Your Guide to the Perfect At-Home Pedicure

Your Guide to the Perfect At-Home Pedicure

After a long winter of wool socks and sturdy boots, it's finally sandal season. And what's the best way to get into the spirit of spring and feel completely sandal-ready? A luxurious DIY pedicure, of course! We caught up with Cassidy, one of our oh-so-talented and knowledgeable Julep nail technicians, to find out the secrets to the perfect at-home pedicure. Here's her advice for how to bring the fabulous back to your feet in seven easy steps: First, gather your supplies. Here's everything you need... Read More

5 Fun DIY Ways to Ask “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

5 Fun DIY Ways to Ask “Will You Be My Bridesmaid?”

One of the first things to consider when you get engaged is which girlfriends you'd like to ask to help you during your wedding planning process, and to stand beside you as you celebrate on the big day. Asking your favorite girls to be a part of your bridal party is an exciting chance to share how much you care, and to give each bridesmaid her first glimpse at what an awesome bride you are going to be---and what a beautiful wedding you will throw! While a heartfelt card and a hug will mean the world... Read More

Break Your Nails Out of Hibernation in 6 Luxurious Steps

Break Your Nails Out of Hibernation in 6 Luxurious Steps

Chances are, if you’re here on our blog, you haven’t been ignoring your nails all winter. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy a little pampering to get ready for spring! Cold, dry weather and dark days can be harsh on our skin and nails, and so now is the perfect time to slough off those winter blues and start off the season with clean, moisturized, and well-groomed hands—all the better for showing off those vivid April nail colors! This weekend, set aside an hour to treat yourself... Read More

NOTD: Happy Spring Polka Dots

NOTD: Happy Spring Polka Dots

Check out this cheerful manicure that one of our Mavens, @samoyednutnut, showed off on Instagram today!   Don't all those polka dots in light, happy colors just make you feel all spring-y inside? This mani would look absolutely adorable with a floral sundress in the sunshine. Want to recreate this look at home? Here are the polishes you'll need to do it: 1. Apply a base coat, and then one or two coats of Hope (for a satin finish) or Brigitte (for a crème finish). Allow to fully dry. 2.... Read More

Spring Cleaning: How to Clean Out Your Beauty Supplies

A well organized Julep nail color collection from @RacheLynn11 / Twitter

Think fast: How old is your mascara? How about your foundation, or that lipstick you put on this morning? If you're not sure---you're definitely not alone. Most of us don't keep records on the age of each of our beauty supplies. But to safeguard our health and make sure we're getting the most out of our makeup, it's a good idea to take stock every so often and toss out anything that's expired. And since we're in the spring cleaning spirit this week, now is the perfect time! Step 1: Toss out anything... Read More

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

The Julep Blending Brush & Sweep Eyeshadow Palette at work

Spring is here! (Well, in our hearts, anyway.) Which means it’s time to refresh, rejuvenate, and reinvigorate our beauty routines---in other words, it’s time for some spring cleaning! This week on the blog, we’ll be exploring a variety of ways you can start fresh this season. And we’re starting with something that most of us should be doing regularly all year long: cleaning our makeup brushes. Cleaning your brushes is an easy step to forget, but it’s an important one. Each time you use... Read More

A Delicious, Skin-Healthy Pineapple Pie Recipe for Pi Day

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Happy Pi Day! Pi Day (3/14) is a fun way to commemorate the mathematical constant "π," the never-ending number (a trillion digits and counting!) that starts with those world-famous three digits, 3.14, and is used to calculate the circumference, area, and volume of circles. But Pi Day isn't just for math fans anymore---at least, it doesn't have to be. Since π is pronounced "pie," and pies are round (and delicious), it seems only fitting to bake a yummy, circular, seasonal, and skin-healthy pi-neapple... Read More

Tutorial: Lucky You! DIY Shamrock Nails

Tutorial: Lucky You! DIY Shamrock Nails

Looking for a festive St. Paddy's mani that combines a rich, stylish shade of green, a hint of gold, and a lucky shamrock? Well, we've put together the perfect tutorial just for you! Get Lucky this St. Paddy's Day with shamrockin' nails! You'll need: A base coat, Roc Solid, Bunny, Oscar, and a top coat Step 1: Apply two coats of Roc Solid to all fingers. Step 2: Use a dotting tool to dab two dots next to each other with Bunny on the finger(s) of your choice. Step 3: Still using the dotting tool,... Read More

How To Throw a St. Patrick’s Day Party By This Weekend

St. Patrick's Day Pug

St. Patrick's Day is coming up fast! (Have you ordered your Lucky Mystery Box yet? Time is running out!) Everyone's favorite Irish holiday falls on a Monday this year (March 17), but why not get the celebration started early? Here are some tips for throwing a fabulously festive party that are so easy, you'll be able to put it all together by this weekend. That way, you can save Monday night for pints of Guinness at the pub... or on the couch. Your call. Step one: Send an invitation If you're looking... Read More

5 Tips for Wearing Pastel Eyeshadow Like a Pro

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Mint, peach, lavender, lemon... No, we're not making our next grocery list. We're naming some of the most popular shades of spring! From fashion and hair color to makeup and nails, pastels are a huge trend this season, and one of the most flattering and fresh ways to embrace the trend is with your eyeshadow. But if you're used to wearing mostly neutral tones on your eyes---or having scary flashbacks of all that bright blue shadow in the 80's---swiping on a sherbet shade can be a bit daunting. But... Read More

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