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July 27, 2018

Take a stroll down 9 years of memories

By: Tiana Regan
Last week, we announced that we’ll soon be saying goodbye to Bundle Monster and hello to Maniology. Many of the comments we received have been heartfelt, encouraging, and empowering; however, there were a few exchanges of sadness.  We understand! 

July 18, 2018
Say hello to Maniology

Maniology is Born!  Bundle Monster is Rebranding

By: BMC Team
When Ren and Carol Wu co-founded Bundle Monster back in 2009, it began as a company selling electronic accessories such as e-reader cases, stickers, and other awesome deals in bundles (hence the name Bundle Monster!)

July 2, 2018

4 Fresh Manicure Ideas for 4th of July

By: Tiana
4th of July is marked as a patriotic day of celebration for Americans as the day 13 U.S. colonies declared independence from the British empire.  Fast forward to present times, each family celebrates this day of rest and remembrance with their own traditions and favorite American pastimes.
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June 19, 2018
Meet Miriam - The Artist Behind @xnailsbymiri

Behind the Plate: Nails by Miri

By: Miriam + BMC Team
Our newest member to the Collaborator Collection is Miriam, the artist and creator behind the Instagram account, @xnailsbymiri
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June 14, 2018
Shibori Tie-Dye Nails

Shibori Tie Dye: Learn How to Create this Japanese Inspired Nail Design

By: Katie Andelman + BMC Team
Aizome is a famous Japanese indigo tie-dye fabric that uses folding techniques to create intentional patterns. We were so inspired by these beautiful patterns that we couldn't resist doing a manicure!
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June 6, 2018

Behind the Plate:  Black Queen Nails Design

By: Ana + BMC Team
We sat down with Ana (aka @blackqueennailsdesign) to learn more about her creative process and how she finds her inspiration. 
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June 1, 2018

What Stamp is it Anyway?! |  Episode 4 - Mini Dual Ended Stamper

By: Katie Andelman
You know what they say; big things come in small packages!  Our Mini Dual Ended Stamper is perfect for those of us who like to keep things short. 
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May 30, 2018

Find Your Creative

By: Tiana Regan
Recently, me and some office mates were chit-chatting about our high school experiences, the friends we hung out with, cliques that surrounded our schools and the different personalities those people embodied while we were growing up.
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May 23, 2018

3 Inspirational Instagrammers You Should be Following

By: Tiana Regan
Inspiration can come from anywhere. We’re all connected, no matter the location, through the lovely world of social media. Artists and creators from all over are able to chronicle their experiences and stories to help spark new ideas and help inspire new creations for nail art.
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May 22, 2018

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2018: What's Your Creative Expression?

By: Kara Crail
We absolutely love nail art! It’s our heart and soul, but here at BMC, we appreciate all forms of creative expression. With this in mind, we visited Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2018, a yearly street art festival in Kaka’ako, Hawaii, to ask some women on the street how they creatively express themselves, and we were blown away by the answers.
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May 18, 2018
What Stamp is it Anyway - Episode 2: Monocle Stamper

What Stamp is it Anyway!?  |  Episode 3 - Monocle Stamper

By: Katie Andelman
Our monocle stamper packs a punch. Crystal clear pick up, perfect placement, easy reverse stamping, plus more room to work! Stamp multiple fingers in seconds, pick up your favorite full nail designs, or use it for awesome selfie purposes.
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May 16, 2018

We've Had an Attitude Adjustment

By: Kara Crail & BMC Team
Over the past few months, some of us gals at BMC have been focusing on acts of self-love, self-care, and self-acceptance through our Do You campaign, and boy, has it been rough! Doubt and fear comes naturally when we’re constantly being distracted by face-morphing Snapchat filters and equating “likes” to love, but with each passing moment, we have another opportunity to slay negativity and kick it in the freaking butt. 
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May 3, 2018

Need Nail Inspo? We've Got You Covered!

By: Kara Crail
Today, we’re graced with the convenience to swipe and flick through centuries of music, but when was the last time you took a moment to appreciate an album’s cover art? With Record Store Day just behind us, I’ve compiled just a few reasons you should be soaking up some art inspiration from your favorite album covers.
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April 24, 2018

@DevTheNailJunkie's Top 3 Badass Nail Artists You Need to Know About

By: Devon Nurre
When most people think of nail art, they think of french manicures with light pink nail beds, but it extends so much farther than that. Out of all the talented nail artists in the world, a badass nail artist sets themselves apart from the rest as nail superheroes! They break all the nail tech stereotypes and use their super skills to contribute to the nail community in their own unique way; that’s why you need to know about them RIGHT NOW!
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April 20, 2018

What Stamp is it Anyway? | Episode 2 - Dual Ended Clear Stamper

By: Katie Andelman
Take the guess work out of stamping.  Enjoy perfect placement, easy layering, reverse stamping, and more with the clear dual-ended stamper.
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April 12, 2018

