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Top 10 Eye-Catching Manis From Spring 2014’s NYFW

The days of over-the-top nail art manis may be behind us, but plenty of designers opted for colors and designs that were memorable at the Spring 2014 shows. Here’s a look at our absolute favorites and get this: so many of these ideas are actually wearable! 

  1. Ruffian: The brand is known for its signature crescent moon mani and this season, nail artist Cheryl Natoli took the look to new heights by extending the darker accent color further up the nail. What’s even cooler? She used only shades from Ruffian’s first lacquer collection, which is exclusive to Birchbox(Photo: Tom Newton)
  2. Mara Hoffman: Using Hoffman’s trademark prints as inspiration, nail artist Honey for Maybelline created bright orange flourishes that stood out nicely against the nude base color. (Photo: Courtesy of Maybelline)
  3. Prabal Gurung: Candy-color nails were done best for spring at Prabal Gurung, where nail artist Ana-Maria for Sally Hansen was being mindful to contrast lip and nail colors. (Photo: Courtesy of Sally Hansen)
  4. Tadashi Shoji: This opalescent matte nail created by Katie Hughes for butter London was such a stunner in large part because of its simplicity. (Photo: Courtesy of Butter)
  5. Suno: Bright orange digits like these seen at Suno (courtesy of Maybelline) are predicted to be the hottest nail color for spring 2014. (Photo: Courtesy of Maybelline)
  6. Tibi: If you want to have a go at nail art, but don’t have the steadiest of hands, this look created by JINsoon is right for you. We’re particularly fond of it because the black lines only appear on three fingers on each hand. (Photo: Courtesy of JINsoon)
  7. Kate Spade: Cap toe shoes were the inspiration for Deborah Lippmann's punchy color-block design at Kate Spade. (Photo: Tom Newton)
  8. Rebecca Minkoff: Since the show was inspired by Frida Kahlo, manicurist Michelle Saunders for Essie decided on a Day of the Dead design. (Photo: Courtesy of essie)
  9. Cynthia Rowley: To get these blinged out manis, nail artist Casey Herman for Essie used a mishmash of blue, black, and two different sparkly topcoats.(Photo: Courtesy of essie)
  10. Charlotte Ronson: Nail artist Shelly Burns for Color Club opted for a uniform polka dot design that’s not just adorable, it’s also easy to replicate yourself.  

To take a look at other great NYFW trends, click here. 

Essie’s New Gel Polish, A Scandalous Look At The Miss Korea Pageant, And More
Essie has plans to launch an at-home gel polish set that promises not to damage nails. [Beauty High]
Kelly Osbourne is hopping on the bangs train and added some fun color too. [Us Weekly]
A shocking look at the world of the Miss Korea pageant, filled with plastic surgery, scandal, and crazy security. [Fashionista]
The next gen of running shoes. [Well+Good NYC]
People with oily acne-prone skin, you can use cream cleansers too! [xoVain]
A collection of male feminists—feMENists—or just guys fighting for gals? [Bust]
More amazing TV-inspiration: 50 Game of Thrones braids

Essie’s New Gel Polish, A Scandalous Look At The Miss Korea Pageant, And More

More amazing TV-inspiration: 50 Game of Thrones braids

Behind the Makeunders of Orange is the New Black, Socks for a Cause, and More
Michal Bigger, the makeup artist for Orange is the New Black, discusses the show’s drab transformations, creating dark under eye circles, and more. [Beauty High]
Finally: Here’s how to choose between a cream or powder blush. [Bella Sugar]
Which celebs were chosen to cover the September issues of major fashion magazines? Check out the full list. [Fashionista]
New company Bombas is aimed at giving the sock a major makeover (think better performance, look, feel—everything). Plus for each pair you buy, a pair will be donated to someone in need.[Indiegogo]
Essie is launching their first gel polish line this fall—Mademoiselle included. [She Finds]
Taylor Swift sings You’re So Vain with Carly Simon. This is a must watch. [Glamour]
—Geraldine
Looking for some online entertainment? Check out BB staffers’ favorite leisure time links.

Behind the Makeunders of Orange is the New BlackSocks for a Cause, and More

—Geraldine

Looking for some online entertainment? Check out BB staffers’ favorite leisure time links.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton, Beyonce’s Fan Debacle, and More

Style star Michelle Williams is the new face of Louis Vuitton. We’re loving the pics from her new campaign. [Huffington Post]
Hydrating the wrong way can negatively affect your workout. Here’s how to get your H20 the right way. [Well+Good]
Emma Stone has yet another new cut. This time it’s a summer bob and we officially have major hair envy. [Daily Mail]
Turns out, nail polish guru Essie Weingarten’s husband loves her namesake polish line just as much as she does: He’s never without a coat of Mademoiselle. Is the man mani a new trend? [The Cut]
At a recent performance, Beyonce’s hair got stuck in a fan—eek!  She played it cool though and later posted an InstaVideo of the incident along with some parody lyrics. Snaps for the diva. [Buzzfeed]


—Geraldine
 
Something else you need to check out: An astronaut shows the world how she washes her hair. In space.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton, Beyonce’s Fan Debacle, and More

—Geraldine
 

Stars and Stripes: Nailing It

Operations Coordinator, 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 slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related

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Sarah is wearing Zoya Sooki, Color Club Insta-This, Color Club Mod in Manhattan, and Revlon Silver Screen.

America’s birthday is almost here and to celebrate, a few of the ladies on the Operations team at Birchbox HQ are sporting some particularly patriotic nail art. To help inspire your own Independence Day designs, take a look at the fabulous digits below and get ready for those fireworks!

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Packing List: Northern Michigan Wedding

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Any Michiganders out there? This week our senior manager of social media, Rachel, is leaving for her wedding in Charlevoix, Michigan! (Note: longtime Birchbox fans have probably been anticipating this day since October when her engagement bling started popping up all over our Instagram feed.)

Before Rachel left Manhattan for her two week stint in the Midwest we made her spill the beans about which products made the cut for her big trip. Here’s what she’s taking with her, and why:

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A Brief History of Essie, Supermodels As Kids, and More

Get a quick rundown on the history of Essie from the founder herself. [StyleList]


They may be supermodels now, but these four chic ladies were once (totally adorable) adolescents like the rest of us. [Refinery29]


Wedding guest attire can be a challenge, but planning site Dress Your Guests hopes to put an end to the “What are you wearing?” conundrum. [WWD]


Sunscreen packaging is undergoing a major change this summer, so make sure you know the ins and outs of all the new regulations. [NY Mag]


Lipstick Queen’s new surf-inspired collection is totally summer in a tube. [SheFinds]
The best beauty looks from last night’s CFDA Awards. [Glamour]
— Bre
Today’s a big day for Birchbox! Have you seen our new look yet?
(photo: StyleList)

A Brief History of Essie, Supermodels As Kids, and More

— Bre

Today’s a big day for Birchbox! Have you seen our new look yet?

(photo: StyleList)

Special Ops Spring Mani Fever: Nailing It

Logistics Coordinator, 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 slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related.

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Hello, spring! The mood-lifting effects of longer days and warmer weather have put a bounce in everyone’s step here at Birchbox HQ. The skirts are flowing, the shoulders are bare, and the polishes are vibrant—which of course means that our Operations Team (@BirchboxOps), a.k.a. Special Ops, has started rocking the bright mani trend. Here are a few of the springtime lacquer looks that have made a star appearance in the office:

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