We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.
When it comes to bridal head pieces, we’re thinking beyond the veil. Smaller hair accessories, from birdcage veils to flapper-style headbands, are the looks we love for 2013. Here are our favorite picks from Lover.ly:
The birdcage veil is a classic look that is totally on-trend right now. Accented with flowers, feathers, or jewels, or just kept simple, this mini veil is incredibly versatile. We love it with a chic updo; keep it sleek with Sedu Anti-Frizz Polishing Treatment.
Get the Look: Jennifer Lawrence’s Makeup from Oscars 2013: Birchbox Intern Diaries
Jennifer Lawrence has been headed towards ‘It Girl’ status for quite a while now and her big win at the Oscars on Sunday evening solidified it. After seeing her stunning Dior gown, paired with a romantic up-do and a subtle smoky eye, I was dying to recreate the look.
Watch this week’s Birchbox Intern Diaries video to see how I recreate Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar Awards makeup in just a few simple steps!
Behind-the-Scenes: Filming Drab to Fab in One City Block
Have you seen our brand new video, Drab to Fab in One City Block yet? It’s like Mission Impossible and The Matrix meets beauty tutorial—and we had sooo much fun filming it (on a freezing cold day in December). Watch the video below, tell us what you think, and THEN enter to win all the products featured in the video. Details below:
ENTER TO WIN: What are your on-the-go tips for going from #DrabToFab? Share them on Twitter with the hashtag #DrabToFab and then link to this video for a chance to win the products featured in this video! You have until Sunday 2/3 to share. We’ll choose one winner by random and notify them by Twitter Direct Message.
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.
We know it’s no easy feat to check each person off your holiday gift list, which is why we wanted to make gifting easier and even more awesome by amping up our gift subscriptions. This season, when you place a gift subscription order (for both men and women), you can add any of these best-selling products to your order so they arrive with the first gift box. The best part? You can add up to five of the items listed below—and they’ll all arrive with your giftee’s first shipment.
When it comes to holiday parties, we love getting dressed up, but we usually want to wear something different and exciting to each special occasion. That can be a bit straining on our wallets so if you’re like us, Rent the Runway is your jam. We’re obsessed with the site, which lets you rent designer dresses for either four or eight days at a fraction of the retail price. What’s more, they give you a free backup size, you can also rent accessories, and returning is a breeze (just pop your items in the mail using the pre-paid padded envelope that’s provided). And here’s another reason to browse the site right now: You can take $50 off your next rental of $125 or more by using the code BRCHBX50 at checkout.* (Definitely don’t wait to use this deal, it expires on February 28th, 2013.)
To get you inspired for your next festive fete, here are two ultraglam looks with corresponding beauty recommendations:
Leave it to a social media community manager to create a custom hashtag for her vacation! Our Rachel S. is en route to Mexico to attend her friends’ wedding in Puerta Vallarta. Before she left we took a peak into her toiletries and makeup bags. Here are a few of her favorite products that she brought along:
1. Supergoop: Well, duh. Sun protection is my numero uno concern!
2. Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal: I’m addicted to this concealer. It’s perfect for hiding under-eye circles (which I hope to get rid of on this trip with a the serious dose of relaxation) and any unexpected blemishes.
December 2012’s Birchbox theme is “All Wrapped Up.” In the spirit of the season, we’ve designed a Birchbox that looks even more like a present than usual! It’s packed full of products that we’d love to give and get this month. From a customer favorite fragrance by Juicy Couture to a non-sticky lipgloss by ModelCo (with a mirror right on the tube!), these are just a few of the samples we’re sending out in December.
PLUS, click through to our YouTube page and leave a comment on the video to be entered for a chance to win each of the full size products featured in the video.
It’s a bit of a curse: I have lashes so short, sparse, and close-to-invisible that you practically need to view them through the Hubble telescope. You might think I would choose to forsake mascara as a result, but that would be giving up without really trying. Instead, I’ve tested tons of mascaras over the years—from Maybelline’s Great Lash to Clinique’s Lash Doubling Mascara—yet none of them have quite lived up to my (admittedly sky high) expectations.
After searching high and low for a formula that will magically lengthen my poor little lashes without clumping, I’ve finally found the one: ModelCo’s Fibre Lashxtend Lengthening Mascara. The best part about this awesome lash-saving formula? Some of you will be receiving it in your Birchboxes this month!