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VIDEO: How To: “Gossip Girl” Neutral Cat-Eye

The fifth season of “Gossip Girl” may have ended last week, but that doesn’t mean we’re any less eager to emulate the gorgeous makeup looks from the show. Luckily, a few weeks ago we tapped the show’s head makeup artist, Amy Tagliamonti, to show us a neutral cat-eye on actress Amanda Setton. It’s actually the same style Amanda’s character, Penelope, wore to Blair’s wedding earlier this season! Watch the video above to get the look.

Find more “Gossip Girl” makeup tips and shop the products from this tutorial in the Birchbox Magazine!

Birchbox and “Gossip Girl” Celebrate the Season 5 Finale

This past Monday was much glitzier than usual, thanks to the “Gossip Girl” season five finale. To celebrate, we hosted viewing parties in New York and Los Angeles with bloggers, brand partners, and some special Birchbox members. At the NYC soiree, Kelly Rutherford (a.k.a. the ever-stylish Lily Van der Woodsen) joined us as did the show’s lead makeup artist, Amy Tagliamonti, and lead hairstylist, Jennifer Johnson

Co-founders Katia and Hayley with Kelly Rutherford

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VIDEO: How To: Get “Gossip Girl” Waves

Our office has been buzzing about the “Gossip Girl” season finale, which airs tonight. To get ready for this season’s last episode, we’ve been practicing our favorite hair looks from the show and watching this video tutorial featuring the “Gossip Girl” lead hairstylist, Jennifer Johnson. Here, she demonstrates how to get a modern Brigitte Bardot style, also known as “Serena van der Woodsen waves.” Watch the clip and let us know if you try the look yourself!

And don’t forget to watch”Gossip Girl” with us tonight at 8/7c on the CW—we’ll be live tweeting throughout the show! Also, be sure to enter our trivia contest for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree! 

—Lorelei

We chatted with the show’s lead makeup artist, too. Check out her pro mascara tip.

Enter For a Chance to Win a $500 Birchbox Shopping Spree!

By now, our subscribers have already started to receive their special May “Gossip Girl” Birchboxes. We’re thrilled to have partnered with the show to bring you this awesome collection of products. 

But that’s not all—on May 14th, in honor of the season finale, we are hosting a Trivia Contest on our Facebook page where you’ll have the chance to win a $500 Birchbox Shopping Spree! To enter, you’ll have to tune in to the “Gossip Girl” season finale on May 14th at 8/7c and then visit our Facebook page after the show. Answer all the trivia questions and you’ll have a chance to win.

The contest will be open until 5/17 at midnight so you’ll even have time to re-watch the episode online!

Congratulations to Our “Gossip Girl” Video Contest Winner!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our "Gossip Girl" video contest: Megan Rose Phillips! Megan and a guest will be joining us in New York City to for our “Gossip Girl” season finale viewing party! Megan’s video entry shows us how to get Serena’s golden glow (and made us laugh):

Although we could only pick one winner, we were blown away by all the hard work and creativity that was put into all of the video submissions. We highly recommend you check out them all!

Thanks again to everyone who participated! 

—Rachel

Don’t forget to tune in to The CW this Monday at 8/7c for the GG season finale. We’ll be live-tweeting from our viewing party!

Cocktailing Like a “Gossip Girl” at The Empire Hotel

If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in a job where cocktail tasting is a legitimate work activity, then you have a good job. Last week, I ventured to the Empire Hotel with editorial team members Rachel and Lorelei to test out the spot’s cheeky “Gossip Girl" cocktail menu in the lobby bar. If you’re not familiar with the connection between the two (and shame on you if that’s the case), the hotel plays a major role in the show’s plot line as the luxury establishment owned by charmingly conniving Chuck Bass. (Fun fact: many of the hotel scenes are actually shot on location.)

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Birchbloggers: Your Favorite “Gossip Girl” Looks!

As you probably know, we’re extra excited for the upcoming season finale of “Gossip Girl.” In honor of the event next Monday night, last week we asked you to submit your favorite “Gossip Girl” look and how you’d recreate it. From Blair’s red pucker to Lily’s top knot—it’s hard not to be inspired by the show’s fashion and beauty stylings. Here are some of your favorite “Gossip Girl” looks:

 

Blog: Lush To Blush

"Flowing waves and perfectly blended shimmering peach and bronze toned makeup makes a girl look so effortlessly beautiful—just what the Hamptons calls for." Read more on Lush To Blush…

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More “Gossip Girl” Birchbox Details Revealed!

Production of our special “Gossip Girl” Birchboxes is underway! We took a field trip to our warehouse to see how things were going and it was crazytown to see rows upon rows of sophisticated black boxes. Usually it’s a sea of bright pink, but in honor of our collaboration, we decided to amp up the drama. Very appropriate for “Gossip Girl,” no? 

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What Does the “Gossip Girl” Appearance At Harry Winston Reveal About the Season Finale?

Ed Westwick and Leighton Meester at Harry Winston’s new store in Shanghai. 

I am soooo ready for Chuck and Blair to get together already! (Sorry Lonely Boy, you really aren’t Queen B’s match. The two of you don’t have any chemistry and you need a haircut.) I so loved season three where the diabolical duo were such a solid, scheming pair. It was that same season when Chuck had a major Harry Winston rock made for his UES princess, but of course, his proposal plans were thwarted—getting shot will do that, I guess. 

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