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No makeup collection is complete without a proper basic nude/ brownish palette…and Cynthia Rowley Eyeshadow Palette 1 is a great starter option. This neutral-with-a-twist palette marks Rowley’s foray into makeup and is a Birchbox.com exclusive.

The limited edition Cynthia Rowley Eyeshadow Palette 1, $24, has five shadows with both matte and light shimmer finishes. The palette features colors in her current ready-to-wear collection and includes (left to right): Clove, Sugarplum, Patina, Mink and Champagne.


Though the shadows are powder, they are a bit creamy to the touch and perfect for my 5-minute everyday face. When doing my 5-minute face I use my fingers to apply shadow (though I have 5234 makeup brushes). For the look below, I start by rubbing in my lid primer  with my finger. Next, I dot a bit of Champagne on my inner eye and brow bone…followed by a slight rub of  Clove from my outer to my inner eye & blended it into my lash line. Lastly, a little Clove crease, a light line with the black liquid liner ($18) and added a healthy coat of mascara.

TTB Christene - Cynthia Rowley Shadows

Obviously you can use brushes and go for a more dramatic look but my 5-minute face is about simplicity and with Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeshadow Palette – No.1 it is ridiculously so.

The Cynthia Rowley Liquid Eyeliner is available in black and brown and retails for $18. Cynthia Rowley Eyeshadow Palette 1  retails for $24 and the Canvas Bag retails for $15.  All products are available on Birchbox.com.

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Looking for a pre-brunch activity this Sunday, September 8th?  You’re in luck!  Since it’s New York Fashion Week we thought you might enjoy hanging out with a few beauty editors, beauty bloggers and possibly have a celebrity sighting or two;  so, we’ve arranged with Birchbox to give ThisThatBeauty readers press access to the Birchbox suite.

Birchbox Local NYFW 1

Here’s What You Do:

On Sunday, September 8th (that is this Sunday) show up at 459 W 15th St. (between 9th & 10th Avenues) and say ThisThatBeauty and you’re in! The ThisThatBeauty Time slot is from 11am – 12pm. Honestly, could it be any easier?

Here’s What You Get:

Once you are in the Birchbox Suite, you have access to create your own Birchbox, go nuts at the candy and refreshment bar, charge your mobile devices and mingle to your heart’s content. Doesn’t that sound fun? So, this Sunday, grab a few girlfriends (or boyfriends) and go have a little pre-brunch fun with Birchbox!

Tweet, Instagram and Facebook using #BirchboxLocal and don’t forget to tag @ThisThatBeauty.

Have fun!

Find Christene, @ChristeneCarr, on TwitterInstagramTumblrPinterest and my blog.


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April 2013 Birchbox feature products expertly selected  by editors of Women’s Health Magazine to improve wellness with minimal effort.  With this box of samples, Birchbox and Women’s Health Magazine challenges us to make Tiny Tweaks to our daily routine to  see big results!  See video below for a peek at what may be in your Birchbox.


Contents of my Birchbox

Atelier Cologne: Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

This fragrance is a fresh blend of blood orange, jasmine and geranium notes.  Many studies have found that scent is tied to mood; citrus notes are known to be uplifting. Just a whiff of Atelier Cologne: Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue will perk you right up and last about  four hours. (Sample)

Mirenesse: Glossy Kiss Lipstick

A low sheen creamy pencil with a hint of shimmer. Formulated for lips and cheek. Perfect for spring! (Full Size)

Ojon: Rare Blend Oil Total Hair Therapy

This is a silicone base oil that has been fortified with other exotic oils to  protect, soften, and boost hair’s shine (Sample)

Supergoop:  Advanced SPF 40 Anti Aging Eye Cream

For some, nowhere is age more visible than around the eys. Since sun damage is the number one cause for premature aging it makes perfect sense to use an SPF eye cream. This formula is light weight and contains oat peptide complex to firm the skin. (Sample)

Lifestyle Extras: Kusimi Tea Paris

The whole leaf tea brews promotes wellness from the inside out.  I receive Detox, a blend of Mate, Green tea and lemon grass, and Be Cool, a caffeine free specialty blend.

