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 August 4.

Listen to the "Flawless" Remix

What would Monday be without a little Beyonce to liven things up? Throw Nicki Minaj into the mix and you've got a recipe for this one-of-a-kind version of "Flawless," where Bey and Minaj trade verses to achieve the unthinkable: make the song even better. (

Meet the Next Generation of Doers

You've heard of Generations X and Y, but are you ready for Generation Z? Born anytime after (deep breath) 1995, these up-and-comers are being branded as "smarter than Boomers, and more ambitious than the Millennials." Read on to see who'll you'll be working for in the next 10 years—and what we can learn from them. (MacLeans)

Tip Toe Across the Dance Floor

This has been the summer of viral dance videos, from the girl who wiled out to "Pump Up the Jam," to our latest obsession: the countless vines and YouTube videos inspired by rapper Riff Raff's "Tip Toe Wing in My Jawwdinz." Don't be surprised if you see a version with our own Birchbox pink kicks in the near future. (Buzzfeed)

Gain a Greater Respect for Argan Oil

For years we've heralded the beauty benefits of argan oil, especially its ability to tame unmanageable hair. A recent article takes us to Morocco to dive deeper into the oil's rich history and its evolution into an international beauty craze. (Elle)

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