Monday, September 17, 2012

Birchbox Sample Stop at New York Fashion Week

The Birchbox Sample Stop, inside Chelsea Market and directly across from MILK Studios, was by far my favorite lounge this fashion week season. Beauty, skin care and hair care brands were featured throughout the week, with treatments and touchups from Amika, Jouer, Youngbood, Fresh, Oscar Blondi, Shu Uemura and more.  Attendees enjoyed prepping between shows with complimentary hair and makeup, manicures and brow shaping. 

I loved the Make-Your-Own Birchbox station, where you pick out beauty, skin care and hair care samples, which is even wrapped up for you on the spot. Some of the must-haves included the Beautyblender makeup sponge, Oscar Blondi volumizing dry shampoo, per-fekt skin perfection gel, Fresh sugar rose tinted lip treatment SPF 15 and Color Club nail lacquer in a bold shade of blue called Insta-This. 

The Birchbox Survival Bar allowed guests to stock up with fashion week necessities such as Band-Aids by Cynthia Rowley and boscia green tea blotting linens.

There was plenty of room for charging phones and tablets, while lounging and enjoying candy and refreshments. Guys were treated to manicures and shoe shines compliments of John Allan's, as well as a special men's Birchbox.

There were times where I just went ahead and skipped some shows because I was having way too much fun and relaxation at the Birchbox Sample Stop. It is the most organized lounge I've ever been to since there was plenty of staff taking care of hair, makeup, nail and brow appointments and helping you make your own Birchbox. Normally you'd wait an eternity to get hair and makeup done but treatments moved along quickly because of the multiple stations. It truly was the perfect sized lounge and beauty and skincare sample heaven! I do hope Birchbox comes back for another season of fashion week!

'Make Your Own' Birchbox! Can you see what I have in here?...a Beautyblender makeup sponge, Nexxus Therappe ultimate moisture shampoo, Oscar Blondi volumizing dry shampoo, benefit they're Real! mascara and Fresh sugar rose tinted lip treatment SPF 15

'Make Your Own Birchbox' wall of samples

Ready to hit up some shows after hair and makeup touchups!

The Chuao Maple Bacon Chocolate is amazing!

- Kim Weling

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