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White Hot: 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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We’ve had our eye on the white polish trend since we first spotted the look at spring Fashion Week—and now that it’s finally warm enough to really embrace the bright hue, the color has completely blown up here in the Birchbox office. 

While it might not necessarily be your go-to color, we love that white is such a versatile and classy summer shade. (It can really give an outfit extra pop!) I’ve rounded up three of my favorite white polishes to try if you’re feeling adventurous:

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The 5 Polish Shades You Need This Summer: Mani Monday

As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.

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There’s no time like summer for nail polish. Now that it’s June, it’s time to root through your polish collection (or pick up a few new favorites) to embrace the colors of the season. These are my top five picks to take you from June until Labor Day.

Pool Blue (thumb): Dark blues just don’t feel summer-y, and pale shades can be hard to pull off on most skin tones. This mid-tone blue is bright, cheerful, and totally wearable all summer long. Try OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook or Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics in Pool Boy.

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OPI Gets Inspired By SF, Karl Lagerfeld’s Actual Age, And More
OPI debuted its fall polish collection with 15 new shades all inspired by San Francisco. [SheFinds]
Learn how to get a ’20s-inspired The Great Gatsby beauty look with this MAC tutorial. [Beauty High]
Alli Webb, founder of Drybar, points out her five beauty must-haves. [Well + Good NYC]
Refinery29 puts a new aerosol body bronzer to the test.  [Refinery29]
Prada enlists Roman Coppola and Wes Anderson to create a film series for its newest fragrance Candy L’Eau. [WWD]



—Charisse
Learn how to create our rendition of the princess roll hairstyle here.
(Photo: OPI)

OPI Gets Inspired By SF, Karl Lagerfeld’s Actual Age, And More

4 Unexpected Polishes To Try Right Now: Mani Monday

As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.

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Sorbet shades, greens, and pale neutrals are at the top of the list this spring, but if you’re looking for something a little different, you’re in luck. Almost every nail polish line is featuring textured or special-effect lacquers this season, and they are seriously fun. Here are my four top picks.

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Simple Chrome Nail Art in 4 Steps: Mani Monday

As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.

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Of all of the current trends in nail polish (holographics, Pantone-approved greens, “liquid sand”), I have to admit: I’m crazy about chrome. These polishes aren’t just ordinary metallic foils. With a glossy, mirror-like finish, a chrome manicure is like coating each nail with liquid silver. Here’s one of my favorite ways to wear the trend for spring in four super-simple steps.

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OPI Founder’s 3 Must-Have Shades, Plus a Polish Sneak Peek

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If you’re a fan of OPI nail polish, you might recognize the name Suzi from shades like Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees and Suzi Loves Cowboys. This morning I was lucky enough to have breakfast with the woman behind the names—Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI co-founder and artistic director. The polish pioneer gathered a number of nail aficionados together today to introduce a brand new collection that I can’t wait to start wearing.

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Beyoncé Releases a New Song, OPI’s Summer Polish Collection, and More
Listen up ladies—Queen Bey is back with another kickbutt song, Bow Down. [Glamour]
OPI heads across the pond with its summer 2013 polish collection titled Euro Centrale. [SheFinds]
NARS is revolutionizing beauty advertisements with a new interactive video announcing its new Satin Lip Collection. [Refinery29]
Game of Thrones’ star Emilia Clarke dishes on her new role as both actress and makeup artist in the upcoming broadway show Breakfast at Tiffany’s. [Beauty High]
—Charisse
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(Photo: Beyonce.com)

Beyoncé Releases a New Song, OPI’s Summer Polish Collection, and More

—Charisse

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Diagonal French Tips: Mani Monday

As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.

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Unless you’re heading to prom or a wedding, French tips in the classic pink and white color scheme can feel a little dated. Luckily for us, there’s a new way to wear the time-tested favorite this spring. French manicures with a pop of bright, unexpected color were all over the Spring 2013 Fashion Week runways, and it’s such a simple look to recreate at home. I love this orange and nude diagonal design from the Lauren Moffatt show. Here’s how to get the look.

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5 Polish Shades You Need This Spring: Mani Monday

As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.

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It’s officially March, and even though it’s still quite chilly out, I’m itching to switch up my nail polish wardrobe. Goodbye dark, vampy shades, and hello to the colors of spring. While I do enjoy a pastel here and there, spring lacquer doesn’t always mean Easter egg-inspired hues. Here are my five picks to carry you through the season.

Poppy Red (thumb): This bright orange-hued red is one of the most universally flattering colors—it was even selected as one of the Pantone Fashion Color Report shades for the season. It’s livelier than the blue-hued reds of winter, but still looks sophisticated and classic. I’m wearing the brand new My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours by OPI. 

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Diamonds and Sapphires: Instagram of the Week

Every Friday, we’ll be posting our most popular Instagram from that week to give you another peek inside the Birchbox world. Check back here for more, and follow us on Instagram to see images like these every day!

Our community manager Rachel was spotted rocking some serious bling this week on her fingers, wearing OPI’s Light my Sapphire. Hm, seeing as our Instagram followers were such huge fans of Rachel’s greige manicure a couple weeks ago, we’re wondering if it’s the sparkly dark blue polish or that oh-so-pretty ring on her finger that’s triggering such enthusiasm! 

For nails that look like precious stones, try these glorious polishes from Zoya Gems & Jewels Collection