Another Clever Use for Nail Polish: Telling Your Triplets Apart

Another Clever Use for Nail Polish: Telling Your Triplets Apart

Last week we shared ten of our favorite unexpected uses for nail polish, but we simply had to add this hilarious usage to the list: a couple in Wales has a set of triplets who are so identical, the parents have to use bright nail polish to tell the three baby girls apart! Here are babies Ffion, Maddison, and Paige Gilbert, sporting their adorable, color-coded pedicures: The mother of the triplets, Karen Gilbert, told their local Wales Online news site, "It’s not a fashion statement, we really struggle... Read More

5 Natural Solutions to Summer’s Biggest Beauty Bummers

5 Natural Solutions to Summer’s Biggest Beauty Bummers

Summer is like a beautiful rose---fresh, fragrant, and fleeting---but you know what they say about roses. They have thorns. And chances are, depending on your geographical location, you're probably dealing with at least one of this season's prickliest issues, whether it's pesky bugs or sweat that won't stop. Thankfully, there are easy, natural ways to keep your cool during the hottest months. Here are five of our favorites: 1. Itchy, Icky Bug Bites An evening spent outside in the summer time is absolute... Read More

10 Clever & Unexpected Uses for Nail Polish

10 Clever & Unexpected Uses for Nail Polish

Most of us have heard that a dab of clear nail polish can stop a pantyhose run in its tracks, but there are lots of other quick fixes and DIY projects you can do with all those nail polish bottles you never wear anymore. Here are ten of our favorite clever and unexpected uses for nail polish---besides freshening up your fingers and toes: 1. Customize your coif Whether you want to perfectly match your pumps or just add a cheerful pop of color to an updo, a few coats of polish on the exposed side of... Read More

Beauty and the Buzz: Avocado Margaritas and Face Masks

Beauty and the Buzz: Avocado Margaritas and Face Masks

Here’s a not-so-secret confession: I love cocktails. Inventing them, making them, and especially drinking them. And I also love DIY face masks. (It’s like crafting a delicious cocktail, for your FACE. Drink up, face! You don’t have to drive anywhere.) And, as it turns out, there is a huge area of overlap in the kinds of ingredients that are equally good in both cocktails and DIY face masks. So it was only a matter of time before I was struck by inspiration to combine my two favorite things... Read More

What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Survival Kit

What to Pack in Your Wedding Day Survival Kit

If you've ever been a bridesmaid or a bride, you're probably already familiar with the concept of a wedding day survival kit. No matter how much you plan and how detailed your day-of itinerary gets, wedding day hiccups are bound to happen. And that's where this handy little (...or not so little) kit comes in! These "just in case" items have been known to save the day on more than one occasion, and since it's her unspoken duty to put out whatever fires threaten the bride's composure, it's usually... Read More

5 Ways to Get No-Heat Beachy Waves

5 Ways to Get No-Heat Beachy Waves

I’m all about easy beauty tricks all year long. But especially in the summer months, my motivation to use my hair dryer, straightener, or curling iron reaches an all-time low. It’s a combination of the heat, the humidity, and my jam-packed mental list of other things I’d rather be doing than sitting inside, sweating it up in the bathroom, trying to make my mess of a mane look half-way presentable. Who has the time in the summer time? Luckily, summer is also the perfect time to go for a more... Read More

25 Unique, Easy, and Awesome DIY Wedding Favors

25 Unique, Easy, and Awesome DIY Wedding Favors

Wedding favors are a tricky tradition to get right. You want to show appreciation to your guests for attending your special day, but you also don't want to spend a bundle on top of all your other wedding expenses, or send them home with something forgettable they'll just end up throwing away. Thankfully, we live in an age when brilliant crafters and DIY queens rule the internet (and get married along the way), and who are full of great ideas for wedding favors that are easy, affordable, and unforgettable.... Read More

10 DIY Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Will Actually Love (& Use!)

10 DIY Father’s Day Gifts That Dad Will Actually Love (& Use!)

Father’s Day is just around the corner (this Sunday!) but you still have time to surprise Dad with a handmade gift from the heart. We all know some dads can be hard to shop for, so the right DIY gift will actually save you time and money you would have spent hunting around at the mall for that elusive perfect gift. Plus Dad will cherish this present more than most, not only because you made it, but because you gave him something he'll actually use! Here are 10 crafty and thoughtful DIY Father’s... Read More

DIY Mani Tutorial: A (Citrus) Slice of Life

DIY Mani Tutorial: A (Citrus) Slice of Life

Introducing Kris Redmond! We're thrilled to have Kris, one of our all-star Mavens share this first (of hopefully many!) nail tutorial with you. She is a pro at nail art, so we couldn't be more excited to have her here to share her tips. Who knew such beautiful nail art could be so easy? Check out more of her amazing designs here. Now let's hand this over to Kris! xo, Kate from Julep Warm weather means it’s time for refreshing, fruity beverages. You can channel your favorite slice of citrus with... Read More

7 Tips: How to Throw an Easy & Awesome Summer BBQ

7 Tips: How to Throw an Easy & Awesome Summer BBQ

It's Friday, so of course the weather gods decided to schedule a torrential downpour here in Seattle to really start our long weekend on the right note. But I'm already looking ahead to Monday (and praying for sunshine), when my boyfriend and I will be hosting our very first summer BBQ in honor of Memorial Day! Everyone is a different type of party host. My weakness is that I get so excited by all the options for recipes, drinks, and décor that I end up taking on too much and burning myself out... Read More

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