Category Beauty

#GemFinds from the Best Black Friday Sales

After a big Thanksgiving feast who honestly wants to spend the next day waiting in long lines while shoppers trample over each other? It’s not worth it! You can maintain your zen while shopping the best Black Friday deals from you bed still in your jammies! BEAUTY Julep Save up to 75% on Julep’s Holiday Collection and get a FREE Julep Mirror Compact with any purchase of $25 or more. To get the free gift, add the Julep Mirror Compact to your shopping cart and use code GIFTING at checkout! Gorgeous Cosmetics FREE Buff Foundation Brush at checkout with code BUFF + other deals and specials! NARS Cosmetics 20% off with email sign up FASHION Alice + Olivia 25% off sitewide Anthropologie 25% off sitewide with code SHOPTOIT Charming Charlie FREE shipping on everything // tons of $10 deals Express 50% off EVERYTHING! Steve Madden 8 days of YASS – madd

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Red and Gold Jingle Bell Ombré Nail Art Tutorial with Julep

If you’re starting to feel the holiday vibes, then you’ll want to check out a new nail art tutorial with the amazing beauty gurus at Julep. This gold-and-red ombre nail look will bump up those festive feelings and get you ready for Turkey Day. Especially for those of us who are totally ready to show off some holiday sparkle! And, did I mention it was easy? You don’t have to be a nail artist to create this shimmery look. This tutorial uses look uses two polish shades from the new Jingle Bells Welcome Box – which you can get for FREE when you join the Julep beauty box subscription. When you join, you’ll get a box of on-trend, gorgeous, and good-for-you products delivered to your doorstep every month. If you’re already a Maven, you can snag these colors in in their Very Merry Polish Duo gift set (this can be purchased if you’re

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Toes in the Sand with Liberty 61 & Crash Jewelry

In October, I was so very thankful to spend a must-needed week in gorgeous Puerto Rico with my family. While I had hoped to show you some more beachy OOTD looks, my fam wasn’t quite so thrilled about taking my blog photos, so here’s what I ended up with, which is fine! My mind needed a break from coordinating outfits, scheduling time to take photos, and editing images… especially editing images. Now, onto the fashion! Does this dress look familiar? I wore the same bamboo jersey and linen ruffled Liberty 61 dress in black ($340.00) for my first day at New York Fashion Week back in September! See, I told you this was an incredibly versatile piece! I adore Liberty 61 as a brand because the quality of the pieces are second to none. Each is designed with you – the responsible buyer, traveler, mother, daughter, helper, socially-conscious, whimsical creatives, purpose filled adventurer, and the environmentally considerate  – in mind.

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Pretty Spooky: Easy Halloween Nail Art Tutorial from Julep

Are your nails Halloween ready yet? Check out this new Halloween nail art tutorial from Julep that uses colors from their Happy Halloween Welcome Box. Get this 4-piece beauty box featuring a trio of spooky polishes and a gel eye glider for FREE when you join the Julep beauty box subscription. Julep polishes are my absolutely favorite because you are literally polishing your way to better nails. Breakthrough Oxygen Technology lets your nails breathe so they grow healthy and strong. Here are the steps to this easy orange-and-black mani: 1. Paint one coat of orange 2/3 of the way up your nail. Let dry. 2. Using a striping tool (or a toothpick!) to polish on black points. 3. Polish the outline of the points with one coat of black polish. 4. Add a top coat and you’re done! Extra nail tip! To extend the life of your manicure, start each layer

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8 Brands Giving Back for Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us and we’ve found some of our favorite businesses that are going pink for the cause! 1.) Eyelash and Eyebrow Enhancer from Amalie – $39.00 The Wink’s Buy One Give One Campaign from Amalie means that each purchase of their all-natural eyelash and eyebrow enhancers sends one of their products to a woman in recovery from breast cancer. Thanks to Amalie, you can enhance your lashes and brows while giving women the opportunity to regain theirs! 2.) CURE Double Body Serum from I.C.O.N. Salon – $38.00 Where there’s a cause, there’s a CURE. Cancer. It’s an illness that has touched each one of us, some personally, some from afar. It’s an illness we all want to eliminate. CURE helps hair recover from distress; “CURE for a Cause” helps people recover from cancer by donating 20% of all proceeds to Stop Cancer year round. 3.) Rondelle Bracelet and Necklace from Bloom Jewelry – $75.00, $99.00 For

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Nail Art Tutorial: Fall into Ombré with Julep

Ombré isn’t a new trend–we’ve been seeing it for years, on everything from clothing to nail art to hair. In my opinion, it’s not even a trend at all, it’s really a constant that just happens to be generating more buzz than usual lately. And it’s definitely not fading! Why? Probably because ombre is so fun to create and so easy to DIY. Julep has shared a new ombre nail art tutorial that uses colors from their ‘Fall Into Ombre’ Welcome Box – FREE when you join Julep Maven. I love this tutorial because it’s so simple for anyone to do, even those who are DIY challenged, like myself. Let’s get started! 1. Choose three polishes that blend well together, spanning from dark to light. Not sure what to pick? You can’t go wrong with a deep, opaque color, a lighter shade of the same color, and white. Used here are Julep’s Elise (Bombshell), Danica

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Flip Side Mani Nail Art Tutorial

We’re suckers for a bright pop—even when (especially when?) it’s super stealthy. So, if you want to add a pop of color to a basic mani, read on! Our friends at Julep have shared a new Flip Side Manicure nail art tutorial that can be used with literally any polish combination. We suggest pairing a bold with a neutral (in the example, Julep uses on Florence top and Jenna on the flip). It’s super simple to paint a Flip Side mani on your own – here’s how in three easy steps without making a mess: 1. File and scrub nails and don’t forget underneath! Try Vanish Cuticle Softener & Remover under and over to clear the way. Then, paint the top of your nails just like you normally would – for best results, we recommend two coats. Be sure to let dry completely. 2. Grab your Plié Wand with Striping Brush tip, pinch back those finger-pads,

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Ready for this Jelly?

Julep’s new Jelly polishes are so much fun! Julep’s Jelly gets its name because it dries translucent and jelly-like (unlike other finishes you may be familiar with like creme, matte or glitter). One coat of Jelly polish is usually pretty sheer, so you can build and build until you get the candy-like (think Jolly Rancher effect) mani you’re craving. Here a few ways to use your Jelly Polish gift to bump up the glam factor of your current mani: Add a Jelly tip on matte polish for a fierce French mani Vamp up any black Pair a jelly with a similar color for extra pow-wow-WOW Pop some Jelly on white Use as a top coat on nail art Add some texture in your nail art—jelly stripes & dots are the best! Pick a free Jelly Polish with any $10 purchase at Julep.com with code JELLYSWAG through July 28, 2015. Julep

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