13 Easy Holiday Nail Art Ideas, At Your Fingertips

13 Easy Holiday Nail Art Ideas, At Your Fingertips

The holidays are here, and if there's one term that gets me excited this time of year, it's "holiday party." And as much as I'd love to shop for a new holiday party dress for every occasion, that's just not practical for me during present-buying season... but you know what is? New holiday nail art! I would argue that a festive manicure is like a party dress for your fingertips. From sleek and simple to bold and sparkly, it's the finishing touch that shows everyone that you're officially in the spirit.... Read More

DIY Nail Art Tutorial: Gorgeous Galaxy Nails

DIY Nail Art Tutorial: Gorgeous Galaxy Nails

October isn't just jack-o-lanterns and things that go bump in the night. If you prefer a nail look that's heavy on moody mystery but light on ghouls and goblins, take a peek at this effortless Galaxy Nail Art tutorial and get polishing! You'll need: TOOLS: Plié Wand, dotting tool & striping brush, and a makeup sponge COLORS: Austen (Boho Glam), Reece (It Girl), Alfre (Classic with a Twist), Nicolette (Bombshell), plus base coat & top coat First up: base coat. Do a quick layer and let it... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Good as Gold Leaf

Nail Art Tutorial: Good as Gold Leaf

Embrace the shades of autumn and mimic the changing leaves outside with this easy and stunning golf leaf manicure! Follow the steps below to get the look: POLISHES: Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat Mary Lee (Boho Glam) Sienna (Classic with a Twist) Candace (It Girl) [This color is currently out of stock. Fiore (It Girl) or Chloe (It Girl) would be great options, though!] TOOLS: Plié Wand™ Plié Wand Creativity Kit striping brush attachment STEPS: 1. After applying your base coat and allowing it time... Read More

Fall Nail Art Tutorial: Leaf It To Me

Fall Nail Art Tutorial: Leaf It To Me

Happy fall! Inspired by the changing leaves of the season, this mani is the perfect way to get into the autumn spirit---and show off a little sparkle while you're at it. Follow the instructions below to get the look! POLISHES: Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat Base Color: Kennedy (Classic with a Twist) Leaves: Jet (It Girl) and your favorite fall colors! I used Karmen (Bombshell), Mischa (Boho Glam), Goldie (It Girl), and Candace (It Girl). Glitter: Jane (Bombshell) Oxygen Performance Top Coat TOOLS: Plié... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Black Magic Mani

Nail Art Tutorial: Black Magic Mani

Have you fallen under the spell of the Black Magic Collection yet? This month's Maven collection is all about embracing the dark, mystic beauty of the Halloween season, and we've got this fashion-week-meets-fright-night nail art look to help you do just that. Dana (It Girl) is the perfect addition to all your spooky nail art because it contains a fluorescent brightener that will illuminate under the black light at your big Halloween party and give your nails a electric blue sheen even in the light... Read More

Nail Art Tutorial: Back to School Doodles

Nail Art Tutorial: Back to School Doodles

It's that time of year again. School's in session... time to bust out the Lisa Frank folders, marbled composition books, and bouquets of newly sharpened pencils (You've Got Mail, anyone?!). To celebrate the season, I created a super simple notebook paper mani. Follow the steps below to master the look---an easy A! Colors Used: Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat Brigitte (Classic with a Twist) Margaret (It Girl) Rose (Classic with a Twist) Jet (It Girl) Oxygen Performance Top Coat Tools: Plié Wand™ Creativity... Read More

Back to School Nail Art: Minimalist Plaid

Back to School Nail Art: Minimalist Plaid

Who's ready to go back to school? Whether you're actually heading back to campus or just reminiscing about those old glory days, we've got a fresh, collegiate-inspired nail look that has class to spare---and gets an "A" for easiness, too: We love plaid nail art, but wanted to create a pared-down version to reflect this season's style trends toward the clean, crisp, and minimalist. No complicated tartan weaving up in here! (Unless that's what you're into, of course.) We chose three light neutrals... Read More

Idea Lab: The Plié Wand

Idea Lab: The Plié Wand

Calling all Plié Wand™ owners: This Idea Lab's for you! We want to hear about your experiences using your new nail polishing tool. Please note: This survey is only relevant if you have used the Plié Wand at least once. [julep-survey-8]

Nail Art Tutorial: National Cherry Popsicle Day

Nail Art Tutorial: National Cherry Popsicle Day

These days it seems like we have a holiday for everything. And guess what? Today is no exception: it's National Cherry Popsicle Day! Popsicles just scream summer. And bonus: they double as a lip stain! To celebrate this delicious frozen treat, I decided to try a cherry-themed mani. It's super simple and a fun way to brighten up these last few weeks of summer. Colors Used: Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat Lilou (Bombshell) Emerald City™ (Wizard of Oz collection) Sheila (Classic with a Twist) Brigitte... Read More

Nail Art: Endless Summer

Nail Art: Endless Summer

All good things must come to an end... but not summer! Not yet, anyway. So today, in honor of making the most of every last day of shorts-worthy weather, we're sharing this nail art look inspired by beach vacations, romantic summer sunsets, and a certain vintage surf movie: You don't have to be beach-bound to wear these happiness-inducing nails. This is a great look to sport for all your late summer outings, whether it's the final musical festival of the season or a margarita happy hour with friends... Read More

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