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Essie’s New Gel Polish, A Scandalous Look At The Miss Korea Pageant, And More
Essie has plans to launch an at-home gel polish set that promises not to damage nails. [Beauty High]
Kelly Osbourne is hopping on the bangs train and added some fun color too. [Us Weekly]
A shocking look at the world of the Miss Korea pageant, filled with plastic surgery, scandal, and crazy security. [Fashionista]
The next gen of running shoes. [Well+Good NYC]
People with oily acne-prone skin, you can use cream cleansers too! [xoVain]
A collection of male feminists—feMENists—or just guys fighting for gals? [Bust]
More amazing TV-inspiration: 50 Game of Thrones braids

Essie’s New Gel Polish, A Scandalous Look At The Miss Korea Pageant, And More

More amazing TV-inspiration: 50 Game of Thrones braids


The Right Way to Cover Undereye Circles, Mariah Carey’s Blooper Reel, and More
From air purifiers to therapeutic lighting, this gorgeous apartment was built to make you healthier. [Well+Good]
Even though it’s barely August, you can rock these fall makeup trends right now. [Beauty High]
Songbird diva Mariah Carey shared a blooper reel on her YouTube channel. [Glamour]
The H&M online shop is finally up. Now you can skip the crowds and shop all those designer collabs from your couch. [Elle]
Here’s the right way to cover up those pesky undereye circles, courtesy of Bobbi Brown herself. [She Finds]
—Geraldine
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Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton, Beyonce’s Fan Debacle, and More

Style star Michelle Williams is the new face of Louis Vuitton. We’re loving the pics from her new campaign. [Huffington Post]
Hydrating the wrong way can negatively affect your workout. Here’s how to get your H20 the right way. [Well+Good]
Emma Stone has yet another new cut. This time it’s a summer bob and we officially have major hair envy. [Daily Mail]
Turns out, nail polish guru Essie Weingarten’s husband loves her namesake polish line just as much as she does: He’s never without a coat of Mademoiselle. Is the man mani a new trend? [The Cut]
At a recent performance, Beyonce’s hair got stuck in a fan—eek!  She played it cool though and later posted an InstaVideo of the incident along with some parody lyrics. Snaps for the diva. [Buzzfeed]


—Geraldine
 
Something else you need to check out: An astronaut shows the world how she washes her hair. In space.

Michelle Williams for Louis Vuitton, Beyonce’s Fan Debacle, and More

—Geraldine
 
50 Game of Thrones Braids, The New Face of Dior Homme, and More
Game of Thrones is over. Sob. Make the GOT love last a little longer and scope out 50 of the epic show’s best braids. [The Cut]
Outdoor yoga, boot camp, and paddleboarding, oh my! Here’s a comprehensive guide to outdoor and summer-centric fitness in New York. [Well+Good]
Bold lips are always one of our favorite go-to looks—but pairing a crimson pout with a cropped cut? Shear genius. Here’s how to rock it. [BeautyHigh]
Dior has just named Robert Pattinson the new face of Dior Homme. [WWD]
OPI has released a set of six pretty iPhone cases featuring—you guessed it—their best-selling shades. [SheFinds]
—Candice
(Photo: HBO)
Calling all puppy-loving New Yorkers! This weekend, Bark & Co is hosting their first ever Pupup Shop—a puppy-owner matchmaking and adoption event. 

50 Game of Thrones Braids, The New Face of Dior Homme, and More

—Candice

(Photo: HBO)

Calling all puppy-loving New Yorkers! This weekend, Bark & Co is hosting their first ever Pupup Shop—a puppy-owner matchmaking and adoption event. 

Hot Yoga and Skincare Tips With Well & Good NYC

NY-based yoga instructor and general badass Loren Bassett.

Last night, I headed uptown to hang out with Well and Good NYC at Pure Yoga West, a gorgeous space that feels more like a spa than a studio. The event kicked off Pure Shape, Pure Yoga, a three-part series with some of the city’s top instructors. First up: Loren Bassett, who led us through a sweaty but fun hot yoga class (think Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack and plenty of vinyasas). But that was only part one: after we all toweled off and rehydrated, the site’s co-founder, Melisse Gelula, told us the secret to preventing post-workout blemishes.

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Melisse Gelula Pledges To Put an End to the “Crazy Stockpile”: New Year’s Beauty Resolutions

Here comes the New Year! The end of 2011 means we can start thinking about all the exciting things we want to add to our lives (new shoes!) and all the resolutions we have for the next 12 months (get more sleep!). With that in mind, we asked some of our favorite people in the industry to tell us what their beauty/health/wellness resolutions are for 2012. They gave us a peek into how they’re planning on sprucing up their routines. For today’s post, we chatted with Melisse Gelula, one of the co-founders of Well+Good, which is our favorite resource for all things health, fitness, and well-being related.


