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Birchbox September 2016: Sample Choice and Featured Box Reveal

Everything you need to know about September's multitasking sample choice items and our greatest hits-filled featured box.In September we’re celebrating our customers (aka <i>you</i>!) and the versatile, time-saving products that help us tackle our to-do lists. Watch Lorelei as she walks you through our …

BB cream

It’s a beauty tale as old as time, but it holds true:...

It’s a beauty tale as old as time, but it holds true: Water 💦 = the 🔑 to keeping your skin properly hydrated, glowing, and youthful. We’ve got a trio of products that’ll keep you hydrated from the inside out: 1️⃣ 32-oz. BPA-free Best Day Ever water bottle 2️⃣ @renskincare’s water-activated …

Moisturizers

Vasanti® BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

I use this product 5 times a week and it's awesome. It's not too abrasive for my sensitive skin, and has worked well for keeping skin clean and acne away. The sample size lasted me a couple months since you only have to use a small amount. Favorite product sample I've received so far!<p>5<p>I literally …

Instagram Shuts Down Access From Other Apps

Facebook’s ongoing efforts to keep users within their own walled garden will soon result in the elimination of Instagram from third party apps, including Flipboard. On June 1, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will stop allowing many third parties to access the images in its feeds. If you have …

Flipboard

How to Keep Your Blonde Hair Glowing

Whether you’ve recently joined the <i>blondetourage</i> or have been “having more fun” since birth, light-haired ladies know how hard it is to maintain just the right shade of blonde. A couple wrong turns and your hue can turn orange or brassy, a far cry from the flaxen perfection that your stylist gave …

Hair

Gorgeous half-up fishtail braid on #Birchbox subscriber...

Gorgeous half-up fishtail braid on #Birchbox subscriber @megangentry. She spritzed on @theouai’s Texturizing Hair Spray (available via link in bio on Birchbox.com) to give this classic braided style a bit more texture and hold. http://birch.ly/2bHmO5n

Vasanti® Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser

I really liked using this face wash for awhile. It felt clean and didn't sting my eyes and felt very gentle-- I always felt my skin looked better after use.<p>4<p>ivr been using this for a couple of years now... it is very good. i like a scrub most mornings and have used a number of products that work …

Birchbox August 2016: Sample Choice and Featured Box Reveal

Everything you need to know about August's hair sample choice items and the summer-focused featured box.For more happy hours on rooftops, glowing skin and beach waves, August is the time to eek out every last bit of summer. If you can’t stop and won’t stop enjoying the best of this season, join us …

BB cream

It’s hair month at Birchbox! This August all subscribers...

It’s hair month at Birchbox! This August all subscribers received not one, but TWO hair samples in their monthly box. Got questions about your samples? @jdalfeen and @loreleio are LIVE over on http://birch.ly/1VAGNjk answering them now! http://birch.ly/2bkakhV

Hair

Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner

I just want to say this conditioner has been a blessing. My hair is so dry and damaged that most of my hair has split ends. Some days my hair is so dry I have a hard time combing it so I was looking for a repair/restore daily conditioner and I am SO GLAD I GOT THIS!!<br>Not only does it smell good, …

Hair

Box Customization

So you’re in love with your monthly Birchbox subscription, but you’re ready to shake things up. After we heard our customers’ requests for more control over what they get every month, we created multiple Box Customization options—Sample Choice, the option to choose one of your five samples, and …

Everything you need to know about September’s multitasking...

Everything you need to know about September’s multitasking sample choice items and our greatest hits-filled featured box. In September we’re celebrating our customers (aka *you*!) and the versatile, time-saving products that help us tackle our to-do lists. Watch Lorelei as she walks you through our …

BB cream

Get to Know: Clinique’s 3-Step Skincare System

The secret to skincare success is finding a daily routine—including a superstar cleanser, exfoliating toner, and softening moisturizer—fit for the needs of your particular skin type. Not sure if you’re dry, oily, or a combination of the two? Clinique’s dermatologist-developed 3-Step System comes in …

Skin Care

We just added a ton of new makeup, skin, hair, and lifestyle...

We just added a ton of new makeup, skin, hair, and lifestyle products to our Add-Ons category on birchbox.com! As always, you’ll get FREE SHIPPING on any of these items—and we’ll send them out with your September Birchbox! Tap link in bio to start shopping now. http://birch.ly/2baf8Vx

Hair

Benefit Posiebalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm

Ignore the "3 stars because I didn't get to play with it enough" review. That's not a valid excuse. This balm feels so buttery and refreshing! It smells like Roses (much like Benefit's Coralista smell among others), and it has just enough of a color pay-off to enhance the naturally sweet, innocent …

10 Life-Changing Mascara Tips

If you haven’t heard, October is unofficially Mascara Month at Birchbox. Since every subscriber will be receiving one in their October box (<i>and</i> you can get a free Eyeko Black Magic Lash Curler with any mascara purchase on Birchbox.com) there’s no better time to share our favorite mascara hacks—all …

Mascara

Convinced we’ve got the world’s most creative...

