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All April 2011: Be Mindful Stories

  • Sarma Melngailis: Beauty in Action

    Sarma Melngailis: Beauty in Action

    Manhattan's raw food queen tells us how she gets her glow.

  • How To: Layer Nail Polishes

    How To: Layer Nail Polishes

    Layering nail polish is a great way to get more out of your polish and make any shade work for you. Manicurist Susan Nam of Polished Beauty Bar in NYC shows us how it's done.

  • How To: Smudgy Eyeliner

    How To: Smudgy Eyeliner

    Smudgy eyeliner doesn't have to be messy. Makeup artist Nam Vo shows us how to get polished but dramatic eyes in just two steps.

  • How To: Clean Makeup Brushes

    How To: Clean Makeup Brushes

    We often forget to clean our makeup brushes, which is a huge mistake. Taking good care of your brushes will help them last longer and help makeup go on better. Birchbox editor Meredith Stebbins takes us through the basics.

  • How To: Beachy Waves

    How To: Beachy Waves

    Stylist Jeff Chastain shows us an easy and natural way to get beachy waves (without stepping foot near the beach).

  • The Beauty Label Breakdown

    The Beauty Label Breakdown

    The 7 eco-friendly logos you should recognize and understand.

  • Heat-Free Hair

    Heat-Free Hair

    As warm weather moves in, who wants to spend hours blow drying and curling their hair? Besides keeping you cool, going heat-free saves time and energy. Here are our tips for getting cute, frizz-less hair without having to go near a power outlet.

  • Birchbox Crush: Zem Joaquin

    Birchbox Crush: Zem Joaquin

    The founder of Ecofabulous dishes on her healthy lifestyle and favorite green products.

  • Small Changes, Big Impact

    Small Changes, Big Impact

    Try these easy but effective ways to make a difference. And they’re not just for April — stay green year-round!

  • Facials: Good for the Skin, Good for the Psyche

    Facials: Good for the Skin, Good for the Psyche

    Holistic facials give you a dose of zen with your extractions.

  • Test Drive: Food Cleanse

    Test Drive: Food Cleanse

    Food cleanses can be as simple as taking a week off from sugar, alcohol, or meat. Easy in theory, tough in real life — which is where healthy delivered-to-you plans come into play.

  • Stem Cell Beauty

    Stem Cell Beauty

    The truth behind the new craze in the skincare world.

  • Manis 2.0: Nail Art, Layering, and More

    Manis 2.0: Nail Art, Layering, and More

    While we love a simple neutral mani, sometimes we want to mix it up a bit. Lately we’ve been playing around with fashion forward manis — think half moons, nail art, layering — and we’re hooked.

  • Picking Your Signature Scent

    Picking Your Signature Scent

    Knowing what family that your fragrance falls into will help you find more that you love.

  • How To: Moon Mani and Colored French Mani

    How To: Moon Mani and Colored French Mani

    The moon mani and colored french manicure are the must-try looks for spring. Susan Nam of Polished Beauty Bar in NYC shows us to get the look — all you need are some common office supplies!