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Summer Friday Supplies

Whether your office sanctions early summer escapes at the end of the week or you’re plotting a cubicle jailbreak, use these Birchbox staffer essentials to transition seamlessly from office to playtime.

Kari Jones, Executive Assistant

Kari Final Friday Destination: Her Trendy Meatpacking Pad

Power Players: Our resident calendar and scheduling genius uses her afternoons off for some well-deserved at-home spa-ing. Her patented preparty lineup: She exfoliates her legs by combining a few tablespoons of sugar with Skin&Co’s Exfoliating Body Gel with Tuber Formula. After drying off, she follows with Caudalie Divine Legs, which play up her (annoyingly) long gams. Keeping with the season down to her digits, Kari opts for a white mani with Deborah Lippmann’s Amazing Grace.

Signature Move: “While attending Miami Fashion Week, I picked up this dandy pro tip: use white polish as a base coat to make neon lacquers appear more vivid.”

Kerrie Lopez, Brand Campaign Strategy Manager

Kerrie Final Friday Destination: East Hampton, New York

Power Players: Before making the mad dash from the office to the bus out to Long Island’s East End, Kerrie dabs on Benefit’s brightening Girl Meets Pearl to mask any lingering traces of a long week. She also pumps up her hair with Oscar Blandi’s travel-sized Pronto Texture & Volume Spray. This fragrance lover finishes with a spritz of Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Coco: “It’s refreshing, stays put, and reminds me of California sunsets.”

Signature Move: “During the summer, nix your usual primer and prep skin for foundation by blending a liquid bronzer with your daily moisturizer instead.”

Ashley Alston, Brand Merchandising and Marketing Manager

Ashley Final Friday Destination: Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

Power Players: To score a chichi mani mid-escape (who has time during the week?), Ashley stashes Incoco® Crème Solid Nail Polish Appliques in her weekender. The long-lasting appliques can be applied anywhere—even on a choppy ferry ride. Two other indispensables: DevaCurl’s One Condition – Hydrate, to keep her curls frizz-free by the sea, and Manna Kadar Cosmetics sheer glo shimmer lotion. “I mix it with my liquid foundation to give my complexion an understated sheen.”

Signature Move: “I blend one part conditioner with two parts water in a travel-sized spray bottle to refresh my hair before I go anywhere.”

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