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A ’90s Makeup Staple Makes a Comeback, Takashi Murakami for Shu Uemura, and More
More good news for millenials post *NSYNC—one of your fave drugstore brands, Jane, is back on shelves this month. [Huffington Post]
Japanese artist Takashi Murakami (whose Louis Vuitton collab lead to some very original purses) is joining forces with Shu Uemura on a holiday collection. [WWD]
Green juice has been such a big trend lately it’s hard to keep up with all the news. Here’s a handy guide to help you find blends near you. [Well+Good NYC]
Facebook has joined the nail polish game. We bet you can already guess what color their “social butterfly” hue is. [Mashable]
Four haircuts that really show off your curly-hair. [Real Simple]
Dry damaged strands got you down? Here’s a pre-shampoo remedy that has our UK editor raving. [Birchbox UK]
—Candice
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A ’90s Makeup Staple Makes a Comeback, Takashi Murakami for Shu Uemura, and More

—Candice

Feeling a little out of the loop? Catch up on all the buzziest news here.

Watch Tina and Amy (Ahem, We Mean the Golden Globes) with Us Tonight!

At Birchbox HQ, we spend a lot of time discussing all the celebs we *know* would be our BFFs if they could only meet us. I mean, come on—we are so fun! While the list of our make-believe star friends is long (we’ve got everyone from Michelle Obama to Rachel Roy on there) the two always at the top are Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. We can’t get enough of these wickedly smart, funny, beautiful women. Naturally, we are pretty psyched about watching the duo lead the Golden Globes tonight. We’ll be chattering about the looks we love (and don’t love so much) on Twitter so make sure you’re following @birchbox!

Plus, this award season we’re trying something new! At 6:30pm EST, when the red carpet coverage begins, we’ll launch a Facebook poll where you can nominate and vote for your favorite looks of the night. Then Monday morning we’ll share a tutorial here on the blog to help you get the look using products you can find in the Birchbox Shop

See you tonight!

—Rachel

Make sure you are following us on Facebook and Twitter so you don’t miss out on any of Amy, Tina, and red carpet fun.

Could You Live Without Your Smartphone?

Remember life before these little devices were in everyone’s hands? 

A few months ago, I did what no other self-respecting twenty-something NYC blogger would do voluntarily: I took myself off Twitter. And Instagram. And Facebook. My decision to kill off my online avatars was driven by one simple reason: I realized I was spending more time checking my social media feeds than actually hanging out with my friends. The first post-account-deletion days were tough—suddenly, fiddling with my iPhone was a lot less fun. After a while, though, the urge to hit the refresh button died down. I started making more dinner plans and feeling less distracted. Now I’m contemplating making a New Year’s Resolution to impose even more limits on how I use my iPhone: I want to go completely phone-less at least one day a week.

Apparently I’m not alone. As The New York Times reports, there’s a growing movement organized around unplugging from your smartphone, if only for the duration of a happy hour. 

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Wishing the Original Emoticon a Happy 30th Birthday!

Thirty years ago, the original emoticon was born, forever changing the way people communicate online. (Photo: theatlantic.com)

—Hallie

Catching up on the news? Find out everything you need to know with our morning must reads.

Join us for a Facebook Chat with Suki!

Long before natural skincare went mainstream, Suki Kramer was whipping up healthy skin savers in her own kitchen. Now she’s the founder of one of our favorite skincare lines, which has products to help you with everything from eczema and dermatitis to cystic acne and rosacea. There’s truly something for everyone. 

We’re so excited to announce that today we’ll be chatting live on Facebook with Suki! This is your chance to ask everything you ever wanted to know about her natural approach, your biggest skincare concerns, or a product that you’ve tried!

To join the chat vist our Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/Birchbox-Monthly) today (7/19) at 3pm EST. We’ll have posted this blog article to the page and chatting in the comments below that image. One lucky chatter will win a full-size Suki Exfoliate Cleanser and Correct Coverage Concealer, so be sure to join us and ask questions!

—Rachel

Learn more about the Suki products we’ll be chatting about by visiting the Birchbox Shop!

Where Facebook and High-End Beauty Intersect

YSL’s latest release proves the power of social media. Photo: SheFinds

In what was either the greatest marketing ploy of all time or a bizarre tribute to Mark Zuckerburg, YSL has introduced a palette of Facebook-inspired eyeshadows for devoted online fans. Not exactly what we were expecting from the luxe brand, but we’ll definitely take it!

The gold compact features classic, versatile shades: a shimmery charcoal, a chalky black, and champagney silver. The standout? A deep cerulean inspired by the social network’s trademark blue.

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Facebook’s Board Gets Its First Female Director

Trailblazer Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO. (Photo: forbes.com)

-Caroline

To find other women who inspire us, check out our Birchbox Crush series.

Get A Head Start This Mother’s Day! Spend $50+ On Mom and Get 50 Bonus Points!

No matter how much we love our moms (and thats A LOT) we often wait until the last minute to get her something fabulous for Mother’s Day. Birchbox to the rescue! Today we’re giving 50 Bonus Birchbox Points when you shop our Mother’s Day Gift Guide! All you have to do is 'Like' us on Facebook and we’ll share a promo code! If you’re already a fan, just click here to get the code

Place your full-size product orders by May 7th to guarantee delivery by Mother’s Day!

3 Ways to Win 100 Teen Vogue Birchboxes!

In March, many of our subscribers opted in to receive a special Teen Vogue Birchbox, filled with items picked by the magazine’s beauty editor, Eva Chen. Our members were psyched to try party-ready products like Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel and Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment. Now we’re giving you a chance to snag one of these blockbuster boxes. For our Birchbox + Teen Vogue Giveaway, we’ve got 100 boxes up for grabs and you have three ways to enter to win:

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Win $180 worth of Oscar Blandi Products!

Photo: pinterest.com/birchbox/hair

Whether you spent Valentine’s Day with your beau or your girls we know one thing’s for sure: you made sure you looked good! And if you’re like us when we’re loving our look, you took pictures. Oscar Blandi is giving away $180 of haircare products to one lucky winner, and all you have to do is post a photo of your V-Day hairstyle on their Facebook page. Hurry up and post by clicking here and enter to win because the content ends on Friday!  

Rachel

Need some hair inspiration for your next big night out? Check out our Hair Board on Pinterest to browse styles, and then grab some Oscar Blandi Hair Lift or Oscar Blandi Salon Glaze to finish your look.