The Best Of Birchbox: Our 2017 Round-Up

With 2018 fast approaching, we thought there was no better time to look back over the past 12 months at some of our highlights…

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JANUARY – 5 WAYS TO USE COCONUT OIL

We kicked off the year with a little help from our resident coconut oil expert, and all-round amazing Discovery Specialist, Amina! She shared 5 of her favourite ways to use coconut oil in her daily routine. A seriously multi-tasking product.

FEBRUARY – YOUR SMOKEY EYE MADE SIMPLE!

Creating a foolproof smokey eye can seem a little scary sometimes. After all, nobody wants to be faced with panda eyes come midday! Thankfully, our simple 3-step smokey eye went down a storm in February. Featuring three shades of eyeshadow and one make-up brush, this look is perfect for Spring, Summer, and beyond!

MARCH – HOW TO: DISGUISE UNWASHED HAIR (IN STYLE!)

Let’s face it, no matter your hair length, there are very few of us who are likely to say that hair washing isn’t a chore. Good news then – in March we shared this hair tutorial to hide second (third, and fourth..) day hair. Not only is it the perfect way to hide unkept strands, but the super chic bun makes a great up-do for occasions when you’re short on time.

APRIL – 6 WAYS TO APPLY EYELINER FOR BEGINNERS AND PROS

Another month, another chance to master the beauty basics. Make-up artist Nathaniel Yordan showed us six ways to experiment with liner in April – whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or a total pro. From subtle definition and kitten flicks to bold winged liners and a full-on Cleopatra, it’s your ultimate guide to all things liner.

MAY – 10 LIFE-CHANGING MASCARA TIPS

Whether mascara is your desert island beauty product, or you’re yet to find your perfect formula, in May we wanted to share our top tips, tricks, and lightbulb moments to help you make the most of it! We guarantee they’ll make applying your mascara even easier, and look even better!

JUNE – THE BLOGGER-APPROVED GUIDE TO THE UK

From quirky coffee shops to beautiful architecture, the UK has so much to offer when it comes to adventuring a little closer to home. So, we thought we’d catch up with some of our favourite bloggers in June to chat about their favourite hidden gems that you need to add to your must-visit list…

JULY – AIR-DRYING YOUR HAIR JUST GOT EASIER!

There’s a time and a place for an arm-aching blow-dry but, sometimes, it’s nice to opt for a few more minutes of chill-out time in the morning. We were so excited to introduce Bumble and bumble. to The Birchbox Shop this year – and one of our favourite products had to be their Don’t Blow It Thick (H)air Styler. It’s the perfect solution for cutting down your hairstyling time – working with your hair’s natural texture to achieve an effortlessly cool style – no heat required – and back in July we showed you exactly how to use it.

AUGUST – HOW MUCH OF A MERMAID ARE YOU?

When it comes to beauty inspiration, there’s something seriously magical about mermaids. But just what kind of mermaid are you?! Back in August we asked you to take our fun quiz to find out whether you’re a fully fledged (and seriously shimmery) member of the Mermaid Society or if you’re more about beach waves by the pool.

SEPTEMBER – THE LAZY GUIDE TO REMOVING YOUR MAKE-UP

At the end of a busy day, the thought of removing your mascara, foundation (what’s left of it anyway), and lipstick can feel like a drag. But – lazy girls rejoice! – with the arrival of Clinique at The Birchbox Shop in September, we showed you an easy one-step cleansing solution

OCTOBER – HOW TO CHECK YOUR BOOBS

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month so we teamed up with CoppaFeel! to spread their message on the importance of getting to know your boobs throughout the month. Here’s our guide to exactly what you should be looking and feeling for when you lather up.

NOVEMBER – INTRODUCING…THE BIRCHBOX POP-UP

November saw us open the doors to our first UK pop-up shop on Carnaby Street. So exciting! We’ll be actually be there until the end of January – and we’d love for you to stop by. But, in the meantime, here’s the full lowdown on where we are, what’s in store, and why we think you’re going to love it…

DECEMBER – BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE DECEMBER BOX DESIGN

Finally, we rounded off the year with a beautiful collaboration with designer Matthew Williamson. (Psst… you can still get your hands on the December Birchbox x Matthew Williamson until January 31st!) And, in a Birchbox first, we took you behind-the-scenes to show you the inspiration behind our box design.

We’d love to know what your highlights of 2017 have been, and what you’d love to see more of from us in 2018. Please let us know in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!