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Miranda Kerr Won’t Walk In The VS Fashion Show, Coach Clothing, And More
Our hearts our broken: Miranda Kerr has confirmed she won’t be strutting in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year. [Fashionista]
Meet allure’s beauty blogger of the year and check out some of her posts. [Allure]
Fashion meets playtime: What do you think of Mattel’s new Herve Leger by Max Azria barbie? [Pretty Connected]
Tired of wiggling into those skinny jeans? Check out this primer on foods that prevent bloating. [Beauty High]
What do you think of Elle’s controversial Melissa McCarthy cover?  [Fashionista]
Not a costume person? Try one of these chic outfits to look festive and fashionable on Halloween. [Glamour]
Coach clothing is finally here and it is awesome. [SheFinds]
—Ashley
Want more buzz-worthy news? Stay in the know with more of our morning must reads.

Miranda Kerr Won’t Walk In The VS Fashion Show, Coach Clothing, And More

—Ashley

Want more buzz-worthy news? Stay in the know with more of our morning must reads.

Auditioning For The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Is Our Worst Nightmare, Celeb Nail Art, And More
Victoria’s Secret Angels are seriously put to the test when it comes to their big night. The VS Fashion Show casting director described the audition process as a bit “terrifying.” [Huffington Post]
If things get a little sloppy when you’re painting your nails, try this Elmer’s Glue trick to keep your fingers neatly polished. [xoVain]
It was love at first sight: Check out these swoon-worthy shoes from Fashion Week. [Glamour]
Is Vogue powerhouse Anna Wintour planning to revamp Glamour? [Fashionista]
Yum! We’re using these 19 seasonal vegetables in all our favorite fall recipes. [Greatist]
The manis at the Emmys said it all: Nail art isn’t dead. [SheFinds]
Congrats to SNL alum Andy Sandberg who tied the knot with singer Joanna Newsom! [Glamour]
—Ashley
Want more buzz-worthy news? Stay in the know with more of our morning must reads.

Auditioning For The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Is Our Worst Nightmare, Celeb Nail Art, And More

—Ashley

Want more buzz-worthy news? Stay in the know with more of our morning must reads.

The First Victoria’s Secret Polish Collection, Prince Releases New Single, and More
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Victoria’s Secret releases it’s first full collection of nail polish. [Refinery29]
It’s been a while, but pop legend Prince has just released a new single. [Huffington Post]
There are a lot of mixed reactions to the news that the Pentagon is lifting ban on women serving in combat. [New York Times]
Shhh…E! Fashion Police star Kelly Osbourne is secretly engaged to Matthew Mosshart! [Glamour]
Taylor Swift may be young, but she’s already created a song for every type of breakup drama.  [Seventeen]
We are swooning: Mad Men and the handsome Don Draper are set to return in April for the show’s sixth season. [New York Times]
From Brigitte Bardot to Blake Lively, a look back at the best celebrity long hairstyles of all time. [Shine]
-Charisse

In a rush? Check out these five amazing tips to fix your hair fast.

The First Victoria’s Secret Polish Collection, Prince Releases New Single, and More

-Charisse

Karlie Kloss Chops Off Her Hair Right Before the Victoria’s Secret Show

Karlie Kloss models a new chin-length crop. (Photo: style.com)

—Hallie

One of our favorite blotting papers? Tatcha Aburatorigami Blotting Papers.

Happy Election Day! Now Go Out and Vote!

Today is Election Day! Make sure you hit your local voting booth and let your voice be heard. (Photo: obeygiant.com)

—Hallie

The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has left many animals lost, displaced, and homeless. Help the relief process by volunteering to foster or adopt a dog or cat

How Much Makeup Do You Have in Your Purse?: Guest Blogger

We’re a tiny bit in love with Shyema Azam’s blog, Beauty and the Feast. The freelance editor and writer—who’s worked for publications like Marie Claire, Allure and Harper’s Bazaar—writes about her everyday discoveries in the food and beauty world, often accompanying her posts with envy-inducing photos. Stay tuned all week for Shyema’s insider advice! Today, she tells us the product that helps her de-stress and stay zen.

