If there’s anyone who knows how to look chic while traveling, it’s Oscar de la Renta’s SVP of Global Communications, Erika Bearman. Better known as OscarPRGirl, the Twitter and Instagram darling is a serious jet-setter and as such, has her beauty packing list down to a science. Watch the video below to find out what she won’t leave home without—which is the equivalent to what you should be adding into your routine.
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Lately, I’ve been totally, completely, and wholeheartedly smitten with face sprays. It could very well be the sweltering temps outside, but it could just be that I’ve just finally discovered the right products. First, I fell head over heels for Melvita’s Eau Florale de Rose (another recent love: any product with rose, but more on that later), which I’ve been somewhat obsessively spraying from the left to the right side of my face three to four times daily. But my go-to spritzer just got some new competition: Tatcha’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist.
Our creative team is pretty, well, creative and they come across beautiful imagery all the time. Why not share the inspiration? Keep an eye out each Friday for their Mood Board, a collection of images they’re loving.
Every girl needs some sparkle in her life. Right now, sparkly gold is all over our radar in the form of accessories and outrageously cool vehicles. Stack mismatched gold bangles up your wrist for a hot date this weekend or get around town in style with a glizted-out gold bike.
As much as we like gold in our accessories, we like it even more in our beauty products. Try Tatcha’s Aburatorigami Blotting Papers with real gold leaf for a little luxury as you blot away the shine.
Associate editor Candice is currently in Belize for a sun-filled vacation laying on the sand, scoping out some amazing wildlife in and out of the water, and tracking down seriously spicy eats. Here’s what she took with her:
Fun fact: Tatcha blotting papers were in the very first Birchbox, way back in September 2010. Katia, Hayley, and I were cray-cray for the handmade sheets, which are embedded with real gold leaf. We even shot a video of ourselves running around New York demonstrating the many uses of blotting papers (why this never went viral, we’ll never know). Since then, we’ve been waiting for the brand to launch a full-fledged skincare line. And it’s finally here.
It’s almost New Year’s Eve, and you’ll be in need of some chic party essentials. Today’s gift pick is perfect for yourself and any other gorgeous gal.
Why this makes a great gift: Sometimes after a day of rushing from place to place, all you want is a quick cleanse to freshen up. But, alas, there’s no sink (or towel!) to be found. These gold-flecked sheets made from abaca fibers are the perfect soap and water stand-in because they clean up any oily glisten on your face. Plus, they’re descended from papers once used by Geishas in Imperial Japan.
It’s perfect for: Your favorite friend who’s always on the go. She’ll love it after running for the subway or when she’s rushing to happy hour drinks after a long day at the office.
I’ve always had an obsession with things that sparkle. No, not diamonds (although those are nice)—I’m talking about fashion pieces or beauty products that have glitter, sequin, or some kind of shimmer. While a lot of us associate anything glitzy with the holidays, these items are awesome to bust out in the summer when you can get the full-fledged gleaming effect in direct sunlight. Currently, I am on the hunt for more twinkling adornments. Here are a few of the things that are at the top of my list:
While summer weddings season is in full swing, this is also the time of year when many of us take our most relaxing, anticipated vacation. For months I’ve been daydreaming about my 10-day trip to Israel, where my family and friends are so hasty to receive me—and now it’s finally here! Take a look at what I’ll be bringing along:
Mikoh Brazilian Bikini: For months I have pictured myself basking on Tel Aviv’s Mediterranean beach in this baby bright blue bikini. Mikoh is a relatively new Brazilian swimwear brand and makes bikinis like no other. Try one on and see for yourself.
Tierra Fresh-water Pearl Body Chain Necklace: I came across this store about a year ago on the corner of Spring and Lafayette in SoHo and when I saw this necklace, I couln’t live without it. The number of ways you can wear it are endless and it’s perfect for beach weather.
Well, it’s finally here guys: Summer! Today, June 21st, marks the Summer Solstice, or the longest day of the year. Before you get all excited, keep in mind that today is really only about two seconds longer than yesterday. With that said, there are TONS of things you can accomplish in those two seconds. Don’t believe me? Read it and weep (with happiness):
1.Dismiss Oily Skin: TATCHA Aburatorigami blotting papers soak up excess oil from your face instantly.
2. Hydrate Dry Skin: On the other hand, you can also hydrate your cakey, dehydrated skin and keep makeup in place with a single spritz of Sircuit Molecular Mist.
4.Get a Tan: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pads are a tan and exfoliator in a towelette. Swipe these on in two seconds (making sure you get all areas of your face and décolletage evenly) and your tan will develop over the next three hours.
5.Get Shiny, Shiny Hair: Shu Uemura Essence Absolue delivers perfect hair with one pump. Work it from mid-lengths through the ends (one Miss-iss-ipp-i) for a high gloss effect.
Here at Birchbox, we think everyone deserves a little bit of luxury in their lives. That’s why we get so excited to surprise our members every month with a box of samples and why we’ve teamed up with TATCHA to offer an amazing giveaway this week. You can enter to win a custom designed artisan fan from Japan as well as a four pack of delicate Aburatorigami gold-flecked blotting papers—the total prize worth $500. Two second prize winners will win a gorgeous gift box filled with 15 packs of blotting papers, a total value of $150. This sweepstakes closes on Tuesday, so head over to our Facebook page to enter now—don’t forget to ‘Like’ both Birchbox and TATCHA!