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Jourdan Dunn Out At Dior, Ruben Studdard to Join The Biggest Loser, and More
Jourdan Dunn gets cut from Dior’s Couture show. According to the model’s Twitter account, she’s not a part of the lineup “because of my boobs." [Huffington Post]
Ruben Studdard will be the first celebrity to compete on the The Biggest Loser. We’ll be rooting for the former American Idol winner as he works toward his weight loss goals! [People]
Red, white, and blue nail art ideas just in time for the holiday. [Beauty High]
Here are the 14 best things to eat after working out. [Buzzfeed]
Kate Moss is now designing cell phone cases. No doubt, there will be lots of leather and charms. [Fashionista]
DJ Harley Viera-Newton talks about her vintage style and penchant for thrift shopping. [Glamour]

—Geraldine
 
If you’re planning on using some of that vacation time to visit NYC, here’s an insider’s guide to the city.

Jourdan Dunn Out At Dior, Ruben Studdard to Join The Biggest Loser, and More

—Geraldine
 
If you’re planning on using some of that vacation time to visit NYC, here’s an insider’s guide to the city.

How to Look Great Post-Flight, Tips for a Healthier Summer, The Staycation Guide, and More

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: Look Great After a Long Flight: We know it’s tough to look and feel gorgeous after a few hours in the air. Thankfully makeup artist Nam Vo shared her best pre-landing touchup tricks.

— Geraldine

Summertime sandals aren’t complete without a pretty pedi. Here’s how you can win 100 Color Club nail polishes for endless options of brights and pastels.

Fourth of July Nail Art That We Love

No better way to show your stars and stripes than with this Wonderwoman mani. (Photo: nailside.blogspot.com)

—Caroline

The perfect beachy complement to patriotic nails?  A DIY tan with Comodynes Towelettes.

5 Things You Need to Celebrate Independence Day in Style!

Growing up, Independence Day ranked pretty high on the scale of awesome holidays for me. First of all, the weather’s (usually) gorgeous, there’s no school looming for another two months, and there’s always an overabundance of barbecues, picnics and general debauchery, followed by the kicker…fireworks. Now that I’m a bit older, it’s still a favorite holiday but I’m thinking more about surviving the heat and keeping sunburns at bay until fireworks time! Here are a few of the necessities I’ll be keeping on hand this weekend.

1. A cute, airy dress: Eschew traditional red, white, and blue (you don’t want to end up like this) and go for a cute summer dress that will keep you cool and let you partake of all the festivities. Electric Ikat Silk Dress; Madewell; $145

2. A cooler that looks like a messenger bag: Arrive at the picnic in style AND delight your friends with this cooler tote that opens up to reveal space for food and drink, glasses, plates, and silverware. Element Picnic Cooler Tote; Target; $50

3. A sweet, easy lip tint: This lip treatment from Fresh applies like a chapstick, keeps your lips even more moisturized, and looks sweetly pink, without being overdone for daytime. Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment; Fresh; $23

4. A smudge-proof liner: Summer holidays demand low-maintenance makeup- but we still like to get a bit glammed up. That means we’re rocking Stila’s no-budge, sweat proof liner with a tiny cat eye. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner;Birchbox; $20

5. A little insurance in the form of a great sunscreen: Don’t get so excited about the fireworks that you forget the most important step— a little protection! Slather on this bad boy- spf 50 (yes, we’re hardcore about not getting sunburns) and go get some Vitamin D. Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+; Birchbox; $34

-Lorelei

Happy Independence Day, have a wonderful weekend! (oh, and any Canadian readers have a wonderful Canada Day today!)