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Birchbox December 2013: Sneak Peek!

It’s finally here! The first look at December’s holiday-tastic Birchbox. In this Sneak Peek, our co-founder Hayley and editorial director Mollie discuss the sparkly, shiny highlights from this month’s box. From a duo of pout-perfect chubby lip pencils to a multi-tasking healing balm from Jessica Alba’s natural skincare line, we’ve got you covered from head to toe. Keep in mind these are just a few of the products our subscribers will receive—we have to keep some secrets after all! 

Want to get your hands on all the featured samples in the video? Answer the question at the end of the video in the YouTube comments and you’ll automatically be entered to win. We’ll pick one winner on Dec 30 and notify them via YouTube message. To steal a line from Catching Fire, “May the odds be ever in your favor!”

—Lorelei

Join Birchbox now to secure your December box.

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Willow Palin, the middle sister of the family, has just graduated from beauty school. [The Cut]
Jessica Alba gives Equinox’s Q a peek inside her fitness and wellness routine. [Q]
Keds is branching out beyond sneaks into apparel! [SheFinds]
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5 Steps to Jessica Alba’s Braided Side Ponytail

It’s no secret that we love following celebrity beauty and fashion, whether it’s at awards shows, special events, or just on the street. When we saw the gorgeous braided side pony that Jessica Alba wore to the 2012 Environmental Media Awards popping up all over the interwebs, our DIY radar immediately kicked into high gear. This is a great style for girls with slightly longer hair, and adds a touch of unexpected flirtiness to an otherwise severe look. For this tutorial, we recruited our awesome executive assistant, Kari. Her lovely blonde hair and pretty pink highlights were perfect for recreating the look Birchbox-style! Click through to see how it’s done.

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Jessica Alba is a Last-Minute Holiday Shopper. Are You?

Jessica Alba on December 22 doing some last-minute Christmas shopping. (Photo: Zimbio)

I must admit, I did a fairly large amount of my holiday shopping yesterday and the day before. I had every intention of getting all my gifts early this Christmas and spending lots of time being thoughtful. Instead, just like years past, the holiday totally snuck up on me amidst a frenetic work schedule.

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