MAC To the Beach Collection is Online!

MAC To the Beach Collection is Online!

Dust off those credit cards, To the Beach has now launched online @ MACCosmetics.comBut you have to be SNEAKY.  The full, splashy page is now up on the website!   The collection may officially go live tonight or tomorrow morning… Live!  It’s up on both the U.S. and Canadian websites.

Marine Life sold out at approximately 5pm PST on the MAC website; it looks like it sold out within two to three hours.  It sold out on Tuesday afternoon on the Canadian MAC website; Tuesday morning on Nordstrom.

You can grab Marine Life @ Nordstrom! Looks like you can do a search for the full collection & they’ll all show up here.  Use code BEAUTY for $5 shipping on beauty orders of $50+.

Macy’s has now launched the To the Beach Collection! But I didn’t see Marine Life…

Free shipping code for is BEACH!

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Does anyone have as much as fun as I do guessing what will sell out? I didn’t see it coming, but Easy Lounger is sold out (on the U.S. site).  Sand & Sun is sold out, which isn’t too surprising, but I will am eager to hear the reviews on it since I had to dig into it to get any color to show up… even on a base.  Hipness is gone now as well–definitely expected–can’t believe it took so long!

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Try BEACH or TOTHEBEACH. They usually have one for each new collection, and MAC isn’t exactly covert OPs about it. I think Pret-a-Papier’s was PAPIER, for example!

How funny! I had literally just checked the website and ordered Marine Life right before I saw this post! I’m so excited that I really don’t mind the shipping cost LOL.

LOL! It says something about how I order if I never even think about shipping codes on the MAC site since I always meet the “free shipping” threshold, LOL.

oh me too Christine! i dont think ive ever bought anything from without getting free shipping!! πŸ˜€

Normally I wouldn’t worry about it either but I spent the last bit of my paycheck on some new sunglasses and had to really dig for the $ to buy this before it sold out!

Ignore previous comment, doing this on my iPhone!

I wanted to say THANK YOU so much for the psa Christine, I managed to order Marine Life & Thrills from the MAC mobile site on my iPhone. You’re a doll for the heads up!

Good thing I was on facebook and saw your update! I went and ordered so fast I forgot to get the Sweet & Punchy eyeshadow and Flurry of Fun lipglass. Oh well, I’ll get them next time I head to the store if they still have them available! I’m trying the saving money game, not working to well…

LOL! I have done that before…

You could always call ’em and modify your order, too πŸ™‚

LASH610 is a free shipping code if you want to place a 2nd order!

UPDATE! Just scored my Marine Life powder at nordie’s .com…thanks! Christine! πŸ™‚

My Haul:

Sweet & Punchy e/s
Firecracker e/s
Sand & Sun e/s

Thrills l/s
Lazy Day l/s

High Light Powder Marine Life

Bronzing Powder in Golden

OMG…just been notified from my Nordie’s order that the Marine Life is now unavailable and unable to ship..WTF! :(((((

If you think you’ll use Pink Rebel a lot… maybe. If you use it for the body, I could see someone finishing, not so much if it’s for the face.

Do you wear your lipsticks a lot? Like a back-up for me is silly, nearly all the time, but if you see yourself wearing it 1-2x a week, then sure.

Yay! Thank you. πŸ™‚ I just ordered Marine Life, Thrills, and Funbathing. I can check the rest out in person this weekend, but those were the ones I really wanted.
Hopefully they will ship soon. I usually get mine the day after it ships and I’m feeling impatient. lol

I believe the stock is different, though? so if that is the case, it does not matter, Canadians will have their own stock separated out. Do your orders typically ship out of the U.S. or from a Canadian facility? I’m not sure who maintains the websites, whether it’s one team or if there are regional/national teams, which would explain why the U.S. site has it up now and the Canadian doesn’t.

I’m not sure that might be the case though. My orders always come from Ontario. Sometimes if you place an order over the phone it’s possible you’d be able to get newer collection items early but not always. I guess I’ll just wait until tomorrow morning.

WTF! I am going to cry. The MAC site does not accept out of the country credit cards. I went through the ENTIRE process, was having it all shipped to a pal and WHAMMO! No can do.

Thanks Christine, just placed my order and it is on it’s way. Wasn’t going to get Marine Highlife but I re-reviewed your collection overview and decided to try it. I don’t have anything like it. Also picked up Sweet and Punchy, Thrillis, and a few things from Pret A Papier.

