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http://birch.ly/R234dX: Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo
http://birch.ly/Yrtg4K: theBalm cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer
http://birch.ly/TIcRBc Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream
http://birch.ly/11sxQyt: ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss
http://birch.ly/VrtxPy Juicy Couture Juicy Couture
http://birch.ly/QCtamo Emily's Chocolates Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies
December 2012's Birchbox theme is "All Wrapped Up." In the spirit of the season, we've designed a Birchbox that looks even more like a present than usual! And it's packed full of samples of products that we'd love to give and get this month. From a customer favorite fragrance from Juicy Couture to an extra glossy lipgloss from ModelCo with a mirror right on the tube (perfect for holiday parties), these are just a few of the samples we're sending out in December.
THANKS EVERYONE FOR ENTERING! We've notified the winner via YouTube message.
Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo: http://birch.ly/R234dX
theBalm cosmetics Mary-Lou Manizer: http://birch.ly/Yrtg4K
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream: http://birch.ly/TIcRBc
ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss: http://birch.ly/11sxQyt
Juicy Couture Juicy Couture: http://birch.ly/VrtxPy
Emily's Chocolates Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies: http://birch.ly/QCtamo
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http://birch.ly/SL4jfM Benefit Fine One One.
One of our favorite things about working at Birchbox is discovering new products that become fast favorites. That's certainly the case with Benefit's Fine One One, a brand new cheek and lip tint. Birchbox editor Meredith stopped by Benefit's flagship boutique in New York's SoHo neighborhood to get the exclusive first look from Benefit's Global Beauty Authority, Maggie Ford Danielson.
This multitasker has three different shades of sheer coral, watermelon, and pink champagne to give your cheeks an instant pop of color—and it works as a highlighter too. The cream-to-powder formula feels silky smooth going on and won't smudge your makeup as you blend with your fingers. You can even use it on your lips for a light pink wash of color and highlight the center of your bottom lip with the pink champagne shade. As the name suggests, it's a real "emergency beauty rescue" (get it?). You can pre-order it now to be the first one to get your hands on the product when it comes out on December 19th.
Shop our favorite Benefit products at http://www.birchbox.com/shop/brands/benefit
Watch more Benefit videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqArPnssROQ
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They say it's what's on the inside that counts, but during the holidays we covet pretty packaging just as much as the actual presents. We've assembled these easy tricks to help your gifts stand out in a sea of generic paper. Learn how to use recycled materials, cool cut-outs, and your old Birchboxes to create unique gift wrap that your recipient will be reluctant to throw away.
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http://birch.ly/ZcDHZ5 Birchbox Cosmetics Case
The holidays are always one of the busiest travel times of the year, which makes learning how to pack all the more important. This year, we're prepping ahead of time with tips from Melanie Charlton, founder of custom couture closet company Clos-Ette. In addition to her closet organization skills, Melanie's a pro at how to pack a carry-on to maximize space. Since we hate to check a bag, we're taking her advice this season and rolling our clothes, using compression bags, keeping our jewelry organized—and never leaving home without our trusty plane survival kit.
Mox Botanicals Lip Butter in Pomegranate & Fig: http://birch.ly/VvmTpx
boscia Green Team Blotting Linens: http://birch.ly/TPSRQV
Urbanears Bagis Earbuds: http://birch.ly/QSIR9c
Clos-Ette Too Wallet Sized Jewelry Case: http://birch.ly/YUtS30
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http://birch.ly/X6xWqj Oscar Blandi Pronto Texture & Volume Spray
http://birch.ly/Uf7CJw Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Volumizing Extra Hold Spray
Prepare to be totally amazed. When we first learned this holiday updo, we didn't believe that it would take us less than five minutes to put together. Little did we know that this sophisticated style was one of the easiest updos we'd ever learn. Follow Birchbox Editor Candice as she walks us step-by-step through creating this chic upside down roll (some of you may know it as a Gibson roll). All you need to create this look at home is medium to long hair, a hair tie, bobby pins and hairspray—it's really that simple.
