There’s More to Branding Than Fonts and Colors

It’s a big day here at #GemNation HQ! I’m thrilled to introduce you to our September Shine Expert, Katell Schmitz, the owner and creative director of Reverie Lane Designs. As soon as I saw her website, I instantly feel in love with the style and quality of her work – I just knew she was someone I had to share with you guys! Keep reading for juicy tips from Katell

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How to Survive and Thrive When Networking

We all know networking is important to having a successful career, but how is networking actually done? Making small talk is not always easy. I keep seeing posts like, “An Introvert’s Guide to Networking” and the labeling gets to me. It doesn’t matter if you identify as an introvert or an extrovert, sometimes striking up a conversation is a piece of cake; other times it’s like pulling teeth. I can’t tell you how many

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One Foot On the Dock, The Other On the Boat

As I was getting ready for my journey to Europe a wise man (a.k.a. dad) once told me that I had one foot on the dock and another on a boat. Translation: I am half independent and half dependent, and I need to grow up. I still feel like a little kid in my now adult body. How am I supposed to leave the hypothetical dock that is my parents

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Meet The Kid Entrepreneurs Who Are Making A Difference!

A little over a year ago I received an email from a woman who owned an online based kids sock company out of Miami, Florida. This was an incredibly busy time for me, but, although I didn’t think I had the time to adequately spend on a new client, I hate to overlook any potential client inquiries. Especially, a referral from a previous client. Anyway, I took a quick peek

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Flip Side Mani Nail Art Tutorial

We’re suckers for a bright pop—even when (especially when?) it’s super stealthy. So, if you want to add a pop of color to a basic mani,…

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Ready for this Jelly?

Julep's new Jelly polishes are so much fun! Julep's Jelly gets its name because it dries translucent and jelly-like (unlike other finishes you may be…

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Treat Yourself to a Sizzling Summer Manicure Featuring Julep

Before your dive into these, you're going to make sure you have your Julep's Traditional Plié Wand (brings more accuracy, control, and fun to every manicure—especially…

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