Nail Art Tutorial: Let It Snow!

Nail Art Tutorial: Let It Snow!

Over here on the east coast, this week has been all about #WinterStormJuno and #Blizzard2015. While it was snowing outside, I decided to bring the flakes inside. Follow the steps below to create this easy snowflake half moon mani! Colors and Tools: Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat Julep Kiki (It Girl) Brigitte (Classic with a Twist) Plié Wand™ Creativity Kit Striping Brush Step 1: Apply your base coat and give a minute to dry. Step 2: Apply 1-2 coats of Kiki (It Girl) and give it time to dry. I used... Read More

Meet the Nail Fairy, the Magical Manicurist Making Kids Smile

Meet the Nail Fairy, the Magical Manicurist Making Kids Smile

Every two weeks, the Nail Fairy visits MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Hospital & Health Center in Tacoma, Washington. Wearing a green and blue tutu and fairy wings, she goes from room to room, spreading her magic pixie dust in the form of manicures. Tina Ngo started her business, Tina's Traveling Nails, after noticing that some of her older clients were having a hard time getting to the salon where she worked as a licensed manicurist. So she took her show on the road, traveling to clients throughout... Read More

NOTD: Let’s Make It Clear

NOTD: Let’s Make It Clear

These Nails of the Day come to us from Betina Goldstein, a professional nail artist with maaaaajah skills. But I'm pretty sure that all of us, even the nail art-challenged, can take inspiration from the graphic gorgeousness she's serving up right here: Betina used Missy (It Girl) and Nicolette (Bombshell) to create this design, foregoing a base color (but not a base coat, I'm sure!) and instead keeping the focus on her two-tone chevrons and playful polka dots. I love the doodle-meets-Aztec-print... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: An Oscar-Worthy Mani for National Popcorn Day

Nail Art Tutorial: An Oscar-Worthy Mani for National Popcorn Day

According to the Internet (which is always a reliable source), today is National Popcorn Day---a day to celebrate our favorite movie theater snack! With the Golden Globes and Oscar nominations happening last week, this festive food holiday couldn't be more perfectly timed. To honor the light, buttery goodness that is freshly popped corn, I've put together this quick and easy (I promise!) mani tutorial. Polishes and Tools: Hope (It Girl) Karissa (Boho Glam) Oscar (It Girl) Leila (Boho Glam) Annemarie... Read More

7 Polishes That Lighten Up My Dreary Winter Days

7 Polishes That Lighten Up My Dreary Winter Days

My favorite part of winter? When it’s over. Don’t get me wrong, I am well aware of the beautiful potential that comes with winter. I grew up in a town where snow stayed white, icicles formed everywhere, and on sunny days, everything sparkled. But winter just isn’t for me. However, unless I plan on moving to a warmer climate (which I don’t, Seattle has my heart) I like to find ways to distract myself and make the winter months more tolerable.  My favorite distraction? Create a list of winter... Read More

Currently Crushing On: Wintermint

Currently Crushing On: Wintermint

When Shelly (It Girl) arrived like a beacon of hope in my January Maven box, I knew she was going to be my new favorite winter-to-spring nail color. I adore deep burgundy, navy, plum, and black as much as the next gal, but after all the excess of the holiday season (including lots of deep, dramatic manicures), I start to crave the softer, muted pastels something fierce, and Shelly (It Girl) scratches that itch in a major way. I love her description as "wintermint crème"---it so succinctly captures... Read More

Golden Globes 2015: How to Channel the Night’s Best Dresses on Your Nails

Golden Globes 2015: How to Channel the Night’s Best Dresses on Your Nails

The stars were not shy about embracing color on the Golden Globes red carpet last night, which is a trend we're always excited to see. If you haven't noticed, we're a little color-obsessed here at Julep---and unique, unexpected hues hold a special place in our collective hearts, especially when it comes to nail color. Nail color is a fun, risk-free way that anyone explore the new color trends of the season. After all, most of us can't afford a designer gown (and even if we could, where would we... Read More

The Scoop on Secondary Birthstones

The Scoop on Secondary Birthstones

You may have seen a surprise in your inbox this morning... birthstones are back! Today we revealed that we'll be extending one of our favorite polish lines of 2014, The Birthstone Collection, with new monthly additions in 2015. First up is gorgeous Geena (Rose Quartz for January), named for actress Geena Davis and modeled after January's dazzling alternative birthstone: What is a secondary birthstone? Most of us know our primary birthstone, but fewer are familiar with the idea of "alternative" or... Read More

Deck Your Nails: Blogger Picks

Deck Your Nails: Blogger Picks

Last month, we put together a tutorial for an elegant way to "deck your nails" and shared it with our community of bloggers. It was fun to see how each blogger took this inspiration and made it their own! And don't think that just because the holidays are over (sniff) that this tutorial is irrelevant. Red and gold are always seasonally appropriate. In fact, if you ask me, gold glitter is basically a neutral. Decor-Eat put her own twist on the half moon mani with white and gold glitter. She used... Read More

Mani Mania: Your New Year’s Nails

Mani Mania: Your New Year’s Nails

It's 2015! But before we start looking ahead to all the great things to come, we wanted to take a little look back at the beautiful manicures our Mavens created for your end-of-2014 celebrations. You all know how to go out with style---and lots of sparkle! Here are a few highlights we saw from #JulepNYE: Thank you, as always, for sharing your incredible talents and gorgeous manicures with us! Here's to lots more beautiful nail art in 2015.

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