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August 2012: Editor’s Letter

Call us nerdy, but we still get nostalgic about the start of a new school year, with its promise of a fresh start…and of course the excuse to stock up on fresh supplies. That’s why we’re so excited to bring you this month’s Beauty School Birchbox, with samples and content that will help prepare you for the coming season. From a super-powered cleanser that banishes dark spots to an antioxidant-packed shaving cream that hydrates even the driest skin, these products will have you navigating the transitional weather like a pro. And it wouldn't be school without some good old fashioned learning. We've filled the August issue with useful information that's guaranteed to boost your beauty I.Q. We're not kidding—just check out Master Barber Diane Wood's foolproof cure for razor burn. We've also got tips from an organizational whiz on how to overhaul even the most disastrous makeup drawer, and tricks for painting your non-dominant hand (finally!). This month is special for one more reason: we’ve teamed up with Pencils of Promise to raise money to build a school in Guatemala. Throughout August, 15 percent of proceeds from sales in the Birchbox Shop will go to Pencils of Promise. Go ahead, start making your shopping list.

— Mollie

Highlights from the August issue:

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