Enter to Win Julep’s “Big Red Bow” Nail Gift Set!

Want to win the Big Red Bow gift set from Julep? Of course you do! Packed with ten fashion-forward nail colors and an assortment of hand and body products, this gift set is the perfect way to pamper yourself this holiday season.

To enter, head on over to Julep’s blog and enter via Rafflecopter. The post will be live until December 31, and one lucky winner will be chosen on January 2.


When you enter, please make sure to leave a comment that you heard about this contest via The Fashionable Housewife!

While you’re anxiously waiting to discover whether you’ve won or not, check a few names off your holiday gift list by browsing Julep’s selection of Girlfriends’ Gifts - all under $30. Happy shopping, and good luck to all the entrants.


Enter to Win the Julep Favorite Things 2012 Nail Color Jewelry Box!

Nothing tells a company they’ve made it more than appearing on Oprah’s famous list – “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” This year, Seattle-based Julep made it on the list – and are offering a special collection of nail polish colors hand-selected by Oprah herself.

The limited edition set contains 12 polish shades in a beautiful white lacquer box.

Julep’s Favorite Things 2012 Nail Color Jewelry Box includes:

  • Julep Nail Color in Rose – Juicy watermelon red crème
  • Julep Nail Color in Lauren – Hot tropical pink crème
  • Julep Nail Color in Carrie – Classic, cotton candy pink crème
  • Julep Nail Color in Maria – Rose pink frost
  • Julep Nail Color in Gloria – Modern coral crème
  • Julep Nail Color in Maya – Delicate pink seashell
  • Julep Nail Color in Lynn – Nude blush pearl
  • Julep Nail Color in Audrey – Light pink micro-shimmer
  • Julep Nail Color in Morgan – Frosty grape purple
  • Julep Nail Color in Charlotte – Demure lavender crème
  • Julep Nail Color in Amy – Smoky, turquoise crème
  • Julep Nail Color in Susie – Muted mint green crème

Exclusively created for O!, the Oprah Magazine, these 12 polishes retail for $168. However, if you visit julep.com and enter the coupon code “OPRAH” at checkout, you can get this exclusive collection for only $84.

Don’t have the cash to spare right now? Visit Julep’s blog for more info and then enter for a chance to win the complete set in the rafflecopter widget below! The contest will be live November 19 to December 3. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

5 Spring Nail Colors To Flip For

Forget the dark, vampy colors of fall – this spring, it’s all about brightening things up. Treat your tips and toes to one of these five spring nail colors – or all of them – and get ready to “spring” into a sunnier state of mind.

1. HOT Coral

Coral looks lovely on all skin tones, and is the perfect bright to wear this spring. Plus, nail color is a great way to wear look-at-me colors without feeling overwhelmed. A few to try:

2. Lilac

As far as pastels go, lilac is the clear winner this spring. Keep your hands well moisturized when wearing this shade, though – lilac tones can make skin look ashy. A few to try:

  • Essie Nail Color in St. Lucia Lilac, $3.99, Amazon
  • butter London Nail Lacquer in Muggins, $14, Macy’s (pictured)
  • Zoya Nail Polish in Malia, $6, ShampooLine.com

3. Beige

Neutrals never go out of style, and that’s more true this season than ever before. If you’re tired of pastels but too timid for brights, a beige polish is the perfect compromise – and it looks very chic, to boot. Our favorites:

  • Sally Hansen Nailgrowth Miracle Nail Color in Bold Buff, $5.50, Drugstore.com
  • Orly Nail Polish in Nite Owl, $8, thebeautyclutch.com
  • Sonia Kashuk Nail Colour in Sugar Rush, $4.79, Target (pictured)

4. Turquoise

Shades of turquoise nail color were seen all over spring runways, and it’s a modern and very fashion-forward color to choose. Whether worn on fingers or toes, this bold bright will liven up any outfit. Three to try:

  • Essie Nail Color in Turquoise and Caicos, $8, Drugstores
  • Sinful Colors Nail Enamel in Rise and Shine, $2.50, Cherryculture.com (pictured)
  • Julep Nail Lacquer in Amy, $14, Julep.com

5. Fuchsia

Forget barbie pinks – this season, fuchsia is the go-to girly shade with a fierce edge. Whether you choose a bold, look-at-me shade or one with a hint of shimmer or glitter, you’ll be right on trend all season long. Our picks:

  • Love & Beauty Nail Polish in Fuchsia, $2.80, Forever21 (pictured)
  • China Glaze in Fuchsia Fanatic, $7, Ulta
  • Deborah Lippman in Between The Sheets, $16, Neiman Marcus

Which nail color is your favorite for this season?


Julep Nail Parlor Summer 2011 Collection!

Summer is the time to let loose and experiment with bright, bold color and that means bright summer mani-pedi. Nail company Julep has come out with classically bold and sassy summer shades for you to add a splash of color to all of your fresh summer dresses and sandals. Check out the colors below:




The colors come in Niecy a bright and sassy pink color, Blake a warm and buttery yellow that will make your toes pop, and Jaime a fun and fashionable neon blue to add a spark of color to any understated white summer dress.


Worried about chipping your sexy summer pedi?

The founder of Julep, Jane parks has a special tip for those looking to preserve a fresh nail coat:

“When you have to dash out the door, especially after a DIY pedicure, you can ‘set’ your polish by dunking your feet in ice water for 30 to 60 seconds.  Then coat with cuticle oil (or olive oil works too in a pinch) to help protect your polish from chips and dings.”


I know I have had my fair share of fresh dings, hopefully this tip will help me out.


These colors would go great matched on both hands and feet or you could mix them up for a funky girls night out.


The Summer Collection retails for $42.00 USD


For more info on the set and fun add-ons like convenient and oh so covet-worthy Essential Cuticle Oil $8.95 USD (pictured below) visit the Julep website.



With a fresh DIY mani-pedi and beautiful flowy dresses, you’ll be all set for those summer BBQ’s!


What’s your favorite summer nail polish?