OMFG! I just placed my order! No problem meeting the free shipping threshold. Thank you so much Christine for the announcement!!! I am so excited!!! I got the bag too πŸ™‚

Oh I totally forgot to ask you about Flurry of Fun. Is it like Kumquat? I fell SO hard for Kumquat because on my lips it looks bronzey, golden due to my natural lip color and not orange. So I was hoping Flurry of Fun had a similar effect because I can’t find another Kumquat!

Ehhh, not really. It’s more tangerine – definitely more on the orange side, I’d say, in comparison. It has the cool teal glitter, but not so much like Kumquat πŸ™

Thank you! I even woke up early this morning to see if it would be online today and was a little disappointed that it wasn’t. I just placed my order and got the things I was sure I wanted. I may order some other things later. Can’t wait ’til they arrive. πŸ™‚

I bought:
Sand & Sun, Flurry Of Fun, Splashing, Marine Life, Shimmermoss, Beachbound, Hipness, Pink Rebel, Lazy Day, Easy Lounger, the Beach Bag, Bronze Body Oil, Sweet & Punchy, Firecracker and Humid! πŸ˜€ so excited!

I got really excited about this even though I already pre-ordered my things at Nordstrom yesterday! I hope everybody is able to get what they want!

I ordered:
Lazy Day

UGH! I know! I’m in the SAME boat!!! I hope it’s online tomorrow morning? Or midnight tonight?!? Who knows! πŸ™ Very bummed….

This post made me so happy Christine! Haha even though i’m from Canada, it’s good to know that it’ll be up soon πŸ˜‰ I’ve been checking all day

Did anyone notice that the picture of Marine Life is posted without the overspray on it. Thought that was funny…although the overspray doesn’t sway me one way or the other. I like it regardless. πŸ™‚

I’ve been checking MAC’s site every hour today! LOL
I got my order in!
Now my husband won’t hafta stay up all night on MAC’s site cuz I have to work!
He was sreaming “GET TWO” (Marine Life) cuz I got him all fired up about it over the weekend! LOL

I just got one tho – and some other stuff!
Sooooooooooooo excited!

Thank you so much, I just had an adrenaline RUSH!!!!!!!!!I even purchased a blush that was not on my list 0_0 and of course the beach bag(yay!!!), lipstick, lipgloss, and bronzers!!β™₯xβ™₯xβ™₯x

I’m so glad I saw this, otherwise I would have missed out! I only ordered Marine Life for now. But I plan on getting a few more things come Friday when I get paid. I hope the things I want won’t sell out between now and then!

If all else fails, Nordstrom & Macy’s will still put it up soon… possibly nearer to Wednesday/Thursday. As far as I know, their stock should be separate from what’s set for πŸ˜€

Oh yeah, I didn’t even think of that. Thanks, Christine. πŸ™‚
Besides Marine Life, do you think the other items will sell out quickly?

On Bloomingdale’s, In the Buff sold out (or at least they didn’t ship me mine, even though I got in pretty early–along with no Marine Life!). No clue why. I heard UK sold out of Scorcher pretty fast.


Bought 2 Marine Life compacts, Hipness blush, and Thrills lipstick. I’ll go in to swatch the rest before purchasing when it comes out.

Thanks, Christine!!

OMG! I just got an email from MAC saying,
“Regrettably, we are unable to fulfill your order for the following item(s) as it is temporarily out-of-stock. We expect to ship the item(s) below within two weeks. If you wish to cancel the shipment of any item, please contact us at 1-800-588-0070. We will ship any non-canceled item(s) as soon as it is available, with no additional shipping charges.”

Hmm.. So does this mean I’ll still get my Marine Life within 2 weeks? Or is there a chance I’ll never get to see it? :'( I placed my order ~7:30pm EST..

I would call them and ask if it’s 100% for sure you’ll get it!

I ordered from the site another item and got the same email (not for Marine Life, obviously!), and they did ship it to me the next week – but it was a permanent item. Anyway, I would call.

I ordered Firecracker and Sweet N Punchy Eyeshadow, Hipness blush, Marine Life powder, Thrills and Beachbound lipstick and Flurry of Fun lipglass! Everything looks so pretty I cant wait to see it in person!

YAY!!!!!!! i am so geeked i order marine life of course and scorcher…but i ws looking at the temperature rising look.. i might order more whn i go to the pro store on saturday.. is anyone gettn the bag?

