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OMG Moment: Meet 'Dianna' The Nail Polish by Julep

'Dianna' a mint blue nail polish by Julep, named after The Budget Babe blogger Dianna Baros

Yesterday afternoon, a small, unexpected package arrived on my front doorstep. I opened it up and discovered the most lovely shade of mint nail polish. Turning the bottle over in my hand to learn the name of this beautiful shade, I spotted a small label bearing my first name. D-I-A-N-N-A. Could it be?! Was this a mistake or intentional? I quickly read the handwritten note that was enclosed with my surprise package - and my hopes were confirmed...

Julep, one of my favorite name polish brands ever, has named a nail polish after me! It turns out the team at Julep follows my blog and had seen this post I wrote back in January where I laid out my predictions and fashion "dreams" for 2013 and well, they thought it would be cool to make one of my dreams a reality! And did they ever.

"Dianna" will be announced to the public starting 6am PST on May 20th when Julep releases their preview email for the month of June to all their mavens. And "Dianna" will be included in all the June "Boho Glam" boxes, so if you're a subscriber, definitely look out for it next month. If you're not, no worries, my namesake nail polish will be available for purchase on the Julep site soon and you know I'll be the first to tell you the second it comes out - so stay tuned!

"Dianna" is seriously the most amazing shade of minty blue I've ever seen. And I'm not just saying that because of the name (but if I was, could you blame me?!) This formula goes on great with one coat, achieving bottle color in two light coats. It had a beautiful shine and vibrancy - think Tiffany or Robin's egg blue. I know you guys are going to love it and I couldn't be happier to have my name on this polish.

If you've read this far, thank you for indulging me - it's not like I won the Nobel Prize or anything but the little girl inside of me was so delighted by this small "honor," and I'm thankful to be able to share with you guys.

What do you think of "Dianna"? Would you wear this shade?

'Dianna' a mint blue nail polish by Julep, named after The Budget Babe blogger Dianna Baros

'Dianna' a mint blue nail polish by Julep, named after The Budget Babe blogger Dianna Baros

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Please note: This is not a sponsored post or anything.

This is so amazing - congrats!! And I agree with you - loving the hue of this polish...they made a great choice :-)
#1 Kimberly (Homepage) on 2013-05-18 18:49 (Reply)
Julep is SO AWESOME. I love that they sent this to you! ♥
#2 Krista on 2013-05-18 19:02 (Reply)
That is so exciting! Congrats! Definitely a beautiful color!
#3 Amber - Real Girl Glam (Homepage) on 2013-05-18 19:19 (Reply)
This is my absolute favorite color, Congrats!! What an awesome gift ;-)
#4 Megan on 2013-05-18 19:54 (Reply)
Congratulations! What a beautiful color!
#5 Primadonna (Homepage) on 2013-05-18 20:15 (Reply)
I love it! where can I buy it??
#6 karma on 2013-05-18 20:20 (Reply)
The polish will be available at sometime in June, I'm not sure about the exact date so I'll keep you posted!
#6.1 The Budget Babe on 2013-05-19 08:07 (Reply)
it's gorgeous color perfect for u!!!! I would def wear it happily :-D what a huge honor congrats!!!!!
#7 Bunniexoxo on 2013-05-18 22:55 (Reply)
Lovely color!
#8 Melissa M. Stovall (Homepage) on 2013-05-19 00:01 (Reply)
OMG this is awesome!! Congrats, beauty! :-)
#9 Broke And Beautiful (Homepage) on 2013-05-19 00:53 (Reply)
Love the color! #julepdiannarocks
#10 Audrey (Homepage) on 2013-05-19 08:09 (Reply)
Really pretty!
#11 Davina W. on 2013-05-19 10:41 (Reply)
How sweet to get some recognition for your awesome blog. And by having a pretty nail color named after you! Congrats!
#12 Roxanne on 2013-05-19 14:02 (Reply)
Congratulations, seriously so amazing! Love the color!
#13 Megan (Homepage) on 2013-05-19 14:02 (Reply)
Yes! Love it and would wear it!
#14 Jill Seidner | Interior Design (Homepage) on 2013-05-19 17:25 (Reply)
How amazing!!! And very well deserved for your awesome blog! I visit everyday and look forward posts, truly love your blog. I can't wait for the polish to come out, have never bought a Julep polish but will buy this one for sure.
#15 Jessica on 2013-05-19 22:39 (Reply)
Love the color!! It's so cool that you had a nail polish color named after you!!

#16 Jordan (Homepage) on 2013-05-19 22:46 (Reply)
This is SO awesome! Now I'm gonna subscribe to Julep ;-)
#17 cathy (Homepage) on 2013-05-19 23:24 (Reply)
Wow this is huge news!! Congratulations!
#18 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2013-05-20 03:13 (Reply)
That's super cool!!! The shade looks scrumptious!
#19 lisacng @ (Homepage) on 2013-05-20 10:34 (Reply)
Wahoo! Congrats, beautiful! What a fun surprise.
#20 Sally (Homepage) on 2013-05-20 11:06 (Reply)
Awesome! I am a Julep subscriber so I made sure to pick the group with yours in it! Perfect color! Congrats!
#21 Christina G on 2013-05-20 13:06 (Reply)
That is so cool! This is one of my favorite nail colors and you are one of my favorite bloggers! I will have to get myself one of these. Congratulations to you! :-) That is a great surprise to have.
#22 Seepz (Homepage) on 2013-05-21 14:08 (Reply)
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