Packing for college can be really overwhelming. How much should you bring? What do you bring? Well, the answer is simple: only the essentials. That’s why this month we teamed up with Seventeen magazine and their special advisory board of sorority sisters on a curated list of 20 college beauty must-haves. Check back each week for more great content from our newest partner and definitely take advantage of this limited-time special offer just for Birchbox customers: Purchase a Seventeen subscription for $15 and get 100 Birchbox points!
Spice up your pout this summer and retire that dark plum lip! Instead, go bolder and hotter with a bright poppy lip color—these hues will heat up your look in no time and draw some much wanted attention to that pout of yours…
As much as we love eye-catching nail art, we’re kind of loving this refreshing new take on jazzing up our digits from Chanel’s recent couture show in Paris.
Long, round nails were polished with a clear coat and then adorned with jeweled gunmetal and white-gold bands right around the nail bed (think knuckle rings but on top of your nail instead). From runway pictures at the show, the edgy look goes perfectly with the post-apocolyptic theme—but we can see how it wouldn’t be an easy everyday look to rock.
Would you be willing to try out this nail ring trend or do you think it’s strictly couture?
Speaking of trends, do you remember rocking the double bun hairstyle?
Totally Crushing On: By Terry’s New Spring Line
There are a handful of beauty products that I have a serious weakness for: Chanel nail polishes, Serge Lutens perfumes, and BY TERRY anything. So when I had the chance to stop by the brand’s spring preview last week, I was pretty pumped to check out their new lipsticks, polish, and a super scientific skincare addition.
After buying the Rouge Terrybly lipstick in Frenetic Vermilion last spring—I’m obsessed—I became a convert to bold lip colors, but rarely find the right opportunity to wear it. (This is where every other Birchbox editor would say, “wear it literally all the time.”) After spending a week with their new Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Hydra-balm lipstick, I’m pretty enamored. The formula includes hyaluronic acid to hydrate and it also has just the right amount of pigment to wear during the day at work or build for a deeper color when I’m heading out at night.
I’m also loving their new Cellularose brightening serum. I’ve been using Kiehl’s Dark Spot Solution to help tend to errant marks lately—but this rose-based option is quickly becoming my new favorite. The gel-like solution uses white rose native cells to brighten skin and flower acids to help even out skin tone. After using it for even a few days, I’ve seen a noticeable difference in my complexion.
The only downside? These products are a bit of a splurge, but in my opinion, totally worth it. Snag the hydrabalm lipstick for $35, and the Cellularose brightening serum for $117.
Loving this luxe French brand? Here’s everything you need to know about BY TERRY.