Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Something Old

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Something Old

The ladies of Petite Peinture are some of the most talented nail artists we know---so when we asked them if they'd be interested in creating some wedding nail art for us, we knew they'd come up with something gorgeous. Actually, they came back with FOUR gorgeous somethings---four stunning nail looks that are perfect for any stylish bride, inspired by the old wedding adage, "Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue." Today I'm sharing their "Something Old" nail look, a spin... Read More

NOTD: Black, Blush & Gold Water Marble Magnificence

NOTD: Black, Blush & Gold Water Marble Magnificence

As soon as I laid eyes on this photo, I KNEW that it was destined for "Nails of the Day" status. Beauty, glamour, technique... this look from Allie of @nailkazam has it all! Allie created this look using the hand sanitizer water marble method (xoJane has a great rundown of this nail art technique here), and three of her Julep favorites: Ledi (It Girl), Carla (It Girl), and Mahima (It Girl). Top off the ring finger with a teardrop gold stud, and you're good to go. And by "good to go," I mean, "good... Read More

#JulepOscars Best Dressed Poll: And the Winner Is…

#JulepOscars Best Dressed Poll: And the Winner Is…

Last night, after compiling the comments during our (very fun!) #JulepOscars Live Chat, we shared our community's top 12 fashion moments from the red carpet and asked you to vote for your absolute favorite! Well, the votes are in, and one lady's lovely look clearly rose above the rest. (drumroll, please...) It's Anna Kendrick, who looked elegant and ready for spring in a custom Thakooon coral gown with a bejeweled collar and peekaboo bodice: Here's how the Top 5 from our poll shook out: 1. Anna... Read More

Bernadette – Black Onyx: February’s Other Birthstone

Bernadette – Black Onyx: February’s Other Birthstone

I'm as bonkers for pitch-dark nails as the next girl—Colton (It Girl) is my current go-to—but there's something about black with a little sparkle that I can't stop staring at. Enter: February's other birthstone. I was counting down the days 'til Bernadette – Black Onyx arrived ever since Meghan spilled the beans on the secondary birthstones that will be mixed into our 2015 Birthstone Collection. And she delivered: this month's gold-capped polish is moody and mystical, with a mix of inky microshimmer... Read More

First Ladies = Boss Ladies

First Ladies = Boss Ladies

Happy Presidents Day! Today is the last day to grab one of our Presidents Day Picks, which includes an array of red, white, and blue nail colors, as well as an assortment of polishes bearing the names of some prominent women who continue to inspire us, but who don't always get the recognition they deserve: the First Ladies. Use the code FIRSTLADY to take 50% all the polishes in the catalog---but first, learn a little more about the nine First Ladies whose names you'll find inside: Martha... Read More

We’re in Love! 25 Crush-Worthy Valentine’s Day Maven Manis

We’re in Love! 25 Crush-Worthy Valentine’s Day Maven Manis

Roses are red, Violets are blue, Maven nails brighten up our days, and they come in every hue! OK, so maybe that poem wasn't very original---but you know who IS? Our Mavens, who came at us with some seriously stunning Valentine's Day nail art this week. We're smitten, and now it's our turn to spread the love. Here is just a handful (har, har) of highlights from our Instagram feed this week: What do your Valentine's Day nails look like? Tag us on Instagram with #julepmaven so we can see!

A Subtle & Chic Heart Mani for Valentine’s Day

A Subtle & Chic Heart Mani for Valentine’s Day

Hey Valentine's vixens! We love a blazin' red or hot pink V-Day manicure just as much as the next gal, but we also know some of you would prefer to celebrate Cupid's holiday in a more... understated way. This subtle and chic heart mani is for you. Pretty, right? Using tone-on-tone shades of airy blush pink, these hearts might not sing their song of love from the mountaintops---but they do whisper the sweetest sweet nothings. To get this look, the most important thing is to start out with clean,... Read More

Galentine’s Day Nail Art Tutorial: Sending My Love

Galentine’s Day Nail Art Tutorial: Sending My Love

Roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is coming up, and Galentine's Day is, too! Today I have a fun nail look that will take you through all the upcoming lovey-dovey holidays, no matter who you're celebrating with! POLISHES AND TOOLS Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat Hazel (Boho Glam) Coretta - Diamond Birthstone for April Brigitte (Classic with a Twist) Jet (It Girl) Oxygen Performance Top Coat Plié Wand™ Creativity Kit striping brush A toothpick (or bobby pin---something very thin!) Step... Read More

Valentine’s Day Nail Art Tutorial: A Whole Lotta Love

Valentine’s Day Nail Art Tutorial: A Whole Lotta Love

Champagne, chocolate, smooches from your sweetheart... there are certain Valentine's Day staples that you just shouldn't skip. And a fun, festive, heart-tastic manicure is one of them! In celebration of Hartleigh (Classic with a Twist), our CEO Jane Park's V-Day gift to every Maven for the month of February, here's a lovely (and easy!) nail art look that will definitely get Cupid's attention.

NOTD: This Twelfth Man-icure for the Win

NOTD: This Twelfth Man-icure for the Win

In honor of Blue Friday and our fellow 12's everywhere, we simply had to spotlight this gorgeous Seahawks fanicure by one of our Instagram all-stars, @ash_lynn_mitch! Talk about dedication. According to her caption, not only did Ashley painstakingly hand-draw that Hawk Eye (major props), but she'll be sporting her Twelfth Man-icure in person at the Super Bowl on Sunday! Lucky lady. I don't know the exact shades that Ashley used for this look, but if I may play armchair quarterback for a second, I... Read More

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