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Top 5 Well-Packaged Beauty Picks: Guest Blogger

We’ve avoided houseplants in the past (NYC apartments are crammed enough as is), but The Sill is changing the way that we buy and display greenery. The start-up specializes in appropriately city-size (read: small) succulents and plants. In honor of our recently launched Birchbox Home: From the Garden collection, we asked Eliza, the company’s founder, and Erin, the social media manager, to bring their plant know-how to our blog. 


We may spend a lot of time in the dirt here at The Sill, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to look good, feel good, and smell good! 

Below are our top five beautifully made and well-packaged beauty picks. 

1. D.S. & Durga Coriander Perfume

What it is: A blend of sparkling leaf, cubeb (an Asian climbing plant), green pepper, and cracked Ukrainian coriander seed.

Why we love it:

  • It’s feminine, light-bodied, and botanically inspired.
  • They bring fragrance back to its pre-industrial origins: Making small batches of blends of oils, resins, flowers, and plants extracts, and placing quality over quantity.
  • They are Brooklyn-based!

2. Nourish Almond Vanilla Organic Body Wash

What it is: A blend of aloe, coconut milk, vitamin E, essential oils (coconut, sunflower, sesame seed), and organic vanilla and almond.

Why we love it:

  • Nourish is the world’s first USDA certified organic skincare line. All products are vegan, gluten-free and cruelty-free.
  • We can pronounce all the ingredients!
  • It’s super affordable.

3. Fresh Freesia Oval Soap

What it is: Triple-milled soap – dense, luxurious, and long-lasting.

Why we love it:

  • It’s vegetable-based, contains nourishing shea butter, and has a lovely white floral scent.
  • We love the gorgeous packaging.
  • Fresh uses natural ingredients like sugar, milk, soy, and rice.

4. M. Steves Ultra-Nourishing Boost

What it isRose Hip Seed Oil (a power-packed oil rich in essential fatty acids), Omegas 3, 6, and 9, and potent antioxidants & anti-inflammatories, which hydrate, nourish and protect.

Why we love it:

  • It makes your skin glow. 
  • Have a favorite moisturizer? Mix in few drops for a significant boost.
  • M. Steves products are vegan and cruelty-free, and the packaging is recyclable.

5. Korres Guava Body Butter

What it is: This body butter is full of blended tropical fruits and it’s invigorating, soothing, and moisturizing. 

Why we love it:

  • It’s made with guava, shea butter, quince extract, and oils (sunflower, almond, and avocado) and is packed with vitamin C.
  • Korres carries vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free products that are made from natural ingredients based on tried and true herbal remedies.
  • They also work with local communities, agricultural unions, and organic farmers.

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