Brand to Know: Sulwhasoo
Korean skincare company AmorePacific has long been an insider fave for their ultra-luxe creams and serums that combine science and tradition. This month’s Birchbox Crush, Kim Phan, swears their Time Response Skin Renewal Cream works miracles on travel-wrecked skin. Now AmorePacific has brought their sister line, Sulwhasoo, to the United States. If AmorePacific is the rigidly chic older...
Birchbox No. 1 Shows Its Pretty Face
Need some extra incentive to sign up? Curious about what you’re missing? Or are you a member just looking to relive the glory of your September Birchbox Discovery Moment? Look no further than our Birchbox.com shop, where you see the September box samples and stock up on full-size versions. October’s treats are just around the corner!
Party Pics from FNO Happy Hour
A few snaps from our Fashion’s Night Out Happy Hour at Bobo restaurant. Cheers!
Hair Stylist Secret: Dirt
I know I’m only supposed to wash my hair every other day. Every hair stylist I’ve gone to (not to mention Katia, Hayley, and Thanh) lecture me on the values of letting your hair generate its natural oils in between shampoos. But I just can’t get on board with it - that is, unless I’m at the beach, in which case I’m happy to be a salt-crusted mermaid for days on...
Blast from the Past
Yesterday, Hayley received a little surprise in the mail. It was a Birchbox from our beta trial, postmarked March 26, 2010. It only took six months for it to leave Cambridge, not find its intended recipient, and return itself to Manhattan. (Don’t worry - we sent the poor Birchbox member a new box back in March!) Despite being a very (very) young company it was fun to compare our early...
Davine's Two-in-One Magic Wash
Some people remember playing with their grandmother’s cold cream or spritzing their mother’s Chanel No. 5. But my earliest product memories are of tingly peppermint Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap. We always packed an economy-sized bottle of the Dr. Bronner’s when we went on overnight sailing trips or vacations because it was the ultimate do-it-all: shampoo, body wash, hand...
Recipe: The Birchboxer
Fashion’s Night Out is just an excuse to do two of our favorite things: drink delicious cocktails and look (buy) at pretty fashions. In honor of this year’s festivities, we threw a happy hour party in Bobo’s magical garden. Chef Patrick Connolly, a longtime FBB (Friend of Birchbox), created a menu of delicious snacks (mini mangalista ham and pickle sandwiches, oatmeal ice cream...
High-Altitude Skincare Tips
8,000 feet of elevation is no joke. Obvi, but true. I was in Colorado this weekend for a wedding and in addition to wheezing up every set of stairs, I also got a serious case of high-altitude skin. Desiccated, flaky, wind-burned, and sensitive — not so pretty. Luckily, I had the chance to visit the lovely Allegria Spa at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, where I landed in the exceedingly capable...
NY Startup Weekend Recap
This past weekend Hayley and Katia presented at New York City Startup Weekend. The event assembles budding entrepreneurs in one space and gives them the resources (and deadline) to come up with an idea for a company, flesh it out, and make it happen - all over the course of one weekend. Birchbox teamed up with Market Publique, an innovative online marketplace for vintage clothing, for a...
Obsession: Marc Jacobs Lola
Let’s start with the bottle, shall we? Marc Jacobs Lola comes in a shapely vial that is topped by a twist of gold a riot of emerald, cobalt, violet, and red petals. It’s excellent decoration for your vanity, and nearly as lovely as the scent itself. As with Marc Jacobs’s previous scents, Lola is both playful and sophisticated. Here’s a fruity floral that knows it’s sweet but has enough wit to...
Just call me Sparkles
I owe Katia an apology. When we received Deborah Lippman’s sparkletastic nail lacquers in the office I took one look at the glitter party and shook my head. Uh uh. Too many bad memories of ill-conceived 7th grade manicures. But this morning, “Bad Romance” (a Lady Gag inspired aubergine with thick flakes of fuchsia) caught the corner of my eye. I idly opened the bottle and...
Come Cocktail With Us This Friday!
This Friday, in honor of Fashion’s Night Out, we’ll be hosting a fun happy hour in Bobo’s garden. Guys, girls, moms, co-workers - all welcome! You don’t even have to love beauty :) xoxo Team Birchbox
NY Mag, InStyle, Marie Claire, Oh My!
We know our friends and relatives think Birchbox is awesome (Hi Mom!) but it’s nice to know that the greater public thinks so too. We’ve had some great press this week, which we hope will only continue as we launch full-scale. We hear it’s gauche to brag so we’ll leave things at this… InStyle thinks we’re genius. Marie Claire says “rad!” New...