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How To: The Updated Holiday Updo

You’d think that after several years as a beauty editor, I would be a pro at trying out new hairstyles. The truth is, I tend to stick with a handful of standby styles. But now that the holidays are in full swing, I have plenty of opportunities (read: P-A-R-T-I-E-S) to expand my horizons. Next on my list to try: This elegant updo as demonstrated by our equally elegant staffer, Lorelei. 

Great for medium to long hair, this look is perfectly polished without being the least bit severe. It’s the sort of ‘do that instantly dresses you up—I can see myself rocking it both in the evenings with a cocktail dress or during the day with a skirt and heels. I’m also newly into adding sparkly adornments to hair (very ’90s of me, I know). But seriously, when done in moderation, I love a bit of festive flair. Lo’s pretty pin works especially well towards the back of the head, but I’m also fond of these smaller sparklers from L.Erikson that are delicate enough to frame your face.

What holiday hairstyles will you be trying? 

—Meredith

To shop all the products in the video, visit our InStyle Holiday Shop. 

A Thanksgiving-Worthy Makeup Look in Ten Minutes or Less

If we know our members (and we think we do), you’re probably feeling a teensy bit stressed about tomorrow’s big holiday, especially if you’re hosting. Lest you think that we’ve left you in the lurch in the looking cute department, we’re sharing this holiday-ready makeup look from our Editorial Director Mollie, and InStyle’s Beauty Director Kahlana Barfield. 

A sheer bronze eye is just the right amount of shine, and we swear you can do this look in between basting the turkey (or, in my case, tofurkey) and setting the table. Let us know how it goes and have a fabulous Thanksgiving! 

—Lorelei

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Have You Seen Our Holiday Beauty Series with InStyle Magazine Yet?

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We’re thrilled to announce we’ve partnered with the beauty gurus of InStyle Magazine to help you shape up your beauty routine for the Holidays! Watch our exclusive video tutorials with InStyle Editors, plus shop all the products you need to pull off the look in the InStyle Editors’ Shop. We’ve got a holiday makeup look you can pull off in ten minutes or less, a chic and grown-up bun updo, and tips for relaxing amid all the craziness. Watch the tutorials below and then find all the InStyle picks in the Birchbox Shop.

How To: Elegant Holiday Updo

How To: Holiday Party Makeup in 10 Minutes or Less

How To: Create an Indulgent DIY Spa Experience

—Lorelei

Shop all the InStyle beauty picks in the Birchbox Shop.

ABC’s Revenge Gets A Perfume

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The Birchbox staff loves Revenge. From the amazing clothes to the plot twists, it’s an office-wide obsession. Even though we always tune in, we never saw this coming: The show has just launched its own perfume called Double Infinity. (For those who aren’t fanatics, the fragrance’s name is a reference to a symbol that has significant meaning within the storyline.)

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New Celeb Nail Polish Line, JLo’s Yellow Lipstick, and More
Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer star, David Boreanaz, launches a nail polish line with his wife. [InStyle]
Jennifer Lopez was spotted wearing yellow lipstick while shooting her new music video. Perhaps this is the start of a new summer trend? [Glamour]
Benefit’s newest Color Collection, on sale now, was inspired by the art deco era in the brand’s hometown of San Fran. [SheFinds]
Turkish Airlines has banned its female flight attendants from wearing red lipstick or nail polish and from having platinum blonde hair. [Into the Gloss]
H&M has gotten a lot of attention recently by using a plus-size model in their new swimsuit ads. [Greatist]
Teach your man a thing or two about how to go sockless this summer. [Birchbox Man]
—Charisse

Learn how to get big hair in three easy steps according to guest blogger, Christina, from Hair Romance.
 
(Photo: Todd Williamson/Invision For Chrome Girl/AP)

New Celeb Nail Polish Line, JLo’s Yellow Lipstick, and More

—Charisse

(Photo: Todd Williamson/Invision For Chrome Girl/AP)
Chanel Introduces Two Never Before Seen Polish Shades, A BB Cream Tea, And More
Chanel’s summer polish collection, L’ete Papillion Polish Trio, features two iridescent pigments that are exclusive to their polishes. [She Finds]
Drink up! Kusmi Tea has created a beverage BB cream to detoxify the impurities on your face. [Style.com]
Birchbox UK sits down with LA based artist Deedee Cheriel to find out about her latest exhibition in London. [Birchbox UK]
Fashionista held a blind BB cream test to find their favorite regardless of packaging. Find out which three came out on top. [Fashionista]
See behind-the-scenes footage from Emily Blunt’s cover shoot for the May 2013 issue of InStyle—including the gorgeous clothes and makeup she wore. [InStyle]
—Charisse
Get prom ready with these 10 updo ideas that are sure to give some major hair-envy.
 
