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 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 best tips 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: Elizabeth Messina on The Brides Cafe via Lover.ly)
We figure nothing can make you smile brighter than your fiancé(e), but these teeth whitening tips could come a close second. A clean, bright smile can make you look and feel gorgeous for your engagement photos, wedding day, and honeymoon; here are our tips for making it happen.
Hailing from the Windy City is this week’s guest blogger, Rachel Kwall. Retail Therapy, her current blog on ChicagoNow, provides readers with fashion, gossip and beauty news on a daily basis. Given that she’s a contributor at Refinery29 and ChicagoNow, we trust her to give us some fabulous advice. Stay tuned this week — she’ll be sharing secrets from Chicago spas that rock, tips for finding great bargain beauty products, and more.
Just like every girl, I am a sucker for a deal, especially when it comes to beauty products. I always scour stores for cheap new thrills and here are some of my favorites.
L’Oreal Double Extend Mascara in Carbon Black, $9: A lash fortifier and mascara for the price of one! I found this tiny treasure a year ago and have been a loyal user ever since.
Zoya Nail Polish, $6: These fab nail polishes are eco-friendly and stay put for at least a week. They come in a variety of hot shades for summer.
Listerine Whitening Rinse, $6: My roommate from college introduced me to this one minute beauty quick fix. Just rinse after brushing and watch your teeth glow.
Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo, $11: Don’t have time to wash your hair? This product is a life-saver, just dab some on your scalp and rub in—no shower required.
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1, $6: The perfect remedy for chapped lips or put some on your lids for an added shine.
Garnier Fructis Anti-Humidity Hairspray, $5: This spray acts as a barrier, protecting your hair from frizz-inducing humidity. I love to spritz this on right before leaving the house on a sticky summer day.
Pick up some more must-haves in our Birchbox shop.