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ScarJo Covers The First Vanity Fair France, Emma Stone’s  Skincare Secret, and More
Blonde bombshell Scarlett Johansson scored the honor of cover girl for Vanity Fair France’s debut issue. [WWD]
Our favorite funny girl Emma Stone uses baking soda—yes, baking soda— to help keep her complexion clear. Excuse us while we run to the grocery store. [Beauty High]
The latest model for the Lagerfeld fall campaign is none other than the designer’s bodyguard. [The Cut]
Add this to your bookmark bar: Wantering, a search engine made specifically for clothing, has just relaunched.  [Wantering Blog]
Michelle Trachtenberg underwent a ’60s makeover for her role as Marina Oswald in Killing Kennedy. Quite a difference from Georgina Sparks. [E! Online]
—Geraldine
Is ScarJo having you consider life as an American in Paris? Here are the areas where you should stay.

ScarJo Covers The First Vanity Fair France, Emma Stone’s  Skincare Secret, and More

—Geraldine

Is ScarJo having you consider life as an American in Paris? Here are the areas where you should stay.

Kim Kardashian’s First Pregnant Shoot, Michael Kors Sells Millions of Shares, and More
Kim Kardashian is glowing on the March issue of DuJour, posing for the first time since announcing her pregnancy. [Fashionista]
Michael Kors is set to sell 3 million of his shares after the company reached an all time high closing price on Tuesday. [Business of Fashion]
Rihanna is diving head first into the beauty world by doing a major collaboration with MAC. [WWD]
For obvious reasons, we’re superpsyched about Mayor Bloomberg’s new “We Are Made in NY” initiative that supports NYC-based tech startups. [Made In NY]
-Charisse
Get ready for this Sunday’s Oscar party with the Birchbox How To: Primp Like A Star guide.
(Photo: Bruce Weber for DuJour)

Kim Kardashian’s First Pregnant Shoot, Michael Kors Sells Millions of Shares, and More

-Charisse

Get ready for this Sunday’s Oscar party with the Birchbox How To: Primp Like A Star guide.

(Photo: Bruce Weber for DuJour)

Alaia Steps Into Beauty, Prada Takes on The Great Gatsby, and More
From runway to beauty: designer Azzedine Alaia is set to develop a cosmetics and fragrance line. [Glamour]
Bring on the sequins, feathers, and fur! Prada joins The Great Gatsby costume designer, and the sketches are divine. [Refinery29]
Cherish your relationship with Siri? Here’s how the personal assistant originated, and the potential future she has beyond the iPhone. [Huffington Post]
A big nod to Andalou Naturals for becoming the first brand to carry all non-GMO products. [Well + Good NYC]
You go, Nigella Lawson! The judge of the new ABC show, The Taste, says no to airbrushing in a promotional poster. [Buzzfeed]
Keep warm this week with these temperature savvy beauty products. [Beauty High]
Thinking about chopping it all off? Get inspired by this woman’s hair-spiration! [Her Campus]
We can’t get enough of this beaded red rose necklace from J. Crew—and they even showed us how to wear it. [J. Crew]
Feeling nostalgic for your teenage years? Check out these 63 celebrity yearbook photos from their high school days. [Vulture] 
-Charisse
Say no to the sample sale and get your finances in order with these friendly tips.

Alaia Steps Into Beauty, Prada Takes on The Great Gatsby, and More

-Charisse

Say no to the sample sale and get your finances in order with these friendly tips.

Beauty & the iPad

In recent years, the beauty industry has really embraced technology, as evidenced YSL’s latest eyeshadow palette featuring Facebook blue. As a proud techie, I’ve also been fascinated by the ways that technology has helped people like me learn about makeup, whether it’s by watching makeup tutorials or learning about BB creams through online research. And hands down, my favorite tech device is my iPad.

Along with a few other essentials like vintage sunglasses and sunscreen, my iPad has been my constant companion this summer. But after my latest adventure in the city, I noticed that the back of my iPad had some tragically visible scratches. With a beach trip and plenty of other jaunts in my future, I knew it was time to get serious about keeping my MVP device protected. Here are four summer-bright iPad cases (including one exclusive Birchbox number!) worth checking out. Think of them as SPF for your iPad.

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Your iPhone Now Screens For Skin Cancer

Photo via Yahoo Shine.

There’s a small black mole on my right cheek that’s been there ever since I learned how to look in the mirror. While I like to think it puts me in the same league as Cindy Crawford and Marilyn Monroe, there’s a fine line between a beauty mark and a potentially cancerous skin growth. I know I should go to my dermatologist to have him take a look, but who has the time?

Well, now I don’t have any excuse to let my mole go unchecked. According to Yahoo, there’s a new iPhone app called SpotCheck that screens for melanoma. It lets you take a picture of any mole with your phone and send it to dermatologist Dr. Bobby Buka, the developer behind the app. Within 24 hours, you’ll receive a text message stating whether or not he thinks you should have the mole evaluated. Preventing skin cancer has never been easier.

-Mai

As always, make sure you wear SPF daily to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.

Techtastic: Meet Giff and Liz!

A big part of the Birchbox magic is our reliance on technology — using systems and data to make beauty better. Which is one of the reasons why we’re super duper psyched to have Giff and Liz on board. The incredibly savvy duo is working with us on product and technology development. We can’t wait for them to release Birchbox 2.0, but in the meantime they’ll have to deal with CMS questions from the editorial team all day. (Lucky them.) They also have their own startup, the just-launched Aprizi — it’s a smart and addictive Pandora for fashion that you’re all going to be hearing a lot about in the future. Check it out but first, meet Giff and Liz!

Giff Constable

Hometown: Washington D.C.

Fun fact: Color stripes make me happy. So my wallet has banned me from re-entering Paul Smith.

Unofficial Birchbox role: Photoshop Zen Master

Beauty Confession: My hairdresser is crushed every time I say “I’m going for the Steve Jobs look.”

Currently loving: The fact that I cannot understand half the things said by my colleagues at Birchbox; coming from the tech world, it is a nice reversal.

Worth the splurge: My wife has been thrilled with the NARS orgasm sample that came in her last Birchbox, and who am I to argue with that?

Best beauty trick: A little is great but less is more.

Liz Crawford

Hometown: Sydney, Australia

Unofficial Birchbox role: Oracle of Expression Engine

Beauty confession: I’m lazy. My hair care routine simply involves washing my hair every night and hoping for the best. Thankfully, “bed hair” never goes entirely out of fashion — right?

Currently loving: The Two Faced Primed and Poreless Primer sample that Hayley gave me the first day I met her. I’ll be needing to buy a full-size version soon.

Worth the splurge: I prefer to splurge on “services” I can’t perform myself: A good haircut, a great fake tan, remedial massage, acupuncture…

Best beauty trick: Nothing makes me look and feel better than doing yoga, lots of it.  On my list of New Year’s Resolutions: “Start doing yoga again.”