While Lewis Carroll (whose real name is Charles Lutwidge Dogdson) is probably most famous for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and to a lesser extent, Through The Looking-Glass, he also has a couple of great poems. One of them, “Jabberwocky”, I first read in elementary school and I still love it. It’s a perfect poem to read out loud; the nonsense words are fun to say and you get to shout things like Callooh! and Callay!
(A bit of trivia for you: the word chortle was made up by Carroll for use in that poem, and we still use it today to mean a joyful laugh. Kind of neat for us word nerds.)
In honor of Lewis Carroll, here are some images representing his works. I pinned them to one of my Pinterest boards for easy access; feel free to re-pin!
2011 Holiday Gift Guide – Suggestions For Her (Be sure to check out all the other great Gift Guide items and giveaways here.)
You may already have your outfits selected for all the holiday parties this season, but have you thought about your accessories yet? One item I consider an accessory – and that I love to shop for – is nail polish. Nail polish to me is really quite awesome; it finishes off any look, is easy to change and allows you to keep up with seasonal trends without breaking the bank.
If you’re like me in your love of polish – or you have someone on your shopping list that is – you will love Julep’s holiday sets. Whether as a gift or stocking stuffer any of their polishes would be sure to please.
Julep is a boutique nail salon that is also a place where girlfriends can go to take a moment for fun and style. They want to be a space where women can gather and find themselves, to connect and celebrate as part of a community. They are very focused on their message and they put their money where their mouth is; $1 of every nail color sold goes to organizations that support women. Check out the below pilot clip of the PBS show “Trendspotting” to see more.
I love burgundys and other shades along those lines so I’m really enjoying the Demi polish in the Julep Holiday Reds set (see below). The Brooklyn shade is my next favorite of the three; I enjoy the touch of sparkle that really steps it up for the holidays. The third shade is called January and it’s a real, tomato-red with a bit of shine to it. I’ve never tried wearing true reds but I’m looking forward giving it a try at one of my upcoming parties. I love the quality of the polishes and how easy they are to apply. They also wear nicely; a lot of polishes chip I use chip after the first day or two because of the amount of time I spend at the keyboard and these did not. I’m totally in love.
And if you’d like to make an entire group of friends smile for the holidays, consider purchasing the Julep Spa Pedicure At-Home Party for 6. It comes with four polish colors, topcoat, basecoat, Pomegranate Body Creme, Cosmopolitan Mix and 6 each of the following: orange sticks, nail brushes, toe separators, nail files, and pedi slippers. (If Santa’s elves are reading I want this please.)
Where to Buy:
All of the holiday collections – and much more – can be found on Julep’s site. Both the Holiday Reds and Silver Belles collections retail for $42 and the Pedicutre Kit for 6 retails for $84 (a $145 value). As a special for you all Julep has given us promo code SHOPPINGFORSAVINGS – use it to take 15% off your purchase!
Want to Win?
One winner will receive the Holiday Reds Collection! To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter form below.