Remember Megan, the Birchboxer who won a trip to hang with us in New York and attend our “Gossip Girl” season finale viewing party? Quick refresher: Megan created an amazing makeup tutorial and won our video contest back in May. We flew Megan out to NYC, where she got to stay at the Standard Hotel, hang out at Birchbox HQ, and attend our exclusive “Gossip Girl” season finale viewing party (with an appearance by Kelly Ruthorford!).
Birchboxers are generally an extroverted bunch. But when we asked them to tweet pictures of their everyday hairstyles, our team suddenly developed a bizarre aversion to social media.That is, until we mentioned that they’d have a chance to win amika’s entire Obliphica haircare line. Needless to say, a chorus of iPhone camera shutters erupted.
Apparently, our love for this brand’s ceramic tools and sweet-smelling haircare products is powerful enough to conquer Monday morning bedhead.
Now it’s your turn to enter! All you need to do is tweet a picture of your hair with the hashtag #MyHairToday and be sure to include @Love_Amika in your tweets (click here for full details). Need a little hair inspiration? Check out our staffer pics:
Everyone has something they wish they could change about their hair. Some of us struggle with oiliness, while others complain that their hair is dry and damaged. If you’re anything like us you’ve developed a regimen of styles and products to combat your personal hair problems. Last week, we asked our Birchbloggers to share their best tips for dealing with their haircare concerns. We picked two of our favorites to feature here and they’ll each be winning a set of Ojon products!
Whether it’s frizz, flatness, or oil, everyone has something they’d love to change about their hair. Over the years, we all develop our own methods for combating these haircare woes. For example, our Community Manager, Rachel, swears by Miss Jessie’s® Original Quick Curls to fight frizz, while Relationship Manager Jillian is a dry shampoo fiend due to her oily roots.
We know you’re excited about our May “Gossip Girl” Birchboxes but there’s another very important event on the horizon: the “Gossip Girl” season finale on May 14th! We’re throwing awesome viewing parties in New York and Los Angeles and we want you to come! All you have to do is enter our video contest.
3. Submit a video response of how you’d recreate your favorite look from “Gossip Girl.” From a Winter Ball-worthy updo to a ladies-who-lunch daytime makeup look, anything goes. Extra points for creativity and enthusiasm!
The contest ends May 4th at midnight so get started now. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!
If you haven’t signed up for Birchbox yet, there is still time to get a May “Gossip Girl” box. Join now.
One of the fantastic brands we are featuring in April is Jurlique. Not only do their skincare products feel (and smell) amazing on your skin, they also have an impressive dedication to planet earth. The eco-conscious company’s packaging is already 95 percent recyclable. And now Jurlique has pledged to reduce its energy and water consumption as well as its amount of waste to landfill by 20 percent by 2015.
How can you top that? Products that help make us AND the Earth beautiful! So, we want to hear from you. Send us your blog posts about a Jurlique product you have tried and loved or can’t wait to try. On Monday, we’ll pick three bloggers who will have their posts featured on the Birchbox blog. They’ll also win the product they wrote about!
Whether you spent Valentine’s Day with your beau or your girls we know one thing’s for sure: you made sure you looked good! And if you’re like us when we’re loving our look, you took pictures. Oscar Blandi is giving away $180 of haircare products to one lucky winner, and all you have to do is post a photo of your V-Day hairstyle on their Facebook page. Hurry up and post by clicking here and enter to win because the content ends on Friday!
At Birchbox, we’re all about discovery. We’re here to help you find an eye cream that makes your dark circles fade away or to introduce you to your new favorite eyeliner. Our friends at Zagat are out to do the same thing for shopping and they are inviting you to vote in their New York City Shopping Survey!
We’re trusting you to share your experiences with Zagat about the stores you’ve visited in NYC: from blue jeans and jewelry to cheese and chocolate. And we know shopping can be hard work, which is why we’ve teamed up to give you a $2,000 shopping spree and a free year’s subscription to Birchbox! Get contest deets after the jump!
How do you get such an awesome reward, you ask? Easy—just vote in Zagat’s New York City Shopping Survey by rating and reviewing the retail and gourmet food shops you’ve visited in the past year. By completing the survey, you’ll also be eligible to receive a free copy of the New York City Shopping Survey or New York City Food Lover’s Guide when they are published later this year.
How to enter the contest:
1. Fill out the registration form here by February 20th: http://zagat.bz/wS9yDZ You must complete the registration before any of your survey responses are eligible in this contest.
2. Go to http://zagat.bz/zWK6Sr to view and vote on a retail or gourmet food shop to be included in the NYC Shopping Survey. Tell Zagat about their quality, display, service and estimated cost. Each quality review you write will be judged as a new entry. We’ll go through all the reviews you write during the contest period and give them points.
If you’re wondering what we’re looking for in a quality review, here are a few things to consider:
a. Originality – how creative or original is your review style?
b. Capturing the spirit of the place – how well do you describe the atmosphere?
c. Unique viewpoints – do you offer a unique point of view?
d. Writing style – how well written is your review?
The six entrants with the highest number of points will win:
Grand Prize: (1 winner) $2,000 Shopping Spree at a Zagat Rated Shop and a one year subscription to Birchbox—a $2,110 total value.
Second Prize (5 winners): A one year subscription to Birchbox ($110 value).
Note: You must be 21 to enter. To read the full official rules, click here http://zagat.bz/zumxvE. To find out what Zagat and Google are up to in NYC next, follow them on Twitter at @ZagatNYC and @GoogleNYC.
As far as we’re concerned, this is the season of list-making. Lists of people to buy presents for, lists of presents for people on that list, lists of Black Friday sales going on…well, the list goes on. We don’t want to add to your gifting work but we do have a very fun list you’ll want to check out. Head to our Facebook page and enter our Beauty Wish List Sweepstakes. Just tell us which of the six products featured you’d love to receive and you’ll be entered to win that product — for you and a friend! Enter away and check one more thing off your list.
After you’ve entered, don’t forget to browse our gift guide for more present inspiration.
It’s official: the Birchbox + Baublebar 10K is over, and we’ve chosen the lucky winners! We hope you made it over the finish line. If you’re one of the 10,000 members who racked up the most Birchbox Points by the October 16th deadline, you’ll get a stylish BaubleBar bracelet in your November box. You won’t know if you won until you receive your box…so start counting down the days till November 10th!
Stay tuned for more fun promos. In the meantime, keep shopping, reviewing, and referring to nab more Birchbox Points to spend in the shop.