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 March 10.

My Little Pastel Ponytail

Is pastel hair here to stay? From Kelly Osbourne to Nicole Richie to even Helen Mirren(!), it seems like celebs and models alike can’t get enough of pink and lavender hair hues. Would you dare?

Loco for Lupita

By now you could say that the rest of the world is as obsessed as we are with Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o. The Cut’s Ann Friedman looked into the phenomenon of It Girls, and why Nyong’o, at 31 years-old, is such an interesting case.

Head Case

The Telegraph recently alerted us to the fact that legendary fashion rebel Vivienne Westwood had shaved her head. Her new ‘do is an act of activism—she hops to raise awareness about the current climate change crisis. We give her props for being just as gutsy in her 70s as she was in her 20s.

Old Loves

Ever since Lena Dunham tipped us off to this amazing Tumblr devoted to the short-lived—and sometimes totally surprising—romances of our favorite celebs, we can’t stop scrolling. Rediscover your favorite, now-defunct Hollywood couples (remember when SJP dated Robert Downey Jr.?!).

Cabin in the Woods

When Monday hits like a slap in the face, it’s best to ease into the work week with a little daydreaming. Check out Cabin Porn (totally SFW, btw)—an ongoing scroll of the most delightful, secluded cabins—and imagine a life far, far away from your computer screen.

Pure Americanah

You may recognize Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s voice as the one sampled in Beyonce’s “Flawless.” Now she’s making a name for herself with her new novel, Americanah. Head over to NPR to read an excerpt from the book along with an interview with the Nigerian-born author.

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