1. If you have slippery hair, you'll want to grab some dry shampoo or texturizing spray, like Oscar Blandi's Pronto Texture Volume Spray, before you get started.
2. If you have long locks, try twisting your ponytail slightly before you tuck it into the pocket of your hair.
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http://birch.ly/YXyrd3 Nuxe Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream
http://birch.ly/U4g6Un AHAVA Dermud Hand Cream
http://birch.ly/USjpkv J.R. Watkins Hand and Cuticle Salve
http://birch.ly/XnGQQv étoile Nail Polish
For us, winter means chronically dehydrated hands, not to mention redness, irritation, and cracked cuticles. This year, we're fighting back with a combination of superhero products and nifty DIY remedies. Watch to find out the best way to keep hands soft and protected all season.
Nuxe Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream
Laced with naturally emollient honey, this satiny cream sinks in immediately to keep skin hydrated.
AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream
Dead Sea minerals draw moisture from the lower levels of the skin to the surface to keep hands soft all day.
J.R. Watkins Hand and Cuticle Salve
A lemony balm that restores especially dehydrated areas like cuticles and elbows.
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http://birch.ly/SV4JjY ModelCo FIBRE LASH Brush on Lashes
http://birch.ly/YZWSqc Tweezerman Procurl Lash Curler
We don't have unlimited time for our beauty routines and we know you don't either. There are much more important things to do! Lash extensions fall into the category of things we rarely have time for but often wish we did. Since most of us, including Birchbox editor Lorelei, consider mascara a makeup-must, we're obsessed with ModelCo's FIBRE LASH Brush on Lashes, which includes both a black extension mascara and lash fibers. It's lengthening without looking unnatural and washes off easily with your regular cleanser so you'll never be stuck with a dark smudge around your eyes.
To apply, start with one coat of the black extension mascara. Follow with one coat of the lash fibers, being careful not to get the fibers in your eyes. These white, nylon, fibers adhere to your lashes and provide the extensions. Finish with another coat of the black extension mascara on top to seal the extensions.
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ModelCo FIBRE LASHXTEND Lengthening Mascara: http://birch.ly/U4wW7Y
theBalm cosmetics Hot Mama: http://birch.ly/VLLCG7
stila all over shimmer liquid luminizer in bronze shimmer: http://birch.ly/T44jYs
ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss in Berry Pink: http://birch.ly/WjgWhM
stila smudge pot in gray
Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner: http://birch.ly/UDx8IK
Stila #9 all over blend brush: http://birch.ly/V3ijSY
M.A.C Cosmetics Pressed Pigments in Enlightening
Lancôme Les Paillettes Aux Yeux in Lumieres De Paris: http://birch.ly/YcuCPM
M.A.C Cosmetics Glitter in Silver: http://birch.ly/SFE1he
Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Espresso: http://birch.ly/VM1HMj
Tweezerman Procurl Lash Curler: http://birch.ly/RzWwDA
Learn more about Stefanie on her website: http://www.predame.com/
New Year's Eve is the one night a year that we go all out with our makeup—the more glitter the better! This year we enlisted makeup artist Stefanie Syat to show us this adventurous makeup look that's perfect for your New Year's Eve bash. While we can't really guarantee you'll get kissed at midnight, we can guarantee you'll feel gorgeous and ring in 2013 with a bang.
Start with a eye primer or eyeshadow base. We used stila's smudge pot to hold loose powder shadow and glitter all night long. Follow that up with a shimmery pressed eye shadow like M.A.C Cosmetics pressed pigments in their brand new shade, Enlightening. You can stop there if you want a more subtle look for the night but we're going all out with M.A.C Glitter. Press into your eyelid to avoid shadow fallout. To add dimension, blend a dark brown or black shadow into your crease. We're using Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Espresso. A line of liquid liner along your top lashline (we love Eyeko's Skinny Liquid Eyeliner) will define your lashes. And of course you can't forget some lengthening mascara.
Finish your entire look with some light coral blush on the apples of your cheeks, highlighter along your cheekbone and a sheer pink lip gloss. And that's it! Have fun and don't forget to tell us in the comments below what makeup look you'll be wearing this New Year's Eve!