We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.
(Photo by: Tonya Peterson Photography on Engaged and Inspired via Lover.ly)
While no one needs a wedding planner, if you and your partner-to-be are busy, planning a destination wedding, or just don’t love all the legwork you have to do, a wedding planner can be worth every penny. But we know that the initial search and finding the right person can be nerve-racking. Here are our tips for finding a fabulous planner who will make your big day extra special.
Determine what exactly you’re looking for in a planner. Are you looking for someone to make your wedding look like something out of a magazine? Do you need help finding vendors who will help make your vision a reality? Do you just want an extra set of hands on the day of the wedding? Figuring out whether you want a full-service planner, more of a consultant, or a day-of coordinator is the first step.
I’ve mentioned on the blog before that I have frustratingly sensitive, breakout-prone skin. But what I haven’t talked about is another one of my most bashful beauty secrets: I inherited fantastically bushy eyebrows from my dad.
You might say, “But Candice, I haven’t seen those crazy brows in a Birchbox video before!” (At least hopefully! Maybe you have seen them? Eek.) But I’ve been able to shape and manage those tiny caterpillars—sans wax-induced breakouts—thanks to the Indian art of threading.
Will Smith said in it best in his smooth ’90s hit Summertime, "Summer, summer, summertime. Time to sit back and unwind." Take a cue from the former-Fresh Prince of Bel Air and adopt an equally breezy beauty routine. From an instantly calming body lotion to an exfoliating lip scrub, here are our top hot-weather essentials.
One of the best parts of summer is the sudden appearance of not only adorable new hairstyles, but bright, eye-catching accessories. (At last, it’s seasonally appropriate to rock a shocking pink headband!)
But the big question on everyone’s mind once you start to see these pretty pieces out in the wild: How do you wear them?!
Which is why we enlisted stylist Jeff Chastain to give us his best tips on wearing everything from boho bandeaus to oh-so-chic enamel ponytail holders. Here are four must-try hairstyles that you can rock all summer long.
Looking for more summer-ready hair tricks? Here’s a gorgeous braided updo that’s so easy, you can wear it to all your big events.
As soon as we came across Rachel Phipps’ lifestyle, foodie, and travel blog, we knew we were hooked. It sent us down the rabbit hole to The Glossy Guide, a beauty blog created by the British style maven and her best friend. From secret steals to haute products, she’s sharing some of her best insights here with us this week!
While my first beauty experiments from my early teens came from samples my mother gave me from her “Clinique bonus time” hauls, many of my first pocket-money beauty splurges were on some much-loved, iconic British drugstore brands. Here are five of the best mass brands to check out the next time you visit us across the pond!
Operations Coordinator, Loren, has a thing for nails—and we can’t blame her. We love reading about new finishes and fun techniques, so we thought we’d give her a slot on our blog to wax poetic about all things manicure (and pedicure!) related.
We’ve had our eye on the white polish trend since we first spotted the look at spring Fashion Week—and now that it’s finally warm enough to really embrace the bright hue, the color has completely blown up here in the Birchbox office.
While it might not necessarily be your go-to color, we love that white is such a versatile and classy summer shade. (It can really give an outfit extra pop!) I’ve rounded up three of my favorite white polishes to try if you’re feeling adventurous:
Even when we can’t hop across the pond, our Birchbox counterparts in Europe keep us in the know with insider deets on the coolest goings-on. (Case in point: French pharmacy skincare must-haves). Every week, we’ll be sharing our favorite Instagrams from each of the four Birchbox teams so that you can travel the world without getting on a plane.
The UK team enjoyed a tasty treat in gorgeous packaging after all the Birchbox fun last week—truffles as far as the eye could see!