(Photo: Chanel)

Chanel Introduces Two Never Before Seen Polish Shades, A BB Cream Tea, And More

—Charisse

 
(Photo: Chanel)
Beyonce’s Life Is But a Dream Premieres, Time Inc. Reportedly Selling off InStyle, and More
Beyonce stuns the red carpet once again at the premiere of her directorial debut, Life is But A Dream. [NY Daily News]
Trouble on the magazine front—Time Inc. is reportedly selling off InStyle and other major publications. [New York Times, Media Decoder]
Kate Upton is leading the way for curvier women in modeling campaigns. [Shoptiques]
Ever have an “I have nothing to wear!” kind of day? Yep, us too. Here are nine items to complete any look. [Huffington Post]
Refinery 29’s beauty director reveals her top two products from Urban Decay for a natural, flawless finish. [Refinery29]
From seashell pinks to aqua eyes, we’re loving this spring’s bold and bright makeup trends. [Allure.com]
—Charisse
Look forward to spring with beachy waves courtesy of celebrity stylist Mitch Stone’s Desert Island Hair Kit.
(Photo: Larry Busacca for Getty Images)

Beyonce’s Life Is But a Dream Premieres, Time Inc. Reportedly Selling off InStyle, and More

—Charisse

Look forward to spring with beachy waves courtesy of celebrity stylist Mitch Stone’s Desert Island Hair Kit.

(Photo: Larry Busacca for Getty Images)

Kate Spade Designed a Royal Handbag Named Pippa, Beauty Bloggers Storm Fashion Week, and More
Kate Spade has designed a Pippa Middleton-inspired handbag We’re fans of the classic style. [InStyle]
Why beauty bloggers are an increasingly frequent (and welcome) sight at NYFW. [New York Times]
Justin Timberlake follows in the footsteps of Marc Jacobs. Our favorite boy band graduate is the new creative director for Bud Light Platinum. [E! Online]
Prabal Gurung celebrates his new Target collection with a carnival (complete with carousel!). Pretty Connected has a first look. [Pretty Connected]
We’re buttoning our coats and lacing our boots: Come rain, snow or Nemo, NYFW will go on. [WWD]
It’s safe to say we’re a bit singleminded: click through for all the best in beauty at NYFW 2013. [Birchbox]
-Charisse
Birchbox arrives in style for London Fashion Week! Check out our hot pink cabs!
(Photo: Noisey)

Kate Spade Designed a Royal Handbag Named Pippa, Beauty Bloggers Storm Fashion Week, and More

-Charisse

Birchbox arrives in style for London Fashion Week! Check out our hot pink cabs!

(Photo: Noisey)

The Coolest New App, Barney’s Warehouse Now Online, and More
Point, shoot, and create GIFs! Here’s why we love the new social media app, Vine. [Wired.com]
We’ve never braved the actual Barney’s Warehouse sale—and now we don’t have to! Barney’s launches a Warehouse Sale website.  [Refinery29]
Bon Appétit does Valentine’s Day with food, friends, and photos, featuring our very own, Mollie Chen. [Bon Appétit]
The latest collab between Banana Republic and hit show Mad Men will debut in April. [InStyle]
We love Olivia Palermo and we love Oscar de la Renta, so naturally we were pretty thrilled when we heard that the stylish socialite will be the face of the designer’s new collection for the Outnet. [The Cut]
Allison Williams of Girls has landed her first beauty campaign as the spokesperson for Simple Skincare. [BellaSugar]
-Charisse
We know you’ll be obsessed with Vine too. Join and follow Birchbox now! (Video: Birchbox on Vine)

The Coolest New App, Barney’s Warehouse Now Online, and More

-Charisse

We know you’ll be obsessed with Vine too. Join and follow Birchbox now! (Video: Birchbox on Vine)

BB Cream for Hair Is Now a Thing, Nail Polish Sales in 2012 Total $768 Million, and More
There’s now BB cream for your hair! KeratinPerfect has created the first beauty balm to smooth your strands. [InStyle]
Nail polish sales soared in 2012, with women spending $768 million on lacquer for their fingers and toes. [Fashionista]
Handbag designer Coach steps into new territory with plans to launch a ready-to-wear collection. [Elite Daily]
Catch up on the best in beauty at the Spring Haute Couture shows. [Beauty High]
Need a new lip color for spring? Choose your best shade using this ultimate lipstick chart. [Cupcakes and Cashmere]
—Charisse
Keep your best year going with this healthy Birchbox pink smoothie recipe.

BB Cream for Hair Is Now a Thing, Nail Polish Sales in 2012 Total $768 Million, and More

—Charisse

Keep your best year going with this healthy Birchbox pink smoothie recipe.