The Color Show polishes are relatively new. I'd been seeing them around the drug store for maybe a month or so, but I never felt compelled to try them. On Monday night I headed up to CVS in search of a drug store gel liner, and I settled on Maybelline's variation. It turned out that Maybelline stuff was BOGO 50%, so I got this polish also. So, this is Tenacious Teal. I actually love the color. It reminds me a lot of OPI Jade Is the New Black, but I don't have my bottle with me now to compare.
When I started putting this one on I was sort of disappointed with the formula. The first coat went on really weirdly sheer and watery. But it built up complete opacity after the second coat, and I ended up only needing two. This polish looks so creamy and luscious on. I really like it. I'm glad I only had to pay $3 for it, but I think I would try out another Color Show polish at full price if I liked the shade enough. And I saw a couple interesting ones there. My boyfriend will tell you that I was squatting (in a dress) in front of the display for at least five minutes before I chose this color. That's dedication.
So, a bit more on this past weekend.
It was hot. I screen-capped this on Saturday at around 2:30pm (YES, I use military time on my phone; people can't get over that for some reason). Saturday was probably the most brutal day, heat-wise. We went on a boat ride in the morning to take my little cousins tubing (first mistake: I'd had no coffee or food). I got motion sick after about 30 minutes, and the heat was absolutely unbearable. I spent the rest of the morning trying not to puke and the rest of the day floating in the lake. I myself don't have a lot of pictures from when we were actually at the lake (those are on my mother's camera and probably Ben's phone), but I do have a couple pictures of where Ben and I stopped on our way home.
If you live in northern/central Ohio, you may be familiar with the signs on 71 touting the greatness of a place called, and I shit you not, "Grandpa's Cheesebarn." On our drive home we finally decided to stop there and see what the hell it was about. I say "finally" because my friend Sam had been trying to convince me to stop there for ages. I never wanted to. I mean, it's a cheesebarn. But Ben convinced me. And by that I mean, he put on a sad face when I said no. Inside the cheesebarn is all kinds of...cheese. But also honey and pickles and...just lots of food. And you can get free samples of everything. We wandered around there for a while, eating to our hearts' content, and then we went to the candy store next to the cheesebarn and bought some dark chocolate covered cashews for the rest of the ride home.
I could have had this EXCELLENT SOUVENIR. Or this PERSONALIZED one that I should have gotten for Sam, since she never got to experience the cheesebarn.
Anyway, time well spent. Cheese well consumed. Cashews enjoyed immensely. If you're anywhere near Ashland, Ohio, I suggest you visit this place. If nothing else, it is hilarious.
That's all for today. Anyone else tried the Maybelline Color Show polishes? Any recommendations?