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Trend Alert: 4 Fall Looks for Your Nails
Dolling up your nails is one of the easiest ways to rock this season’s hottest trends: It’s easy, it’s cheap, and it doesn’t require a commitment if you don’t like it!Anna Norman, our nail expert go-to, suggests trying out moody tones, matte blacks, gilded tips, and color-blocked patterns for trendy tips this season. Click here to get the looks for yourself and find the perfect polishes for the job.
—Ashley
Get more fall nail inspiration from our amazing team of Birchbloggers.

Trend Alert: 4 Fall Looks for Your Nails

Dolling up your nails is one of the easiest ways to rock this season’s hottest trends: It’s easy, it’s cheap, and it doesn’t require a commitment if you don’t like it!

Anna Norman, our nail expert go-to, suggests trying out moody tones, matte blacks, gilded tips, and color-blocked patterns for trendy tips this season. Click here to get the looks for yourself and find the perfect polishes for the job.

—Ashley

Get more fall nail inspiration from our amazing team of Birchbloggers.

How to Throw the Ultimate Arm Party

Goodbye flowery pinks and bright neons! After several seasons of bolder-than-Miley-at-the-VMAs hues and extreme nail art, I’m embracing modern-looking and demure lacquerers this fall. My personal favorite? Floss Gloss’s carmel-hued polish Tanlines

As a diehard SPF fanatic, I avoid tanlines at all cost, but this is one sun-inspired trend I can get behind. I love that the color is sophisticated enough rock in a buttoned-up office, yet hip enough to showoff at a after-hours indie concert. 

Plus, the camel-colored shade pairs perfectly with all my favorite accessories. Right now, I’m throwing a decadent arm party (as you can see from the photos above) and I invited my dearest friends: BRIKA Leather Wrap Bracelet by Sewsephine, Sashi Sam BraceletrumbaTIME Orchard Gem, and Shashi Lilu Bracelet

What’s your favorite polish and accessory pairing? 

—Ally

Craving more polish options? Here are four fall 2013 looks we’re loving right now.

3 Supercool Ways To Update Your Mani For Fall

We’re head over heels for Ruffian, the NYC-based clothing brand that recently launched into beauty—exclusively with Birchbox. We love thee polishes so much, we even asked the Birchbloggers, our hand-picked community of bloggers, to share their own Ruffian Manicure tutorials. Here are some of our favorite looks: 

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Blogger BRAVENEZZ used Hedge Fund from the crowdsourced collection to make her wild animal print accent nails. 

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There’s a Trick You MUST Know Before Wearing Dark and/or Glitter Nail Polish This Fall

Glamour is one of our all-time favorite glossies and when it launched Glam Belleza Latina, a magazine dedicated to celebrating the beauty and style of Latinas, we were instant fans. Inside their latest issue is a feature on our very own cofounder Katia and her top beauty picks. Enter our sweepstakes here and you could win all of Katia’s must-haves—each prize is worth more than $125! And don’t forget to check out Glam Belleza Latina’s exclusive shop on birchbox.com—it’s full of their editors’ fave beauty finds!

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If you’re a regular reader of Glamour, you already know our definitive trick for removing glitter and dark nail polish in one swipe. But sometimes you don’t have the patience to mess around with a bunch of cotton balls and baby hair elastics—and that’s when this new, even speedier trick will come in handy.

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Stars and Stripes: 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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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!

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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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Armani Debuts a Polish Collection, Warby Parker to Open a Store, And More
Hot on the heels of mega brands like Victoria’s Secret and Burberry, Giorgio Armani is the latest fashion label to announce a polish collection. [The Style Insider]
Shoulder-length updo ideas courtesy of the beautiful Julianne Hough. [BellaSugar]
Warby Parker to open its first brick and mortar store in NYC, a venture backed by J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler. [Fashionista]
Janet Jackson secretly married a billionaire businessman—over a year ago! [The Daily Beast]
Spice up your wardrobe this spring by embracing the patterned pant trend. [Shoptiques]
—Charisse
Make your TV time count by adding in these three multi-tasking activities, while catching up on your favorite shows.
(Photo: Style.com)

Armani Debuts a Polish Collection, Warby Parker to Open a Store, And More

—Charisse

Make your TV time count by adding in these three multi-tasking activities, while catching up on your favorite shows.

(Photo: Style.com)

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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This Morning’s Fun: Manicures in the Birchbox Office!

We’re busy ladies and as much as we love all things nail-related, we can’t always find the time to go get a manicure. Manicube understands the woes of working women, which is why they set up shop, literally, in offices and offer 15-minute manicures for $15. What’s more, $1 from every manicure goes to help fund microloans for women in the developing world (they partner with non-profit Kiva), so you can beautify and give back at the same time. To set up a convenient manicure sesh in your office, visit manicube.com and fill out a contact form. 

-Meredith

Want polish ideas that are appropriate for the office? Here are six ideas for a conservative work place