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Reading List: Dinner Party Tips From (MALIN+GOETZ), Makeover Your Snacks, A Better Cocktail to Mix for This Weekend, and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything in the Birchbox blog and 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 out on. Read them while you’re cozied up on your couch or in between activities this weekend.

  • Dr. Frank Lipman’s Healthy Snack Makeover: We’re a pretty healthy office but we’ve definitely been known to indulge in our fair share of snacks, especially on the weekends. Just in time for the holiday season a health and wellness expert overhauled our treats drawer.
  • November Birchbox Man Sneak Peek: Are all your man friends, boyfriends, brothers, and dads Birchbox Men? Send them this fun video for an early spoiler into their next box. 
  • The Ultimate Autumn Drink: The Great Pumpkin: Whether you’re celebrating Halloween a little early this weekend or just entertaining a few friends, you’ll definitely need a beverage. Impress all your friends with this fall-worthy cocktail—it’s a big upgrade from that signature rum & coke. 
  • Halloween Makeup Tutorial: Still looking for the perfect costume for Halloween? This one is super on trend, is dramatic and eye-catching, and best of all, uses only six products TOTAL. 
  • Full House: A Slam Poetry Session by Tom Hanks: Two things we can’t get enough of—vintage Olsen twins and loveable actor Tom Hanks. This amazing video brings them both together with some slam poetry thrown in for good measure. If you’re at all nostalgic for Uncle Jessie and The Rippers, this is not to be missed. 


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Deborah Lippman’s New Lip and Nail Duo Had Us at Hello

Don’t be afraid to match your lip color to your nails (or vice versa) this fall. (Photo:


Even better than Deborah Lippmann’s lip duo? A curated collection of her must-have nail lacquers.

Are You A Scrunchie Gal?

Left: Birchbox’s brand relationship manager, Alta. Right: Stephanie Tanner from Full House.

A couple of weeks ago after a particularly frenetic work week, a couple of us were at the office later than usual trying to get things finished up before the weekend. Since Friday evenings aren’t generally the most productive works hours, it should come as no surprise that we lapsed into a lot of chatter. What might come as a shock though is that we stumbled onto the topic of everyone’s favorite hair accessory to hate: the scrunchie.

I was convinced that no stylish woman, definitely no New Yorker, has owned one since the late ’90s. But our brand relationship manager, Alta, set me straight. A card-carrying member of the scrunchie fan club, Alta wears the poofy fabric-covered elastics around her apartment and even in public, albeit only to the gym. But here’s the real kicker: she is both fashion-savvy AND a resident of NYC proper. So does this mean that the Carrie Bradshaw theory about scrunchie-wearers is completely debunked? Just maybe. Even though you won’t catch me wearing one, Alta did get me to thinking that maybe there are more young, cool, trendsetting women out there that own them and just don’t admit to it. I thought an anonymous poll would be a good way to figure this out—if you love your scrunchie, be proud and cast your vote below!