With the holidays on the horizon (think: a jam-packed social calendar and traveling with a cramped carry-on) there’s no better time to call on space- and time-saving beauty products. Click here to take a peek at our most practical picks!
Good news: packed with travel-friendly samples from can’t-miss brands, a monthly Birchbox has everything you need stay gorgeous all month long. Not a member yet? Purchase your subscription today!
We don’t have a physic on call, but we do have access to an impressive group of bloggers, makeup artists, and skincare gurus. We reached out to our favorite experts and tapped their trend-spotting powers to find out what will be hot—and what won’t—come 2014. Click here to check out their predictions.
Searching for a beauty trend you can pull off right now? Here are 3 supercool ways to update your mani for fall.
Much like a cueing up a Spice Girls tune on your walkman, the idea of shipping young ladies off to a posh Swiss finishing school has become pretty dated. With that said, acting like a lady is as relevant as ever.
Here’s how to mind your manners in modern society.
Nerd alert: one of our favorite things to do is read the customer reviews in the Birchbox Shop. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it! We especially love the love letters you write to your favorite products. (Though we’re still waiting on the haikus and iambic pentameter.) From time to time, we’ll be highlighting extrasweet customer serenades. First up: a life-changing soap.
Tall, dark, and effective—it’s no wonder that blemish-prone ladies have been falling for Shea Terra Organics’ Authentic African Black Soap. Made with healing oils, this vitamin-rich soap is known for its ability to clear up breakouts and lessen signs of aging. We could wax on poetically about its restorative powers, but we’ll let Avianka take over:
“I had been researching black soap and its medicinal benefits, as I have maturing acne prone combination skin—not a pretty thing to deal with at age 33! After reading some of the reviews on the Birchbox website, I decided to give this black soap a go. Let me tell you, it is simply amazing….more then I ever wished it to be! In just two weeks, It has done wonders for my skin. I am seeing an even and brightened tone with no blemishes brewing! I am looking forward to a long healthy relationship with this soap. I have clean, fresh, vibrant skin that is FINALLY acne free! Thank you so much BB! <3”
She’s convinced us—have you tried this miracle-worker?
Have your own product paramour? Pen a love letter to your favorite Birchbox products by leaving a customer review!
In the summer of 1853, a hot tempered chef was manning the kitchen at a chic resort. A dinner guest found the chef’s French fries too thick for his liking and sent the plate back to the kitchen. In an effort to one up the persnickety customer, the chef sliced the potatoes paper-thin. And eureka! America’s favorite salty, snack—duh! the potato chip—was born.
Unexpected discovery of a seriously great thing, right? Like our favorite crunchy fix, these four beauty products have surprising (and totally awesome!) beginnings.
(Photo: © Dean Pictures/Corbis)
You know the lyrics: “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy.” But George Gershwin never had to keep his hair frizz-free or his makeup from melting off his face (er, at least we don’t think he did).
Out to make this the best summer yet, we scoured our backlog of beauty know-how and came up with 77 hot tips to help you keep your cool all season long, from a polish trend that’s making a B.I.G. splash to a winter makeup look that’s equally chic as the thermometer inches up higher and higher. Follow @birchbox on Twitter and check out the hashtag #Hot77 from now till Labor Day for your guide to summertime beauty at its easiest.
Fake a fresh-from-the-beach glow with these handy and natural-looking (we swear!) tanning towelettes.