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Rock a Red Lip on the Big Day: 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: Stephanie Williams on Inspired by This via Lover.ly)

When it comes to wedding day beauty, many brides opt for a classic look: glowing skin, smoky eyes, and pink or nude lips. But there’s another classic look we love: bold lipstick. And while we’re fans of a vintage red lip, there are so many other ways to show off this look; it works for modern, boho, and traditional brides alike. Here are our favorite bridal bold lips from Lover.ly—and some tips on how to score a gorgeous crimson pout.

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Level Up Your Birchbox Gift Subscription with These Best-Sellers: Special Ops

We’re always talking about the staffers in the Birchbox office, but the ones who you interact with everyday are the ladies of our hard-working Ops team. These fabulous femmes handle all of your customer service woes. We wanted to give you a chance to get to know them even better—so here’s a peek at who’s on the other side of the phone.

We know it’s no easy feat to check each person off your holiday gift list, which is why we wanted to make gifting easier and even more awesome by amping up our gift subscriptions. This season, when you place a gift subscription order (for both men and women), you can add any of these best-selling products to your order so they arrive with the first gift box. The best part? You can add up to five of the items listed below—and they’ll all arrive with your giftee’s first shipment.

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Why This Hydrating Mist Is Better Than A 12-Pack of Coconut Water

Our pick of the week: It’s a universally acknowledged truth that a girl who has dry skin must be in want of a facial mist. Alright, even if you missed the Pride and Prejudice reference, we’re sure you shouldn’t go without Jurlique’s Rosewater Balancing Mist. We love this botanical spray for its rehydrating powers. It has moisturizing aloe, glycerin, and marshmallow root, plus soothing rose extracts (and it smells like wildflowers to boot). 

If you’re still a bit perplexed by the idea of a facial mist, we understand—these two-in-one toners and hydrators are a bit of a dark horse in the beauty industry, but we think they should play a role in everyone’s regimen. You can use Jurlique’s mist in three ways. First, spray it on right after washing your face to balance out your skin’s pH levels (it also helps seal in moisture and preps your skin for other products). Second, use it to set your makeup and prevent caking if you wear foundation or powder. Finally, keep it at your desk to refresh your skin and wake yourself up when you’re jonesing for a nap around 3pm. No matter how you’re using it, the trick is to hold the nozzle at arm’s length and spray far away—the fine mist should cover your face evenly.

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Birchblogger Winners + Enter to Win a $1000 Jurlique Gift Certificate!

We’ve been huge fans of Jurlique since we started working with the brand last year. From their eco-conscious packaging and their all-natural skincare to their proactive efforts to reduce their energy consumption, the company is an impressive green role model. Last week we asked you what Jurlique products you love or can’t wait to try. We choose three lucky bloggers to be published here and to win the product that they wrote about!

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Product: Jurlique Fruit Enzyme Exfoliator

My skin always feels refreshed and renewed!” Read more on kimberlyloc…

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Calling All Bloggers: Enter our Jurlique Giveaway!

One of the fantastic brands we are featuring in April is Jurlique. Not only do their skincare products feel (and smell) amazing on your skin, they also have an impressive dedication to planet earth. The eco-conscious company’s packaging is already 95 percent recyclable. And now Jurlique has pledged to reduce its energy and water consumption as well as its amount of waste to landfill by 20 percent by 2015. 

How can you top that? Products that help make us AND the Earth beautiful! So, we want to hear from you. Send us your blog posts about a Jurlique product you have tried and loved or can’t wait to try. On Monday, we’ll pick three bloggers who will have their posts featured on the Birchbox blog. They’ll also win the product they wrote about!

Send your blog posts to: birchbloggers@birchbox.com.

—Rachel

Need some inspiration? Check out Jurlique in the Birchbox Shop