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.
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:
If you saw the recent news that we’ve moved into a new office—complete with bright walls and loads of couches—you could probably tell we’re big fans of colorful environments. So it felt only natural that we interview one of our favorite designers and a huge proponent of color, Jonathan Adler, for an article this month about increasing your energy with the five senses. His advice for staying energized? “Surround yourself with the stuff you love. And when in doubt, add wallpaper. Color, pattern, fun: what’s not to love?”
“My favorite colors are the turquoise blue of the sea and the sky, the fluffy white of the occasional cloud, and the blazing orange of the sun. If I could live in a world of turquoise and orange only, I’d be very happy.”
Find more easy-to-follow advice on how to increase your energy with color, scent and more by clicking here.
Be sure to check out all of our January articles for even more tips and tricks.
Nicki Minaj performing “Freedom” at last night’s American Music Awards. (Photo: washingtonpost.com)
While the American Music Awards don’t have the same pomp and circumstance as the Grammy’s, the show is still a favorite to watch since it’s essentially one epic concert filled with the best songs and performers from the last year. Last night’s 40th Anniversary edition was no exception, with rocking sets by everyone from Carrie Underwood and Usher to Nicki Minaj and K-pop star Psy (with a special guest). For your entertainment, the five performances from last night that we’re playing on repeat this morning:
Notable Quotables is a weekly series featuring a great quote. Whether it’s the founder of a beloved beauty brand, an eccentric makeup artist making headlines, or even a super-stylish celebrity, our favorite tastemakers always have something worth sharing.
Of all the beauty ad campaigns celebrities can book, CoverGirl is one of the pinnacles. CoverGirls are an exclusive group of models and actresses, and being chosen to represent the brand is a real sign that you’ve “made it.” Now, singer Pink joins the ranks of spokeswomen that include Taylor Swift, Sofia Vergara, Ellen DeGeneres, and Dania Ramirez. Pink spoke with WWD about the ad campaign, which will launch in November:
“Joining a group of women who have always inspired me — to laugh out loud, let my guard down or play around with my beauty look — is such an honor.”
On Friday, we asked bloggers and vloggers to send us posts about their favorite red and pink styles for Valentine’s Day! We were wowed by all the polishes, pouts, and chic outfits. We’ve picked a few of our favorites to share below. Don’t forget to check back here this Friday for the next opportunity to have your blog featured here!
Love is in the air, y’all. Valentine’s Day is next week, so it’s time to dust off the hot pinks you’ve had in hibernation all winter and get your nail art on… read more on Anna’s blog!
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s no surprise that red and pink are showing up on lips, hair, and eyes. Naturally, we want to see how you are wearing reds and pinks this season. Send us blog posts and videos of your favorite red and pink beauty and fashion looks. On Monday we’ll pick our favorites to feature on the blog! Looking for some red-spiration? Check out our Love is In the Air Pinterest board!
For a chance to have your blog or video featured on Monday send links to email@example.com!
Low on red and pink? Shop our Valentine’s Day gift guide.
More fun polish news for February! (Aside from the Hunger Games collection, which we are waiting for with bated breath.) The ladies at Glamour are reporting that Laura Mercier will soon release an all new line of shades for this season—the first full range of colors in a number of years. While Mercier has had a few one-off shades here and there, like the glittery dark purple Twilight, this is the first entire set that she’s released in a while.
We know we usually keep the contents of your Birchboxes a secret, but we had to bend the rules this month. All our members will be receiving an exciting, Birchbox-exclusive sample in their December Birchboxes. Yes, you read right: Exclusive. We worked with Jouer to create a custom lip gloss in — what else? — hot hot pink. You’ll all be receiving a sample of Birchbox Pink Lip Gloss very soon but if you want a sneak peek, click through!
When I came across this image, it caught my eye immediately. I have a thing for mixing colors that belong to the same family, so I love the combo of hot pink and salmon. Beyond the expert palette mixing, I can’t resist the extras: the retro keyhole-style sunglasses and messy topknot. And who doesn’t appreciate swipe of bubblegum-bright lipstick? Here’s how you can get this look yourself: