Find Out What Products are Coming in Your August Birchbox
A new month means a new Birchbox Sneak Peek video! If you’ve been itching to find out what this month’s box will hold, the wait is over.
Check out the video below and then tell us in the comments what you’re most looking forward to. (And just a reminder: these are just a few of the over 80 products we’re sampling this month, so you could find other exciting options in your box!)
A Curly Hair Routine That Prevents Frizz and Defines Curls Once and For All
Staffer Caroline is a frequent source of hair admiration around the office since her natural curls somehow achieve that perfect balance of weightlessness and a total lack of frizz. Luckily, we convinced her to show us exactly what she does each morning to get her curls so defined and lovely. Check out the video below to see her routine and the products she swears by—there’s even a trick in there I’m appropriating for my naturally straight hair!
Caroline isn’t the only one sharing her go-to products: find our Cofounders’ and Editorial Director’s must-haves in the Birchbox Shop.
A quick census of Birchbox HQ reveals a surprisingly high percentage of curly-haired staffers. The abundance of ringlets often sparks office-wide conversations about how best to manage curly hair. Though my own hair is straight, I’ve been privy to insider styling tactics for quite some time now. The number one item on everyone’s agenda? Finding a styling gel that doesn’t leave hair stiff and crunchy—you know, the look that many curly-haired girls wore before they knew any better. After testing just about every gel on the market, many of my co-workers agreed that Miss Jessie’s brand new Jelly Soft Curls gets the award. Some of you will be receiving it in your boxes this month, and it’s available exclusively in the Birchbox shop until July! There are a ton of reasons we love this clear gel, but here’s the Sparknotes version:
When it comes to hair, stylist Amalia Moscoso of The Hair Dame knows what she’s talking about. From the latest and greatest products to the hottest celebrity hair trends, Moscoso has a range of expertise which she’ll be sharing all week long right here on the Birchbox blog.
Fashion weeks around the world have finally come to a close and we’ve carefully taken note of all the fantastic hair trends that appeared on the runway this season. We saw many styles from complicated updos to giant curls, but one trend in particular remained consistent throughout the shows and unlike the many avant garde gowns, this look can easily be worn everyday.
As a curly-haired girl (okay, maybe more of a wavy-haired girl), I’m always trying products in an attempt to perfect my curls. The search is neverending and with so many formulas for everything from loose waves to tight spirals, it’s understandably difficult to get the right fit. (Don’t even get me started on extra problems like dryness or frizz.) Is it any wonder why I haven’t found my holy-grail product?
Having recently joined Birchbox, I decided to ask my beauty-loving team members for their top suggestions to help my constantly frizzy locks. Here were the standout products they recommended which have now become my new 3-step regimen:
It’s no secret that all the curly-haired girls on the Birchbox staff are huge fans of Miss Jessie’s products. We’re always vying for samples of the brand’s heroic frizz-tamers. So when I scored an invite to the annual Miss Jessie’s holiday party—hosted by none other than co-founders Titi and Miko—I was thrilled. Other staffers have raved about their parties before, so I had to see for myself. Let’s just say that they did not disappoint!
We’re guilty of sticking with the same hair cut for years — if it’s not broke, why fix it? — but that can be a little boring. But not everyone has our issue. Paulina, one of our amazing operations associates, is always eyeing new cuts and styles. She’ll be sharing her tress inspiration and tips every other week.
Paulina (top photo left) and Sarah (right) showing off their gorgeous curls.
We’re big fans of Miss Jessie’s products for curly hair here in the Birchbox Office. But if you sift through their catalog, you may quickly notice that there are so many options. My associate Sarah and I were overwhelmed by the amount of products—to say the least—so we took it upon ourselves to do a week of trials with the brand’s best sellers. Enter the Curly Meringue, Quick Curls, and Stretch Silkening creme.
This month, we’re taking you to Beauty School with a collection of samples to help you stock up for the coming season. There aren’t any notebooks or pens, but you’ll find exciting new must-haves. Find out about some of the many samples in this month’s box—plus the details on our first ever Birchbox Find.
And, since we know how much you love these Sneak Peeks, we’re giving you the chance to win every single full-size product featured in this video. Simply comment on our YouTube video page with your answer to Hayley’s question: “What beauty products are you stocking up on for fall?” Make sure you’re subscribed to our YouTube channel and we’ll notify the winner via YouTube message on 8/28. Can’t wait to hear from you!
A new month means new products in the Birchbox Shop! Find out what we can’t wait to get our hands on this month!
We told you we had a lot of weddings this summer! This weekend Beauty Partnership Director Leah’s tied the knot in Philadelphia. Now she’s jetting off to the Seychelles Islands for a honeymoon getaway with her new hubby. We adore Leah for introducing us to tons of new beauty brands and for her always cute and preppy style. Click through to find out which multi-tasking products she’s taking with her in her suitcase!