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Summer Weekend Style: Guest Blogger

We’re always on the lookout for fun fashion finds. To help us get inspired, we love Wantering, a search engine for the sartorially savvy (a.k.a. it’s your new shopping best friend). We’ve asked the trendsetters behind the site to share some of their styling know-how for the summer season. Here’s what they had to say about looking casual-cool on your off-duty days. 

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Hello heat wave! No matter what activities you have planned for your remaining summer weekends, we’ve got styling suggestions for you! 

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Special Ops Spring Mani Fever: Nailing It

Logistics 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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Hello, spring! The mood-lifting effects of longer days and warmer weather have put a bounce in everyone’s step here at Birchbox HQ. The skirts are flowing, the shoulders are bare, and the polishes are vibrant—which of course means that our Operations Team (@BirchboxOps), a.k.a. Special Ops, has started rocking the bright mani trend. Here are a few of the springtime lacquer looks that have made a star appearance in the office:

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Just a Pop of Color: Mood Board

Our creative team is pretty, well, creative and they come across beautiful imagery all the time. Why not share the inspiration? Keep an eye out each Friday for their Mood Board, a collection of images they’re loving.

1. SprinklesofBliss.com 2. TheGlitterGuide.tumblr.com 3. AnthologyMag.com 4. Pinterest.com/elinayudilevich 5. PlentyofColour.com

Nothing makes us happier than an unexpected pop of color. Choose brights for your walls, nails, and even for your chocolate—it adds a perfect punch to everything!

We’re obsessed with these neon nails, ear buds, and pouches in the Birchbox Shop. They’re the perfect way to experiment with brights!

How to Get Oscar de la Renta’s Neon Streaked Hair

Photos: glamour.com

Neons are “it” color for summer, and they’ve even made their way into the resort 2013 runway shows. Earlier this week, models at Oscar de la Renta strutted down the catwalk showing off a single neon streak woven into chic updos. How’s that for a touch of ’90s punk in an Upper East Side ‘do?

It’s a pretty awesome, gutsy look—and because Birchbox staffers have their finger on the beating pulse of beauty, of course our senior manager of e-commerce, Kelly-Marie, has already been sporting the look for weeks. We asked her for the low-down deets on what you should know if you want to get streaky, and she gave us her top four tips:

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Zebra Stripes Tutorial: 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.

As some of you may already know, I’m Birchbox’s resident raver and this weekend I’ll be attending the Electric Dasiy Carnival here in NYC. A few months ago, I sported a neon zebra mani that was all the rage at Ultra and I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a tutorial on how to get these awesome nails. I know this look definitely isn’t for everyone, but it is something you can tone down depending on what colors you use. 

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3 Different Ways to Wear Neon Nail Polish

In case you haven’t heard, neon is the biggest trend for spring—and it extends way beyond clothing. In fact, our favorite way to wear these flamboyant shades is on our nails, and no one does neon shades better than Color Club. From shocking violet to in-your-face magenta to electric blue, every color feels fun and fresh. 

But we totally get that a loud-and-proud manicure isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. For those of you who are skeptics or first-timers to the world of conversation-starting nails, we have three suggestion for toning these poptastic hues down: 

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Birchbox Takes Over BaubleBar’s Buried Bauble!

Things we love: treasure hunts (just this morning we found an emergency Kit Kat in our desk drawer) and amazing jewelry deals. Naturally, we l-o-v-e BaubleBar’s Buried Bauble promotion. Here’s how you play:

Every Friday, at 11am EST, BaubleBar marks down a couple of their fabulous jewelry pieces to $10. Serious deal, right? To help you find the pieces, which are all themed, BaubleBar emails you a clue. The catch is that you have to be on their special Buried Bauble email list: sign up here.

You’ll definitely want to get on board this Friday because Birchbox is taking over the Buried Bauble! We chose four of their must-have neon pieces and styled them with some of our fave spring makeup products. We’re also including a sweet offer in all the Buried Bauble orders…don’t miss out!

While you’re waiting, check out the newly added neon polishes in the Birchbox Shop.