Triple Braided Hairstyle Tutorial, Flowers for Every Season, How to Score Dewy Skin, 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 that we don’t want you to miss. Read them while you’re laying on the beach or relaxing indoors.
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 and e-commerce 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 expert advice for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.
(Photo by: Beata English on Bridal Musings via Lover.ly)
If you have a hard time picking bouquets at your local florist, we know that finding flowers for your big day can seem extra daunting. But we promise, choosing your wedding flowers isn’t nearly as hard as it might seem. We recommend finding seasonal buds that fit your taste, mainly because this will make your bill considerably lower. If you’re wondering what’s in season for your wedding, here’s our guide to the best blooms all year.
We first became enamored with Annie Dean earlier this year after stumbling across her site AnnieDean.com. Combining tips for entertaining and etiquette, this modern day Miss Manners proves that you can juggle a hectic lifestyle (did we mention she’s a lawyer?) and still be ultra chic. This week she’s sharing her five easy tricks to make spring a little more fabulous.
Fresh blooms make any home brighter. Here’s a crash course to at-home botanical beauty.
To make a really spectacular bouquet, find a vintage crystal knick knack to use as a vase. I picked up the vintage crystal ice bucket pictured above at an antique shop in Greenport, Long Island for just a few dollars. Crystal glassware is dreadfully expensive when purchased new, but you can put together a whole vintage set for under $100, so keep your eyes peeled!
From weddings to music festivals, flower crowns are everywhere these days. They’re the ultimate spring accessory and make even the rainiest of days that much brighter. Best of all, they’re totally easy to make yourself.
I do have to admit that before this project, I’d never actually made a flower crown before. But with plenty of them floating around on Tumblr and Pinterest, I’d gotten enough of an idea to be able to craft this one from scratch. So I know you can do it too!
Here are the items you’ll need to make your own flower crown:
- 4–5 different fresh flowers, greens, etc.
- Heavy gauge floral wire
- Green floral tape
- Scissors or wire cutters
Spring has sprung in New York and if you’re like me, you can’t help but stop and smell (or Instagram) the flowers. I love how they make the entire city come alive. Naturally, I’m taking a few cues from my favorite blossoms to add a little spring to my makeup routine with these four flower-inspired beauty picks.
Cherry blossoms are by far my favorite spring flower. As soon as I see them lining the city sidewalks, I feel like spring is truly here. And if you happen to be near Brooklyn this weekend, be sure to check out the annual Sakura Matsuri festival at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. The occasion calls for Jouer’s Mineral Powder Blush in Blossom (how fitting!)