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4 Tips for Getting a Brighter Wedding Day Smile: Lover.ly

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.image

(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.

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7 Tips for Looking Great in Your Wedding Photos: Lover.ly

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 Lover.ly ladies are 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.

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(Photo by: Elizabeth Messina on Kiss The Groom via Lover.ly)

We know that having professional pictures taken can strike fear in an otherwise laid-back woman’s heart—and the fact that it’s your wedding (the most important day of your life ERMAGHERD!) can really add to the pressure. But we’re here to tell you that you are photogenic! Here are our top tips to help you look outstanding in your wedding pictures.

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What’s On the Birchbox Staffer’s Desk: Ops Manager, Emily

If we had to name just one style savante at Birchbox HQ, it would have to be Emily, our ops manager. First it was her shoes we oggled over, but now it’s her desk. Who else could house four drinks in her workspace and still keep clean? Click through to read about what else Emily keeps behind the walls of her cube.

1. Polaroids from the Birchbox one year anniversary party: Such a fun party! It was so exciting to celebrate our first year and even crazier to think of how far we’ve come in our second.

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Two Easy Ways to Keep Your Smile Bright…No Whitestrips or Trips to the Dentist Required!

We’re suckers for a bright smile so we’re always looking for ways to keep our teeth white. We spoke with Manhattan dentist Dr. Alexandra Hara and got her tips for maintaining those pearly whites all year round. 

Naturally Whitening Foods

According to Dr. Hara, “Crunchy vegetables such as celery, carrots, and cucumbers contain fibrous cellulose that can ‘clean’ teeth and remove stains.” In addition she says, “Cheese contains elements such as calcium and phosphorus which can help fight against tooth decay and can help to remineralize teeth, decreasing the potential for staining.”

We tried: Cucumbers, Carrots, Apples, Celery, Cheese

Our teeth do feel a bit cleaner after chomping on some crunchy snacks and we’re happy to have an excuse to eat more cheese. This is one tip we’ll take to heart, especially since it’s a good excuse to add more fruit and veggies to our diet.

Flattering Lipstick

Our favorite method for showing off a bright smile: wearing the right lip color. Glosses and lipsticks with blue undertones — berries, plums, and cherry reds — all make teeth look whiter. Avoid beige and brown shades, or pearly and matte finishes, which all bring out the not-so-flattering yellow in your teeth.

We tried: Kissable Couture Lipgloss in Forest and Beauty is Life Lipstick in Kingdom

This works every time! Just knowing our lipstick is flattering our teeth is enough to make us smile.

Read More whitening tips from Dr. Hara here.

— Lorelei