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Birchbox Staffers Share 5 of Their Fave Mascaras

Mascara is one of those products that’s a total game-changer. Great formulas can immediately make your eyes appear brighter, wider and more awake without leaving behind telltale smudges—and for that reason it’s one of the must-have products on every Birchbox staffer’s desk. But eyelashes come in all varieties—some are short and thick, some are long and thin—which is why we asked five team members with different lash types to tell us their top mascara picks.

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"I’ve recently fallen in love with the It Cosmetics formula. It doesn’t smudge or flake and a few coats makes my lashes full and thick. Also, the lash ball at the tip of the wand makes getting my lower lashes so much easier." —Meredith Stebbins, Editor and Senior Manager, Traffic & Trends

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What’s in Her Bag? Intern Diaries

You might recall the Birchbox Intern Diaries with former editorial intern Charisse. Now our summer interns Julia, Katrina, and Geraldine are heroically taking over the series (though without a camera). Every Thursday, they’ll be sharing their discoveries from around the Birchbox office. Today, they’re checking out what’s in BB staffers’ personal handbags.

Since we started interning at Birchbox, we confess to feeling a bit awestruck by our stylish fellow staffers. And what better way to get a glimpse into their glamorous lives than to sneak a peek at the contents of their purses? These three staffers have the most lust-worthy bags we’ve seen yetand some interesting stories to boot. 

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My purse is limited edition red Balenciaga with rose gold hardware, and my wallet is from one of my favorite French Moroccan-inspired brands, Manoush—I’m even wearing a necklace from their Paris store right now! I’ve had these Celine sunglasses for about 6 months (pre-Amanda Bynes). I go to SoulCycle about 3 times a week and I love the headband because it doesn’t leave a crease—which means that I can just spray some dry shampoo (Klorane is my favorite) and go. I can never have enough lip products. This pouch is just a fraction of my collection. Right now, I love Jouer’s SPF 15 Lip Sheer in “Maui”—it’s the perfect sheer nude pink to go with my faux tan.

Rachel Liverman, Director of Beauty Partnerships

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This Tory Burch purse goes with practically everything I own. I always have this poker chip from the Bellagio everywhere I go because it brings good luck. Tatcha Blotting Papers are great when I need to refresh my face after a long day. And the Stila One Step Bronze is perfect when I need a little color. You can just throw it on at before meeting friends for dinner. I also keep a pair of earrings—because you never know when you’ll need a sparkly touch to your outfit. I wear the Jawbone Up, which tracks how active I am during the day and how well I’m sleeping at night.

Dana Aidekman, Merchandising & Marketing Associate

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This Louis Vuitton purse has been with me since 2005. Flats are always a must-carry because it’s NYC and you walk a lot. I always have tons of lip products in my bag, but I switch them out according to my mood. Today it’s peachy corals; other times it’s nudes and neutrals. The Laqa Pinkman and Mirenesse Flirty Kiss are from my pinky, red phase last week. Brows are my beauty focal point, so I keep this travel sized IT Cosmetics brow pencil on me for touch ups. My hairstylist taught me this little trick: If your hair has lost its curl, roll it up and pin it in a place. Take it out and voila! Captain Blankenship sea salt spray gives my hair a bit more texture. Wow, that’s actually a lot of stuff.

—Ashley Alston, Merchandising & Marketing Manager

And now over to you: What’s in your purse? 

—Geraldine, Katrina, & Julia

Can’t get enough of these “What’s in Your Bag?” posts? Check out what some of our staffers keep in their makeup bags.

What’s in Your Carry-On?
Your hotel’s booked and you’ve checked in for your flight. Now there’s only one thing separating you from a much-needed mojito on the beach—packing. While we always have enough pieces to fill an extra large suitcase, the real challenge comes with picking TSA-approved products for your carry-on. 
To help ease the preparation for your escape, we asked three Birchbox staffers to open their travel bags and share the items that they can’t leave home without.
Whether you’re jetting or driving, these summer travel essentials will have you at your destination looking effortlessly put-together.
Need more help with packing? Check out the June 2013 issue of the Birchbox Magazine.

What’s in Your Carry-On?

Your hotel’s booked and you’ve checked in for your flight. Now there’s only one thing separating you from a much-needed mojito on the beach—packing. While we always have enough pieces to fill an extra large suitcase, the real challenge comes with picking TSA-approved products for your carry-on.

To help ease the preparation for your escape, we asked three Birchbox staffers to open their travel bags and share the items that they can’t leave home without.

Whether you’re jetting or driving, these summer travel essentials will have you at your destination looking effortlessly put-together.

Need more help with packing? Check out the June 2013 issue of the Birchbox Magazine.

Birchbox Staffers’ New Year’s Resolutions

No matter how many times we break our New Year’s Resolutions, we can’t help but hope for the best as a new January approaches. 2012 was a big year, but as you’ll see in this video, Birchbox staffers have even bigger plans for 2013.

We’ll be kicking things off on the right foot with a whole slew of articles and videos designed to make 2013 your best year yet. Look out for those early next month, but in the mean time, tell us what you’re resolving to do this year! Just leave us a note in this video’s YouTube comments.

Help us achieve one of our New Year’s Resolutions by subscribing to our YouTube channel! There you’ll find exclusive videos, how-to tutorials, and tips for getting the most out of your beauty products. 

Instagram of the Week: Mollie’s Stila Stash

Every Friday, we’ll be posting our most popular Instagram from that week to give you another peek inside the Birchbox world. Check back here for more, and follow us on Instagram to see images like these every day!

Mollie, our product-obsessed Editorial Director, was over the moon when stila pro artist Sarah Lucero sent over this batch of the brand’s best sellers. As a longtime stila fan, Mollie has been wearing the brand’s forever your curl mascara and pen-style lip glazes forever, but now she has a new favorite: the stay all day liquid lipstick in tesoro, an orange-toned red that doesn’t smear or fade—perfect for her snack-full days in the office. 

Check us out on Instagram for behind-the-scenes shots and sneak peeks!

Instagram of the Week: Safari-Inspired Twistband Combo

Every Friday, we’ll be posting our most popular Instagram from that week to give you another peek inside the Birchbox world. Check back here for more, and follow us on Instagram to see images like these everyday!

We love our Twistbands here at Birchbox HQ. At any given time, you’ll find at least a dozen staffers sporting them in their hair or on their wrists—and graphic designer Charlie is no exception. Her creative use of four Twistbands as arm swag had our Instagram followers buzzing.

Check us out on Instagram for behind-the-scenes shots and sneak peeks!

What’s On The Birchbox Staffer’s Desk: Ops Edition

You might be familiar with today’s subject, Loren, for a few reasons. First, her “Nailing It” blog posts are some of our most popular. Second, she’s a member of our stellar operations team and personally emails and speaks with hundreds of our customers each week. What you might not know is that she has the best collection of polish at Birchbox and she’s also building up quite a store of vitamins to keep the entire company healthy this season. Click through to see what she has on her desk right now.

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