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How to Look Great Post-Flight, Tips for a Healthier Summer, The Staycation Guide, and More

We know you don’t have oodles of time to browse through everything on the Birchbox blog and in the magazine each week. Here’s a short list of the top blog posts, articles, videos, and news that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.

  • How To: Look Great After a Long Flight: We know it’s tough to look and feel gorgeous after a few hours in the air. Thankfully makeup artist Nam Vo shared her best pre-landing touchup tricks.

— Geraldine

Summertime sandals aren’t complete without a pretty pedi. Here’s how you can win 100 Color Club nail polishes for endless options of brights and pastels.

Isaac Mizrahi Explains How To Be Fabulous
When it comes to fashion, Isaac Mizrahi is a household name. The sartorial icon debuted his first fragrance last fall (we can hardly believe he waited so long!) and named it Fabulous. This month, we sent the perfume to some of our subscribers, but we wanted to get the inside scoop on what makes it so special. So we went straight to the designer and Jennifer Mullarky from The Cloudbreak Group, who worked with Isaac to develop his debut scent. Read on to find out more.
Q: What was the inspiration behind the fragrance?
Isaac: The inspiration behind Fabulous was to somehow distill the spirit of my brand, my over 20 years of work, into a scent. I think it’s one of the most emotional things that a woman wears. It’s the thing she puts on before anything else. I grew up in New York, so I was exposed to a number of very fabulous women. 
Q: How long did it take to develop the fragrance? 
Jennifer: The fragrance process took about six months. We worked with several different perfumers on a number of directions and then finally selected the fragrance, we felt this was the right fit. 
Q: How difficult was it to find a blend of notes that worked well together? 
Jennifer: When developing the fragrance, we really focused more on the entire composition of the fragrance instead of the individual notes. We wanted the fragrance to have an element of fresh radiance with underlying sensuality.
Q: When naming the fragrance, why did you settle on Fabulous? 
Isaac: I always use the word and It’s a honest expletive, I never lie when I use the word Fabulous!
Q: What’s your best tip for being fabulous? 
Isaac: Confidence, it’s every woman’s greatest asset.
—Meredith 
We’re suckers for rollerballs. Pick up Fabulous in a truly portable size here.

Isaac Mizrahi Explains How To Be Fabulous

When it comes to fashion, Isaac Mizrahi is a household name. The sartorial icon debuted his first fragrance last fall (we can hardly believe he waited so long!) and named it Fabulous. This month, we sent the perfume to some of our subscribers, but we wanted to get the inside scoop on what makes it so special. So we went straight to the designer and Jennifer Mullarky from The Cloudbreak Group, who worked with Isaac to develop his debut scent. Read on to find out more.

Q: What was the inspiration behind the fragrance?

Isaac: The inspiration behind Fabulous was to somehow distill the spirit of my brand, my over 20 years of work, into a scent. I think it’s one of the most emotional things that a woman wears. It’s the thing she puts on before anything else. I grew up in New York, so I was exposed to a number of very fabulous women. 

Q: How long did it take to develop the fragrance? 

Jennifer: The fragrance process took about six months. We worked with several different perfumers on a number of directions and then finally selected the fragrance, we felt this was the right fit. 

Q: How difficult was it to find a blend of notes that worked well together? 

Jennifer: When developing the fragrance, we really focused more on the entire composition of the fragrance instead of the individual notes. We wanted the fragrance to have an element of fresh radiance with underlying sensuality.

Q: When naming the fragrance, why did you settle on Fabulous?

Isaac: I always use the word and It’s a honest expletive, I never lie when I use the word Fabulous!

Q: What’s your best tip for being fabulous?

Isaac: Confidence, it’s every woman’s greatest asset.

—Meredith 

We’re suckers for rollerballs. Pick up Fabulous in a truly portable size here.

3 Noteworthy Scents to Try Right Now

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(From left to right: Isaac Mizrahi FabulousJoie Folle de Joie eau de parfumOscar de la Renta live in love)

For me, summer time is all about renewal. Renewing my love of outdoor beer gardens, crisp rhubarb (preferably in pie or cocktail form), and—yep, you guessed it—light floral scents. Here are three fresh-smelling perfumes I’m psyched to wear this season: 

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