I snagged an invite to the first Birchbloggers event at the new Birchbox Local in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood a few weeks ago. The candy striped (and filled!) shop features beauty services, full-size products for sale and a build-your-own Birchbox station!
As the prosecco flowed, I chatted up a few fellow Birchbloggers and had the pleasure of meeting Co-Founder Katia Beauchamp and the clever ladies behind Birchbox social media.
The beauty service areas lend a feeling of pre-red carpet with bulb lighting the knowledgeable professionals.
(Eh em...can we discuss these stems on Katia and Lucky Magazine's Jean Godfrey June?)
The subterranean area of Birchbox local hosts bright displays of Birchbox favorites (think Whish Body, the yummiest scented natural products I've sampled and come to integrate into my daily regime).
If you had an array of candy dispensers filled with beauty and trends to choose from, what would you select? I had my upcoming trip to Paris in mind when choosing:
Serge Normant Meta Revive Dry Shampoo Perfect for perking-up and freshening hair after long- haul flights. Full Size-$25.
Color Club Apollo Star A shimmery, matches everything shade tiny enough to throw in your carry-on. Seriously ladies- Color Club makes bright and long lasting colors. A must. Full Size- $8.
Malin + Goetz vitamin b5 body moisturizer For the those that religiously moisturize as I do, Malin + Goetz is an ingenue in my vanity- packed with a dream team of botanical extracts, fatty acids and vitamins. Full Size- $38.
Origins Modern Friction Nature's gentle dermabrasion Let's face it: the dry climate on airplanes can take a toll on skin and cause breakouts. Origins Modern Friction gently removes dry skin and impurities with rice starch. Full Size- $39.50.
Marcelle Xtension Plus Mascara Not to brag, but I am blessed with long, full and dark lashes. My one concern is clumping. Marcelle delivers amazing structuring devoid of clumps to further accent your batting lashes. Full Size- $13.
Bonus! A rep from Pilot Pen was also in attendance handing out pretty erasable stylos perfect for jotting done notes on cool finds and to-dos. To boot, Birchbloggers were given a pretty BB and Cynthia Rowley tote, which has become my go-to for carting shoes, bottled water, etc to the office.
As a thank you for attending the event, Birchbox is offering a 15% promo BIRCHBLOGGER15 to attendees and their blog audiences! What will you treat yourself to?
I couldn't resist theBalm Instain, the L. Erickson Italian Headband in black and the rumbaTime Orchard watch in Rose Gold/Lights.
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