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Triple Braided Hairstyle Tutorial, Flowers for Every Season, How to Score Dewy Skin, and More: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.


Join us for a Google+ Hangout with celeb makeup artist Mally Roncal next week!

DIY Glitter Easter Eggs: Birchbox Video Of The Week

There are so many amazing videos on YouTube, we have a hard time keeping up with all of them. You name it, there’s a video about it. Wondering how to turn flat, limp strands into sexy supermodel hair? There’s a video for that. Always wanted to see what a moonwalking pony would look like? There’s a video for that. That’s why we’ve decided to choose one video a week to share with you. Keep reading for this week’s pick. 

We know not everyone’s celebrating Easter this sunday, but when we caught sight of these glitter eggs they were too cute to pass up!  Jessie Jane from Lilyshop shared this easy DIY video to help you add some sparkle to your Easter decor. Jessie goes into a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the glitter eggs, but here are just a few tips I found to be extra helpful:

  • Use blown-out eggs so it’s easier to apply the glue and glitter.  For a guide on how to blow out eggs, check out this video tutorial.

  • Apply a thin layer of glue after the initial glitter application has dried to seal everything onto the egg.

Will you be trying out this DIY?  Let us know in the comments!


For even more DIYs, check out five of our favorite tutorials, here.

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Unboxing: September Birchbox

Hey guys! New video is up! Be sure to check it out! Unboxing: September Birchbox

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Today’s post is a video! I received my September Birchbox in the mail, and I have a little review for you guys! Scroll to the bottom to check out this month’s products!

In case you didn’t know, the Birchbox is a box full of beauty goodies that get sent to you once a month. It is 10 dollars a month or 110 a year.

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4 Essential Eye Looks to Know


Whether you’re new to the eye makeup scene or interested in going back to the basics, we’ve rounded up the four eye looks that you need to know. From a work-appropriate cat-eye to bold, eye-popping liner, we’re touching all the bases so you can rock your gorgeous peepers in any setting.

1. How To: Neutral Cat-Eye

Cat-eyes tend to fall on the dramatic side of eye looks but for those of us who want a more subtle look, here’s how to get a cat-eye that’s clean and neutral. Using a gel eyeliner like Cailyn Cosmetics Gel Eyeliner guarantees precision and lets you decide how thick or thin you want the line to be. 

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September Birchbox UK Unboxing and August Birchbox Product Review 

This has been one of my favourite birchboxes to unbox :D

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How To: Triple Braided Hairstyle Tutorial

A few weeks ago, we asked our Facebook followers to vote on their favorite medium-length hairstyle and this triple braided overwhelmingly received the most love. Whether you need an easy wedding updo or a pretty way to keep your hair up, this boho-chic hairstyle should do the trick. All it takes is three simple braids, some bobby pins, elastics, and of course, hairspray. And while it’s lovely on its own, don’t be afraid to twist it to your taste—you can add pretty hair clips or other embellishments to make it your own.

Check out Candice’s video for the full tutorial on this gorgeous look. 

What are your go-to hairstyles for medium-length hair?


Looking for a look that’s more sleek and professional? Here’s how the achieve the perfect easy sock bun.

Birchbox – September Reviews Video & Discount code

Here is my latest vlog showing my thoughts on this months, Happy Days, Birchbox and showing some of the products a little closer and more indepth. I hope you enjoy the video and can subscribe to my Youtube channel and like! Watch to the end to make sure you receive the exclusive discount code offering you £5 off your first subscription, valid until 30th September. (There is also a Beautyblender available if you order a Birchbox this month!)

I have had a few Birchbox in the past, finding some amazing products in previous boxes which you can find here and here. This is my forth Birchbox and is maybe my least impressive box that the previous ones in that none of the items were full sized. I did feel that this Birchbox was a little padded out with sweets and Birchbox merchandise but some of the beauty sample items in the box were pretty fantastic and definitely something that I will buy full sized in the future after trying the samples.

One of my favourite items in the box was the Benefit, it’s potent eye cream. It is cooling and very quickly removes any signs of dark circles under the eyes, which I really need at the moment! It was mild and didn’t cause any eye irritation and is quite silky on the skin.

Jane Iredale and Plush Therapy were both new brands to me and I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more Jane Iredale cosmetics. Although the sample was small and a little too dark a shade for me I loved the consistency of the lipstick. It also has a really nice smell of mint and ginger which is unusual for a lipstick but makes it feel really fresh.


Are you a fan of the Birchbox or any other monthly beauty subscription boxes?

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Hey guys and dolls, check out my BirchBox Sept2014 video and review! Let me know you stopped by so I can ogle your shit in return!


The Benefit Primer That Outlasts Birchbox Co-Founder Katia’s 15-Hour Day

I have always been a bit skeptical of primers—they tend to have zero effect on my oily skin and my foundation never seems to last through lunch even when I use them. That said, I am really excited about Benefit’s new primer that promises 15 hours of flawless makeup. The stay flawless 15-hour primer is super easy to apply for lazy girls like me and the packaging is simply adorable!

