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Reading List: Beyonce Love (What Else is New?), Birchbox Goes Mobile, and More

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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. Birchbox Goes Mobile: You heard right. Finally, you can carry Birchbox in your pocket, courtesy of our new, easily customizable iPhone app. Go ahead, tap away!

2. 6 Must-Know Beauty Facts: Did you know that the Clarisonic origin story ties back to NASA? Check out these six baffling beauty facts compiled by our UK team—these will definitely make for optimal cocktail chatter.

3. BBC Reporter Gets Airbrushed: What does it feel like to get all of your imperfections erased virtually? Surprisingly, not that great. 

4. Bowing Down to Queen B: It’s no secret we’re big Beyonce fans here at Birchbox (ahem). Inspired by her superfan Chris Koo’s video love letter to “Crazy in Love,” we “count down” our favorite Bey-inspired tributes.

5. 5 Blushing Brides: Our friends at Lover.ly were tickled pink by the romantic, rose-colored gown trend seen at Bridal Fashion Week.

—Maura

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Now Trending: Brides in Sleeves

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce site. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their expert advice on all things nuptials—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

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Photo by: Allyson Magda Photography on Inspired by This via Lover.ly

Fall’s cooler temperatures means the return of one of the biggest looks for wedding gowns right now: dresses with sleeves! This covered-up look is great for cold-weather brides, modest brides, or anyone who loves a truly ladylike look. If you’re not excited about the colder weather yet, some of our favorite brides in sleeves may help change your mind. 

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Effortless Wedding Hair: Lover.ly

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their expert advice for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

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(Photo by: Karoliina Barlund on Minna via Lover.ly)

Laid-back, 1970s style is a big trend in weddings right now, so it’s no surprise that effortless hairstyles inspired by the decade are high on brides’ request lists, too. This new take on romantic bohemian style is a little more urban and a little more rough around the edges than popular styles from a few years ago, and it’s the epitome of unfussy chic. Here are our favorite looks from Lover.ly to inspire you.

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Condé Nast Names Its First African-American EIC

(Photos left to right: hellobeautiful.com, brides.com)

Lately, it seems like every day brings another major masthead change. Today’s biggie: Keija Minor has been named the new editor-in-chief of Brides magazine. Minor will be the first African-American to head a Condé glossy. Formerly the executive editor of Brides, Minor is taking over from Anne Fulenwider, who has moved over to Marie Claire

If you’re surprised that this is the first time the media giant has had an African-American woman topping one of their editorial mastheads, so are we. Here’s hoping this will lead to more diversity within the pages of Brides—and that other mainstream publications take notice. 

—Meredith 

Have you read the September issue of the Birchbox Magazine? If not, what are you waiting for? Dive in now!

Team Intros: Meet Leah!

Happy Monday! How about another Birchbox Team intro to brighten up your morning? Meet Leah, a former Bain consultant and private equity investor who graduated from Harvard Business School in 2011. We’re excited that she ignored all those other sexy startups to join our team. She’s tiny but mighty, a strategic force with reeeediculous PowerPoint and Excel skills. Did we mention she’s also a dream to work with?

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Leah, Director - Beauty Partnerships

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA.

Unofficial role: Powerpoint Whisperer.

Fun fact: Used to run a baby clothing company.

Currently loving: Limited Edition Bride Box - perfect for my wedding next June!

Worth the splurge: YSL Matt Touch Primer — I’ve never used a mattifer that was so smooth and perfect under makeup or on its own!

Beauty trick: Cocoa butter mixed with shea butter is absolutely the best heavy duty body moisturizer for the winter months, plus it’s great for making skin tone more even.

Beauty confession: I love the look of dark lipstick but haven’t found the perfect one yet. Still looking…