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What’s on Birchbox Staffers’ Desks: Spain’s Editorial Intern, Monica

Time for another edition of one of our all-time favorite conceits: What’s on Staffers’ Desks. Now that we have four international offices—New York, Barcelona, Paris, and London—we’ve got plenty of fun snapshots to share from the Birchbox universe! 

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I’ve always enjoyed being active. Spending the whole day outside and arriving home late, almost exhausted, is one of my favorite feelings. It makes me feel alive, useful, and like I’m making the most of my time! 

If I find myself in a mid-day slump, I reach for the Revitalizing Repavar Flash Effect on my desk. Not only does it smell great but it provides quick results, thanks its high concentration of vitamin C. I apply it to my face and I immediately regain my brightness and firmness. After that, I just apply my makeup as usual… and I’m ready to keep moving!

—Monica Julia, Editorial Intern, Birchbox Spain

Looking to brighten your face? Find out how to use a highlighting concealer.

What’s on Birchbox Staffers’ Desks: Men’s Assistant Editor, Nathaniel

Time for another edition of one of our all-time favorite conceits: What’s on Staffers’ Desks. Now that we have four international offices—New York, Barcelona, Paris, and London—we’ve got plenty of fun snapshots to share from the Birchbox universe! 

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I started my career as an archaeologist [Ed. note: talk about a fun fact!], and still remember it fondly, so I keep a few trinkets on hand to remind me of the old days. The terracotta warrior (from Xi’an, China) and brass helmet (from Ephesus, Turkey) are two examples, but honestly, after all those nights in the desert, the whiskey might be a more fitting memento. It’s a wheat blend called “77”, made right here in the city by Breuckelen Distilling. It pairs smooth and spicy better than most and has quickly become my Friday favorite.

As you might expect, I write a lot of product descriptions, so the brand partnerships team keeps my desk stocked with grooming samples. The one downside? I can only shave once a day (though I’ve been known to double up on showers).
What do you keep on your desk?
—Nathaniel, Assistant Editor, Birchbox Man
Find out how to match your aftershave with your shaving habits over at the Birchbox Men’s Guide.
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What is it? It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. A cult favorite leave-in conditioner that helps you score glossy, smooth strands.
Who’s it perfect for? This mist is the Hercules of hair products—it really does tackle 10 different hair woes, which explains why everyone we know who uses it is fairly obsessed. It’s great for anyone who’s ever struggled with split ends, had out of control flyaways, or seen their hard-won color fade too quickly—and those are just a few of its many great qualities. (Did we mention that it smells just like something you’d find in a high-end salon?)
Insider deets from a Birchbox staffer: "I’m obsessed with this stuff! I use it every day. I actually discovered it at my hair salon at home a few years ago, and it’s the only product that truly gets my tangled, gnarly wet hair to be smooth and conditioned. I just need a few spritzes and a little brushing, then I’m good to go!" —Juliette, Community Manager
Can’t wait to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about this power-house hair wrangler.

The Ultimate Frizz-Tamer and Detangler

What is it? It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product. A cult favorite leave-in conditioner that helps you score glossy, smooth strands.

Who’s it perfect for? This mist is the Hercules of hair products—it really does tackle 10 different hair woes, which explains why everyone we know who uses it is fairly obsessed. It’s great for anyone who’s ever struggled with split ends, had out of control flyaways, or seen their hard-won color fade too quicklyand those are just a few of its many great qualities. (Did we mention that it smells just like something you’d find in a high-end salon?)

Insider deets from a Birchbox staffer: "I’m obsessed with this stuff! I use it every day. I actually discovered it at my hair salon at home a few years ago, and it’s the only product that truly gets my tangled, gnarly wet hair to be smooth and conditioned. I just need a few spritzes and a little brushing, then I’m good to go!" —Juliette, Community Manager

Can’t wait to learn more? Here’s everything you need to know about this power-house hair wrangler.

Birchbox Staffers’ Summer Guilty Pleasures

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I love beach days and ice cream cones as much as anyone, but for me summer means escaping into the delicious cool of a movie theater, settling in with an outrageously large bucket of popcorn, and giving in to the flash-bang-ridiculousness of silly action flick. It’s no surprise that my weekend plans involve seeing both Fast and the Furious 6 and Man of Steel.

Here’s what some other Birchbox staffers love about summers past and present. 

"When I think summer, I think summer camp! My favorite summer pastime is swimming in cold lakes on hot days." —Hayley

"Dirty gin martinis and Cadbury Crunchie Bars." —Dana

"Dawson’s Creek on Netflix!" —Kendall 

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