After testing out the product myself, I’ve become a primer convert. The strong-hold formula, which you apply straight from the chubby stick, truly makes my makeup last, even in the humid city weather. I’m now less of an oil slick by the end of the day! Check out the video below to see how it holds up with Birchbox co-founder Katia’s busy 15-hour schedule. (Spoiler alert: it does).

We want to see how you stay flawless during the craziness your day-to-day—whether it’s the double shot of espresso that gets you through back-to-back meetings or a swipe of your favorite confidence-boosting lipstick. Share a picture of your secret weapon on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and include the hashtags #StayFlawless and #Birchbox. Once you do, you’ll be entered to win a collection of Benefit beauty products (including their stay flawless 15-hour primer) that’s worth $250! Check out more of the details here.


Want to learn about the multitasking powers of another much-loved Benefit product? Watch our Fine One One video here.

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Hair and Makeup Tips from the Set of SUITS, Summer Beach Reads, Removing White Tee Stains & More: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.


Excited to try a new manicure this weekend? Check out this airbrushed masterpiece from Miami Swim Week.

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Top Beauty Blunders: Foundation Blending

Blending your foundation is an essential skill that every makeup-wearing gal should know. A great base not only sets the stage for your entire makeup look, but it also ensures that people are looking at you and not your poor makeup job. We’ve all seen unfortunate cases of mismatched foundation, too-bright concealer, awkwardly covered brows, and more. 

Here, Birchbox staffer Deepica shows us how to avoid these top beauty blunders. (We can admit it: We’ve all fallen victim to at least one of these issues at some point.)

What are some of your biggest beauty blunders?


Got your foundation blending down pat? Check out these 4 Essential Eye Looks to add to your beauty résumé.

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Holiday Party Style, DIY Decorating Tips, and More

1. Get Crafy!: In this video, Birchbox staffer Charlie shows us three awesome holiday decorations that you can make at home. Pass the glitter!

2. How To Tie a Bow Tie: This cute little video from Birchbox Man totally demystifies the intimidating prospect of trying a real-deal bow tie. Easier than we thought!

3. Holiday Party Style: Finally! The Birchbox holiday celebration is tonight, and three lucky staffers will don adorable dresses courtesy of Rebecca Taylor. See how they styled their dresses, and pick up a few tips for your own office party!

4. Awards Season Begins: This week, we were totally psyched to see so many of our favorite ladies nominated for Golden Globes. From J. Law to Kerry Washington, we can barely wait to see what beauty looks they sport on the red carpet.

5. Natural Shimmer: Meanwhile across the pond, staffers at Birchbox UK tested out some seriously shimmery eyeshadows. See how they got the understatedly chic look!


Join Birchbox before December 17 to receive our holiday-themed Sparkle & Shine December Box! 

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The Perfect Sock Bun Tool, Fighting Frizzy Hair, BBQ Essentials, & More: Reading List

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.

How To: Sock Bun Tutorial with The Wrap Up: Our social media guru @racheljosilver loves this hairstyling tool so much that the sock bun has become her signature do. See how easy it is to look put-together and chic in no time.

Frizz Frenzy: Summer humidity never fails to turn a good hair day into a bad hair day. Whether our hair is straight or curly, the moist, sticky air always manages to bring out the worst. Here are our top solutions for fighting the frizz.

5 Steps to a Super Zen Spa Treatment at Home: Pamper yourself this weekend with one of these simple, but effective at-home treatments. Not only are they luxurious and nourishing, but with all the dough you’ll save, you’ll definitely be able to afford that extra bottle of champagne.

4 Unexpected Summer BBQ Essentials: From all-natural hand wipes to bold platters, these items take the basics to a whole new level. Step up your game and you’re sure to be the belle of backyard bbqs.

What Sleeping in Your Makeup Does To Your Skin [Daily Mail UK]: It’s essential to remove our makeup before bed, and for the most part, we do. But for those days when you feel too tired or lazy to cleanse, the results of this mini experiment will get you right back on track.


You don’t have to spend your whole weekend under the sun to get a bronzed look. Surprisingly, the right nail polish will take care of that.

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Reading List: Oscar Beauty Suites, the 10 Minute Workout, Hollywood’s Best Comb-Overs, and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything in the Birchbox Magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top posts that we don’t want you to miss.

1. Fitness Made Fun: Got 10 minutes? Then you have time to complete this high impact workout from Under Armour.

2. Hollywood’s Most Memorable Comb Overs: In honor of Irving Rosenfeld’s extraordinary coiffure craftsmanship in American Hustle, Birchbox Man presents their favorite television and movie comb overs of all time.

3. What It’s Really Like Inside an Oscar Beauty Suite: Writer Natalie Alcala gives us a behind-the-scenes look at Hollywood’s VIP awards show beauty sanctuaries.

4. So You Think You Don’t Like Lipliner: We love this adorable .GIF guide to lipliner from our colleagues in the Spain office.

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