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Hate Reapplying Your Regular Lip Balm? ChapStick’s New Hydration Lock Is The Answer 
Now that we’re solidly into fall, the weather is cooler and chapped lips are inevitable. Or are they? This month, all of our subscribers received ChapStick’s latest breakthrough, Hydration Lock, in their boxes as a Birchbox Find. (For those of you not familiar with our Find program, this is a mass-market discovery we think is fantastic, but it’s always in addition to—never in place of—your monthly beauty samples.) 
I’m excited to test out Hydration Lock because it’s made with ChapStick’s new 8-hour moisture technology. Just imagine: Rather than having to be reapplied every 15 minutes, this trusty hydrator keeps dryness at bay hours after your initial application. Better yet, the fast-acting formula comes packed with damage-defending antioxidant CoQ10 and it doubles as a fantastic lipstick primer. With the recent cooler temps, this nourishing base helps even out my lips before applying my seasonally darker lipsticks, which are more heavily pigmented and drying than my summer staples. 
If you’re a subscriber and have been loving your ChapStick Hydration Lock just as much as I have been, then be sure to use the $1.00 off coupon that came in this month’s box. With a product this effective, I know I need at least two: one at home on my nightstand and one at work in my desk drawer—just so I have it on hand for those nights when I go straight from the office to happy hour. 
—Meredith 
Share a pic of your ChapStick Hydration Lock along with the lip color you’ll wear over and tag #ChapStick and @birchbox! You’ll automatically be entered to win a collection of our editors’ favorite lip products!

Hate Reapplying Your Regular Lip Balm? ChapStick’s New Hydration Lock Is The Answer 

Now that we’re solidly into fall, the weather is cooler and chapped lips are inevitable. Or are they? This month, all of our subscribers received ChapStick’s latest breakthrough, Hydration Lock, in their boxes as a Birchbox Find. (For those of you not familiar with our Find program, this is a mass-market discovery we think is fantastic, but it’s always in addition to—never in place of—your monthly beauty samples.) 

I’m excited to test out Hydration Lock because it’s made with ChapStick’s new 8-hour moisture technology. Just imagine: Rather than having to be reapplied every 15 minutes, this trusty hydrator keeps dryness at bay hours after your initial application. Better yet, the fast-acting formula comes packed with damage-defending antioxidant CoQ10 and it doubles as a fantastic lipstick primer. With the recent cooler temps, this nourishing base helps even out my lips before applying my seasonally darker lipsticks, which are more heavily pigmented and drying than my summer staples. 

If you’re a subscriber and have been loving your ChapStick Hydration Lock just as much as I have been, then be sure to use the $1.00 off coupon that came in this month’s box. With a product this effective, I know I need at least two: one at home on my nightstand and one at work in my desk drawer—just so I have it on hand for those nights when I go straight from the office to happy hour. 

—Meredith 

Share a pic of your ChapStick Hydration Lock along with the lip color you’ll wear over and tag #ChapStick and @birchbox! You’ll automatically be entered to win a collection of our editors’ favorite lip products!

My Quest For the Perfect Pen

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When I was a little girl, I had a tradition on Sunday nights with my dad. After family dinner, we’d drive to my local Walgreen’s and hang out in the aisles. While he’d flip through the latest magazines, I would pore over the pens and pencils—scouting out any new additions that could potentially join my school bag lineup.

It sounds a little strange to hang out in the pen aisle, I know, but I swear that while I was growing up in the ’90s, there was some very serious pen innovation happening. Every week something new could pop up that would blow your mind. I got to take part in the era of Lisa Frank, multi-color and glitter-friendly gelly rolls, and who could forget the squiggle pen? Which is all a very nostalgic way of saying that I have had a fairly long love affair with pens—and that I am very picky when it comes to what I actually like.

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Why I Finally Stopped Stealing My Boyfriend’s Razor

In high school, I used to swipe my father’s well-worn Gillette to shave my legs (much to his annoyance). Years later, I was still under the impression that men’s razors gave me a better, longer-lasting shave. They also occasionally gave me razor burn and mini nicks, but I assumed those were the necessary side effects of being super smooth. 

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So…What’s a Birchbox Find?

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By now, some of you have received your Birchbox (woo hoo!). We hope you enjoy reading our product tips and playing with your samples! You’ll also notice that there’s else in your box: a Birchbox Find.

What’s a Birchbox Find, you ask? Good question. A Birchbox Find is a product we’ve come across that we think is exciting, time-saving, awesome, routine-improving, or all of the above. We are committed to bringing you high-end beauty and lifestyle samples every month but we also know that there are plenty of amazing products that don’t fit in to that category. A Birchbox Find will always be in addition to your usual samples—it’ll never replace any of them! (We’d never deny you beauty treats!) We’ll only bring you products that we think you’ll enjoy trying. We hope this adds to your Birchbox experience!

Back in August, we were excited to share Schick’s Hydro Silk Razor with our subscribers. This month, the Birchbox Find we’re gaga about is Simple®’s Revitalizing Eye Roll-on. The cooling roll-on quickly reduces puffiness and rejuvenates the delicate eye area. Plus, the refreshing formula is free of dyes, perfumes, and other harsh irritants. 

For more insight on what you can expect from your monthly deliveries, please check out our handy FAQs