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5 Travel Videos to Get You Ready for Columbus Day Weekend
There are just two more work days until Columbus Day weekend and we hope you’ve got Monday off like we do! To prep for the long weekend, we’ve been brushing up on all our best travel tips, including ways to efficiently pack a carry-on and how to look refreshed after stepping off a plane. Keep reading for our jet-setting advice and bon voyage! 
Yoga Poses for Travelers with Tara Stiles

I’m completely in favor of skipping exercise for the long weekend, but the truth is that I always feel better after a little yoga (even if it’s only a couple of minutes). These easy poses from our favorite yoga-lebrity, Tara Stiles, can be done anywhere. 
How To: Look Great After a Long Flight

It’s hard to look presentable after traveling, but this makeup routine will have you looking your best no matter whether you’re commuting by plane, train, or automobile. 
10 Travel Essentials from OscarPRGirl

Globe-trotting social media darling OscarPRGirl shares her top 10 travel essentials (as in the 10 things I’ll be adding to my packing list ASAP). 
How to Pack Your Carry-On

Organizational guru Melanie Charlton shares her advice on packing superefficiently. Since I’m not a fan of checking a bag, nothing could be more useful than knowing how to properly pack a carry-on.
Birchbox: Top 4 In-Flight Beauty Tips

Here are our top four tips for surviving a long flight—from the best thing to wear, the products you need to stay hydrated and happy, and much more. 
—Lorelei 
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5 Travel Videos to Get You Ready for Columbus Day Weekend

There are just two more work days until Columbus Day weekend and we hope you’ve got Monday off like we do! To prep for the long weekend, we’ve been brushing up on all our best travel tips, including ways to efficiently pack a carry-on and how to look refreshed after stepping off a plane. Keep reading for our jet-setting advice and bon voyage! 

Yoga Poses for Travelers with Tara Stiles

I’m completely in favor of skipping exercise for the long weekend, but the truth is that I always feel better after a little yoga (even if it’s only a couple of minutes). These easy poses from our favorite yoga-lebrity, Tara Stiles, can be done anywhere. 

How To: Look Great After a Long Flight

It’s hard to look presentable after traveling, but this makeup routine will have you looking your best no matter whether you’re commuting by plane, train, or automobile. 

10 Travel Essentials from OscarPRGirl

Globe-trotting social media darling OscarPRGirl shares her top 10 travel essentials (as in the 10 things I’ll be adding to my packing list ASAP). 

How to Pack Your Carry-On

Organizational guru Melanie Charlton shares her advice on packing superefficiently. Since I’m not a fan of checking a bag, nothing could be more useful than knowing how to properly pack a carry-on.

Birchbox: Top 4 In-Flight Beauty Tips

Here are our top four tips for surviving a long flight—from the best thing to wear, the products you need to stay hydrated and happy, and much more. 

—Lorelei 

For more Birchbox videos, click here. 

The Birchbox BBQ Survival Kit

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The fourth of July means that we get two of our favorite summer activities packed into one day: 1. gorgeous fireworks and 2. endless BBQ. But as much as we would love to dive straight into the deliciousness of it all, we’ve got to be prepared for everything from stains to sunburns. To gear up for Independence Day festivities, we’ll be grabbing these products so our totes are prepped:

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Packing List: Disney World!

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(Photo: Walt Disney World)

This year I’m braving the holiday crowds and heading to Disney World for the Fourth of July weekend! While I’m down there, I’m also going to visit Universal Studios to check out the recently expanded home of The Simpsons—Springfield—and did I mention I’ll be celebrating my birthday? It’s bound to be a fun amusement park-filled week! Here’s what I plan on taking along to make the most of my time in Orlando:

1. Longchamp Le Pliage
I love that this bag is water-resistant and that it has a zipper, so I don’t have to worry about things accidentally falling out.

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5 Tips to Help You Banish Acne This Spring

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The sun is finally shining here in New York, and I’m ready to switch up both my wardrobe and beauty routine to better suit the rising temperatures. Unfortunately, this means dealing with my worst enemy—oily skin. It’s a daily battle to fight off that inevitable shine, which also means trying to prevent additional acne flare-ups. Who needs that when all I want is to be fresh-faced and bare-shouldered? 

With that in mind, I came up with a few battle-tested tricks that have kept my complexion clear in warmer weather. Here are my five favorite tips for keeping breakouts at bay in the spring.

