Kittens, before we get going tonight, please continue to consider Paying It Forward. It doesn’t need to be a grand gesture, it can be as simple as e-mailing a friend.
And can I just say, that it has been so interesting to see where this conversation has traveled so far? Because I continue to be astonished and amazed by the people who have decided to pass it on. Lauren was so moved to share her story as well.
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.
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.
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?