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Show Some Skin
We’ll spare you the usual “bikini season” line. You know the deal: It’s summer, and you’ve got a closet full of sundresses begging to come out and play. The missing piece: bare-worthy limbs, preferably without a million squats and weekly spray tans. 
Worry not—we’ve got shortcuts and troubleshooters that will make you confident about showing some skin, all summer long.
Trying to score a bronzed glow without all that sun damage? Here’s how to fake a tan without sunless tanner.

Show Some Skin

We’ll spare you the usual “bikini season” line. You know the deal: It’s summer, and you’ve got a closet full of sundresses begging to come out and play. The missing piece: bare-worthy limbs, preferably without a million squats and weekly spray tans. 

Worry not—we’ve got shortcuts and troubleshooters that will make you confident about showing some skin, all summer long.

Trying to score a bronzed glow without all that sun damage? Here’s how to fake a tan without sunless tanner.

Water Slide: How to Keep Summer Makeup From Slip-Sliding off Your Face
The most frustrating moment in any summer day is when you suddenly realize that your well-blended foundation and pretty eyeshadow combination are suddenly melting away. Thanks a lot, sweaty, humid weather!
Keep the slip-n-sliding to the waterpark by using these five easy tricks to keep your summer look intact.
For those extra hot, humid months, this is our secret weapon to maintaining a healthy glow all day long.

Water Slide: How to Keep Summer Makeup From Slip-Sliding off Your Face

The most frustrating moment in any summer day is when you suddenly realize that your well-blended foundation and pretty eyeshadow combination are suddenly melting away. Thanks a lot, sweaty, humid weather!

Keep the slip-n-sliding to the waterpark by using these five easy tricks to keep your summer look intact.

For those extra hot, humid months, this is our secret weapon to maintaining a healthy glow all day long.

On Duty vs. Off Duty
In today’s round-the-clock work environment, “off duty” may sound like a quaint term. But when it comes to beauty regimens, even the most successful women draw a line between work and play.
These three awesome rock stars from the startup world share their power moves—from their fave outfits to the products they can’t leave home without—for the workplace and the weekend. 
We all love a little pampering even off-duty. These 5 Luxe Beauty Products will have you feeling like a million bucks.

On Duty vs. Off Duty

In today’s round-the-clock work environment, “off duty” may sound like a quaint term. But when it comes to beauty regimens, even the most successful women draw a line between work and play.

These three awesome rock stars from the startup world share their power moves—from their fave outfits to the products they can’t leave home without—for the workplace and the weekend. 

We all love a little pampering even off-duty. These 5 Luxe Beauty Products will have you feeling like a million bucks.

Frizz Frenzy
During the summer, humidity conspires to keep hair at all-time frizz levels. While it may seem like your uncontrollable locks have gotten the best of you, don’t give up hope just yet! 
These frizz combating tips from Julie Dickson, founder and head stylist of New York’s Fox & Boy salon, will save both straight and curly hair from a frizz nightmare. 
The easiest way to keep your frizz under wraps? With a head scarf. Try these 4 Glam (and Supereasy) Ways to Wear a Hair Wrap and call it a day.

Frizz Frenzy

During the summer, humidity conspires to keep hair at all-time frizz levels. While it may seem like your uncontrollable locks have gotten the best of you, don’t give up hope just yet!

These frizz combating tips from Julie Dickson, founder and head stylist of New York’s Fox & Boy salon, will save both straight and curly hair from a frizz nightmare. 

The easiest way to keep your frizz under wraps? With a head scarf. Try these 4 Glam (and Supereasy) Ways to Wear a Hair Wrap and call it a day.

How To: Choose the Perfect Top Coat
This month, we’re turning the spotlight on this unsung, but totally crucial, member of your nail lineup. From the contender with the fastest drying time to the one that’s the best at preventing those unsightly chips, here are four of our favorite top coats that add staying power to any mani.
Need more mani advice? Be sure to check out our column, Mani Monday.

How To: Choose the Perfect Top Coat

This month, we’re turning the spotlight on this unsung, but totally crucial, member of your nail lineup. From the contender with the fastest drying time to the one that’s the best at preventing those unsightly chips, here are four of our favorite top coats that add staying power to any mani.

Need more mani advice? Be sure to check out our column, Mani Monday.

Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer, Men’s August Box Spoiler, Showing Some Skin, & More: Reading List

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: Apply New Benefit Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer: Birchbox co-founder Katia’s makeup looks fresh from 5am to 9pm everyday, and it’s all thanks to Benefit’s Stay Flawless Primer. 

Show Some Skin: With the temperature rising, it’s getting time to bare some skin. If cellulite, paleness, rough skin, or shortness are keeping you covered up, we’ll have you ready for sundresses in no time.

Men’s August 2013 Box Preview (Spoiler Alert) [Video]: While you’re waiting for the women’s August spoiler to be released, take a peek at what Birchbox men are getting next month.

Geek Girls with Nothing to Prove: If you’ve ever had to justify your reasons for liking something a lot, this fan submission video should remind you that you have nothing to prove to anyone.

The Diary of Mrs. Tependris: Complicated Coats and Cabinets of Curiosities at Paris Couture: T Magazine sent their contributing editor and talented artist Konstantin Kakanias to Paris to capture the high-fashion madness of Paris Couture week in the form of whimsical illustrations.

—Geraldine

Spend some of that weekend leisure time with some of today’s best entertainment media.

We’re itching to get to our weekend destinations, which means we may or may not be plotting a cubicle jailbreak. (Shh, don’t tell anyone!)
In anticipation of our time off we asked three Birchbox staffers to tell us the power players that they’re using to transition seamlessly from office time to playtime. 
Click through for a juicy tip for keeping frizz at bay, the easiest ways to get a natural glow, and more. 

We’re itching to get to our weekend destinations, which means we may or may not be plotting a cubicle jailbreak. (Shh, don’t tell anyone!)

In anticipation of our time off we asked three Birchbox staffers to tell us the power players that they’re using to transition seamlessly from office time to playtime. 

Click through for a juicy tip for keeping frizz at bay, the easiest ways to get a natural glow, and more

How to: Easy DIY Pedicure
We’re in the middle of a serious heat wave in New York (93 degrees today!) which means all week long we’ve been showing off our prettiest sandals, and of course, our feet. While we love having a professional pedi, this year we decided to cut our expenses by giving ourselves a salon-style nail treatment at home. We asked Gina Carney, the founder of RGB, for her tips on how to give ourselves a pro pedicure. 
While painting my toes instantly beautifies my feet, walking around in the city has done quite a number on my poor arches and they need some extra TLC. I’ve been using this Gena Pedi Scrub Exfoliating Gel which makes my dry and tired soles feel like they’ve just gotten a spa treatment. 
How do you get your feet ready for sandal season?
—Katrina
Looking for a new color? Try a White Hot mani or pedi.

How to: Easy DIY Pedicure

We’re in the middle of a serious heat wave in New York (93 degrees today!) which means all week long we’ve been showing off our prettiest sandals, and of course, our feet. While we love having a professional pedi, this year we decided to cut our expenses by giving ourselves a salon-style nail treatment at home. We asked Gina Carney, the founder of RGB, for her tips on how to give ourselves a pro pedicure

While painting my toes instantly beautifies my feet, walking around in the city has done quite a number on my poor arches and they need some extra TLC. I’ve been using this Gena Pedi Scrub Exfoliating Gel which makes my dry and tired soles feel like they’ve just gotten a spa treatment. 

How do you get your feet ready for sandal season?

—Katrina

Looking for a new color? Try a White Hot mani or pedi.