Reuse + Recycle: DIY Personalize an Old Tee to Match your Festival Nails

By: Katie Andelman
Festival season has begun.  Whether you're planning to spend your nights dancing in the desert or enjoying a simple night out with friends, this easy DIY look will spice up any old shirt and keep your look fresh and creative!
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April 11, 2018

BMC's "Can't Miss" Artist List of Coachella 2018

By: Kara Crail & The BMC Team
Coachella 2018 is gonna be HUGE, and if you’re one of the lucky few who has managed to snag passes for the infamous desert oasis, you’re in for the time of your life! This year’s Coachella festival continues to expand beyond music and art, creating an experience that’s in line with the So Cal lifestyle: full service pop-up restaurants, all-inclusive resort-style tents, boutique shops, specialty craft cocktails, hair salons, yoga classes, and even phone-charging seesaws. 
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April 5, 2018

Reuse + Recycle:  DIY Nail Polish Using Eyeshadow Makeup

By Katie Andelman, Neilnorman Laroya and Jennifer Brabo
From clothes to nails, sometimes you just get tired of all your same old looks. Instead of breaking out your wallet, why not create something that's all your own...
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April 4, 2018

3 Tips for Inspiring Creativity When You're Feeling Uninspired

By Tiana

I’ll be honest, in the days leading to this article’s due date, I just wasn’t feeling it. It’s been one of those moments where you instantly go from pumped to pooped.  I’ve been feeling like Ali Wong in her Baby Cobra comedy special—“I don’t want to lean in, I just want to lie down!”... 

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March 30, 2018

The Women Who Inspire BMC

By Kara Crail & The BMC Team

Women are natural creators. We have the power to transform nothing into something and to find meaning within the void. (I’m sure my BF totally agrees based off of our totally ridiculous in-depth arguments about seemingly pointless things.) We birth beginnings. We create change. We inspirit ideas. We lead lives! That is crazy! Seriously, just take a moment to think about how insane that is. I mean, we’re basically super human...

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March 29, 2018

Midweek Mixer

By Kara Crail

It’s Wednesday. Congrats! You’ve made it halfway through the week. You woke up. You put clothes on. You dragged yourself to work. That deserves a moment of celebration in itself, but as we groove through our last week of Women’s Month, we’d like to hold our glasses extra high to all the amazing ladies who have our backs. Break out the bendy straws and red cups!

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March 26, 2018

4 Feminine Product Companies You Probably Didn’t Know About

By Tiana Akana-Regan
Menstruals. Period. Aunt Flo. On the rag. That time of the month.  Y’all know where I’m heading with this. Periods have been women’s burden to bear since women have been women.  It’s the subject not talked about--continuing the stigma of taboo topics to keep off the table. NO MORE! Our lady bits need love and care, and who better to give it than you? 
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March 22, 2018

The Empowerment Dance Party for Every Girl and Her Mama

By Kara Crail
Don’t lie. You’ve danced with yourself in the mirror. We saw you standing there, hair flipping, and gettin’ down in your pantaloons. It’s totally cool. We’ve done it, too! Sometimes, we just can’t help ourselves; some songs inspire us to feel pumped up, powerful, and sexy.
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March 22, 2018

What Stamp is it Anyway? | Episode 1 - Pencil Stamper

By Jennifer Brabo, Neil Norman Laroya, Kara Crail
What stamp is it anyway is a fun and energetic show where we explore with you the best stamper to pick up your favorite nail stamping designs! In this episode your host, Jen will be showing you the Pencil Stamper
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March 15, 2018
Meet Ke'ala from Hakus & Honis

BMC Stories | Making of a Haku Lei

By Neil Norman Laroya
"A haku is worn across your head, so it's bringing focus to your face or bringing focus to the person you're celebrating."
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March 12, 2018
Advice to a Younger Me

Advice to a Younger Me

By Kara Crail
Ah yes, 18-years-old. Staying out until 4AM, surviving off $1 chicken sandwiches, sun-tanning like a pig on a spit, and basically making every desperate effort to mask our actual identities just for a single glance.
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March 9, 2018

10 Ways to Do You!

By Tiana Akana-Regan
It’s 3:30pm. You kiss your hubby, embracing him with sweet “I love you’s” as he disappears out the door to his evening job. You know you won’t see or hear him quietly tip-toe into bed tonight. Click! The door locks behind you. The house is silent. 
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March 5, 2018

Do You: Self Hatred Ends Here

By Kara Crail
Art By: Nicole Zaridze
Why are we so mean to ourselves? Seriously. If I had a dollar for every time I thought about how much I don’t like my own face, I would have enough money to buy a new face. We all spend way too much time hating our own reflections and shaming our own bodies for being too fat, too skinny, too pale, too brown...
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March 2, 2018
We're Kicking Off Women's Month! 
By Kara Crail
In honor of Women’s History Month throughout March and International Women’s Day on March 8th, we’re kicking off an entire month of articles honoring and celebrating females everywhere.
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