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Two Tone Nail Art Tutorial – Plus a GREAT Offer from Julep!

Sources say two tone nail art will be everywhere this summer! You can get a jump on the trend and learn to do a quick and easy design with this two tone nail art tutorial! The bold design uses only a few simple tools and leaves you open to lots of creativity!

The sky is the limit as far as shades to choose. You can use boldly contrasting colors or shades that are just slightly different from each other for a super subtle look. Whatever you decide, the final result is sure to be striking.

Two Tone Nail Art Tutorial

Step 1: Apply one coat of your base color to each nail and let dry completely.

Step 2: Use the Plie Wand Creativity Kit striping brush and a secondary color to draw a line across each nail.

Step 3: Fill in below each line with the secondary color. Apply your top coat (we love the Oxygen Performance Top Coat and the Freedom Polymer Top Coat ) and you are done!

Julep Special Offer:

Oh, yes. I said I would be sharing a super special offer from Julep! Here it is:

Experiment fearlessly with Julep’s monthly beauty box. Get on trend, full-size beauty or skincare products each month, curated just for you! SPECIAL OFFER! 12 pc Nail Polish Gift with New Julep Beauty Subscription with code POLISHGIFT. That’s $168 value! 100% satisfaction guaranteed, cancel your account at any time.

After you join Julep, you’ll get a box of gorgeous and good-for-you beauty, nail, or skincare products delivered to your door every month. Julep offers the only full-size and fully-customizable beauty box out there, so you get what you want every month!

NOTE: Offer valid while supplies last. The 12-piece nail polish gift is valid with the purchase of a Beauty Box Monthly Subscription. 100% satisfaction guaranteed. All plans auto-renew on the 27th of the month. Cancel your membership anytime by calling customer service at 1-877-651-3292. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount. Limit one gift per household. No exchanges or returns are possible on 12-piece nail polish gift set or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $168. Taxes vary by location.

Julep The Greatest Hits Polish Mystery Box!

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Julep The Greatest Hits Polish Mystery Box!

Who loves a good mystery? If YOU do and are ready to grab yourself a great surprise, check out Julep’s “The Greatest Hits POLISH Mystery Box” available THIS WEEK ONLY! Do metallics make your heart sing? Shimmery and glittery more your thing? OR are you a brights are just right girl? Julep has THREE different mystery boxes to suit your nail fancy this month – which one will you choose? – – OK, you don’t have to choose only one – you CAN choose one of each!

The Greatest Hits Polish Mystery Box – $100 value for only $19.99

Details: Offer expires on 8/19/16 at 11:59 PM PT, or while supplies last. Purchase of multiple units of the same type of mystery box will result in polish or product overlap. There is no overlap between different types of mystery boxes. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $100. Taxes vary by location.

Patriotic Nail Art Ideas for 4th of July

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Before we know it, the 4th of July will be here! Are you looking for a bit of red-white-and-blue inspiration to decorate your nails for Independence Day? Try one of these super-cute nail looks from Julep. You can get the polishes used in these looks for FREE in the Star Spangled 8-Piece Beauty Gift when you join Julep’s beauty box subscription program. Or, if you’re already a Julep subscriber, then use code LETSGET20 to save 20% on any Julep polish or beauty purchase.

Easy – Patriotic Dots: (Above) Create your base with two coats of Myriam, a red crème polish. Let dry, then use a toothpick or a dotting tool to make dots with Brigette (the white polish), let dry completely, then add additional dots with Paulina (a peacock blue polish). Remember to extend the life of your lovely new manicure with top coat!

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More Challenging – Stars and Stripes: On all nails, paint two coats of Myriam, your red polish. Let dry. On your accent nail, use scotch tape as a guide to paint even stripes of Brigette (your white polish). I always make guidelines with scotch tape for my lines, or else they often get squiggly! Let your lines dry, then with a toothpick, draw blue stars on your accent nail with Paulina (your blue polish).

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For a Pro – Red, White & Blue Waves: Slightly more advanced. Paint half of your nail with Myriam, your red polish, and add a scalloped edge. Let dry, then apply the white scalloped paint layer with Brigette. Let dry, then finish with a third scalloped layer of Paulina (blue). Optional: Add a touch a sparkle on top of the blue with Kirby. Be sure to finish with a top coat to make your mani last and shine!

Get all of the polishes above (plus 3 beauty products) in a free Star Spangled 8-Piece Beauty Gift today! Use promo code FIREWORKS to get your free gift when you pay for your first month of Julep ($24.99).

Patriotic Nail Art Ideas for 4th of July

TLC’s Global Beauty Masters Season 2 Premieres March 17, 2016

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BRING ON THE WORLD’S TOUGHEST BEAUTY BATTLE | Love hair, makeup, and nail art?  Love competition?  TLC is bringing all of those elements together in a brand new season of Global Beauty Masters airing on March 17th!

