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Dispatch From Paris: Melvita Honey Bar

The ladies of JolieBox certainly know how to have a good time! While we’ve been bracing ourselves for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy here in Manhattan, the JolieBox team was celebrating the opening of the new Melvita boutique with massages, manicures, and an amazing wall of honey. 

Coincidentally, Melvita happens to be one of our favorite French brands! Founded by a biologist and beekeeper, Melvita is an all-organic line whose name is a compound of the French words for “honey” and “life”. Appropriate, don’t you think? 

You don’t need to go all the way to the Melvita boutique in Paris to try out their amazing products! Melvita Floral Water is one of the best facial mists in the Birchbox shop

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The All-Natural Facial Loved By Celebs: TheGloss

TheGloss is one daily must-reads (right up there with the NY Times). We love the site’s witty approach to style and its smart and irreverent voice. We like the writing so much, in fact, that we’ll be featuring one of their posts each week here on the Birchbox blog.

You know how celebrities love to spill their beauty secrets, even when they have no idea what they’re talking about? Scarlett Johansson is the latest famous to engage in this particular kind of PR, telling Style.com that one of her favorite things to do for her skin is an all-natural honey facial.

“I use Manuka honey,” she said. “You just warm your face so that your pores are open (you can steam your face right after getting out of the shower), and then you just take a spoon and apply the honey directly to your face and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. It really adds an amazing glow and your skin is so soft afterwards. It pulls out the impurities.”

Well – if it’s good enough for Scarlett, it’s good enough for me.

Read the rest of the article here.

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The Beauty of Froyo: College Girl

This summer, Birchbox’s content team is extremely lucky to have awesome intern Shana in the office. She’s a student at Syracuse University (the smarty pants is a dual major in magazine journalism and psychology) and she’ll be helping with researching, writing, product testing and, of course, blogging. In addition to daily beauty news posts, she’ll be writing a weekly column called College Girl.

It’s easy to get caught piling on extra toppings at your favorite frozen yogurt joint—a danger of self-service. Personally I have an unhealthy obsession with the Red Mango right by my summer dorm, and my brother’s endless supply of gift cards has really fueled my addiction. If you’re a topping hoarder like me, read on for a few healthy yet delicious options that should always make the cut. All of these natural ingredients will also benefit your skin, so I’ve also included product recommendations that will help you incorporate them into your skincare routine as well.

Blueberries: I’ve been known to pop one of these in my mouth and the next thing you know, the entire container is gone. But with this fruit, you shouldn’t worry about holding back. Blueberries are a high source of antioxidants, and work specifically to help reverse damage to skin cells and maintain youthful-looking skin. The blueberries in Alchimie’s Kantik Mask actually work to reduce redness in your skin, so you’ll ave a flawless complexion in no time.

Almonds: Another tasty and portable treat, almonds filled with fat-burning fibers, their antioxidants are great for skin health, and they have a reputation for being a great brain food. Plus, they’re packed with Vitamin B, which promotes hair and nail growth. Befine Exfoliating Cleanser is rich with almonds that will sooth and hydrate your skin, leaving you with a fresh palate before you apply any makeup.

Cranberries: Like blueberries, cranberries are full of protective antioxidants. Infections don’t stand a chance against this healthy treat, and research indicates that your gums can benefit as well. Cranberries work their magic on your skin in Pangea Organics Facial Scrub as they dissolve dead skin cells during exfoliation.

Honey: No need for an energy drink, honey will give you a boost when you need it and also protect your immune system. The sticky-sweet substance can also help heal small cuts, wounds, and burns. Nuxe Honey Reve de Miel Lip Balm is infused with honey to moisturize, soften, and heal your lips. So next time you’re reaching for the chocolate syrup, opt for honey instead.

—Shana

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