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Vote for Your Favorite Mood Board + Win Custom Polishes!

By now, we think you know the drill. But just in case, here’s the 411. We’ve teamed up with 12 of our favorite bloggers and Zoya to give you the chance to pick next season’s hottest nail polish shades. All you need to do is vote for your favorite blogger mood board and the board which gets the most votes will inspire a polish collection by Zoya! By voting you enter yourself to win the entire collection. We’re featuring two boards each day so check out Laurie and Jessica’s below and then head over to our Facebook page to vote and enter to win!

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Guest Blogger: Product Girl’s Humidity-Proof Hair Arsenal

Founded in 2005 by beauty junkie Carla Maganinho, Product Girl is an outlet for her to discuss her favorite finds. Over the years, the site has gained a loyal following — and even another staffer, Laurie Leopold. Together the blogging duo cover everything from the latest launches to their recent splurges. This week, these ladies-in-the-know are guest blogging for us about all things summer!

If you live in a humid climate (raising our hands here!), then summer is probably frenemy number one for your hair. We get that, but luckily there are so many products out there that can save you from a hair disaster. These VIPs are here for you!

Living Proof, the MIT-scientist developed line, has saved many a women plagued with frizz, and this summer they hold the key to sleek hair. We’re talking pin-straight, smooth, weightless, and humidity-proof. The secret is a proprietary new molecule in their Straight styling product. Think of it as Living proof’s healthy alternative to the Brazilian Blowout.

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is nothing short of genius. It’s like a dry shampoo meets hair spray meets styling aid. This gives you second day hair on the first day and makes actual second day hair look better than we ever thought possible. It even comes in a convenient travel-sized version for your purse.

We discovered Garnier’s Triple Nutrition Nutrient Spray last summer and it is the ultimate budget beauty VIP. It contains a blend of olive, avocado and shea oils to hydrate hair. If you spend any time at the beach in the summer, this will save you. Spritz it on your locks when you’re soaking up the rays and also after spending any time in the water.

Meet all your haircare needs by visiting our Birchbox Shop.

Guest Blogger: Product Girl’s Tips for Perfect Summer Nails

Founded in 2005 by beauty junkie Carla Maganinho, Product Girl is an outlet for her to discuss her favorite finds. Over the years, the site has gained a loyal following — and even another staffer, Laurie Leopold. Together the blogging duo cover everything from the latest launches to their recent splurges. This week, these ladies-in-the-know are guest blogging for us about all things summer!

Summer is no time to be color-shy, especially when it comes to nails. In fact, sporting something bold on your tips is the easiest way to inject a splash of color into your beauty routine. We’ve got our top picks for summer polish, as well as our favorite new tool to maintain our nail beds.

Every season, we look to celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann for nail guidance. She creates amazing colors (with the best names!) and her polishes are always of the highest quality. We plan on rotating between the coral Girls Just Want to Have Fun and deep periwinkle I Know What Boys Like all summer long.

Another color collection that has made our VIP list is Essie’s Braziliant. The namesake of the collection is a shimmery hot orange that we plan to wear on our toes pretty much every day this summer.

Add the Revlon Crazy Shine to your next Target shopping list. This VIP beauty tool is a must for nail grooming. It doesn’t strip the nail like some buffers do, rather it smoothes  and gives, well, just the craziest shine. And, you can even use it over polish to revive a dull manicure!

For a safe and effective polish remover, Zoya is our top pick - available in our Birchbox Shop.

Guest Blogger: Product Girl on Lasting Summer Makeup

Founded in 2005 by beauty junkie Carla Maganinho, Product Girl is an outlet for her to discuss her favorite finds. Over the years, the site has gained a loyal following — and even another staffer, Laurie Leopold. Together the blogging duo cover everything from the latest launches to their recent splurges. This week, these ladies-in-the-know are guest blogging for us about all things summer!

To classify as a summer Beauty VIP in our world, a product has to be somewhat ‘proof’—and that is smudge-, budge- and water-proof, or course. Our makeup has to work a little bit harder in the summer because, let’s be real, heat and humidity can wreak havoc on a polished face. We want to wear less makeup, but still look put together. These Beauty VIPs keep our makeup on lockdown all day and allow us to have a little fun with our beauty routine.

If there’s ever a time to rock color, it’s summer. We love the new Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner for a pop of color along the upper lashline. Impossibly easy to use and so vibrant, these are an A+ VIP beauty staple for us this summer.

