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Mad for Metallics Nail Art Tutorial – Julep

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Mad for Metallics Tutorial

Are you looking for a new way to give your holiday manis a little more impact? Try this easy tutorial using polish from Julep’s new Mad For Metallics Welcome Box. All it takes is three quick steps:

1. Apply your base coat and let dry completely.

2. Use a striping brush to polish a thin line at the bottom of the color area and let dry.  (Amazon prices always change but right you you can get a striping brush set for $1.55 shipped here!)

3. Fill in the rest of nail with color. Apply your top coat and you are done!  Voila!

Did you know that when you join Julep’s beauty box, you’ll get a box of brand-new, full sized nail color and beauty products each month – and you deserve it!

  • – Julep is affordable. Every month you get more than $40 of full-size products for just $24.99 per month (Tip: Prepay for three months at a time and save $15. Sweet!)
  • – Julep is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.  I rarely swap out colors myself but it’s nice to have the option.
  • – Julep subscribers get 20% off all single product purchases, free shipping, early access to secret sales. If you are passionate about your polish, that adds up to some amazing savings!  Plus, they make great stocking stuffers!!

Join Julep and get the 4-piece Metallics Welcome Box FREE ($50+ value) – just pay $2.99 shipping with code MADLOVE. Want an even better deal? Pre-pay for your first three months of Julep and get the Welcome Box and shipping FREE. Either way, you are going to LOVE Julep.

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NOVEMBER BIRTHSTONE WELCOME BOX OFFER

Join Julep beauty box and get your first beauty box free!

OFFER: Join Julep beauty box and get the November Birthstone Welcome Box FREE ($58 value) – just pay $2.99 shipping

Ombre Nail Art Tutorial & Free Nail Polish Offer from Julep

This post contains my affiliate links in addition to the free fun ombre nail tutorial!
Ombre Nail Art

Ombre isn’t a new trend–it’s been around for a few years, on everything from clothing to nail art to hair. And yet, its popularity still isn’t 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’ll have more info on that at the bottom of this post.

ombre nails for fall

Here we go!  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. Polish your nails with your darkest color. Allow them to dry.

2. Pour two small dollops of your medium and light colors on a smooth surface (like a piece of wax paper). The two dollops together should be about two-thirds the length of your nails. Use a toothpick or orangewood stick to swirl them together slightly so they mix in the middle, forming a gradient.

3. Dip the edge of a cosmetic sponge directly into your dollops of nail polish then align the sponge so that the lightest color is at the tip of your nail. Press the polish onto your nails with the sponge, dabbing and repeating until you achieve the desired effect. This doesn’t have to be precise!

4. Clean up the edges with our polish corrector pen or a thin brush dipped in polish remover. Finish with a top coat. Voilà!

Get the colors used in this look for FREE when you join Julep Maven, the subscription beauty box program. As a Julep Maven you’ll receive a box of brand-new, full sized nail color and beauty products each month – and you deserve it!  

Info on Julep Maven:

  • – Julep Maven is affordable. Every month you get more than $40 of full-size products for just $24.99 per month (tip – prepay for three months at a time and save $15).
  • – Julep Maven is the only customizable box of full-size, limited-run nail colors and beauty innovations. That means no surprises, no dupes or colors you don’t like. You can see what is in your box each month and have the option of swapping out colors/products you already have or don’t want.
  • – Julep Mavens get 20% off all single product purchases, free shipping, early access to secret sales. If you are passionate about your polish, that adds up to some amazing savings!  This is a great way to save on Christmas gifts!!

LIMITED TIME OFFER! Join Maven and get the 4-piece Ombre Welcome Box FREE ($50+ value) – just pay $2.99 shipping with code FALLGIRL. Want an even better deal? Pre-pay for your first three months of Maven and get the Welcome Box and shipping FREE. Either way, you are going to LOVE being a Maven.

Julep’s Maven Beauty Box – Now Fully Customizable!

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Julep Customized Boxes!

