Instead of traveling during her time off, this Birchbox staffer spent nine days exploring her adopted city of New York. Here’s what she discovered.
The Great Toothpaste Test
As longtime fans of Marvis toothpaste, we’ve always been partial to the luxe Italian brand’s classic mint paste (brushing with the creamy formula makes teeth feel super clean). But Marvis is known for their catalogue of unique flavors—oh hi, ginger and cinnamon—which is why we decided that it was high time to give other contenders a chance. We asked our editors to test out several flavors so we could figure out which ones we should put at the top of our lists. Here’s what they had to say:
1. Whitening Mint:
"The taste is nice and strong, kind of like a tic-tac! It’s a little chalkier, but if that’s the price I have to pay for whiter teeth, I’m okay with that." - Bene
2. Classic Strong Mint:
"I use it at home and I’ve noticed that the sweet mint flavor is truly long-lasting, not like "Listerine long-lasting," but longer than other toothpastes. Overall, it’s a good comforting and familiar flavor." —Martin
3. Aquatic Mint:
"I’ve never tasted a toothpaste like this; it almost has a lavender undertone. It’s like a super refreshing minty-floral explosion." —Lorelei
4. Cinnamon Mint:
"This one tastes like Big Red gum. The cinnamon really comes through but it’s not too spicy, so it’s still pleasant and refreshing." —Candice
5. Ginger Mint:
"First off, I love the orange packaging; it’s really bright and cheery. It smells really nice, like fresh ginger, and I like the spicy kick." —Ally
Which flavor are you dying to try?
—Geraldine & Katrina
Flaunt your pearly whites with a bright summer pout recommended by Seventeen magazine.
If the number of rolled-up yoga mats in our office are any indication, Birchbox staffers love to workout. No matter how busy we are, we always try to schedule in a regular exercise sesh to stay in shape and boost our moods, and over the years we’ve mastered the art of the quick change (a crucial survival skill for the chronically over-booked).
In the April issue of the Birchbox Magazine, we asked three staffers to show us what they carry in their gym bags. Beyond the wonders of dry shampoo, there are plenty of other time-saving ways we recover our cool after a grueling session at the gym. Click through to learn about our favorites! Here’s a peek inside Birchbox staffers’ gym bags.
A gym bag essential we never brave bikram yoga without? W3LL PEOPLE’s Nudist ColorBalm Stick. Made of 100 percent natural and organic ingredients, this sheer gloss impart just the right touch of color, without feeling oily or sticky.
Hailing from Boston, Ali came to us back in October to work on the brand partnerships team. As a Manhattan semi-newbie, she loves uncovering all that the city has to offer and says she is never bored with the seemingly endless list of new and exciting things to do. (However, even those of us born and raised in NYC know that feeling!) Read on to find out more about her!
Ali Berluti, Marketing Merchandising Manager
Hometown: Boston, MA
Fun fact: One summer I worked on a movie set and ended up being featured in a movie for a full 3 seconds. Unfortunately, it was the worst movie of all time.