Jouer Moisturizing Lip Glosses, with their splashes of shine and glimmer are the perfect complement to a summer face. We love that they are not sticky, and that they moisturize effectively (thanks to the addition of shea butter and jojoba seed oil). We’re partial to Rose Glisten.

Two words: bronze and highlight. Regardless of any makeup we wear, we always check these boxes. For highlighting, we’re obsessed with RMS Beauty Living Luminizer. The brand’s founder, Rose-Marie Swift, is Gisele’s makeup artist (yes, that Gisele) and this organic luminizer definitely gives us a model glow. For bronzer, we love the classic NARS Laguna. And lucky for us, it now comes in new versions just for summer—a multiple and illuminator.

Don’t forget to visit our Birchbox Shop for all your summer makeup needs!

Guest Blogger: Product Girl Reveals How To Put Your Best Face Forward

Founded in 2005 by beauty junkie Carla Maganinho, Product Girl is an outlet for her to discuss her favorite finds. Over the years, the site has gained a loyal following — and even another staffer, Laurie Leopold. Together the blogging duo cover everything from the latest launches to their recent splurges. This week, these ladies-in-the-know are guest blogging for us about all things summer!

Finding the perfect balance in summer skincare can be a challenge. Our instincts to moisturize may be inhibited because the heat can be deceiving. But really, our skin needs just as much hydration in the summer as in the winter to help prevent excess oil production and breakouts. And exfoliation is of the utmost importance to slough off any dead skin cells.

These Beauty VIPs take the guesswork out of summer skincare. They are our absolute must-haves for putting our best faces forward, despite high temps!

We live and die by the powers of our Clarisonic. Nothing cleanses better or more effectively, and at the end of a hot day, we need everything we put on our face to truly come off. We love the Mia, which comes in so many fun colors and patterns. Think of it as investment in your skin.

We dare you to find packaging more adorable than Benefit’s new B. Right line. The Refined Finish Facial Polish makes the VIP cut because not only is this exfoliator gentle, it’s also extremely effective due to the natural clay and seaweed extracts that help balance oil and hydrate. The end result? Smooth skin without that tight feeling.

By Elizabeth Dehn Face Spray is like an instant spa remedy for your skin. We promise you there’s nothing more refreshing than a mist of antioxidants that smells of citrusy spa water. Plus, we happen to adore the founder, and think it’s a brand you should get to know!

Check out even more exfoliating scrubs in our Birchbox Shop!

Guest Blogger: Beauty VIPs a Product Girl Can Count On

Founded in 2005 by beauty junkie Carla Maganinho, Product Girl is an outlet for her to discuss her favorite finds. Over the years, the site has gained a loyal following — and even another staffer, Laurie Leopold. Together the blogging duo cover everything from the latest launches to their recent splurges. This week, these ladies-in-the-know are guest blogging for us about all things summer!

At Product Girl, we’re constantly searching for stand-out beauty products. The ones that solve our skin woes, brighten up our faces, and permanently occupy space on our vanity. We call them the Beauty VIPs. With warm weather fast approaching, we’re carefully choosing the crème de la crème of summer beauty. All week, we’ll be sharing our VIPs to help beat the summer heat. Get ready for loads of SPF, bronzer, and colors galore.

First up: sun protection and sunless tanner. The yin and yang of our summer beauty world. One cannot be present without the other. We love the sun, but prefer our bronze to come from another source—one that doesn’t come with a high risk for skin cancer and wrinkles!

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads are one of those products we can’t imagine life without. For use on the face, neck, and décolletage, this tiny square sheet not only gives you a natural, believable tan it, but also has active Vitamin D and anti-aging skincare ingredients. This needs to be everyone’s VIP.

St. Tropez has corned the market on self-tanning, and for good reason—they have something for everyone. Commitment-phobes will love the Instant Wash-Off line, but we are huge fans of the Gradual Tan Everyday for face and body to build up our summer glow at a believable pace.

SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense SPF 50 is incredible. Not only does it contain Zinc Oxide—the only UV filter that spans the full UVA/B spectrum—it contains a light tint that melds to all skin tones. And it’s so lightweight that you won’t even know it’s there.

And remember the rest of your body! It’s easy to forget about SPF when you’re going about your everyday business, which is why we love Josie Maran’s Argan Sun Protection For Body SPF 30 so much. It’s scent-free and can also fill in as your body moisturizer.

For more summer must-haves, visit our Birchbox Shop.