I’ve never met a list I didn’t like, from those of the to-do variety to the dare-you-not-to-click BuzzFeed type. Is it any surprise that I welcome January with open arms? To me, a new year means fresh motivation to take on all those things I’ve been meaning to do—big and small. You’ll find my ideas, plus many others from the Birchbox editors, in this month’s Birchbox Go List: 20 Things to Try in 2014.
Of course we have plenty of beauty-related inspiration for you, too. We’re sampling a bevy of exciting products this month, from Origins’ amazing (and amazingly named) Smarty Plants CC Cream to a miraculous Brilliant Glossing Crème from celeb stylist Frédéric Fekkai. We’ve also got winter fragrance picks from star florists and tips on mastering your brows, plus a foolproof guide to keeping resolutions from a certified life coach (huzzah!). Here’s to making this our best year yet!
My January Product Hot List
Cynthia Rowley Gilded Canvas Bag
From one of our favorite fashion designers, the most glamorous way to hold your makeup essentials.
Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips
Just a dab of this balm and our lips are ready for the worst of winter weather (oh, and they're gorgeously glossy).
Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Nettle
Our favorite grease-buster is back and better than ever with this nettle-infused update for oily hair.
OmniPotent Duosity Hair Treatment
A pH-balanced, healing hair mask that lets you mix two ingredients on the spot. We're geeking out over the dual-phase formula.
Harvey Prince Journey
South Africa. Japan. Turkey. This globetrotting scent draws on all these destinations and more in an intriguing blend.
Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Conditioner
This frizz-fighter and hydrator adds gorgeous shine to hair without feeling heavy or greasy.
This dual-purpose lip and cheek stain is built to withstand long days, oily pores, and more.
INIKA Mineral Eyeshadow
Certified organic and certifiably gorgeous, these all-natural shadows have us hooked.