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Comic-Con Photo Booth, The New Hunger Games Trailer, and More


Stars from hit shows like The Vampire Diaries, Psych, and True Blood stopped by People's photo booth at Comic-Con to take some seriously cute snaps. [People]
Speaking of Comic-Con, you’ll marvel at actress Hailee Steinfeld’s awesome Sci-Fi-inspired nails. [io9]
This will definitely be the best news of your day: The new trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has just been released! [Us Weekly]
A recap of the best looks from Miami Swim Week 2014. [Bella Sugar]
Take your beauty hygiene to the next level by cleaning your makeup in addition to your brushes. [xoVain]
Rihanna poses for her latest perfume Rogue. How does her new campaign compare to her older ads? [The Cut]


—Geraldine
 
Gear up for the sweltering week ahead with these travel-friendly products that are sure to keep you looking fresh from day to night. 

Comic-Con Photo Booth, The New Hunger Games Trailer, and More

—Geraldine
 
Summer’s New Topknot, Rihanna Goes Grey, and More

Summer heat makes for the perfect opportunity to rock these three fresh topknot hairstyles. [Refinery 29]
Always on the cutting edge of beauty, Rihanna has dyed her hair grey. [Beauty High]
While we love SPF, we can appreciate that it’s not the most enjoyable thing to apply. Kids know that better than anyone else, which is why you’ll get a kick out of these photos. [New York Times]
New site Carbon 38 is being heralded as the Net-a-Porter for fashionable fitness gear. [Well+Good]
Here’s what to buy from the best farmers markets across the country. [Q Equinox]



—Geraldine

Now that you have a list of the best farmers markets in USA, here are tips on how to navigate the stands.

Summer’s New Topknot, Rihanna Goes Grey, and More

—Geraldine
Now that you have a list of the best farmers markets in USA, here are tips on how to navigate the stands.

Jay-Z and Beyoncé Collab Leaked, Kanye Designs for A.P.C., and More

—Geraldine
 
It’s finally time to get a sneak peek into the July Birchbox!


Target x FEED Hits Shelves, Jessica Simpson Has Her Baby, and More 
The Target x FEED collection is out now and we’ve already added quite a few items to our digital shopping bags. [She Finds]
Here’s to the arrival of another celebrity baby! Yesterday, Jessica Simpson gave birth to a boy, Ace Knute. [US Weekly]
Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr shares her healthy lifestyle tips in her new video series “The Body Beautiful.” Get ready to take notes. [Refinery 29]
A new women’s blog, The Toast, is launching today. Expect smart, funny content, [The Toast]
Check out this gif of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s new collection of blogger-created nail colors. [The Cut]
At what age do you think women are most comfortable in a bikini? We were shocked by the answer. [The Gloss]
Gorgeous couple Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge are the new faces of Burberry. [Elle]
—Geraldine
Following Miranda’s lead, here are 5 effective all-natural beauty products that we’re obsessed with.

How to Look Great Post-Flight, Tips for a Healthier Summer, The Staycation Guide, and More

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 that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.

  • How To: Look Great After a Long Flight: We know it’s tough to look and feel gorgeous after a few hours in the air. Thankfully makeup artist Nam Vo shared her best pre-landing touchup tricks.

— Geraldine

Summertime sandals aren’t complete without a pretty pedi. Here’s how you can win 100 Color Club nail polishes for endless options of brights and pastels.

Rosario Dawson Shaves Her Head, Juicing as a Religion, and More
The gorgeous Rosario Dawson is sporting a new punk-inspired hairstyle for her upcoming flick Finally Famous. Anyone else loving it? [People]
Award-winning perfumer Calice Becker chats about the process behind developing perfumes with luxury brands like Oscar de la Renta. [Refinery 29]
If chemical teeth whiteners freak you out, try these seven superfoods to help brighten your smile naturally. [Bella Sugar]
Zac Posen reflects on his journey to designer stardom. One piece of advice: “You have to have chutzpah.” [Fashionista]
Is juice fasting a new religion? Check out this theory on why people cleanse. [The Cut]
Kanye West reveals the details on the designer that snubbed him during fashion week and how that inspired one of his new songs. [W Magazine]
—Geraldine
Planning your summer travels? Here are some tips and stories from our jet-setting editor-at-large Christine Ajudua.
(Photo: Raymond Hall/Wireimage)

Rosario Dawson Shaves Her Head, Juicing as a Religion, and More

—Geraldine

Planning your summer travels? Here are some tips and stories from our jet-setting editor-at-large Christine Ajudua.

