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Coming to a departures gate near you—New York’s famed Black and White Cookies from Ess-a-Bagel

Paris, j’arrive! Editorial Director Mollie, Social Media Senior Manager Rachel, and I are jetting to the City of Light to pow-wow with our lovely colleagues from Birchbox France, UK, and Spain. I’m leaving plenty of room in my suitcase for Parisian discoveries to tote back to New York, but I couldn’t leave without these key staples: 

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Carey Mulligan’s New Dye Job, Gluten-Free Beauty, And More
Carey Mulligan debuted her new brown locks at the New York Film Festival. [BellaSugar]
Test your knowledge: Did you know these 12 stars covered Vogue? [Huffington Post]
A 36-year-old fashion mogul’s secret project is out. His plan? To buy up fallen fashion houses and bring them back to life. [Fashionista]
Take a trip down memory lane via these amazing moments in denim history. [Glamour]
Being gluten-free doesn’t just apply to food. Find out if you should buy into it for your beauty routine. [Fashionista]
Founded in 2005 and generating a whopping $1 billion in sales in 2012, here’s the incredible story of Chobani yogurt. [NY Mag] 
—Ashley
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Carey Mulligan’s New Dye Job, Gluten-Free Beauty, And More

—Ashley

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

Where To Stay in Paris: Guest Blogger

For June, our theme is wanderlust and we could think of no better person to wax poetic on foreign adventures than Kate Thorman, a professional travel writer. Kate’s impressive credentials include being an editor for Mr. & Mrs. Smith as well as the host/producer of the web-based travel and food program The Innocents Abroad. (In fact, she’s actually the cofounder of the show’s production company Abbott & West.) If you think you had the itch to explore before, we can guarantee that you’ll be ready to pull the trigger and book your next plane ticket after reading her travel-savvy posts this week. 

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So you’re going to Paris. Que je suis jalouse! But where are you going to stay?

As a former resident, I get that question more than any other from friends planning trips: what neighborhood to stay in? The fact is that your quartier, as the locals say, will determine your experience of the city—Paris is not a ‘one size fits all’ place.

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Spring Hair Inspiration from Paris Haute Couture, Chanel’s New Polish, and More
Paris Haute Couture shows are, yet again, bringing beauty to a whole new level of extraordinary. Case in point, Chanel’s feathered updo in the photo above.  [Bellasugar]
One of the best makeup tricks we’ve ever seen: here’s how to use mascara as a liquid liner. [Refinery29]
Penthouse for sale! Kelly Ripa has listed her New York City apartment for $24.5 million. Whoa. [E! Online]
This new water-permeable nail polish formula is giving Muslim women, who traditionally can’t wear lacquer during their daily prayers, a chance to wear the trend. [The Cut]
Give your outfit a little edge! Try wearing socks with your heels. [Glo]
Chanel’s latest polish color—Emprise, a pastel coral—was a hit at the brand’s Paris Haute Couture show. Here’s where you can buy it right now. [SheFinds] 
Add some sparkle to your eye with glitter eyeliner. [Beauty High]
(Photo: Reuters)

—Charisse

Get the perfectly winged cat-eye with these liquid liner troubleshooting tips.

Spring Hair Inspiration from Paris Haute Couture, Chanel’s New Polish, and More

(Photo: Reuters)

—Charisse

Throwback Thursday: Birchbox Staffer Edition

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Throwback Thursday or #tbt has become an internet mainstay, so of couse we’re jumping on the bandwagon. This week’s brave soul: our Community Manager, Rachel.

You wouldn’t know from the looks of my put together 29-year-old self, but there was a time when I was not the stylish lady you see before you. Let me take you back to the spring of 2007: the Spice Girls had a reunion tour, Heidi and Spencer made a music video, Shrek the Third was released, and I was living in Paris as a graduate student at the American University of Paris. 

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A 330-Pound Lipstick Sculpture Now on View in Paris

Artist Fabrice Hyber’s sculpture made entirely from lipstick. (Photo: WWD)

There’s lipstick in a tube, and then there’s lipstick in the form of a 330-pound cubical sculpture on view at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris. Entitled “1M3 de beauté,” which means “one cubic meter of beauty,” it’s the work of French artist Fabrice Hyber and part of his show Matières Premières (a.k.a. Raw Materials), which runs through January 7th. The shade on view is none other than Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture number one. “It needed to be a red that is very vivid, very present,” Hyber told WWD

Our math skills are a bit rusty, but we’re wondering: how many individual tubes of lipstick would equal the weight of this mammoth cube? And perhaps more importantly, if he bought all those lipsticks, how much did that cost?

—Mai 

No need to stockpile lipsticks—all you need are a few go-to shades like our favorites from Beauty is Life

Where to Stay in Paris For Haute Couture Fashion Week

The dreamy view from Mandarin Oriental, Paris’ rooftop terrace. Photo: Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental, Paris.

If you’re lucky enough to be heading to Paris this weekend for the Haute Couture shows (running July 1-5), the place to stay is the Mandarin Oriental, Paris. The very chic and very Parisian hotel is located neatly on rue Saint-Honoré between Jardin des Tuileries and Place Vendôme—perfectly situated for hopping between shows and people watching at the Carrousel du Louvre. This morning, I had a chance to meet with the hotel’s lovely Communications Director, Emilie Pichon, and she filled me in on the latest at the year-old property. The first French outpost of the Mandarin Oriental group, it has luxe rooms and a swanky restaurant, but the highlight might be the incredible spa.

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Mattese Elite Launches Paris-Inspired Polishes!

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.


Spring is almost here and there are tons of exciting polishes coming out. I’ve been doing lots of experimenting and this week, I’m particularly obsessed with the new Me Amour collection from Mattese Elite.

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