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A Care Package For My Younger Self
Frequent readers of this blog know that I am possibly the world’s biggest nerd. Aside from growing up loving comic book heroes and video games, I also always looked forward to going back to school each fall. Not for sports games or (awkward) dances in a gym, but because I really enjoyed buying school supplies—pens, Five Star spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, you name it. It was my way of getting a fresh new fall wardrobe each year (I was bad with the whole clothes thing), and having a little fun with small accessories. Now with the cool weather settling in, I’m particularly nostalgic for those days of handpicked Eddie Bauer backpacks and neon rulers.
In an effort to quench my nostalgia, I went hunting in the Birchbox Shop to find the back-to-school products that I would’ve coveted, and found a few items that I wish were around when I was in school: 
1. Elizabeth Mckay Elephant Keychain: My early teen years were spent obsessing over learning how to drive. Once I got keys to my car, I would carry them (prominently) with me everywhere. This adorable keychain would’ve been much cuter than my nylon lanyard.
2. Triple C Designs Smart Retracto-Budz: I spent more than a few study halls listening to music on earphones hidden by the hood of my sweatshirt. This pair would’ve been perfect in a pinch since they wind up and hide themselves as soon as you give them a firm tug.
3. Poppin Notebook: I love me some spiral notebooks, but this brightly colored option is way more fun and stylish than the ones that were popular while I was in school.
4. Birchbox Exclusive Custom Pouch: This would’ve been the perfect in-between bag to take me from my middle school Sanrio days to my much more sophisticated teenage-self. If only chevron had been cool in the ’90s!
Am I the only one with a deep love of school accessories? Do you have a favorite school-bound item that you coveted?
—Candice
If you love these products and wish you could find more for a tween in your life, take a look at our Head of the Class limited edition box.

A Care Package For My Younger Self

Frequent readers of this blog know that I am possibly the world’s biggest nerd. Aside from growing up loving comic book heroes and video games, I also always looked forward to going back to school each fall. Not for sports games or (awkward) dances in a gym, but because I really enjoyed buying school supplies—pens, Five Star spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, you name it. It was my way of getting a fresh new fall wardrobe each year (I was bad with the whole clothes thing), and having a little fun with small accessories. Now with the cool weather settling in, I’m particularly nostalgic for those days of handpicked Eddie Bauer backpacks and neon rulers.

In an effort to quench my nostalgia, I went hunting in the Birchbox Shop to find the back-to-school products that I would’ve coveted, and found a few items that I wish were around when I was in school: 

1. Elizabeth Mckay Elephant Keychain: My early teen years were spent obsessing over learning how to drive. Once I got keys to my car, I would carry them (prominently) with me everywhere. This adorable keychain would’ve been much cuter than my nylon lanyard.

2. Triple C Designs Smart Retracto-Budz: I spent more than a few study halls listening to music on earphones hidden by the hood of my sweatshirt. This pair would’ve been perfect in a pinch since they wind up and hide themselves as soon as you give them a firm tug.

3. Poppin Notebook: I love me some spiral notebooks, but this brightly colored option is way more fun and stylish than the ones that were popular while I was in school.

4. Birchbox Exclusive Custom Pouch: This would’ve been the perfect in-between bag to take me from my middle school Sanrio days to my much more sophisticated teenage-self. If only chevron had been cool in the ’90s!

Am I the only one with a deep love of school accessories? Do you have a favorite school-bound item that you coveted?

—Candice

If you love these products and wish you could find more for a tween in your life, take a look at our Head of the Class limited edition box.

16 Game of Thrones Characters Who Are Giving You Major Deja Vu

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.

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(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.

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