How to Wear Blue Eye Makeup Without Looking Like You Stepped out of the 80s: Birchbox Intern Diaries
I could not be more excited that some spring weather is finally here. With a new season, comes new beauty trends. Case in point: blue eyeshadow dominated the Spring ‘13 runways but we know for most women it conjures up images of bad 80s Glamour Shots. Not to worry, it is possible to wear blue eye makeup without looking cheesy. Watch to see two different blue looks on Birchbox staffers Bre and Juliette.
What 80’s trends do you hope make a comeback? Let us know in the comments.
Get even more blue eye makeup in the Birchbox shop, Code Blue.
Many moons ago, when I was writing about beauty and spas for Conde Nast Traveler, I worked on a story about stylish dopp kits. It was then that my obsession—and no, I am not exaggerating when I use that term—with Molton Brown began. I fell in love with the British brand’s candy-colored bottles, intoxicating scents, and modern-feeling products. From the lush hand soaps and creams to the cult-for-a-reason Black Pepper Recharge Body Wash, I loved it all. To this day I still use a (now-battered) leather Molton Brown weekend bag for short trips.
But I digress. The point is, ever since we started Birchbox over two years ago, I have been not-so-subtly hinting that the brand would be an amazing addition to our product assortment. My patience has been rewarded: Molton Brown has landed in the Birchbox Shop! Just in time for holiday gifting, we’ve debuted an edited selection of their most-loved products, from a duo of their Naran Ji hand soap and lotion (my personal favorite) to that bestselling Re-Charge Black Pepper Body Wash—one present that’s guaranteed to make both ladies and gents on your list happy.
And if you want to make me happy (looking at you, Mom), feel free to wrap up the Stowaway Kit for me.
We can’t get enough of stylish British brands. Learn which other ones are on our crush list.
Antsy for your latest Birchbox? Here’s how to nab another deluxe beauty sample while you wait. (Photo: littleshopofnailpolishhorrors.blogpost.com)
As you all know, your December Birchboxes have begun shipping (hooray!). Since we know how much you all love finding out about the latest and greatest products, we had to share Kiehl’s latest promotion—especially since they’re giving you the chance to snag an awesome sample before your box arrives. We’re big fans of the brand here in the Birchbox office. From their cult-y Creme de Corps to their super-effective vitamin C-enriched Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution, the luxe formulas are the perfect gifts or—let’s be honest—any-time-of-year treats for yourself.
From now until the end of the month, when you spend $75 or more at a Kiehl’s brick-and-mortar shop, you can score $20 in Kiehl’s Cash. Plus, if you show a store rep this blog post you’ll also receive a deluxe sample of your choice.
Don’t have a Kiehl’s store near you? While you won’t be able to grab a deluxe sample, you can still get $20 of Kiehl’s Cash when you spend more than $75 online. Simply use the promotional code “JOYFUL” at checkout.
Our latest Kiehl’s discovery? Their gel-like Rosa Artica eye cream, which has a refreshing gel-like consistency and de-puffing effects. Find out how it works in our video.
It’s the ultimate dilemma. You’re ready to purchase the full-size version of your favorite monthly sample, when another beauty goodie from the same brand catches your eye. Now you’re questioning, “Should I purchase theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac even though I’ll have to pay shipping or stick with just the full-sized version of theBalm® cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer sample I received?”
Fret not—we’re putting this beauty debate to rest for good.
Update! We recently launched Customer Reviews in the Birchbox Shop! Learn more here.
A few months ago, we wrote about why Birchbox has a shop and the connection between full-size product sales and unlocking high quality samples for our subscribers. It’s the virtuous cycle of Birchbox! We also shared our goal of building you the best beauty and lifestyle ecommerce experience and asked for your suggestions. We loved your ideas!
We wanted to report back with a few progress updates. Since we last checked in, we’ve added a product recommendation feature to every product page and tested a way for you to choose additional samples each month. We’ll also be expanding our free shipping policy in October to include all products from sampled brands instead of just the specific products we sampled.
What do you guys think? Steady progress? We have many more features in the works that we can’t wait to share! In the meantime, we thought we’d share some behind the scenes info about what customers are loving this month.
Highest Rated Products from our September Boxes
(Psst… we’re only weeks away from launching public product reviews!!!)
Bestselling Products in September
Bestselling Products from our Men’s Shop in September
Have you tried or bought any of these products? Let us know in the comments!
You may remember that last month, Birchbox co-founders Hayley and Katia wrote a letter to the Birchbox community explaining why we have a shop and asking for feedback on how to build the best beauty ecommerce site in the business. You spoke, and we listened! We are thrilled to unveil a new feature which shows you what products people who purchased an item also bought. We hope this will make shopping on Birchbox more enjoyable! Go to any product page, and you will find the associated products at the bottom of the page.
Be on the lookout for more shop improvements as we continue to grow with your support and feedback!
We’ve been known to walk into the stationery shop to pick up a birthday card, and leave with a year’s worth of letterpress. So it’s no surprise that we’re all obsessed with Poppin, a new online shop dedicated to designy, fun office supplies. Staples, this is not: there are magenta tape dispensers, turquoise rulers, and a rainbow of pen options. We’ve teamed up with them for a special gift with purchase offer – just in time for back to school (ahem, office). Just spend $40 or more on full-size products in the Birchbox Shop and you’ll receive this adorable notebook and pen set.
Not sure where to start? Shop the September Box, with a slew of just-added products.
There’s a heat wave affecting most of the country, with temps breaking 100 degrees. We’re doing everything we can to stay fresh, and we know you are too. Which is why we’ve got a very special Heat Wave promo going all day today:
Spend $100 or more on products in the Birchbox Shop and we’ll send you our favorite Tatcha Blotting Papers with your order (the full-size!). Simply use the code “HEATWAVE” when you check out.
Recap: Stay in the air conditioning and shop. Spend $100+ and we’ll send you Tatcha’s amazing blotting papers!
Offer good until midnight, while supplies last.
What’s that saying about having to kiss a lot of frogs to meet a prince? Well, the same thing can be said for beauty products — though, truth be told, we seem to find more winners than our wallets would like. We already send you deluxe samples of our favorites in your monthly Birchboxes, but now we’re giving you more ways to discover amazing beauty products. For a limited time, we’re including three trial extras with every full-size purchase. These little guys aren’t quite fully grown deluxes, but they do let you test-drive some fantastic formulations. Just shop as usual (no code necessary) and you’ll receive some extra treats with your purchase.
Head over to the Birchbox Shop and check out our best sellers, new arrivals, and more!