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.
Do you want fool-proof marble nails in just a few minutes? Get thee to the kitchen, because that roll of plastic wrap is about to become your new best friend. This mani is hard to mess up, and you probably have everything you need on hand so you can try it today!
After a brief hiatus due to rapid sell-out, our Gorgeous On the Go Limited Edition Box is finally back in the Birchbox Shop, and we couldn’t wait to share the news.
The special edition box is here to ease your summer beauty woes—shininess, frizz, a need for serious SPF—and fit into your fast-paced lifestyle. Everything inside is sized for jet-setting, and each product has been hand-picked to help give you a 360-degree beauty upgrade. From nail polish to blotting sheets, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s a peek at what you’ll find inside:
Grab it now in the Birchbox Shop!
If your nuptials are coming soon, don’t miss our Here Comes the Bride Box.
This week’s guest blogger, Vida Lee, hits close to home for us—literally! She’s a beauty guru based in our hometown: New York City. Aside from being a product addict, she’s also a medical school student (whoa!) who makes time on the side for her pretty blog, P.S. It’s Vida. Over the next few days, the smarty savant will be sharing her greatest tips and tricks for staying prepped and primed for summer.
I hate that feeling when you look down at your feet and realize your pedicure color doesn’t go all that well with the sandals you have on. Since I like combos that coordinate, here are a few suggestions:
This weekend marks the official start of summer, which means that Birchboxers have plans to kick back, rest up, and hopefully bask in some serious sunshine. We asked several of our staffers where they’re headed (stay-cations sound as enticing as traveling) and the must-have product they’re bringing along. Here’s what relationship manager Deepica had to say.
I’m so excited for my stay-cation in the city this Memorial Day weekend. I’m ready to hang out in Central Park and do my nails with my favorite summer shades, the Zoya Blogger Collection. I also plan to do some shopping, visit a few museums, and treat myself to a personal spa day with my Borghese Fango Delicato mud mask (major hydration for dry skin).
Aside from a mask, another great treat for the skin is a good scrub.
We gave Glitter, She Wrote blogger Anna Norman one of our new Zoya Blogger Collections and told her to let her nail art imagination go wild. We love what she came up with—stripey happiness!
Zoya Kate, Coraline, and Belle are such fun, on-trend colors for the season. Jelly nail polish like these shades are somewhat sheer, but build to bright, saturated colors in a few coats. Click through to see how I got this look.
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 week for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.
There’s been a lot of buzz around the Zoya Birchblogger Collection and with such delicious shades, who can’t help but fall in love with them? This trio of jellies each works fantastic on its own, but they’re also great layering, color blocking, and doing all kinds of cool nail art. I got inspired the other day and thought I try the ultimate Birchbox manicure. Click through for details!
As you may have noticed, we’re very excited about our just-launched Zoya Blogger Collection. For a little background on the collection, click here and check it out in the Birchbox Shop. We’re also giving you the chance to win a set for yourself! Enter by writing a blog post featuring your current favorite manicure (simple, nail art, color-blocked—anything is fair game).
Make sure to email your posts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday night and we’ll publish the three winning posts here on the Birchbox Blog on Monday! Those three bloggers will each win the custom collection!
Need some inspiration? Check out our Zoya Blogger Collection Pinterest Board!
Affordable fashion and beauty blog EleventhGorgeous is always a source of inspiration for us (living in NYC, we’re on a serious budget!). But we especially like that the site is run by a dynamic sister duo, Tracy and Stefanie Barton. The stylish siblings created a custom color for our Birchbox Blogger set—check out how they plan to wear the shade all season long below.
Right now, we are loving color and lots of it! Just recently, we started color blocking our nail polish and the combinations are endless. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to pairing shades. That’s why we’re especially excited about the Birchbox Blogger nail polish set that we helped to create. The colors all look great together as well as on their own. Our favorite way to wear this trend using these bright shades is to apply Coraline to three nails, apply Kate to two nails, and then a sheer layer of Belle as a topcoat.
Have you ever tried the color blocking trend on your nails?
Buy the limited edition polish set here!
We were thrilled when one of our favorite bloggers, Kate of The Small Things, decided to create a mood board earlier this spring and enter our Zoya Custom Polish Sweepstakes. As soon as the voting started, it was clear that her gorgeous grapefruit shade was a fan fave. Now you snag this on-trend shade for yourself—grab the limited edition collection from our Shop! Here’s how Kate wears her new hue.
I am so excited about the Kate nail polish by Zoya! It matches my mood board (below) perfectly and is a great color for spring and summer.
I love to wear my favorite scarf with this nail color because they compliment each other so well.