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What Do Boys Really Like?: Nailing It

Operations associate, Loren, has a thing for nails- and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a weekly slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related. Check back every week for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.

Ever since I made myself stop biting my nails, which was a challenge in itself, I’ve been experimenting with some of the wildest nail polish colors out there. I figured after all that hard work, I deserve to have something really pretty to look at, right?

Because of my brothers and guy friends, I quickly realized that women’s lacquer choices don’t always appeal to the opposite sex. But it’s not for them, anyway — it’s for us. You should rock whatever color you’re feeling at the moment, whether it’s something to match your outfit, a cool new nail trend, or just a shade that suits your mood. 

Deborah Lippmann’s I Know What Boys Like, new in the Birchbox Shop, is a bit ironic in this case mainly because boys generally don’t like blue nail polish on girls. In fact, we decided to test out this hypothesis by polling the men in our office to see what their thoughts are on the shade. Not surprisingly, we got some pretty interesting answers. Here’s what they had to say:

"I find it dynamic. It makes me think of blueberry crumble." - Matty Fresh

"Avant-garde." - Matt Hertz

"A little freaky." - Aaron Ingram

"I wouldn’t hate it with the right outfit." - Jereme Corrado

"I could let it grow on me." - Dan Zeehandelaar

"I’m not a crazy fan of periwinkle and never have been, but I like that it’s really shiny." - Eric Neher

Do you agree with the men of Birchbox?

If you’re more of a classic gal, check out Deborah Lippmann’s lovely nude shade, Naked.

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