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My Favorite Beauty Discoveries: Birchbox Intern Diaries
I’m very sad to announce that this will be the last video in my Birchbox Intern Diaries series. I’m finishing up my internship here and graduating from college this week. On a happier note, next month I’ll be continuing my education by attending makeup artistry school and will become a contributing vlogger for Birchbox!
Be sure to check back next month for more videos, but in the meantime, watch below to find out some of my favorite beauty discoveries from my time here.

—Charisse
Learn how to get a colorful french manicure just in time for memorial day with this how-to video.

My Favorite Beauty Discoveries: Birchbox Intern Diaries

I’m very sad to announce that this will be the last video in my Birchbox Intern Diaries series. I’m finishing up my internship here and graduating from college this week. On a happier note, next month I’ll be continuing my education by attending makeup artistry school and will become a contributing vlogger for Birchbox!

Be sure to check back next month for more videos, but in the meantime, watch below to find out some of my favorite beauty discoveries from my time here.

—Charisse

Learn how to get a colorful french manicure just in time for memorial day with this how-to video.

How To Get Nina Dobrev’s Makeup from the Met Gala: Birchbox Intern Diaries
On Tuesday morning, over office was buzzing with chatter about one of the biggest fashion events of the year: the Met Gala. After fervently discussing and voting on our favorite celebrity looks from the evening, we decided that our favorite interpretations of the punk theme involved very dramatic eye makeup and well-crafted updos.
This week on the Birchbox Intern Diaries, I wanted to recreate my pick for look of the night worn by Vampire Diaries star, Nina Dobrev. While her dramatic cat eye isn’t a day look I would normally wear, it was fun to experiment with something further away from my normal neutral colors.  Watch to learn how to get the look for yourself!

What was your favorite style from the evening? Let us know in the comments!
—Charisse
Speaking of a glamorous evening, check out what some of the Birchbox staffers wore to their prom in this Throwback Thursday post!
(Image: Splash News/Splash News/Corbis)

How To Get Nina Dobrev’s Makeup from the Met Gala: Birchbox Intern Diaries

On Tuesday morning, over office was buzzing with chatter about one of the biggest fashion events of the year: the Met Gala. After fervently discussing and voting on our favorite celebrity looks from the evening, we decided that our favorite interpretations of the punk theme involved very dramatic eye makeup and well-crafted updos.

This week on the Birchbox Intern Diaries, I wanted to recreate my pick for look of the night worn by Vampire Diaries star, Nina Dobrev. While her dramatic cat eye isn’t a day look I would normally wear, it was fun to experiment with something further away from my normal neutral colors.  Watch to learn how to get the look for yourself!

What was your favorite style from the evening? Let us know in the comments!

—Charisse

Speaking of a glamorous evening, check out what some of the Birchbox staffers wore to their prom in this Throwback Thursday post!

(Image: Splash News/Splash News/Corbis)

Put The iPhone Down: Tiny Tweaks, Big Results

For any who received their April Women’s Health Birchbox, you know that this past month has been all about tiny tweaks, big results. In honor of that, our video intern, Charisse, is focusing on improving small things in her daily routine. She’ll be sharing the results with all of you, of course! For her final tweak, Charisse changed up her snacking habits.

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Week Four: Disconnect

After making tiny tweaks to my fitness, beauty, and snacking routines, I had just one bad habit arena left to conquer: disconnecting from my phone and TV. No matter where I am, I always have my phone on me; and as far as TV goes, well let’s just say that if it’s a TV show on the air, I’m watching it. So this week, I made it a priority to put my phone down, pick up a book, and disconnect for a little while.

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DIY Paperclip Necklace: Birchbox Video of the Week
There are so many amazing videos on YouTube, we have a hard time keeping up with all of them. You name it, there’s a video about it. Wondering how to turn flat, limp strands into sexy supermodel hair? There’s a video for that. Always wanted to see what a moonwalking pony would look like? There’s a video for that. That’s why we’ve decided to choose one video a week to share with you. Keep reading for this week’s pick. 
While we love pretty DIY jewelry, sometimes the the multi-step process of putting a piece together seems overwhelmingly complicated. So when we came across this unbelievably easy necklace tutorial, we were happy to see that we only needed colored tape and paper clips to make this eye-catching piece. If you’re looking to add some pop to an outfit sans breaking the bank, watch and learn how to make your own bright necklace below.

Have you ever tried a jewelry DIY? What’s your favorite design? Let us know in the comment below!
—Charisse
For even more jewelry DIY, check out last weeks video of the week to learn how make your own bow ring.
(Image and Video: stylehaul)

DIY Paperclip Necklace: Birchbox Video of the Week

There are so many amazing videos on YouTube, we have a hard time keeping up with all of them. You name it, there’s a video about it. Wondering how to turn flat, limp strands into sexy supermodel hair? There’s a video for that. Always wanted to see what a moonwalking pony would look like? There’s a video for that. That’s why we’ve decided to choose one video a week to share with you. Keep reading for this week’s pick. 

