New York as much as the next gal, but we're not going to lie: Sometimes we have fantasies about grabbing a surfboard, hopping in a Jeep and cruising up the Pacific Coast Highway, sunkissed hair blowing in the breeze (a la Ivy from the new "90210").
Sadly, for us, the picture looks more like this: Grabbing a coffee, jumping on the A train and rattling up Eighth Avenue, regular hair getting soaked by the rain.
Luckily, MAC's new summer collection — appropriately titled Surf, Baby! — lets us live out our California dreams with products that manage to be easygoing and effortlessly pretty, much like any surfer chick worth her salt.
The collection is pretty sizable, and the shades hit the summer mark: coral, bronze, beachy blues and sandy shimmers. We espeically love the Skinsheen Bronzer Sticks and the peachy-gold cheek powder. The Poynesian-style packaging (surf stripes, Hibiscus) only adds to the summery vibe.
We may not be hanging ten anytime soon, but at least we can kinda look like that California girl we sometimes wish we were.
(Until the arrival of fall, of course, and we're happily back to our telltale New York City pallor).
MAC Surf, Baby! will be available at MAC counters and maccosmetics.com starting May 26.