You’re Invited to the November Maven Collection

You’re Invited to the November Maven Collection

Log in to your Maven account to make your selections for The Friendsgiving Collection. The Gang's All Here Everyone gather 'round for a color combo seriously worth celebrating. We’re talking rich crèmes and elegant shimmers, metallic finishes meant for a special occasion, and all sorts of shades to make you feel the warm ‘n’ fuzzies. Log in + choose your box. Bigger. Longer. Better. Jet-black mascara is the LBD of the beauty world—dress it up, dress it down, look forever sexy—and... Read More

5 Minimalist Halloween Nail Art Ideas

5 Minimalist Halloween Nail Art Ideas

Besides festive music and pumpkin carving, one of our favorite ways to get into the Halloween spirit is with nail art. (OK, we know we're biased, but it might actually be our favorite way of all.) And while the spooky season is brimming with wild inspiration for intricate nail art full of ghosts, gore, witches, and Frankenstein stitches, sometimes a more restrained approach can really pay off---just ask Alfred Hitchcock. With minimalist nail art still very much the rage, we're sharing five Halloween-inspired... Read More

The October 2014 Color Report

The October 2014 Color Report

Darkness has fallen over America this month... at least where the nation's manicures are concerned. Yes, it's time once again for our monthly look at which nail polish colors are trending around the country, a highly scientific exercise that we've dubbed The Color Report. And in keeping with October's spooky vibes, the most popular shades of the month are a mix of dramatic, moody, fun, and festive. Take a peek: Dana (It Girl): Southern gals from Arizona to Alabama (plus Hawaii!) were smitten by... Read More

DIY Nail Art Tutorial: Gorgeous Galaxy Nails

DIY Nail Art Tutorial: Gorgeous Galaxy Nails

October isn't just jack-o-lanterns and things that go bump in the night. If you prefer a nail look that's heavy on moody mystery but light on ghouls and goblins, take a peek at this effortless Galaxy Nail Art tutorial and get polishing! You'll need: TOOLS: Plié Wand, dotting tool & striping brush, and a makeup sponge COLORS: Austen (Boho Glam), Reece (It Girl), Alfre (Classic with a Twist), Nicolette (Bombshell), plus base coat & top coat First up: base coat. Do a quick layer and let it... Read More

MLB Playoffs Nail Art: Four Takes on the Baseball Fanicure

MLB Playoffs Nail Art: Four Takes on the Baseball Fanicure

Today marks the beginning of the AL and NL Championships in major league baseball, to determine which two teams will compete in this year's World Series. And even though our beloved Mariners didn't quite make the cut (*sniff*), we wanted to share these four fanicure looks for those of you cheering on the Kansas City Royals, Baltimore Orioles, San Francisco Giants, and St. Louis Cardinals in their quest for the championship---so you can really root 'em on in style! Check out all four looks and vote... Read More

Proof: Your Nails Can Have Halloween Costumes, Too

Proof: Your Nails Can Have Halloween Costumes, Too

Breaking news: Nail costumes are THE top trend for Halloween this year! (OK, I made that up. But they should be.) "What's a nail costume?" you ask? Well, I could tell you---but instead, I'll allow one amazing Maven by the name of Hope to show you how it's done: First, Hope created these Monster Teeth nails with Nicolette (Bombshell) and Neha (Bombshell). As-is, these are already some solidly excellent Halloween nails. But then she took them to the next level, and beyond: Whaaaaaat?! It's like nail... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Good as Gold Leaf

Nail Art Tutorial: Good as Gold Leaf

Embrace the shades of autumn and mimic the changing leaves outside with this easy and stunning golf leaf manicure! Follow the steps below to get the look: POLISHES: Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat Mary Lee (Boho Glam) Sienna (Classic with a Twist) Candace (It Girl) [This color is currently out of stock. Fiore (It Girl) or Chloe (It Girl) would be great options, though!] TOOLS: Plié Wand™ Plié Wand Creativity Kit striping brush attachment STEPS: 1. After applying your base coat and allowing it time... Read More

Because JULIE ANDREWS

Because JULIE ANDREWS

Today is not just the first day of October, it's also the day Mary Poppins, oops I mean Maria Von Trapp, no wait I mean Queen Clarisse Renaldi, errrr gah I mean Eliza Doolittle…. what I'm trying to say is today is the birthday of a true star for the ages -- Julie Andrews. And our October birthstone is named in her honor! No tribute to Dame Julie Andrews will ever be enough, but we're psyched to join the oodles of people who lavish the songstress, film actor, Broadway star, author, winner of an... Read More

NOTD: Easy Navy & Gold Glamour

NOTD: Easy Navy & Gold Glamour

Today's pick for Nails of the Day comes from Brie, who captioned her mani pic, "Yep. It's fall!! Finally." We couldn't agree more, and think that her nail polish combo is the perfect way to ease into the season---emphasis on "ease." Nail art has a near and dear place in our hearts, but some days you just want your top coat to do all the work for you. Enter the gorgeous Gianna (Bombshell) to save the day: Brie layered our jagged gold glitter top coat Gianna over Lola (It Girl), our moonlit night... Read More

September Staff Picks: Our Fall Favorites

September Staff Picks: Our Fall Favorites

As you've probably caught on if you've been following our blog, your calendar, or the weather: it's fall. The very best season, in my totally biased but entirely correct opinion. There are just so many reasons to love autumn (sweaters! argyle socks! cinnamon everything!), not the least of which is the joy of transitioning from summer brights and please-don't-melt makeup to the more moody hues and moisturizing products that we've come to crave when there's a chill in the air. We asked the folks here... Read More

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