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I love a good pair of slingback sandals, but heel blisters keep me from wearing my favorite shoes because nothing ruins a sexy pair of heels faster than a boring (not to mention, unsightly) bandage. The Julep Doublestep Friction Stick ($22) keeps sore feet at bay when you plan to do a lot of walking in your flats or heels (i.e. music festivals and the farmers market). Even though it goes on clear, shea butter immediately eradicates ashy feet, while talc creates a powder-like finish so your feet don't slip and slide. The stick also works well around cuticles to refresh your pedicure. Chili pepper oil gives the product a cooling sensation; the scent is minty yet not overpowering. No more peeling, red, scabbed heels means I'll be headed to the sandal section stat.
Chances are you're neglecting one of your most important body parts when it comes to beauty: your hands. Not anymore. The next time you plan an at-home manicure, start with Julep's Glycolic Hand Scrub ($23). This product includes both physical and chemical exfoliants to clear rough patches. The apricot seeds and glycolic acid work together to reveal smooth skin and brighter hands. You can even use it all over on rough elbows and knees, yet it's gentle enough for your face. And whatever your age, well, your hands won't be the ones to tell it.
The Great Gatsby finally hits theaters today, and whether you're going to try a '20s-inspired hairstyle or not, you can easily channel your inner flapper with the Julep New York Jazz Lipstick Trio ($28). Set in an adorable art deco box, the packaging slides open to reveal three mini lipsticks in three very wearable shades: a sheer nude, a sheer bright coral, and a matte crimson.
So whether you're feeling soft and demure or ready to be the life of the party, reach for one of these shades to give you a hint of Roaring Twenties style. And in case you want to add a faux bob, these lipsticks will lend the perfect accent. Daisy Buchanan should watch her back.
We're happy to present this article from one of our favorite sites, Real Beauty.
Most Oscar nominees have glamorous dress fittings, parties, and, of course, the possibility of a little golden statuette to look forward to. In beauty-land, none of that compares to getting your very own nail polish. Julep is celebrating the year's most stellar actresses early with bottles inspired by, and dedicated to, their passionate and awe-inspiring work on the big screen.
The seven options include Glenn (Close), Viola (Davis), Rachel (Weisz), Marisa (Tomei), Elizabeth (Olsen), and, of course, Meryl (no last name needed). The last bottle of the set is a glittery gold inspired by the one dude among the round-up: Oscar himself. Bottles are $14 a pop and available here.
Tell us, do you think any of the honored ladies will be sporting their color on the big night? Take Julep's quiz here to find out what your red carpet style is.
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It's unclear how this beverage became the official refreshment of the Kentucky Derby, but it's served with great ceremony at the event, and has been since as far back as 1938.
Since I'm pouring the cocktail for a crowd and I don't have the right number of julep cups, I'm preparing most of the drink ahead. Then, I'll set up a self-serve bar with mason jars for a different kind of Southern charm. Get a laid-back take on the Derby classic when you read on.
The mint julep — a refreshing mint whiskey cocktail — is the official drink of the Kentucky Derby. Naturally, one should offer guests the potent concoction at a watching party. This classic recipe features a mint-infused simple syrup so don't wait until the last minute to make it.
Traditionally mint juleps are served in special silver glasses, but they're equally delicious in any festive glass. For the mint julep recipe, read more
The weather warmed up this weekend, and a wonderfully refreshing drink was definitely a must. Looking for inspiration, I flipped through the latest issue of Imbibe magazine and came across a Brandy Julep. With a Kentucky Derby Party just around the corner, I knew I had found my drink. It's a sweet treat for a hot day, and a nice twist on a classic cocktail. To get the recipe, read more