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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.

Vintage Bridal Beauty Inspiration:

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

If you’re going retro on your wedding day or for your engagement photos, the key to not looking like you’re heading to a costume party (unless, of course, you’re having a costume wedding!) is subtlety. To pull this off, choose one or two vintage-inspired styles to imitate—think a vintage dress and makeup with modern hair—or do the updated 2013 version of your gown, hairstyle, and makeup. Here are four gorgeous vintage beauty looks to get you inspired.


(Photo by: Shannon Williams Photography on Munaluchi Bridal via

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The Grown Up Q&A: James Wolk


With the sixth season of Mad Men nearing its end (cue sad cries here), the number one question on everyone’s mind remains—who is Bob Benson? Theories range from agency spy to your typical brown-noser (always ready with two cups of coffee!), but we still can’t say for sure. However, we do know that the talented and stylish actor who plays him, James Wolk, has a presence that’s impossible to ignore.

The gents of Birchbox Man caught up with the handsome fellow to find out which Mad Men character’s style he loves most, the item of clothing every man should own, and more.

Check out our exclusive interview with James Wolk in The Guide.


Can you believe it’s almost Father’s Day? Snag our limited edition Handsome & Hungry collection and give him the ultimate gift for grooming and grilling.

A Spring Hair Makeover: Hello Ginger!


Spring is supposedly in full bloom, which means it’s the perfect time to embrace tiny tweaks that result in jaw-droppingly awesome results. For some Birchbox staffers those changes might include a wardrobe refresh or a breakfast overhaul, but I always welcome a new season with a new hair color.

Inspired by Mad Men's Joan, I took the plunge and dyed my cool-toned brunette locks a warm red hue. To score the ginger-y shade, I trekked to Brooklyn’s High Horse Salon and handed my lame tresses over to hair stylist Allison. 

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Mad Men-Inspired Hair Tutorial: Birchbox Intern Diaries 

As if there weren’t enough reasons to love Mad Men, the women of the show are sporting some major hair height and I can’t get enough of it!  Inspired by 1960s bouffant hairstyles, this week’s Birchbox Intern Diaries video is a tutorial on how to get big hair with a retro twist.  Watch to learn how to get this look in just a few simple steps. Are you watching Mad Men this season? 


Check out this Birchbox Video of the Week to learn how to get a mod makeup look.

Deborah Lippmann Debuts Ice Cream-Inspired Polish, Beyoncé and The Great Gatsby, And More
Deborah Lippmann has unveiled its spring lacquer collection inspired by mint chocolate chip, oreo and cotton candy ice cream. Yum! [Refinery29]
As if we weren’t already excited for the movie as is—Beyoncé is rumored to be covering an Amy Winehouse song for The Great Gatsby soundtrack. [Glamour]

Just in time for the season six premiere this Sunday, John Slattery of Mad Men dishes on his fitness routine and more. [Q]

The winter to spring transition can make outfit selection tricky—puffer? No puffer? Here’s how to stay warm without sporting a parka. [Cheeky Chicago]
Sad news for Girls fans: Christopher Abbott, a.k.a. Charlie, has abruptly decided not to return for the show’s third season. [New York Post]

(Photo: Deborah Lippmann)

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Deborah Lippmann Debuts Ice Cream-Inspired Polish, Beyoncé and The Great Gatsby, And More

China Glaze’s Nail Polish App, Justin Timberlake’s New Video, and More
Find out what’s trending, search for new colors, and try on polishes with China Glaze’s new Nail Polish App for Apple products. [BellaSugar]
Justin Timberlake debuts his newest music video Mirrors, a retelling of his grandparents love story. [Huffington Post]
Add some charm to your ponytail with this easy DIY leather hair tie. [Cupcakes and Cashmere]
Get ready for Easter with these adorable spring manicures—complete with candy and bunnies. [Glo]
Alexis Bledel is engaged! The Gilmore Girls star will be saying I do with her co-star Vincent Kartheiser, from Mad Men. [Glamour]
Bump up the height and texture of your ponytail using tricks from this video. [Refinery29]
Here’s how to wear sand-textured nails four different ways. [Glamour]
Learn about cool ways to get involved in fitness to keep up your workout routine, here.

(Photo: China Glaze on iTunes)

China Glaze’s Nail Polish App, Justin Timberlake’s New Video, and More


(Photo: China Glaze on iTunes)