Christine! I ordered from mac yesterday.. I’m new so this is all new to me. Will my order be really slow to me now because of all these orders? I wish I waited): I ordered from mac yesterday and wished I got one of these lipglasses rather than a lustreglass in flusterose..

I don’t think so… I think it’s in the order they’re received with the exception for overnight/2day.

thank you SOOOO much Christine!!! i ordered SO MUCH!! and i got to get marine life which im soooo excited about, all thanks to you! i never thought i’d get one! i thought i’d be sold out by the time i could get it! i love you and your oh so informative website! I got marine life, beachbound, thrills, easy lounger, hipness, and sweet and punchy from to the beach. then i got rubenesque paint pot and studio sculpt concealer! I also got the 217, 239, and 210 brushes! best purchase ever!! i think i got so overwhelmed and exicted with “to the beach” that i bought $75 more than what i was going to spend!! anyways, thanks soooo much!




p.s. I have a sample which I have been using and it is fabulous — I wanted a back up… but will wait for Wonder Woman and Villains. Thanks for heads up Christine:)

Well Christine you were right! It is 7:12 pm central standard time and I just checked the website..Marine Life is already tagged as SOLD OUT online..that went quick!!

I FINALLY convinced myself that I need Marine Life and now its sold out! Is there a way to reserve one at my local store or counter?

I did and they gathered up everything so it’ll be ready when I go in on Thursday! I was so excited that I even added in Thrills lipstick!

I ordered Marine Life and Flurry of Fun about 45 minutes ago or so, now I just looked again and Marine Life is sold out. Does that mean I might not get mine, or will I get it since it didn’t say sold out when I ordered?

You probably should – I think they worked out some kinks in the system so the counter is more accurate. There is a chance that anyone who ordered the 1/2 hour before it sold out may be out of luck – but we’ll have to wait and see.

I got an e-mail saying that it’s temporarily out of stock and should ship within 2 weeks. I’m hoping that means that they really will ship it eventually.

thank you thank you thank you for letting us know. I made it in time to place my order. I got confirmation. I think I made it just in time

i have a quick question. i am having trouble deciding on the lustre drops. I was wondering if you knew if Benefit High Beam is close to Pink Rebel lustre drops.

High Beam is similar — it’s paler, icier – doesn’t quite have the golden-peach-pink thing going on, but they’re close.

The sad thing about Marine Life being sold out so fast is that I’m willing to bet that greedy people where buying them up by the truckloads just to resell them at 3x the amount. The same thing happened with Ripe Peach.

There is always that, but I think a lot of people purchased two because of how pretty it is. We have no idea, though, just how many people purchased πŸ™

It’s not worth $70. LOL. I am hard-pressed to say any MAC blush or whatever is worth $70.

I totally agree. There should be some sort of limit on how many can be ordered. When Urban Decay sold out of the Alice Book of Shadows I was PO to see people with the buy it now with like 10 in stock

Well that’s nice to know πŸ™‚ pretty new to MAC but it still isn’t fair to the people who want it so badly to have it ruined by greedy people

Wow Marine Life sold out fast! Good thing I already talked myself out of it and bought Hipness instead. Also got Thrills and the Pink Rebel Lustre drops. Thanks for all your hard work Christine. Such a help when it comes to deciding what to order.

I am confused, How come the link that you posted looks wayyy different than how my little Canadian site looks? Is that how the American one looks all of the time or are we going to get a layout change. This is probably a dumb questions since no one else has seemed to have asked it!

Thanks again Christine, as usual you are amazing.


The U.S. site got a face lift quite awhile ago – I think last year or the year before. I have no idea why it hasn’t been updated across the other country websites, to be honest.

So I go on temptalia and see that To the Beach is online….I take a nap…..I wake up…..Marine Life is sold out…HAHA! Good thing I’m planning on buying it in-store anyway! Just goes to show you, you could have BLINKED and still missed it…..crazy people……

Yep – it reminds me of Barbie for MAC, but it was kind of worse… because it went online around 9PM PST on the Monday, and MAC didn’t even send out the email notification (to the people who signed up SPECIFICALLY to be notified of the Barbie launch) until about 18+ hours later πŸ™

I have no idea – they don’t have exact times as far as I know. I believe the stock is separated between the sites… but since I don’t work there, I don’t really know πŸ™

I think I might have to order online. I’m worried if I wait till the weekend the products I want will already be sold out. My mac store is in a HUGE mall and they tend to run out quickly.

