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Back to Basics Hair Care: A Fine (Hair) Frenzy

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From out-of-control curls to lackluster color, we all wrestle with our personal hair frustrations. This week, our friends across the pond at Birchbox UK tackled an issue that hits close to home for me: fine strands with zilch volume. Lucky for me (and for you), there are plenty of ways to fake a fuller mane—without resorting to a Donald Trump combover. Click here to see our coworkers’ tested, approved, and totally spot-on tricks.

—Ally

PS: Our British co-parts will be addressing a new hair headache each week. Hop on over to the Birchbox.co.uk to find solutions for your particular hair gripe.

Sound Advice On Revamping Your Beauty Routine From 4 Experts

imageWhenever a big season change comes around, we know it’s time for us to overhaul our daily regimens. Which is why we asked some of beauty’s best to share their tips on how we should shake things up with our regularly scheduled beauty lineup. From how to protect your skin to the trick for scoring the longest lashes ever, here’s the insider advice that you won’t want to miss:

1. Try Going Natural

This fall at New York Fashion Week, we asked Juice Beauty founder Karen Behnke to tell us her big predictions for the coming year: “Gentle fruit-based, gluten-free beauty products are going to be a huge trend in 2014.” Heed this savvy founder’s advice and test drive all-natural alternatives like Juice Beauty’s recently launched collection of organic cosmetics. The line uses ingredients like organic açai, goji berries, blueberries, pomegranate, and cranberries to create gorgeous, vivid colors. Our current fave is the Glowing Cheek Color, which eschews parabens, petroleum, and pesticides and has a lovely dewy finish.

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With fall premieres upon us and our heritage theme in full swing, we’re looking back fondly at some of our favorite 90s TV style icons.
From the hair trick we learned from Angela Chase on My So-Called Life to the style tips we picked up from Steve Urkel (seriously!), here’s some excellent insight from one of our favorite decades.

With fall premieres upon us and our heritage theme in full swing, we’re looking back fondly at some of our favorite 90s TV style icons.

From the hair trick we learned from Angela Chase on My So-Called Life to the style tips we picked up from Steve Urkel (seriously!), here’s some excellent insight from one of our favorite decades.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Pre-Wedding Makeup Trial: Lover.ly

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their expert advice for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

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(Photo by: Anne Robert Photography on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly)

Most brides who have their wedding makeup professionally done opt to do a test run before the big day. This is a great idea; it ensures that you and your makeup artist are on the same page beforehand, so you don’t end up looking like an ’80s beauty queen for, say, your boho wedding. Here are our tips for getting the most out of your test-run session.

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Covergirl + Hunger Games, Michelle Obama’s Hip Hop Album, and More

Take a peek at the new CoverGirl x Hunger Games makeup line. So pretty. [Beauty High]
Michelle Obama is putting together a hip-hop album as part of her “Let’s Move!” obesity campaign. [Refinery 29]
Sad news for Grey’s Anatomy fans: Sandra Oh will be leaving the show after this season.[Us Weekly]
You! Lingerie broke the mold by using fully pregnant models for their Lingerie Fashion Week show. [Huffington Post]
Besides your armpits, here are six other places to swipe your antiperspirant.  [xoVain]
New mom Kristen Bell decided to pose for Redbook Magazine without losing all of her baby weight—and she looks fantastic. [Fashionista]
Jennifer Aniston would rather shave her head than wear “The Rachel” for the rest of her life. [Total Beauty]
—Geraldine
(Photo: Covergirl)
Did you know Tina Fey has a new show coming soon? We celebrated the news by looking back on good times with Liz Lemon—in GIFS.

Covergirl + Hunger Games, Michelle Obama’s Hip Hop Album, and More

—Geraldine

(Photo: Covergirl)

Did you know Tina Fey has a new show coming soon? We celebrated the news by looking back on good times with Liz Lemon—in GIFS.