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As much as we love primping—we’re beauty editors after all—no one wants to waste time doddling in front of a mirror. To help you cut down on your prep time, we partnered with Ann Taylor this month to roundup this season’s most wearable trends, and paired each with an editor-approved beauty look. 

Take advantage of our handiwork by purchasing adorbs Ann Taylor duds using the code: Birchbox at anntaylor.com and you’ll receive 20 percent off any one item—30 percent off when you buy two or more! After you’ve taken advantage of that sweet offer, hop on over to the Birchbox Shop and discover all of our Ann Taylor-inspired beauty picks

To give you a peek behind the curtain on our creative process, here are a few behind-the-scenes shots of our amazing models (a.k.a. Birchbox staffers) in action. The studio and street shots were all taken nearly two months ago in Brooklyn (shoutout to our amazing photographer Lesley Unruh), and if you’re a Birchbox subscriber, you received a printed version of this gorgeous mini-guide in your August box. Be sure to check out the digital version here and don’t wait to use that Ann Taylor promo code! The offer expires September 16th. 

—Meredith

Take advantage of our limited-time gift with purchase: an Ann Taylor graphic paisley scarf!

Chanel Introduces Two Never Before Seen Polish Shades, A BB Cream Tea, And More
Chanel’s summer polish collection, L’ete Papillion Polish Trio, features two iridescent pigments that are exclusive to their polishes. [She Finds]
Drink up! Kusmi Tea has created a beverage BB cream to detoxify the impurities on your face. [Style.com]
Birchbox UK sits down with LA based artist Deedee Cheriel to find out about her latest exhibition in London. [Birchbox UK]
Fashionista held a blind BB cream test to find their favorite regardless of packaging. Find out which three came out on top. [Fashionista]
See behind-the-scenes footage from Emily Blunt’s cover shoot for the May 2013 issue of InStyle—including the gorgeous clothes and makeup she wore. [InStyle]
—Charisse
Get prom ready with these 10 updo ideas that are sure to give some major hair-envy.
 
(Photo: Chanel)

Chanel Introduces Two Never Before Seen Polish Shades, A BB Cream Tea, And More

—Charisse

 
(Photo: Chanel)

Behind the Scenes at Birchbox’s March Video Shoot

Yesterday, Team Content was busy shooting another set of fun beauty and style tutorials. For a preview of what’s to come in March, here are a few pics: Birchbox Staffer Caitlin modeling a gorgeous deep purple eye look that she scored using Lancôme’s Eye Shadow Palette (in the Birchbox Shop for a limited time!); a look at next month’s sneak peek video; and our version of racing stripes, from a brand that we’re extra excited about. Stay tuned for these videos and more next month!

Find more Birchbox video fun on our YouTube channel. Subscribe for new videos weekly!

The Birchbox Editors’ Fashion Week Diaries

This New York Fashion Week, our editors, photographers, and guest contributors raced around the city from show to show for a preview of the beauty trends that will be huge for Fall 2013. We put this video diary together to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the hairstylists, makeup artists, and models that bring the fashion shows to life. If you’ve ever wondered what really happens backstage, here’s your chance for an inside glimpse. Enjoy!

—Lorelei

For more Fashion Week coverage, check out our photo stream.

Behind the Scenes at Our SoHo Video Shoot!

Our editorial team spent most of today at a video shoot in downtown Manhattan. We took a break from our regular studio to film one super-secret video (we can’t wait to share the deets—subscribe to our YouTube channel to be the first to know), one fun lifestyle video, and one video starring some of our members! You’ll have to wait to see the finished products, but wanted to share a few behind the scenes pics. Take a peek below!

Editor Meredith getting the celeb treatment this morning. Is there anything better than getting your makeup done (especially when it’s by @ReivaMakeupDiva)? Can you guess where we are?

Editorial Director Mollie Chen super excited to meet and interview some of our members downtown this afternoon. Fun fact: She’s wearing our producer’s dad’s gloves.

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Behind the Scenes: December Video Shoot

Editors Candice, Meredith, and Lorelei at this morning’s video shoot.

We’re on set today shooting our festive holiday-themed December videos! Get ready for a sparkling lineup filled with tons of tips and ideas for all of your winter shindigs. Here’s a look behind the curtain at this month’s sneak peek video—you might notice the lineup of ladies sitting on the couch looks a little different than usual. 

Stay tuned for more coming your way in December!

Did you hear? We’ve launched a Home Pop-up Shop! Scoot on over to find the latest and greatest in design, decor and entertaining.

Behind the Scenes at Our Fall Look Book Shoot

If you’ve already received your September Birchbox, you might have noticed that there’s something a little different inside: our first look book! This 20-page mini mag highlights 10 of our favorite fall trends, all modeled by Birchbox staffers. We shot everything on a single, very warm day in July, on location in Brooklyn. Hair whiz Anna Schneider and makeup guru Stefanie Syat created the looks—and kept them intact, despite the humidity. We were lucky enough to snag photographer Tara Donne to take the gorgeous pictures. Naturally, there were plenty of snacks along the way—including delicious whoopie pies from One Girl Cookies, which was also the setting for two of the shots. Here’s a look behind the scenes!

Photographer Tara Donne peers down while Birchbox’s Mollie Chen and Charlie Cooper arrange creative director Jess Williams’ hair just so.

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What’s On the Birchbox Staffer’s Desk: Accountant, Elizabeth

Accounting hero Elizabeth—who you’ve met before on the Birchbox blog—is a master of productivity. Her desk, which contains not one but two monitors, may explain why. What are some of her other secrets to success? Click through to find out.

1. Double monitors: We here at Birchbox are accustomed to doing two things at once, hence the two screens! I re-purposed this massive monitor from our Tech team, and while it looks like I’m operating a spaceship over here, the dual views are very useful (and less straining on the eyes) when comparing multiple reports or reading my constant influx of e-mails.

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Team Intros: Meet Kelly-Marie!

Kelly-Marie may be new-ish to Birchbox, but she’s no newbie to the startup game. Formerly the Online Aquisition Manager at TheLadders, a job-hunting platform based in downtown Manhattan, we couldn’t be more excited that this lovely lady (who’s a pro at rocking neon streaks) made the switch. We’re big fans of Kelly-Marie’s industrious spirit, predilection for cereal, penchant for globe-trotting and her sweet spot for the ballet. 

Name/Title: Kelly-Marie Bermudez / Senior Marketing Manager, Ecommerce

Hometown: Perth Amboy, NJ

Unofficial role: Chief Cereal Eater (Lucky Charms!)

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A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Yesterday’s Top Secret Shoot!

Yesterday we were on set for a very special photo shoot, but we’re keeping the major details under wraps for the time being. We can say, however, that you should expect to see gorgeous fall beauty inspiration (for hair, lips, nails, and more!), along with some seriously styling outfits. To give you a tiny taste for what’s in store, above is a peek behind the scenes. On the left (in chartreuse and gray) is our creative director, Jess, and in the middle (in orange) is our editorial director, Mollie

Now that we’ve shared, we want to hear from you: what beauty looks are you most excited to rock this fall?

—Candice

Even though our eyes are on fall, we still whole-heartedly love summer trends. Use these tips from Glamour’s editors to get the most from your warm weather beauty look.