My daughter Heather’s @whimsicalmonsters cat Call #tortoiseshell #torti #tortitude

My daughter Heather’s @whimsicalmonsters cat Call #tortoiseshell #torti #tortitude


One of my most favorite ever! July #Birchbox #ruffian #ambrosia #BeautyProtector #benefit #posiebalm #RealChemistry #naobay

One of my most favorite ever! July #Birchbox #ruffian #ambrosia #BeautyProtector #benefit #posiebalm #RealChemistry #naobay


They’d never been lovers, of course, not in the physical sense. But they’d been lovers as most of us manage, loving through expressions and gestures and the palm set softly upon the bruise at the necessary moment. Lovers by inclination rather than by lust. Lovers, that is, by love.
Out of Oz, Gregory Maguire (via pureblyss)

(via pureblyss)


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?)