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Last Chance to Get a November Birchbox!

Have you gotten your November Birchbox yet? Watch our Sneak Peek video to learn about some of the products in this month’s box and find out why our co-founders Katia and Hayley love these picks. Then, sign up on Birchbox.com today to guarantee your own November box.

P.S. Want to win the products featured in this video? Tell us in the video’s YouTube comments how you’re getting into the spirit of giving back and we’ll select a winner at random. Good luck! 

Birchbox Has a New Look + What it Means for You!

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Early this morning, we flipped the switch on our website (and this blog) and unveiled an updated style and logo that represent the next chapter for the Birchbox brand. Today is also the debut of Birchbox FR and Birchbox ES, and we’re thrilled to celebrate our new look with our four international teams. 

As much as we l-o-v-e our visual overhaul, we’re even more excited about what it represents: our commitment to evolving Birchbox to bring you the best discovery experience possible. Here are just some of the recent tweaks we’ve made:

More Personalization

We’ve added questions to your grooming profile that will allow us to send you more of what you want and less of what you don’t. Log in to view the updated profile.

A Revamped Look

Birchbox has grown up a lot since our early days. Our new style better represents our brand’s personality: fun, sophisticated, and authentic. We can’t wait to hear what you think! Read our Creative Director’s take.

Improved Site Features

We’ve tinkered with our product search to help you find what you want faster and easier. Our new favorites feature allows you keep all your discoveries in one place. Learn about Favorites.

More Ways to Discover and Shop

We continue to expand our Bonus Shop, with offers that allow you to add amazing products or samples to your full-size orders. Check out the Bonus Shop.

And we’re not stopping there! While we will take a moment to toast our new look today, our phenomenal team is already hard at work on the next round of improvements to make the Birchbox shopping experience even better.

Thank you,

Katia & Hayley

Birchbox Co-Founders

Want to find out what all the fuss is about? Here’s how you can become a Birchbox subscriber.

Birchbox Beauty Diaries: Cofounder Edition

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Every month you see Katia, Hayley, and Mollie talk about the upcoming Birchbox and all the new products they’re excited to share with you in our monthly sneak peek. But do you know what products they keep on their vanities?

In honor of this month’s theme, we asked each of these execs to share their daily beauty diaries with us. But before we spill the beans, take a guess at which morning beauty routine belongs to each Birchbox leader:

8:00 a.m. I’m a beauty minimalist, so my morning skincare consists of moisturizer, eye cream, and body lotion. Then, I’ll use a little concealer, minimal eye makeup, and either a lip balm or a fun bold lip. I like to play around and improvise, especially with new samples I receive in my Birchbox.

7:30 a.m. After the shower, I slather Kiehl’s Creme de Corps on my body and apply a face oil (currently in l-o-v-e with Caudalie Divine Oil). For makeup, I mix together Marcelle’s BB Cream in Golden Glow with Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint for a sheer base, then dab on plenty of cream blush. Two coats of mascara, and that’s it. 

7:00 a.m. I use Kiehl’s Clay Cleanser in the shower, then follow with Caudalie serum and Tatcha moisturizer and eye cream. I also use TALIKA Lipocils Expert, a lash growth serum, every day.

Stumped? Check out Birchbox Beauty Diaries: Cofounder Edition to learn the answer and find out how these three busy ladies stay fresh and polished all day long. 

—Bre

Want to snag some of Katia, Hayley and Mollie’s picks? Here are their must-have beauty essentials.

Birchbox Founders Katia and Hayley Answer Your FAQs: Special Ops

We’re always talking about the staffers in the Birchbox office, but the ones who you interact with everyday are the ladies of our hard-working Ops team. These fabulous femmes handle all of your customer service woes. We wanted to give you a chance to get to know them even better—so here’s a peek at who’s on the other side of the phone.

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Through our chats via email, the phone, and social media, we’ve been receiving a number of frequently asked questions from all of you—and we thought, who better to answer these queries than the people who know best? That’s why we asked our co-founders Katia and Hayley to help address your concerns. Read on for the answers from the women who started it all.

What comes in a Birchbox?

Surprise and delight! And, of course, samples: Our women’s subscription includes four to five beauty samples across categories as well as “extras” that can be beauty-related or more lifestyle-focused (accessories, food, paper goods). The beauty samples are from prestige brands—some that are well known and others that are newly launched or small and niche. The lifestyle extras never take the place of a beauty product.

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Drybar Styling Tools, Mindy Kaling’s Gift Guide, and More
Love getting blowouts from Drybar? This spring, you’ll be able to purchase Drybar styling tools so you can take the salon experience home with you. [The Cut]
Mindy Kaling created a gift guide for ShopBop that is just as ingenious and stylish as she is! [SheFinds]
Take a look back at the top 10 beauty tutorial videos of 2012. [Beauty High]
Let’s be real—it’s hard to eat healthily during the holidays. Here’s how to get rid of the seasonal bloat. [Glo]
The launch date for Kate Spade’s Saturday line is still TBD, but the lookbook for pre-fall 2013 is now available. [SheFinds]
(Photo: Drybar)
—Hallie
We’re so proud to see our very own Hayley Barna included in Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 roundup, which spotlights the most influential young entrepreneurs and innovators of the moment! 

Drybar Styling Tools, Mindy Kaling’s Gift Guide, and More

(Photo: Drybar)

—Hallie

We’re so proud to see our very own Hayley Barna included in Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 roundup, which spotlights the most influential young entrepreneurs and innovators of the moment! 

Products I Can’t Quit: Founder Edition Part Deux

Birchbox staffers have been known to play the beauty field. With so many fun samples floating around, can you blame us for having a hard time committing? Then again, when we find something we love, we stick to it. In this new feature, we’ll be asking Birchbox staffers to share the products they just can’t quit. Next up, co-founder, Hayley.

Hayley, Birchbox Co-founder

Beauty profile: Dry skin, slightly dry hair, classic/low-maintenance.

Products I can’t quit: Since we launched Birchbox, I’ve vowed to only use beauty products we sell in our store. In tech circles, it’s called “eating your own dog food.” If we can’t live off of only what we sell, how could we expect you to? I’ve tested tons of products from our shop but I keep coming back to the same ones over and over again. These are my current favorites.

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Haleigh Pimental: Community Spotlight

Birchbox co-founder Hayley Barna and Haleigh Pimental at the Birchbox + Benefit event in San Francisco!

Photo: beautybyhaleigh.blogspot.com

We got to know Haleigh when she attended our recent event with Benefit in San Fran. She’s a beauty-obsessed Cali girl and we wanted to introduce her to all of you!

Read about Haleigh after the jump!

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