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Our Holiday Shop is chock-full of giftable items—and no one knows that better than our own staffers. We asked three Birchboxers to create wish lists of the beauty goods they're hoping arrive on their doorstep this season. Significant others, friends, family, and other potential gift-givers—take note!
Nickname: Baddie Bri
Title: Associate, People & Culture
Holiday Destination: New Jersey
Wish List Total: $352
December ushers in many things we love (gingerbread, champagne punch), and a couple of things we don’t (stress-induced acne, for one). To make sure her complexion doesn’t go all Nightmare Before Christmas, our resident scheduling genius has her eagle eye on DDF’s Revolve 500x Micro-Polishing System. This microdermabrasion system delivers dermatologist-grade results right at home, sloughing off dead cells to reveal fresh skin beneath.
This fragrance lover rounded out her wish list with Juliette Has A Gun’s Not A Perfume: “Light, airy, and a little bit flowery, this is the perfect mix—I would absolutely gift myself the biggest bottle we carry!” (Editor's note: We strongly support any and all self-gifting.)
Brielle's a firm believer in washing her hair every other day, but winter hats make second-day strands flatter than usual. To perk things up, she put Best of Lulu Organics® Exclusive Birchbox Set on her list. With a full-size Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder and a travel-sized bottle of Jasmine-scented Hair Powder, it’s perfect for counteracting hat hair and wintertime static.
Nickname: The Chan-imal
Title: Manager, International Operations
Holiday Destination: Boston, Massachusetts
Wish List Total: $99.50
Before hitting the party circuit, this Bostonian would stock up on Cynthia Rowley’s easy-to-use Liquid Line. This slim liner up the glam factor with any holiday ensemble and stays put all night long. The pen-style tip makes for ultraprecise application, whether she’s stippling her bottom lash line or opting for a full-on cat eye.
Having lived through many a New England winter, Jess made a beeline for Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips. Originally created for new moms to soothe chapped, irritated skin after nursing, the balm’s moisturizing properties also rescue ridiculously chapped lips.
Early resolution: a clearer complexion by New Year’s Eve. How to get there: Skin&Co Deep Facial Exfoliating With Truffle Formula, a black truffle oil-infused exfoliator that removes dead skin and hydrates.
Lastly, after pining for her boyfriend’s Re-charge Black Pepper Bodywash, Jess picked Molton Brown’s slightly more feminine but equally fiery Pink Pepperpod version. Apart from the wake-you-up scent, the cleanser leaves skin soft and clean without any excess film—or that uncomfortable too-tight effect.
Title: Associate Sample Planner
Holiday Destination: Hamden, CT
Wish List Total: $293
To tackle one of her biggest beauty gripes (curling the back of her head without incurring second-degree burns), Isabel is hoping for SARAHPOTEMPA The BEACHWAVER™. At the press of a button, the rotating curling iron gently winds each lock of hair around its heated ceramic rod (and stops as soon as you let go).
The secret behind Isabel’s pearly whites? Supersmile’s Professional Whitening Toothpaste. After sampling this minty toothpaste, she's ready to upgrade to the full-size. The fast-acting formula uses a proprietary mineral-based agent to lift away surface stains without causing sensitivity (genius for counteracting the seasonal uptick in hot chocolate consumption).
Finally, what's a wish list without nail polish? She went straight for Deborah Lippmann’s Starlight 6 Mini Nail Polish Set: “These glimmery polishes are perfect for holiday parties.”