Salma Hayek has quite a list of accomplishments. Besides her numerous starring roles, the 46-year-old star is also a mom and the founder of Nuance, a new cosmetic line based on her grandmother’s recipes. (She also happens to have the most gorgeous skin we’ve ever seen—here’s hoping we look half as good when we’re her age!)
We interviewed Salma in this month’s issue of the Birchbox Magazine, and here’s what she had to say about her counterintuitive approach to anti-aging:
I don’t believe in peels. A lot of people were doing peels starting years ago. Yes, in the moment they look fantastic. Now they don’t. Now I look better. Do not do things that make your skin thin out. Because if you inject it or pull it, you will look old. I also don’t do microdermabrasion. None of that.
Read the rest of the interview here.
Find our favorite anti-agers in the Birchbox Shop.
From weddings to music festivals, flower crowns are everywhere these days. They’re the ultimate spring accessory and make even the rainiest of days that much brighter. Best of all, they’re totally easy to make yourself.
I do have to admit that before this project, I’d never actually made a flower crown before. But with plenty of them floating around on Tumblr and Pinterest, I’d gotten enough of an idea to be able to craft this one from scratch. So I know you can do it too!
Here are the items you’ll need to make your own flower crown:
- 4–5 different fresh flowers, greens, etc.
- Heavy gauge floral wire
- Green floral tape
- Scissors or wire cutters
Stocking Up On Summer Staples At Joie
We’re totally obsessed with Joie clothing. The SoCal-based Parisian-inspired label epitomizes the phrase effortlessly chic, which is exactly how we want to dress—especially in the summer. We’re thrilled that we’re now carrying the brand’s delightful-smelling perfume and hand cream, and in honor of their debut in our Shop, we threw a small shopping soiree at Joie’s Soho boutique for our local customers. Guests were treated to macarons, champagne, and best of all, a 20 percent off discount. We even hosted an Instagram contest and the very lucky @kt_hilton scored a $500 Joie gift card, plus the luxe fragrance and hand cream! Scroll through to see her winning look and for even more fun photos from the evening.
1. @kt_hilton: And on Wednesdays we drink prosecco and shop for blue ikat pants @beachy_chic #shopjoie @birchbox @joie_clothing
2. @laurenshia: Yummy #macarons and prosecco #shopjoie
3. @heyheyykellay: Joie Summer Style #shopjoie @joie_clothing
4. @cautiouslyoptimistic: Having a fabulous time with @birchbox at the @joie_clothing event! #ShopJoie
5. @kasey_ma: Gorgeous @joie_clothing gown #shopjoie in collab w. @birchbox
6. @meowjennifer: Getting pretty at the #birchbox event at #joie
7. Our very own @sistatista: Fun times with sleachy meachy at the #Shopjoie birchbox event. Those are some good lookin pants!
8. @jessicashia: Loving this bracelet! How pretty & summery is it? #shopjoie
9. @rachacrawford: Salut summer! Allison’s ready for wedding season! #shopjoie @birchbox @joie_clothing
Here’s how to match your summer outfit to your scent!
Before Pinterest and Birchbox favorites came along, our lists of must-try beauty products were comprised of torn up magazines and scraps of paper we scribbled on when checking out the makeup counter. Luckily, technology has improved and so have our wishlists.
This month, we’ve tracked down the latest beauty must-haves from our favorite brands and have taken note. From RiRi-inspired lipstick to tie-dye polish, May is full of new products that we can’t wait to get our hands on.
Check out the brand new May beauty launches and get inspired.
In honor of this month’s theme, we asked our co-founders to share how they stay fresh and polished under pressure.
While we were growing up, there were a few places that we learned about style: our mothers, magazines, and of course—classic coming-of-age movies. Actors in iconic roles always seem to have a certain look that never gets old. Case in point: when you think of James Dean, isn’t he always wearing the white shirt and red jacket combo from Rebel Without a Cause? So many guys (and girls) that we know were inspired by Dean’s outfit and embraced that white t-shirt and leather jacket signature style long after their teenage years ended.
In honor of all that youthful inspiration, the gents over at Birchbox Man have compiled a decade-by-decade roundup of six handsome movie characters who taught them how to dress. Click through for some serious eye candy (and perhaps some wardrobe ideas for the guys in your life)!
Snag a gift for him from the curated Birchbox Man Shop.
We first became enamored with Annie Dean earlier this year after stumbling across her site AnnieDean.com. Combining tips for entertaining and etiquette, this modern day Miss Manners proves that you can juggle a hectic lifestyle (did we mention she’s a lawyer?) and still be ultrachic. This week she’s sharing her five easy tricks to make spring a little more fabulous.
I’m addicted to colorblocking. It’s easy, chic, and lighthearted, and it’s the springtime antidote to the all-black outfits we New Yorkers wear from September to March. But if the idea of dressing in contrasting colors from head-to-toe feels like too much, colorblock with your nails and your lipstick instead.
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.
The London team indulged in some delicious cupcakes from Lola’s Bakery for a Friday treat. Yum!
If We Hit Our Weekend YouTube Subscriber Goal, Our Editors Will Go Where No Beauty Editors Have Gone Before
We need your help! This weekend we’re aiming to get 500 new YouTube subscribers—and if we hit that number by Monday, our editors will wear a (realistic-looking!) beard and mustache all day. And we don’t just mean at their desks—they’ll be bearded and mustachioed to get lunch, grab coffee, attend meetings, and more.
Help us hit our goal by going to the Birchbox YouTube channel and hitting Subscribe. You’ll find makeup and hair tutorials and skincare advice from our editors, plus videos featuring some of the best experts in the industry. Plus, you’ll have the chance to let us know what videos you want to see!