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At-home Spa Treatments, Pantone’s Color of the Year, and More

1. Create an Indulgent Spa Experience At Home: Have the spa come to you this weekend, with these easy tips from InStyle's Beauty Director Angelique Serrano. 

2. 10 Minute Shoe Shine: Just as much for the ladies as it is for the men, follow our GIF tutorial to take your leather booties from blah to bangin’.

3. Coarse Hair Care: We love this Back to Basics series from our UK team. This week, they tackle tricky-to-manage thick hair. Read to get their helpful tips!

4. Purple Reign: Pantone just released its color of the year for 2014: Radiant Orchid. Here’s how to incorporate this trendy color in your everyday look.

5. Winter Engagement Photos We Love: These romantic winter engagement photos, chosen by the gals at Lover.ly, are positively adorable. Click through to warm your cold, winter heart.

Reebok’s First Yoga Line, Gel Manicures 101, and More
Tara Stiles teams up with Reebok for the brand’s first yoga apparel line. [Well + Good NYC]
Refinery29 tests the ultimate waterproof mascara with real tears. [Refinery29]
Mary Kay is breaking a beauty world record by giving over 450 women makeovers within 24 hours.  [Allure]
Everything you need to know about gel manicures and skin cancer. [Beauty High]
From New York to Milan to Paris, a roundup of the best fashion week manicures during the last month. [BellaSugar]
We adore Tara Stiles so much, we featured her as our Birchbox Crush this winter. Check out the interview here. 

Reebok’s First Yoga Line, Gel Manicures 101, and More

We adore Tara Stiles so much, we featured her as our Birchbox Crush this winter. Check out the interview here

5 Polish Shades You Need This Spring: 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.

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It’s officially March, and even though it’s still quite chilly out, I’m itching to switch up my nail polish wardrobe. Goodbye dark, vampy shades, and hello to the colors of spring. While I do enjoy a pastel here and there, spring lacquer doesn’t always mean Easter egg-inspired hues. Here are my five picks to carry you through the season.

Poppy Red (thumb): This bright orange-hued red is one of the most universally flattering colors—it was even selected as one of the Pantone Fashion Color Report shades for the season. It’s livelier than the blue-hued reds of winter, but still looks sophisticated and classic. I’m wearing the brand new My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours by OPI. 

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Watch This Video For a Special Promo Code to the Birchbox Shop!

Every year, Pantone, the International color authority, releases their Color of the Year. The color for 2013 is Emerald—a truly fetching hue that looks good on just about everyone. To show you how to incorporate this eye-catching shade into your daily routine, our editor Meredith reveals her best tips for beauty and accessories. PLUS, since we want you to be on the forefront of the trend, we’re offering a special promo code, which can be found by watching the video. Use the code at checkout when you spend $25 in the Birchbox Shop and include at least one item from our emerald category in your cart. Hurry though, this offer is only good through March 10th. 

—Lorelei

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Our Blizzard Nemo Essential: Color Club’s Brand New Polish

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When we’re facing an approaching blizzard, our thoughts turn to hot soup, cozy blankets…and hunkering down with friends for a mani party. The upside of being trapped inside all day? There’s little risk of smudging your fresh polish.

As Nemo hits the Northeast, the hue that will brighten my spirits and make me think of tropical climes is Color Club’s recently released Wild Cactus. The rich emerald shade is totally on trend, matching Pantone’s Color of the Year (stay tuned for our video all about emerald), and looks great with my paler-then-pale skin. Tough enough to weather the storm, the rock-solid formula stays chip-free for days and is free of harsh ingredients like formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP. 

—Ally

Flash forward: You’re nails are done, your laundry is folded, and now you’re totally bored. Delve into our amazing behind-the-scenes look at New York Fashion Week!

5 Polish Shades to Try for Winter: 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.

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The hot trends last summer were pretty in-your-face (remember all of the screaming neons and chunky glitters we wore so often?). This season, I’m loving more subdued shades in rich jewel tones, plus some added sparkle, of course. Here are five shades to take you through the winter.

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(Photos: wtop.com, shefinds.com)

Pantone’s Color of the Year, H&M’s New Green Initiative, and More

Pantone has named the Color of the Year for 2013—emerald green! [Fashion Etc.]
As part of its new recycling initiative, iCollect, H&M will offer store discounts in exchange for donations of old clothing. [WWD]
A look into the long and illustrious history of the ubiquitous little black dress. [Refinery29]
Jessica Biel sat down with Elle to explain that surprisingly pink wedding dress. [Huffington Post]
These 50 gorgeous beauty looks are all you’ll need to work the holiday party circuit this month! [Beauty High]
A number of American Apparel digital ads were banned in the UK for their “unnecessarily sexual” content. [Fashionista]
Check out these terrifyingly realistic animal-inspired hairstyles! [Beautylish]
Some great tips for staying fit—especially handy if you’re eyeing a fitted dress for your holiday party outfit! [Shoptiques]
—Hallie
For more of the biggest beauty, fashion, and lifestyle news, make sure to keep up with our daily morning must reads!

Pantone’s Color of the Year, H&M’s New Green Initiative, and More

—Hallie

For more of the biggest beauty, fashion, and lifestyle news, make sure to keep up with our daily morning must reads!

Lady in Red: Mood Board

Our creative team is pretty, well, creative and they come across beautiful imagery all the time. Why not share the inspiration? Keep an eye out each Friday for their Mood Board, a collection of images they’re loving.

1. Decor8 Blog 2. Pinterest/nisaaahmed 3. Art Space 4. Style.com 5. Design Bloom

After a week of dreary weather, we’ve finally gotten a sunny reprieve here in New York. The much-needed dose of vitamin D has us thinking about bright pops of color—especially Marilyn Monroe-inspired red. The classic look-at-me rouge is just the right hue for weekend lips, freshly painted walls, and flowy fall outfits. 

This season, we’re totally crushing on stila’s stay all day liquid lipstick in Tesoro—it’s gorgeously pigmented and really doesn’t budge.

5 Nail Colors You Need This Fall: 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.

As the seasons change and you begin reaching for sweaters and boots instead of sundresses and flip flops, it’s prime time to revamp your nail polish wardrobe, too. I’ve loved the brights and neons from the summer, but I’m so ready for fall. Here are my five color picks to keep your nails in top form this autumn:

Holographic: I’m crazy about the subtle holographic polishes popping up in fall collections this year. Holos are more subdued than big, chunky glitters, but still pack an eye-catching, sparkly punch. I’m wearing Butter London Dodgy Barnett, a pale grey with a barely-there holographic sheen.

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Tangerine Tango and Olympian Blue Eyes: Guest Blogger

Meredith Jessica of Pigment and Palettes is a superstar when it comes to creating extra-dramatic eye makeup. But be warned: her embellished styles aren’t for the faint of heart. Regardless of whether you love these bold suggestions or you’d rather just stick with neutral shadows, there’s no denying the artistry behind these looks. This week, Meredith’s inspired by the colors that Pantone predicts will be trendiest for Fall—and uses them to create five incredibly cool ideas.

Fall is all about being fashion forward, and this look is definitely for people who like to turn heads and start trends. Tangerine Tango, a bright bold orange, is the color of 2012. The best way to make it pop is to pair it with a contrasting color like Olympian blue. Together they create a killer combo that’s sure to catch everyone’s attention, especially if you’re blessed with blue eyes. Bright Olympian blue complements the natural tones of azure eyes, while the bold orange of Tangerine Tango contrasts them—creating a dynamic duo that’s perfect for adding instant impact.

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