Staffers’ (and Members) Best Beauty Tips: Birchbox Intern Diaries
In an office filled with beauty lovers, it’s only natural that many of our staffers have some secret beauty tips hidden up their sleeves. Last week we asked three Birchbox staffers what their all-time favorite hair, makeup, or skincare tip is and where they discovered it. Watch to learn all about their favorite tips.
Since we know our members are also super savvy, we asked our YouTube viewers to share their favorite tips as well. Here’s a few of our favorites from the video comments:
littlewomanlynn: “My fave beauty tip is to use rose water to clean your face.”
chicachew: “My tip is to keep a rose salve handy. It’s perfect for moisturizing cuticles or rough patches, taming flyways and giving a dewy gloss to cheeks!”
TheBeautyBox1211: “Swatching lipstick on your fingertips rather than your hand because the texture is more similar to your lips!”
belinda z: “For a DIY matte top coat, just mix cornstarch with an inexpensive clear polish.”
Tell us in the comments what your favorite beauty tip is too!
Meet These Awesome Birchbox Subscribers From New York!
A few months ago we put out a call to all our NYC-based members to come meet us in New York’s SoHo neighborhood for a chance to be in a Birchbox video. We were thrilled to meet so many amazing members who all came prepared to talk about their favorite beauty tips and the products they swear by. Now you can find out all about them, too!
Watch the video and then tell us in the comments below: What’s the one beauty tip that has made a difference for you?
We’ve all been there: you get to the airport excited to start your trip and then 6, 8, 10 hours later you step off the plane disheveled, tired-looking, and dehydrated. But long flights don’t have to be miserable. If you’re going on vacation in the next few months (or even if you’re just dreaming about the beach) you’ll want to brush up on our tips for staying happy and healthy throughout the flight. Take a few precautions, and you’ll step off the plane looking just as fresh and chic as when you arrived at the airport.
Bad hair days are inevitable. So are zits that pop up out of nowhere. That’s why a girl needs an arsenal of hairstyles and skincare products to fight beauty disasters. Last week we asked our Birchbloggers to share their beauty tips and tricks for curing everything from bedhead to breakouts. Here’s what three of our Birchbloggers had to share:
A Quick and Simple Updo from OhSoPrettyTheDiaries.com We love this beautiful undo! Perfect for a special occasion OR those mornings when your hair is just looking lack luster.
Ever since Lorelei blogged about Los Angeles’ newly opened Blushington, I’ve been wanting to check it out myself. I stopped by the beauty mecca yesterday and left with a slew of pro tips.
The sunlit boutique is comfortable and stylish, with 14 tricked out beauty stations, not to mention rooms for waxing, lash extensions, and tinting. While it’s tempting to go for the regular makeup application (at $35, a complete steal), it’s Blushington’s classes that sets them apart. The goal, says Founder and CEO Stephi Maron, is to change the way people think about beauty. “It’s not just about makeup,” she says. “It’s about confidence, and feeling good.” Blushington offers basic one-hour Makeup 101 sessions, where you are encouraged to bring in your own products so a pro can teach you how to use them, plus a two-hour advanced class, and a special 45-minute New Mommy makeup tutorial.
I sat down with makeup artist Michele Des Groseillers to find out about the most frequently requested techniques, common makeup mistakes, and more. Click through to find out what I learned.