Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Julep: Melanie & August Maven Box

Hello everyone! Today has been such a long day trying to earn the last of the month's needed SwagBucks.... even so I've just kind of been sitting here so I have no idea why I'm so sleepy! Unless it's the heat....

Anyway, yesterday was a pretty exciting day. Not the least of which was this fabulous bit of nail mail! A bit of mail, I might add, that Aaron snatched from the mailbox and hid in the house so I had to go looking for it. :p Was a fun little game and he didn't make it too hard. lol

Apparently August is Julep's birthday. That explains the pink box. The little box contained my add-on. To celebrate their birthday I got a free tote!

Maybe I'll use that to hold my nail art supplies so they're not scattered all over my computer area. Ready to see my new pretty, pretty polishes? I know you are!

From left to right: Piper, Melanie, Sienna and Harley. Melanie felt lucky, and it seems like it's been a while since I've worn blue, so Melanie it is.

I love this color!

Look at that sparkle! This is one of my new favorite blues. The formula, however, left quite a bit to be desired. If I may illustrate:

I will admit, that is maybe half my fault. I was just so frustrated right off the bat. These are supposed to be chrome/metallic polishes and after the first coat it was so sheer! So I was a bit more heavy handed with the second coat than I probably should have been. But still, it didn't dry like a chrome/metallic either. :/ So I topcoated and sprayed the crap out of them twice just so I could go to bed. As you can see my left hand fared far better than the right. Despite these issues, some of them personal, it is still a really lovely color.

I have no idea which one I'm going to try next. Maybe Piper. Maybe not. I really wish I had my Misas because I'm aching for a color with a nice, risque name. Ah well. Still have my stash page to update and SBs to earn so I've got some time to decide. If I don't convince myself a nap is in order. ;) Hope everyone's having a great week.


  1. I like the looks of piper, and I can see why you love the colour of melanie but not the formula, but then again chromes are pretty unforgiving!

    1. It's so weird, I don't even know if I could call it a chrome. O_o The color is awesome, but it was just the most frustrating polish. About to try Piper next. *fingers crossed*


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