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Around the World In Birchbox Instagrams: A Lingerie Fête, #NYFW, and More

Even when we can’t hop across the pond, our Birchbox counterparts in Europe keep us in the know with insider deets on the coolest goings-on. Every week, we’ll be sharing our favorite Instagrams from each of the four Birchbox teams so that you can travel the world without getting on a plane.

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Birchbox Spain participated in the Beauty&Bloggers Day event by SModa. We enjoyed the ocean views from the top floor of the Hotel W and swapped tips and trends with the bloggers.

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Birchbox France hosted a blogger party with lingerie brand Princesse tam.tam last week for the launch of their February box. It was a great success!

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Birchbox UK spotted beautiful blooms at Columbia Flower Market.

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In NYC, we spied Victoria Justice checking her Instagram feed backstage New York Fashion Week. P.S. Her amaze red lip is Smashbox Cosmetics in Matte Infrared.

Want to see more fun snapshots? Follow Birchbox on Instagram!

Reading List: 5 Things to Try This Jan (There’s Still Time!), Exposing Pore Myths, and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything in the Birchbox Magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top posts that we don’t want you to miss.

1. 5 Things to Try: January’s not over yet, so take a look at what Birchbox editor Lorelei is testing out this month.

2. Why It Pays to Understand Your Pores: Important for guys and gals alike, this exploration into the myth of pores opening and closing from Birchbox Man is a game-changer.

3. Fun in France: Not only do our France editors get to live in Paris, but they seem to be having the best time. Check out their teaser video for Feb!

4. 5 Delicious Recipes to Keep You Warm: Check out these suggestions from our Birchbox Test Kitchen! From hot cocoa to veggie stew, you’re sure to find something to warm your up!

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Holiday DIY: Golden Eggs

Génial! We’re obsessed with this incredible painted egg DIY from the Birchbox France team. Want to recreate this dainty spin on the fortune cookie? Just follow the steps from the diagram above. The captions are en français but easy enough to copy regardless of your foreign language skills. 

P.S. Not yet a Birchbox Subscriber? Today’s the last day to sign up and still receive our holiday-themed Sparkle & Shine December Box!

How To: Get The Perfect Cat Eye

I love experimenting with eye makeup, but sometimes all that swatching, blending, and layering just to make a tiny mistake and have to start over is just too frustrating.

This is precisely why I love the cat eye (or kitten eye). Sure, drawing a steady line with a heavy liquid liner brush can be intimidating, but the look goes best with minimal-to-no shadow, so if you slip up (or can’t get that winged angle just right), simply remove and start again. Our Birchbox France editors wanted to make this statement eye as bold and easy to get as possible. Take a peek at this how-to video and your cat eyes will be more glam than mod-eyed beauties like Twiggy and Sophia Loren.

—Ashley

Get to know the innovator-in-chief behind one of our fave liquid eyeliner brands: Eyeko!

How To: 360-Degree Braids

The braided updo is probably our favorite hair trend right now and it has no signs of vanishing as we get deeper into fall and winter. As gorgeous as it may be, however, attempting one of these woven styles on our own can be a bit intimidating and confusing.

Luckily, our Birchbox France editors have come to the rescue. Using a few spritzes of Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle, a handful of bobby pins, and a hair twist, these awesome 360-degree braids are a cinch.

—Ashley

Get more braid inspiration with our Birchbox Braids tutorials.