Daily Archives: 03.07.2012

A Pleasant Surprise

Tonight, vanity.  Because I need a moment to process everything that has happened in the last 48 hours or so.

And like the local radio station that plays a Ke$ha song after they’re done workshopping something heavy to lighten the mood, I think we all need a little breather.

About two months ago, I won Sarah’s Julep Maven giveaway.  I didn’t even know what Julep Maven was.  But what I managed to take away from Sarah’s post was that it was a box with surprise beauty-things.

I was willing to get on-board with that.

Well, after a brief flurry of communication with Their (Julep’s) People, I had claimed my prize.

I was thrilled.

But the box never came.  Maybe it ended up in Timbuktu.  Maybe our mail carrier stole it.  I don’t think we’ll ever really know.  I don’t think it really matters.

So about a week ago, I decided to get in-touch with the lovely people at Julep to find out what was going on.  And to request a new box.  Since winning is more fun when you get something out of the deal.

They were so helpful and understanding (and equally as mystified!) and within 24 hours, a new box was shipped.

Thank God Customer Service still exists in some circles.

This week, it finally arrived.  It was well worth the wait.

The box.

It’s like getting a paid-for beauty present (except for the fact that mine was free).  Regardless, the goodies.

Inside was a bottle of Julep Topcoat for Hair  (a shine serum-type situation), and two nail colors.  There was Oscar, a lovely, shimmering gold polish and Meryl, which was a study in greige.  I’m still torn as to whether or not it’s street legal to name a gray shade of polish “Meryl.”

That is neither here nor there in the current moment.

So last night before I tucked into bed, I took a few minutes for some quality Kat-time and actioned some nails in Oscar.

I am loving it sick.

I think the best part is that it has great shimmer without being 100% all-over.  It’s a hard balance to strike with metallic and glittery polishes.

What’s your go-to nail color right now?