Lips & Tips

Lips & Tips

Important holiday alert: It's National Lipstick Day! To celebrate, we put together some pretty pairings of lipstick + polish colors. Mix or match? Turns out, there's no "right" way. Match your polish to your pout with Jenna (Classic with a Twist) and Electric Coral It's Balm. Or mix it up with Michelle (Boho Glam) for a fun, preppy combination! Celebrate all pink everything, with Fuchsia Berry It's Balm + Raegan (Bombshell). Or turn up the brights with Sam (It Girl). Matchy-matchy is anything... Read More

Meet Our August 2015 Wonder Maven

Meet Our August 2015 Wonder Maven

Wonder Maven Laure (left) and her daughter, Julie I’ve often heard people give the advice that the right job for you is the job that you would do for free. I’ve even said that to people about my role as Maven Bestie at Julep (hello, free manicures!) I just didn’t expect that to be the first thing our August Wonder Maven, Laure (pronounced Laur-ee), said about her former career as a grief counselor. “I need to go to bed at night knowing that I put a smile on someone’s face,” explains Laure.... 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

Mani Mania: Summer Vacation Nails

Mani Mania: Summer Vacation Nails

Looking for some inspiration for your next manicure? Look no further than your next vacation locale--or the dream vacation you WISH you were going on. Check out some of your fellow Mavens, who did just that! @hambysmith's mani was inspired by her upcoming trip to Florida. @simplysamikins is heading to Paris--with a mani that is très jolie. @candice.nails.it totally nailed this African safari-inspired manicure. @robynsnailworld created this nautical nail art in honor of her family's lake vacation.... Read More

People Tested. Animal Approved.

People Tested. Animal Approved.

I frequently get asked the question as to whether or not Julep tests on animals. As the VP of Product Development, I can firmly reply—no, Julep does not test on animals. While I am an animal lover myself, and my dog Chloe is a Julep team mascot, my stance against animal testing is only partially related to this affinity for four-legged creatures. These days, there is no need to test products on animals. The basic compounds we use have been demonstrated safe for humans in the past. At Julep,... Read More

Meet our July 2015 Wonder Maven

Meet our July 2015 Wonder Maven

“Just take a deep breath and do it. What’s the worst that can happen?” The worst that can happen is that she smashes the bottle on the floor, makes a horrifying mess, and ruins my polish collection, thinks Jessica to herself as she opens her best friend’s front door. What if she tries to eat my nail polish? What if she succeeds? Am I crazy to share nail polish with a three-year-old? Jessica says hello to her friend Jaime and to Jaime’s daughter, Lainey. She puts her giant caddy on the floor,... Read More

Mad Jelly

Mad Jelly

Jelly describes a finish, like crème, glitter, matte etc. Jelly gets its name because it dries translucent and jelly-like. One coat is usually pretty sheer, so you just build and build until you get the candy-like mani you're craving. But there's this other thing about jellies… They can totally transform colors you already have in your collection! Check it out:   Daria (Bombshell) is a dark grey slate crème. But after one coat of Tiffany (Bombshell) jelly, presto! A moody, glossy violet. How... Read More

Meet our June 2015 Wonder Maven

Meet our June 2015 Wonder Maven

Shop the June Mystery Box! Our June Wonder Maven, Charmaine I was really excited to interview our June Wonder Maven, Charmaine. Charmaine was nominated by Julep’s Beauty Advisor team – who spend all day, every day on the phone with our Mavens. I knew their pick for Wonder Maven would be exceptional. I couldn’t wait to meet the long-time Maven who our Beauty Advisors described as “understanding, always positive, and super passionate about Maven.” Charmaine has been a Maven since almost the... Read More

One Girl, Four Different Looks

One Girl, Four Different Looks

Our friends at DearMissJ put together four different looks to showcase their beautiful jewelry--and each one incorporates some different Julep products! Jewelry + makeup? Match made in heaven... Which look is your favorite?

Our CEO on Scathing NY Times Nail Polish Article

Our CEO on Scathing NY Times Nail Polish Article

Dear Friends, When I left my safe corporate job to start Julep seven years ago, my mission was to change the beauty category, to make it empowering and safe for women, to enable women to play with beauty without fear of unhealthy toxins or participating in the exploitation of other women. From day one, we have been the very opposite of the appalling conditions described in the New York Times recent series on nail salons. Our Julep polishes have always been five-free—free of formaldehyde, toluene,... Read More

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