I thought it’d be fun to write a post on, you know, the four or five beauty products I carry around in my purse everyday. But when I dumped out the insides of my bag, I found 18 products that I’ve been toting around! These are my unedited findings:

1. Viviscal and 2. Brightening Formula supplements: There’s just no way for me to remember to take vitamins and supplements unless I have them on me at all times. I’ve been desperately trying to grow out my hair (I feel like it’s at an awkward length) and this helps. I swear if my skin glows, much of the credit goes to Glisodin supplements.

3. Smith’s Rosebud Salve: The famous moisturizing balm in a convenient tube.

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Do You Wear Makeup To Work Out?

Victoria’s Secret model Lindsay Ellingson getting her hair and makeup done for her Soul Cycle charity ride.

Ellingson in the class.

I’ve always loved playing sports and got into a really positive habit of running everyday while on the cross country, indoor, and outdoor track teams in college. Now, even with a hectic job, I still work out a lot. Not excessively, but consistently at least five to six days a week. That said, I have never worn makeup while exercising. Sure, on rare occasions when I am breaking out, I might dab on some concealer before heading to the gym, but it stops there. Given that I don’t really care what I look like when I work out (my running outfits are decidedly not cute and far from color coordinated), and I hate the idea of makeup running down my face as I sweat, it has never appealed to me.

But I guess if you’re a Victoria’s Secret model, you’re required to look good even while sweating. Yesterday, I came across images of Alessandra Ambrosio, Candice Swanepoel, Lily Aldridge, Lindsay Ellingson, and Erin Heatherton at  Soul Cycle in Tribeca. They were there to raise money for Pelotonia, an organization that supports cancer research and treatment through bike tours. Of course, the models had their hair and makeup done beforehand—and somehow managed to look just as radiant before the class as after it. 

But it’s not just these lingerie lovelies that dip into their makeup bags before sweating it out. When I was talking to professional runner and New Balance spokesperson Sarah Bowman for a Beauty in Action profile earlier this month, she admitted to me that sometimes when she competes, she applies an SPF liquid foundation and a waterproof mascara. Maybe I need to invest in some smudge-proof products? I guess the one thing I would consider wearing before a workout would be Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner because it does not budge.

Do you wear makeup to the gym?

—Meredith

The other waterproof wonder you should invest in: Stila’s Prime Pot.

Packing List: Bermuda

Bermuda is one of my favorite places in the whole world. Just an hour and a half flight from New York City, it’s my perfect summer getaway. I can’t wait to be on the soft pink sand beaches for the next couple of days hanging out with friends (and always under an umbrella, of course—that’s me below!). Here are a couple of the essentials I’m taking along with me, now I just need the weather to cooperate. Fingers crossed for nothing but sunshine.

Victoria’s Secret Daisy Triangle Top and Adjustable Hipster Bottom: Somehow every year I always manage to loose either a top or a bottom of a swimsuit, so I buy one new one every summer. This bikini is my latest purchase; I love the color and the adjustable bottoms.

Japonesque Tweezers: I never travel without tweezers. For years and years I was a Tweezerman devotee, but since discovering Japonesque, I have a new favorite.

Havaianas Slim Sandals: I first discovered this Brazilian flip-flop brand while living in Argentina in 2003 and have been addicted ever since. In the summer, I usually walk to work in them (I currently have about five different pairs to choose from) and they are a must for Bermuda beach-going.

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Crime: In the winter, I love deep red berry-stained lip colors, but for summer, I am all about brights. As we proved last week, this hue is perfect for anyone and I think there is nothing more appropriate than rocking a bright pink pout when you’re somewhere tropical.

Ray-Ban Aviators: Many sunglasses styles come and go, but these are a classic.

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer: I love the healthy, dewy skin look so I always keep my eyes peeled for products to help give me that radiant glow. With this Luminizer, it was love at first sightI just swipe it on top of my cheekbones and instantly look more fresh-faced.

Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+: I am a true nut about sun. I am as pale as can be, so I prefer to spray tan and load up on the SPF when going outdoors. This ultra-lightweight and fast-absorbing sunblock is the perfect addition to my daily regimen; I put it on my face, décolleté, and the tops of my hands before doing anything else in the morning and I definitely wouldn’t leave home without it.

—Meredith

To help me organize all my belongings, I’ll be packing my makeup in our chic new travel pouches. Just spend $50 in our Shop, use the code ‘birchboxtravels’ at checkout, and it will be yours!