EXCLUSIVE to Birchbox: The Ruffian Nail Lacquer Collection
A few months ago, we told you that we were working with Ruffian, one of our fave NYC-based fashion brands, on their very first line of nail lacquers. Today, we’re thrilled to announce that the entire collection is now available for purchase exclusively in the Birchbox Shop.
Every single Birchbox subscriber will be getting one of the polishes from the Crowdsourced Collection—a trio of polishes that were voted on by our Facebook fans—in their September box. The hues are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. There’s Delirium, a saturated metallic purple; Fox Hunt, an eye-catching orange with a touch of shimmer; and Hedge Fund, a sophisticated olive foil with a hint of gold.
There’s also the Classics Collection, a set of three timeless hues. In no particular order, there’s Ruffian Red, a high-gloss cherry; Naked, a creamy neutral beige; and Ciré Noir, a smoky black with a sleek finish.
Learn more about what makes these lacquers so special straight from the designers themselves in our video interview with them at their studio. And once you’ve fallen in love with these spectacular colors, nab them here.
Friday Funday: 4 Ice Cream-Inspired Manis
Stop everything: did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month (aka the best month ever!?) We’re happily supporting this frozen treat initiative by eating the confection everyday. And since we’ve got ice cream on the brain all the time, we’re keeping the cravings at bay just a tiny bit with this delicious looking roundup of ice cream nail art:
Self-Scoop Cone by Lulu’s
These scoops and cones are cool graphics on their own, but summer magic happens when you get to put them together.
Ice Cream Sundaes by Kayla Shevonne
We’re transporting ourselves to a retro ice cream parlor with these striped pastel nails. Plop a cherry or some sprinkles on top and you’re good go!
Chocolate Drips by College Fashion
Sweeten up your look with a drizzle of chocolate syrup. Be as creative as you want. We’re loving the strawberry syrup statement nail.
Mint Chocolate Chip by This is Bisque
Despite its name, the star of this mani is the waffle cone. Feel free to try other ice cream colors. After all, any flavor can match with a delicious base.
Which manicure is your favorite? Would you try any of these?
Ice cream nails aside, would you try a nail ring?
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
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!
As much as we love eye-catching nail art, we’re kind of loving this refreshing new take on jazzing up our digits from Chanel’s recent couture show in Paris.
Long, round nails were polished with a clear coat and then adorned with jeweled gunmetal and white-gold bands right around the nail bed (think knuckle rings but on top of your nail instead). From runway pictures at the show, the edgy look goes perfectly with the post-apocolyptic theme—but we can see how it wouldn’t be an easy everyday look to rock.
Would you be willing to try out this nail ring trend or do you think it’s strictly couture?
Speaking of trends, do you remember rocking the double bun hairstyle?
(Photo: © Dean Pictures/Corbis)
You know the lyrics: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” But George Gershwin never had to keep his hair frizz-free or his makeup from melting off his face (er, at least we don’t think he did).
Out to make this the best summer yet, we scoured our backlog of beauty know-how and came up with 77 hot tips to help you keep your cool all season long, from a polish trend that’s making a B.I.G. splash to a winter makeup look that’s equally chic as the thermometer inches up higher and higher. Follow @birchbox on Twitter and check out the hashtag #Hot77 from now till Labor Day for your guide to summertime beauty at its easiest.
Fake a fresh-from-the-beach glow with these handy and natural-looking (we swear!) tanning towelettes.
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: