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How To Get Connie Britton Waves, Products From Around The World, Caring For A New Tattoo, And 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. 


—Ashley

No matter the occasion, get the best mascara for your lashes with these picks from Birchbox staffers!

5 Things We Can’t Live Without This Month, Hemingway’s Travel Tips, and Our Favorite Celebrity Hair Tutorial Yet! 

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: Bright Eye Makeup Tutorial with MallyWhen you are low on sleep, your eyes are the first place to show it. Counteract dark circles with this easy wide-awake eye makeup tutorial from celebrity makeup artist Mally of Mally Beauty. Think of this look like an espresso shot for your face.

Hemingway’s Travel Tips for Working on the RoadWhen he wasn’t writing some of the 20th century’s most celebrated prose, Ernest Hemingway was traveling the world. Here’s some choice advice from the prolific novelist on getting work done when you’re far afield.

How To: Connie Britton WavesThat. Hair. No one pulls off wavy, strawberry blonde—and sometimes straight up red—quite like Connie. Cop the sassy actress’ signature ‘do with this hair tutorial. 

Lady Gaga’s Art of the Matter: Love her or hate her, Lady Gaga certainly knows a thing or two about turning heads. This month, the over-the-top popstar chats with Elle magazine about her upcoming album, the artists that inspire her, and, of course, her wacky fashion sense. 

How to Keep Your Summer Glow All Year Round: Fall may be upon us but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep your glow-y summer skin going all year long. Birchbox UK’s Editorial exec Grace shows you how to use these fab products from the theBalm cosmetics to keep your skin looking fresh well into apple-picking season.  

—Ally

 A new September equals the start of a new school year! Score our back to school favorites in the Birchbox Shop.

5 Reasons Why We Love Connie Britton

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Tonight marks the triumphant return of one of our favorite modern day screen sirens: the gorgeous and sassy Connie Britton. The former Mrs. Tami Taylor (le sigh, Friday Night Lights) appears in ABC’s Nashvillewhich premieres tonight at 10pm EST—as a country music star fighting to keep her audience and her record sales.

Britton’s character, Rayna James, is instructed by her music label to team up with the younger, hotter, auto-tuned version of herself (cue Hayden Panettiere) to spur album and ticket sales. Hilarity, drama, and a whole lot of incensed Connie Britton ensues. We cannot wait to see it, especially since the show was penned by the screenwriter of Thelma & Louise. Since we have another few hours to go, we’ve rounded up five things that we adore about the ginger star so you can appreciate all of her genius, too.

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