Birchbox + Ann Taylor | You’re Invited!


I’m so happy to let the cat out of the bag! Last Monday, I headed over to Ann Taylor for a Daytime Chic makeover with Birchbox. This was the best way I could have celebrated my birthday, well other than a trip to Disneyland, but even then – long lines and crying kids, no bueno. See below for my Birchbox + Ann Taylor experience, plus a special invite for you!


Unless I drench my head in mousse, my hair is FLAT. Birchbox provided us with Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. It adds volume & texturizes without leaving any residue. I also used it before putting my hair in a ponytail for a little oomph and boy, was there oomph!


It’s a rare sight – me without eyeliner & a bright lip. Today called for Daytime Chic and that’s exactly what I got. To achieve this fresh face we used BY TERRY Light-Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush & Nuxe Oil. I was a little freaked out by the Nuxe Oil because why would I need to add more oil to my greasy face? It actually hydrates rough patches and leaves your skin silky smooth.

BY TERRY Light-Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush

[Finding the perfect Daytime Chic look with Ann Taylor] My fresh new face was made complete with Benefit’s Fake Up under my eyes to hydrate & conceal and BY TERRY Baume de Rose to plump & smooth my lips. Have you tried either of these two products? It was my first time and won’t be the last!


What to pick?! Too many great Fall options from Ann Taylor and when I saw this, it was love at first sight…Come see my final look while enjoying cocktails, makeovers & free goodies at Ann Taylor, Palo Alto on Thursday, August 15th at 6pm. I can’t wait to meet you! Please be sure to RSVP – details below!

Ready. Set. Finished. Birchbox x Ann Taylor Event San Francisco, CA

[For a Daytime Chic look, we used: Klorane Dry ShampooBenefit They’re RealIT Cosmetics Brow PencilBy Terry Light Perfecting Foundation BrushBenefit FakeupNuxe OilBy Terry Baume de RoseNaked Princess Gloss]

Thank you SO much Birchbox & Ann Taylor (special thanks to the staff at the Palo Alto location) for this amazing experience. Also, hugs & kisses to these amazing ladies – this day would not have been possible without a little help from Ashley Batz Photography and The Glamourist on hair and makeup.

Photography by Ashley Batz: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog
Hair & Makeup by The Glamourist: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog


08. August 2013 by Kate
Categories: beauty, Events, Obsessed, San Francisco | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 37 comments

Comments (37)

  1. Kate,

    This is fantastic! Amazing way to spend your birthday! I’m so happy for you!

    love, Susie

  2. Glad you enjoyed yourself! I love the chic look!

  3. Happy belated birthday!

  4. great shopping day

  5. I love Anne Taylor and the pictures you put up! :-)

  6. Love the look! Looks like you really enjoyed yourself :)

  7. what camera do you use?

  8. Why don’t I live in California?

  9. Ha!!! You look like a glass, i mean you look very pretty and I love the top you holding and am also wishing you a belated birthday dear.xoxo

  10. Beautiful! I love Ann Taylor! That tan and black look above is gorgeous! What a fun thing to be a part of! Congrats!

  11. What a great day you had. Thanks for sharing this experience. X Mimi

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  13. Happy belated birthday! Your hair looks stunning!!


  14. Happy Birthday! What better way to spend the day than getting stylishly pampered :)

  15. Hi Kate! Our Juice Beauty team is looking forward to partnering with you at the event on Thursday!

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  20. tonight’s the night! see you then, can’t wait :)

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