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Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer, Men’s August Box Spoiler, Showing Some Skin, & More: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.

How To: Apply New Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer: Birchbox co-founder Katia’s makeup looks fresh from 5am to 9pm everyday, and it’s all thanks to Benefit’s Stay Flawless Primer. 

Show Some Skin: With the temperature rising, it’s getting time to bare some skin. If cellulite, paleness, rough skin, or shortness are keeping you covered up, we’ll have you ready for sundresses in no time.

Men’s August 2013 Box Preview (Spoiler Alert) [Video]: While you’re waiting for the women’s August spoiler to be released, take a peek at what Birchbox men are getting next month.

Geek Girls with Nothing to Prove: If you’ve ever had to justify your reasons for liking something a lot, this fan submission video should remind you that you have nothing to prove to anyone.

The Diary of Mrs. Tependris: Complicated Coats and Cabinets of Curiosities at Paris Couture: T Magazine sent their contributing editor and talented artist Konstantin Kakanias to Paris to capture the high-fashion madness of Paris Couture week in the form of whimsical illustrations.

—Geraldine

Spend some of that weekend leisure time with some of today’s best entertainment media.

Water Resistant Blush Put to the Test, Spring Lipstick Guide, Birchbox Customer Favorites (!), and more: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news you need to read this weekend.

  • Spring Lipstick Guide: While clear gloss always has a place in our hearts, we can’t get enough of extra-pigmented lipsticks. From classic matte reds to hot pinks and deep purples, here are our top 10 stars of the season. 
  • Happy Hearting: Introducing Birchbox Customer Favorites: We’re constantly looking for ways to improve your experience on Birchbox.com and we’re extreeemely excited to introduce you to our brand-new feature: Customer Favorites. It’s a one-click way to add products to your own personalized wish list. 
  • How To: Make the Perfect Party Playlist: Just in time for Friday, get the lowdown from the Birchbox Men’s Guide on how to put together the perfect playlist to turn any regular hangout into a night for the ages.

—Bre

If you’re a little bit behind in all things Birchbox, sit back and check out our previous weekend reading lists

Happy Tuesday: Father’s Day Made Easy + A Must-Watch Video

Are Tuesdays the new Wednesday? By the looks of our to do list, it sure feels like hump day. To help you get through the day (and the rest of the week), we’ve got two things you need to know about:

You’re welcome. 

xoxo,

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Want an even easier way to celebrate dad this Father’s Day? Give him a Birchbox Man subscription. He’ll love it, we promise.

Hurrah! Nuxe for Men: You’ve Got Male

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Some guys use whatever soap is in the shower. Others carefully consider the field and select the best option. Eric, our resident grooming god, falls in the latter camp. Once a week, he’ll be sharing his product findings and lifestyle tips.

Every once in a while, I get the exciting chance to see a new product before it’s released into the universe. Such was the case this morning when I learned that Nuxe (a favorite French pharmacy brand of everyone at Birchbox) will be bringing their fantastic men’s line to the U.S. this April. These products have been delighting guys in Europe for the last few years, and now American dudes can get in on the fun, too.

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Read Up, Men: 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.


On Monday, we launched our much anticipated Birchbox Man box. We were thrilled at the response — there are so many guys who are ready to upgrade that we sold out in a day. Don’t worry, though! You can still get on the waiting list here, and we’ll have more available soon. 

In conjunction, we have launched a grooming guide in magazine section of Birchbox.com.  Whether you’re a guy wanting to find out more about the latest and greatest in grooming products and cool accessories or a gal searching for subtle tips to slip to her man, check out the guide

You’ll find everything from a tutorial on folding a pocket square to tips for curing hangovers. Some of my favorite tricks from past You’ve Got Male posts are there as well. Hurry and get reading!

— Eric

Even though Birchbox Man is temporarily unavailable, there are still tons of gifts appropriate for any man available in our Holiday Gift Guide.