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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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Birchbloggers: Dazzle This Holiday Season!

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One of our very favorite things about the holidays is all the parties we get to go to! And all these celebrations mean lots of festive outfits and glamorous accessories. From shimmery shadow to sparkling bling to our chicest shoes, the options are endless. We asked you how you plan on adding some sparkle to your looks this season, and based on your answers, we have to say: You are all so fabulous! Read below for tips from our top pick, Tesori Belle, on adding dazzle to your ensembles this season. We especially love her inspiration for her New Year’s Eve outfit!

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- Loren

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Birchbloggers: How Will You Sparkle This Season?

Here at Birchbox HQ, we’re fully immersed in the holiday season. (You can probably tell by the look of our festive Gift Guide.) Our latest sweepstakes is just as festive, revolving around two of our all-time favorite things: nail polish and diamonds!

This month we sampled étoile’s Winter In Central Park Collection, nail polish with actual diamond dust in the formula. The collection is inspired by a snow-covered Central Park, one of the prettiest symbols of the holiday season. To celebrate, we’re giving away étoile’s winter polish collection as well as a pair of 1.1 carat diamond earrings! Click here to enter now.

We also want to see your blog posts about your favorite sparkly looks for the holidays. Where will you add a little extra shine: Your makeup? Outfit? Manicure? Once you’ve entered the étoile sweepstakes, email us a link to your blog post. We’ll pick our favorites to be featured on the Birchbox Blog.

Please send all blog submissions to Birchbloggers@birchbox.com by December 12th.

—Loren

P.S. Need a hairstyle to go with your festive holiday makeup or outfit? Check out these 5 gorgeous braided hairstyles to try at your upcoming holiday parties, courtesy of our friends at Beauty High.

5 Shades You Need For the Holidays: 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.

I’ve devoured my Thanksgiving leftovers and the first Christmas tree stand of the year is up on my New York City block—which can only mean that the holidays are officially in full swing. This season, it’s all about sophisticated, sparkly colors to suit the festive occasions on your calendar. Here are my top five polish picks to keep your nails holiday-ready all season.

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Instagram of the Week: étoile’s Holiday Polishes

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!

So what if it’s not even Halloween yet? When the étoile Holiday Collection landed on our desk, we briefly forgot all about putting the finishing touches on our costumes and started planning holiday party outfits around these gorgeous shades instead. 

Which color is your favorite?

—Hallie

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Kelly Osbourne Actually Got a Manicure with that $250,000 Nail Polish

Kelly Osbourne sports her wildly expensive nails. (Photo: The Cut)

Who needs a diamond ring when you can get a…manicure? We told you about jewelry designer Azature’s $250,000 Black Diamond polish before—and now it turns out that Kelly Osbourne actually got a manicure with the insanely expensive lacquer. There’s only one bottle of the polish in the whole world, which contains 267 carats of crushed black diamond powder, and Osbourne tweeted that she felt “excited and honored” to wear it. All we can say is that we hope she doesn’t have a habit of biting her nails. 

Though we think the value of Osbourne’s manicure was pretty ridiculous, we do have to say that now we’re totally intrigued by gem dust polishes. Luckily there are a few affordable sparkly lacquer options out there that aren’t just reserved for red carpet appearances. Check out three choices after the jump! 

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