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Our Favorite June Birchbox Unboxing Videos

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It’s almost July, which means your next Birchbox is not far away but before you receive another set of goodies we want to revisit a few of our favorite June unboxings. This month we loved sharing our travel tips and picks but as always, the most exciting trip we took was with our subscribers. Here are a few of the memorable unboxing videos we watched this month:

 Herlatenightcravings They have some of the best smiles around and we love that they couldn’t wait to get home so they did a “car vlog.”

Ashley Elizabeth has the sweetest accent and perfectly curly hair. After watching her unboxing video we had to check out her hair tutorials as well!

Jennifer Marie’s video made us laugh out loud—and her husband made an adorable unexpected cameo.

(Photo: instagram.com/caitquinnjoyce)

—Julia

Find out what our Birchbox Man subscribers can expect to find in their July Birchboxes in our Sneak Peek video!

Vintage Bridal Beauty Inspiration: Lover.ly

We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.

If you’re going retro on your wedding day or for your engagement photos, the key to not looking like you’re heading to a costume party (unless, of course, you’re having a costume wedding!) is subtlety. To pull this off, choose one or two vintage-inspired styles to imitate—think a vintage dress and makeup with modern hair—or do the updated 2013 version of your gown, hairstyle, and makeup. Here are four gorgeous vintage beauty looks to get you inspired.

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(Photo by: Shannon Williams Photography on Munaluchi Bridal via Lover.ly)

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What’s on Birchbox Staffers’ Desks: Pens, Pens, Pens
We’re bringing back one of our all-time favorite conceits: What’s on Staffers’ Desks. Now that we have four international offices—New York, Barcelona, Paris and London—we’ve got plenty of fun snapshots to share. Be on the lookout for these peeks into the world of Birchbox!
"I have a stationery obsession. I’m always on a quest to find the perfect pen AND the right combination of colors to keep on hand. I love Muji pens and accessories, and recently discovered Tiger, an inexpensive Danish brand which carries lots of pretty colors! One of my all-time favorites though, is the exclusive Swarovski pencil (shining in the background) from our first Birchbox here in Spain.”
—Cristina, editorial manager, Birchbox Spain
Another great way to find out about Birchbox Staffers? By looking inside their carry-on bags.

What’s on Birchbox Staffers’ Desks: Pens, Pens, Pens

We’re bringing back one of our all-time favorite conceits: What’s on Staffers’ Desks. Now that we have four international offices—New York, Barcelona, Paris and London—we’ve got plenty of fun snapshots to share. Be on the lookout for these peeks into the world of Birchbox!

"I have a stationery obsession. I’m always on a quest to find the perfect pen AND the right combination of colors to keep on hand. I love Muji pens and accessories, and recently discovered Tiger, an inexpensive Danish brand which carries lots of pretty colors! One of my all-time favorites though, is the exclusive Swarovski pencil (shining in the background) from our first Birchbox here in Spain.”

—Cristina, editorial manager, Birchbox Spain

Another great way to find out about Birchbox Staffers? By looking inside their carry-on bags.

We knew there was a better way to use our extra nail polish (100 bottles to be exact)! We’re loving the look, Birchbox Spain. 
Fun fact? You have the chance to win every single one of the Color Club shades in this picture!
If you received one of our exclusive Color Club Wanderlust polishes in your June Birchbox, share a photo of your manicure on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using hashtag #BBWanderlust and you’ll be entered to win this entire collection. Learn more here.

We knew there was a better way to use our extra nail polish (100 bottles to be exact)! We’re loving the look, Birchbox Spain

Fun fact? You have the chance to win every single one of the Color Club shades in this picture!

If you received one of our exclusive Color Club Wanderlust polishes in your June Birchbox, share a photo of your manicure on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook using hashtag #BBWanderlust and you’ll be entered to win this entire collection. Learn more here.

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.

