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The Great Toothpaste Test
As longtime fans of Marvis toothpaste, we’ve always been partial to the luxe Italian brand’s classic mint paste (brushing with the creamy formula makes teeth feel super clean). But Marvis is known for their catalogue of unique flavors—oh hi, ginger and cinnamon—which is why we decided that it was high time to give other contenders a chance. We asked our editors to test out several flavors so we could figure out which ones we should put at the top of our lists. Here’s what they had to say:
1.  Whitening Mint: 
"The taste is nice and strong, kind of like a tic-tac! It’s a little chalkier, but if that’s the price I have to pay for whiter teeth, I’m okay with that." - Bene
2.  Classic Strong Mint: 
"I use it at home and I’ve noticed that the sweet mint flavor is truly long-lasting, not like "Listerine long-lasting," but longer than other toothpastes. Overall, it’s a good comforting and familiar flavor." —Martin
3.  Aquatic Mint: 
"I’ve never tasted a toothpaste like this; it almost has a lavender undertone. It’s like a super refreshing minty-floral explosion." —Lorelei
4.  Cinnamon Mint: 
"This one tastes like Big Red gum. The cinnamon really comes through but it’s not too spicy, so it’s still pleasant and refreshing." —Candice
5.  Ginger Mint:
"First off, I love the orange packaging; it’s really bright and cheery. It smells really nice, like fresh ginger, and I like the spicy kick." —Ally
Which flavor are you dying to try?
—Geraldine & Katrina
Flaunt your pearly whites with a bright summer pout recommended by Seventeen magazine.

The Great Toothpaste Test

As longtime fans of Marvis toothpaste, we’ve always been partial to the luxe Italian brand’s classic mint paste (brushing with the creamy formula makes teeth feel super clean). But Marvis is known for their catalogue of unique flavors—oh hi, ginger and cinnamon—which is why we decided that it was high time to give other contenders a chance. We asked our editors to test out several flavors so we could figure out which ones we should put at the top of our lists. Here’s what they had to say:

1.  Whitening Mint: 

"The taste is nice and strong, kind of like a tic-tac! It’s a little chalkier, but if that’s the price I have to pay for whiter teeth, I’m okay with that." - Bene

2.  Classic Strong Mint: 

"I use it at home and I’ve noticed that the sweet mint flavor is truly long-lasting, not like "Listerine long-lasting," but longer than other toothpastes. Overall, it’s a good comforting and familiar flavor." —Martin

3.  Aquatic Mint: 

"I’ve never tasted a toothpaste like this; it almost has a lavender undertone. It’s like a super refreshing minty-floral explosion." —Lorelei

4.  Cinnamon Mint: 

"This one tastes like Big Red gum. The cinnamon really comes through but it’s not too spicy, so it’s still pleasant and refreshing." —Candice

5.  Ginger Mint:

"First off, I love the orange packaging; it’s really bright and cheery. It smells really nice, like fresh ginger, and I like the spicy kick." —Ally

Which flavor are you dying to try?

—Geraldine & Katrina

Flaunt your pearly whites with a bright summer pout recommended by Seventeen magazine.



Target x FEED Hits Shelves, Jessica Simpson Has Her Baby, and More 
The Target x FEED collection is out now and we’ve already added quite a few items to our digital shopping bags. [She Finds]
Here’s to the arrival of another celebrity baby! Yesterday, Jessica Simpson gave birth to a boy, Ace Knute. [US Weekly]
Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr shares her healthy lifestyle tips in her new video series “The Body Beautiful.” Get ready to take notes. [Refinery 29]
A new women’s blog, The Toast, is launching today. Expect smart, funny content, [The Toast]
Check out this gif of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s new collection of blogger-created nail colors. [The Cut]
At what age do you think women are most comfortable in a bikini? We were shocked by the answer. [The Gloss]
Gorgeous couple Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge are the new faces of Burberry. [Elle]
—Geraldine
Following Miranda’s lead, here are 5 effective all-natural beauty products that we’re obsessed with.

How To Get Better Beauty Sleep: Guest Blogger

Google alum Brit Morin is the founder of Brit & Co., an online lifestyle brand that covers tech, DIY, beauty, food…basically all our favorite things. Now she’s launched Weduarya super-cool app that makes getting married as easy as ordering from Seamless Web. It lets couples construct a custom site in just four steps and even leverages Facebook’s social graph to help with photos, invite guests, and manage other logistical details. All week, the wedding-savvy entrepreneur will be sharing her best big day tips with us. Even if you aren’t a bride-to-be, there’s plenty to learn.

We’re wrapping up our wedding series for the week with one final reminder for the big day: don’t forget about your beauty sleep! Cliché? Yes, but trust me, as a bride that got only two hours of sleep the night before her wedding, I can’t stress it enough.

Here are a few of my favorite natural ways to ensure a solid night’s rest:

Holly Golightly Eye Mask
Sleep in style. Oh Lovely Lolo’s DIY sleeping mask, inspired by Breakfast at Tiffany’s sweetheart Holly Golightly, is the perfect way to keep even your sleeping self adorably chic.

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Two Paper Dolls Ampersand Coasters: Gift of the Day

‘Tis the season, which can mean only one thing: You are in search of great holiday gifts. Well, look no further. Whether you’re stumped about what to get a co-worker, your dad, or your bestie, we have something for everyone on your list. Check back every day this month for a new dose of gift-giving inspiration — and get ready to deck your halls with much more than holly. 

Why This Makes A Great Gift: Let the champagne flow — our favorite letterpress studio designed these hip coasters just in time for New Year’s Eve. They protect precious tabletops and add a playful touch to any room.

Perfect For: Your meticulous mom who always keeps her coffee table pristine, your interior decorator friend who’s throwing a big countdown bash, and anyone you forgot to gift this year.

Price: $15 for a set of 10, available on birchbox.com.

For more great gift ideas, visit our Holiday Gift Guide.

Archipelago Havana Soy Candle: Gift of the Day

‘Tis the season, which can mean only one thing: You are in search of great holiday gifts. Well, look no further. Whether you’re stumped about what to get a co-worker, your dad, or your bestie, we have something for everyone on your list. Check back every day this month for a new dose of gift-giving inspiration — and get ready to deck your halls with much more than holly. 

Why this makes a great gift: While our dream Cuban vacation will have to wait until passport restrictions lift, we can imagine being there with this soy candle that evokes tropical Havana breezes and ocean views from open air balconies. Infused with fragrant bergamot, ylang ylang, and tobacco leaf oils, it burns for over 60 hours.

It’s perfect for: Your stressed-out coworker who could use a relaxing bubble bath, your boyfriend who needs a little nudge in the romance department (candlelit dinner, anyone?), your globetrotting cousin.

Price: $24, available on birchbox.com.

For more great gift ideas, visit our Holiday Gift Guide.

Chuao Chocolatier Chocolate Bars: Gift of the Day

‘Tis the season, which can mean only one thing: You are in search of great holiday gifts. Well, look no further. Whether you’re stumped about what to get a co-worker, your dad, or your bestie, we have something for everyone on your list. Check back every day this month for a new dose of gift-giving inspiration — and get ready to deck your halls with much more than holly. 

Why this makes a great gift: Move over, Willy Wonka. These premium Venezuelan-sourced chocolate bars come in four fun flavors, each infused with ingredients like popping candy and cayenne pepper.

It’s perfect for: Your boss with a sweet tooth, your candy-loving little nephews and nieces, your gourmand friend who takes chocolate appreciation seriously.

Price: $6, available on birchbox.com.

For more great gift ideas, visit our Holiday Gift Guide.