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Reading List: Messy Faux Bob Tutorial, a Valentine’s Day Playlist, 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. The Messy Faux Bob Tutorial: If you love Taylor Swift’s new bob, get the look without the chop with this fake bob tutorial.

2. The Birchbox Romance Mixtape: Cancel your dinner reservations and cozy up for a night in with our romantic playlist on Songza.

3. How to Create a Mad Men-style Bun: If you’re like us, you can’t wait for Don Draper and the gang to return to your weekly TV schedule. In the meantime, watch this cute video from Birchbox’s France team for how to create a Mad Men-inspired look.

4. Red Carpet Beauty Secrets—Revealed! Read our interview with Us Weekly's Gwen Flamberg to get the scoop on red carpet beauty, what lip gloss Angelina Jolie uses, and more.

Emma Watson’s New ‘Do, BaubleBar Pop-Up Shop, and More
We’re loving the supersleek bob that Emma Watson wore to the This Is The End premiere. [NY Mag]
Head’s up jewelry fans—BaubleBar is opening a pop up shop in SoHo. [WWD]
Following announcements by Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors, could Gucci be the next fashion house to launch a cosmetics line? [Fashionista]
Editor-in-Chief of PureWow talks five can’t-miss summer fashion trends. [Shoptiques]
When it comes to grains, is brown rice really healthier for you? [Q]
— Bre
Check out some of the products you might receive in your Birchbox this month in the June Sneak Peek!
(photo: NY Mag)

Emma Watson’s New ‘Do, BaubleBar Pop-Up Shop, and More

— Bre

Check out some of the products you might receive in your Birchbox this month in the June Sneak Peek!

(photo: NY Mag)

How To: Vintage-Inspired Faux Bob

Editorial intern Hallie, who normally sports flowing locks, embraces her new style.

Ever since we discovered Downton Abbey, our love of early 20th-century British style (the dresses! the accessories! the intricate updos!) has spiraled into a full-blown, DVR-rewinding obsession. From what little we’ve seen of season 3 (which premieres next January on PBS) we’ve already fallen for the finger waved faux bobs that Ladies Mary, Edith and Sybil are sporting. 

That’s why we turned to the pros to help us create a modern take on the signature flapper look. “This is such a bespoke style that fits all hair types, lengths, and textures,” says stylist Jenevieve Perry of Prieto Select Salon. “It’s perfect for a day out running errands yet can be glammed up for any special event.” Armed with Perry’s instructions, we created this must-try look on our fabulous intern Hallie. Learn how we did it in a few simple steps

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An un-retouched Karlie Kloss Image Re-Sparks the Photoshop Debate

Karlie Kloss airbrushed to appear healthier (left) and the original un-retouched image (right). (Photo: blisstree.com)

—Hallie

Still confused about CC creams? Check out our in-depth investigation with the skincare pros to learn more. 

Big Bang Theory: Hairistocracy

We’re guilty of sticking with the same hair cut for years — if it’s not broke, why fix it? — but that can be a little boring. But not everyone has our issue. Paulina, one of our amazing operations associates, is always eyeing new cuts and styles. She’ll be sharing her tress inspiration and tips every other week. First hair obsession: Bangs!

Photo: Fashionising

I am constantly on the mission to stay mane-tamed and keep bad hair days at bay. Still, I have always been a risk-taker. A year ago, I chopped my hair. Now, after a year, I’m channeling Heidi Klum and Camilla Bell with a short bob. While I love it, I still can’t help feeling hair envy whenever I get news of a hair makeover. From cuts to colors, Keratin treatments to fishtail braids — I want to be the one to try it all! Since I can’t chop or treat my hair anytime soon, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite styles with you and doling out special tips and product recommendations. Find out my obsession after the jump!

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