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A Chat with 2013 NYX Face Awards Winner, Missy Lynn

We’ve got contributing editor Natalie Alcala on speed-dial. Not only does the LA-based writer and blogger know the best places to score an unforgettable braid, she’s also discovered the secret to perfect skin from Hollywood’s elite. Every week, she’ll be cluing us in to the latest in West Coast fashion, beauty, and fun.

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As mentioned in last week’s post, this past weekend I participated in BeautyCon 2013, which was attended by more than 6,000 makeup gurus and aspiring beauty stars. (See a great recap here.)

In addition to being a panelist, I was also a judge in the NYX FACE Awards, where the country’s six up-and-coming YouTube gurus battled it out to become Beauty Vlogger of the Year and receive a cool $25,000. I sat down with the winner, Air Force enlistee Missy Lynn (aka Start2FinishMUA), to hear more about her inspiring journey and plans for the future.

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Kelly Osbourne to P’Trique: What to Catch at BeautyCon Los Angeles

We’ve got contributing editor Natalie Alcala on speed-dial. Not only does the LA-based writer and blogger know the best places to score an unforgettable braid, she’s also discovered the secret to perfect skin from Hollywood’s elite. Every week, she’ll be cluing us in to the latest in West Coast fashion, beauty, and fun.

Whether you’re an Internet sensation or simply a fan, your calendar is surely marked for this weekend’s BeautyCon in L.A. Going down at Siren Studios in Hollywood from 10am to 9pm, the day-long event will offer attendees the unique opportunity to meet all their favorite beauty and fashion web personalities under one roof. Want in? Register to attend here.

As you’ll see on the agenda, the day is jam-packed with an overwhelming amount of back-to-back workshops, panels, tutorials and competitions. To help you navigate the show like a pro, here’s a roundup of the top five events to catch. (I’m participating in two of them, so I hope I see you there!)

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Mega Hair, Makeup, and Nails at Erickson Beamon

At Erickson Beamon, the beauty inspiration was all about ’60s black and white photography, only done in a seriously over-the-top way. Lead makeup artist Tina Turnbow for NYX said, “I am such a huge fan of the ’60s, so we were just thinking about this gorgeous, expressive, huge eye and with the inspiration of those beautiful black and white pictures.” To get the eye look, she used the brand’s Jumbo Eye Pencils in black and white to draw dramatic shapes and then a smudging brush to diffuse and create the shadowy effect. To contrast with the mono-chromatic eye makeup, Turnbow added a “shot of crisp coraly-red” to the lips.

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10 Mix-and-Match Products For Traveling: Guest Blogger

We’re devoted fans of all things polish in the Birchbox offices, so of course Gina Galullo’s nail polish blog, Prim and Polished, caught our eye. A lawyer-by-day and a lacquer connoisseur-by-night, Galullo posts thoughtful reviews of new shades along with colorful swatches, so even novice polish-wearers have an insider’s guide to the prettiest hues. This week, she shares the products she can’t live without, plus the work-appropriate shades you can even rock in your cubicle.

Pictured: 1. Skin 79 Hot Pink BB Cream 2. Paula’s Choice Skin Balancing Moisture Gel 3. Revlon Color Stay Whipped Cream Foundation 4. NYX Powder Blush in Pinkie 5. Milani Liquif’eye in Black 6. Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara in Black 7. Too Faced Shadow Insurance 8. Wet n’ Wild Vanity Palette 9. Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Walking on Eggshells 10. MAC Viva Glam Cyndi lipstick.

Not only do I love nail polish but I love makeup as well. It can be difficult to decide what to pack sometimes when traveling, so I wanted to show you what I brought on a recent cruise.

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