When it comes to skincare, it’s important to know exactly what we’re putting on. And while we recognize ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids, silicones, and natural oils, there’s one ingredient that’s left us mystified: peptides.
Skincare pros have been buzzing about them and their skin-firming benefits for years, but what exactly are peptides and how do they work. Straight from the experts, find out everything you need to know about these powerhouse ingredients in Peptides: Decoded.
Want to see the power of peptides for yourself? Try Supergoop! Advanced SPF 37 Anti-Aging Eye Cream.
Miley Cyrus’s Hair Transformation, Easy Braided Updo Tutorial, Experts Answer Your Top SPF Questions, and 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 you need to read this weekend.
- Ask Us Anything: SPF: In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, we had 3 experts weigh in and answer your top questions about SPF.
June begins Saturday! See what we’ll be up to this month in our June Agenda.
Miley has been on the top of everyone’s minds lately, with her recent split from fiancé Liam Hemsworth and her new music video with Snoop Dog (err...Lion). All of the Miley news got us to thinking about her many hair transformations and after doing a little digging, we thought it would be fun to take a little trip down memory lane. From long brown waves to a seriously short buzz cut, here’s a comprehensive Miley hairstyle retrospective:
Radio Disney Totally 10 Birthday Concert
July 22, 2006
Can you believe this was only 7 years ago? Little Miley was just getting her start as Hannah Montana and often wore her blonde wig out and about.
Plus-size model Jennie Runk in H&M’s latest swimwear campaign
The conversation around body diversity has been a long-standing debate in the fashion world, but it seems that chatter is coming to a head. From blogger Gabi Gregg’s fatkini to the first realistic plus-size dress form, the way we think about fashion is shifting and now big brands are getting involved. In a new interview with Metro, H&M’s CEO, Karl-Johan Persson, has promised that the Swedish retailer will be more diverse in their advertising and to “not give the impression that girls have to look a particular way.”
What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?
In the last year, we’ve been following the growing discussion surrounding Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In and the original debate that seemed to kick it all off—whether women can truly have it all. (Funny enough, the discussion has become such a hot topic that now it’s actually come full circle: in this month’s issue of Esquire, men are also wondering if they too can achieve that highly coveted work-life balance.)
When we came across this new video from Lean In it sparked conversation again in our office. The video questions why fewer women see themselves as leaders, and asks us to consider what we (as women) would do if we weren’t afraid? How would we lead? It’s a worthwhile question for everyone to consider.
With that in mind, we asked a few of our staffers to anonymously tell us what they would do if they weren’t afraid. Here’s what they had to say:
“I honestly aspire to live up to the the Beyonce lyric (lifted from the song Ego) ‘You don’t have to call into work ‘cus you the boss.’ Deep, deep, DEEP down I’ve always wanted to have my own business—even though I have no idea what that business would be! ”
“If I had the chutzpah, I would sign up for singing lessons and learn how to properly use my pipes. I’d finish by doing a solo performance at a bar or nightclub for all of my friends.”
"I’d quit my job to make documentaries."
“If I were braver, I’d accept the initial investment that was offered to me and focus on my own start-up.”
"I’d write a script for a super-smart, Nora Ephron-style romantic comedy."
"I’d stop trying to be an expert at everything, quit wasting time, and just do all of the things I’ve dreamed of doing: work for myself, write a book, move to a different city (or country), travel more, become a yoga teacher—nothing is out of reach!"
Now it’s your turn—what would you do if you weren’t afraid?