After a 15-hour train ride and lugging my three overstuffed suitcases up to my studio apartment, I’m proud to say that I’ve been a New Yorker for about one week. As an Ohioan and Midwesterner, ditching fields of corn and my Jeep for skyscrapers and the subway required some selective packing decisions—especially in the beauty department. Here’s a list of the essentials I couldn’t tackle big city life without:
1. Boo-Boo Coverup Concealer: I’m a constant victim of stress acne , so when the hustle and bustle of the city makes my skin revolt, this cream hides and heals blemishes. Win-win.
While we haven’t been students since slap bracelets ruled the halls, we still know a thing or two about prepping for a new year. To wit, we put together a collection of A+ essentials to help young Birchboxers (and Birchboxers young at heart!) start the semester in style.
One thing you’ll find inside: Willa®’s start fresh foaming facial or Willa®’s face friendly clear moisturizer. Each of these ultra-gentle formulas help to keep skin hydrated from first period to a midnight study sesh. There’s also poppin’s trusty notebook and Color Club®’s Sequins Nail Art Kit for when you’re in a note-taking or crafty mood. We’re also particularly excited about the too-cute chevron Birchbox pouch, the perfect way to store pens, pencils, and your fave new stila lip glaze.
For a closer look at these goodies and the other essentials packed in this back-to-school kit, head on over to the Birchbox Shop—supplies are limited so don’t delay!
Beauty confession: even though I’m safely in my 20s, my skin is still just as sensitive now as it was back when I was teenager. In some cases, particularly when I’m stressed, it’s even worse now than in my teens; which is why I always look for the gentlest, lightest skincare products I can find. I usually navigate the cream and serum realm by staying away from heavy ingredients. But when it comes to the world’s easiest-to-use product—the face wipe—I can never seem to find one that doesn’t strip or irritate my skin. Enter these game-changing wipes by willa™, which just landed in the Birchbox shop (some of you will be getting in this month’s box!).