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Color Blocking for Hair, Jennifer Lawrence Goes Brunette, and More
Say goodbye to the ombré hair trend and hello to colorblocking! Would you ever try a streak across the middle of your mane? [Glamour]
Jennifer Lawrence steps out as a brunette to film Hunger Games: Catching Fire reshoots mere hours after accepting her Oscar as a bright blonde. [UsMagazine.com]
Fashion’s Night Out is on hiatus for 2013. Sponsors of the crazed fashion evening announce their joint decision in hopes to alleviate some burden on retailers’ budgets and planning. [WWD]
Allure’s Editor-in-Chief, Linda Wells, dishes on her favorite beauty buys from across the pond. [Allure]
-Charisse
Want more on the always hilarious Jennifer Lawrence? Click through for a clip of her encounter with Jack Nicholson.
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Color Blocking for Hair, Jennifer Lawrence Goes Brunette, and More

-Charisse

Want more on the always hilarious Jennifer Lawrence? Click through for a clip of her encounter with Jack Nicholson.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Madewell + Birchbox Braid-a-Palooza at Fashion’s Night Out

It’s the start of Fashion Week, and to properly ring in the start of this season’s style extravaganza, we held a Fashion’s Night Out event in collaboration with Madewell. Lucky Madewell customers who were at the SoHo and Fifth Avenue stores in NYC and the Newbury Street store in Boston were offered September Birchboxes with any purchase of $100 or more. The fifth avenue store was bumping with energy—a kickbutt DJ rocked shoppers, while master hair technicians pulled together a variety of gorgeous plaits at the braid bar.  Here’s a peek at the vibe inside:

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It’s Here! Grab Your Birchbox + Scoop NYC Box Now!

Happy Fashion’s Night Out! We’ll be partying with the fine folks at Scoop NYC in New York and Dallas and we’re sure you have big plans too. Accordingly, we’ve put together a special box with all your night-out essentials. The best part? You can pick up right now, from the comfort of your own home (or cubicle). Our Birchbox + Scoop NYC box is filled with night-out essentials, from Nuxe’s Parisian chic multi-use oil and faux’s false lashes to Lipstick Queen’s Pop Art Lipgloss and a 25 percent off Scoop NYC gift card. Quantities are extremely limited to snag yours now!

—Mollie

While you’re hanging out in the Birchbox Shop, browse our best sellers!

New York, New York: You’ve Got Male

Once a week, Birchbox’s resident Yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will gives us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.

Unless you live under a rock, you know that tomorrow is Fashion’s Night Out. Stores are open late, retailers throw parties, and special events encourage shopping and generally get everyone pumped about fashion. Because Manhattan is the fashion capital (in the U.S. anyway), I decided to dedicate this post to two of my favorite NYC-based beauty brands.

Lipstick Queen: This company holds a special place in my heart because I worked there for two years. Founder Poppy King (who is one of the coolest ladies in the beauty biz) launched this brand in New York after creating a line of lipsticks in her hometown of Melbourne at the ripe age of 18. Her 20 years of experience has made her the go-to expert in lip color and she’s developed an array of NYC-inspired shades, including an amazing chubby lip gloss pencil called Chinatown.

Kiehl’s: Founded out of a pharmacy in the East Village in 1851, you have heard me sing the praises of this brand here before. Skincare that is effective without frills, has chic branding, and easy-to-understand messaging has made Kiehl’s super successful. Their über cool boutiques punctuate New York City and their newest location even includes a spa. One of my favorite products that I’ve been using a lot lately is their Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+.

If you are in NYC, come to the SCOOP NYC + Birchbox Fashion’s Night Out event at the SCOOP Meatpacking store (430 West 14th Street) starting at 6pm.

Birchbox’s Ultimate Guide to Fashion’s Night Out: Part 1

Without us realizing it, summer has come and gone and suddenly it’s NYFW already! The whole week will be kicked off with a bang tomorrow evening at Vogue’s 3rd Annual Fashion’s Night Out. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite FNO events in NYC — there are so many that we had to divide them into two parts! In this edition: Nails, fragrance, and more. Let us know in the comments which ones you’ll be heading out to!

For Your Nails

Who: Chanel

  • What: Grab the newest Chanel nail collection.
  • When: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Where: Chanel, 737 Madison Avenue

Who: Essie and Teen Vogue

  • What: Party with Teen Vogue and Essie and receive free manicures as well as nail advice from Essie’s celeb manicurist, Elle Gerstein.
  • When: 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Where: Bleecker Street at 11th Street

For the Fragrance Lovers

Who: ck one shock

  • What: Supermodel Lara Stone will be hanging out and signed bottles of ck one shock are sold in stores.
  • When: Starts at 6pm
  • Where: Calvin Klein Collection store at 654 Madison Avenue

For the Makeup Junkies

Who: NARS Cosmetics

  • What: Francois Nars will introduce two FNO exclusive products, Silver Odyssey along with a Guy Bourdin visual.
  • When: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Where: NARS at 413 Bleecker Street

Who: MAC Cosmetics

  • What: A performance by Beth Ditto and free makeup touchups with a MAC artist.
  • When: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Where: MAC Soho, 109 Spring Street

