If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already figured out that I have been trying to find and collect all the Maybelline Color Show nail polishes. I don’t know why I felt the need to start collecting them – perhaps it’s a mixture of me being a sucker for nail polishes and new releases, number two – because I was told there are 20 colors so there is a definitive number/goal (LOL) and I think the strongest reason why I felt the need to get all the colors is because I could not find any information as to what colors are available here in the Philippines. I couldn’t find a list of shades so I felt that if I wanted to know what colors were out there, I had to rely on my own collecting and swatching abilities ha ha ha!
The first time I saw the collection was at SM Southmall, and I only picked up one shade – Silk Stockings. I sneakily added it to my brother’s cart. When he saw it, he gave me the evil eye. but got it anyway ha ha! I wore it to the Mac Technique event that I attended, and I liked the application and the finish, so I said the next time I come across these Color Show polishes, I am definitely going to get a couple more. This was around June, if I remember correctly.
Fast forward to July, I finally saw the Color Show nail collection again – after hounding the ladies at SM Makati, Glorietta and Greenbelt for weeks – this time in PCX Rockwell. I got 6 colours this time around – Mint Mojito, Denim Dash, Buried Treasure, Keep-Up-The-Flame, Downtown Red, Crazy Berry. Then I saw the collection again at SM Sucat and got Sweet Sunshine, Shocking Seas, Orange Fix, Devil Wears Purple and Chrome Pink.
That brings the total to 12. I was happy with the Color Show dozen, but really wanted to try the other colors too.
I was telling my mom about my quest (LOL) to complete the Color Show nail colors and she kept telling me I didn’t need any more but when she saw the collection while she was running errands at SM Sucat, she got me two – Tenacious Teal and Ladies Night. Ha ha ha, I love my mommy!
Then last Sunday, my sister and I were killing time at Starbucks in MOA while waiting for our glasses to be properly fitted with prescription lenses and I was sharing with her that I had 4 colors to go. I was surprised when she offered to buy them for me – I wasn’t about to say no to that offer! She got Hooked on Pink, Blueberry Ice, Feisty Fuchsia and Bold Gold for me.
YAY I LOVE MY ENABLER FAMILY hahaha!
So that brings us to a total of 18. The Sales Associate at the SM Sucat kiosk did tell me there were 20 shades, but I could only find 18 – 19 if we include the clear top coat that they also had. I didn’t bother getting the clear top coat because I still have about 5 bottles of top coats waiting to be used.
If I had to pick favorites, I would choose Silk Stockings, Blueberry Ice, Orange Fix, Buried Treasure, Feisty Fuchsia and Tenacious Teal. If I could choose only one, Buried Treasure is hands down my most favorite. The only thing though is that I wish they had a really dark color like maybe a plum or a black, and a white would have been a bonus!
Anyway, apologies if the photos are not in the order of purchase. I just thought it would be better to have them categorized by number – all the 00# are together, the 1##, 2##, 3##, 4## and 5##.
I hope you enjoyed this photo heavy post! Have you tried the ColorShow nail polishes? Which one is your favorite?
PS: If you are interested in a detailed review, I reviewed Orange Fix here.
Maybelline Color Show Nail Polishes
Php99.00 (approx $2.50)
Available at Maybelline Counters