DIY Tasty & Delicious Lipstain!!


((+ Tropical Punch makes a great bright cherry red color, cherry is a great classic orangish-red, black cherry (what I used) is more on the crimson side, and orange is a bright & fun shade of (you guessed it) orange.)) I used to never wear lipstick, not because I didn't like the thought of it, but it was such a pain in the you-know-what. I have heard of lip-stains in the past, obviously, but for some reason I never thought to give them a try. My beauty-obsessed friend insisted I test 'em out,... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Subtle Contrasting Stripes


Hi Guys!! Today I am bringing all you nail artist loving ladies a fun tutorial that is simple and extremely classy. Hope you enjoy!! Step 1: First I started with the base color Julep Renee. I used two coats for even coverage. Step 2: I then placed nail polish striping tape onto my nails. What makes nail polish striping tape helpful is that it is not as sticky as normal household tape.  You can still use normal household tape and cut it into thin strips but it will be too sticky on your nails... Read More

Sunday Manicure Series by Katrina


    Tools used: Julep colors Susie, Kate & O’Canada Paint Brush Red Acrylic Paint     About the Nail Artist: Katrina’s Nail Blog Katrina started blogging to become a part of the nail art community. Katrina’s Nail Blog gives her the opportunity to not only share her nail art but also keep up with her own favorite bloggers, share ideas and talk with others. One of her biggest tips is “to practice, practice, practice! Having a steady hand is an important key in painting... Read More

Fishtail Braid Nail Tutorial by Top Coat It

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I love nail art that doesn't require any special tools. No tape, no dotting tools, no stamps. This popular fishtail braid design is one of those manicures. I took step by step pictures to illustrate the process for you. You'll get a tiny bit messy and will have to do a little clean up, but nothing too bad. Choose three different colors for your braid, preferably nothing sheer. For mine, I chose Julep Selena as my base color, then added Alicia and Annie in to the braid. + Step 1: Apply your base... Read More

Wicked Takes on October Crackle Nails


October is one of our favorite months, not only because we love Halloween, but we also love the endless possibilities when it comes to our mani's. Literally, you can get away with just about anything. So whether you are an American Beauty or a Classic with a Twist, we have conjured up some great crackle related nail-spiration just for you! Enjoy. + Step 1: Prep your nails and apply two coats of Eloise as your base color. Let dry completely. + Step 2: Apply two thin coats of Sabrina shimmer crackle... Read More

October Crackle Nail Looks


For the lucky few that scored themselves a golden box this month (CONGRATS!), here are some fun crackle looks just for you! Have fun ladies. + Step 1: Prep your nails and apply two coats of Keira as your base color. Let dry completely. +Step 2: Swipe thin coats of Glenda metallic crackle diagonally down from each side of the nail plate. + Step 3: Apply topcoat, let dry. Step 1: Prep your nails and apply two coats of Boris and Nicole and Eloise as your base colors, alternating each finger with... Read More

Sunday Manicure Series by Chalkboard Nails


Tools: Dotting tool or bobby pin Plastic end of the sewing pin stuck into a pencil eraser Julep Colors Taylor, Hayden, and Sasha Instructions: Step 1: Begin by painting nails with your base coat and first color. Let the polish set, though it doesn't have to be completely dry. Step 2: Take your second color and place a few drops of it on a piece of wax paper. Dip the larger end of your dotting tool into the polish, and then use it to add 3-5 large dots of color near the tip of your nail. Make some... Read More

Granite Sponge Tutorial by Definitely Addicted


AMarie from Definitely Addicted isn't only a Julep Maven, but she is also a stellar nail artist! We recently caught up with this talented lady and asked her if she would be willing to share with all of our readers a nail art tutorial with inspiration from her Trina Turk x Julep September (Boho Glam) box. When receiving her colors the first thing she thought of was granite countertops, and quickly decided to recreate this look on her nails. Not only is this DIY nail art completely adorable for just... Read More

DIY Faux Snake Skin Nails


Animal prints are everywhere lately. I'm loving them! My "go to" animal print nail is usually a leopard or zebra, but I wanted to try something different.  Several months ago I saw THIS post and filed it away in my brain for future use.  Today, I'm pulling it out of the vault to show you how to create a snake skin look for your nails. First choose your colors.  I wanted a bit of a variegated look so I started with a base color of Julep Nessa- similar shade found here. When Nessa was dry to the... Read More

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