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Stars and Stripes: Nailing It

Operations Coordinator, Loren, has a thing for nails—and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related


Sarah is wearing Zoya Sooki, Color Club Insta-This, Color Club Mod in Manhattan, and Revlon Silver Screen.

America’s birthday is almost here and to celebrate, a few of the ladies on the Operations team at Birchbox HQ are sporting some particularly patriotic nail art. To help inspire your own Independence Day designs, take a look at the fabulous digits below and get ready for those fireworks!

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A Spring Hair Makeover: Hello Ginger!


Spring is supposedly in full bloom, which means it’s the perfect time to embrace tiny tweaks that result in jaw-droppingly awesome results. For some Birchbox staffers those changes might include a wardrobe refresh or a breakfast overhaul, but I always welcome a new season with a new hair color.

Inspired by Mad Men's Joan, I took the plunge and dyed my cool-toned brunette locks a warm red hue. To score the ginger-y shade, I trekked to Brooklyn’s High Horse Salon and handed my lame tresses over to hair stylist Allison. 

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Get Taylor Swift’s Beauty Look in Just 5 Steps



Taylor Swift is, without a doubt, one of 2012’s leading ladies. Thanks to her best-selling album Red (1.2 million copies sold in one week, thankyouverymuch) and some love life ups and downs (here’s looking at you, young master Kennedy), the Nashville-based country pop star was never ever ever too far from the spotlight.

But beyond the career and romantic escapades, Tay Tay also established a signature look this year: bold red lips, eye-grazing fringe, and a much more sophisticated style—and we totally want to steal it for ourselves. Luckily, the beauties at JolieBox have deciphered how to score her style in just a few steps.

Here’s how to get Taylor’s look.


Happy 2013! Our staffers have a long list of new year’s resolutions. What are yours?

How to Find the Right Red Lip For You: Guest Blogger

It can be a bit of a black hole trying to sort through all the anti-aging beauty products on the market. That’s why we look to the all-knowing Jonell Copeland, the editor of the Ageist Beauty, a blog that focuses on dishing out beauty advice to ladies aged 35-50. This week, she’s giving us all the deets on her holiday season musts!


(Photo: Shutterstock)

A red lip is an easy way to add a bit of holiday flair, sophistication and fun to your look. It can be universally flattering, if you choose the right lipstick.

Here are four easy-to-follow tips on how to make a crimson pout work for you:

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Red on Red for Fall, Courtesy of Rita Ora

Jay-z’s protégé Rita Ora looking gorgeous in rouge at MTV’s European Music Awards. (Photo:

If there’s one celebrity I look forward to seeing strut the red carpet, it’s rising star Rita Ora. Her attitude is refreshingly irreverent, and so is her style. As a huge fan of crimson lipstick, I loved that Rita rocked bold red lips on Sunday night at the MTV European Music Awards. I often use red lipstick to brighten up my shadowy fall wardrobe, but Rita’s head-to-toe crimson look inspired me to double down on red.

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Blogger Spotlight: Show Us Your Reds!

On Friday, we asked bloggers and vloggers to send us posts about their favorite red and pink styles for Valentine’s Day! We were wowed by all the polishes, pouts, and chic outfits. We’ve picked a few of our favorites to share below. Don’t forget to check back here this Friday for the next opportunity to have your blog featured here!


Love is in the air, y’all. Valentine’s Day is next week, so it’s time to dust off the hot pinks you’ve had in hibernation all winter and get your nail art on… read more on Anna’s blog!

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Calling All Bloggers: Show Us Your Reds!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s no surprise that red and pink are showing up on lips, hair, and eyes. Naturally, we want to see how you are wearing reds and pinks this season. Send us blog posts and videos of your favorite red and pink beauty and fashion looks. On Monday we’ll pick our favorites to feature on the blog! Looking for some red-spiration? Check out our Love is In the Air Pinterest board!

For a chance to have your blog or video featured on Monday send links to!


Low on red and pink? Shop our Valentine’s Day gift guide.

Beauty Is Life Lipstick in Kingdom: Gift of the Day

'Tis the season, which can mean only one thing: You are in search of great holiday gifts. Well, look no further. Whether you're stumped about what to get a co-worker, your dad, or your bestie, we have something for everyone on your list. Check back every day this month for a new dose of gift-giving inspiration — and get ready to deck your halls with much more than holly.

Why This Makes a Great Gift: Anyone who has hunted for the perfect red lipstick knows that it’s an arduous task. After trying a zillion shades from a gazillion different brands, we are unanimously smitten with this cheerful Beauty Is Life crimson. The color is sophisticated, classic, and wears well on every skin tone.

Perfect For: Any woman, whether it’s your sister, your best friend, or yes, even yourself (after all, you deserve a gift too). Not only is the shade is universally flattering, but it even has blue undertones that help make teeth look whiter.

Price: $28, available on

For more great gift ideas, visit our Holiday Gift Guide.

Sparkly Gold and Sumptuous Red: Chanel’s Holiday Collection Is A Thing Of Beauty Dreams

Earlier this week, I was having discussion with co-workers about holiday makeup and my input was this: Come December, all I see is red and sparkly. As much as I love experimenting with other colors during the rest of the year, during the holiday season I crave the glamorous classics. Since Chanel always seems to know what a girl wants (how do they do it?), I knew they’d have a wow holiday lineup in store. The 11-product collection is everything I’ve been dreaming of, and more. Some of the highlights: a luminous red polish named Rouge Carat, a perfect candy-apple-hued lipstick called Famous, a gold liquid liner named Or, and gilded shimmer gloss called Sparkle D’Or. Creating a holiday wish list has never been so easy.


If you can’t wait for the Chanel shade, get a similar red hot color from Deborah Lippmann.