• 3 of Pentacles from Year of the Dragon
    Anaconda from A Snake on the Hand
    Ballroom from Party Time
    Black Beauty from Matte Love
    Black Dagger from Matte Love
    Black Mamba from A Snake on the Hand

February Julep and Oscar Love!

Today was a good nail mail day. Received my Julep box for February. It’s the only other one I receive from the all the beauty boxes and subscriptions. I am an American Beauty and got a couple of lovely polishes, as well as the cuticle oil I’ve heard others rave about and of course, a Chocolate Oscar!

Now for those that know me, let’s just start out with Chocolate Oscar. I know he’s a phallic symbol, but whoa, I wasn’t expecting this! As a confirmed chocoholic I can’t wait to bite his head off!!! wink, wink

OK being serious, I ripped that cuticle oil box open so fast. And wow, what did I find? A roller ball. I guess I either missed that in other posts or no one mentioned it. I gave it a quick rub over each finger and dropped it promptly in my bag. How awesome is this to have with you whenever your cutes need some help? I’m not dragging a bottle with a brush around with me anytime soon!

The beautiful red polish is Glenn. It is red. What can I say? I love red. The ribbon is red. The filling paper is red. And it’s all tucked inside a beautiful black box. And then there’s Oscar himself. A glittery gold polish that just glistens in this sea of red and black. I haven’t tried either of the polishes yet because they just showed up in my mailbox today. But I can tell you I currently do have Julep Trina on my fingers and toes, topped with my own line of Dragon topcoats – silvery Call Forth Dragons for my mani, and coppery 3 of Pentacles for my pedi. The formulas for Julep are a little thick but hey, I just figure I can make them last longer by dropping in a little thinner when I need to. Other then that, they don’t give me any problems and my current mani is already 3 days old with no chips and a minor tip wearage on one or two heavily used fingers.

 

Some of you know that my mom lives with us and she loves polish. You have gifted her with several when I’ve done swaps or for Secret Santa or when I’ve bought a polish or two off you. So I bought her a subscription to Julep as well. She is a Classic with a Twist.

Her two polishes included glittery gold Oscar as well (and btw she LOVES chocolate, too), and the greyish Meryl. I personally was disappointed that it wasn’t more silvery as that is what she likes best and I thought this was going to be one she would swoon over. No problem though. I plan on doing a little tampering with it to give it a silver sheen for her. It’s a good base to work with!

She also got the Topcoat for Hair which I think she’s going to like as she’s a hairspray kind of gal! It’s fun to get her stuff like this since she’s 88 years old and still likes to jazz up her looks! I hope I’m still like that when I get to be her age!

We just became Julep Mavens during the December penny promo, and so far they’ve taken very good care of us. I’ve known of them since they started their program and I’ve read a lot of horror stories about them. Here’s hoping they’ve turned over a new leaf in 2012!

Just a quick update to this post. Another Mystery Box from Julep. This one is for Valentine’s Day.  http://www.julep.com/discounts/holidays/valentine-box-of-mystery