While we love pretty DIY jewelry, sometimes the the multi-step process of putting a piece together seems overwhelmingly complicated. So when we came across this unbelievably easy necklace tutorial, we were happy to see that we only needed colored tape and paper clips to make this eye-catching piece. If you’re looking to add some pop to an outfit sans breaking the bank, watch and learn how to make your own bright necklace below.

Have you ever tried a jewelry DIY? What’s your favorite design? Let us know in the comment below!

—Charisse

For even more jewelry DIY, check out last weeks video of the week to learn how make your own bow ring.

(Image and Video: stylehaul)

Snacking Is Not An Option: Tiny Tweaks, Big Results

By now, many of you have received your April Women’s Health Birchbox, so you know that this month is all about tiny tweaks, big results. In honor of that, our video intern, Charisse, is focusing on improving small things in her daily routine. She’ll be sharing the results with all of you, of course! Next up: her snacking habits.

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Week Three: Snacking Habits

Though my official title here at Birchbox is Editorial and Video Intern, my unofficial title is Queen of Snacking. As a lifelong fan of Nutella and pretzels, I love sweet and salty things. Let it be known that I also occasionally indulge in a scoop or two of ice cream—and by occasionally, I mean every night. This week, I rose to the challenge of changing my food habits by switching out the snacks and drinking more water.

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Easy Braided Top Knot Tutorial: Birchbox Intern Diaries
As the temperatures outside start to heat up, it gets harder to wear my hair down so lately I’ve been on the lookout for cute ponytail or bun hairstyles. Right now, one of my favorite looks is this large bun with a braid, which I can wear with almost any outfit. Watch my video tutorial below to learn how to create your own braided bun.

—Charisse
Check out what’s inside of three Birchbox staffer’s gym bags.

Easy Braided Top Knot Tutorial: Birchbox Intern Diaries

As the temperatures outside start to heat up, it gets harder to wear my hair down so lately I’ve been on the lookout for cute ponytail or bun hairstyles. Right now, one of my favorite looks is this large bun with a braid, which I can wear with almost any outfit. Watch my video tutorial below to learn how to create your own braided bun.

—Charisse

Check out what’s inside of three Birchbox staffer’s gym bags.

A Prom-Inspired Makeup Tutorial: Birchbox Intern Diaries

We’ve been taking a walk down memory lane here in the Birchbox office, recalling the best and worst looks from that momentous event—Prom. So for the latest installment of Birchbox Intern Diaries, I decided to recreate the makeup I wore for that special high school night. Instead of doing a smoky eye with silver shimmer (it was so popular back then), I updated the look with a pretty pop of lavender and added a bit of drama. Watch the video above to see how to get this spring-ready style that’s perfect for The Big Dance.

And before you go, tell us all about the look you’ll be wearing to prom (or the look you wore) in the comments below!

—Charisse

Learn how to get big hair from last week’s Birchbox Intern Diaries, here.

Beauty Routine Overhaul: Tiny Tweaks, Big Results

By now, many of you have received your April Women’s Health Birchbox, so you know that this month is all about tiny tweaks, big results. In honor of that, our video intern, Charisse, is focusing on improving small things in her daily routine. She’ll be sharing the results with all of you, of course! Next up: her beauty routine.

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(Above: Charisse’s daily routine before, Below: Her updated, slimmed down regimen.)

Week Two: Beauty Routine

When I’m asked how long it takes me to get ready in the morning, my answer of two hours usually triggers a Liz Lemon-inspired "What the what?!" Taking a cue from these responses, I decided that this week would be the perfect time to make some tweaks to my beauty routine. Let me preface by saying that my two hour routine is something I truly enjoy. While it may seem excessive, I love having a leisurely morning without feeling rushed—but I will admit that I could use some more shut-eye. Read on to learn how I streamlined my routine! 

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5 Ways to Use a Chubby Eye Pencil

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(Clockwise from top left: smoky, finding your crease, a bright pop, all over color and tightlining.) Toss that skinny liner in your makeup bag and make room for the extra-versatile chubby.

When it comes to eye pencils, the general idea is to use the product to line the upper and lower lash lines, giving definition to the eye. But while most of us are comfortable using a skinnier liner to achieve any number of looks, there’s a whole wide world of chubby pencils out there that are every bit as versatile and sometimes more fun to use than what you’re used to.

It might seem like these wider options are just, well, a thicker version of what you know, but we’re here to tell you that there are a whole slew of fun news techniques you can use to get different looks with these creamy shades. Take a peek below to find out our five favorite new ways to use a chubby pencil:  

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Mad Men-Inspired Hair Tutorial: Birchbox Intern Diaries 

As if there weren’t enough reasons to love Mad Men, the women of the show are sporting some major hair height and I can’t get enough of it!  Inspired by 1960s bouffant hairstyles, this week’s Birchbox Intern Diaries video is a tutorial on how to get big hair with a retro twist.  Watch to learn how to get this look in just a few simple steps. Are you watching Mad Men this season? 

—Charisse

Check out this Birchbox Video of the Week to learn how to get a mod makeup look.