Julep week continues on PYP, this time we wanted to show you a design using only two shades that’s both easy & impressive looking! For some reason we don’t incorporate purple too much into our tutorials, so we wanted to show some love to the hue.

Step 1: After applying a base coat, paint nails with two coats of Julep – Morgan. This polish is a pretty lilac with a little bit of a pink undertone & applied evenly with just two coats.

Step 2: Using some nail art tape, cut 3 strips per nail. Place all three strips on nail – once base colour has dried. Make sure tape is secured on the nail so no polish leaks in the next step.

Step 3: Using an eyeshadow applicator, dip the sponge tip into Julep – Renee. Renee is a darker purple with high intensity shine and shimmer, a great colour to transition into Fall. Begin the ombre process – start with heavier application towards the tip, pressing lighter near the base. Once this has dried, peel off your nail art tape & seal in your design with a top coat.

Julep is a fun hand, foot & nail care company with 4 salons in the Seattle area. They also came up with the idea to share their love of nail polish & finding new shades with everyone – for $19.99/month you can receive a package from Julep tailored to your style! You can purchase Julep polish online for $14/bottle here.

The gradient design is perfect for using one Summer polish + one Fall polish for your transition months. Tweet@PolishYouPretty + @JulepMaven & tell us your thoughts of our Paint Splatter tutorial! Check back tomorrow for some more Julep nail art!




  1. kiyominails says:

    So smart to use an eyeshadow applicator instead of a sponge. Very cute design 😉

  2. agreed, the eyeshadow applicator thing is genius! and here i am using a make up sponge like a chump!

  3. Reblogged this on LeslieLovesNails and commented:
    Here’s another great manicure that I will have to try myself. Love the idea of using an eyeshadow applicator to add the gradient. Very clever!! Anyone else going to try this one? 🙂
    Thanks for reading!

  4. Anna says:

    You actually swapped the nail polishes! Renee is the light lilac one while Morgan is the frosty purple 🙂

  5. colormeehdope1 says:


  6. LittleLady says:

    Reblogged this on LittleLady.

  7. oddlittleme says:

    That is sincerely ADORABLE I love it! I’m going to have to try that soon! Thanks for the great idea!

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