We’re loving this easy but elegant un-done look from @meganngentry and her friends 👯 The key product? @love_amika’s Perk Up Dry Shampoo! It helps creates volume and gives your hair texture, but it also soaks up excess oil so you still look fresh. Follow link in bio to learn more about this mid-week savior.

Geometric!! Inspired by my gorgeous March @birchbox!! I don’t think I did it justice but I tried :) I used @flossgloss Dinge and Mrs. Tony Montana, @smithandcult Bitter Buddhist, and @orlynails Luxe! It’s still sweater weather in Boston so I’m cozy in my @forever21 sweater!! Hope you guys are having a great week!!


Some work from the past few weeks…

1.) Piece for Birchbox Man. AD Kate Canary.

2.) Piece for the NYTs. AD Alexandra Zsigmond.

3.) Preview of my piece for the Burl & Fur zine.

4.) Preview for a thing I can’t tell you about yet.

5-7.) Various warm ups

8.) A photo from my panel at Book Expo America. Thank you to everyone who came out as well as Gina Gagliano for inviting me to participate. It was terrifying but I was talking too fast to really worry about it.

9.) A panel from my book which is very close to the finish line. And also nearly a real thing now that it has its very own page on Am@z0n dot c0m. 

Looking for great holiday gifts for your loved ones (or for yourself)? Our authors are here to help! We asked them to share their suggestions for the season’s perfect presents. Check out #1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen’s recommendations below!

1. Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer: I loved this book. It’s about a girl who goes through a traumatic event and ends up at an alternative boarding school. There, she is put into a mysterious English class with several other kids struggling to move past things in their own lives. It’s a love story, a ghost story and has a twist at the end that will leave you flipping back to the first page to start it all over again. Or at least, I did. 

2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart: This book also has a mystery and a twist, but what I loved most about it was the writing itself. It’s so carefully done and amazingly crafted, like a master class in structuring a serious page-turner. I’ve basically forced it on everyone I know. 

3. Poppin Office SuppliesOkay, so maybe you AREN’T a person who is obsessed with notebooks, pens and staplers. But I bet you know someone who is. Trust me: we’re out there, and quite likely on your holiday shopping list. This line of office and school stuff is my new obsession. Bright colors, totally cool storage, and monogrammed notebooks? Yes, please! 

4. Mophie Phone CaseI am a person who is always playing that dangerous game of walking around with a phone that is about to die at any moment. It’s my version of an adrenaline rush. But I’ve lost enough times to know that I need to have a backup source of a power, and Mophie stuff rocks. You can get a case that charges along with your phone and is at the ready when you go dead during an important Tumblr post, or an extra battery, or both! For the friend who is ALWAYS asking to borrow your charger. (And from that friend: Sorry!) 

5. Birchbox subscriptionYou must have someone on your list who is addicted to Sephora and will spend entirely too much money to get the “free” gift at the Clinque counter. This is the gift for them. Every month, they’ll receive a box of beauty samples from a bunch of different brands, hand-picked by experts. It’s like Christmas, all year round! Personally, I’ve found you can never try enough new lipsticks. But that might just be me. 

Sarah Dessen’s newest YA novel, The Moon and Morealso makes the perfect gift and it’s available now! Get it wherever books are sold.

Emeline tried out this boho tousled look for day 1 of our #RealWomenHair week - we LOVE! She curled her hair with tongs, then spritzed with @parlorbyjeffchastain Sea Salt Spray and plaited the front section back. So simple and pretty 👌Join in with us as we style our hair a new way everyday this week, or just follow the hashtag for some easy everyday style inspiration! Tag us in your pics and use #RealWomenHair 💁 via Instagram


Bought it From Birchbox: CO. Bigelow Rose Salve

New York, go home. You’re drunk. It’s still freezing in the city and this is frustrating not only for the fact that I am so over my sweater collection but also because my skin is over the dryness in the air. Today, we’re sticking to the basics. CO. Bigelow’s Rose Salve has everything going for it. It is singlehandedly curing my lips from their dried out winter state and simultaneously making me smell like a bouquet of red roses. This is a good thing, I promise. 

A Birchbox feature and favorite, it’s my new go-to for a little pick-me-up. It leaves a glossy but not greasy finish and applies smoothly and easily. Winter skin recovery means many a-night spent moisturizing and this is great for lips, cuticles and elbows. (Disclaimer: I’ve never actually tried it on my elbows.)

The perfect base for any pop of color, a great glossy finish to a simple makeup look or some extra TLC before bed every night. CO. Bigelow’s got your back.

Miriam, The Everyday Girl, NYC