I mean, I didn't need to buy this. I really didn't., except ...
(A) One of my dearest and longest-lasting Internet buddies lives in Portland (hi, MG! <3), and
(B) I pretty much ran out and bought this last fall after watching the first episode of "Stephen Fry in America," wherein my beloved Mr. Fry begins his American journey by -- wait for it -- lobstering in Maine.
I watched the first two episodes of this six-part series via my boyfriend's Netflix streaming account, but we never finished it, probably because as much as I love Stephen Fry, that series isn't going anywhere. --Neither is this polish, incidentally. Based upon previous seasons of observation, it's going to stay in the OPI core line for at least another year.
Three coats with SV. Sorry about the shrinkage -- I didn't have time or battery to take pictures before helping with family food prep this afternoon!
I had the WORST time trying to get a good picture of this, but the first couple pictures are pretty true to what this looks like on me indoors. As you can see, I Eat Mainely Lobster has a coral creme base, laced with what looks like a duochrome gold and pink shimmer. As beautiful as the shimmer is, it only appears outdoors and in certain indoor lights. That was sort of disappoint, but I really like the base color on me, which is enough to save this polish for me. It's bright, and I would say this is definitely more of a late summer/early fall coral as opposed to popular corals like Essie Peach Daiquiri and even Cute as a Button. This isn't my perfect pink coral -- it's a peachy pink coral with very red/orange tones -- but I like it anyway for what it is.
The formula on this one wasn't that great; it was my least favorite of the OPI Touring Americas. It seemed a liiiiiiiitle streaky and uneven after two coats, so I went with three, and ... still ... eh. I don't know if this polish really was badly formulated, or if I didn't wait in between coats as long as I should have. I was watching "Waitress" while I was polishing (also trying not to sob because of Adrienne Shelly and Andy Griffith reasons, tyvm) and I wanted to go to sleep already.
Here are some other posts with pictures of I Eat Mainely Lobster that I really liked, on Short 'n Chic, Polish or Perish, and Pixie Polish.
This polish, OPI Cajun Shrimp, and one of my Threadless t-shirts are the closest I can come to having shellfish on my person, as I am dreadfully allergic to it. I've been told I'm missing out, but it's not like you can miss something you've never had. As a result, I know nothing about lobstering and I'm assuming not everyone abides by the practices recorded in the "Fry in America" series.
"Stephen Fry in America" can be seen on Netflix (both streaming and via DVD). DVDs are available for purchase on Amazon.com, as is an accompanying hardcover book. Do you have any interest in checking out this series or this polish? Do you have any fun, lobstery plans for the holiday, or are you working for that double pay?
If you follow me on Twitter, you'll know I've been pre-gaming for today by rewatching the 2008 HBO miniseries "John Adams," starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney as John and Abigail Adams. I think I might make this rewatch an annual thing, especially since John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died on July 4 and I have a soft spot for this miniseries because I used to love the American Revolution unit in social studies when I was a kid. Additionally, parts of "John Adams" were shot here in Virginia, in Colonial Williamsburg and Richmond (whoop whoop) ... Richmond even got a shout out from Tom Hanks at the 66th Golden Globe Awards Ceremony. Also, a former coworker of mine had a second job working retail at the time of filming, and one of her coworkers happened to be on shift when Laura Linney stopped by and purchased something (in cash, of course). [/cool story bro] But seriously, I have mad love for this miniseries, and as backwards as this might sound, it's a sort of reminder to myself about how much I'm glad I grew up in Virginia, and how much I actually love my state. I've never read David McCullough's book, but it's on my list after I get through that Hamilton/Burr one.
I'm going to stop and wish my fellow Americans a happy Independence Day before I start talking about how badass Craig Ferguson's "join or die" tattoo is. I guess I'm fascinated by what foreigners/immigrants/tourists think of America, mostly because I'm a first-generation child and the idea of being born and raised in another country is pretty unthinkable at times.
More final questions: Does it take you at least a year to wear all your picks from a collection, too? Do you like it when Hollywood attempts to get its American history on? (I know it's not just TV, it's HBO, but still.)
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY! :D