One Girl, Four Different Looks

One Girl, Four Different Looks

Our friends at DearMissJ put together four different looks to showcase their beautiful jewelry--and each one incorporates some different Julep products! Jewelry + makeup? Match made in heaven... Which look is your favorite?

Our CEO on Scathing NY Times Nail Polish Article

Our CEO on Scathing NY Times Nail Polish Article

Dear Friends, When I left my safe corporate job to start Julep seven years ago, my mission was to change the beauty category, to make it empowering and safe for women, to enable women to play with beauty without fear of unhealthy toxins or participating in the exploitation of other women. From day one, we have been the very opposite of the appalling conditions described in the New York Times recent series on nail salons. Our Julep polishes have always been five-free—free of formaldehyde, toluene,... Read More

Mani Mania: May Flowers Roundup

Mani Mania: May Flowers Roundup

One of my favorite parts of my job is looking through all your photos on #julepmaven...and this month, I'm especially loving all the floral nail art you've been posting! Want some inspiration for your own #midweekmani? Check out these ten fresh ideas. Don't forget to add #julepmaven to your own photos for a chance to be featured!

April Showers Nail Art Tutorial

April Showers Nail Art Tutorial

As the saying goes: April showers bring May flowers. It has definitely been rainy here in New Jersey this month, so I decided to embrace the April showers with some gorgeous colors from the Paradise Collection! Here's how to get this nail look: What You'll Need: Your favorite base coat Danielle (It Girl) Aurora (It Girl) Jet (It Girl) Randi (It Girl) Angie (Boho Glam) Plie Wand and striping brush attachment Your favorite top coat Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint your nails with two coats... Read More

#LivewithJane: May Maven Sneak Peek

#LivewithJane: May Maven Sneak Peek

This morning, our CEO Jane Park said "Happy Friday" with a sneak peek into the May Maven Collection during her #LivewithJane chat! Didn't catch it? You can watch it here and see closeups of the swatches below. She answers some fan questions--including how Julep got its name! See you in the window on Monday, Mavens!

Eggcelent Pastels for Easter

Eggcelent Pastels for Easter

Easter Sunday is fast approaching, and whether you'll be chaperoning the little ones' egg hunt, brunching it up with your friends, or heading to your folks' for a delicious Easter dinner, there is one sure-fire way to accessorize for the holiday: pastel nails. As the first holiday of the new season, it makes sense that Easter has long been associated with those perennial pastels that we gravitate toward at this time of year, shades that reflect the reawakening world around us: bright daffodil... Read More

11 Fresh Floral Manicures to Inspire Your Next Spring Nail Art

11 Fresh Floral Manicures to Inspire Your Next Spring Nail Art

Spring is official here, but you wouldn't know it in some locations. If you're lucky enough to be somewhere sunny, it's time to celebrate. And if you're still stuck with the snow and wind... well, that's all the more reason to lift your spirits with a fresh floral manicure! And the best thing about wearing florals on your nails is that you get to design the bouquet of your dreams, from the color scheme all the way down to the shape of the petals. In honor of Mani Monday, here are 11 gorgeous floral... Read More

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Something Blue

Wedding Nail Art Tutorial: Something Blue

Something old, something new, something borrowed, and, finally, something blue! Alas, we've come to the end of our bridal nail art series inspired by this old wedding adage, brought to us the insanely talented gals from Petite Peinture. But today's look might be my favorite of the four. Bright and elegant, this nail art will definitely appeal to all the springtime brides out there. Even if you go more traditional with your wedding day manicure, these nails would be such a stunning statement on... Read More

St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art Tutorial: Claddagh Ring

St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art Tutorial: Claddagh Ring

It's almost St. Patrick's Day, which means it's time for a green and gold mani! Instead of going the traditional shamrock route, I decided to create a Claddagh design based on the traditional Irish rings. I love the symbolism of the Claddagh design. The heart represents love, the hands represent friendship, and the crown represents loyalty. My husband (then boyfriend) gave me a Claddagh ring in college, and it's so special to me. What You Need: Base Coat Roc Solid (It Girl) Sienna (Classic with a... Read More

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something Borrowed

Wedding Nail Art Inspiration: Something Borrowed

Something Old, Something New, and now... Something Borrowed. Weddings are full of decisions, big and small. Some little details might get noticed by your guests, while other little details might be just for you---a special reminder of what's important as you embark on your new life. Today's nail art is one of those details: meaningful, personal, and darling. I'll let Rathy of Petite Peinture, who created the look, explain: "It is actually something very meaningful to me (as well as my husband),... Read More

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