Who: Stila Cosmetics and Sephora Soho

  • What: Stila Pro makeup artists will be on hand for makeovers plus pick up a personalized Stila Girl Illustration.
  • When: 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
  • Where: Sephora, 555 Broadway

    Who: Jouer Cosmetics and Henri Bendel

    • What: Jouer will be offering free beauty applications and gifts
    • When: 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
    • Where: Henri Bendel, 712 5th Avenue

    While you’re there…

    Who: The Hester Street Fair and Henri Bendel

    • What: The Hester Street Fair will take over the third floor of Henri Bendel’s with 50 independent artists, designers, and specialty food vendors.
    • When: 3:00 PM-11:00 PM
    • Where: Henri Bendel, 712 5th Avenue

    For the Groupies

    Who: Kiehl’s Since 1851

    • What: Kiehl’s Karaoke Karnival with carnival food, rafflies, and a performance by AJ McLean of The Backstreet Boys
    • When: 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
    • Where: Kiehl’s Since 1851 at 109 Third Avenue

    For Hair in Need of Repair

    Who: Vince Smith Hair Experience

    • What: Free 15 minute hair consultations and styles, makeup touch-ups, and airbrush tattoos plus live music.
    • When: 6:00 PM-11:00 PM
    • Where: The Vince Smith Experience at 300 Rector Place

    Who: Redken Fifth Avenue NYC

    • What: Spend $30 or more and receive a complimentary new Redken product launching in October. Spend $50 or more to have your hair styled.
    • When: 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    • Where: Redken at 565 Fifth Avenue

    -Lorelei

    Don’t forget to check out the Scoop NYC + Birchbox event taking place tomorrow night at Scoop’s meatpacking location!

    Twitter Contest: Win a Birchbox + Scoop NYC Limited Edition Box

    Birchbox + Scoop NYC Limited Edition Box: Everything you need for a night out on the town!

    We’re T-minus two days away from Fashion’s Night Out and we’re getting pretty excited. Come rain, hail, or locusts, we’ll be partying at Scoop NYC’s block party with the Man Repeller, Zac Posen, and plenty of fashionistas. But that’s not all — on Thursday, we’ll also debut our Birchbox + Scoop NYC Limited Edition box, filled with all your FNO essentials. Think gorgeous Faux Lash falsies, Lipstick Queen lip gloss, Bliss hand cream, and more — plus a 25 percent off Scoop Gift Card.

    On Thursday, you’ll be able to get this special box during FNO at Scoop NYC’s Meatpacking District location as well as Dallas’ Highland store (free with every $150 purchase). It will also be for sale online in the Birchbox Shop. But because we love you soooo much, we’re giving you a chance to score the Birchbox + Scoop NYC Limited Edition box before anyone else. 

    Tomorrow, we’ll be giving away these limited edition boxes to three lucky winners — all you have to do is enter our Twitter contest! Here’s how it works:

    -Follow @birchbox on Twitter

    -We’ll be posting an FNO-related question throughout the day. Log on and answer the question using the hashtag #bboxFNO. 

    -At 6pm, we’ll choose three winners, each of whom will receive a Birchbox + Scoop NYC Limited Edition box.

    See you all on Twitter and at Fashion’s Night Out!

    Happy Labor Day (And Get Ready for Fashion’s Night Out!)

    Happy Labor Day! We hope you’re happily barbecuing and kicking back today because you’ve got a BIG week ahead of you. This Thursday is the third-annual Fashion’s Night Out — all across the country, designers, boutiques, and tastemakers are teaming up to throw rockstar events. We’re getting in on the fun, too. We’ve teamed up with Scoop NYC, one of our favorite boutiques, to throw events in New York and Dallas — come play and shop with us! 

    Fashion’s Night Out, Thursday, September 8th, 6pm-10pm

    New York: Come to Scoop NYC in the Meatpacking District for the most stylish block party you’ve ever seen. Hang out on the block with Zac Posen and the Man Repeller, and score a super sweet Birchbox + Scoop NYC Limited Edition box with every $150 purchase in both their Women’s and Men’s boutiques.

    Dallas: Party Texas-style at Scoop NYC’s Highland Park store. Pick up your awesome Birchbox + Scoop NYC Limited Edition Box with every $150 purchase and get your Faux Lashes (included in the box) applied so you can flirt flirt flirt the night away.

    Not in New York or Texas? Fear not — we’ll be giving you the deets on our Fashion’s Night Out Limited Edition Box soon so that you can get in on the action and buy one yourself. Check back tomorrow! 

    NARS’ Silver Lining: Nailing It

    Operations associate, Loren, has a thing for nails- and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a weekly slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related. Check back every Thursday for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.

    Last week, I gave you a look at the super-cool color that’s going to make dropping temperatures go unnoticed, and this week I’m even more excited for a hue that’s out of this world! In honor of Fashion’s Night Out, NARS has announced its Silver Odyssey Collection, available starting September 8th. The collection is just two products, a silver lacquer called Space Odyssey and a complementing metallic liner in Via Crispi. The duo is awesome when rocked together, but they are also standout shades on their own and I’m sure plenty of fashionistas will be excited to wear this extra bit of bling on the most fashionable night of the year!

    Do you know what polish you’ll be wearing for Fashion’s Night Out?

    Want some more great products to sport on FNO? Check out our Birchbox Shop.