It can be a bit of a black hole trying to sort through all the anti-aging beauty products on the market. That’s why we look to the all-knowing Jonell Copeland, the editor of the Ageist Beauty, a blog that focuses on dishing out beauty advice to ladies aged 35-50. This week, she’s giving us all the deets on her holiday season musts!
Looking hungover after over-indulging in holiday festivities feels terrible, especially when you are a woman “of a certain age.” Here are our five favorite products to help you look and feel better, so you’ll be ready for the next holiday soiree!
21 Drops Aromatherapy ($29) We’re typically not to into new age-y cures, aromatherapy and the like. But, there’s no getting around the fact that this stuff just works. Just a few dabs of the all-natural oils in 21 Drops “04 Hangover” on your temples and pulse points will banish bloat and nix nausea.
More often than not, we add a makeup palette to our beauty arsenal and immediately fall in love with one or two items (lip color, eyeshadow)—while the rest of the hues end up being seriously neglected.
But this holiday season, we’ve found a must-have palette to gift (and to get) that solves that problem: introducing Tarte’s newly launched (as in several hours ago) Treat Yourself to Gorgeous palette collection. Why is this so awesome, you ask? Because you can split the set into three individual sections and only keep what you really love. Amazing.
Monique Valeris of home and design blog Decor Musings always has fantastic suggestions for how to spruce up your domestic space, but she’s also an avid beauty fan with a keen eye for products. Just in time for the seasonal revamping of our makeup bags, Monique told us the must-haves that are on her vanity now.
I’m such a sucker for beauty products. I can spend hours in Sephora or even my local Duane Reade in search of the perfect perfume, lip gloss or whatever else I’m after at the moment. Here are the products that I love right now:
We love surfing Heather Walczuk’s blog, Beauty Unbiased, for her smart and on-point makeup reviews, pretty photos and her upbeat insight. The resident New Yorker always has great tips for making the most out of your products, which is why we’re excited that this week she’s sharing tips about her fave summer finds, makeup-artists must-haves, and how to get a gorgeous top knot.
Ever wonder how stars manage to keep their makeup flawless on the red carpet? No one knows how to keep a look fresh in the hot weather better than celebrity makeup artists. Tina Turnbow, whose clientele includes stars like Claire Danes and Brooke Shields to name a few, chatted with me about the affordable beauty tricks she uses. It’ll help ensure you have a flawless face throughout your wedding day or your friends’ wedding day. (Hey, us serial bridesmaids have to be photographed, too!)
This week’s guest blogger, Rodan Luo, is a lawyer by day and stylish blogger by night. We can’t get enough of her blog, full of eloquent musings and excellent advice. Since she’s also one of our jetsetter role models (the frequent traveler was most recently in Sayulita, Mexico), she’ll be blogging all week about ways to make travel even more awesome.
As I mentioned before, I try to travel light—taking pride in never having to check a bag, no matter where I venture to. But lately, I’ve been trying to downsize on things I carry in my purse day-to-day as well. A few days ago, while sitting with my friends on a beautiful afternoon sipping some pino grigio, we decided that this summer would be the summer of being minimal. We challenged ourselves to cut our daily makeup use to only three products.
Beyond celebrating the phenomenal products, Self’s Editor-in-Chief, Lucy Danzinger, also set the tone of the event by bringing attention to social media. She told the audience of editors, industry execs, and brand bigwigs that companies shouldn’t try to strong-arm their message—they should just ensure that people are talking about their products and their brands. As a Twitter and Instagram addict, I loved hearing her give a digital call to action.
Check out the Birchbox products that made the Self list!
Last week, we asked you to submit your blog posts telling us which tarte LipSurgence™ lip tint color would you most like to own. We got so many awesome submissions that it was hard to choose just three! Check out what these Birchbloggers had to say about tarte and stay tuned to their blogs—they’ll each be receiving a set of four LipSurgence lip tints and you’ll want to see how they wear them!
But that’s not all—we’re also giving YOU a chance to win a set of tarte LipSurgence lip tints plus four matching maracuja lip glosses!
One of our favorite products that we sampled last month was the tarte LipSurgence™ lip tint—we love all four of the fab colors. If you tried it and loved it, we want to hear from you! Or if you haven’t—let us know which color would you most like to own! Tell us which shade is your favorite, why, and what products or fashions you’d pair it with. We’ll pick three bloggers to feature on our blog, and they’ll win all four of these full-size lip tints! Submit your blog post link via email by Sunday night to email@example.com.
At Birchbox, one of our favorite activities is watching subscribers’ un-boxing videos on YouTube. We love hearing from you and getting to know you better, but just one video a month isn’t enough for us! That’s why we’re launching the Birchbox Beauty Confessional.