(Photo: Raymond Hall/Wireimage)

Caffeine Can Affect Your Creativity, Instagram’s New Snazzy Video Feature, and More
It’s hard to start the day without a cup of joe. But if you’re in a particularly creative field, you may want to stay away from java. [Refinery 29]
As if we weren’t obsessed enough with Instagram, our favorite snapshot app just announced their new video feature. Animated selfies?! [CNN]
We know the usual suspects for split ends and discoloration (hi, chlorine) but according to a recent study, copper may be the biggest offender. [Allure]
Kim and Kanye’s baby name has finally been revealed—and it doesn’t start with a K. [CBS News]
Still confused about the recently updated FDA regulations on SPF and “broad spectrum”? Here’s what it means for all that sun protection in your makeup. [New York Times]
—Geraldine
Speaking of Instagram, check out Birchbox’s very first Instavid.

Caffeine Can Affect Your Creativity, Instagram’s New Snazzy Video Feature, and More

—Geraldine

Speaking of Instagram, check out Birchbox’s very first Instavid.

Backstreet Boys are Back (Again), Kim and Kanye’s Maybe Baby Name, and More
Oh, Backstreet Boys. Le sigh. Our favorite ’90s boy band is back with a brand new single: “In a World like This.” Let the nostalgia commence. [Buzzfeed]
Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s baby name may have been revealed—and it starts with a K. [Refinery 29]
Former beauty director of Teen Vogue, Eva Chen, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Lucky. Here’s why she’s the best person for the job. [Fashionista]
Applying lipstick is simple in theory, but bold lip colors can be tough to pull off. Use these five easy steps to score a seriously perfect pout. [She Finds]
Don’t tell A, but Pretty Little Liars hair stylist Kim Ferry is revealing the secrets to the show’s coveted beachy waves and more. [Beauty High]
—Geraldine
Getting a gorgeous bold lip requires the perfect shade. Customize your very own color at Bite Beauty’s Lip Lab.

Backstreet Boys are Back (Again), Kim and Kanye’s Maybe Baby Name, and More

Oh, Backstreet Boys. Le sigh. Our favorite ’90s boy band is back with a brand new single: “In a World like This.” Let the nostalgia commence. [Buzzfeed]

Kim Kardashian and Kanye’s baby name may have been revealed—and it starts with a K. [Refinery 29]

Former beauty director of Teen Vogue, Eva Chen, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Lucky. Here’s why she’s the best person for the job. [Fashionista]

Applying lipstick is simple in theory, but bold lip colors can be tough to pull off. Use these five easy steps to score a seriously perfect pout. [She Finds]

Don’t tell A, but Pretty Little Liars hair stylist Kim Ferry is revealing the secrets to the show’s coveted beachy waves and more. [Beauty High]

—Geraldine

Getting a gorgeous bold lip requires the perfect shade. Customize your very own color at Bite Beauty’s Lip Lab.

Our New Fave Braid Courtesy of Jennifer Aniston, Tony’s Fashion, And More
We’re loving Jennifer Aniston’s hairstyle choice for this weekend’s Spike Awards. Check out the other gorgeous celeb ‘dos from the evening. [BellaSugar]
A look at the top red carpet trends from last night’s Tony Awards. [NYT]
Wowza, now that’s a wedding dress: Princess Madeleine of Sweden gets married in a four-meter-long Valentino gown. [People]
American Girl dolls were all the rage when we were growing up. Take a trip down memory lane with this ode to each girl’s ensemble. [Refinery29]
Happy Birthday Maurice Sendak! Google has created a super awesome doodle featuring characters from the much-loved writers’ books. (Oh hello, Max.) [Slate]
—Meredith 
Feeling out of the loop? Catch up on all the most recent news with our Morning Must Reads.

Our New Fave Braid Courtesy of Jennifer Aniston, Tony’s Fashion, And More

—Meredith 

Feeling out of the loop? Catch up on all the most recent news with our Morning Must Reads.

8 Memorial Day Must-Haves From Online Beauty Editors And Bloggers

In honor of Memorial Day Weekend, we thought it would be fun to ask some of our favorite online beauty editors and bloggers their one must-have product for the holiday. After all, it’sthe first real weekend of summer, which means we’re changing up our beauty regimens just in time for some extra-warm temperatures—let the frolicking begin! Here’s what they had to say:

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Annie Tomlin, Beauty Director at Refinery 29

"I’m a big fan of does-it-all products, so I’m packing rms beauty’s Living Luminizer. It gives skin a soft, sheer shimmer and works as a highlighter on eyes, cheeks, the Cupid’s bow of the lips, and anywhere else. Easy!”

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Lara Eurdolian, Founder and Blogger of Pretty Connected

"SPF, SPF, SPF! That’s my ultimate must have for Memorial Day Weekend (and everyday). Head-to-toe you can be sure I’m sporting an abundance of SPF products on and off the beach. From my makeup case to my beach bag, I’m usually carrying a combination of body sprays, foundations, moisturizers, and lip balms containing SPF. My favorite for everyday is Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50. It’s super lightweight, goes on smooth and offers great protection.”

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