Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Gilded Lace Tips

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Gilded Lace Tips

There’s just something about lace that makes it perfect for weddings. From veils and gowns to cake decorations and invitations, the delicate and elegant designs of lace go with just about every theme, location, and color scheme. So why not show off a little lace on your nails? Colors & Tools: I used the sweet pastel Ramona (Classic with the Twist), the subtly glitzy Sienna (Classic with a Twist), and the Plié Wand™ and Creativity Kit (striping brush and dotting tool) to create this pretty... Read More

Nail Files: Selena Gomez’s 10 Best Manicure Moments

Nail Files: Selena Gomez’s 10 Best Manicure Moments

Selena Gomez turns 22 today, and for someone so young, she's already mastered the art of the gorgeous manicure! (Having a glam squad at the ready surely helps.) In celebration of the young star's birthday, here are ten times that Selena stunned us with her fabulous fingertips: Square Black We love the way Selena paired her dramatic black mani with a graphic black and white top and a classic red lip. The shorter, square shape of her nails and the matte finish helps this mani look less gothic and more... Read More

Mani Monday: 7 Easy Summer Nail Art Ideas from Our Mavens

Mani Monday: 7 Easy Summer Nail Art Ideas from Our Mavens

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with unique color combinations and fun nail art designs---and we can always depend on our talented Mavens to do just that! Looking for an easy and adorable summer mani idea this week? Here are seven fresh, creative looks from our community of fingertip fun aficionados, for your inspiration and admiration. 1. Polka Dot Clouds They might be mimicking clouds, but these cheerful blue and turquoise polka dot nails make us think of all the sunny days ahead.  ... Read More

Julep + cityMANI + Marie Claire = Love

Julep + cityMANI + Marie Claire = Love

Have you heard of cityMANI? They're an amazing new service that brings the manis to you, letting busy women book on-demand manicure appointments in their home, office, or other happy place---literally putting fresh nails at your fingertips. It's the latest and greatest in convenient nail care, and guess what? Julep is one of their go-to brands! Now we're the ones in a happy place. Check out this shot from Marie Claire's Instagram of editor Lauren Valenti after her cityMANI session, sporting an adorable,... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Bright & Beachy Nautical Knot

Nail Art Tutorial: Bright & Beachy Nautical Knot

Ahoy, mateys! To me, summer is all about sun, sand, and surf---it’s the perfect time to bust out all things nautical. Follow these easy steps to create your own cheerful mani inspired by boating knots. I chose to shake up the typical nautical theme with bright, beachy pink and a little heart! Here’s what you’ll need to get this look: Colors: Vicki (Classic with a Twist), Brigitte (Classic with a Twist), and Lola (It Girl) Tools: Plié Wand™ and striping brush attachment Instructions: 1. After... Read More

How to Find the Best Nude Nail Polish for Your Skin Tone

How to Find the Best Nude Nail Polish for Your Skin Tone

Like the little black dress or the bold red lip, nude nail polish is a timeless, seasonless classic that any woman, regardless of age or style, can pull off. Nude nail polish can make your fingers look longer and more graceful, and in the right shade, it can even give the appearance that your skin is glowing. And therein lies the trick to pulling off a nude manicure: finding the right shade. If you’ve ever worn a nude manicure that looked wrong (too yellow, too pink, too chalky, too matte, too... Read More

The July 2014 Nail Polish Color Report

The July 2014 Nail Polish Color Report

It's time to hit the pool---at least, that's what nail polish lovers across America are telling us. In this month's Color Report, the message came through loud and clear: women are ready to shed the last of spring's subtlety in favor for bright, bold, and beachy nail polish colors. How did your July picks compare to other women in your area and across the country? Take a look at this month's big color trends to find out:   July 2014 Nail Polish Trends Top Colors: Look at Lissa go! By far the... Read More

6 Tips for Pulling Off Dark Nail Polish in the Summer

6 Tips for Pulling Off Dark Nail Polish in the Summer

When it comes to nail polish, summer is traditionally the time for brights, neons, and pastels---but who likes to follow tradition, anyway? We're here to tell you that dark nail polish can look stunning and chic in the summertime, and not just because it's so unexpected. But if you do choose to swipe on a moody color this summer, there are a few ways to ensure that your manicure looks gorgeous, not gloomy. Here are a few tips for how to pull it off: 1. Shine on. When picking out a dark nail polish... Read More

The Woman Behind the Color — Sera

The Woman Behind the Color — Sera

A few months ago an email came in to our Julep Beauty Advisors and quickly went "viral" around Julep HQ. The office got a little bit quiet (a feat for us--believe me) as computer screens across the room displayed the same thing: A letter from a woman named Sera. There's no way to properly summarize Sera's letter, so here it is in its entirety (note: settle in, and grab the Kleenex). Subject: One sunny day... Because of how much I love being a Maven, I wanted to tell you a little story about how a... Read More

July Babies, Rejoice! Your Ruby Birthstone Polish is Here

July Babies, Rejoice! Your Ruby Birthstone Polish is Here

Happy birthday, July babies! You're in great company if you were born in July. From icons (Nelson Mandela, Mick Jagger) to Oscar winners (Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock), pop stars (Jennifer Lopez, Selena Gomez) to princesses (Diana, Kristen Bell), many famous faces were born in the month symbolized by fireworks, flag waving, and summer fun. Including the namesake for our July Birthstone polish, the one and only Martina McBride. Whether you were born in July or simply want to wear a little ruby beauty... Read More

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