Monday seems more ancient than the Backstreet Boys' debut album yet the weekend is light-years away. To help you beat the mid-week blues, we’re spotlighting the beauty goods that are helping us get through the week with our skin, style, and sanity intact. Happy hump day!
Our pores are more erratic than Britney Spears circa-2007. To take action, we turn to Dr. Brandt's paraben-free lotion—it’s packed with microspheres that absorb excess oil and uses flax seed extract to minimize the appearance of pores gone cray-cray.
The only difference between a flawless Beyoncé-inspired complexion and a face full of pancake makeup? Blending. Beloved by YouTube beauty gurus and professional makeup artists alike, this egg-shaped sponge ensures that your foundation goes on smooth, sheer, and natural every time.
This grape seed extract-infused mist boasts an impressive list of devotees, including Liv Tyler, Carla Bruni, and Karlie Kloss. And with good reason: It refreshes skin and tightens pores while waking you up. After one or two spritzes, you’ll see why it’s become a celebrity go-to.
If cleanliness is next to godliness, then this organizer will make you the supreme overlord of your vanity domain. Plus, the cheerful mint-and-white pattern is pretty darn cute. Made from translucent, durable plastic, this tray can stash everything from your daintiest pair of stud earrings to that tenth tube of hand cream. Even better, you can score this little number for free with qualifying purchase of $55+ of full-size products in the Birchbox Shop. Use code: BBDIAMONDTRAY.
News flash: Skin-saving serums aren’t just for your face. Case in point? BijaBody’s fast-absorbing body elixir. It’s made with a host of protective and enriching ingredients, like antioxidant and green tea extracts, to brighten skin tone combats inflammation. Plus, it leaves behind a lovely scent.
When it comes to nail tools, we often have to channel our inner Avril Lavigne and say: Why’d you have to go and make things so complicated? Fortunately, this dual-ended pen is different. (Consider it the cute "sk8ter boi" to your nail beds’ moody, establishment-bucking loner.) Its super-slender brush and pen-point tip makes experimenting with trendy nail designs a cinch.
Get more bang out of your box with Birchbox Plus—a new way to add an on-trend beauty or lifestyle item to your monthly shipment. This month, you can get your hands on this gold Kate Spade Saturday Sliding Mirror Necklace for just $20—a $45 value! An oversized pendant and handy sliding mirror all-in-one, it's a real charmer and pairs perfectly with May's Birchbox, which also includes an exclusive offer from Kate Spade Saturday. Reserve by April 30 and it will be added to your May shipment automatically (on top of your usual samples). But hurry—these items sell out quickly!