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Makeup to Wear For Girls Night Out, The Secret to Gorgeous Curls and More: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news you need to read this weekend.

  • Get Ready For Date Night (or Girls Night Out) in 20 Minutes or LessIt’s the weekend! Woo, Woo! After hopefully sleeping 12 hours tonight, we’ll be ready for a night out tomorrow—whether that means a date or party time with the girls. Watch our easy night-out makeup recommendations in this fun video before you go anywhere. 

  • Beauty Taboos to Break Right Now: Warmer temperatures always inspire us to change up our looks—and break some rules. Here are three beauty taboos we’re throwing out the window this weekend.

  • My 3-Step Regimen to Gorgeous Curls: Calm the frizz and bring on the pretty waves! Find out the products that this Birchbox staffer is using to score defined, super soft curls.

  • 6 Easy Upgrades For Your Home: These Birchbox Man tricks for sprucing up your space are foolproof ways to revamp your décor in a few easy steps.

  • We Found Our Son in the Subway: This heartwarming story of a couple who found their son in a New York City subway had us misty-eyed at our desks.

Looking for something fun to try this month? Here’s our Ultimate Guide to March.

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)

Michelle Obama is Loyal to Jason Wu, Rachel Zoe Opens Up A Hair Salon, and More
The first lady stays true to her favorite designer, Jason Wu, for her State of the Union gown. [FabSugar]
Watch out, Dry bar. Rachel Zoe’s DreamDry opens today in NYC. We predict plenty of gossip in those chairs. [New York Times]
Who doesn’t love HBO’s Girls? Incoco launches a collection of nail appliqúes, featuring four different designs for each inspiring lady. [SheFinds]
Learn how to make life-size conversation hearts for your loved one this Valentine’s Day. [P.S.-I Made This]
Keira Knightley is banned from the screen in the UK on account of being too provocative for children’s television in her new Chanel Coco Mademoiselle commercial. [Huffington Post]
Who What Wear masters the art of perfect waterline liner with the help of makeup artist Julie Harris. [Who What Wear]
-Charisse
Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day to any of these four pretty beauty palettes.
(Photo: Getty Images)

Michelle Obama is Loyal to Jason Wu, Rachel Zoe Opens Up A Hair Salon, and More

-Charisse

Treat yourself this Valentine’s Day to any of these four pretty beauty palettes.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Rihanna Stuns at the Grammys, Beyonce Strikes Again on the Cover of Vogue, and More
Rihanna stole this year’s Grammy awards in a staggering red Azzedine Alaia gown. Click through for more red carpet worthy looks from the evening. [Her Campus]
Queen Bey stuns on the March 2013 issue of Vogue, opening up about her pregnancy with baby Blue Ivy. [Vogue]
Watch what it’s like to be a beauty blogger at fashion week.  Emily Weiss, founder of Into the Gloss, gives the New York Times an inside look. [New York Times]
With so many comfortably chic hoodies available, you no longer have to wait until the weekend to wear a sweatshirt. [Glo]
There’s something for everyone in this fitness-friendly Valentine’s Day gift guide. [Q]
Nemo might make us dress in layers, but Fashion Week attendees are still breaking out the stilettos.  Click through for some of the best footwear of NYFW 2013. [Refinery29]
-Charisse
Learn how to fight off extra calories with these snack replacements, chosen by our very own foodie fiend, Mollie Chen.
(Photo: Getty Images)

Rihanna Stuns at the Grammys, Beyonce Strikes Again on the Cover of Vogue, and More

-Charisse

Learn how to fight off extra calories with these snack replacements, chosen by our very own foodie fiend, Mollie Chen.

(Photo: Getty Images)

Zooey Deschanel’s Beauty Routine, Get the Jason Wu Cat Eye, and More
Find out how Zooey Deschanel gets her adorkable look. Who What Wear has her beauty routine. [Who What Wear]
Turns out we’re not the only ones addicted to Dannijo’s envy-inducing Instagram feed. NYT shows how the powerhouse duo sells their brand (and lots of bibs) through social media. [New York Times]
Jason Wu and Lancome charm editors with a bold matte cat eye. Find out how to recreate it at home. [Beauty High]
Going to the gym together is now considered a date? Couples workouts go beyond just Valentine’s Day. [Well + Good NYC]
Paper by Fifty Three artists capture NYFW 2013 in stunningly evocative sketches. No filter necessary. [WWD on Paper]
-Charisse
Be sure to follow us on Instagram for exclusive Birchbox photos and up-to-date beauty news.
(Photo: Jeff Vespa)

Zooey Deschanel’s Beauty Routine, Get the Jason Wu Cat Eye, and More

-Charisse

Be sure to follow us on Instagram for exclusive Birchbox photos and up-to-date beauty news.

