Birchbox Short List

Forgive us for stating the obvious but: It’s Monday, and you’re not quite ready to start the work week. That’s why we’re bringing you the Birchbox Short List, a spirited guide to the best celeb gossip, videos, beauty news, and more. Think of it as your second cup of Joe—we promise we’ll leave you feeling ready to conquer the day (and week) ahead. Here, our picks for the week of February 3.

And the .GIFY Goes To...

Whether you pronounce it like “gift” or prefer it like the mom-approved peanut butter, there’s no way around the Internet’s love for glitchy-yet-poetic GIFs. And finally, we have an awards ceremony worthy of Generation Buzzfeed. We present: The .GIFYs.

Diets vs. Feminism?

We love this honest, personal essay from Marisa Meltzer in Elle, in which she hashes out her inner battle between being a feminist and dieting to lose the weight she gained after starting medication. Can the two practices exist together? Read her piece and kick off the dialogue between you and your girlfriends.

How to: Updo

Earlier we revealed our affinity for animated GIFs, and now we must harp on one of our favorite GIF genres: the GIF beauty tutorial. Head over to The Cut to find out how to get Kiera Knightley’s pretty-perfect wavy updo. Watch and learn.

From Late Night to Tonight!

Time to admit to one of our secret celeb crushes: Goofy, sweet Jimmy Fallon, who has revolutionized the late night talk show with his personal brand of good-time laughs, absurd games, and always-on-their-game house band, The Roots. Before he takes over the Tonight Show reigns from Jay Leno, read Vanity Fair’s profile of the host and comedian, full of juicy behind-the-scenes tidbits.

One, Two, Three’s A Trend

First Kim Basinger (in her 60s) signed with IMG; then The Row put 65 year-old Linda Rodin in their pre-fall 2014 lookbook; and now, American Apparel has made 62 year-old Jacky O’Shaughnessy one of the faces of its new line of lingerie. While we’re psyched to see these glamorous older women getting some spotlight, it’s hard see past the gimmicky nature of American Apparel’s campaign. What’s your take?

Welcome to Broad City

Broad City joins the bunch of “struggling through your 20s in Brooklyn”-type shows but aims to impress on the genre the voice and humor of its two female BFFs, Abbi and Ilana. Watch the first episode of their web series-turned-cable-series for free on Comedy Central’s website.

Photo: The Row

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