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Travel Secrets of Road Warriors
Globetrotting has its perks—exotic locales, unforgettable experiences, and delicious foods—but it also takes a lot out of you. We know it can be tough to land at your destination feeling and looking your best, which is why we tapped three travel pros to tell us their battle-tested tricks.
Check out the favorite travel products, tips for beating jet lag, and on-the-go food picks from three expert jet-setters.
For more tips and tricks to survive your upcoming vacays, check out June’s wanderlust-themed issue of the Birchbox Magazine.

Travel Secrets of Road Warriors

Globetrotting has its perks—exotic locales, unforgettable experiences, and delicious foods—but it also takes a lot out of you. We know it can be tough to land at your destination feeling and looking your best, which is why we tapped three travel pros to tell us their battle-tested tricks.

Check out the favorite travel products, tips for beating jet lag, and on-the-go food picks from three expert jet-setters.

For more tips and tricks to survive your upcoming vacays, check out June’s wanderlust-themed issue of the Birchbox Magazine.

How to Pick Your Wedding Planner: Lover.ly

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.

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(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.

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Everything You Need to Know About Threading: The Brow-Waxing Alternative

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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.

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50 Game of Thrones Braids, The New Face of Dior Homme, and More
Game of Thrones is over. Sob. Make the GOT love last a little longer and scope out 50 of the epic show’s best braids. [The Cut]
Outdoor yoga, boot camp, and paddleboarding, oh my! Here’s a comprehensive guide to outdoor and summer-centric fitness in New York. [Well+Good]
Bold lips are always one of our favorite go-to looks—but pairing a crimson pout with a cropped cut? Shear genius. Here’s how to rock it. [BeautyHigh]
Dior has just named Robert Pattinson the new face of Dior Homme. [WWD]
OPI has released a set of six pretty iPhone cases featuring—you guessed it—their best-selling shades. [SheFinds]
—Candice
(Photo: HBO)
Calling all puppy-loving New Yorkers! This weekend, Bark & Co is hosting their first ever Pupup Shop—a puppy-owner matchmaking and adoption event. 

50 Game of Thrones Braids, The New Face of Dior Homme, and More

—Candice

(Photo: HBO)

Calling all puppy-loving New Yorkers! This weekend, Bark & Co is hosting their first ever Pupup Shop—a puppy-owner matchmaking and adoption event. 

6 Unexpected Summer Beauty Essentials You Need Right Now

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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. 

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4 Summer Hairstyles, 4 Summer Occasions

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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.

5 British Drugstore Beauty Brands to Stow in Your Suitcase: Guest Blogger

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!

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White Hot: Nailing It

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.

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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:

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A Crush-worthy Superman Roundup, Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter, And More
In honor of this month’s upcoming Superman flick Man of Steel, here’s a look back at the franchise’s most memorable leading men. [NY Mag]
Fueling rumors of a 2016 election bid, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton has finally joined the Twitterverse. [Los Angeles Times]
Italian fashion designer and tanning aficionado, Roberto Cavalli is penning a dishy autobiography set for release this October. [Vogue]
Tata Harper, founder of the chic all-natural skincare line, shares the botox-free ingredient that actually freezes wrinkles and softens creases.[Well + Good NYC]
From twisty chignons to chic fishtails, braids make any outfit look a little more interesting—try one of these super breezy options for your next big event. [Beauty High]
Soho baker Dominique Ansel made cronuts NYC’s latest food craze. Now, a Dallas-based chef has taken to Twitter with claims that she invented the buzzed about treat. [Grubstreet]
—Ally
No need to abandon your exercise while traveling—these easy poses by yoga pro Tara Stiles will help you de-stress and beat jet lag. 
(photo: Warner Brothers)

A Crush-worthy Superman Roundup, Hillary Clinton Joins Twitter, And More

—Ally

No need to abandon your exercise while traveling—these easy poses by yoga pro Tara Stiles will help you de-stress and beat jet lag. 

(photo: Warner Brothers)

Around the World in Birchbox Instagrams: Chocolate Truffles, Colorful Cupcakes, and More

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.

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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!

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