3-Minute Read: These Are the 4 Most Effective Workouts on Pinterest
Welcome to 3-Minute Read, your mid-week rundown of everything we're talking about at Byrdie HQ. Every Wednesday, we'll get you up to date on the beauty news you need to know—in just three minutes.
1. Are these popular Pinterest workouts really worth the hype?
One brave editor at Total Beauty went ahead and put four of the top-pinned exercise routines to the test. Spoiler: They were no joke.
2. Watch Gigi Hadid duke it out for Reebok.
Though the model has been very vocal about her athleticism (and love of boxing) from the start of her career, the new ad series marks her first-ever fitness campaign.
3. When is it really time to toss out your makeup brushes?
It's important, since bacteria tends to fester more and more after a certain amount of time, even with regular cleaning. Fortunately, there are some pretty obvious warning signs that it's time to replace 'em.
4. This collab is what cool-girl dreams are made of.
When cult-fave jewelry meets cult-fave makeup… sigh. Nars has teamed up with Catbird, the Brooklyn trinket destination responsible for the delicate ring craze, to help promote the makeup brand's new Velvet Lip Glide collection. Starting tomorrow, October 6, through Monday, October 10, spend $200 on Catbird jewelry and receive a full-sized Velvet Lip Glide free—that's a $26 value.
5. Get Instagram "likes" and replenish your makeup wardrobe for a (really) good cause.
For the month of October, Lâncome is rolling out all kinds of promotions to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. From now until October 25, all you have to do is tweet or Instagram your hands in the shape of a heart (with the hashtag #LancomeLovesStJude), and the company will donate $1 to St Jude, which is the nation's leading hospital on children's cancer research (and hosts and treats its patients for free).
Social media–shy? Wait it out until October 16, and simply make a Lâncome purchase online or in-stores to put another dollar toward the cause.
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