“Glow up… don’t grow up” – Birchbox/Benefit night out

Birchbox hosted a launch party for Benefit’s roller lash mascara on Wednesday in Santa Monica.

Bubbly was flowing, cupcakes were available, beauty experts were on-hand, and I was joined by my favorite actress with style, Candy Washington. IMG_6872

First – champagne glasses in hand – we checked out some of the makeup Benefit had to offer, and let me tell you, there was a lot.

Before we got too lost in our shopping we were whisked away to our brow treatments, for which we were both a little nervous. I had never had my brows waxed before.

That probably sounds crazy, but between my barely-there fair brows and long bangs, I’d just never really given it much thought.

Luckily, it wasn’t too bad (I mean, don’t be fooled, waxing obviously isn’t a picnic – LOL), and the staff at Benefit Brow Bar was amazing.

Now that we had our new brows, we could head over for our makeovers, where we were shown some of Benefit’s coolest new products, and I was taught how to give my barely-there brows a little more presence.


We each watched from the side as the other got their makeover, taking in the exciting and colorful products.

Now, attendees did receive a $35 credit, so we had a decision to make – which item from our makeover did we – not want, but NEED to take home?

I admitted to my stylist that I was was torn between a few products, when her panicked reaction reduced us all to giggles.

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via Candy Washington Instagram

“But I need you to have brows!” she immediately responded. You could tell she was a bit embarrassed afterwards – she didn’t mean to offend. But I didn’t mind. Remember that time I said I had barely-there brows? I really wasn’t kidding.

After enjoying the adorable scenery – and good company – for a bit longer, we decided to finally call it quits on our Birchbox/Benefit girls’ night.

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Too indecisive and excited by new toys, I decided to break the bank and bring home three products: Gimme Brow (brow-voluminizing fiber gel) in light/medium (duh), lollitint cheek & lip stain (candy-orchid tinted lip & cheek stain), and the absolutely magical roller lash (super-curling & lifting mascara).


But the gifts kept coming as we left with special Benefit/Birchbox sample boxes filled with fun treats, including girly, gilded coasters with cute, sassy sayings like “looking good is the best revenge.” Isn’t it?

Until next time,



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