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Coco Rocha’s Edgy New Pixie, Teen Choice Beauty, and More
It’s official, the pixie is the cut of the season. Allure filmed supermodel Coco Rocha as she chopped off her long hair in favor of a Tilda Swinton-inspired style. [Allure]

Feast your eyes on this roundup of the best beauty looks from the Teen Choice Awards. [Beauty High]
Yikes, your cellphone could be giving you wrinkles, saggy skin, and acne. [She Finds]
Would you buy food from your neighbors? Shareyourmeal is a Dutch website that enables you to buy leftovers from nearby people. NYC and SanFran launches are in the works. [Greatist]
In her interview with W Magazine, Cara Delevingne reflects on advice from Rihanna and Kate Moss, her childhood dreams, and more. [W Magazine]
After Lady Gaga’s single Applause was leaked (in bad quality, too) the singer decided to release the song a week early. [Mashable]
Enough about the cronut, we want to know more about the new foodie fad the ramen burger. [Refinery 29]
—Geraldine Lai
Combat saggy, dull skin below the neck with Caldrea’s nourishing and sweetly-scented body lotion.

Coco Rocha’s Edgy New Pixie, Teen Choice Beauty, and More

—Geraldine Lai

Combat saggy, dull skin below the neck with Caldrea’s nourishing and sweetly-scented body lotion.

Rosario Dawson Shaves Her Head, Juicing as a Religion, and More
The gorgeous Rosario Dawson is sporting a new punk-inspired hairstyle for her upcoming flick Finally Famous. Anyone else loving it? [People]
Award-winning perfumer Calice Becker chats about the process behind developing perfumes with luxury brands like Oscar de la Renta. [Refinery 29]
If chemical teeth whiteners freak you out, try these seven superfoods to help brighten your smile naturally. [Bella Sugar]
Zac Posen reflects on his journey to designer stardom. One piece of advice: “You have to have chutzpah.” [Fashionista]
Is juice fasting a new religion? Check out this theory on why people cleanse. [The Cut]
Kanye West reveals the details on the designer that snubbed him during fashion week and how that inspired one of his new songs. [W Magazine]
—Geraldine
Planning your summer travels? Here are some tips and stories from our jet-setting editor-at-large Christine Ajudua.
(Photo: Raymond Hall/Wireimage)

Rosario Dawson Shaves Her Head, Juicing as a Religion, and More

—Geraldine

Planning your summer travels? Here are some tips and stories from our jet-setting editor-at-large Christine Ajudua.

(Photo: Raymond Hall/Wireimage)

Chanel Nail Tutorial for Beginners: Guest Blogger

You may have noticed that here at Birchbox, we have a deep, abiding love for all things nails. Which is why nail artist extraordinaire Taryn Multack, a.k.a Miss Ladyfinger, is a great fit as this week’s guest blogger. Multack, who’s spent time working at fashion staples like Oscar de la Renta and W Magazine, uses trends and looks straight from the runway to create gorgeous, imaginative designs for her digits. The most impressive part? She does all of her art while keeping a day job in the fashion world. This week, she teaches us how to make our nails just as fabulous as hers.

Let me just first say that I am not a nail technician. I repeat: not a nail technician. I’m simply a fashion industry gal with a steady hand, but we all need to start somewhere, right? Miss Ladyfinger started out as the typical nail blog, swatching colors as I purchased them. (Side note: It’s embarrassing, but I admit to spending more money on polish than on clothes.) It wasn’t until I bought my first nail art pen that things got interesting. Like any art form, a blank canvas can be intimidating. Luckily, my day job requires that I immerse myself in fashion runway images to gain inspiration, so that’s exactly what I did. I’m here to tell — and show — you how you can, too.

Click through to get these Chanel-inspired nails in five easy steps this is a tutorial created for nail art beginners!

Let’s start with beginner runway-inspired nail art. For this post I chose a simple Chanel look, because really, what girl doesn’t love Chanel? All you’ll need is a white polish and a black nail art pen. For this look I used Cotton by American Apparel and Sally Hansen’s black nail art pen, available at any drug/specialty store.

1. Prep your nail with base coat
2. Apply white polish to the whole nail

3. Using your nail art pen, apply a diagonal line starting from the halfway point of your nail bed to the halfway point of your nail tip.

4. Next, draw a smaller line parallel to the first one.

5. Complete the square by drawing lines down towards your cuticle.


6. Top it off with Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat, and voilà! Your very own set of sassy Chanel nails.

For more neutral colored polishes that work as a base for all your nail art needs, try these taupe shades from Zoya.