How to Make an Organizer Out of Old Birchboxes

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Here at Birchbox, we are big fans of recycling. Not only do we separate cans from bottles and paper from plastic, we also save old Birchboxes and repurpose them as drawers! Follow the step-by-step instructions below (with pictures) to create your very own organizer, great for storing jewelry, headphones, and of course, all your fave samples. 

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5 Multitasking Products You Didn’t Know You Needed, But Will Fall In Love With

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imageMy beauty routine is all about simplicity. The less I have to do, the better—which means I need hardworking multitaskers that tackle many steps all at once. Packed with natural ingredients and anti-aging elements, these must-haves all repair damage, prevent future woes, and nourish skin and hair in quick, one-step applications. Now I definitely have time for that, and I know you’ll be reaching for them too!

1. Keratherapy Daily Smoothing Cream. Flat irons, curling irons, blowouts—I subject my hair to it all. Luckily, this lightweight cream actually functions best when you use styling tools on the regular. The amino acids in the formula are activated by the heat in your tools to help smooth out frizzy ends, while protecting and repairing damaged strands.

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The Surprising Trick You Should Use to Find Your Perfect Red Lipstick

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Jouer’s Perfect Red Collection, from left to right: Lana, Simone, Grace, Sophia, Ava. (As you can see, somebody loved Grace a lot.)

Even if I’d love to rock a gorgeous no-holds-barred bold lip everyday, the truth is that on a regular basis I love more natural looking makeup. I recently discovered Jouer, a brand that’s synonymous with crafting beautiful looks using eye-catching colors, while somehow keeping the overall feel very au naturale.

The coolest trick that I’ve learned from the brand lately? Well, for one: Everyone has a perfect red lip color that they can wear all the time (without feeling intimidated). And two: The secret to which red you should be choosing lies not in the makeup aisle, but in your closet. Jouer has created a smart system to help you identify your most flattering shade of crimson using their Perfect Red Collection as a guide. Here’s how it works:

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CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards Finalists, and a Birchbox Surprise Coming Soon

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With tons of new beauty products added to the shelves every year, it can feel a little overwhelming trying to discern great products from so-so options. How can you possibly know which cream will keep your locks in check and what red lipstick has the best staying power without buying every last one (aside from signing up for Birchbox, that is)? Luckily, Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and their 5500 beauty insiders have done the work for you.

Every year, CEW and its members review the year’s latest and greatest products in the CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards where one product in each of the 30 categories will be crowned best of the best. More than 650 products were considered for this year’s awards and now 186 finalists have moved that much closer to receiving the industry’s highest honor. The winners will be announced on May 17, so be sure to check back on the blog for a full report of the top picks from this year.

Even better news? This June, we’re teaming up with CEW to bring you two limited edition boxes featuring a selection of finalist and winning products! (One box will be filled with prestige category products while the other will have mass products). Keep an eye out for more details on those boxes coming soon. In the meantime though, here are just six of the nominated categories and their selected finalists from this year’s awards:

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Can You Handle It?: Celebrity Close-ups

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Here’s our fun Friday find: We just learned about Celebrityclose-up.com, a fascinating tumblr that gives an unadulterated, extra-personal look at Hollywood’s biggest stars. Everyone from Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, to Mila Kunis, to Ashton Kutcher, are featured in photos that give an uncomfortably close look at minute facial details. 

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Three ways to share #Ivory2IN1Power ! (And can you spot the product that will appear in the Sunkissed VoxBox in the top pic?)

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Three ways to share #Ivory2IN1Power ! (And can you spot the product that will appear in the Sunkissed VoxBox in the top pic?)




Oh my gosh this is so pretty

Oh my gosh this is so pretty

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Introducing Photos of You

Photos are memories of the people, places and moments that mean the most to us. We have always sought to give you simple and expressive ways to bring the stories behind your photos to life. Your captions and hashtags capture the “what?” and your Photo Map answers the “where?” but until today we’ve never quite been able to answer the “who?”.

Today, we’re excited to introduce Photos of You and bring you a new way to share and discover stories on Instagram. When you upload a photo to Instagram, you’re now able to add people as easily as you add hashtags. Only you can add people to your photos, so you have control over the images you share. And it doesn’t stop at people—you can add any account on Instagram, whether it’s your best friend, favorite coffee shop or even that adorable dog you follow.

There will now be a Photos of You section on your profile. When someone adds you to a photo, you’ll receive a notification and the photo will appear in your Photos of You. Want to make sure you like the photo first? No problem: you can easily adjust your settings so nothing appears on your profile until you approve it. Before your Photos of You section is visible to other people, you’ll have until May 16th to play around and get used to the feature. You can find more information about how Photos of You works and how to control your visibility at help.instagram.com.

Instagram for iOS version 3.5 is currently available for download in Apple’s App Store, and Instagram for Android version 3.5 is now available on Google Play.