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How to Style Curly Hair, Salma Hayek, What Birchbox Moms Want, and More: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news you need to read this weekend.

  • What Birchbox Moms Are Wishing For: We try to honor our moms all 365 days of the year, but every May, we do a little something extra for the women who bought us our first lip glosses. 

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Mom always knows bestSee what life lessons these four Birchbox staffers learned from the women who raised them right.

What Birchbox Moms Are Wishing For

While we try to honor our moms all 365 days of the year, every May, we do a little something extra for the women who bought us our first lip glosses, soothed our teenage breakouts, and helped us choose the most gentle cleanser for our sensitive skin. Now it’s time for us to return the favor. 

Take a peek at what these Birchbox daughters picked out this Mother’s Day, and pick up a few gift ideas along the way.

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Dana Halpern and her mom

"My mom is a huge proponent of skincare and beauty! Thanks to her, I know that it’s just as important to wash and moisturize twice a day as it is to throw on some extra eyeliner and eye shadow before I go out for the night. She LOVES the Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab set (she even had me purchase it for some of her friends!), so I know that it would be a perfect gift for her for Mother’s Day.”

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Life Lessons from Birchbox Moms

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It’s probably no surprise that we really love our moms. They cared for us when we were sick, cheered for us from the sidelines, and taught us to pick ourselves up after a rough failure. And despite what our teenage selves wanted to believe, they were always right in the end. (Mind you, we love them more for it now that we’re older.)

In honor of all the wonderful moms out there and Mother’s Day this weekend, we had four of our staffers share some amazing vintage photos of their moms (check out that hair!) and the awesome life advice they gave that we could all take a cue from.

Enter the code ‘BBMOM’ at checkout through 5/12 and receive 50 bonus Birchbox points! 

For Every Fantastic Woman Out There: The Limited Edition Superwoman Collection

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I’m pretty sure my mom is a superhero in disguise. Not only can she whip up an entire meal in the time it takes most people to chop a carrot, she seems to have x-ray vision every time we hit up a department store sale rack. So it’s only fitting that I’m gifting her our new Limited Edition: Superwoman Collection box this Mother’s Day. We created it for all the phenomenal women in our lives, especially our moms. Priced at $58, this box is filled with luxurious items that normally fall into the splurge category (it’s a $185+ value, a fact my bargain-hunting mother would appreciate). 

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Celebrate Spring with Our New Limited Edition Home Box!

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Last November, we debuted a Birchbox Home limited edition collection filled with entertaining essentials to help you throw a New Year’s Eve fête or a cozy dinner party. This time around, we’ve put together a selection of lifestyle must-haves dedicated to spring and all its bounty.

From a foolproof herb-growing kit to yummy award-winning jams, this limited edition box is teeming with topnotch seasonal picks. There’s a sturdy Baggu Market Shopping Bag to carry your fresh produce, an adorable radish-print utility knife for slicing the ingredients in your favorite spring recipes, and LAFCO’s Little Luxuries Candle Tin to spruce up your living space.      

Don’t put off using your green thumb! Grab a Limited Edition: Farm to Table Box—which has an $89 value—for just $32 right now. If you’ve fallen in love with an individual item in the box, you can find separate products available for purchase in our new Home & Food category in the Birchbox shop.

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What Birchbox Moms Are Coveting: Mother’s Day Edition Part 2

Birchbox moms are our biggest fans—they do everything from sending cookies to the office to snapping pics of their proud un-boxing moments. They also happen to be a very beauty-obsessed bunch (maybe it’s guilt by association). In honor of Mother’s Day, we polled our moms and asked them to name the Birchbox products on their wish list. 

Bridgette and her mom Barbara Howard

"The Ojon Volume Advanced Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner are great products that Bridgette has given me as gifts.”

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A Beauty Chat with My Mom, Rose

We fell hard for Natalie Alcala last fall, when the LA-based writer and blogger spent a week guest blogging for us. In fact, we loved her posts so much that we asked her to be a contributing editor. In addition to blogging for us once a week, she’ll also be writing for the Birchbox Magazine and keeping us up to speed on all things fashion, beauty, and fun.

In honor of Mother’s Day, I sat down with my beauty idol to learn more about her best secrets, the discontinued products that she wishes would be reissued, and the one tried-and-true product that she’s been using since high school. (Try this Q&A with your mom on Sunday—you’ll learn so much!)

What was your earliest beauty memory?
“I used to really love flipping through Cosmopolitan magazine—that’s where I first discovered vanity. My favorite model was Cristina Ferrare. I also loved Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren. I even used to fake Marilyn’s beauty mark with a pencil!”

So funny! Who taught you how to put on makeup?
“I think I taught myself really, but I also got some tips from your Auntie Esther [her sister-in-law]. I first started experimenting with mascara because I was so amazed by how long it made my eyelashes look.”

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What Birchbox Moms Are Coveting: Mother’s Day Edition

Birchbox moms are our biggest fans—they do everything from sending cookies to the office to snapping pics of their proud un-boxing moments. They also happen to be a very beauty-obsessed bunch (maybe it’s guilt by association). In honor of Mother’s Day, we polled our moms and asked them to name the Birchbox products on their wish list. Take a peek, and don’t forget to pick up a gift for your own mom while there’s still time: order by noon tomorrow, and select Next Day Air delivery! 

Rachel Liverman and her mom An Hinds

"I would like a whole year’s worth of Jouer Lip Enhancers this Mother’s Day. I am obsessed with this product—my lips are so thankful!”

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