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A Brief History of Essie, Supermodels As Kids, and More

Get a quick rundown on the history of Essie from the founder herself. [StyleList]


They may be supermodels now, but these four chic ladies were once (totally adorable) adolescents like the rest of us. [Refinery29]


Wedding guest attire can be a challenge, but planning site Dress Your Guests hopes to put an end to the “What are you wearing?” conundrum. [WWD]


Sunscreen packaging is undergoing a major change this summer, so make sure you know the ins and outs of all the new regulations. [NY Mag]


Lipstick Queen’s new surf-inspired collection is totally summer in a tube. [SheFinds]
The best beauty looks from last night’s CFDA Awards. [Glamour]
— Bre
Today’s a big day for Birchbox! Have you seen our new look yet?
(photo: StyleList)

A Brief History of Essie, Supermodels As Kids, and More

— Bre

Today’s a big day for Birchbox! Have you seen our new look yet?

(photo: StyleList)

Top 5 Well-Packaged Beauty Picks: Guest Blogger

We’ve avoided houseplants in the past (NYC apartments are crammed enough as is), but The Sill is changing the way that we buy and display greenery. The start-up specializes in appropriately city-size (read: small) succulents and plants. In honor of our recently launched Birchbox Home: From the Garden collection, we asked Eliza, the company’s founder, and Erin, the social media manager, to bring their plant know-how to our blog. 

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We may spend a lot of time in the dirt here at The Sill, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to look good, feel good, and smell good! 

Below are our top five beautifully made and well-packaged beauty picks. 

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On the word “magical”

One thing you’ll start to notice if you pay enough attention to us (and we hope you will) is that we all have our quirks. Mollie is always talking about food, Hayley likes blingy jewelry and sneakers (together), and Thanh has a soft spot for spoiled cats. As for Katia, among other things, her highest form of praise is to deem something “magical.” Her Dior tinted moisturizer? Magical. Momofuku Noodle Bar ramen? Magical. Her new Birchbox team? Magical. (Ok, I made that up but I’m sure she’d agree.) So I couldn’t help but think of her when I saw this on Fuck Yeah, Packaging’s awesome design porn blog:

pack⋅ag⋅ing /ˈpækədʒɪŋ/ [pak-uh-jing]
1. Packaging is the science, art and technology of enclosing or protecting products for distribution, storage, sale, and use. Packaging also refers to the process of design, evaluation, and production of packages.
2. Magical.

In total agreement.