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The Newest Oreo Flavor, Nik Wallenda’s Grand Canyon Walk, and More
America’s favorite cookie has just added a new flavor to the grocery isle: watermelon. [Refinery 29]
The Food Network is chopping butter queen Paula Deen from their TV lineup due to her usage of racial epithets. [Glamour]
There’s a new breed of cat and not only is it cute, but it’s curly!  [Huffington Post]
Ever wonder why your sunglasses fit differently or why your shoes feel tighter in the summer? Your questions have been answered along with money saving tips. [She Finds]
After two decades,  Independence Day 2 is in the works, but it sadly won’t be starring Will Smith. [E! Online]
High-wire artist Nik Wallenda successfully completed a walk across the Grand Canyon on a cable that was only two inches thick. [LA Times]
—Geraldine
Does summertime frizz make you resemble a “poodle cat?” Tame it down with one of these four fuss-free braid tutorials.

The Newest Oreo Flavor, Nik Wallenda’s Grand Canyon Walk, and More

—Geraldine

Does summertime frizz make you resemble a “poodle cat?” Tame it down with one of these four fuss-free braid tutorials.

Some MAJOR Hair Shakeups Happening in Hollywood!

January Jones (left) and Charlize Theron (right) both sporting brand new styles.  (Photos: glamour.com, buzzfeed.com)

—Hallie

In other big in hair news: Miley Cyrus chopped her hair yet again!

Beauty Candy: Take Care of Your Sweet Tooth AND Your Skin

Too good to be true? This Brazilian candy nixes the fat, sugar, and sodium in favor of collagen that will plump up your skin. (Photo: beautyhigh.com)

—Hallie

Not familiar with Lancôme’s Génifique line? No worries, it’s a recent discovery for us too! Read about how we fell in love with Génifique Eye Light-Pearl at our October video shoot.

Christian Louboutin Is Stepping into the Beauty World

Photo: Christian Louboutin

I’ve long dreamed of owning a shiny new pair of Louboutin black patent platform heels. Unfortunately, my shoe budget puts me on the low end of the Payless-to-couture spectrum, but now I can finally hope to get a little piece of Louboutin for myself. As WWD reports, Christian Louboutin is planning to launch a full beauty line in late 2013.

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My Trip to the Tonys: You’ve Got Male

Once a week, Birchbox’s resident yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will give us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.

Although my usual function is to write about men’s grooming for You’ve Got Male, I decided to take a quick departure this week and recount a very exciting experience I had on Sunday evening. About a month ago, my best friend, Nikki M. James, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for her incredible job in the riotous The Book of Mormon. The awards ceremony was Sunday night and I was thrilled to be one of her guests at the ceremony. Here’s the really good news: SHE WON! It was a night I will never forget. It was filled with anxiety, laughter, smiles, and tears. Plus, during her acceptance speech, there was a reaction shot of me in the audience—my network TV debut! I had a blast helping her get ready in her hotel suite. Here are some of the highlights.

The Outfit: She wore a stunning strapless red gown by Giambattista Valli and black crystal encrusted pumps by Christian Louboutin. Diamond bracelet, ring, and earrings from Damiani and clutch by Kotur. Could you just die?

The Makeup: The amazing Kyra Dorman created her sophisticated, sexy, and fresh look. She used some Birchbox faves—three shades of Stila Eye Shadow to create the smokey eye and NARS Blush in Orgasm. (We have the Illuminator!) 

Fun tip: For the shimmery shadows, Kyra used Stila #9 All Over Blend Brush to apply the color lightly and avoid a metallic look.

Above are some photos from before, during, and after the process. Stunning no matter what, she’s a true star! Make sure to remember her name…and run, don’t walk to see The Book of Mormon on Broadway.

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