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We Heart Drew Barrymore’s Wavy Updo and Pink Lips

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(Photo: FameFlynet Pictures, NBC)

Drew Barrymore recently stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to chat about her beauty line and life as a new mom—but we were too busy ogling Ms. Barrymore’s adorable spring look (for an up close view, check out the video below) to hear everything she was saying. The actress sported an adorable weekend look combo of pretty pink lips, bouncy waves fastened in a high ponytail, and fetching foral-print jeans. Here’s how to recreate her look just in time for Saturday brunch: 

Step 1: You won’t find a single blemish on Drew’s flawless complexion. Before applying your go-to complexion perfectors, prep your skin with a mattifier like MAKE’s Face Primer SPF 30

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Sneak Peek: Birchbox March 2013

It’s here! March Birchboxes are shipping out soon, and that means we’ve got another sneak peek video for you. This month, we’re talking March Madness—but in our world, that means much more than college basketball brackets. We’re planning tons of fun Birchbox matchups that pit our favorite styles and looks against each other. Find out which key players got coveted slots in our starting lineups, then comment on YouTube for a chance to win the products featured this month.

Find out more about March’s standouts, including Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo and Incoco Nail Polish Appliques on the Birchbox YouTube channel

—Lorelei

Are you as in love with Hayley’s hairstyle as we are? Find out how she created her princess roll with this handy tutorial

The Suede-Wrapped Ponys At Monique Lhuillier Were Entirely Too Cool

Usually when ribbon is used in hair, it’s fastened into a girlish bow around a ponytail, but such was not the case at Monique Lhuillier’s fall 2013 show. Kerastase’s lead stylist Odile Gilbert and her army of assistants used black suede ribbon in a very creative way to achieve low twisty knots that were completely wrapped in the fabric.

Gilbert and her team created the elegant ‘dos by first misting the models’ hair with water. After adding a deep side part, the wet hair was pulled back into a low ponytail and secured with an elastic. Finally, buttery suede ribbon was wrapped around the pony  and then the pony was twisted up into a chic knot and secured with bobby pins. Any stray strands were smoothed down with Kerastase’s DOUBLE FORCE hairspray. Odile explained that the resulting look was, “elegant without being too understated.” We couldn’t agree more.

 -Ally

Create your own tricked out updo by wrapping one of these colorful headbands around the base of your ponytail.  

Level Up Your Birchbox Gift Subscription with These Best-Sellers: Special Ops

We’re always talking about the staffers in the Birchbox office, but the ones who you interact with everyday are the ladies of our hard-working Ops team. These fabulous femmes handle all of your customer service woes. We wanted to give you a chance to get to know them even better—so here’s a peek at who’s on the other side of the phone.

We know it’s no easy feat to check each person off your holiday gift list, which is why we wanted to make gifting easier and even more awesome by amping up our gift subscriptions. This season, when you place a gift subscription order (for both men and women), you can add any of these best-selling products to your order so they arrive with the first gift box. The best part? You can add up to five of the items listed below—and they’ll all arrive with your giftee’s first shipment.

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My Top 10 Beauty Product Stocking Stuffers: Guest Blogger

Emily Loftiss, of Loftiss Says…, is a style and beauty maven who can take even the worst fashion debacle and make it a winning situation—who else could turn an old, too-small dress into an awesome style find from your own closet?  This week, she’s telling us her top shopping picks for the holidays, her 5-minute trick to scoring gorgeous night out makeup, and more.

Oh, it’s that time of year when you are looking for gifts for everyone from your bestie to your grandmother. Instead of buying her items that might just take up space and leave her unimpressed (mom, I still don’t forgive you for the orange in the foot of my stocking!) check out my fool proof list below. Grab even a few of these and I promise you’ll hit it out of the park!

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1. Dr. Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads

This product is magical in every way—it gives you a gorgeous, healthy glow! Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to have that golden look. Plus, the packets are perfect for traveling too!

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Dispatch from Paris: Twistband Mania

Over the past year, you’ve heard us talk a lot about Twistbands. Ever since we discovered the colorful elastics, we’ve thrown out all our old hair ties. Now our friends at JolieBox UK and Paris have hopped on the bandwagon. Check out this cute video they created to show how they use Twistbands. 

JolieBox’s Mathilde says, “My favorites are the fluorescent ones since I always dress in black they add a pop of color to my clothes. I usually style my hair in a high bun at the beginning of the day and then let it loose so my straight hair has a small wave!”

Learn more about JolieBox and meet their impossibly fabulous editorial director Mathilde!