From Tip to Toe

From Tip to Toe

With summer just around the corner and sandals sales starting to grace the stores, it's time to shake up your pedicure and manicure colors with some fun and unique combinations. Go beyond the matching colors you've been polishing in the past and have some fun getting bright and bold! These combos can work either way depending on how vibrant you want to get and the types of finishes you prefer. Which shades are you planning on pairing this summer?  

Vintage Pastel Nail Art

Vintage Pastel Nail Art

Daffodil yellow, rose quartz pink, serenity blue, driftwood taupe...even the names of our June Collection polishes are swoon-worthy! These saturated pastels are just the right combo of light and bright, and the crème finishes make nail art super easy. See our tutorials below for two ways to wear, each nail below showing a step. (As always, all looks start with Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and end with Oxygen Performance Top Coat to make your mani last longer.) Look 1: Outside The Lines Get the... Read More

Meet Our April Wonder Maven

Meet Our April Wonder Maven

Kimball at the Julep HQ with her nail color On the phone, it’s easy to hear why our April Wonder Maven, Kimball, won the Miss Seattle competition in 2014. She’s outgoing, articulate, intelligent, overwhelmingly positive, and unexpectedly humble. She’s such a natural that I was surprised to find out that she didn’t set out to win titles. Kimball entered the pageant world “by accident” – as a way to fund her college education with scholarships. But after she won her first competition,... Read More

Vivid Sheer Nail Art

Vivid Sheer Nail Art

Get excited, ladies—this blog post is the ultimate nail art how-to. We're sharing a whopping SIX looks using the juicy Vivid Sheer polishes from our April Collection. Watch the easy steps unfold on each nail below. (P.S. All looks start with Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat and end with Oxygen Performance Top Coat to make your mani last longer!) Look 1: Boho Berry Get the look: 1. With a striping brush, draw diagonal lines in a V-shape with a white creme polish like Brigitte (Classic with a Twist);... Read More

Meet Our March Wonder Maven

02 - Yen with Camera

One could describe our March Wonder Maven, Yen, in many different ways. She is a survivor: her parents escaped Vietnam in 1989, and Yen was born in a refugee camp in Malaysia. Two years later, they immigrated to America. She is a teacher: while in law school, Yen taught ESL (English as a Second Language) and American Citizenship classes to help her students become US Citizens. She is a volunteer: Yen donates her time and photography skills to support causes like conservation, providing better services... Read More

Play It Forward: Nail Color Swaps

Play It Forward: Nail Color Swaps

Winter is on its way out and we can’t wait (see ya later El Niño)! And while we love our cold-weather go-tos, we’re totally ready to lighten up our nail game a little. The trick we’re obsessed with right now is playing forward our faves—swapping out winter shades for their lighter, brighter counterparts. It’s kind of a science (there was a clipboard involved). And because we have about one ba-jillion polishes to play with, nobody’s nails at Julep HQ escaped our experiment! Check out... Read More

Pi Day Nail Art

Pi Day Nail Art

We get inspiration from all over the place for the oodles of nail art we create every season. Our mani-muse this time? Delicious pie...mmm. That’s because March 14 is Pi Day (3.14). What is Pi, you ask? Here goes: Pi is the numerical value of the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter which is approximately 3.14159. I know, we’re mixing our metaphors a little here, but it’s all for a good cause—cute nails!  So here they are: Cherry Almond, Apple and Marionberry confections... Read More

Meet our February Wonder Maven

Meet our February Wonder Maven

When I read Maven Jessica's Wonder Maven nomination, what immediately stood out was her sister’s unique name: Rassamee. It’s not a name that you’d typically see in a gift shop—in fact, Jessica mentioned that Rassamee could never find a souvenir with her name on it during family vacations! We hope our Rassamee (Wonder Maven) polish makes up for the years of settling for dolphin t-shirts. Jessica and Rassamee, who are half-Thai, shared with me that Rassamee is a Thai word that means ‘ray... Read More

Meet Our January Wonder Maven

Meet Our January Wonder Maven

Our January Wonder Maven, Janie, is one of those warm and sunny people whom you might expect has had it pretty easy. She’s a loving mom who laughs easily, welcomes you into her life without hesitating, and shares openly—which is how I got to learn about the decades of hard work that made such a difference to her daughter and loyal Maven, Mary. Mary described her mom, Janie, as “the strongest woman I know.” Jane is a working mom who decided to finish her degree when Mary was in elementary... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Two-Tone Tips

Nail Art Tutorial: Two-Tone Tips

Get set to try on some two-tone style--we'll walk you through the easiest nail look ever. The best part? You can totally customize the look to fit your mood, your style, or your outfit. (And we definitely want to see your take on this look! Share your tips on Instagram with #julepmaven so we can all get in on the fun.) For this look, we used our Champagne & Caviar set: Beatrice (It Girl) and Johnny (Bombshell), plus our super handy Plié Wand™ with striping brush. Which color pairings are you... Read More

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