My #TinyTweaks as a result of the samples in this box include: daily eyecream with SPF, selecting a fragrance to enhance my mood and drinking more caffeine free, sugar free beverages, such as teas to help me achieve optimal health. Follow the #TinyTweaks hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to get inspired by others.

If you’re not yet a Birchbox subscriber, click here to learn more.

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I must admit, I love my life as a Blogger. In addition to writing ThisThatBeauty (my baby!), I get to work on some rather cool projects with some of my favorite fashion & beauty brands. If you follow me on Instagram (and I’m certain you do) you know that I’m a total Madewell Girl. . . I practically live in the store at The Mall at Short Hills. So when Birchbox (a fave beauty destination!) and Madewell asked me to participate in the BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience — I quickly replied ‘YES‘.

Though it’s yet to actually feel like Spring (brrr…but soon!) BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL have partnered to celebrate the launch of Madewell’s spring collection. I was invited to create my own “How to Be a Madewell Girl” look with clothing from Madewell’s spring collection and the latest beauty products from Birchbox.com.

My BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience shoot begins…

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In the makeup chair


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We went with an Emerald eye and glossy nude lip.


BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience
So so many beauty goodies on set!


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The Oribe products that kept my hair looking amazing!


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I drew lots of inspiration from this section of the store


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Yes, please! I added a few of these arm candy musts to my finished look.


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Here I am with my Assoc Editor, Christene…inspecting Spring’s best!


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I’m thinking this top is a total winner! Christene agrees.


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Getting my accessories *just* right!


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I’m almost ready for my closeup . . .


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Voila! Now this is how to be a Madewell Girl 🙂


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A little open jacket action to show what I’m workin’ with 😉


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Again…but this time with a playful “I’m-trying-to-look-ten-years-younger” head tilt. LOL
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You get to see the bag really well in this shot!


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And here I am, pretending something is funny, when really…I’m deliriously cold [but twas fun!].
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Working the stairs…


Want the deets on my fashion & beauty from the BIRCHBOX + MADEWELL Spring Style Experience? Of course you do!

MAKEUP: Eyes — MAKE Satin Finish Eyeshadow in Ivy, Stila “In the Know” palette. Lips — Armour Lipgloss in Diana [ZOMG, girl – buy it!]. HairOribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray

CLOTHES: The Transport ToteSkinny Ankle Jean in optic white Silk Boyshirt Belted Leather Bomber Sungarden ScarfPave Chevron Cuff Tracecraft Bangle

So how did I do? Do like my look? See something you like?

Leave a comment!. . . I’d love to hear what you have to say!

Want to be a Madewell Girl? In this exclusive video Madewell’s editorial director, Susan Cernek, shares the inspiration behind the collection and explains how to get the Madewell look. Great tips!


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If you are like me and want to separate truly great beauty products from lackluster duds, then I know you will be blown away by Birchbox, a monthly delivery of highly curated, luxe beauty samples. I am slow to commit to beauty products and will very rarely buy something new without first pouring through product reviews or playing around with a sample. With Birchbox, I’m covered. Founders Hayley Barna and Katia Beauchamp “created Birchbox to help women cut through the clutter of the beauty world to find products that really work.”

Birchbox is a members only site. For less than the cost of a New York City manicure ($10), Birchbox members receive 4-5 samples of tested beauty products which include: “anything from skincare to makeup to cult beauty tools, from well-known brands as well as emerging gems.”  Current Birchbox partnerships include well-known brands like NARS, Phyto, Stila, Perricone MD and Laura Mercier.

Once you have found a sample that you absolutely love and cannot exist without, go to Birchbox shop and order your products directly.  Birchbox offers incentives for purchases in their shop by giving Birchbox Points. This points  can be redeemed for discounts on full size products.  Score!


This post was written by @ChristeneCarr 

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