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Customer Love Notes: A Life-Altering Highlighter

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 adore when you write about your favorite purchases. From time to time, we’ll be highlighting some of your extra sweet product love letters on the blog. 

Made with just the right amount extra-fine shimmer to boost radiance without being sparkly, Manna Kadar Cosmetics sheer glo shimmer lotion subtly reflects light to make your skin look fresh and youthful. Here’s a peek at what one love-struck customer had to say about this versatile highlighter: 

"I have been using the same liquid luminizer for a long time and had never found anything else that could compare until I tried the Manna Sheer Glow! It’s lightweight, blends easily, and leaves a nice glow without being overly shimmery or glittery. Some luminzers make you look oily, but this gives a sheer, soft glow. I finally used up my sample (a little goes a long way!) and am now looking forward to the full-size!” Donna

What’s your secret to faking a luminous complexion?


Have your own product paramour? Pen a love letter to your favorite Birchbox products by leaving a customer review! 

All The Pretty Things: 4 Treats to Gift Yourself


Let’s face it: Even if you have someone special to celebrate Valentine’s Day with, there’s a good chance of disappointment when it comes to presents. Case in point: My ex-boyfriend once gifted me a stock pot. It was well-intended, really—I love to cook and had recently gone on a soupy stint—but it didn’t exactly scream romance.

Sometimes, it’s just better to treat yourself. (That way, it’s easier to feign excitement over those gas-station carnations).

We’ve sold out of our We Heart Collection, a limited edition box filled with beauty keepsakes and customer-approved best sellers. But don’t worry. We’ve singled out a few of our prettiest products, from a gorgeous PAUL & JOE compact to an eight-shade contouring set from beauty veteran Manna Kadar, that make perfect treats to gift yourself.

Go ahead—you deserve it.

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Calling All Bloggers: How Do You Simplify Your Beauty Routine?

We busy ladies need products that help us keep our beauty routines simple! (Photo: Teen Vogue's Jane Keltner de Valle via

As staffers at a fast-paced startup in NYC, we’re huge fans of products that make our lives easier. That’s why we’ve fallen hard for Manna Kadar Cosmetics. Founder Manna visited us recently at Birchbox HQ and told us that she is big believer in making products work extra-hard—something we wholeheartedly support! That’s why she created Transfix, a liquid that turns any eye shadow into a smudge-proof liner, as well as a lip primer that doubles as a base for lids. We also sampled a Manna multitasker this month: Sheer Glo, a liquid luminizer that can be mixed with foundation for a subtle glow or used alone as a highlighter. These double-duty products got us thinking, “What else can we do to simplify our beauty routines?”

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