Hello? Is anybody out there? :) I am sure there are some.. stop by and say hello!
In other news, I had to work on a Saturday (thank God that doesn't happen often) and decided to try out the Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Polish Strips in Gold.
I really like how these turned out. I didn't apply them perfectly though. I think there is a little bit of a learning curve. I had a hard time "folding it over the tip" like they say to do and then filing. I ended up filing a little too close to the nail so some of them had some tip wear right away. They are supposed to slightly stretch to fit the nail but when I tried to stretch mine, I might have pulled to hard because it actually made a little hole. I don't feel like any of these things is apparent in the picture but I had to be honest!
And now for the big reveal!
As everyone says, Julep has great packaging. I don't want to throw away anything. The paper, the ribbon.. I guess I could do away with the cardboard box and the paper "spaghetti" or whatever that is called. Does this make me a hoarder? I worry sometimes.. I did force myself to throw this away though. I'm not so sure I'll have the strength next time. Don't judge!
I did the classic with a twist box this month. I ended up with Debra and Simone. Debra is a smoky beige and Simone is a opalescent Lilac.
When I first saw Debra, I knew there was something I had to try. I had first seen this idea here.
That is ELF chocolate over Debra using Winstonia plate 113. I think it turned out pretty good!
Here is a shot of the Hand Crème included. The cap is different than any lotion I have ever had. You twist the bottom and there is a little hole that opens up. Lotion could get stuck in that little hole if you aren't careful about applying the lotion but I haven't had a problem with that so far. I like the feel of the lotion and I am getting used to the way it smells. It has a smell that I feel would appeal to "little old ladies". It's that kind of floral. I don't really know how else to explain it. It's floral but musty smelling. Like I said, I'm growing to like it, the older I get! ;)
Free gift was this strawberry-mint lip balm. It's sooooo soft. It is the softest lip balm that I have ever owned. I would think that also means keep it away from body heat and don't leave it in the car if you value this lip balm. This is a picture of me wearing the lip balm. Very little color if any.
Speaking of Julep lip color. Remember how I got Poppy in my Mystery Box a month ago and was worried about it? Yeah not anymore. I LOVE IT! I just had to get used to going outside of my comfort zone color-wise. I am so glad I did!