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November’s Sneak Peek, A Grizzly Bear Playlist, Cynthia Rowley Beauty, and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss.

1. November 2013 Sneak Peek: In case you haven’t heard yet, our theme this month is “More Good.” Watch our co-founders go through some of their favorites in the November box and don’t forget to let us know how you’re giving back in the comments.

2. The Ed Droste Playlist: This week, the crazy-talented Grizzly Bear frontman chatted with Birchbox about his favorite new tunes. Prepare to discover your new obsession(s).

3. How to Fake Looking Awake: We can take a hint! Our UK counterparts serve up a cheat sheet to looking like you caught a full eight hours (even if you were out dancing instead).

4. Cynthia Rowley x Birchbox: This week we launched Cynthia Rowley Beauty exclusively on our site. For a limited time, snag her debut collection complete with a no-fuss liquid eyeliner, a five-shade shadow palette, and a luxe case for carrying them both. Here, Rowley dishes on the making of her namesake line.

5. Bridesmaid’s Got Back!: The bridal pros at Lover.ly clue us in to the latest trend in wedding wear: backless bridesmaid dresses. Would you dare to have your friend’s go bare?

Fake Looking Awake with These Easy Tricks

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Despite my best efforts to catch up on sleep each weekend, by the middle of the work week I’m usually feeling more droopy than peppy. This week I’m avoiding the dreaded, “you look tired” line from coworkers by using some of my favorite tricks to hide bags, dark circles, and less-than-glowing skin. Here are my favorite ways to fake it ‘til you make it:

Get Rid of Undereye Circles Without Concealer

I’m not giving up my concealer (more on that to come) but these handy pads feel soothing and help depuff the worst of undereye circles. They go to work in 10 minutes while I’m eating my breakfast. 

How To: Fake Looking Awake

I’ve literally never seen my coworker Eric look tired so it’s a safe bet you can trust his advice in this video. In addition to explaining what eye cream is best for when, he also offers up a DIY trick that serves the same purpose as those undereye treatment masks. 

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