Convinced we’ve got the world’s most creative subscribers—love how @teathoughts showed off her August Birchbox samples alongside these adorable illustrations. 🎨 Show us your August Birchbox and tag #birchbox—we might regram yours! P.S. Still haven’t signed up? Join now via link in our bio (or …

Birchbox Ombre Long Sleeve Sweatshirt

Really soft and nice, I love this sweatshirt! It looks great on and is very comfortable to wear. You can even dress it up a little so it's not just for lounging.<p>5<p>This sweatshirt is amazing!! I love that it is cozy and cute at the same time! I'm a size 8-10 and the large fits so well - there is even …

10 Bridesmaid Beauty Looks that Are Anything But Overdone

<i>From first kisses to teary wedding vows, we adore watching real-life love stories unfold. So it’s no surprise that we’re addicted to Love Stories TV, a site started by Birchbox alum Rachel Jo Silver that's dedicated to showcasing heartwarming wedding videos of all kinds. (Have a wedding video?</i> …

Beauty

The only not-so-fun part of being a blonde? Dealing with...

The only not-so-fun part of being a blonde? Dealing with brassiness, ashiness, and color fade. But our Brilliant Blonde Kit ($18—a $34 value!) takes the guesswork out of caring for your light strands. Filled with genius products that work to enhance shine, color, lightness, and brightness, this kit …

twistband™ Speciality Pack

I'm starting to be less enchanted by twist bands. I loved them when they first came out but I'm realizing they stretch out really quickly if you have thick hair and k often find myself doubling them up with other regular elastics or just using them as decorative bands at the end of braids or after …

Hairstyling

What’s the Best Mascara for Your Eye Shape?

You may already know which mascara is the best fit for your particular lashes, but how about the natural shape of your eyes? Whether you want to play up cat-like eyes or widen smaller eyes, here are the formulas we recommend for your particular shape—the good news is there is a tube out there for …

Mascara

We want to know: What Birchbox products have you added to your...

We want to know: What Birchbox products have you added to your beauty routine lately? Subscriber @monicawangphoto shared these new skincare faves from @kiehlsnyc ✨ Show us yours by tagging your latest finds with #Birchbox. http://birch.ly/2bixRzd

Skin Care

philosophy® time in a bottle

After using this product for a week I started noticing a difference in the lines around my eyes. After a month fine lines around eyes have greatly reduced and my neck is also looking firmer.<p>This is very gentle on my extremely sensitive skin and I used it all the time. I highly recommend anyone with …

Vitamin C

7 Solutions to Your Most Common Mascara Problems

Like summertime, brunch, and Beyoncé, mascara is universally beloved by just about everyone. But as much as we rely its ability to plump, lengthen and volumize our lashes, we sometimes avoid applying it due to unfortunate smudges, clumps, irritation, and flakes. That is, until now. Read on for the …

Mascara

Whether you’re already a fan of Korean Beauty or are...

Whether you’re already a fan of Korean Beauty or are curious to see what the buzz is all about, we’ve got you covered. Our new The Best of K-Beauty Kit ($35–a $84 value!) brings together ✨five full-size✨ products of some of our favorite brands! Watch our Instagram story to see them in action! Then …

Lifestyle

HAVVN Night Cream

This night cream smells like Old Bay seasoning...so weird. It is also quite greasy and oily. No thanks, I'll pass on this one.<p>1<p>I am pretty picky about the products I use on my skin, so when I saw that Havvn products were all natural and free of harsh chemicals, I was sold! The smell is natural and …

Makeup

8 Easy Ways to Maintain Your Brows Between Appointments

When your brows are freshly groomed an amazing transformation happens: Your smile gets bigger. You stand a little taller. You have a little extra Cara Delevingne-like swagger in your step. When a single part of your beauty look holds enough power to make or break your day, you want to make sure …

BB cream

#tribbatical beauty by @jdalfeen! Here are a few of the 100...

#tribbatical beauty by @jdalfeen! Here are a few of the 100 degree weather-proof products that have been traveling the world with Juliette on her tribattical (a three week vacation all Birchboxers take after they’ve been with Birchbox for 3 years): ✨@milkmakeup Sunshine Skin Tint SPF—your skin, but …

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