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Season 3 Scandal Sneak Peek, Breath Mint Pop Rocks, And More
The premiere of Scandal’s third season airs on October 3rd. To tide you over until then, watch this new sneak peek clip. [Huffington Post]
The Isabel Marant for H&M lookbook has leaked! Take a look at all the duds here. [SheFinds]
The anti-aging movement has moved from skin to hair. Keep your locks looking young with these tips. [Q]
We were a little crushed when hunk Christopher Abbott abruptly announced that he was leaving HBO’s hit show Girls last March. Now he’s finally revealing why. [New York Times]
The newest thing to help eliminate bad breath is Pop Rocks? [xoVain]
Looking for a fall-inspired mani to try? You’ll love this textured glitter fade design. [Beauty High]
What Not To Wear's Stacy London has ditched her signature do to go ombre. [Huffington Post]
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Season 3 Scandal Sneak Peek, Breath Mint Pop Rocks, And More


Want more buzz-worthy news? Stay in the know with more of our morning must reads.

Jim Carrey And Jeff Daniels Are Back On Set, Try 50 Shades Wine, And More
Jim Carrey celebrated the release of his children’s book How Roland Rolls with Jeff Daniels while the two were on set filming the highly anticipated sequel Dumb And Dumber To. [Huffington Post]
See Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde get glam for Revlon’s Evening Opulence ad campaign. [Pretty Connected]
The author of 50 Shades of Grey announced the creation of two wine blends—a white and a red— inspired by the racy series. [SheFinds]
This hiker and adventurer has worn her wedding gown 148 times in 19 countries, all for the sake of some seriously gorgeous photos taken by her hubby. [Glamour]
It’s time to get zen at work with this guide to feng shui your desk. [Greatist]
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Jim Carrey And Jeff Daniels Are Back On Set, Try 50 Shades Wine, And More


Want more buzz-worthy news? Stay in the know with more of our morning must reads.

Happy Halloween!


Whether you’re attending a chic costume party, trick-or-treating, or staying at home to watch your favorite horror flick, we hope you have a safe and happy Halloween.

And in case you’re a last minute planner or you just really want to get in the spirit, here’s all the Halloween inspiration you’ll need: 


Check out the rest of our October content here. 

Britney Spears at the Center of a Photoshop Controversy

Is it just us or does Britney look a little…fake? (Photo:


Bright eyeliner may seem tricky, but when you pair it with some black liner you can create so many new looks!

Heidi Klum Is the Ultimate Queen of the Nile This Halloween!

Having previously dressed as a crow, an ape, and a skinless body, Heidi Klum seems to almost to be toning it down this year as Cleopatra. Almost. (Photo:

Halloween’s creeping up on us! Don’t be caught without a costume, try out one of our old school scary movie ideas!

3 Chic (and Easy!) Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween is—gasp!—not really our favorite holiday. We have a hard enough time getting dressed in the morning let alone planning out an elaborate costume. But the main issue is that we never feel all that sophisticated on October 31. It’s tricky to come up with an idea that isn’t cliche (sorry, Audrey) and is also legitimately chic. This year, however, we’ve actually planned ahead and come up with not just one, not just two, but three festive Halloween options that are truly stylish!

Do you have your outfit picked out yet? 

We have fun Halloween manicure ideas, too!

Halloween Nail Art Ideas For Every Skill Level

Almost more than any other holiday, Halloween really lends itself to innovative, totally inspired nail art. Even if you’re not normally a nail art fan, if you’re dressing up in a costume, this is the perfect opportunity to go all out and get into the nitty-gritty details like your nails—mummy bandages, meet mummy fingertips. There’s lots of great inspiration out there (just check out our Pinterest Halloween board), but we wanted to give you lacquer ideas for every skill level: easy, medium, and hard. Click through to see our tutorials on the bloody fingerprint mani, the black widow mani, and the mummified mani!

Are you painting your nails with an eye-catching design for Halloween? 

Also, if you’re still on the lookout for a Halloween costume, be sure to check out these three chic ensembles. 

Birchbloggers: Share Your Halloween Costume, Hair, or Makeup Tutorials!

Get ready to trick or treat! We can’t wait for October 31st and want you to show us your best looks. (Photo:

It’s almost Halloween and we couldn’t be more excited. What’s not to love? Sweet treats and an excuse to wear wild and crazy makeup and hairstyles—this holiday is so up our alley. 

In honor of the upcoming spookfest, we’re hosting a costume contest where you could win a $250 gift certificate to the Birchbox Shop! Enter by sharing a photo of a costume you’re particularly proud of (past or present) or by voting for a friend’s photo. Click here to enter:

We’ve seen some great photos of creative getups so far, but we want even more pictures from our Birchbloggers. We know you have awesome costume, hair, or makeup tutorials that you’ve created in honor of Halloween. Share them with us and we’ll pick our favorites to feature on the Birchbox blog! Plus, we’ll post all of the submissions to our Halloween Hair and Makeup Pinterest board.

Please send all blog posts to by Monday November 29th. 


Need some inspiration? Check out our Effie Trinket makeup tutorial!

The Newest Target Collaborator? Prabal Gurung!

Come February, you’ll be able to dress like Kate Middleton, Michelle Obama, Oprah, and Zoe Saldanafor a fraction of the price! (Photo:


While you’re waiting to get your hands on the Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura collection, feel free to take any of these popular Shu Uemura hair products for a spin! 

Blood Splatter Nail Art: Mani Monday

As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.

Halloween is less than two weeks away. Have you planned your manicure for the big night yet? If you have a bottle of red polish, an ordinary plastic straw, and 10 minutes, you can pull off these super simple bloody nails—no nail art experience necessary. They’re the perfect addition to a creepy costume, or a stand-alone way to bring some spirit to the 31st, whether you’re decked out in a costume or not. Here’s how to get the look:

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