Season two of “Global Beauty Masters” premiering on the TLC Network on Thursday, March 17, 2016. Originally launched in 2014 on Discovery Fit and Health, the intense competition moves to TLC this winter as top hair, makeup and nail stylists from around the world battle for the coveted title of “Global Beauty Masters.”

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The show offers viewers an insider’s perspective on the creative process during Battle Week, where beauty pros work together in teams. Enduring a week of rigorous competition, they must improvise, innovate and impress to reach the ultimate showdown, a Final Battle presented to a live audience. The epic challenges, over-the-top egos and tumultuous teamwork will be judged by world-renowned beauty experts.

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The epic challenges, over-the-top egos and tumultuous teamwork will be judged by world-renowned beauty experts. This year’s panel of professional judges includes Charlie Price of Charlie Price Hair; Eden Sassoon, salon owner and daughter of the legendary beauty icon, Vidal Sassoon; John Hauk, creative director of Entity Beauty; Vicki Starr, founder and CEO of Starr Treatment; and special guest judge John Paul DeJoria, co-founder and chairman of the board of John Paul Mitchell Systems. Among the notable guests and mentors, the show features Angie Everhart, Danielle Orsino, Dwight Eubanks, Jackie Siegel, Katie Meade, Kenny Kahn, Kim Vo, Rafe Hardy, Robert Cromeans, and Tracey Cunningham. The professional competition includes 10 US and 7 international teams, representing Bermuda, Canada, Italy, Mexico, Panama, Senegal, and South Africa.

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To encourage the careers of future professionals, “Global Beauty Masters” also presents the extraordinary work of 14 beauty school teams in a student competition hosted by pop musician Manika and model and rapper Don Benjamin. Student teams will be judged by Adamme Sosa of Adamme Artistry; Amy Becker of Masterworks by Amy Becker; J.R. Stewart, senior vice president of content and development at Style TV; and Sam Villa of Sam Villa Hair. The teams will also be monitored by lead mentor Krista White, winner of season 14 of “America’s Next Top Model” and a judge of last year’s professional competition.

 

Proving the international appeal of the beauty industry and its ability to transform lives, “Global Beauty Masters” launchesThursday, March 17, at 6 p.m.

 

Valentine’s Day DIY Nail Inspiration

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We are in those dreary days of winter when the winter blues can set it. Luckily we have the cuteness of Valentine’s Day on the horizon! You can brighten up your day with one of these super-cute nail looks from Julep. These Valentine’s Day DIY Nail Inspiration designs will be sure sweeten your week. The nail designs below all use the same three Julep polishes and the Julep Plie Wand Creativity Kit. Save 20% off at Julep.com and score this nail art kit and any of these polishes with code LETSGET20. Remember to extend the life of your lovely new manicure with top coat!

1. Mini hearts: Use two coats of Florence, a classic camel crème polish. Let dry, then use a toothpick or the dotting tool in the Creativity Kit to make the heart with Shawn, a poppy pink polish. First make two dots, then add the bottom triangle of the heart.

2. Dots with Naked Nail: Start with a clear base coat. Create the naked naked look by cutting out a V-shape out of scotch tape and sticking it on your nail. Use Shawn, our poppy polish, to fill in around the nail around the tape. Let dry, then use the Creativity Kit dotting tool or a toothpick to make white dots using Brigitte.

3. French Stripes: Apply two coats of Brigitte, a white crème polish, to all nails and let dry. Then, using the striping tool in the Creativity Kit or a toothpick to add your stripes. I always use scotch tape to help make guidelines for my lines, or else they often get squiggly!

4. Heart Accent Nail: On four nails, use two coats of Shawn, a poppy crème polish. Apply two coats of Brigitte, a white crème polish, to your accent nail. Let dry. Then, with a tooth pick or Creativity Kit add the heart on white nail, starting with two dots and then filling in the rest of the heart.

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Are you a polish lover? Then you should try the Julep beauty box! You can get a box of gorgeous and good-for-you beauty, skin, or nail products delivered to your door every month. Get your Valentine’s Day beauty box today, featuring the poppy polish used in these nail looks, for 50% off! Join today! Use code XOXOXO to get 50% off your first box.

Holiday Nail Art: 24 Design Projects! – Reader Giveaway

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Start off 2016 with a year’s worth of nail art inspiration with Holiday Nail Art: 24 Design Projects by Janel Lucas. We decorate our homes for the holidays, so why not our nails!! You don’t even need to head to the salon for holiday nail glam – you can learn to do it yourself at home! That leaves you free to add your own boost of creativity and create nails that are 100% unique to YOU!

Valentine's Day Nail ArtWith the help of Holiday Nail Art: 24 Design Projects you can create fashionable and stylish do-it-yourself nail art designs in seasonal themes! With simple and easy-to-follow steps and tutorials for 24 holiday projects, designers and do-it-yourselfers at all levels can learn techniques to transform fingernails into attention-grabbing conversational art. Included is an assortment of festive projects that can be completed with ordinary nail polish and an easy-to-find nail art tool.