Whoa.. it hasn’t even officially launched and Marine Life is already sold out. I feel bad for the people expecting to get it tomorrow.

I feel really bad for them as well! I ordered it right when I saw that it was available, and then I chatted with a MAC artist about what the must-have items were. She recommeded the Marine Life and told me it would be available tomorrow. I’m so glad I ordered it when I did!!

It really depends — it very well could be. Nordstrom & Macy’s should put their stuff online in the next day or two, and I believe their stock is separate (like each store buys their quantity and fulfills their orders).

I know, I saw it at like, 3:30, but decided I would wait till this evening to buy it and then BAM! Sold out… I’m never making that mistake again…

I just changed the link at the top – Superglass was #### and I just moved it up one to see if that was the link to the full collection πŸ™‚

You can also just search for the products, and they’ll all show up. If you’ve been playing the will-it-sell-out-game with MAC as long as I have, you learn your way around the site!

Oh I’m so sorry for you lot in the US that Marine Life is sold out already! πŸ™ At least it took a couple of days to sell out in the UK.

Christine, what a sneaky, but great idea about changing the number! I never would have thought of that. I found what I needed on the UK site by searching for individual products, but this is even better! πŸ™‚

i just got done ordering a l/s & lipglass. i was looking forward to getting the highlight .. which was sold out online πŸ™ but otherwise, wonderful collection!

So glad I got your twitter updates to my phone for the day to see if the Collection went online and bam the second I got off of work I got a text with your tweet with the link and I ran to the libary a block away from work and order Marine Life, Hipness and Pink Rebel if I decide I want anything else I’ll just get it at the store.

is there a possibility they only made a limited amount available before the collection was officially launched? I mean honestly, how many people could have known about the sneaky link? Were there only 20 marine life’s in stock? Seems unlikely that a normal stock amount would sell out that fast…if so, then screw MAC

I have no idea – it’s hard to say. I have no idea how many they have on hand, or whether they’ll get more… no clue.

I wanted Marine Life but I guess it wasn’t meant to be. I got Hipness & lazy day & some stuff from other collections. I already have refined golden, humid, and shimmermoss. Lot of other stuff looked nice but I want to only get thing I know I will use & not just because it looks nice. Congrats to all who got the Marine Life.

i had actually just checked the website before coming here to see if it was out yet and it wasn’t….at least it didn’t look like it! but i just made my purchase…thanks!!!! im thrilled i can get this order in before i leave for vacation on weds πŸ˜€

*sniffs* no Marine life! I guess I will just have to enjoy the Lancome bronzer instead that your review sucked me into buying! hehehe At least my wallet will be taking less of a hit. πŸ™‚

Marine Life is sold out :'( idk if i have ever been thsi upset over makeup, i have been looking at swatches for it for weeks. I am olny 14 and this was going to be my first big MAC purchase. I am crushed πŸ™ please let me know if you find out any more information on Marien Life.

OMG, same here! Marine Life was gonna be my first MAC purchase, and now it’s sold out! ARRGH! I heard you can call your local store and ask them to put it on hold for you, though. Maybe you can try that?

I can’t believe how quickly Marine Life sold out! Thank you SO much for tweeting about it during the day. That actually could have been the reason it sold out so fast :]

ugh, i placed an order earlier today for some random stuff i wanted and then when i checked later in the evening for the Beach stuff, i noticed it was online but i checked for marine life and it was sold out:(

contacted customer service though and asked them if/whe it would be restocked so hopefully i’ll be able to get one. if anyone has bought more than one, *hint hint* you should contact me lol

meeeeeeeeee too. another army wife whos spending the week in NYC is going to go scouting for me to see if she can find a couple for me. i was so ticked when i realized i hadn’t checked the mac website for a couple hours and go figure, when i did, it was already sold out. stupid stupid self lol

ooooh, on the upside though. along with the order i placed earlier (i’m an addict…and my husband won’t be too happy when he checks the bank account from over in iraq lol!!) i ordered the tote bag, sweet and punchy and firecracker e/s(though i’m concerned. Christine: in what ways is it similar to Rated R or Lucky Green?), beachbound and Lazy day l/s, all three lipglasses, a cream bronzer, and pink rebel lustredrops:) now i have to stalk the internet and call all the places within atleast 3 hours of me to find that darned high light powder

It’s kind of the same chartreuse-y green, but it’s yellower – more like Rated R than Lucky Green. It’s beautifu, though, so if you enjoy that shade… I think you will still like it.

