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Road Testing The Snail Facial, Shark Week-Inspired Manis, and More

Racked’s reporter tests the merits of Japan’s latest “it” facial by letting snails crawl on his face. [Racked]
Celebrate Shark Week with these jaws-inspired manicures and nail decals. [She Finds]
Our hot sauce devotion continues with these 50 healthy recipes that use Sriracha. Yum. [Greatist]
We can’t get enough of these gorgeous retro beauty looks, courtesy of Lucille Ball. [Huffington Post]
In September’s Harper’s Bazaar, cover girl Sarah Jessica Parker opens up about her Manolo Blahnik collab, female beauty, and more. [Harper’s Bazaar]
—Geraldine
While you wait for your August boxes to come in the mail, reminisce about July with these unboxing videos.

Road Testing The Snail Facial, Shark Week-Inspired Manis, and More

CEO of Missoni Still Missing After Plane Disappearance Friday
Vittorio Missoni and his wife Maurizia Castiglioni were traveling in a small plane off the coast of Venezuela when it disappeared on Friday. There’s still no sign of the plane or passengers as the search continues. [Fashionista]
Katie Holmes’ debut ad as the first celebrity spokeswoman for Bobbi Brown was just released and it’s clear that single life agrees with her. [Huffington Post] 
Wait…marshmallow is good for our skin? No, not the fluffy sugar puff you’re thinking of, but turns out marshmallow root is in a bunch of our favorite products. [Beauty High] 
We’re over the moon that our favorite period drama, Downton Abbey, is finally back stateside and Vulture’s weekly recap’s are the perfect way to start Monday morning. [NY Mag Vulture]
Urban Decay is expanding their popular “Naked” collection with a new BB Cream, setting sprays, and a set of travel size polishes! [Racked]
(Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images for Audi Fashion Festival)
—Lorelei
If you resolved to get your skin looking fabulous this season, get a head start by looking to our favorite skin-saving products in the Birchbox Shop. 

CEO of Missoni Still Missing After Plane Disappearance Friday

Vittorio Missoni and his wife Maurizia Castiglioni were traveling in a small plane off the coast of Venezuela when it disappeared on Friday. There’s still no sign of the plane or passengers as the search continues. [Fashionista]

Katie Holmes’ debut ad as the first celebrity spokeswoman for Bobbi Brown was just released and it’s clear that single life agrees with her. [Huffington Post] 

Wait…marshmallow is good for our skin? No, not the fluffy sugar puff you’re thinking of, but turns out marshmallow root is in a bunch of our favorite products. [Beauty High] 

We’re over the moon that our favorite period drama, Downton Abbey, is finally back stateside and Vulture’s weekly recap’s are the perfect way to start Monday morning. [NY Mag Vulture]

Urban Decay is expanding their popular “Naked” collection with a new BB Cream, setting sprays, and a set of travel size polishes! [Racked]

(Photo: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images for Audi Fashion Festival)

—Lorelei

If you resolved to get your skin looking fabulous this season, get a head start by looking to our favorite skin-saving products in the Birchbox Shop

(Photo: Stila)
Stila Launches Skincare, Foldable Hunter Boots, and More

Stila is expanding its repertoire with a new six-piece skincare line! [Fashion Etc.]
This past year yoga, juicing, and facial oils were all the hotness. See what other trends defined in the wellness and fitness world in 2012. [Well+Good NYC]
Be prepared for rainy days with the new and improved, foldable Hunter boots! [Fashion Etc.]
Prettify your Instagram feed by following these 50 fashion editors. [Racked]
Tricks to steal for New Year’s Day—Pat McGrath’s guide to hiding undereye dark circles. [Glamour]
There is now a bra with built-in pockets to help you store your credit cards and cash. Seriously. [Huffington Post]
Watch as this guy creates an incredible gingerbread replica of the Downton Abbey estate! [Grub Street]
—Hallie
Still stuck on your holiday beauty look? Check out our crown braid tutorial and Holiday Beauty Pulse survey for inspiration!
(Photo: Stila)

Stila Launches Skincare, Foldable Hunter Boots, and More

—Hallie

Still stuck on your holiday beauty look? Check out our crown braid tutorial and Holiday Beauty Pulse survey for inspiration!

