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Finding Your Something Blue: Lover.ly

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their expert advice for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

We love the “something old, something new” tradition because it’s a great way to show a little personality on your wedding day. If you’re feeling daring, you can rock a blue wedding dress—or if you prefer being more subdued, you could just opt for blue accessories like most brides. From statement necklaces to pretty fascinators, here are the trendiest ways to do your something blue.

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(Photo: From Emilliner via Lover.ly)

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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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Around the World in Birchbox Instagrams: Knotted Updos, Birchbox in Bristol, and More

Even when we can’t hop across the pond, our Birchbox counterparts in Europe keep us in the know with insider deets on the coolest goings-on. (Case in point: French pharmacy skincare must-haves). Every week, we’ll be sharing our favorite Instagrams from each of the four Birchbox teams so that you can travel the world without getting on a plane.

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With wedding season in full swing, the Birchbox team in France tested out some new hairstyles. We love this chic knotted updo!

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Our Favorite June Birchbox Unboxing Videos

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It’s almost July, which means your next Birchbox is not far away but before you receive another set of goodies we want to revisit a few of our favorite June unboxings. This month we loved sharing our travel tips and picks but as always, the most exciting trip we took was with our subscribers. Here are a few of the memorable unboxing videos we watched this month:

 Herlatenightcravings They have some of the best smiles around and we love that they couldn’t wait to get home so they did a “car vlog.”

Ashley Elizabeth has the sweetest accent and perfectly curly hair. After watching her unboxing video we had to check out her hair tutorials as well!

Jennifer Marie’s video made us laugh out loud—and her husband made an adorable unexpected cameo.

(Photo: instagram.com/caitquinnjoyce)

—Julia

Find out what our Birchbox Man subscribers can expect to find in their July Birchboxes in our Sneak Peek video!

We knew there was a better way to use our extra nail polish (100 bottles to be exact)! We’re loving the look, Birchbox Spain. 
Fun fact? You have the chance to win every single one of the Color Club shades in this picture!
If you received one of our exclusive Color Club Wanderlust polishes in your June Birchbox, share a photo of your manicure on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using hashtag #BBWanderlust and you’ll be entered to win this entire collection. Learn more here.

We knew there was a better way to use our extra nail polish (100 bottles to be exact)! We’re loving the look, Birchbox Spain

Fun fact? You have the chance to win every single one of the Color Club shades in this picture!

If you received one of our exclusive Color Club Wanderlust polishes in your June Birchbox, share a photo of your manicure on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using hashtag #BBWanderlust and you’ll be entered to win this entire collection. Learn more here.

Your Gorgeous Color Club Wanderlust Manis (Plus, a Chance to Win 100 Nail Polishes!)

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(Photo: @kittyelody_npa

Earlier this month, we were beyond excited to announce that not only do we have a new look, we also welcomed two new countries into our global Birchbox community. (Hi Birchbox FR and ES!) To celebrate this epic news, this month all of our subscribers in the US, UK, France, and Spain received an exclusive nail polish from the Color Club Wanderlust Collection in their boxes! 

We asked you to share pictures of where and how you’re wearing your manicures using hashtag #BBWanderlust—and the response has been overwhelming. Here are just a few of our favorite #BBWanderlust manicures:

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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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Announcing: Our EXCLUSIVE Custom Nail Polish Collection

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On Tuesday, Birchbox had a B-I-G day. We unveiled a new look and feel—and logo!—and debuted Birchbox France and Birchbox Spain. But the fun doesn’t stop there. To celebrate our growing global brand, we decided to include something extra special in the June boxes. 

This month, every single subscriber in all four countries (US, UK, France, and Spain) will be receiving a custom-created shade of Color Club nail polish. And appropriately, given the travel theme, the minis in our Birchbox + Color Club Wanderlust collection take inspiration from our international headquarters. 

Each of the shades has its own story, and the first step was creating mood boards (a favorite procrastination tool) to help us determine exactly what we wanted each shade to look like. Here’s a taste of our creative process:   

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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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This Spring It’s Back to Basics: 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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The bright, eye-grabbing colors and intricate nail art that dominated the fashion runways last year have stepped aside. What’s replaced them? Minimalist-chic. In other words, pale, barely-there nails. From Marc Jacobs to Rag & Bone, the fashion scene is all about nudes and neutrals. Here’s how to get the look this spring:

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