Meet Our January Wonder Maven

Meet Our January Wonder Maven

Our January Wonder Maven, Janie, is one of those warm and sunny people whom you might expect has had it pretty easy. She’s a loving mom who laughs easily, welcomes you into her life without hesitating, and shares openly—which is how I got to learn about the decades of hard work that made such a difference to her daughter and loyal Maven, Mary. Mary described her mom, Janie, as “the strongest woman I know.” Jane is a working mom who decided to finish her degree when Mary was in elementary... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Two-Tone Tips

Nail Art Tutorial: Two-Tone Tips

Get set to try on some two-tone style--we'll walk you through the easiest nail look ever. The best part? You can totally customize the look to fit your mood, your style, or your outfit. (And we definitely want to see your take on this look! Share your tips on Instagram with #julepmaven so we can all get in on the fun.) For this look, we used our Champagne & Caviar set: Beatrice (It Girl) and Johnny (Bombshell), plus our super handy Plié Wand™ with striping brush. Which color pairings are you... Read More

Lips & Tips: Part 2

Lips & Tips: Part 2

In our second installment of Lips & Tips, we're featuring three lovely ladies from the Julep HQ who are modeling their favorite ways to pair polish and lips from the December Collection. With a little holiday sparkle and a lot of bold color, these dashing duos prove that mixing it up WORKS. Jaydra rocks the cosmic blue shine of Austen (Boho Glam) with the matte pink of It's Whipped in XOXO. Elaine shows off Chrissy (It Girl)—the perfect version of teal for winter—with It's Whipped in... Read More

Meet Our November 2015 Wonder Maven

Meet Our November 2015 Wonder Maven

If you think our November Wonder Maven, Kris, looks familiar, you would be right. Kris is a long-time Maven who has shared her fun and easier-than-they-look nail art tutorials as a guest writer on our blog. Kris always brightens our rainy days (literally) with creative designs, and she takes the time to translate her nail art into straightforward steps that a novice can follow. We could not wait to honor her with our November Wonder Maven polish! I caught up with Kris to learn more about what gives... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Fall into Ombré

Nail Art Tutorial: Fall into Ombré

Ombré isn't a new trend--we've been seeing it for years, on everything from hair to nail art to lipstick. And yet, its popularity still isn't fading! Why? Probably because ombré is so fun to create and sooo easy to DIY. Plus, there are tons of different variations to try. It's a perfect look if you're new to nail art--no special skills or fancy tools required. Here's how to nail the trend: 1. Choose three polishes that blend well together, spanning from dark to light. Not sure what to... Read More

Nail Art, Literally

Nail Art, Literally

If you follow us on Instagram, you know we're big fans of nail art. So we decided to take the concept one step further and create some manis inspired by famous works of art. Check 'em out! 1. Splatter nail art inspired by Jackson Pollock’s “Number 8, 1949." Base color is Debbie (Classic with a Twist).2. Abstract nail art inspired by Cy Twombly's "Untitled." Base color is Florence (Classic with a Twist).3. Modern nail art inspired by Pablo Picasso’s “Girl Before a Mirror.” Base color is... Read More

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

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