The Friday Five [1.12]

Here at birdie&bijou INC, we love nothing more than a good feed reader. When Google Reader was discontinued, we thought we’d never get over it (#firstworldproblems). But we quickly gravitated to feedly, and alls well that ends well. We bookmark/save a TON of stuff – things we want to read again, things we want to share with others, things we want to refer back to and use or try someday. The Friday Five is our way of sharing some of what we’ve been reading with you. So without further adieu, it’s Friday, and here are five thing we think you might enjoy!

1. In the market for a new blowdryer? The Beauty Department has every hair type covered, with ideas ranging from budget to spendy. Even avid air-dryers like ourselves are having a hard time not being bewitched by that gorgeous seafoam green Harry Josh dryer.

2. PRIMERS! You get a primer, and YOU get a primer, and YOU GET A PRIMER! We love primers almost as much as Oprah loves giving away cars. Kate over at gh0stparties has a great look at the different kinds of primer, how they work, and how to identify the right one for your needs. Personally, we’ve been rotating between the Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer and Dr. Brandt Pores No More, and can heartily recommend both.

3. To say we’re obsessed with Charlotte Cho, Soko Glam, and everything Asian skincare right now, would be the understatement of the decade. It was this Into the Gloss interview with Charlotte that really kicked things off for us. We defy you to read this and not want to rub layer after layer of amazing skincare goodness all over your mug.

4. If you’re anything like bijou, who has 100+ bottles of nail polish and counting AND an indecisive personality, you need to read this article from Julep on color theory. It’ll make identifying the best combo of colors for your weekly mani/pedi a breeze. You’re welcome.

5. Speak of the (well-polished) devil, Birchbox has a look at deliberately mismatched manis, which we are loving. Because why choose just one nail polish when you can have four or five? The end result gives off the perfect air of not-trying-too-hard coupled with looking-good-gurl.

Have a beautiful weekend!
birdie&bijou

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