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While You’re Waiting to See Halle Barry’s Wedding Dress, Get Her Signature Look


The newlywed at 2013 Oscar awards. (Photo: Corbis/hutchinsphoto)

I’ve been a huge Halle Berry fan since her scene-stealing turn in 1999’s Bulworth. So when I heard via The National Enquirer (yes, I am proudly subscribe to their emails) that the Oscar-winner recently tied the knot, I immediately launched into amateur sleuth mode. Translation: I trolled celebrity gossip sites for hours. 

My digging unearthed some juicy tidbits about the nuptials, but not the one thing I was really looking for: a picture of the radiant bride in her wedding dress. Drats! While I await more details, I opted to try and recreate the leading lady’s signature look for myself.

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5 All-Natural Beauty Products That Work Like Magic


Here’s a major beauty myth: Natural products can’t hold up to traditional formulations in terms of performance. In reality, there are plenty of green brands that can deliver the same results—without any skin-irritating additives. Here are five must-try all-natural creations we’re crazy about:

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5 Products That Make You Glow From Within: Guest Blogger

It can be a bit of a black hole trying to sort through all the anti-aging beauty products on the market. That’s why we look to the all-knowing Jonell Copeland, the editor of the Ageist Beauty, a blog that focuses on dishing out beauty advice to ladies aged 35-50. This week, she’s giving us all the deets on her holiday season musts!

For some, endless holiday parties are an excuse to pull out the heavy duty, “special occasion” makeup. The truth is, caking on the makeup can be very aging. Instead of trying to cover things up with a mask of product, highlight your best features. Here are some of our favorite products that will have fellow revelers taking notice of your glow.


bareMinerals Ready™ Luminizer ($26)
Not only will your skin look radiant after using this terrific highlighter, it will also be healthier thanks to bareMinerals’ 
proprietary skin-nourishing SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex. Pair this luminizer with contouring powder for effortless glam.

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Grace Atwood of Stripes and Sequins Shares Her Holiday Gift Guide

Ah, the holidays—the greatest gift-giving time of the year. We know how tough it can be to come up with the perfect present for every friend, acquaintance, co-worker, and loved one in your life, which is why we’ve turned to our favorite tastemakers to tell us what they’ve got their eye on this season. To help us kick things off, this week Grace Atwood of fashion and DIY blog Stripes & Sequins shares a few of her favorite picks. 

Hi Birchbox readers, it’s Grace here. I was honored when Birchbox asked me to participate in this fun series because I’ve always been a huge fan of the brand. (In fact, I was a beta member back when Birchbox only had twenty subscribers!) Click through to check out my holiday gift picks.

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Get The Inside Scoop With Our New Product Videos

We know it can be tricky to learn how to use all the new products in your monthly Birchbox, and to shop for items you haven’t tried yet. That’s why we decided to add exclusive how-to videos to select products in the Birchbox Shop. We’re kicking things off with three of our favorite holiday-worthy products: the RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, the LaROCCA Champagne and Shimmer Supreme Creme, and the Sunday Riley Juno Transformative Lipid Serum. Check out the videos, and expect to see more in the near future! 

What other products from the Birchbox Shop do you want to learn more about? 

Street Style Inspiration: The Parisian Fashion Student

We love this picture of Parisian fashion student Anne-Catherine that we found on All the Pretty Birds, one of our favorite street style blogs.  She’s so lovely with her cropped hair, oversized sweater and radiant skin, we had to try to recreate her look.  

To Get The Look:

Bold brows: Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel; $21

Perfectly in place hair: Kerastase Elixir Ultime; $54

Radiant cheeks and lips: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek; $36

— Lorelei