As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.
There’s no better time than a holiday to go all out on your nails, and the Fourth of July is no exception. The simple color scheme plus the iconic stars, stripes, and sparkles that go along with the day translate so well into nail art. I just couldn’t resist. Here’s what I’ll be wearing on Wednesday:
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.
The first day of summer is quickly approaching (June 20th) and this is my favorite time of year. Spring and its rain showers have begun to fade, but the sweltering summer heat hasn’t set in yet—which means it’s not too cold for maxi skirts (my favorites) and not too hot for a sweater!
One polish that I’ll be wearing to celebrate this in-between period is RGB Vellum. The light blonde, buttery shade is perfect for any wardrobe changes you’ll be doing between seasons. As predicted, it’s one of the most prominent shades in fashion at the moment and is the perfect complement to a fun outfit, especially if you’re following the neon and neutral trend.
Top: Woven Sandal in Blush, $88, maraisusa.com; Color Club Polish in Peace Out Purple, $8, birchbox.com. Bottom: Espadrille Wedge in Denim, $110, maraisusa.com; Zoya Polish in Sooki, $8, birchbox.com
Top: Oxford Espadrille in Navy, $125, maraisusa.com; RGB Polish in Dove, $16, birchbox.com. Bottom: T-Bar Wedge in Clay, $160, maraisusa.com; Deborah Lippmann Polish in Naked, $16, birchbox.com.
I am really picky about shoes. Like hyper picky. In my opinion, someone can be wearing a super-cute outfit and if their shoes aren’t that great, it ruins the whole thing. Not to mention, I believe you can easily distinguish between the trendy and the truly stylish by their footwear.