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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! 
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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)

Kris Jenner Lands a Talk Show, Cory and Topanga Cast their Daughter, and More
"Momager" Kris Jenner lands her own talk show on Fox. [E! Online]
Beyonce gives a behind-the-scenes look at her Pulse NYC fragrance photo shoot. [BellaSugar]
Disney’s Girl Meets World has cast its newest member—Cory and Topanga’s daughter! [Yahoo]
Here’s how to get an easy and oh-so-cute heart mani for Valentine’s Day. [The Beauty Department]
A look at the entire history of red lipstick dating back to Cleopatra. [Elle.com]
—Charisse
Learn how to get the perfect red lip by watching this step-by-step video.
(Photo: Nick Saglimbeni/20th Television)

Kris Jenner Lands a Talk Show, Cory and Topanga Cast their Daughter, and More

—Charisse

Learn how to get the perfect red lip by watching this step-by-step video.

(Photo: Nick Saglimbeni/20th Television)

Sideways French Manicure, L’Wren Scott’s First Fragrance, and More
Learn how to recreate this superchic sideways French manicure in just five easy steps! [SheFinds]
Mass weddings took place yesterday all over the world because it was 12-12-12, the last triple date for a century. [CNN]
A Panama woman was caught smuggling three pounds of cocaine into Barcelona—in her breast implants! [Fashion Etc.]
Nirvana reunited for the first time in 18 years for the 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert, with Paul McCartney standing in for Kurt Cobain. [Refinery29]
Two former Elle editors are rumored to be starting their own magazine. [Fashion Etc.]
See which celebrity manicures created the most buzz in 2012. [Beauty High]
Designer L’Wren Scott launches her first fragrance at the Barney’s New York flagship. [WWD]
(Photo: shefinds.com)

—Hallie

Looking for something else you can do in just five easy steps? Check out our sock bun tutorial!

Sideways French Manicure, L’Wren Scott’s First Fragrance, and More

(Photo: shefinds.com)
—Hallie
Looking for something else you can do in just five easy steps? Check out our sock bun tutorial!

Exclusive: This New German Polish Makes Home Manis Easier

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I’m normally a proud lefty, but whenever I paint my nails, I wish I were among the few lucky ones who were born ambidextrous. This might seem like a strange wish, but I’ve never figured out how stop my non-dominant hand from shaking when I pick up the little brush that comes with every bottle of nail polish. (I know there are some much bigger problems in the world, but it’s still vexing!)

That’s why I’m seriously loving the brand new alessandro polishes that just landed in our shop. Originally from Germany, this brand is launching in the US as a Birchbox exclusive—as of yesterday!—and not a moment too soon. These luxe polishes all come with a specially designed brush that’s wider and flatter than the norm. I tested out the Dusty Purple shade today, and the brush definitely made it easier for me to paint my nails evenly. The formula also feels thinner than other polishes I’ve encountered in the past, which helped give me more control and prevented my nails from ending up as a goopy mess.

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5 Shades You Need For the Holidays: Mani Monday

As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.

I’ve devoured my Thanksgiving leftovers and the first Christmas tree stand of the year is up on my New York City block—which can only mean that the holidays are officially in full swing. This season, it’s all about sophisticated, sparkly colors to suit the festive occasions on your calendar. Here are my top five polish picks to keep your nails holiday-ready all season.

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Birchbox Ops Hearts tenoverten Polish: Nailing It

Operations Associate, Loren, has a thing for nails—and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a weekly slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related. Check back regularly for Nailing It, Birchbox’s dedicated polish series.

Crystal is wearing Tenoverten Elizabeth.

This week, the Operations Team has been obsessed with Tennoverten Nail Polish. The lacquer line, created by the chic New York salon of the same name, includes some of our favorite colors to play with for fall, like eye-catching berry and dark-hued taupe. Take a peek after the jump to see how the Ops ladies are rocking these pretty polishes: 

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Dispatch From Paris: Cheesecake + Mani Date

This past week, while our community manager Rachel was showing us one of her beauty rituals (dumping all of her products in the sink while getting ready), JolieBox community manager Marie was indulging in a more relaxing beauty routine. Armed with her manicure tools, Marie spent the evening with a hot pink Essie polish and a delicious slice of cheesecake. So cute! 

We love seeing what the JolieBox ladies are up to every week. To keep up with their adventures in the Parisian beauty world, check back regularly for our dispatch from Paris

3 Simple Tips For Dark Polish: Mani Monday

As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.

With fall in full swing and Halloween just a couple days away, there’s no better time for dark, vampy nails. When I first started playing around with polish, I steered clear of darks for fear of looking too harsh, especially since my skin is so fair. But as long as you keep a few things in mind, there’s no reason to banish these shades from your nail polish repertoire. Whether you’re eyeing a deep burgundy or cutting to the chase with black, follow these tips to keep your mani stylishnever severe.

One of the season’s hottest hues: tenoverten’s Commerce shade.

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OPI Launches A Short Film Starring….A Horse!

—Hallie

In the mood to look at more polish? You’re in luck

Blood Splatter Nail Art: Mani Monday

As much as we love nail art, we’re better at admiring designs than coming up with them ourselves. That’s why we’ve enlisted Anna Norman, the smarty pants behind Glitter, She Wrote, to be a regular contributor. Every Monday, she’ll be sharing her latest lacquer inspiration—you won’t be satisfied with plain ol’ polish again.

Halloween is less than two weeks away. Have you planned your manicure for the big night yet? If you have a bottle of red polish, an ordinary plastic straw, and 10 minutes, you can pull off these super simple bloody nails—no nail art experience necessary. They’re the perfect addition to a creepy costume, or a stand-alone way to bring some spirit to the 31st, whether you’re decked out in a costume or not. Here’s how to get the look:

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