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Create hearts and roses for Valentine’s Day, shamrocks for St. Patrick’s Day, polka dots for spring, bunnies and painted eggs for Easter, neon stripes for summer, and more! From pumpkins, turkeys, snowflakes, and ornaments to fireworks and confetti, you don’t have to be a professional to have fun painting your nails!

Order a copy of this book now!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will win their own copy of Holiday Nail Art: 24 Design ProjectsTo enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 2/11/16. Good luck!

Holiday Nail Art: 24 Design Projects Book

Julep Mystery Box: $120+ of Product for Just $24.99

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Who doesn’t love getting a LOT of great stuff for a very LITTLE?!? That’s what you can do this month with Julep! They just released two bright and colorful, brand-new polishes and right now you can get them in an awesome Mystery Box that lets you choose your own tote! With January’s Tote-ally Awesome Mystery Box, you can snag $120+ worth of tote-ally awesome products for just $24.99! All Mystery Boxes include the 2 new polishes, a canvas tote, plus five additional ‘mystery’ beauty and skincare products.

  • Andie (It Girl) is one of this month’s featured new polishes and is one of Julep’s most unique polishes to date! It is a pastel confetti matte glitter top coat that will add pizazz to ANY base color polish.
  • Posey (Classic with a Twist) is the perfect polish for a low-key winter day. Posey is a soothing lavender fog crème that looks fab on its own or as an accent nail.
  • Each Mystery Box features a fun & fashionable canvas tote with a Brave Pretty slogan. Choose from these sassy slogans – Makeup the Rules, If You Can Put It On, You Can Pull It Off, Fun Looks Good on Everyone.

Get the Tote-ally Awesome Mystery Box HERE!

Details: Offer expires on 1/18/16 at 11:59 PM PT, or while supplies last. Every Tote-ally Amazing Mystery Box will include Posey (Classic with a Twist), Andie (It Girl), and the Brave Pretty Tote of your choice. Other products vary. Purchase of multiple Tote-ally Amazing Mystery Boxes may result in polish or product overlap. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box or individual items. Estimated full retail value is at least $120. Taxes vary by location.

So Fancy Mystery Box from Julep only $29.99 ($150+ Value!)

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Are you a fan of beauty products and surprises?  Hurry up and score a So Fancy Mystery Box from Julep!  The So Fancy Mystery Box costs just $29.99 and includes a clutch, two brand new exclusive polish colors, and more for a total value of over $150.

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Get ready to feel So Fancy with two brand-new, exclusive polish colors from Julep: Jade (Boho Glam), a frozen forest metallic and Jeanette (Bombshell), a Berry compote multidimensional shimmer. This month’s So Fancy Mystery Box features a fabulous mushroom-colored clutch, plus a surprise box of fun polish and product ($150+ value). It’s no mystery—this posh mushroom clutch will be your new favorite accessory. Plus, the it’s big enough to fit your wallet, phone and shade (or two!) of lipstick. Ready for a night out? Check! Hurry- supplies are limited so don’t let this deal slip through your fingers.  Order a So Fancy Mystery Box from Julep today!

Candy Corn Nails Tutorial

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Even if you don’t want to go all-out with a costume this Halloween season, you DO want to dress your nails for the season. This step-by-step Candy Corn Nail Tutorial courtesy of Skyy Hadley, celebrity manicurist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, will give you festive nails you’ll want to flaunt!

1. Paint one half of the nail in white (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Get Mod) and the other in yellow (Lauren B. Coachella Valley Sun).

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2. Apply nail art stickers (hole reinforcers cut in half). Apply two on each nail as shown below.

Candy Corn Nails Tutorial Instructions
3. Working on one nail at a time, paint the area inside the stickers with orange nail polish (Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Tribal Sun).

4. Carefully remove the stickers.

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5. Repeat on all other nails. Allow 5 minutes for your nail design to dry and finish it with a coat of a top coat (Lauren B. Gel-like Top Coat).

Candy Corn Nails Tutorial

Dr.’s Remedy Power of Pink Natural Nail Polish Gives Back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  There are so many different ways that you can get active in the fight against breast cancer in October, including painting your nails!  Right now when you purchase the Dr.’s Remedy new Power of Pink natural nail polish collection, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer which is an organization dedicated to improving the lives of women with this disease.

Uniquely formulated with organic ingredients, nourishing vitamins such as Biotin and without toxic additives commonly found in traditional polish, Dr.’s Remedy vegan nail polish is the #1 podiatrist recommended brand.

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There are three different shades to choose from in the Power of Pink collection:  Promising Pink, Peaceful Pink Coral, and Purity Pink.  Each of these shades was developed to promote positivity and serenity, empowering women to feel good about themselves all while painting and strengthening their nails.

READER GIVEAWAY: One lucky Jinxy Beauty reader will receive two shades from the Power of Pink collection. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 10/27/15. Good luck!

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