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Celebrity Beauty Secrets Revealed

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From Julia Roberts’ defense against dishpan hands to Cate Blanchett’s bedtime companion—our British compatriots made like Sherlock Holmes and sussed out the products A-listers use to get gorgeous. Click here to uncover Hollywood’s juiciest beauty secrets

—Ally

To get our own glow on, we rely on Lierac Paris Masque Éclat Radiance Mask. Made with yellow and blood-orange extracts, it hydrates and reduces signs of skin fatigue. 

The Thigh Gap: What Is It, and Why Are Girls Obsessing Over It?

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A thigh what? That was my response too when I first saw a friend’s Facebook post about this topic. And then a quick search revealed a number of articles and disturbing websites about the thigh gap and why young girls are so desperate to have one. (Beware: If you do a Google image search, prepare yourself—it’s pretty terrifying).

In short, a thigh gap is the space between a woman’s thighs when she stands with her feet together. The look is considered trendy, and now teen girls everywhere are trying to get thigh gaps of their own, many in unhealthy ways.

Here at Birchbox, while we love a good sweat session and strive to stay healthy, we’re more about embracing our natural quirks and curves. So, in an attempt to dispel this craze, I’ve compiled a short list of celebs who are all wildly successful, gorgeous, refreshing gap-free examples.

1. Rihanna
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These are the legs that scored RiRi the “Celebrity Legs of a Goddess” award in 2007. It was true then, and it’s true now. (Photo: Pete Goddard/Splash News/Corbis) 

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Cop Lily Collin’s Sophisticated Fall Look

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I hate to use the f-word, but fall (yes, that f-word—what were you thinking?), is right around the corner. I’m searching for autumnal beauty inspiration and I found it in this photo of the lovely Lily Collins at the Canadian premiere of her new flick, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. In case you adore this look as much as I do, here’s how to recreate it: 

1. Collins’ bold expressive brows are such a fan fave, they even have their own Twitter account! You’ll want to shade in your brows to get a similar look. We like this versatile pencil from IT Cosmetics, which works on variety of hair colors and the waterproof formula won’t smear or smudge.

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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!

The Great Miley Cyrus Hair Transformation

Miley has been on the top of everyone’s minds lately, with her recent split from fiancé Liam Hemsworth and her new music video with Snoop Dog (err...Lion).  All of the Miley news got us to thinking about her many hair transformations and after doing a little digging, we thought it would be fun to take a little trip down memory lane. From long brown waves to a seriously short buzz cut, here’s a comprehensive Miley hairstyle retrospective: 

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Radio Disney Totally 10 Birthday Concert
July 22, 2006

Can you believe this was only 7 years ago? Little Miley was just getting her  start as Hannah Montana and often wore her blonde wig out and about. 

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How Gorgeous Are Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel? Here’s How to Steal Their Looks Right Now

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Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at Time’s 100 most influential people gala earlier this week.

Like most worker bees, my 9 AM office routine follows a fairly familiar pattern. Trudge zombie-like towards coffee, browse my inbox for 10 minutes, then head to a gossip site to catch up on some celeb happenings. (Especially here, beauty news is important!)

This morning, I found myself swooning over a photo of America’s favorite newlyweds: the Timberlakes. While we don’t all have red-carpet galas to attend, these looks are still perfect for a night out on the town or a formal summer wedding. The former Ms. Biel looked radiant with bronze smoky eyes and a Bridgette Bardot-esque ‘do, and her beau looked particularly dashing in his updated 20/20 Experience look—we love the side-swept hair and fitted tuxedo. Whether you’re heading to a sophisticated fête or just a dinner with friends, follow these grooming tips to snag this A-list couple’s style. 

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Demi Lovato Goes Barefaced and Wants You to Do the Same

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Singer Demi Lovato just became the latest celebrity to go barefaced on the Internet and she looks absolutely stunning, freckles and all. On Wednesday, she tweeted the above photo out with the following message for her nearly 13 million followers: “Ladies, be brave today.. take off your make-up and stop using those filters!! WE are beautiful!!! ❤” Immediately thousands of people replied with encouraging comments and over 66,000 people retweeted her original message and photo. Demi responded in kind by retweeting several other people’s makeup-free photos and complimented many more of them on their natural beauty. 

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