(Photo: Jeff Vespa)

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 New York Times’ Oscar Gown Tribute, Elizabeth and James To Launch Handbags, and More
The New York Times creates an interactive photo archive of Oscar gowns over the last 15 years. Consider us mesmerized. [New York Times]
Lauren Conrad’s stealth trick to make sure her bright lipstick doesn’t stick to her glass. [LaurenConrad.com]
More proof that the Olsen twins are bent on fashion world domination: Their Elizabeth and James line is set to launch its first collection of handbags this July. [SheFinds]
Which hair colors can make you look younger? [Glo]
Save money on your morning cup of Joe with these thrifty tips. [Her Campus]
11 stylish sweatshirts that are so cute, you might not want to actually work out in them.  [Well + Good NYC]
-Charisse
Learn how to use the Benefit Fine One One makeup stick to get bright cheeks and coral lips.
(Photo: New York Times)

The New York Times’ Oscar Gown Tribute, Elizabeth and James To Launch Handbags, and More

-Charisse

Learn how to use the Benefit Fine One One makeup stick to get bright cheeks and coral lips.

(Photo: New York Times)

The First Victoria’s Secret Polish Collection, Prince Releases New Single, and More
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Victoria’s Secret releases it’s first full collection of nail polish. [Refinery29]
It’s been a while, but pop legend Prince has just released a new single. [Huffington Post]
There are a lot of mixed reactions to the news that the Pentagon is lifting ban on women serving in combat. [New York Times]
Shhh…E! Fashion Police star Kelly Osbourne is secretly engaged to Matthew Mosshart! [Glamour]
Taylor Swift may be young, but she’s already created a song for every type of breakup drama.  [Seventeen]
We are swooning: Mad Men and the handsome Don Draper are set to return in April for the show’s sixth season. [New York Times]
From Brigitte Bardot to Blake Lively, a look back at the best celebrity long hairstyles of all time. [Shine]
-Charisse

In a rush? Check out these five amazing tips to fix your hair fast.

The First Victoria’s Secret Polish Collection, Prince Releases New Single, and More

-Charisse
The Origin of Falsies, Lady Gaga’s Inaugural Nod, and More
Who doesn’t love luscious fringe? A look back at the history of false lashes. [New York Times]
White House staffers are in for a real treat tomorrow night. Not only are Katy Perry and Beyonce set to perform at the Inaugural Ball, but it has just been confirmed that Lady Gaga will also be singing. [Yahoo]
Katie Holmes is making a name for herself in the beauty world: The actress has been confirmed as the new spokeswoman and co-owner of Alterna. [Beauty High]
Can this at-home microdermabrasion gadget be the answer to getting flawless skin? [Refinery29]
Setting the standard for spring’s “It” polish colors, Chanel just released its new seasonal trio of lacquers, Precieux Printemps. [SheFinds]
Jennnifer Aniston has been tapped as the new face—and body!—of Aveeno. [Pretty Connected]
The very honest Kelly Ripa discusses how she uses Botox for preventative reasons. [omg!]
-Charisse
Meet some NYC Birchbox subscribers and find out their must-have beauty items!

The Origin of Falsies, Lady Gaga’s Inaugural Nod, and More

-Charisse

Meet some NYC Birchbox subscribers and find out their must-have beauty items!


Dior’s Gorgeous Spring Polishes, Rihanna Announces a Clothing Line, and More

We’re l-o-v-i-n-g Dior’s new cruise 2013 polish collection featuring the ultrabright shades Lime, Mango, and Pastèque. [SheFinds]
Rihanna is about to touch down in London town: The singer plans to launch a clothing and accessories line during London Fashion Week. [WWD]
And the haircut of the year award goes to…Karlie Kloss! [New York Times]
Does being vitamin D deficient mean that your workouts are less effective? [Q]
We were heartbroken to find out that the world’s most famous advice columnist, Dear Abby, has passed away. [The Daily Beast]
Help your hair make it through these dry winter days with these 10 essentials. [Beauty High]
Did Vogue go too far with its February Hurricane Sandy spread? [Huffington Post]
Celebrities like Kristen Stewart and Rihanna are receiving criticism for staring in “heroin-chic” ads. [Shoptiques]
Get your glutes in shape with these kick-butt moves. [Well + Good NYC]
-Charisse
Want to try out the haircut of the year? Click through for three easy ways to style it.

Dior’s Gorgeous Spring Polishes, Rihanna Announces a Clothing Line, and More

-Charisse

Want to try out the haircut of the year? Click through for three easy ways to style it.