From Tip to Toe

From Tip to Toe

With summer just around the corner and sandals sales starting to grace the stores, it's time to shake up your pedicure and manicure colors with some fun and unique combinations. Go beyond the matching colors you've been polishing in the past and have some fun getting bright and bold! These combos can work either way depending on how vibrant you want to get and the types of finishes you prefer. Which shades are you planning on pairing this summer?  

Vintage Pastel Nail Art

Vintage Pastel Nail Art

Daffodil yellow, rose quartz pink, serenity blue, driftwood taupe...even the names of our June Collection polishes are swoon-worthy! These saturated pastels are just the right combo of light and bright, and the crème finishes make nail art super easy. See our tutorials below for two ways to wear, each nail below showing a step. (As always, all looks start with Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and end with Oxygen Performance Top Coat to make your mani last longer.) Look 1: Outside The Lines Get the... Read More

Get the Look: Two-Tone Lips

Get the Look: Two-Tone Lips

You've upped your nail game with coordinating colors for two-tone tips, but don't stop there! The latest lip trend is all about color--and plenty of it. Go beyond lip contouring and ombre for this super fun lip look that beauty editors are loving. Two-tone lips can add drama and dimension, whether you want to go big and bold, or slightly more subdued. Pair colors and finishes to complement each other, and you'll feel like you just stepped off the runway. WINE & DINE Wine-inspired shades in a... Read More

Vivid Sheer Nail Art

Vivid Sheer Nail Art

Get excited, ladies—this blog post is the ultimate nail art how-to. We're sharing a whopping SIX looks using the juicy Vivid Sheer polishes from our April Collection. Watch the easy steps unfold on each nail below. (P.S. All looks start with Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and end with Oxygen Performance Top Coat to make your mani last longer!) Look 1: Boho Berry Get the look: 1. With a striping brush, draw diagonal lines in a V-shape with a white creme polish like Brigitte (Classic with a Twist);... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Two-Tone Tips

Nail Art Tutorial: Two-Tone Tips

Get set to try on some two-tone style--we'll walk you through the easiest nail look ever. The best part? You can totally customize the look to fit your mood, your style, or your outfit. (And we definitely want to see your take on this look! Share your tips on Instagram with #julepmaven so we can all get in on the fun.) For this look, we used our Champagne & Caviar set: Beatrice (It Girl) and Johnny (Bombshell), plus our super handy Plié Wand™ with striping brush. Which color pairings are you... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Jingle Bell Ombré

Nail Art Tutorial: Jingle Bell Ombré

Dashing through the snow? More like dashing through the rain here in Seattle. But even though the weather isn't cooperating just yet, we are definitely ready for some holiday sparkle! This ombré nail look is the perfect way to start the season, equal parts festive and on-trend. Oh, and did we mention easy? You don't have to be a nail artist to layer these two shimmery shades. This look uses Cheryl (Boho Glam) and Rosaline (Bombshell) from our Very Merry Duo. Shop more nail pairings in our holiday... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Fall into Ombré

Nail Art Tutorial: Fall into Ombré

Ombré isn't a new trend--we've been seeing it for years, on everything from hair to nail art to lipstick. And yet, its popularity still isn't fading! Why? Probably because ombré is so fun to create and sooo easy to DIY. Plus, there are tons of different variations to try. It's a perfect look if you're new to nail art--no special skills or fancy tools required. Here's how to nail the trend: 1. Choose three polishes that blend well together, spanning from dark to light. Not sure what to... Read More

Tutorial: the Flip Side Mani

Tutorial: the Flip Side Mani

We’re suckers for a bright pop—even when (especially when?) it's super stealthy. Here's how you do it... polisH File nails (we love an almond shape) Use Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover under and over to clear the way Scrub nails ultra clean—don’t forget underneath! Polish nails and let dry completely. Use whatever two colors you're feeling! Here we're using Florence (Classic with a Twist) on top, and Jenna (Classic with a Twist) on the flip. Pro Tip: Just do one coat, you’ll... Read More

April Showers Nail Art Tutorial

April Showers Nail Art Tutorial

As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. It has definitely been rainy here in New Jersey this month, so I decided to embrace the April showers with some gorgeous colors from the Paradise Collection! Here's how to get this nail look: What You'll Need: Your favorite base coat Danielle (It Girl) Aurora (It Girl) Jet (It Girl) Randi (It Girl) Angie (Boho Glam) Plie Wand and striping brush attachment Your favorite top coat Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint your nails with two coats... Read More

3-in-1 DIY: Wedding Seating with a Personal Touch

3-in-1 DIY: Wedding Seating with a Personal Touch

In some magical land of my dreams, I am a DIY queen who gracefully and happily hand-crafts meaningful and beautiful projects. In reality, I am over-committed, easily frustrated and don’t finish most of what I start…a mere DIY peasant! And because I didn’t marry my way into DIY royalty, I have to face the truth and only attempt projects that are simple. This was especially the case for my wedding, when I wanted to create special, personal elements without going crazy in the process. Enter:... Read More

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