I called MAC earlier and they said that was a “test” page and not the real launch yet. I doubt they are really going to let it be sold out when it isn’t even offically online yet. It never even was posted to MACPro like I said earlier.

If that’s the case, they’re going to have thousands of pretty pissed off customers – you can go under each category, like eyeshadows, or search for the products and get to it – they have done instances where they’ve put products up and have it say ‘Coming soon!’ rather than allow you to purchase & send you a confirmation.

I’ve seen a lot of collections go online via search, and not a big splashy page, so it would be a big surprise if they did that. Usually it’s on the website, even with the big splashy page, before the mass email goes out!

Yes, I think even if it was a test (though I don’t think it was, given past experiences as a baseline), I would imagine they would honor those who already ordered first.

Agreed! I can see the “coming soon” thing… but if it were just a test, I doubt MAC would let us add to our cart, take us all the way through checkout, send us confirmation emails, AND add the items to our previously purchased list.

Maybe if it were really a test, it was just a test to see what would sell the most, to see if they had to make more of a certain product. Or maybe it was just a test batch, and they’ll add the rest of their stock to the website for the official launch!

thanks dear for information
i was bit late marine life is already sold out…
but i managed to get hipness, thrills, flurry of fun, funbathing, splashing , lazy day …
let see when they launch in india after 2 – 3 months i might be able to get marine life lets see…
but u know they only send 10 – 10 pieces each to the stores so most of them are booked by high end makeup artist…
awww my bad luck:(:(:(

Do you know when the collection will go live on Macy’s website? I have a gift card, which is the only way I’m allowing myself to get stuff? Can I call Macy’s tomorrow and put stuff on hold?

No idea, probably today or tomorrow. I never check Macy’s, LOL. But you may be able to call ’em – worth a shot!

i ordered Marine Life and i just received an email saying that its out of stock πŸ™ and that they will try to ship it within 2 weeks, i think i will call my macys and put it on hold if possible and cancel my online order…..if i wait, will my product arrive?

I’m not 100% sure — I would probably call customer service tomorrow and ask if it’s 100% guaranteed.

I called MAC this morning and they said that its available online on the 26th!! Ugh! πŸ™

I called Nordstroms and pre-ordered the last 2 Marine Life Powder. Although the guy was kinda confused with what he’s doing. Hopefully, he did place my order!

aaahhhh man i missed it! Ill for sure be calling some number tomorrow morning to see if i can still get at least one marine life.

anyways…i wanted to know what you though..which bronzer would be better for my nw20ish complexion, the beach bronze cream bronzer or one of the powder bronzers in the collection. I am new to mac bronzers and i want something natural looking

I got a confirmation email saying I would be shipped a Marine Life, and just a little while ago got another email saying it was “regrettably” out of stock and that they expected it to ship within two weeks…so there might be a restock! Unless that’s MAC just letting me down easy…but there might be hope for all of us that don’t live by a counter or major department store!

I’m having a similar, yet kind of different issue. I ordered Marine Life, got the confirmation email… got NO out-of-stock email. But the product isn’t showing up in my “Previously Purchased,” though the rest of my order is. Strange….

No ship email yet… ordered at around 640pm EST today. I mean, if I don’t get it or have to wait two weeks, no biggie. Just perplexing that it’s not in my previously purchased when the rest are!

Yeah, I haven’t gotten any ship notice yet & I did 2-day shipping, so it *should* ship soon… then again, typically when I do 2-day or overnight, they don’t tell me it’s shipped until after it’s arrived, lol!

OMG same here! I get the “ohey we shipped your stuff” and then I look outside and it’s there. Wacky. Had a thought as to why it’s not in previously purchased… maybe because it’s sold out? I ordered Ripe Peach online a while back and that’s poofed off my previous list as well. HRM. The world may never know.

Also… what more could you possibly be ordering, silly girl?!

LOL, yes… nothing better than a lil’ black box on your doorstep and an hour later MAC says, “It shipped!” THANKS!

I wanted to grab a Marine Life or two for giveaways, lol! I wanted to do three to giveaway, but my unveiling event only had *three* to sell so I just got one.

They pre-sold all the rest. I think what was more annoying is I’ve never really heard of MAC *stores* doing such excessive pre-sales/pre-orders, so I didn’t think to do so. Nonetheless, it looks like they pre-sold maybe 10-15. Considering unveilings are attended by 100+ people…

So I placed my order for Marine Life (as well as some other items) at 7:38pm Eastern. Looks like I got it just before it sold out. Buuut!