Did you know that Julep’s very popular monthly beauty box just got even better? Yes! Maven subscriptions can be customized to fit your style, your likes and your favorites even more now. Each month, Julep Mavens get:

  • – A fully customized monthly delivery of over $40 in nail polish and beauty products for $24.99 a month, or just $19.99 a month if you sign up for the 3 month option
  • – Flexibility to try one of five beauty styles each month or upgrade to get them all
  • – 20% off and free shipping on other products at Julep.com
  • – Exclusive access to the Secret Store each month
  • – First dibs on monthly Mystery Boxes and the opportunity to win one, too

Julep Maven

Not sure you want to be a Maven yet or know what style you are? Take the Maven Style Quiz and then use the code FREEBOX to get your first box free. Your box will ship for free and you are signing up for the monthly subscription service, however you can cancel at any time by simply contacting Julep Customer Service.  I’ve been signed up for 2 years now and I love it.  I look forward to my box every month!

Julep also makes a great gift. The Gift of Maven is perfect for birthdays, Mother’s Day, Graduation, your best friend’s birthday or any occasion. The Gift of Maven is available in 2, 4 or 6 month increments and does not auto-renew.

Become a Maven today!

Blue Heart Nail Art – For Valentine’s Day!

Blue Heart Nail Art

 

I wanted to do a little nail art for Valentine’s Day but I didn’t want it to be too girly.  I know that everyone doesn’t live in the pink, frilly, lacy, sparkly world that I do.  These nails have a beautiful subdued blue polish with a small shimmery heart — It’s like a mini Valentine to yourself!

I applied Julep Nail Polish in Julianne and painted the heart off to the side with Revlon in Silver Dollar.  I’m sure you could recreate this look using any polish in your stash and it would look just as good.  I love how the heart isn’t perfectly even; I think it adds to the charm and makes this nail art less intimidating to copy.

Would you do an easy heart manicure like this?  If so, what colors do you think you’d use?

Childhood Dream Coming True?

Julep spring collectionEver since I was a little girl I have loved nail polish!  From as far back as I can remember I had a fascination with beauty products.  I remember many times my mom would get ready and she would lovingly allow me to set on the counter and ask her a million and one questions about make up colors, tools, and nail polish.

Eyelash curler

I remember the feeling of sheer embarrassment when I passed along some of her information to my aunt only to find out it was wrong.  My mom told me that you set an eyelash curler on your nose to use it.  Looking back now, I can see why my aunt laughed so hard when I gave my explanation and I can also see the reasoning behind my mom not wanting to tell me the correct way to use one.   Even after that embarrassing 4th of July night (yes, I still remember that night well!), I continued to seek beauty advice from the comfort of that counter.  My mom was a wonder!  She could put lipstick on with one hand and without a mirror.  My hero!   In my mom’s make up bag, which I can still picture vividly, she had all of her make up products along with her chipped red handled Revlon blush brush, Elizabeth Arden Red Door perfume, and the most amazing bottle of Revlon nail polish.  The nail polish was extra shimmery but not glittery.  I remember holding it and staring at it’s beauty while my mom and I talked.   I painted my nails with that polish, my mom’s nails, and even my Dad’s when he was sleeping.  : )  I thought it was the prettiest thing I had ever seen!  As the years past I found other colors to love and became pretty good at painting little decorations on my nails.   Somewhere along the line I developed the dream to one day name a nail polish color.  I know it sounds silly but hey, I was a kid.  I’ve always half-jokingly said that naming polish colors would be my dream job.  Then, last month, during a Twitter party with Julep I found my moment, my perfect opportunity to ask if I could name a polish.  I asked and I didn’t receive a response back because seconds after I asked Julep was flooded with requests to name a polish that was this or that color.  I’m sure they didn’t know who it was that originally asked.   Pretty pinkThat brings me to why I’m writing this post.  The smart people behind Julep took my idea that immediately spread like wild fire and turned it into a marketing project.  They’re pretty brilliant if you ask me!  However, now I have to work a little to get to be able to name a nail polish color.  I’ve already made it to the second round and this is where you come in!  I need you to vote for my color and comment on it.  I chose the ever girly hot pink color in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Voting ends this Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.

 

Here’s how to vote:

  •  Visit Julep on Facebook through this link – http://on.fb.me/QQi0GZ
  • “Like” their Facebook page.
  • “Like” my “Pretty Pink” board.
  •  Leave a comment on my board. I get points for BOTH “likes” and comments!

