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Win $181 Worth Of TOCCA Beauty’s Luxury Products!

If there’s one thing we understand, it’s that there’s no such thing as cookie cutter beauty. That’s why we send you a special box catered to your specific beauty needs every month. Fittingly, for our latest sweeps, we’ve partnered with TOCCA Beauty, a brand that offers luxurious fragrances all suited for different personalities. There’s Stella, vivacious and impetuous; Cleopatra, flirty and seductive; Giulietta, romantic and loving; and Florence, classic and glamorous. Visit our Facebook page and tell us what TOCCA girl you are by Liking the scent you identify with the most, and you could be one of five to win $181 worth of TOCCA Beauty products. So visit the sweepstakes now—and don’t forget to ‘Like’ both Birchbox and TOCCA along the way!

—Shana

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Back to the Beach: You’ve Got Male

Once a week, Birchbox’s resident yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will gives us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.



As unusual as this is for me, I didn’t make it to the beach until Fourth of July weekend this year. Between keeping busy in the Birchbox office and weekend events in NYC, I hadn’t been able to make a trip. Being back at the beach is fun and relaxing, but I was reminded how it can wreak havoc on your skin and hair. Here are a few of my must-haves when at the seashore.

Tocca SPF 30+ Towelette in Stella: Although Stella may be a bit girly for some of the guys out there, the scent is light and not overbearing. A great improvement from your drugstore SPF scent! These towelettes are individually wrapped and measure 8” x 8”. I use one for each half of my body and they work like a dream. Forget the mess of liquid sunscreen and the splotchy results you get with a spray!

SIRCUIT® Cosmeceuticals Molecular Mist: I sprayed the Molecular Mist on my face and neck before, during, and after visiting the beach and it did an amazing job of keeping my skin hydrated and cool. The 2 oz size makes it easy to throw in your bag and the ‘heavy water’ complex used in the formula is ideal for long-lasting hydration.

Amika Obliphica Hair Treatment: After frolicking in the surf and sitting out in the sun, my hair can be left stripped and coarse. Also, given that the beach tends to be a pretty humid place, it’s important to tame frizz. I love the Amika Obliphica Hair Treatment because it restores shine and health and deals with frizz and fly-aways without being too heavy.

—Eric

Stay tuned for more of my beach and summer picks coming soon in You’ve Got Male! In the meantime, check out some more summer products in our Birchbox Shop.

Burn, Baby, Burn: You’ve Got Male

Once a week, Birchbox’s resident yoga and men’s product expert, Eric, will gives us girls some insight into his world in You’ve Got Male. Whether he’s giving his expertise on skincare (boys need advice, too!) or highlighting his new favorite grooming trend, this guy has got taste—so we’re lucky he’s on staff and willing to share.

I’m a big candle person. I think having a nice candle burning can immediately improve the atmosphere in a room. I know that many guys shy away from candles, as many might smell too flowery or girly for their tastes. Tocca Beauty is one of my absolute favorite brands for fragrance, however most of their scents are quite feminine. They do have two candles though that are very masculine without being too heavy and both can always be found in my apartment.

Tocca 007: This is my favorite candle of all time. Tocca is known for classic, light fragrances that are reminiscent of bygone times, but they’re always infused with something fun and unexpected. 007 smells of leather and gin martinis and is intended to be burned in the living room (although I have mine in my bedroom and really love it there, too!). I have smelled other leather-infused candles and they are always overbearing and too heavy. 007 is nicely present, but still subtle and very luxurious.

Tocca Montauk (pictured above): Inspired by The Hamptons in Eastern Long Island, which is where I have spent summers since I was a kid, this candle smells of fresh salty air and sea grass. When I burn this, the room immediately smells fresh and my senses somehow come more alive. This scent is light and airy while still being sharp enough to whisk you away to a summer beach retreat (at least in your mind).

A helpful tip for burning candles: Always trim the wick to a 1/4 inch before you burn it to prevent the flame from getting too hot and creating a tunnel down the center of the candle.

What’s on the Birchbox Editors’ Desks: Swag Guru Edition

What’s on the Birchbox Editors’ Desks is a series of blog posts where we share some of what we’re excited about right now through pictures of our desks. Just this week we introduced you to one of the newest additions to the Birchbox fam, Molly (not to be confused with Mollie, our Director of Content), and already she’s making a big impact in the office. We’re constantly admiring her effortlessly cool outfits from Madewell and snagging some of the awesome Birchbox swag on her desk (tattoos, what!). She’s also an avid fragrance collector and certified beauty nut so we thought we’d give you a little peek at her desk today. Enjoy!

 


Starbucks: I’m actually not a lover of Starbucks but there’s one right downstairs and when it’s 5:00 and you have two minutes before a meeting it’s kind of inevitable. Today they were celebrating their 40th anniversary and giving out free treats so I got a mini lemon square with my soy misto. Free food —> Starbucks just racked up a few points in my book.

  • Chantecaille palette: I l-o-v-e Chantecaille and this eyeshadow palette is gorge! The powders are so silky and there’s one color in particular that I’ve already made an impressive dent in.


Tocca samples: Tocca is such a beautiful brand; I’m fanatical about their candles and I cannot wait to try out all these fragrance samples. Stella, Cleopatra, Colette, Brigitte — all my favorite ladies are present and accounted for. And the packaging is so romantic! That lavender bow may very well make its way into my hair quite soon.

Weleda Wild Rose Deoderant: Just started test-driving this stuff yesterday. I really hate the idea of using an anti-perspirant, but my past forays into natural deodorants have been less than successful. So far I am stink-free so I’m crossing my fingers that this is the one! Wish me luck.



Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia Cologne: Fragrance has such a powerful effect on my mood; this zesty floral is staying on my desk as a pick-me-up until it hits 80 degrees out. So that’ll be a while I guess…

 


Own Lip Therapy in True Mint: These lip treatments just came over this morning. I’ve been re-applying the mint flavor all day! It’s hydrating and plumping in a futuristic-looking roll-on tube. The minty-ness is really refreshing and it has a super tingly effect on your lips. It actually kind of burns a little, but in a totally awesome way.

Revlon Nail Polish in Siren: I absolutely can’t wait to hop on the orange-hued band-wagon this summer! I’m a big nail polish girl, and I’m also pretty darn good at doing my own nails and the nails of others (not to toot my own horn). This winter, I’ve been obsessing over a dark eggplant shade from OPI called Midnight in Moscow, but I’m just about ready for a full-throttle leap across the color wheel to this bangin’ neon orange.

-Lorelei

Want to build your own fragrance sanctuary like Molly? Check out the options in our Birchbox shop.