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Kate Winslet for Lancôme, Jessica Simpson is Having a Boy, and More

—Charisse

Learn about where one of Birchbox’s favorite products came from: Benfit’s Benetint.

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Armani Debuts a Polish Collection, Warby Parker to Open a Store, And More
Hot on the heels of mega brands like Victoria’s Secret and Burberry, Giorgio Armani is the latest fashion label to announce a polish collection. [The Style Insider]
Shoulder-length updo ideas courtesy of the beautiful Julianne Hough. [BellaSugar]
Warby Parker to open its first brick and mortar store in NYC, a venture backed by J.Crew’s Mickey Drexler. [Fashionista]
Janet Jackson secretly married a billionaire businessman—over a year ago! [The Daily Beast]
Spice up your wardrobe this spring by embracing the patterned pant trend. [Shoptiques]
—Charisse
Make your TV time count by adding in these three multi-tasking activities, while catching up on your favorite shows.
(Photo: Style.com)

Armani Debuts a Polish Collection, Warby Parker to Open a Store, And More

—Charisse

Make your TV time count by adding in these three multi-tasking activities, while catching up on your favorite shows.

(Photo: Style.com)

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)

January Jones’ Hair Loss, Marc Jacobs’ New Fragrance Collection, and More
Hair scare: The breathtaking January Jones says her hair is “falling out in clumps” because of frequent dyeing.  [Hollywood Life]
Just in time for spring, Marc Jacobs is launching a Sunshine Edition fragrance trio.  [Elle.com]
Tiaras aren’t just for toddlers—these three sparkly headpieces are totally wearable (and pretty darn gorgeous). [Shoptiques]
A day in the life of fitness model Ryann Fraser. [Q]
Wrangler releases jeans that moisturize—and they sell out in just one day. [SheFinds]
Shrink pores and smooth skin with this DIY iced green tea facial. [Huffington Post]
The number one reason to watch the Grammy’s this year? After a four year hiatus from music, Justin Timberlake will perform at this year’s awards show.  [Hollywood Reporter]
-Charisse
Want more at-home spa treatments? Check out this chamomile and tea facial.
(Photo: Getty Images)

January Jones’ Hair Loss, Marc Jacobs’ New Fragrance Collection, and More

-Charisse

Want more at-home spa treatments? Check out this chamomile and tea facial.

(Photo: Getty Images)


Beyonce’s New Blog, President Obama Loves Michelle’s New Bangs, and More

The office is abuzz this morning with the launch of the Beyhive Blog: Beyonce becomes a blogger! [Beyhive]
Even the President loves Michelle’s new bangs: “She looks good. She always looks good.” [Beauty High]
This DIY jeweled necklace is the definition of easy and cute. [Shoptiques]
"Dressing on the side, please." Cut the calories when ordering out with these six easy tips. [Glamour]
The wait for Nanette Lepore’s L’Amour line at JCPenney is over! Well, almost. You can now pre-order the pretty pieces online. [SheFinds]
We don’t mind if we do: here’s a look inside Ralph Lauren spokesmodel Doug Pickett’s gym bag. [Q]
We’re dying to see this new bareMinerals and Jonathan Adler collab: a signature makeup collection. [Cosmopolitan]
Get a gorgeous red pucker this Valentine’s Day with this quick lip how-to. [The Beauty Department]
—Charisse
Want more Jonathan Adler? Click through to see how Birchbox teamed up with the designer for an NYC event.

Beyonce’s New Blog, President Obama Loves Michelle’s New Bangs, and More

—Charisse

Want more Jonathan Adler? Click through to see how Birchbox teamed up with the designer for an NYC event.


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.

Prepping For Crop Top Season: Guest Blogger

As much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown on the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.

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The fashion community has been dreading spring 2013 ever since the rise of the cropped top was predicted as the season’s biggest trend. From Oscar de la Renta to Ruffian and everywhere in between, the crop top style was all over the runways in September, and I know that I have been quite consciously sucking in ever since.

Now that the holidays are over (and the scale is showing five more pounds than it should be), the cropped top look does not seem like something to be super excited about. But mastering this trend doesn’t have to be dreadfulor involve a strict diet. Instead, a few simple changes to your lifestyle can help to whittle your middle in preparation for the ensuing spring.

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How to Wear Atypical Accessories: Guest Blogger

As much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown on the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.

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Evil Eye Bracelet, $60, shoptiques.com

The hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces is a never-ending process. Boutiques generally beat out bigger chain stores when it comes to original items that speak to the buyer, the store, and the designer all at the same time. It is truly the style trifecta and it allows you the opportunity to forever say, “Oh, I just picked it up at this little shop.”

But atypical pieces aren’t always the easiest to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. The trick is using them in ways that are subtle yet surprising. Here are my best tips to getting it right every single time: 

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Top 3 Tips to Keep Your Curls in Shape: Guest Blogger

As much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown on the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.

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Naturally curly hair isn’t something to hide, much less straighten. Curly hair is an essential part of who you are and what makes you, you. Instead of letting the grass look greener on the straighter side of hair care, learn a few easy tricks to make your hair healthier, shinier, and frizz-free from here on out.

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How to Create a Look That is All Your Own: Guest Blogger

As much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown on the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.

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It’s every fashion lover’s worst nightmare: you walk into a party wearing the same exact outfit as the girl across the room. Suddenly, you’re thrown into a “who wore it better” contest lifted straight out of the pages of OK Magazine, and an awkward conversation ensues about where you got yours and where she got hers. Surprise: both are from department stores. 

It’s tempting, to be sure, to copy the mannequin’s outfit from your favorite chain store. After all, they paired the bold necklace and brocade touches so well—and brocade isn’t easy to mix and match. Yet unique pieces are a wardrobe must, and if you lack a few personal touches that make your outfit the obvious winner in any contest, then it’s time to revise your shopping strategy. Boutiques across the country curating one-of-a kind items from local designers that no chain store will sell. 

How do you know if you’re getting a truly original piece for the price? Don’t worry—that’s the simple part.

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