It’s hard enough to keep our complexions clear in the sweaty summer months without worrying about cakey makeup clogging our pores. To ensure a face free of blemishes we’ve been reaching for mineral-based products, like Pür Minerals’ new CC cream which forgoes fillers and chemical dyes. We’re big fans of the lightweight texture since it doesn’t clog pores or irritate skin. But we wanted even more mineral makeup tips, so we reached out to our Birchblogger community and asked them for their best tricks. Here’s how they’re using these mineral formulas to beat the heat:
Birchblogger ChanelWears shows us how she put Number 4 Hair Care to the test.
Scoring celeb-worthy curls sometimes requires using products and tools which can sap strands natural moisture and leave them looking dull and brittle. It’s easy to forget that while we’re in the process of making our hair look good, that can sometimes prevent it from looking naturally healthy and shiny.
Number 4 Hair Care is one brand that we can’t get enough of because their products tackle damaged hair and restore its natural sheen. Besides the chic, minimalist packaging that makes our shower feel über sophisticated, we love that their formulas are sulfate-, paraben-, and gluten-free, and 100 percent vegan. Not to mention that they’re gentle on our locks while still being totally effective. The natural blend of ingredients helps reverse color fading, brittleness, and dullness.
Last month, we invited our Birchblogger community to try the Number 4 Hydrate and Style Kit containing their L’eau de Mer Hydrating Shampoo, L’eau de Mer Hydrating Condition, and Blow Dry Lotion. Read more to find out what our bloggers noticed after trying these products:
Winter weather is still lingering here in New York, and we’re antsy for spring to arrive so there can be an end to all this dry air and parched skin. Our favorite trick to fake blooming season? Indulging in the scents of our favorite flowers with a mini pampering. That’s why we invited our community to a shindig last month with a little help from our friends at Jouer. We gave a few lucky Birchbloggers the opportunity to try the gardenia, jasmine, and honeysuckle-scented Body Butter and Signature Rollerball Fragrance. Here’s what three bloggers had to say about these spring-scented picks:
One of our very favorite things about the holidays is all the parties we get to go to! And all these celebrations mean lots of festive outfits and glamorous accessories. From shimmery shadow to sparkling bling to our chicest shoes, the options are endless. We asked you how you plan on adding some sparkle to your looks this season, and based on your answers, we have to say: You are all so fabulous! Read below for tips from our top pick, Tesori Belle, on adding dazzle to your ensembles this season. We especially love her inspiration for her New Year’s Eve outfit!
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From Brad and Angelina to Jay-Z and Beyonce, we can’t get enough of our powerhouse celeb couples. Since we can’t help but stir the pot a bit, we’ve teamed up with Bulgari to crown a royal duo on our Facebook page. Vote for your favorite celebrity pair and be entered to win a set of his and hers wallets and fragrance sets from Bulgari—worth over $1,200!
Birchbloggers, we want to know what celebrity couple you think is the most stylish and why. Is it Posh and Becks because of their impeccable fashion choices? Blake and Ryan for their youthful style? Tell us who you believe are the worst and best dressed couples and why. Submit links to your blog posts via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by next Thursday, October 11th and we’ll pick three of our favorites to feature on the Birchbox blog.
And head to our Facebook page to enter here to win a Bulgari his and her set!
Russian Editor Miroslava Duma always tops our list of best outfits—no matter the season. (Photo via peoplewithstyles.tumblr.com)
Even though we’re still getting over the fact that summer has officially ended, it’s not so bad because we absolutely love fall. For New Yorkers, autumn is one of the most beautiful times of the year, plus it means it’s time to start bringing out our cooler weather essentials—and you know we love fall fashion!
To help you prep for the new season, we’re hosting a contest with kate spade new york on our Facebook page.
Earlier this month, we celebrated our second anniversary. To celebrate the last two years and to show our appreciate for our subscribers, we created this little video.
Making the video got us thinking and reminiscing. Throughout our company’s short history, the very best part of our jobs has been hearing stories from our lovely subscribers. Whether you always unbox your monthly Birchboxes with your sister over Skype or you save your for a particularly icky day, you all have your own Birchbox stories. Last week we asked you to share them with us and we were so honored to read all your responses. Click through to read a few of the stories we received.