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6 Nail Polishes for a Conservative Work Place: Guest Blogger

We’re devoted fans of all things polish in the Birchbox offices, so of course Gina Galullo’s nail polish blog, Prim and Polished, caught our eye. A lawyer-by-day and a lacquer connoisseur-by-night, Galullo posts thoughtful reviews of new shades along with colorful swatches, so even novice polish-wearers have an insider’s guide to the prettiest hues. This week, she shares the products she can’t live without, plus the work-appropriate shades you can even rock in your cubicle.

I’m an attorney and while my office isn’t ultra conservative, court is—so I always try to dial it down when I know I’ll be there. Here are six nail polishes that I think work well in conservative situations, and all of them have awesome formulas.

1. Essie’s Topless & Barefoot: a pink, nude crème perfect for a day at work.

2. Butter London’s Yummy Mummy: a mauvey taupe with a very subtle silver shimmer.

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My Skincare Essentials: Guest Blogger

We’re devoted fans of all things polish in the Birchbox offices, so of course Gina Galullo’s nail polish blog, Prim and Polished, caught our eye. A lawyer-by-day and a lacquer connoisseur-by-night, Galullo posts thoughtful reviews of new shades along with colorful swatches, so even novice polish-wearers have an insider’s guide to the prettiest hues. This week, she shares the products she can’t live without, plus the work-appropriate shades you can even rock in your cubicle.

Pictured Left to Right: Skin MD Natural Sheilding Lotion, Carmex Healing Lotion and True Blue Spa Shea Cashmere Hand Cream.

Keeping with the theme of yesterday’s post, I’d like to show you some of my skincare essentials. Using lots of acetone polish removers can cause skin to dry out, so here are three hand lotions that I love which I use to keep my hands soft:

Skin MD Natural Shielding Lotion is an amazing product. I discovered it when I first started blogging in 2009 and have used it religiously ever since. It has a texture unlike any other lotion I have ever used. Ingredients include aloe and dimethicone, which allows the lotion to sink into my skin leaving it moisturized, but not the least bit greasy. Plus it’s unscented and doesn’t irritate my skin. While this option is expensive and I go through it quickly, I can’t live without it.

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My Go-To Nail Products: Guest Blogger

We’re devoted fans of all things polish in the Birchbox offices, so of course Gina Galullo’s nail polish blog, Prim and Polished, caught our eye. A lawyer-by-day and a lacquer connoisseur-by-night, Galullo posts thoughtful reviews of new shades along with colorful swatches, so even novice polish-wearers have an insider’s guide to the prettiest hues. This week, she shares the products she can’t live without, plus the work-appropriate shades you can even rock in your cubicle.

Products from left to right: Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat, CND Stickey Anchoring Base Coat, CND Solar Oil and Dr. Dobb’s Cuticle & Nail Salve.

As a nail polish blogger, I mostly show my readers new colors and products. I seem to forget to go back to basics sometimes, so I’d like to share some tried and true ones that I always keep in my rotation for the perfect manicure.

Topcoat: My go to is Seche Vite—nothing else performs as well, and it changed my life when I discovered it a few years ago. It used to go to bed after painting my nails, only to wake up to sheet indents because they never dried. Seche Vite dries nails in minutes, so I can give myself a manicure anytime and know it won’t get destroyed.

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