Two hours later I got a Backorder Notice about Marine Life (but not any of the other items I ordered) via e-mail. It said the following:

“Regrettably, we are unable to fulfill your order for the following item(s) as it is temporarily out-of-stock. We expect to ship the item(s) below within two weeks.”

Sooo lame that I may have to wait awhile πŸ™ But maybe it’s good news for everyone else as it looks like they are planning to restock.

Sounds like it could also be a case of they’re not 100% sure that they have stock to fulfill orders, too. Like anyone at the tail end of when it sold out may get that email so they can ensure they have the stock they need to fulfill the orders they took.

I had that happen on another item recently and it took about a week for it to be back in stock!

This happened to me with some liberty of london items and it took 2 months for them to arrive. They didn’t bill me or send me a shipping e-mail though?! but hey free MAC, I’m not complaining πŸ™‚

Well it’s official, they’re all out. A new e-mail came in today to let me know that the Marine Life was no longer available and to apologize for being unable to fill that part of my order.

I have to say, I’m pretty sad πŸ™ Looks like I’ll have to hit up some stores in the area tonight.

I can’t wait for it to show up on the Canadian site. πŸ™‚ Stock is separate from that for the USA. The delay is probably because it’s Victoria Day today.

Ooh, that could definitely be it πŸ™‚ I know that there was a holiday here and it delayed a launch online, LOL. I remember ’cause I was MAD.

I am guessing it will be online on the Canadian site around 7am eastern time. Holidays are great but sadly delay launches online. Am glad I got most of my goodies last week πŸ™‚

I ordered Marine Life right you posted the collection was online. I fully intend on purchasing more items from the collection but, payday is still a week away. As it stands, I have 13 more random items sitting in my shopping bag just waiting to be purchased. I was so excited to get Marine Life before it sold out that I forgot to look for a free shipping code!

Thank you so much!!! I am so stoked to get my order in a day early – whoohooo, hopefully 1 less day I have to wait for my collection pieces!

It’s online on MAC PRO now — you just have to search for products one by one (by name). Only problem is, most of the products are not showing up that you get a PRO discount with them (at least while they are in my cart) except for the nail lacquers. Weird! I am hoping that will change sometime during the day today….
Also, Marine Life shows as being sold out here as well — so I guess they share the same stock as regular MAC Cosmetics website.

The website indicated(somewhere;first item or at checkout-can’t remember)no discount on the LE items, aka the entire collection, except polishes and brushes- I did receive my discount on the brushes and polishes.

Last Tuesday my MAC PRO store had a preview party and I picked up a Marine Life highlight powder. I am so glad I did, now I don’t need to worry about getting one; however, I am tempting to get a second one. One to use and one just to keep and admire its prettiness.

I bought Marine Life, but I’m not sure why. My skin is way too light for it really.

Maybe I’ll buy a glass case and display it on a bookshelf…

so mad, I got a backorder notice from mac…the last time I got this was with Violetta in Feb and I received that in April!I want my marine life to actually use not look at

I know! What bugs me the most is that the people who buy like 5 at a time, they just want to sell it on eBay for 10x more the price they actually bought it. It’s like, can I get one to actually use!?

I just ordered Marine life through nordstrom online ladies! You have to type it in because it’s not showing on the main page. Nordstrom has the whole collection.

MAC counters at Macy’s will have the collection on Thursday right? or do counters get collections later than MAC stores? I’m not sure how it works, I’ve never boughten anything from MAC on a release day.

I forgot to mention that I just ended up with the 131 brush. Even tho I’m probably the first to see Marine Life online because of the time difference (I’m in China right now on vacation) and because I’d been refreshing the MAC page for the past 3 hours, I didn’t end up getting it because I already have Ripe Peach.

I also ended up with (randomly) a Prim & Proper blush from Liberty =)

So happy my boyfriend got me a $130 gift card to MAC for my birthday! It was just so I could buy pretty much buy everything from the collection that I wanted πŸ™‚ I got Scorcher, Beachbound, Get-Away Bronze, Splashing, Firecracker, Sweet & Punchy, Lazy Day, and Sun Rush! I am seriously so excited to receive this order! I’m also excited to probably go to my local MAC store on thursday to see if they have Marine Life and contemplate buying Sand & Sun. Ha!

