Merry Mani Mania: Your Holiday Nail Art, Week 3

Merry Mani Mania: Your Holiday Nail Art, Week 3

There are only six more days until Christmas… AND only six more days to participate in our #JulepMerryMani Instagram contest! Just like Week 1 and Week 2, this week’s entries were a holly-jolly jamboree of creativity and color. Nobody does “merry and bright” like a Julep Maven! Here’s a round-up of some of our favorite […]

The Ultimate Upgrade

The Ultimate Upgrade

It’s the season of giving, so when the time came to ship out our December Maven boxes, our CEO Jane Park had a brilliant idea: surprise 100 lucky ladies with the Ultimate Upgrade, as a special thank you for being a Maven. We just love surprises! Almost as much as we love hearing your stories. […]

Holiday Drink Recipe: Coquito, Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog

Holiday Drink Recipe: Coquito, Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog

I used to think that I didn’t like eggnog. Boy, was I wrong. While I’m not usually much of a food snob, I recently discovered—after making the recipe below—that the truth of the matter was that I didn’t like store bought eggnog, with its cloyingly sweet (and unhealthy) high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavorings. […]

10 DIY Edible Gifts for Everyone On Your List

10 DIY Edible Gifts for Everyone On Your List

Edible gifts are a great way to show you care during the holiday season, and a great way to save some money if you have a lot of people on your shopping list, without sacrificing that personal touch. Coworkers, neighbors, Secret Santa recipients, mail carriers, and hard-to-shop-for loved ones: pretty much everyone on your list is guaranteed […]

Natural, Boho, or Retro: Which Bridal Beauty Style Should I Choose?

Natural, Boho, or Retro: Which Bridal Beauty Style Should I Choose?

So, I’m engaged. And as anyone who’s been in this place before me knows, wedding planning isn’t always glamorous. Usually, it’s the opposite of glamorous, alternating between overwhelming (so many choices!) and terrifying (so much money!) … and there are a lot of spreadsheets involved. But there is one aspect of wedding planning that I […]

Diamond Mystery Box Winner Spotlight

Diamond Mystery Box Winner Spotlight

Meet Emily—the lucky Maven who won the 1-carat diamond earrings in our November Diamond Mystery Box! In a wonderful twist of fate, it seems that we couldn’t have picked a better recipient for those beautiful baubles. Not only did Emily learn that she was our winner a few days before her birthday (best early b-day present […]

That’s A Wrap! 30 DIY Ways to Personalize Your Presents

That’s A Wrap! 30 DIY Ways to Personalize Your Presents

Brown paper packages tied up with string, these are a few of my favorite things… So you’ve done all your holiday shopping—and now it’s time to start wrapping. Store-bought gift wrap can be beautiful, but it can get expensive pretty quick—and there are so many DIY ways to wrap it up! DIY-ing your gift wrap […]

Merry Mani Mania: Your Holiday Nail Art, Week 2

Merry Mani Mania: Your Holiday Nail Art, Week 2

The Christmas countdown is on, and the #JulepMerryMani entries keep rolling in! Thanks, once more, to all the talented nail artists who have participated in our holiday Instagram contest so far. Here’s another sampling (see Week 1 here!) of the many beautiful designs we’ve been seeing this week: Ready to try your hand at your […]

The December 2014 Color Report

The December 2014 Color Report

This is it: the final Color Report of 2014! Over the course of the year, we’ve been sharing which nail polish shades are the most popular across the country. We find it fascinating to see which colors resonate with which regions—and we hope you do, too! This month, presented with the many lovely options available […]

Overheard at Last Night’s Maven Meetup…

Overheard at Last Night’s Maven Meetup…

“How would you get any work done here? I would just paint my nails all day.” Maven 1: (looking in the mirror in the bathroom) “I really need some lipstick.” Maven 2: “I’ve got some lipstick in my bag.” Maven 1: “Oooh, thanks, but lipstick is not really a ‘sharing item.’” Maven 2: “Yeah, I […]

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