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How To: Brew the Perfect Cup of Tea

You don’t have to be British to appreciate the soothing powers of a well-timed cup of tea. Spending a few moments to brew and enjoy a cup is one of our favorite stress-relieving tricks, and that’s especially true of Kusmi Tea Paris’ Wellness Essentials. They have varieties for boosting energy, relaxing, and even raising your sprits. If you’re a tea lover like us, watch this video to learn how to brew the perfect cup, whether you’re enjoying it by yourself or with friends. You just might be inspired to take a little tea break this afternoon. 

—Lorelei

Find more of our favorite teas in the Birchbox Shop

Get the Look: Jennifer Lawrence’s Makeup from Oscars 2013: Birchbox Intern Diaries

Jennifer Lawrence has been headed towards ‘It Girl’ status for quite a while now and her big win at the Oscars on Sunday evening solidified it.  After seeing her stunning Dior gown, paired with a romantic up-do and a subtle smoky eye, I was dying to recreate the look. 

 Watch this week’s Birchbox Intern Diaries video to see how I recreate Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar Awards makeup in just a few simple steps!

—Charisse

See who made our best-dressed list from Hollywood’s glamorous evening, here.

Watch This Video For a Special Promo Code to the Birchbox Shop!

Every year, Pantone, the International color authority, releases their Color of the Year. The color for 2013 is Emerald—a truly fetching hue that looks good on just about everyone. To show you how to incorporate this eye-catching shade into your daily routine, our editor Meredith reveals her best tips for beauty and accessories. PLUS, since we want you to be on the forefront of the trend, we’re offering a special promo code, which can be found by watching the video. Use the code at checkout when you spend $25 in the Birchbox Shop and include at least one item from our emerald category in your cart. Hurry though, this offer is only good through March 10th. 

—Lorelei

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SRSLY’s Serious Obsession with Birchbox Co-Founder Katia’s Hair

Birchbox Co-Founder Katia’s hair has been a major source of envy around our office for quite some time now. No matter the day, rain or shine, her locks are always perfectly tousled, her waves are epic, and her updos are to die for. Le sigh. We have a pretty obvious hair crush.

Watch the video above to find out all the deets on her hair routine! 

—Lorelei

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Get Glam for The Oscars with SRSLY

Fashion Week isn’t even over yet, but we’re so excited for the next big event: the Oscars! (Obviously.) Our friends from SRSLY are likewise seriously excited, with their own big plans for Academy-worthy red-carpet glamour. Watch and share the video, then let us know what your Oscar predictions are in the comments. Will Anne Hathaway take it away? Will Silver Linings Playbook sweep the awards? How many people will Seth MacFarlane offend? We want to hear from you!

—Lorelei

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Happy Valentines Day! Get Ready For Date Night (Or Girls’ Night) With Our New Video

Whether you’re sharing a romantic evening with your steady or having a girls night out, Valentine’s Day is one time you definitely want to feel great. Watch our new video for the fool-proof date night makeup routine that you can even do in a rush. PLUS, if you do have a date tonight, you might want to send your guy this video

—Lorelei

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Birchbox Intern Diaries: Meet Charisse

Welcome to our new vlog series, the Birchbox Intern Diaries!  I’m Charisse, the new Birchbox editorial intern, and I could not be more excited about our new videos. We want to show you a behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to intern for Birchbox and a peek inside our new headquarters.  Check back every Thursday for a new video and let us know in the comments if there are any specific videos you want to see!

—Charisse

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Behind-the-Scenes: Filming Drab to Fab in One City Block

Have you seen our brand new video, Drab to Fab in One City Block yet? It’s like Mission Impossible and The Matrix meets beauty tutorial—and we had sooo much fun filming it (on a freezing cold day in December). Watch the video below, tell us what you think, and THEN enter to win all the products featured in the video. Details below:

ENTER TO WIN: What are your on-the-go tips for going from #DrabToFab? Share them on Twitter with the hashtag #DrabToFab and then link to this video for a chance to win the products featured in this video! You have until Sunday 2/3 to share. We’ll choose one winner by random and notify them by Twitter Direct Message.

—Lorelei

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Keeping Our New Year’s Resolutions: Fresh-Start Skincare

For 2013, we resolved to have perfect glowing skin. To help banish breakouts and unevenness once and for all, we’re revamping our entire skincare routine with fresh products. From a double-duty cleanser to a depuffing eye gel, here are our tricks to ensuring a radiant complexion.

Need even more tips? Here’s the latest and greatest skincare advice from the Birchbox Magazine.

Attention NYCers! Want to be in a Birchbox Video? Come Meet Us in SoHo Tomorrow!

Tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, 11/29) between 1:30 and 4:00pm some of our editorial team will be camped out in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, near Crosby and Broome streets. We’ll be interviewing real life women (that means you!) about their beauty routines, the products they can’t live without, their biggest beauty regrets (sad DIY dye jobs, bright blue eyeshadow in middle school, etc.), and more.

Come hang out, meet us, and be part of a super fun video! Keep an eye on @birchbox on Twitter for any updates and tweet at us to let us know when you’re heading over.

See you mañana! 

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