My resolutions aren’t exactly civilian beauty issues because I cover natural and organic products on Well+Good. Therefore, I have a crazy stockpile of beauty products in a closet, so my resolution might be to try more of them and move it along!

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Haute and Health Holiday Gifts: Well-Balanced

You wouldn’t know it from how much we talk about cookies, but Birchbox staffers are a pretty healthy bunch. We love our veggies and mind-clearing workouts, and are always up to try the latest fitness class or nutrition bar. Which is why we have new regular column: Well-Balanced. Check back weekly for our latest wellness obsession.

Whenever we have a question about wellness, we turn to the ladies behind Well + Good NYC. From juice cleanses to fitness crazes, co-founders Alexia Brue and Melisse Gelula are all-knowing. This holiday season is no different. They’ve put together a Healthy Holiday Gift Guide, filled with items that combine style and wellness. Trust me, this is not your average collection of overpriced cashmere blankets and whimsical-yet-impractical objects d’art. Instead, you’ll find everything from cute performance windbreakers and OM-worthy yoga gear to healthy cooking products and a luxe $10,000 at-home Kinesis Personal machine (what, I didn’t say this was a budget gift guide). They’ve also got picks from New York’s wellness royalty, including Tata Harper and Jillian Michaels, and a roundup of splurge-worthy spa treatments. Download it now and see for yourself.

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Well & Good NYC Picks the Best Wellness Week Deals

Get half-off a treatment at the Caudalie Vinotherapie Spa at the Plaza during SpaFinder Wellness Week. Photo: Well and Good NYC.

Despite my gluttonous tendencies, I’m actually a bit of a wellness geek. I love trying new exercise classes, and have undergone more nutty spa treatments that is probably advisable. But in the age of $30 spin classes and $9 green juices, taking care of yourself can get very spendy. Which is why SpaFinder’s Wellness Week, kicking off March 21st, is so awesome. Twice a year, spas, gyms, and studios across the country offer huge deals on their best classes and treatments — usually at least 50% off. It’s the perfect opportunity to kickstart a healthy routine, test out new fitness classes, or treat yourself to a swanky spa treatment.

Wellness Week happens nationwide (browse deals near you on the SpaFinder site), and in New York, we’re lucky to have a slew of tempting options. Thankfully our friends at Well and Good have put together a handy insider’s guide. Book early, before all the deep tissue massages and private pilates sessions are gone!

—Mollie

Want more healthy tips? Read our Birchbox Crush interview with Well and Good NYC co-founder Melisse Gelula.

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Skincare Tips from Well and Good’s Melisse Gelula

Photo: Larkin Clark

Wellness guru Melisse Gelula, co-founder of Well and Good NYC, takes her skincare very seriously. When I talked to her for this month’s Birchbox Crush, we spent nearly an hour chatting about different types of cleansers, exfoliators, oils, serums, and moisturizers. The big takeaway? Switch things up. Your skin changes from day to day, season to season. The products that work perfectly during the winter aren’t going to translate to summer. Thanks to her, I’ve swapped out my usual salicylic acid wash, which was too drying on my skin during wintertime, and am using a creamy cleansing milk by Dr. Hauschka instead. I’ve also thrown a face oil and rich moisturizer into the mix—both to great effect. Read her 7 Habits of Highly Effective Skincare now—it’ll change the way you think about your products.

—Mollie

For more of Melisse’s natural beauty and skincare tips, read her Birchbox Crush.

Resolutions Worth Making

I have a friend who has an atypical New Years tradition: he writes down all his resolutions on scraps of paper and, at the chime of midnight, burns them to ashes. I like this. It’s a firm stance against those un-keepable resolutions that we all make. Then again, there’s something about January 1st that is incredibly seductive - the chance to reset and charge forward refreshed. This year, instead of resolving to lose five pounds, I’m more focused on tweaking my lifestyle to make it healthier and happier. I love the approach that my friends at Well and Good NYC are taking: they’ve devoted this week to healthy resolutions that they can achieve, from trying exercise classes that scare them and detoxing their beauty cabinet. 

My beauty resolutions are still in the works, but here is a small start:

-No more being lazy about SPF. I’ve been lectured by dermatologists, facialists, and skincare gurus for years and still I laze by with the modicum of sunscreen in my daily tinted moisturizer. No more. It’s SPF 30 everyday or bust. Stay tuned for more resolutions from me and Team Birchbox.