Our Morning Beauty Routine, Game of Thrones Character Deja Vu, Natural Haircare, 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.
- Our Early Morning Beauty Routine: Mornings can be rough, but they don’t have to be! Grab your morning tea or a smoothie and watch Birchbox editor Candice walk you through her easy breezy routine.
- The Things He Carries: Coachella Packing List: The second weekend of that giant music fest in the California desert is almost underway. If you haven’t packed yet, here’s Birchbox Man’s goof-proof guide to surviving the (sartorial) insanity of Coachella.
- Holy Holographic!: Goodbye glitter, hello holographics! The multidimensional rainbow sparkle effect is showing up everywhere and we’re adopting the trend on our nails for a futuristic look that’s still totally wearable.
April is already halfway over! Have you read through this month’s magazine yet?
Earlier this week, the Content Team was nerding out over the latest Game of Thrones episode (not to mention the new Hunger Games sneak peek). As we recounted the action-packed GOT, I mentioned that Theon Greyjoy’s savior was none other than Iwan Rheon from the cult British series, Misfits. (For the uninitiated, think Skins meets Heroes—and yes, you should watch it.)
This led to a morning filled with frequent “Did you know she was in…?” and “No way!” as many of us recalled other roles where we’d seen these actors before. Naturally we couldn’t let these important discoveries go undocumented. Read on to find out why your favorite GOT character is giving you deja vu and get ready for a few nostalgia-inducing, pretty awesome surprises.
(Photo: HBO; ITV)
Actress: Rose Leslie
Game of Thrones character: Ygritte, Wildling Soldier in Mance Rayder’s Army
Where you saw her before: Gwen Dawson from Downton Abbey
Leslie played shy, yet driven Gwen—our favorite maid-turned-typist. It looks like she carried over the same fiery streak for her sword-wielding role as Ygritte, Jon Snow’s sassy love interest.
This time of year, most of us are dreaming of tropical getaways. But Nicole, our office manager (also known as She Who Makes Magic Happen), is about to jet off to Iceland. She is taking a much-deserved vacation to do some trekking and spa-ing. Here’s what she’s bringing.
Cold weather trips are not usually on my hit list. But I jumped at the chance to see the Northern Lights and Aurora Borealis at the brightest they have been in past 50 years! My itinerary involves a day out in the Golden Circle (geysers, big waterfalls), a trip to the South Coast to see the famous puffins, a night chasing the Northern Lights, a trip to Reykjavik, and a half day at the Blue Lagoon soaking in the geothermal spa. My essentials: