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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Face Toner

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If at one point in your life you ever picked at a zit, chances are the acne scar left on your face is a constant reminder of the bad things that come with picking. It's great to remember not to pick, but it would be even better if you didn't have to stare at your mistakes forever. Right? Well I am one of those people who once had an issue with picking, and I am left with quite a few nasty little reminders.. When it comes to my face, I personally prefer to go the more natural route as some store bought... Read More

DIY Easy-Breezy Chevron Nails Tutorial

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Chevron patterns are everywhere lately.  They're all the rage in fashion, accessories and even home decor.  Why not sport this trendy design on your nails too? • You could freehand this design, but if you're like me it won't look so hot, a better way to do this would be to use tape.  You'll also need some pinking shears or craft scissors. • I chose Julep Annette as my base color.  Start with the lighter of your two chosen colors.  It will need to be quite dry so your tape doesn't pull your... Read More

How to Dress up a Pair of Shorts

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People often designate wearing shorts for summer days, but as many celebs have showed us, shorts are actually perfect for a night out on the town! To master this look there are a few things you need to know about how to wear shorts without looking too casual or revealing too much skin. Here goes... + Don't go too short. Way back when, the length of girls' shorts/dresses/skirts were measured every morning to make sure they were appropriately dressed. Teachers would have the student(s) in question... Read More

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