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4 Pricey Beauty Treatments You Can Do Yourself
We all fantasize about a life of unlimited facials, manis, spa days, and salon visits, but those of us on a budget have to be a bit more practical (read: creative). 
Here at Birchbox we’ve done our homework and have made some exciting discoveries in the realm of DIY beauty treatments. But when faced with waxing, chemical peels, highlights, and microdermabrasion, which ones can you easily do at home (and which ones should you leave to the pros)?Birchbox writer Natalie shares her insider tips to getting the lavish treatments of your dreams without sacrificing all of your cash.
—Ashley
Now that you’ve saved some money, save some time too with these three ways to get ready faster!

4 Pricey Beauty Treatments You Can Do Yourself

We all fantasize about a life of unlimited facials, manis, spa days, and salon visits, but those of us on a budget have to be a bit more practical (read: creative). 

Here at Birchbox we’ve done our homework and have made some exciting discoveries in the realm of DIY beauty treatments. But when faced with waxing, chemical peels, highlights, and microdermabrasion, which ones can you easily do at home (and which ones should you leave to the pros)?

Birchbox writer Natalie shares her insider tips to getting the lavish treatments of your dreams without sacrificing all of your cash.

—Ashley

Now that you’ve saved some money, save some time too with these three ways to get ready faster!

A $75 Lipstick, The Secret Behind SJP’s Faux Hawk, and More
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Venus Williams gives Glamour the lowdown on her fitness routine and eating habits. [Glamour]
How long did it take to create SJP’s faux hawk hairstyle for the Met Gala? The stylist behind the look, Serge Normant, dishes on the details. [Who What Wear]

Virgin Atlantic enlists Vivienne Westwood to design new uniforms for all flight crew members. [Pretty Connected]


Demi Lovato has changed her hair yet again. Check out her new blonde hue here. [Glamour]
The ultimate guide to eye makeup, including tips for every eye shape. [BellaSugar]


Achieve flawless skin with makeup by watching this video tutorial. [Birchbox UK]
—Charisse
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(Photo: Serge Lutens)

A $75 Lipstick, The Secret Behind SJP’s Faux Hawk, and More

—Charisse

(Photo: Serge Lutens)
MObama Arm Lifts, Drew Barrymore’s New Hue, And More

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Food52 launches a whole new kind of home-and-kitchen shop called Provisions. Sign up now for a sneak peek. [Food52]
Rihanna’s hairstylist sits down with The Cut and dishes on how she got her start, RiRi’s ever-changing look, and more. [The Cut]
Drew Barrymore is back to blonde proving she can rock any hair color. [BellaSugar]
The six things you should be know before eating your next bowl of granola. [Well + Good NYC]
Marissa Mayer, Yahoo!’s CEO, has revamped the company’s maternity leave policy to give each parent eight weeks of paid  leave. [CNN Money]
Having trouble putting the ice cream away? Check out the HAPIfork, an eating utensil that vibrates when you’ve had enough. [SheFinds]

—Charisse

Check out our favorite work week hairstyles and learn how to do them here.

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MObama Arm Lifts, Drew Barrymore’s New Hue, And More

—Charisse
(Photo:MAI/Splash News/Corbis)

Emma Watson’s New Bad Girl Gig, Bumble and bumble Introduces A New Surf Shampoo and Conditioner, And More

—Charisse

(Video: josh lewis)

Olivia Wilde for Revlon, Rebel Wilson in The Hunger Games, and More

—Charisse

(Video: Beauty High)

The New York Times’ Oscar Gown Tribute, Elizabeth and James To Launch Handbags, and More
The New York Times creates an interactive photo archive of Oscar gowns over the last 15 years. Consider us mesmerized. [New York Times]
Lauren Conrad’s stealth trick to make sure her bright lipstick doesn’t stick to her glass. [LaurenConrad.com]
More proof that the Olsen twins are bent on fashion world domination: Their Elizabeth and James line is set to launch its first collection of handbags this July. [SheFinds]
Which hair colors can make you look younger? [Glo]
Save money on your morning cup of Joe with these thrifty tips. [Her Campus]
11 stylish sweatshirts that are so cute, you might not want to actually work out in them.  [Well + Good NYC]
-Charisse
Learn how to use the Benefit Fine One One makeup stick to get bright cheeks and coral lips.
(Photo: New York Times)

The New York Times’ Oscar Gown Tribute, Elizabeth and James To Launch Handbags, and More

-Charisse

Learn how to use the Benefit Fine One One makeup stick to get bright cheeks and coral lips.

(Photo: New York Times)