Monday, March 5, 2012

Julep Leah

all of Virginia is in full panic mode over snow... not one flake has fallen here in Virginia Beach! i'm not a huge fan of snow, but i do love to watch it fall. and it IS beautiful to look at covering everything. my problem is when it lingers and is a gross, icy mess for a week or more. plus, the puppies freeze their little paw pads! being Southern dogs, they are quite confused by snow :)

today's polish is what i received after ordering the January Julep box... it didn't come all fancy like the monthly Maven box, just a small white box with black crinkle paper in it. obviously, that is not an issue... in fact, i like it because it saves just little more resources.

the polish itself is Leah, a gorgeous tree frog green with shimmers. from the website pictures, i didn't think this would be be my favorite of the bunch... but it's so divine and unlike anything else i have, i'm calling it best out of six! i'm not a green girl, but... this is a drooler. again with the weird formula and application... and my craziness. the swatchie you see has three-four coats on each nail. i don't know why i got so psychotic, my left hand has two solid coats on each nail and looks exactly the same! grrrr >.< if you are considering buying a Julep polish, this one is a beauty!! to get the most out of the polish, i used two coats of Seche Vite... i do that with a lot of shimmers as i find this pulls the shimmer to its full, fabulous potential!

one coat Seche Base, three-four coats Leah, two coats Seche Vite.

i'm listening to Debra Arlyn as i'm typing, i got some of her songs free when i was a teenager and just never bought her albums... i'm rectifying that now! if you're into female singer/songwriters (j'adore!), give her a listen. you can buy four of her albums on amazon mp3 here. she has a new album coming out in April 2012, i'm excited! have any of you ever heard of her? what do you think? Ria :)


i'd love to hear from you guys! let me know if you have any questions or advice :)