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How to Make Your Clothes Look Expensive, Amanda Seyfried’s Dog Tricks, and More
Amanda Seyfried’s Australian shepherd dog performed an impressive trick on the Late Show with David Letterman. [Glamour]
We honestly didn’t see this coming: Simon Cowell is going to be a father. [People]
Calling all shameless selfie-takers: Next Model UK is scouting for talent through #selfie submissions. [Fashionista]
On a budget? No problem; use these tricks to make your clothes look more expensive. [Huffington Post]
Here’s the 411 on kefir, a body-healing cousin of yogurt that has impressive health benefits. [Greatist]
Some of YouTube’s biggest beauty gurus spill their top beauty secrets. [Refinery 29]
—Geraldine
For a midweek breather, relax with a tall glass of homemade white sangria.

How to Make Your Clothes Look Expensive, Amanda Seyfried’s Dog Tricks, and More

—Geraldine

For a midweek breather, relax with a tall glass of homemade white sangria.

How to Get Amanda Seyfried’s Purple Smoky Eye Featuring Celebrity Makeup Artist Ana Marie
Birchbox staffers fell head over heels in love with Amanda Seyfried’s makeup at this weekend’s Oscars Award show. It’s romantic, it’s dramatic, and we can’t stop staring. Earlier this month we were also wowed by the purple-blue jewel tone eyes on the models at Jason Wu and Thakoon’s shows at New York Fashion Week. Inspired by the models on the runway, we enlisted celebrity makeup artist Ana Marie to give us a step-by-step tutorial on a more wearable version of the jewel tone eye using Lancôme products. 
Watch below for the tutorial, which just happens to look like a slightly more dramatic version of Amanda Seyfried’s eye look at Sunday’s show! 

—Charisse
Check out the products used in this video in the Birchbox shop, for a limited time only.
(Photo: Getty Images)

How to Get Amanda Seyfried’s Purple Smoky Eye Featuring Celebrity Makeup Artist Ana Marie

Birchbox staffers fell head over heels in love with Amanda Seyfried’s makeup at this weekend’s Oscars Award show. It’s romantic, it’s dramatic, and we can’t stop staring. Earlier this month we were also wowed by the purple-blue jewel tone eyes on the models at Jason Wu and Thakoon’s shows at New York Fashion Week. Inspired by the models on the runway, we enlisted celebrity makeup artist Ana Marie to give us a step-by-step tutorial on a more wearable version of the jewel tone eye using Lancôme products.

Watch below for the tutorial, which just happens to look like a slightly more dramatic version of Amanda Seyfried’s eye look at Sunday’s show! 

—Charisse

Check out the products used in this video in the Birchbox shop, for a limited time only.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Top 5 Beauty Looks at the 2013 Oscars

Last night’s Oscars held little surprises for the awards (Argo won the big one, and Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis each took home best actor statuettes) or the beauty looks. Hollywood waves were in (go figure) as was fresh-faced makeup. There were a few standouts, however— including a dramatic look that we’ll be wearing asap. Keep reading for our favorites.

  • Giuliana Rancic: The E! News host caused a minor stir when she turned up without her signature tresses. We approve of her short ‘do, which is very reminiscent of Karlie Kloss’ chop a few months ago. Learn more about the new bob in our guide, plus tips on styling it.
  • Jennifer Hudson: Not only does J—Hud look quite svelte and fabulous, but she turned out two stunning looks: first on the red carpet in an ultraglam navy number and then in her Dreamgirls number. We especially loved her lovely flat iron curls and bangs during her performance of “I’m Not Going.” Find out how to perfect these waves yourself with this video tutorial

Photo: Getty Images (Giuliana Rancic, Amanda Seyfried, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Hudson); Wire Image (Reese Witherspoon)

We were wow-ed by more than just the beauty looks last night. Take a look at our picks for best dressed

Top 7 Best Dressed at the 2013 Oscars

This year’s Oscars have been a parade of surprises—and not in the way you’d think. From minimal color to minimal volume to minimal jewelry, the red carpet was ruled by neutrals and bare shoulders. While there were certainly a few over-the-top gowns, the fashions erred more on the side of demure femininity. Here are our top six favorite looks—and we want to hear yours too!

  • Jennifer Lawrence in Dior: We’re not ranking our picks, but if we had to vote for best dressed it would go hands down to the Silver Linings Playbook star. The pale pink, delightfully poofy gown set off her pale complexion perfectly. And can we talk about the delicate jewels draped down her back? Amazing. 
  • Naomi Watts in Armani: This memorable sparkler definitely has the coolest neckline we’ve seen in a while. We’re thrilled that Watts wore her hair up to show off the dress’ geometric lines. 
  • Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture: This fitted white peplum stunner highlights every single one of the actress’ features, especially her supershort haircut. You are a vision, Charlize. 
  • Amanda Seyfried in Alexander McQueen: Halters are hard to pull off but the Les Misérables star looked radiant in her beaded number. 
  • Jessica Chastain in Armani Prive: Redheads take note: Nude is definitely your color. Our jaws dropped when we saw the Zero Dark Thirty star hit the red carpet. Chastain’s retro waves and red lipstick made her look like the epitome of Hollywood glamour. 
  • Amy Adams in Oscar de la Renta: Uhhhh. Princess gowns at the Oscars are amazing. Princess gowns made by Oscar de la Renta are even better. This powder blue frock is beyond dreamy.
  • Jennifer Hudson Roberto Cavalli Couture: Sleeves, baby!The singer stunned in form-fitting navy blue, proving that you can be sexy and covered up at the same time.

—Meredith

For more Oscars fun, check out our Pinterest board with all of the evening’s looks

Les Misérables Trailer: Beauty Breakdown

I’m a huge Les Mis fan. I have been ever since I was a kid. I’ve seen the musical three times, which is why I was so excited when the trailer for the new movie finally came out in full force yesterday. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne, and Amanda Seyfried all appear in the trailer as part of the blockbuster cast. Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen will also make appearances in the flick, pretty much guaranteeing that it’s going to be an amazing movie. Since I have to wait until Christmas for the film’s release, I had to do an in depth analysis of what to expect by digging into the nitty gritty of the style and looks from the trailer. Herewith, my assessment and predictions for the looks of Les Misérables. (Beware: mini-spoilers ahead!)

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