August 2013: Editor’s Letter

We promise, we didn’t time this month’s theme to coincide with the arrival of His Royal Cuteness, George Alexander Louis. But it somehow feels extra-appropriate, given the fact that this month is about returning to the art of the detail—from handwritten correspondence to just-right accessories. And speaking of accessories, we teamed up with Ann Taylor to create a miniguide to fall’s most wearable (and covetable) accessory trends, from punchy patterns to cool cut-outs. Check it out here and shop our editors’ corresponding beauty picks.

So what does Finishing School have to do with beauty? Glad you asked. We’ve zeroed on the most important aspects of your routine, from your brows (read our roundup of the products every aspiring arch-master should know) to skincare (watch our video to find how out your AM lineup is a lot like breakfast). Plus, we took a trip down nostalgia lane to learn about finishing schools of yore, asked star florists to weigh in our favorite fragrances, and more. Not a Birchbox subscriber yet? Learn more here!

—Mollie

Highlights from the August issue:

  • Sneak Peek August 2013 Sneak Peek: Let co-founders Katia and Hayley give you a grand tour of this month’s main attractions, including some of the star samples.
  • How I’d Spend It How I’d Spend It: Birchbox staffers take off on imaginary shopping sprees and tell you the products they’d add to their carts.
  • Skincare Layering Why Skincare Is Like a Parfait: Layering delicious breakfast ingredients isn’t so different from layering high-octane skincare products. We’ll explain.
  • Braided Updo You Chose It! Triple Braid Tutorial: Our fans weighed in and chose this romantic triple braid updo as their most-wanted tutorial. Watch our video and try it yourself.
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