Topic: Birchbox

Give Your Makeup Bag Some Spring Training With A Birchbox

Give Your Makeup Bag Some Spring Training With A Birchbox

It’s spring now and the weather’s beautiful, so I suggest trading your snuggie for a Birchbox. A what box? Glad you asked!

It’s a magical box filled with the most awesome beauty samples that you can have shipped directly to your door for only $10 per month (and free shipping!). If you like the samples, which include makeup, hair care, beauty tools and even snacks like mini Larabars, you can then order them in full sizes directly from Birchbox’s online shop. And if you don’t like them? Regift and forget about them.

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Blow Your Coworkers Away With A Recharged Spring Look

Blow Your Coworkers Away With A Recharged Spring Look

In the winter it is easier to get away with looking tired. The weather can be miserable, you haven’t seen the sun in weeks and it’s easy to bury yourself in layers of comfy sweaters. But now it is spring! The sun is actually shining (remember the sun?) and if you keep wearing that giant, puffy coat you are going to pass out from heat exhaustion. As fashionable as it is to be a vampire right now, your face could use a refresher.

This is why you should sign up for monthly beauty sample deliveries from Birchbox. Getting a package in the mail is pretty much one of the only exciting things that can happen to normal working people on a weekday. But it is especially nice if you get a surprise box of treats that will help you embrace spring More »

Try Natural Beauty Products This Spring Break, No Spa Vacation Required

Try Natural Beauty Products This Spring Break, No Spa Vacation Required

Regardless of your plans this spring break, don’t forget to take some time for yourself with an assortment of skincare and beauty goodies delivered to your door by Birchbox — no plane ticket required.

For only $10 a month, you can subscribe to Birchbox and receive a themed box that arrives at your house each month with an array of sample-sized products for you to try at your leisure. For April, subscribers can look forward to a “Natural Wonder” themed box brimming with natural nourishing beauty and hair products. More »

Try Natural Hair And Skin Products This Spring…Without Spending A Fortune

Try Natural Hair And Skin Products This Spring…Without Spending A Fortune

Switching to all-natural beauty products is something a lot of us put low on the list of goals; it’s expensive and time-consuming to try new products until you find the ones you like! But Birchbox leaves no excuses: They send monthly beauty product sample deliveries direct to your door, giving you a way to try all kinds of deluxe beauty products — makeup, hair care, beauty tools, etc. — without spending a lot of money. And their April box is full of skincare that has nourishing natural ingredients and healthy hair products. More »

Birchbox Monthly Deliveries Are Easier Than Begging At Make Up Counters

Birchbox Monthly Deliveries Are Easier Than Begging At Make Up Counters

I love mini make up samples. They’re cute, super portable, and don’t ever leave me with a huge amount of concealer that isn’t quite my shade. Birchbox’s monthly deliveries offer a whole personalized collection of beauty product samples mailed to you each month, without the hassle of explaining your epic journey to find the perfect eye shadow to someone at Sephora, hoping they’ll take pity on you and slip you a few mini-pots. More »

Video: All About Mascara

Video: All About Mascara

We’re big fans of Birchbox, a startup that sends women deliveries of high-end beauty samples every month. (Makeup in the mail? Yes, please!). In addition to their monthly subscription service, they also have an online shop and info-packed magazine, blog, and YouTube channel. We like their helpful videos so much that we’ll be featuring one here on TheGloss each week.

We always want our peepers to look super glam, and there’s no easier way to do that than with the perfect mascara for your lashes. We’ve picked our favorite formulas. Each has a unique wand that will lend you a different look. Plus, Birchbox editorial director Mollie Chen gives us great tips for applying mascara so you get the most out of each swipe. Watch the tutorial below to find out how! More »

Video: How To Conceal A Blemish

Video: How To Conceal A Blemish

We’re big fans of Birchbox, a startup that sends women deliveries of high-end beauty samples every month. (Makeup in the mail? Yes, please!). In addition to their monthly subscription service, they also have an online shop and info-packed magazine, blog, and YouTube channel. We like their helpful videos so much that we’ll be featuring one here on TheGloss each week.

We cringe whenever January and February roll around because we know what’s inevitably coming: dry, sensitive skin and unsightly blemishes. Frustrating and embarrassing though pimples can be, we’re happy to report that there are also easy solutions to keep them hidden. Birchbox senior associate editor Lorelei gave us three great tips to keep the red away using primer, foundation and an unexpected product everyone has at home. Watch our tutorial to find out how! More »

Video: How to: Shimmery Liquid Liner

Video: How to: Shimmery Liquid Liner

We’re big fans of Birchbox, a startup that sends women deliveries of high-end beauty samples every month. (Makeup in the mail? Yes, please!). In addition to their monthly subscription service, they also have an online shop and info-packed magazine, blog, and YouTube channel. We like their helpful videos so much that we’ll be featuring one here on TheGloss each week.

Winter is in full swing, which means every day we’re buried beneath wooly layers of scarves, mittens, and hats. To add sparkle to our over-bundled look, we love using a shimmery, perfect-for-winter color on our eyes. Jouer Cosmetics founder Christina Zilber taught us how to add pop to our peepers with a glittery, cat-eye look that takes less than a minute to apply. The best part? All you need is a gorgeous liquid liner and the confidence to try something a little different. More »

Beating The Winter Blahs: Beauty Products For Busy Moms

Beating The Winter Blahs: Beauty Products For Busy Moms

Yesterday was the coldest winter day so far and it sucked. Everyone was walking around all angry and miserable and everywhere I went, people were bitching about the weather. The worst part is that my kids, who are still on winter break, were cooped up inside and they were starting to get a little stir-crazy. So I did what any sane mom would do and booked myself a facial.

Mother of the year, I know. But, hey, my boys had fun with their dad while I attempted to beat the winter blahs. And, let me tell you, it worked like magic. Ninety minutes of pampering and I’m a whole new person (one with beautifully hydrated skin!). The whole thing has kick-started my New Year’s resolution, which is totally typical but I’ll share it anyway, and that is to treat myself a bit more. More »

Resolution Rehab: Try New Things In 2012 With Birchbox

Resolution Rehab: Try New Things In 2012 With Birchbox

Get ready for your easiest resolution ever: Try new things this year with a subscription to Birchbox, an independent startup company that delivers high-end beauty product samples in a pretty package, every month. Not only will you get a monthly reminder to be more adventurous (with your make-up and beyond); you’ll get a pretty package to reward yourself for the other good habits you’re working on in 2012. More »

Video: How to: Hot Rollers

Video: How to: Hot Rollers

We’re big fans of Birchbox, a startup that sends women deliveries of high-end beauty samples every month. (Makeup in the mail? Yes, please!). In addition to their monthly subscription service, they also have an online shop and info-packed magazine, blog, and YouTube channel. We like their helpful videos so much that we’ll be featuring one here on TheGloss each week.

Awards show season is starting! Which means in the coming weeks we’re going to see tons of glam, covet-worthy red carpet looks and hairstyles that we’d love to recreate ourselves. Hot rollers might sound like a blast from the past, but they’re one of our favorite of-the-moment tools to use when prepping for a big event. Stylist Anna Schneider showed us how to get soft, sexy waves in just five simple steps. Check out our video tutorial to find out how! More »