Yeahhh I bought it this morning!! The link is weird sometimes but anyway I ordered Marine Life of course, beach cream bronzer, Pink rebel luster drop and Flurry of fun lipglass. From the regular I pickep up Teddy eye khol and the false lashes glue.

omg its on back order i ordered it yesterday and i wont get it for 2 weeks if i can get it at the store during my lunch i will then cancel my order uhhh… that is crazy!!!

Does this mean that the collection is released at all mac stores?
i think i’m going to try to find one, the shipping on nordstrom is crazy expensive.

May 27th as far as I know. I heard some Nordstrom’s had the displayer out, but I haven’t heard about purchasing.

When I went, I saw the To the Beach image in the slide show… no clue, though – I had to manually change the site to the Canadian one!

The collection is completly on now, Marine Life & Easy Lounger are sold out already. I waited on to use my discount isnt available with this collection! ):

Crazy…I just woke up and Marine Life is sold out. Ha! I’ll just got to the store on Thursday to get my stuff. I can’t do this online stuff no matter how early I get up. I need to swatch those lipsticks on me. I may just get one which is not on my shopping list.

Oh Christine, I LOVE YOU!!!

I ordered everything else on MAC last night and was really disappointed to learn I couldn’t have my Marine Life— until now πŸ™‚ Love Nordstrom!

wow, thanks for posting this, i thought it was going to be out on 27th…i’ll grab some stuff before its all sold out

any recommendations for NC44 skin?

Crap. It’s not in my previously purchased either, but I haven’t received a back-order email. I’m confused and crossing my fingers that I got it.

Sabrina, this happened to me too. I emailed MAC and the person who answered said it’s definitely in my order. I’m thinking it’s not in previously purchased because it’s sold out. For example, I ordered Ripe Peach online and got it… but now that it’s sold out/off the site, it’s not on my list anymore. Very annoying, but it’d make sense as to why ML isn’t on yours. I hope you got it! πŸ˜€

How would you say Get Away Bronze compares to Cheeky Bronze, or even the colors in Warm Blend? I have those 2, and am looking for a color with less orange in it.
Thank you again for all your TTB info!

Thanks so much Christine for the Nordstrom update! I tried looking under the MAC Collections on the site earlier & couldn’t find the To the Beach Collection! But thanks to you I just ordered my own Marine Life!!! I can’t wait to get it!!! You are awesome!!! πŸ™‚

Me too! I ordered it from Nordstrom and it looks like I’m getting it! yay! So much for my wallet not being hit. lol Thanks Christine!

hello Christine,
you ROCK, seriously thank you so much, I really wanted to purchase Marine life, and yesterday when I was reading your blog, first I was excited then all shocked to see that it was already sold out, so this morning I woke up early (it is 8:05AM now) I thought that Mac online would have it restocked but it is still sold out, then I just visited your page and read your notice about Nordstrom, so now I ordered one ( hard to not to be greedy as I felt like I needed to order two) and Thrills, and Lie’s a beach,and Lazy Day (my weakness). :)and yes the coupon code worked too so THANK YOU so much.

Maybe BEACH or TOTHEBEACH? I don’t know what kind of codes the Canadian site typically offers since I only use the U.S. site, sorry!

All you need to do is to chat with an online specialist on the website, and nicely ask for a promo code, they will be happy to give you one!

I want to use this brush for my MUFE HD cream blush. I normally use my 109 so I want to see how this new brush works compared to it!

I can’t believe Marine Life is gone already! (Well, after reading your reviews and everyone’s comments, I can haha) Good thing I took your advice and asked for ML and Hipness to be placed on hold for me at my nearest MAC.

So upset I didn’t know about the sneaky MAC Beach link till it was too late and Marine Life was sold out.

*Hoping all goes well* I ordered Marine Life from Nordstroms. They don’t have the main splash on the site but all the products up for grabs right now.

I can’t afford two…So I’ll have to take pics of it before it is used, and admire it unused that way haha

I did buy from mac last night the bronze oil and hipness blush.

I want “Splashing” because of the packaging, but not a color I am into. Maybe if it doesn’t sell out and I can swing it I’ll grab that too. Not thrilled with the lipsticks πŸ™ And I am a lipstick girl!

