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Reed Krakoff Is Leaving Coach, How To Wear Second Day Hair, And More
Reed Krakoff is leaving Coach in 2014 to focus on his own eponymous brand. [Glamour]
Learn how to rock bed head with these second day hairstyles. [Real Beauty]
Sneak a peek inside Birchbox Man’s May 2013 box in this spoiler video. [Birchbox Man]
Blue lipstick may win us over yet! Find out what happened when Allure test-drove a navy hue. [Allure]
Even Jillian Michael’s knows it can be hard to stick with it when you’re working out. Here’s her advice to avoid three common motivation pitfalls. [Well + Good NYC]
SheFinds found the Fun Dip candy equivalent of nail polish: hello, Julep Neon Powder Nail Kit! [SheFinds]
Kicking your running into high gear? Check out this awesome guide to your best 5K ever. [Greatist]
—Charisse
Learn all about our favorite outdoor beauty essentials to beat the heat this spring.
(Photo: Giovanni Giannoni)

Reed Krakoff Is Leaving Coach, How To Wear Second Day Hair, And More

—Charisse

Learn all about our favorite outdoor beauty essentials to beat the heat this spring.

(Photo: Giovanni Giannoni)

How Would You Describe Yourself?

Dove is back with another inspiring addition to their Real Beauty campaign. Unlike their last video, this one directly challenges real women to rethink their perceptions surrounding beauty—specifically, how they perceive their own beauty. Several women were selected to sit for a forensic sketch artist while hidden behind a curtain, and then described themselves to the artist who drew as they spoke. Afterwards, a person who had briefly met the original subject came in and described each woman as they saw her. 

It’s surprising to see how much the final two sketches differed. Each stranger-described image appeared friendlier, softer, and more open than the original—and often the women were in awe of the disparity between what they thought and what an objective viewer saw.

We’ve all fallen prey to the bad habit of selling ourselves short. Who hasn’t told someone about their less-than-awesome eyes, nose, chin, you name it, only to hear that it’s their friend’s favorite defining feature? At the very least, we’re glad that Dove’s video is a positive reminder to pause and consider that perhaps we’re all great exactly as we are.

—Bre

Want to see more of Dove’s recent Real Beauty campaign? Here’s how they tricked photo retouchers into reversing all of their work on models’ bodies.

Steal These Bloggers’ Spring Style, Courtesy of Birchbox + Madewell

Spring shopping really is the best—who can say no to shorts, bright prints, and pretty colors? But it’s even better when there’s a discount involved. If you’re on the Birchbox mailing list, then you’re in luck! You recently received a special promotion at Madewell for $25 off any purchase $75+. Take it from usour staff has already done quite a bit of damage with our offer codes at the 5th Avenue location (the brand’s spring collection is awesome).

To get you inspired to shop and use your code before it expires on April 14th, we invited several of our favorite bloggers to pull their favorite pieces from the store, and then we photographed them in their new covetable head-to-toe looks. Of course, we would never put anyone in front of the camera without treating them a primp session (this is Birchbox after all), so invited these lovely ladies to a hair styling sesh at Jeff Chastain’s Parlor followed by a makeup application from the talented Nam Vo

Scroll through the photos above for a behind-the-scenes look at the day and then click through the links below to check out the final shots! 

If you live in D.C. or Boston, join us for a special Birchbox x Madewell event on Wednesday!