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This Snow Day Unboxing Video Will Warm Your Heart

People like Nicola Foti (the charming spirit behind our new favorite unboxing video), make doing what we do totally worth it. Watch his literal surprise (“gasp!”) and delight (“this smells ahmaaaazing”) as he unpacks Birchbox’s Limited Edition Snow Day Box.

—Maura

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Welcome to the Birchbox YouTube Channel!

Quick quiz: Do you know that Birchbox has a YouTube channel? If the answer is yes, next question: Are you a subscriber? (Spoiler: You should be!)

The Birchbox YouTube channel is packed with makeup and hair tutorials and tips on using your monthly samples, plus some fun wellness and lifestyle videos. If you’ve ever wondered how to make a healthy and delicious chocolate smoothie, which products to bring with you on a plane for easy touchups, or how to match your foundation to your skintone, we’ve got videos for you! Take a peek at the trailer above to learn more about what you’ll find on our channel, then click over to subscribe! Hit us up in the comments with ideas for more videos you want to see!

—Lorelei

Subscribe to our YouTube channel for access to new videos every week. 

Meet The New Armani Nail Polish Line, Hunger Games Makeup, And More
Take a look at the 15 shades Giorgio Armani is launching in his first ever nail polish line. [SheFinds]
These beauties rocked some seriously gorgeous and over-the-top gowns at the Miss World pageant. [BuzzFeed]
We love the artsy makeup Chanel sent down the runway in Paris (and were surprised by the black nails paired with it!). [Beauty High]
Calling all Hunger Games fans! CoverGirl has a line of products for you straight from the Capitol—and they were used in the filming of Catching Fire, too! [Fashionista]
Get ready for the first ever YouTube Music Awards. [YouTube Official Blog]
These vintage celebrity ads are amazing! [xoVain]
We saw the return of the scrunchie and 90s fashion, now get ready to rock the choker (again). [Glamour]
—Ashley
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Meet The New Armani Nail Polish Line, Hunger Games Makeup, And More

—Ashley

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

A Chat with 2013 NYX Face Awards Winner, Missy Lynn

We’ve got contributing editor Natalie Alcala on speed-dial. Not only does the LA-based writer and blogger know the best places to score an unforgettable braid, she’s also discovered the secret to perfect skin from Hollywood’s elite. Every week, she’ll be cluing us in to the latest in West Coast fashion, beauty, and fun.

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As mentioned in last week’s post, this past weekend I participated in BeautyCon 2013, which was attended by more than 6,000 makeup gurus and aspiring beauty stars. (See a great recap here.)

In addition to being a panelist, I was also a judge in the NYX FACE Awards, where the country’s six up-and-coming YouTube gurus battled it out to become Beauty Vlogger of the Year and receive a cool $25,000. I sat down with the winner, Air Force enlistee Missy Lynn (aka Start2FinishMUA), to hear more about her inspiring journey and plans for the future.

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The Perfect Sock Bun Tool, Fighting Frizzy Hair, BBQ Essentials, & 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 that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.

How To: Sock Bun Tutorial with The Wrap Up: Our social media guru @racheljosilver loves this hairstyling tool so much that the sock bun has become her signature do. See how easy it is to look put-together and chic in no time.

Frizz Frenzy: Summer humidity never fails to turn a good hair day into a bad hair day. Whether our hair is straight or curly, the moist, sticky air always manages to bring out the worst. Here are our top solutions for fighting the frizz.

5 Steps to a Super Zen Spa Treatment at Home: Pamper yourself this weekend with one of these simple, but effective at-home treatments. Not only are they luxurious and nourishing, but with all the dough you’ll save, you’ll definitely be able to afford that extra bottle of champagne.

4 Unexpected Summer BBQ Essentials: From all-natural hand wipes to bold platters, these items take the basics to a whole new level. Step up your game and you’re sure to be the belle of backyard bbqs.

What Sleeping in Your Makeup Does To Your Skin [Daily Mail UK]: It’s essential to remove our makeup before bed, and for the most part, we do. But for those days when you feel too tired or lazy to cleanse, the results of this mini experiment will get you right back on track.

—Geraldine

You don’t have to spend your whole weekend under the sun to get a bronzed look. Surprisingly, the right nail polish will take care of that.

"My Lipstick Story"

We love a bold lip. It attracts attention, brightens up the face, and just looks fantastic. But for the same reasons that lipstick is awesome, it can also be incredibly intimidating. That’s why were were so drawn to beauty vlogger and comedian Franchesca Ramsey's latest video, “My Lipstick Story.”

"My Lipstick Story" is about Ramsey’s insecurity about her lips growing up. To her, they looked like "identical burger buns" that didn’t need any more more attention with color. But a professional makeup session for a photoshoot last year changed all that and gave her the confidence to wear bold lipstick everyday. Our team can’t get enough of the ever-changing lipsticks in the video (think Beyonce’s Countdown video) and her inspiring monologue. 

For a while now, I’ve been fascinated with lipsticks. From the perfect classic red to the brightest neon pink, my beauty dream is to collect every single shade and color. But whenever opportunities to wear them come along (read: everyday), I swipe on a bright coral or deep plum and later wipe it right off in favor of a natural tint or a “my lips, but better” shade. You see, despite my love for lip color, the attention-drawing aspect of it intimidates me. I’ve always thought that it takes a certain confidence to pull off a bold lipstick, but while that may be true, Franchesca has inspired me to believe that a bold lip can also empower and make you feel beautiful too.

What’s your lipstick story? Tell us in the comments!

—Geraldine

To ease into wearing brighter lip colors, I’m sporting these bold and easy-to-pull-off lipsticks.

6 Awesome Links We Can’t Get Enough Of: Intern Diaries
You might recall the Birchbox Intern Diaries with former editorial intern Charisse. Now our summer interns Julia, Katrina, and Geraldine are heroically taking over the series (though without a camera). For the next month, every Thursday they’ll be sharing their discoveries from around the Birchbox office. Today, they’re surfing through our Brand Partnership Team’s favorite pieces of entertainment media.
We’ll be honest—during our downtime in the middle of the workday, we (like so many out there) catch up on cool videos and interesting websites. During our most recent media break, we hopped over to the ever savvy Beauty Partnerships team to see what internet sensations they’ve been scoping out lately. If you’re in need of a midday pick-me-up, these quirky Buzzfeed pieces and hilarious Tumblrs are sure to do the trick:
27 Gifs that Perfectly Capture the 90s [BuzzFeed]: "I’m a nostalgic person, so I love all of Buzzfeed’s Rewind articles, especially this one. Also, Jesse and The Rippers on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon was the best!" —Kelsey Rozier, Brand Campaign Strategy Associate
Japanese Boy and His French Bulldog are the World’s Cutest Friends Ever [BuzzFeed]:"What’s cuter than a puppy or a cute little kid with a bowl cut?  Said puppy and cute kid together—hanging out as best friends!  This post is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.” —Savannah Sachs, Intern, Beauty Partnerships
Suri’s Burn Book [Tumblr]: "I just really love this blog. It’s been around for a bit, but the royal birth has given her some great new material!" —Caroline Everett, Brand Campaign Strategy Senior Manager
The 15 Most Difficult Would You Rather Questions of All Time [BuzzFeed]: "This was released on Buzzfeed last week. These ‘Would You Rather’ questions are funny and strangely thought-provoking in some instances." —Kendall Maximini, Merchandising & Marketing Associate
27 Signs You’re an Obsessive List Maker [BuzzFeed]: "I am guilty of every single one of these, but that’s okay! It made me so happy to know that there are other people out there in the world who love list-making as much as I do." —Kerrie Lopez, Brand Campaign Strategy Manager
The Wizard of Ahhhs by Todrick Hall [YouTube]: This is one of our favorite leisure time links. Not only can this YouTuber sing, but he’s also creative and hilarious with his remakes of Disney classics and modern media. This take on The Wizard of Oz is just as magical as the original. —Team Content Interns
What are your go-to sources of entertainment today? Tell us in the comments!
—Geraldine, Julia, and Katrina
If prefer a dog-eared novel, check out these beach read recommendations from Birchbox staffers.

6 Awesome Links We Can’t Get Enough Of: Intern Diaries

You might recall the Birchbox Intern Diaries with former editorial intern Charisse. Now our summer interns Julia, Katrina, and Geraldine are heroically taking over the series (though without a camera). For the next month, every Thursday they’ll be sharing their discoveries from around the Birchbox office. Today, they’re surfing through our Brand Partnership Team’s favorite pieces of entertainment media.

We’ll be honest—during our downtime in the middle of the workday, we (like so many out there) catch up on cool videos and interesting websites. During our most recent media break, we hopped over to the ever savvy Beauty Partnerships team to see what internet sensations they’ve been scoping out lately. If you’re in need of a midday pick-me-up, these quirky Buzzfeed pieces and hilarious Tumblrs are sure to do the trick:

  • Suri’s Burn Book [Tumblr]: "I just really love this blog. It’s been around for a bit, but the royal birth has given her some great new material!" —Caroline Everett, Brand Campaign Strategy Senior Manager
  • 27 Signs You’re an Obsessive List Maker [BuzzFeed]: "I am guilty of every single one of these, but that’s okay! It made me so happy to know that there are other people out there in the world who love list-making as much as I do." —Kerrie Lopez, Brand Campaign Strategy Manager
  • The Wizard of Ahhhs by Todrick Hall [YouTube]: This is one of our favorite leisure time links. Not only can this YouTuber sing, but he’s also creative and hilarious with his remakes of Disney classics and modern media. This take on The Wizard of Oz is just as magical as the original. —Team Content Interns

What are your go-to sources of entertainment today? Tell us in the comments!

—Geraldine, Julia, and Katrina

If prefer a dog-eared novel, check out these beach read recommendations from Birchbox staffers.

Your May 2013 Unboxing Videos!

June—and summer—are finally here, which means your latest Birchbox will be in your mailbox very soon! We’ve found that taking a trip down memory lane is the perfect distraction while we (not so) patiently wait for our new boxes.

This month, we loved discovering all of your beauty and unboxing rituals on Twitter and Instagram, and watching you share your favorite samples on YouTube! Here are just a few of your awesome unboxing videos from last month: 

Jennifer was in love with her Pilot Acroball PureWhite Pen (a Birchbox Find) even before she discovered it wrote in purple! And just when she didn’t think her box could get any better, she fell in love with Isaac Mizrahi’s debut fragrance, FABULOUS. 

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Subscriber Saturdays: Challenge #1

Today we’re excited to announce Subscriber Saturdays, a new series on our YouTube channel! Every week, we’ll announce a new subscriber goal and a challenge that we’ll do if we get to our goal. First up: if we gain 200 more YouTube subscribers today—22,594 subscribers total—we’ll release a video of our editors wearing zero makeup on Monday. All YOU have to do is head over to our YouTube channel and click the subscribe button.

Have a great weekend!

—Lorelei

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