You american girls are so lucky!I’m from Brazil and when it come here,its kind of 30% more expansive urrgh so i have to buy in brigettes boutique,all cosmetics wholesale,all of those stores,and it still difficult because if we buy more than $50 we probably will get a tax urrgh but the collection is sooo pretty

Nordstroms was a joke, the total was $58 with shipping and everything. and in the end they ended up not having enough marine life so they cancelled it from my Ordered. That brought the total to $28 for just Hipness blush which is $10 extra for no reason. So i cancelled that and ordered hipness from Mac with free shipping. And then i was given a number by a nordstrom represantative which would help me find the marine life in store so they did that and one store had it and it will be shipped to me tomorrow. It was a big mess

I snagged Hipness blush (which I deeply regret passing on in the Fafi collection) and Marine Life highlight powder! OMG, I can hardly wait for them to get here!!

Christine ,
This morning I got an email from MAC saying that the marine life that I ordered is on backorder and they will ship it to me with in 2 weeks. I also ordered everything I wanted online as soon as I saw your post on facebook. Have you or anyone else also received the email saying its on backorder?

There are other readers who have, but I have not, but I placed my order at 3:30 PM PST.

TBH, I would call them and get them to 100% assure you that they will ship. Otherwise, I would grab it elsewhere.

hmmph i ordered my marine life on nordstrom wayyyyyyyyy early in the morning and i still havent gotten a shipment notice. *pout*

Me too- I was in tears because I stayed up until midnight- nothing- then 5:30am- nothing- then mac site- all gone- then Pro site- all gone- Jeeze don’t they know people work for a living to buy their stuff (lol)- Lucklily my good ole iphone paid off when I got my break at work and Nordie’s had it. I was like a kid at the candy counter.Next biggie I need to takw avacation. smirk!!!!! oh btw- I did get one. thank you, thank you!

Im so upset, I give up on Marine Life lol. I ordered it yesterday while it was still available on the mac website. Then I got the backorder message which was fine with me as long as i got it. Now today when I wake up I have a message saying that they can not fulfill my order. SO IDK why they let me order it considering they werent able to let me buy it. Im pretty sad!

Looks like Marine Life is sold out on Nordstrom as well now.

I ordered 2 Marine LIfe from Nordstrom earlier today, one to use and one to look at. πŸ˜› I also ordered Hipness, Get-Away Bronze, Sun Rush and Pink Rebel from MAC yesterday. So excited!

Nuts…ordered Marine Life x 3 off Nordstrom’s at 10am pst. Just received an email saying my order has been Cancelled – Unable to Fulfill. Will have to scour local shops. Congrats to everyone who got one, this is the only MAC product I have been craving for this year.

I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a MAC collection! In fact, I’ve never been this excited!
I bought:
~Hipness blush from the website
Then at Macy’s this morning, I preordered:
~Marine Life High Light powder (yayyy!)
~Lipglosses in Easy Lounger and Splashing
I might get one of the lustre drops when I pick everything up on Thursday:)

Sand and Sun is sold out now too. Huh. That’s definitely a surprise. I’m trying to hold out for Thursday (I’m skipping my college classes for a hair appointment anyway) so I can hit Macy’s where I have an account. I’m gonna make a whole day of beauty I guess. Haha! Still, a part of me wants to unpack one of those little black boxes. Maybe I should split the haul? Hmmmm….

I could not get that to show up on me. at. all. I had to literally chip out a piece of it to get any color whatsoever.

Oh, the sadness. I just finished work and went to order Marine Life, only to find that it is sold out on the Canadian side already. πŸ™ Bummer for the summer.

It looks like marine life is sold out on nordstroms already now to. It’s sold out on the Canadian site. I ordered mine this morning and I’m glad I didn’t wait till I got home from work!

marine life is now sold out on the canadian website!
I may go to my local store to pick it up on thursday, but I got the stuff I wanted online anyways! Pink rebel and Hipness blush! πŸ™‚

I ordered Marine Life from Mac yesterday when it said it was in stock. Today I get an e-mail that it’s backordered, then another one saying they are actually sold out. I’m so mad. Do you know when it will come to Macys or Bloomingdales? I missed Nordstrom because I thought that I had ordered it

Mac pro and the canadian site are both sold out! But not to fear. I have my pre-order goodies on hold waiting for me on Thursday. Not telling where in case someone tries to kidnap my marine life! LOL

Anyone in the GTA attending the Pro Expo tomorrow evening???

I called into Belk today and had them hold a Marine Life for me. I am going to get a lippie when i make my pickup on Thursday and that’s propably all I’ll be getting unless they have a Easy Lounger left! i’m waiting on In the Groove to splurge big time!