Coming to a departures gate near you—New York’s famed Black and White Cookies from Ess-a-Bagel.
Paris, j’arrive! Editorial Director Mollie, Social Media Senior Manager Rachel, and I are jetting to the City of Light to pow-wow with our lovely colleagues from Birchbox France, UK, and Spain. I’m leaving plenty of room in my suitcase for Parisian discoveries to tote back to New York, but I couldn’t leave without these key staples:
The week before school starts can be a little bit stressful: finishing up summer reading, buying school supplies, and, of course, making sure that you come in to classes looking and feeling amazing. Here are a couple ways I’m kickstarting my routine before the first day:
One of the most important things about first day prep is having clear, healthy skin.An exfoliator is great because it gets rid of dead skin cells and buildup on top of your skin, and makes it feel smooth and refreshed.You can use a daily exfoliator in the shower, like Yes To Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub, or you can use a more powerful exfoliator once or twice a week.My favorite exfoliator of all time is WEI’s Pomegranate Buffing Beads, which feel kind of like sand from the beach, but make your skin so soft afterwards.If you are new to exfoliators or have sensitive skin, I suggest using a daily scrub every two or three days and then build your way up to something more powerful so that you don’t hurt or dry out your skin.
Any Michiganders out there? This week our senior manager of social media, Rachel, is leaving for her wedding in Charlevoix, Michigan! (Note: longtime Birchbox fans have probably been anticipating this day since October when her engagement bling started popping up all over our Instagram feed.)
Before Rachel left Manhattan for her two week stint in the Midwest we made her spill the beans about which products made the cut for her big trip. Here’s what she’s taking with her, and why:
We hope you’ve been keeping up with us while we track the development of this year’s Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and their Beauty Insider Choice Awards. We’ve been following the finalists closely (and named a few of our favorite nominated products in the process) and now the winners have been announced! These products are truly the best in beauty and have the CEW seal of approval. Read on to find out a few of the winners below:
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.
I’ve been growing out my hair over the last year, and now that it’s waist-length, hair maintenance has become a real problem. My ends are really dry and my once-perfect, now-bushy side bangs tend to hide my face. I fear that my resemblance to Chewbacca is growing by the day (just kidding). Fed up with my unkempt strands, I asked my Birchbox co-workers for a remedy, and hair whiz editor Meredith immediately jumped in with a recommendation: the Ojon rare blend Deep Conditioner. According to Meredith, it’s one of the best deep conditioners she’s ever used (and that’s some high praise coming from her). After listening to her accolades, I snagged a sample and now I’m adding it to my must-have list!
Doing your hair can be a challenge and let’s face it: Throwing it up into a topknot every day gets boring. Christina over at Hair Romance believes your hair is your best accessory and it should always be treated at such. This week, she’s sharing all her best tips and tricks to make every day a good hair day.
Healthy hair is not just what you put on the ends of your hair, but also about what you eat. These are the top 10 foods to include in your diet for a more lustrous head of hair.
Have You Signed Up For Your April Women’s Health Birchbox Yet?
There’s still time to get your hands on all the goodies that were handpicked by the Women’s Health beauty editors for this month’s Birchbox. Sign up by this Sunday, April 14th, and you’ll receive your first box this month. We’ve filled it with items inspired by the theme “Tiny Tweaks, Big Results” and we’re carrying that idea through everything we do this month. Watch the video above to find out just a few of the products we’re sampling this month, and let us know what small changes you’re making in your life!