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The Bold Lipstick That Anyone Can Rock

Bright lipstick can feel like one of the most daunting beauty products. Not only does it draw extra attention to your face, but one false swipe or unflattering color choice and it seems like your whole look is ruined. That potential for beauty disaster is enough to keep even the most adventurous of makeup lovers (myself included) away from bold lips.

Somehow Laqa & Co. must have heard our lipstick woes when they partnered with us to develop this duo of easy-to-use Lil’ Lip fat lip pencils. These twist-up, mini pencils glide on effortlessly and provide a bright punch of color that amazingly looks great on everyone. And soon you’ll be able to try them for yourselves because some of you will be receiving one of these pencils in your June Birchbox!

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Gisele Bündchen's Tongue-In-Cheek Spa Day Photo Shoot for Vogue Italia

We’re all too familiar with the extreme measures some celebrities take to stay young and beautiful, and Vogue Italia has taken a tongue-in-cheek look at some of today’s beauty rituals. Together with supermodel Gisele Bündchen and photographer Steven Miesel, the cover and feature photo story for July’s health and beauty issue showcases some of this year’s most buzzed about beauty treatments—from the typical pedicure to mud baths to the (slightly creepy) “vampire” facial.

And while it may seem like Gisele is enjoying the perks of an increasingly common high-end beauty routine, the photos seem to be gently poking fun at these new rituals given the supermodel’s past comments about being “real and raw." 

What do you guys think? Would you ever consider getting some of the more unexpected treatments in this shoot, like cupping or a blood facial?

—Bre

Gisele may have received a mock Vampire Facial courtesy of makeup artist Pat McGrath, but Kim Kardashian actually tried the strange treatment herself.

(photo: Vogue Italia

8 Birchbox Staffer Gift Picks for Father's Day

We treated our moms to a little something special last month, but now it’s time to honor our dads. They gave us our first training wheels, taught us how to stand up for ourselves, and showed us how to grill the perfect steak.

This Father’s Day we’ve been wondering—how could we possibly find a present that could knock his socks off? The answer, of course, was by turning to our staffers. Take a peek at what these Birchbox sons and daughters picked out for their Papas, and get inspired for your own gift along the way.

Dana and her dad

“My dad and I ran our first race together last June. Since the proceeds from the race go toward the hospital he works at, we decided to do it again this year. I found two items for him that would make for the perfect gift. I know he’d love the Quirky Wrapster—it’s a great way to keep his headphone chord organized. The second awesome item is the Niche For Men Male Deodorizing Wipes. He can use them to quickly freshen-up before we have a celebratory lunch after our run!”

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