This is a one time vote that will only take a few seconds of your time.  Thank you for helping make my little silly dream come true! : )

 

While you’re there, feel free to follow Embracing Beauty on Facebook too.  Oh, and AFTER you vote for me be sure and check out how you can get a Julep box of polishes for only $0.01 shipped!  It’s a legit deal I promise and the polish is amazing!

Win a $500 Visa Gift Card, Nike Fuel Band, + 10 Julep Nail Colors!

Julep Contest

 

I’m a huge Julep nail polish fan!  You might even say that I’ve become obsessed with their polishes!  If you are a new Julep Maven customer, you can score $40 worth of products for just $0.01 shipped!  One penny will get amazing products shipped to your door!  I ordered this quite a few months ago and I’m still getting their boxes!  You can find out more about this hot Julep $0.01 deal here.  

 

Julep also has an amazing giveaway going right now!
Enter Julep’s Giveaway.

 

Grand Prize Includes:

– Nike FuelBand ($149 value) to help track your fitness goals

– $500 Visa gift card to give your summer workout wardrobe a boost

– Ten summer nails colors to change up your look

 

The grand prize will be announced July 19, 2012 at 5PM PT, buy you can stay tuned to their page for daily giveaways up to the 19th!  Good luck!

 

Thank you, Family Centsability, for the heads up about the giveaway!

Julep Maven Nail Polish Bundle is Only $0.01 Shipped!

Julep Maven July

I am super excited to share this beauty program with you!  Do you love beautiful nail polish like me?  Has Pinterest inspired your love for beautifully manicured nails?  Would you like top of the line polish at a discount?  If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, this deal is for you!

 

Julep has a new program called Julep Mavens and for $19.99 a month you can have $40+ worth of polish and goodies delivered to your door!  That’s a good deal on it’s own but I have a coupon code that will make your first month only $0.01.  You can cancel your account at any time but after you try this marvelous polish you might not want to!  Simply go to Julep.com, register, take the style quiz (to see which colors suit your style), enter code COLORS4ONE at checkout, select the Free Shipping for Mavens option, and proceed to purchase your $40+ bundle for only $0.01!

 

I would love to see which colors come in your monthly Julep box.  I’ll be posting pictures of my July box soon!  It included my three Maven style colors pictured above and a bonus 4th of July polish!

Julep Maven Nail Polish Bundle is Only $0.01 Shipped!

Julep Nail Color

 

I am super excited to share this beauty program with you again!  I first mentioned it last month and since then my box has arrived.  I love it!  I even bought a few more bottles to give to a friend for her birthday.  {Hi, Stephanie!  I hope you like them.}  I shared about my Julep obsession in my This Past Week post and I’m now back to share Julep’s latest deal with you!

Julep has a program called Julep Mavens and for $19.99 a month you can have $40+ worth of polish and goodies delivered to your door!  That’s a good deal on it’s own but I have a coupon code that will make your first month practically free!  You can cancel your account at any time but after you try this marvelous polish you might not want to!  Really, it’s amazing.  Simply go to Julep.com, register, take the style quiz (to see which colors suit your style), enter code SHAREONMAY at checkout, select the Free Shipping for Mavens option, and proceed to purchase your $40+ bundle for only $0.01!  Enjoy!

Julep Maven Nail Polish Bundle is Only $1 Shipped!

Julep Nail Color

Update: You can get this shipped for only $0.01 when you use the coupon code COLOR2012. 

 

I am super excited to share this beauty program with you!  Do you love beautiful nail polish like me?  Has Pinterest inspired your love for beautifully manicured nails?  Would you like top of the line polish at a discount?  If you’ve answered yes to any of those questions, this deal is for you!

 

Julep has a new program called Julep Mavens and for $19.99 a month you can have $40+ worth of polish and goodies delivered to your door!  That’s a good deal on it’s own but I have a coupon code that will make your first month only $1.  You can cancel your account at any time but after you try this marvelous polish you might not want to!  Simply go to Julep.com, register, take the style quiz (to see which colors suit your style), enter code COLOR2012 at checkout, select the Free Shipping for Mavens option, and proceed to purchase your $40+ bundle for only $1!

 

I would love to see which colors come in your monthly Julep box.  I’ll be posting pictures as soon as my first box arrives!

 

Thanks, Week99er for the $0.01 coupon code!