Measuring the Year in Nail Art, Instagram Backtracks, and More

A look back at 2012 through the dynamic medium of nail art. [Buzzfeed]
A luxe 24k gold tanning lotion is the latest newcomer in the gold-flecked cosmetics trend, and it’ll literally give you a golden glow. [SheFinds]
There were some huge technological breakthroughs in the beauty industry in 2012—check out this year’s biggest game-changers. [Beauty High]
Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis shares her tips on eating smart and looking good during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. [BellaSugar]
Spread the cheer by doing something charitable this season—here are 10 ideas to get you started! [Her Campus]
Watch Rebecca Minkoff lip-synch to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” with various bloggers, models, and other fashion stars. [The Cut]
After an outpouring of complaints over Instagram’s revised terms of use, CEO Kevin Systrom reassures users that their pictures will not be used in advertising. [Racked]
A Belgian male model penned a cookbook called Model Kitchen, with contributions from numerous catwalk stars. [Huffington Post]
Look good while working out in new stylish gym gear. [Well+Good NYC]

—Hallie

(Photo: buzzfeed.com)

Still struggling with last minute shopping for your parents? (We know—it’s hard!) Luckily, we’ve got plenty of ideas for both mom and dad this season!

Measuring the Year in Nail Art, Instagram Backtracks, and More

—Hallie
(Photo: buzzfeed.com)
Still struggling with last minute shopping for your parents? (We know—it’s hard!) Luckily, we’ve got plenty of ideas for both mom and dad this season!
Beyonce and Pepsi, Les Miserablés Makeup Transformations, and More
Beyoncé just signed a $50 million partnership with Pepsi. That’s quite the paycheck! [USA Today]
Chloé is expanding its collection of fragrances to include a perfume for its diffusion line, See by Chloé. [WWD]
A remarkable behind-the-scenes look at the hair and makeup transformations for Les Miserablés. [The Cut]
Twitter and Instagram officially part ways—and Twitter is releasing its own set of photo filters before the end of the month. [Fast Company] 
Did you know that hair-saving argan oil can actually be damaging to your strands if used incorrectly? Learn how to make it work for you. [BellaSugar]
Gilt’s $450 steel Starbucks gift cards sold out in a matter of minutes and now the cards are listed on eBay for more than double the original price. [Racked]
(Photo: nytimes.com)
—Hallie
Have you taken a look at our latest Birchbox Beauty Pulse Survey, the Holiday Edition? If not, check it out now! 

Beyonce and Pepsi, Les Miserablés Makeup Transformations, and More

(Photo: nytimes.com)

—Hallie

Have you taken a look at our latest Birchbox Beauty Pulse Survey, the Holiday Edition? If not, check it out now

A First Look At The New Vogue Documentary

In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye gives a behind-the-scenes look into the lives of fashion’s biggest tastemakers. (Photo: fashionista.com)

—Hallie

We were thrilled to be included in First Round Capital’s Cyber Monday roundup along with some of the coolest e-commerce sites in the business! 

Rihanna’s New Perfume To Be Launched On Black Friday!

Rihanna describes her new perfume, Nude, as more “personal,” made with ingredients that remind her of a childhood in the Barbados. (Photo: wwd.com)

—Hallie

Sleep in on Black Friday and order your holiday gifts from our Holiday Shop or Pop-Up Home Shop instead!

WWD Reports Luxe Beauty is “Booming” Once Again

According to John Demsey, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.,“aspirational beauty is back.” (Photo: Annick Goutal Body Cream, Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane, and Chantecaille Brilliant Gloss)

—Hallie

Sock buns are a great way to keep your hair from being trapped under your scarf during the winter. Test out the style with our step-by-step sock bun hair tutorial!

Taylor Swift’s New Album Sells More Than 1.2 million Copies In Its First Week

Country pop starlet Taylor Swift has seemingly solved the complicated music industry question: What’s the best way to sell an album? (Photo: npr.com)

—Hallie

We just launched our holiday shop, and among the many amazing items available are these touchscreen-compatible Echo Design mSoft Echo Touch™ Gloves

Karlie Kloss Chops Off Her Hair Right Before the Victoria’s Secret Show

Karlie Kloss models a new chin-length crop. (Photo: style.com)

—Hallie

One of our favorite blotting papers? Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers.