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MAC’s Sweet Tooth, The New OCC Lip Tar, and More
MAC launches a dessert-inspired makeup collection called Baking Beauties and it looks yummy. [Refinery29]
Children of the ’90s, it’s time to rejoice: Nickelodeon sitcom Clarissa Explains It All will become its own book due out in fall 2014! [Glamour]
You’ll never believe what these two ingredients can do for your hair. [Allure]
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics creates a product for a fellow employee to help raise funds for her gender affirming surgery. [Refinery29]
This is possibly the coolest fashion month recap we’ve ever seen, but we definitely feel bad for the graphic designer that had to put it together. [Fashionista]
—Charisse
In need of a more natural makeup look?  Learn about the beauty essentials from California girl Sophie of Angel Food Style.
 
(Photo: MAC Cosmetics)

MAC’s Sweet Tooth, The New OCC Lip Tar, and More

—Charisse

(Photo: MAC Cosmetics)

My Latest Product Love: OCC’s Newest Lip Tar

Anytime something show-stoppingly pink ends up on my desk, I’m inspired to share my excitement. My latest love is OCC's brand new neon pink lip tar called Nylon, a tribute to the celeb-and-fashion focused glossy. The magazine's September issue heralds OCC's innovative lip tars as “The Best Lipstick of 2012,” and to celebrate, the makeup brand created the poptastic Pantone-matched color. If you haven't tried lip tars before, this is the perfect time to pick one up—you’ll honestly never find a lip color that is more pigmented or long-lasting! 

Would you dare wear this bright bubblegum shade? 

—Meredith 

If you’re looking to jazz up your regular lipstick routine, you can also check out the Birchbox Shop

The French Manicure Reinvented: 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.

French manicures have been a nail salon staple for ages. The traditional pink and white look isn’t quite a fashion faux-pas, but it can still feel pretty dated, especially for the style-minded gal. Here are a few ways to pay homage to the classic design while adding a fun, modern twist.

Saturated Statement Colors: There’s nothing stuffy about a French mani in edgy, on-trend shades. You can use a circular reinforcement sticker to create a perfect line, but I like to go freehand. For better control, try creating several short vertical lines across the tip of the nail rather than one long horizontal stroke. I turned to the Fall 2012 Pantone Color Report for seasonal inspiration, settling on two coats of Kure Bazaar Afrika with a cobalt blue tip in Nails Inc. Baker Street.

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Today’s National Lipstick Day! Find Out Our Favorite Shades

As beauty obsessives, there are few products that get us as excited as lipstick does. Pink, red, purple—we love every color of the rainbow. In honor of National Lipstick Day today (yes, it’s for real and yes, we think our fave product does deserve a full 24 hours worth of recognition), we wanted to share our favorite shades of all time. Here are our top picks: 

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Scrapbook Scissor Nails: 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’ll admit that I’ve done my fair share of scrapbooking, but I haven’t laid a hand on a pair of zigzag scissors in years. When I spotted a rack of funky scissors by an art store checkout a few days ago, I knew it was time to bring them back into my life. This time, it’s all about the nails.

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Inside the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics New Flagship

Last week, the Birchbox editors took a behind-the-scenes visit to the new Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics store on New York’s trendy Lower East Side. The 100% vegan, cruelty-free brand, known for its hyper-pigmented lip colors, just opened their first outpost in September, and has since been offering their makeup artist know-how and line of gorgeous hues to residents of the über-trendy neighborhood. Click through for a sneak-preview of OCC’s new spring line!

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