Merry Mani Mania: Your Holiday Nail Art, Week 2

Merry Mani Mania: Your Holiday Nail Art, Week 2

The Christmas countdown is on, and the #JulepMerryMani entries keep rolling in! Thanks, once more, to all the talented nail artists who have participated in our holiday Instagram contest so far. Here's another sampling (see Week 1 here!) of the many beautiful designs we've been seeing this week: Ready to try your hand at your own merry mani? First, follow us. Then polish your nails in a festive way, snap a pic, upload to Instagram, and don’t forget the tag #JulepMerryMani to be automatically... Read More

Holiday Nail Art Tutorial: Get To The Poinsettia

Holiday Nail Art Tutorial: Get To The Poinsettia

It’s the holiday season! To get you in the spirit, I am going to show you two easy ways to wear poinsettias on your nails. You can choose one design for an accent nail, pick one and do a full mani, or mix and match to create your own festive look! Polishes and Tools: Isla (Boho Glam) Lupita (Classic with a Twist) Anisa (Classic with a Twist) Valerie (Bombshell) Jet (It Girl) Andrea (Bombshell) Plié Wand Creativity Kit (striping brush and dotting tool) Single Poinsettia Instructions: *Tip: Remember... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Holiday Tartan by Petite Peinture

Nail Art Tutorial: Holiday Tartan by Petite Peinture

This weekend, the talented ladies of Petite Peinture took over our Instagram, and shared one lovely nail art look after another! But one look in particular won me over: their red and gold-accented tartan nails! Probably because A) I love lumberjacks, and B) a red tartan flannel shirt has been on regular rotation in my wardrobe since September. Tartan is such a classic winter print, and the Petite Peinture gals showed us that this look is surprisingly easy to achieve. Below is their easy step-by-step,... Read More

Sparkle & Shine: 3 Perfect Holiday Pairings from Blue Nile

Sparkle & Shine: 3 Perfect Holiday Pairings from Blue Nile

With so much hustle and bustle during the holiday season, it is hard enough finding an outfit for every occasion, let alone accessories and that perfect polish. Lucky for you, Julep and Blue Nile thought ahead! These perfect holiday pairs will have you sparkling all through the season. We’re Dreaming of a Blue Christmas Cameras are flashing and cocktails are pouring! Now is the time to add some bold shimmer to your usual look. This Oval Sapphire and Diamond Double Halo Ring is the perfect conversation... Read More

Merry Mani Mania: Your Holiday Nail Art, Week 1

Merry Mani Mania: Your Holiday Nail Art, Week 1

Well, it's official: not only are our Mavens the absolute best, but they're absolutely in the holiday spirit. How else can we explain the outpouring of amazing nail art during Week 1 of our #JulepMerryMani Instagram contest?! (Wondering what I'm talking about? Read all about the rules and prizes here.) This is just a small sampling of the wearable works of wintery art that you've all shared with us this week---full of snowflakes and Santa hats and sparkles, oh my! Thank you to everyone who's entered... Read More

The Best Way to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year is On Your Nails

The Best Way to Wear Pantone’s Color of the Year is On Your Nails

Today, Pantone announced their 2015 color of the year: Marsala, described as "a naturally robust and earthy wine red." It's not quite burgundy, and not quite brown, but a red-brown with cool undertones that give it the soothing, neutral vibe. "Hardy, robust, satisfying, fulfilling. At the same time there's a certain glamour that's attached to this color," said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. Eiseman also suggested that Marsala isn't the type of color meant to... Read More

Julep’s Parlor Director On Her Top Winter Hand & Nail Care Tips

Julep’s Parlor Director On Her Top Winter Hand & Nail Care Tips

As the director of all the Julep nail parlors here in Washington, Amy Shockman knows a thing or two about nail care. OK, try a million things about nail care. And because winter is the toughest time on our delicate digits, I asked Amy to share some of her best cold weather nail care tips here on the blog! We've already discussed the importance of using cuticle oil and hand creme, wearing gloves, avoiding harsh or drying chemicals, and having a diligent moisturizing routine in the winter. Think of... Read More

Mani Mania: Thanksgiving Nail Roundup

Mani Mania: Thanksgiving Nail Roundup

We hope you all had a terrific Thanksgiving weekend! We saw so many amazing turkey day-inspired manicures that we just had to share 'em, even though the leftovers are probably long gone. Our Mavens obviously know how to celebrate in style. Caity wore a smattering of red, yellow, and orange polka dots over white: @chiobio opted for some pretty glitter stripes that look a lot like feathers: Makayla added a tiny little turkey to her mani, using one of our fall favorites, Tatiana (Boho Glam): Loving... Read More

3 Gold & Glam Mani Updates from 204 Park

3 Gold & Glam Mani Updates from 204 Park

We love 204 Park, the lifestyle blog run by three close friends who share a love of all things fashion, decorating, and DIY. And now we love them even more, because they recently shared three darling nail art ideas using two Julep favorites: Ryan (It Girl), our overcast teal satin, and Mahima (It Girl), our amber gold chrome. The three looks they created with these polishes are triangle tips, mismatched stripes, and a half-and-half mani. Geometric nail art for everyone! The great thing about these... Read More

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