10 minutes with Katia Beauchamp

July 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm Leave a comment

In a saturated beauty market, it can be hard to find the right beauty products or simply know where to start.  That’s why Birchbox is a smart, streamlined, and fun way to discover high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle products.  Birchbox sorts through the clutter to send you what works and what’s worth the upgrade.

This month, Birchbox has teamed up with Glamour and their special July boxes feature some top brands and products, including our very own boscia B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++.

We caught up with the super-busy Co-Founder of Birchbox, Katia Beauchamp – she told us the first beauty product she ever used, what would be the soundtrack to her life, and the hardest thing she’s ever done.

What was the first beauty product you ever used? 

I think it was Lip Smackers Vanilla Frosting lip gloss. I also had an early experience with Nair- thanks for not letting me shave too soon mom.  Agree that it is dangerous!

What’s the #1 most played song on your iPod? What songs are included on the soundtrack to your life?

I use Spotify and Pandora much more than anything I have downloaded. I am listening to my Adele and MGMT list a lot on Pandora lately. I tend to think that it would be the sound track to Thomas Crown Affair, but it is probably closer to Country Strong. My husband and I are both from Texas.

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor? Why?

Sheryl Sandberg. Her career path and the level of impact she has today based on her position at Facebook is inspiring. Plus she has a family. I believe you can have it all, you just have to define what all is for you.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Does flying count? I mean flying like a bird, not in an airplane. If super-human is out, I would love to learn how to cook like a serious chef. Not to work in a restaurant, but for family and friends. I am an amateur, but love having people over today and my husband and friends might say that the best Mexican food in New York comes from our apartment.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Probably obvious – Birchbox. It is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me, but there are daily challenges; that is no different from any job, but what makes it hard is that it is so much a part of you that you cannot take anything lightly – from a not nice tweet to a stressed out employee, everything stays with you. Of course, by the same token the great moments are unmatchable and those happen daily too!

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

I loved spying on people and was big on hiding in closets, under tables, etc to get all of the non-juicy information from my family members. It became un-cute fast!

When was the last time you had an amazing meal? What was it?

In Jerusalem last week! We went to a restaurant called Yudaleh. Everything was inspired; we focused on the fish dishes based on the chef’s recommendation. In the middle of our meal he had a drum solo on pots and pans – delicious and so much fun!

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