Let’s face it: We all need career advice at some point. That’s why Megan Broussard, a contributor to The Daily Muse and Glass Heel, created ProfessionGal, a blog geared toward working women. This week, we’re lucky to have Megan sharing her best tips for success in the workplace.
I love the feeling of being put-together and prepared, and that includes having makeup with me for days when I have happy hour plans or after-work events to attend. Here are my top three zips and totes for keeping your makeup organized en route.
Introducing: The Birchbox Love List
The editors here at Birchbox come across a lot of beautiful things day to day—everything from a gorgeous eyeshadow that’s dropped at our desks to a cute pair of heels that a coworker discovers online. We wanted to share our latest finds with the Birchbox community, which is why we created a new monthly email called Love List, coming to an inbox near you. For our first edition, we were all about color with a capital C—from bobby pins to notebooks to polish. Check out our picks and then shop them below!
Agate Trivet: Natural wonders that won’t break the bank. ($20, leif.com)
TenOverTen Polish in Worth: Our kind of Midas touch. ($18, birchbox.com)
Susana Monanco Dress: A throw-on-and-go piece that’s perfect for off-duty days. ($218, shoptiques.com)
Tibi Amber Heel: Bold, blue, and beautiful. ($365, tibi.com)
Teeny Eddie Purse: Because every outfit should have a pop of pink. ($128, jcrew.com)
Gold Foil Notebooks: For the sophisticated scribbler. ($20, designdarling.com)
Jane Tran Bobby Pin Set: Pins with personality. ($15, birchbox.com)
iPhone Case: Offline and online collide in this darling case. ($35, society6.com)
Elizabeth McKay Elephant Keychain: A good-luck talisman to keep keys safe. ($24, birchbox.com)
Triple C Designs Power Mate Plus: Powering up in a pinch has never been so chic. ($29, birchbox.com)
Check out these fun picks and more on our Love List Pinterest board!
You’ve probably heard by now that we’re teaming up with Glamour for our July Birchbox. To help celebrate this awesome partnership, the gracious Girls in the Beauty Department will be sharing their beauty expertise with us for an entire month. Lucky us!
If, like me, you love (slash obsess over) the bright and pretty lipstick colors that the J.Crew catalog models wear, today is your lucky day. The brand collaborated with Face Stockholm on two exclusive, oh-so-summery shades that look like they’re straight outta the pages of those shoots. Come see!
We love Lipstick Queen Poppy King, and are so excited about this understated yet fabulous lip color she made exclusively for J.Crew. It’s always hard to find a red that works for your complexion—they’re either too bright or too dark, and all too frequently, they’re tacky or overly thick. Not this one though, it’s a universal shade that feels more like a tinted chapstick (the consistency reminds us of Medieval).
The collab came about after J.Crew used a very bright orangey-red color for several catalog shoots, so the company felt it was time to partner with the best of the best to make their own shade. The hue launched on their site just last week and not surprisingly, it’s already sold out. No worries though for anyone who wants to get their hands on this covetable lip color—the brand promises to have more in stock soon.
While we’re waiting for the new shipment, check out some other Lipstick Queen products in our Birchbox Shop.
Image of J.Crew catalog from Fashionologie.
Yep, that’s right, it’s still summer. It’s also time to start getting excited because August Birchboxes are shipping by by early next week. Here’s what you should read while you’re waiting for the mailman to deliver that little pink box.
- After Fashionista heard that Mila Kunis got a $7000 facial to prep for her Friends With Benefits press junket (not the first time she’s had one, either) they started looking into other ridiculously expensive beauty treatments. Would you treat yourself to a $50,000 diamond manicure if you could afford it?
- Lucky for us, WWD has information about the newest beauty innovations from the Cosmoprof North America trade show and they’re things we’ll actually be able to indulge in over the next year. According to the article, nail innovations and hair-straightening treatments were the big trends.
- Big news from two of our favorite shops this week. First we found out from Elle that Zara is finally launching an e-commerce shop that us Yankees can order from. We still have to wait until September 7th but there is light at the end of the tunnel!
- In more fun news, J. Crew will be showing at NYFW for the first time this September. Their collections have gotten increasingly lust-worthy the last several seasons so here’s to hoping this one’s the best yet. FashionEtc has the location and timing details.
P.S. Did you know that Birchbox is on Pinterest? We’re still getting our feet wet but we’ll be pinning up a storm now that we’re there. Come hang out with us there too!