Daylight saving time is a polarizing concept. Some (me included) welcome that extra precious sunlight at the end of the day, while others bemoan losing an hour of sleep. Glass half-full or half-empty, there’s one thing we can all agree on: Now is the time to maximize. This is the month to make the most of your daylight hours, which means beauty hacks, easy DIY upgrades, and crafty ways to improve your Birchbox experience.
This month, we’re sampling nearly 90 products, all of which will improve your routine in some way. Two of my personal favorites: Air Repair’s skin-saving Rescue Balm, which I’ve been slathering on my hands, cuticles, and lips all winter; and Inika’s silky-smooth eyeliners, which come in rich pigments and have a built-in sharpener.
The Birchbox editors have also pulled out all their best tricks for you. We’ve got three DIY goddesses on upcycling Birchboxes, a guide to making your products last longer, tips on maximizing your Birchbox Points balance, and much more. And of course, we’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with—show us your upcycled boxes and your Birchbox Points brags. Still not a member? Now’s the time!
My March Product Hot List
Here are just a few of the things I'm excited about this month (who says you can't have multiple favorites?):
dr. brandt® xyy dual fusion water
I'm already addicted to the brand's microdermabrasion and their antioxidant-rich cleanser is a welcome to my bathroom. Gentle and hydrating, it does a bang-up job dissolving makeup (even mascara) and oil, and leaves my skin soft.
Number 4™ Mighty Hair Spray
I've never been one for stiff hairsprays so I like this plant-powered formula, which gives you flexible hold (but still controls flyaways and frizz).
Mally Beauty Lip Magnifier
Oh Mally, my perennial girl crush. The larger-than-life makeup artist has a knack for creating that immediately become go-tos. Her lipstick-gloss hybrid provides pigment, gloss, and shine—everything I want.
OPI Sheer Tints Color-Tinted Top Coat
New from OPI, these sheer hues can be worn alone or layered over for a chic ombre effect. For the latter, I'll be following Meredith's easy geometric nail art tutorial.
Whish SPF 15 Self Tanner
I just got back from Hawaii (lucky me, I know) and I'll be using this hydrating self-tanner to keep myself in an island state of mind.
TONI&GUY Classic Shine Gloss Serum
You can never have enough hair serums, especially with variable now-it's-humid-now-it's-not pre-spring weather. This light formula absorbs quickly and leaves hair extra silky.
Color Club® Zodiac Nail Kits
As a proud Pisces, I love thi idea of creating customized nail art with this star-sign-based kit.
Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lipstick
This creamy lipstick is loaded with aloe and vitamin E. I'm partial to Russian Red, a cool-toned crimson.
Joan Vass L’eau de Améthyste
Clean and citrusy, this elegant scent from the American fashion label is a pretty everyday spritz.
Miracle Skin Transformer Face Spotlight SPF 20
This multitasker adds a subtle gold shimmer to cheekbones, or can be mixed for an all-over glow.