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Reading List: Get Party Ready in Just 10 Minutes, Life Lessons from Vince Vaughn (Seriously), 5 Get-Happy Tips, and More

1. Holiday Beauty How To: We’re over the moon to announce a series of holiday makeup tutorials with InStyle. First up, InStyle’s Beauty Director Kahlana Barfield teaches Mollie how to get holiday party ready in just 10 minutes.

2. Vince Vaughn’s Life Lessons: Who knew this funny guy had a soft spot? Fresh off the premiere of his new film, Delivery Man, Vince Vaughn opens up to Birchbox Man about being yourself, the importance of change, and the role of friendship.

3. 5 Ways to Be Happy Now: Beat your seasonal blues with these surefire tips to make you smile. Spoiler alert: Doing good for others is one of the best ways to turn your frown upside down.

4. Queen Karlie: Our UK team goes all fangirl on their #1 style inspiration, the angelic Karlie Kloss. Find out why they love her and (bonus!) how to get her signature look.

5. Flipboard x Birchbox: Birchbox’s new partnership with Flipboard makes it easy to shop via your tablet or phone. Even better? Act like a Birchbox editor and curate your own shareable wishlists with friends and family!

—Maura

Good news: purchase a Birchbox subscription by November 17 and you’ll score our amazing November Birchbox. Packed with topnotch samples from can’t-miss brands, it has everything you need stay gorgeous all month long.

Anne Hathaway Gets Feathered Bangs, Taylor Swift Opens Up to Elle, and More
Are feathered bangs back in? Anne Hathaway’s wispy addition to her pixie cut makes us want to follow in her footsteps. [Glamour]
Taylor Swift speaks out on boyfriends, insecurities, and love on the March cover of Elle. [Elle.com]
Set your DVRs on February 26 for the inspiring, empowering PBS documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America. [Pretty Connected]
Kelly Clarkson rocks a glitzy, custom-colored manicure by Deborah Lippmann at the Grammys. [Huffington Post]
Karlie Kloss is taking over NYFW with a Kookie truck! The model is teaming up with NYC bakery Momofuku Milk Bar (home of the irresistible “crack pie”) to pass out her dairy- and gluten-free cookies today at Fashion Week locations. [Fashionista]
From frayed brushes to frizzy fly-aways, InStyle provides intel on how to solve 20 pesky beauty problems. [InStyle]
—Charisse
Hungry for more from NYFW? Birchbox has you covered! 
(Photo: Getty Images)

Anne Hathaway Gets Feathered Bangs, Taylor Swift Opens Up to Elle, and More

—Charisse

Hungry for more from NYFW? Birchbox has you covered! 

(Photo: Getty Images)


Dior’s Gorgeous Spring Polishes, Rihanna Announces a Clothing Line, and More

We’re l-o-v-i-n-g Dior’s new cruise 2013 polish collection featuring the ultrabright shades Lime, Mango, and Pastèque. [SheFinds]
Rihanna is about to touch down in London town: The singer plans to launch a clothing and accessories line during London Fashion Week. [WWD]
And the haircut of the year award goes to…Karlie Kloss! [New York Times]
Does being vitamin D deficient mean that your workouts are less effective? [Q]
We were heartbroken to find out that the world’s most famous advice columnist, Dear Abby, has passed away. [The Daily Beast]
Help your hair make it through these dry winter days with these 10 essentials. [Beauty High]
Did Vogue go too far with its February Hurricane Sandy spread? [Huffington Post]
Celebrities like Kristen Stewart and Rihanna are receiving criticism for staring in “heroin-chic” ads. [Shoptiques]
Get your glutes in shape with these kick-butt moves. [Well + Good NYC]
-Charisse
Want to try out the haircut of the year? Click through for three easy ways to style it.

Dior’s Gorgeous Spring Polishes, Rihanna Announces a Clothing Line, and More

-Charisse

Want to try out the haircut of the year? Click through for three easy ways to style it.

Emma Stone Wows With Emerald Eyes, Karlie Kloss for Juicy Couture, And More
Emma Stone attended the premiere of her new movie, Gangster Squad, wearing some seriously gorgeous green eye makeup. Emerald is, after all, Pantone’s color of the year! [BellaSugar]
A statistic that doesn’t surprise us too much: 75% of women admit to buying knockoff designer items. [Huffington Post]
What will Michelle Obama be wearing to the Inauguration? Here’s a look at Style.com’s predictions. [Style.com]
Major partnership alert! Shoedazzle has tapped Rachel Zoe to be its chief stylist. [CocoPerez] 
Karlie Kloss really could not be any cuter than she is in this new Juicy Couture spot for the just-released fragrance, Couture La La. [Juicy Couture/YouTube]
(Photo: Getty) 
—Meredith
For more Juicy Couture fun, check out their original Juicy Couture and Viva La Juicy scents. 

Emma Stone Wows With Emerald Eyes, Karlie Kloss for Juicy Couture, And More

(Photo: Getty) 

—Meredith

For more Juicy Couture fun, check out their original Juicy Couture and Viva La Juicy scents

Too-Skinny Models Have Officially Been Banned in Israel

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Even models like Karlie Kloss are routinely photoshopped for magazine spreads. (Photo: MagXOne)

How skinny is too skinny? If you’re a model, casting agent, or magazine publisher working in Israel, that question has just been answered for you. Israel has enacted a new law—effective as of January 1—forbidding models with a body-mass index (BMI) below 18.5 from appearing in ads and editorial spreads. 

As the Wall Street Journal reports, the law also requires publications to tell readers when they’ve altered images of models to make them look skinnier. The measures are designed to put healthier-looking models in the spotlight, but it should be noted that they only apply to images produced in Israel, not those imported from other countries. 

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Hairistocracy: New Year, New Hair. 3 Trends to Try in 2013

We’re guilty of sticking with the same hair cut for years—if it’s not broke, why fix it? 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.

With January 1st right around the corner, many of us will undoubtedly be contemplating a hair re-do. (What better way to stride into a new year and season?) Whether you’re ready to chop off major inches or thinking about something more subtle, we have some inspiration for you. Behold, our forecast for 2013’s top three trends. From the looks of things, this year is all about embracing natural texture and bringing back graceful, feminine cuts.

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(Photo: fashionising.com)

Major Fringe:

Let’s bring back thick, playful fringes that showcase the face. It might mean a little upkeep but it’s a fresh change for spring. We love this style because it can be pulled off with longer lengths; as well as shoulder-length bobs. 

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Karlie Kloss Chops Off Her Hair Right Before the Victoria’s Secret Show

Karlie Kloss models a new chin-length crop. (Photo: style.com)

—Hallie

One of our favorite blotting papers? Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Reuniting to Host the 2013 Golden Globes

The SNL veterans are co-hosting the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles this coming January 13th! (Photo: rollingstone.com)

—Hallie

We were ecstatic to learn that Erin Wasson shares some of our own personal favorites! Do like the supermodel and use RMS “Un” Cover-Up as an alternative to conventional foundation. 

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. 

Wedding Bells for Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds

Meet the new Mr. and Mrs. Ryan Reynolds. (Photo: celebuzz.com)

What polish shades are you rocking this season? Share a picture of your favorite fall mani and you could win 100 polishes from Color Club!