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Reading List: 5 Things to Try This Jan (There’s Still Time!), Exposing Pore Myths, and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything in the Birchbox Magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top posts that we don’t want you to miss.

1. 5 Things to Try: January’s not over yet, so take a look at what Birchbox editor Lorelei is testing out this month.

2. Why It Pays to Understand Your Pores: Important for guys and gals alike, this exploration into the myth of pores opening and closing from Birchbox Man is a game-changer.

3. Fun in France: Not only do our France editors get to live in Paris, but they seem to be having the best time. Check out their teaser video for Feb!

4. 5 Delicious Recipes to Keep You Warm: Check out these suggestions from our Birchbox Test Kitchen! From hot cocoa to veggie stew, you’re sure to find something to warm your up!

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Holiday Party Style, DIY Decorating Tips, and More

1. Get Crafy!: In this video, Birchbox staffer Charlie shows us three awesome holiday decorations that you can make at home. Pass the glitter!

2. How To Tie a Bow Tie: This cute little video from Birchbox Man totally demystifies the intimidating prospect of trying a real-deal bow tie. Easier than we thought!

3. Holiday Party Style: Finally! The Birchbox holiday celebration is tonight, and three lucky staffers will don adorable dresses courtesy of Rebecca Taylor. See how they styled their dresses, and pick up a few tips for your own office party!

4. Awards Season Begins: This week, we were totally psyched to see so many of our favorite ladies nominated for Golden Globes. From J. Law to Kerry Washington, we can barely wait to see what beauty looks they sport on the red carpet.

5. Natural Shimmer: Meanwhile across the pond, staffers at Birchbox UK tested out some seriously shimmery eyeshadows. See how they got the understatedly chic look!

—Maura

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