As much as we love that bronzed goddess look, we’re doing our very best to be good this year and staying out of the sun so we don’t damage our skin. The downside of that good behavior is that on occasion we, err, struggle with self-tanning (splotchiness and streaks are the bane of our almost perfectly faux-tanned existence).
Enter Alexzndra Louras, our Associate Manager of Merchandising and Planning and office self-tanning expert. We asked her to share her best, and most unexpected, tips. Here’s how to score your perfect sunless tan:
Oh, prom. Not so long ago, many a Birchbox staffer went all out for that big night, and of course we took tons of photos to commemorate the epic event. In honor of prom season, we knew we had to share these pictures with you—even if we’re cringing (or laughing) at the choices our younger selves made. The hair! Those dresses! That glittery eyeshadow… Read on for a peek at some of our, err, favorite memories from high school.
Meredith Stebbins, Editor and Senior Manager, Traffic & Trends
"This feels like a lifetime ago! Thankfully I went for classic hair and makeup, so I don’t have any regrets about that. And, in fact, I still have this dress. It’s a deep navy raw silk Ralph Lauren gown with a bright emerald lining. I’ll never wear it again, but I love it too much to give it away.”