Where To Stay in Paris: Guest Blogger

For June, our theme is wanderlust and we could think of no better person to wax poetic on foreign adventures than Kate Thorman, a professional travel writer. Kate’s impressive credentials include being an editor for Mr. & Mrs. Smith as well as the host/producer of the web-based travel and food program The Innocents Abroad. (In fact, she’s actually the cofounder of the show’s production company Abbott & West.) If you think you had the itch to explore before, we can guarantee that you’ll be ready to pull the trigger and book your next plane ticket after reading her travel-savvy posts this week. 

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So you’re going to Paris. Que je suis jalouse! But where are you going to stay?

As a former resident, I get that question more than any other from friends planning trips: what neighborhood to stay in? The fact is that your quartier, as the locals say, will determine your experience of the city—Paris is not a ‘one size fits all’ place.

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Around the World in Birchbox Instagrams: Festival Florals, Wanderlust-Inspiring Polish, and More

Even when we can’t hop across the pond, our Birchbox counterparts in Europe keep us in the know with insider deets on the coolest goings-on. (Case in point: French pharmacy skincare must-haves). Every week, we’ll be sharing our favorite Instagrams from each of the four Birchbox teams so that you can travel the world without getting on a plane.

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In anticipation of the Glastonbury Festival, the UK team got floral to film a special festival-themed video. Coming soon on the UK blog!

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7 Tricks for Nixing Summer Breakouts

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Thanks to the sky-rocketing temps and humidity, our skin is constantly on the verge of an epic breakout during the sticky summer months. In a valiant effort to avoid a major complexion revolt, we’re incorporating these seven game-changing tips into our daily skincare routines.

  1. Whether blemish-prone or drier than the Sahara Desert, your complexion needs a daily dose of moisturizer to stay pimple free. Use this cheat sheet to find the right moisturizer for your skin type.

  2. The key to maintaining bright, glowy skin when the thermostat rises? Exfoliation. Watch this video to find out how to properly prep and slough dead skin to get a radiant glow in no time.

  3. A solid pimple prevention plan is half the battle. Stop zits before they start with our handy acne guide, which calls out the most common skin-irritating culprits.

  4. If you’re already dealing with a monster-sized zit, use this tutorial to expertly conceal blemishes both big and small.

  5. Excessive sun exposure can not only lead to sun damage, it can also cause more zits as well—especially if you have sensitive skin. Try a combination moisturizer and sunscreen specifically geared toward reducing breakouts.

  6. Unsurprisingly, what you eat affects your skin as much as what you do or don’t put on your face. Here are three sneaky things in your diet that might be messing with your skin. 

  7. Sweat and hair product residue can be transferred from strands to skin and cause breakouts—particularly on your forehead. On extra warm days, keep your hair up and out of your face with an ever-popular princess roll.

—Ally

Another trick for keeping acne at bay? Staying clam and stress-free. Sit back, relax, and beat the summer blues with this cooling ice tea recipe from Runa cofounder Tyler Gage. 

What’s in Your Carry-On?
Your hotel’s booked and you’ve checked in for your flight. Now there’s only one thing separating you from a much-needed mojito on the beach—packing. While we always have enough pieces to fill an extra large suitcase, the real challenge comes with picking TSA-approved products for your carry-on. 
To help ease the preparation for your escape, we asked three Birchbox staffers to open their travel bags and share the items that they can’t leave home without.
Whether you’re jetting or driving, these summer travel essentials will have you at your destination looking effortlessly put-together.
Need more help with packing? Check out the June 2013 issue of the Birchbox Magazine.

What’s in Your Carry-On?

Your hotel’s booked and you’ve checked in for your flight. Now there’s only one thing separating you from a much-needed mojito on the beach—packing. While we always have enough pieces to fill an extra large suitcase, the real challenge comes with picking TSA-approved products for your carry-on.

To help ease the preparation for your escape, we asked three Birchbox staffers to open their travel bags and share the items that they can’t leave home without.

Whether you’re jetting or driving, these summer travel essentials will have you at your destination looking effortlessly put-together.

Need more help with packing? Check out the June 2013 issue of the Birchbox Magazine.