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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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Help Us Decide the Ruffian Polish Colors You’ll Get in Your Birchbox!

For a quick pick-me-up, it’s hard to beat a festive new polish (we know you agree—we see all your mani Instagrams!). This fall, we’re taking things one step further by teaming up with NY-based fashion brand Ruffian on their very first collection of nail laquers.

The Ruffian team has created five stellar hues that they’re stoked about—Delirium, Fox Hunt, Lady Alabaster, Hedge Fund, and Venus in Fur—but we need your help deciding which three will actually be bottled. Come fall, we’ll be sampling the winning shades to all our customers and also selling the trio as a limited-edition set.

Since they’re all pretty gorgeous, we thought you might need a little help narrowing the field. We asked Ruffian’s founders, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, to tell us the inspiration behind each shade. Once you pick a favorite, head to our Facebook page and cast your vote. By voting, you’ll also be entered to win a trio of the final laquers

  • DELIRIUM: The voluptuous blue and purple velvety petals of the African Violet inspired the Delirium of this color.
  • FOX HUNT: Inspired by the thoroughbred beauty of the red fox; Fox Hunt’s savage richness will make everyday upper crust.
  • LADY ALABASTER: Soft, tender and strong; Lady Alabaster emerges from the quarry solid as stone.
  • HEDGE FUND: Nothing is more inspiring than the color of money, and Hedge Fund is impossible to counterfeit.
  • VENUS IN FUR: Her beauty is rock solid, yet as soft as mink. Venus in Fur will channel every girl’s inner Greek goddess.

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Be sure to check out our behind the scenes tour of the Ruffian office! 

The Ops Team’s V-Day Manis: 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 Thursday for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.

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Operations Manager, Emily, is wearing OPI My Vampire is Buff

Happy Valentine’s Day Birchboxers! Whether you love celebrating the holiday in all its pink glory or prefer to let the bouquets and conversation hearts pass quietly into the night, there’s no better way to make your day brighter than by giving yourself a little love—especially on your digits! 

The Operations Team has been sporting some great nail art and polish shades that perfect for V-day lately. Heading to a fancy dinner or just making dinner at home with your beau? We’ve got you covered! Here are a few lacquers and ideas for some inspiration:

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Birchbox Ops Hearts tenoverten Polish: 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 regularly for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.

Crystal is wearing Tenoverten Elizabeth.

This week, the Operations Team has been obsessed with Tennoverten Nail Polish. The lacquer line, created by the chic New York salon of the same name, includes some of our favorite colors to play with for fall, like eye-catching berry and dark-hued taupe. Take a peek after the jump to see how the Ops ladies are rocking these pretty polishes: 

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Eva Chen’s Foolproof At-Home Mani Tip

Teen Vogue beauty editor Eva Chen stopped by the Birchbox office yesterday, and in between talking travel (she’s constantly bopping around the world) and social media (you must follow her on Twitter and Tumblr), she also gave us a foolproof at-home mani tip:

Foundations first! Chen says it’s all about the base coat. She likes OPI Chip Skip, which is like a second version of acetone that dehydrates your nail (sounds scary but it’s not!) before you apply your base coat. You can also try Orly Bonder, which is a rubberized base coat that sticks to the lacquer. 

Now comes the hard part: What color polish? We’re feeling blue — in a good way!