Sophia Raphael

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What I wish I’d known when I was single

This morning, on the Overground, I sat next to a girl talking to a friend on her phone.<p>“I just feel like I’m going to be single forever,” she said. …

Relationships

How To Make Your Phone Your Personal Trainer

Skip the gym, forgo the trainer, and take your fitness game to your smart phone.<p>It's easy to consider fall the perfect time to hide under a chunky knit—but in the interest of good abs and September beach vacations, here are ten fitness apps to keep you in check on-the-go.<p><b>How To Workout With Your</b> …

46 Brand-New Wedding Dresses That Will Make Your Heart Sing

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Beauty Basics: How to Apply and Store Your Favorite Perfumes

When it comes to perfume, I’m a fanatic. I own more than 50 fragrances, I read about scents, go online to talk about them, and weird out my friends …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

DIY Milk Beauty Recipes

For the holidays, we're revisiting some of our favorite festive articles from the Beautylish archive. Enjoy!<p>Milk is an amazing topical skin care …

Skin Care

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Now Trending: Brides in Sleeves

<i>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</i> <i>Lover.ly</i><i>, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce site. Once a week, the ladies behind</i> <i>Lover.ly</i> <i>will be sharing their expert advice on all things nuptials—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.</i><p><i>Photo by: Allyson Magda Photography on Inspired by This via Lover.ly</i><p>Fall’s cooler temperatures means the return of one of the biggest looks for wedding …

Fake It Till You Make It: How to Create Those Beauty Features You Weren't Born With

<b>Shannon Ray was the winner of the 2012 Allure Beauty Blogger Awards and is now contributing to the Daily Beauty Reporter. Find out the winner of the 2013 Beauty Blogger Awards here!</b><p>*I know a thing or 20 about faking stuff, primarily beauty stuff. On the daily, I'm faking everything from full brows …

Wedding-Worthy Hair Pins: Lover.ly

<i>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</i> <i>Lover.ly</i><i>, a wedding inspiration and e-commerce 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</i> <i>Lover.ly</i> <i>will be sharing their expert advice for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.</i><p>One of this …

How to Keep Your Bikini Area Blemish-Free

Bathing suit season is officially coming to a close—and whether you've gritted your teeth through waxing appointments, amped up your drugstore bill with the latest zillion-blade razor refills, or held your nose through depilatory sessions, chances are you've experienced a speed bump or two on the …

The 5 Steaks You Should Be Grilling Now

<i>Welcome to our new weekly series On the Grill, where our Sunday Dinners columnist Tom Hirschfeld will be showing us how to grill everything from steaks to salads with confidence (and style).</i><p><i>Today: How to grill the perfect steak, soup to nuts: the 5 best steaks to grill, the 5 rules for cooking them</i> …

BBQ

How to Master the High Heel

6 Seriously Helpful Haircare Tips from a Pro Stylist

Birchbox staffers are a fun and eclectic bunch, and come from a variety of fascinating backgrounds before they started here. Case in point? Operations associate all-star Amanda Bergen. Prior to moving to the Big Apple (and promptly getting scooped up by the Birchbox team), the Michigan native whipped lame locks into shape as a professional hairstylist. When we found out about her amazing past, we knew we had to get her to spill her top tips:<p>1. <b>Use a conditioner every time you wash your hair.</b> …

12 Best Sunscreens for Your Face

The best sunscreens for your face won't leave you oily, pasty, broken-out or -- most importantly -- sun-damaged. Not to rain on your summer parade, …

Skin Care

Hair FAQs Answered!

Your stylist gives you one set of instructions to care for your hair, product lines give you a totally different story and your mother swears by her …

Hair Care

Three Ways to Smooth, De-Puff, and Brighten Eyes

We’ve all suffered from dark circles and dull, puffy skin under the eyes at one point or another. For some of us, it’s a hereditary fact of life. For …

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4 Supersmart Tricks for Planning Your Wedding Budget: Lover.ly

When you’re planning your wedding, figuring out your budget can be a challenge. From centerpieces to favors to entertainment, it’s tempting to want all the pretty things even if you can’t afford them. And since going into debt to pay for your wedding is never a good idea, you may have to make some tough choices.<p>If you’re not sure how to allocate your funds, here are the things we think are usually worth the money—and some areas where you can cut corners.<p><b>The photographer.</b> Good wedding …

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Grand Canyon Stunts Over the Years

A pilot, a motorcyclist, a skateboarder, a jetman have all braved it.<p><b>On Sunday, Nik Wallenda is scheduled to walk across a tightrope stretched over the Grand Canyon, 1,500 feet above the ground without nets, harnesses, or tethers. The Discovery Channel will air his aerial stroll along a rope the</b> …

Beauty Blogging Junkie

DIY Mosaic Nails! A Tutorial by Madeline Poole

A new book from Los Angeles–based nail stylist Madeline Poole, <i>Nails, Nails, Nails!</i> is packed with tons of creative nail art ideas—25, to be exact. …

What fruits can whiten teeth, help get rid of acne acne, and fix split ends? Get our natural beauty tricks.

Fruit stands may stick around only for the summer, but beauty is always in season! The next time you head to the farmer’s market, keep in mind that …

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"I have never been very confident about my skin...With an eye towards my impending wedding, I decided the time had come to head uptown to Advanced Skin Care and really get a handle on things."- Rachel Chandler Guinness shares how she and two LEGENDARY estheticians got her skin glowing, from the inside out: Today on ITG: http://into.gl/140wISr

How to Make Your Own Makeup Remover Wipes

By now, we all know what a lifesaver makeup wipes can be. You get in from a long night out, fall into bed, and then realize you’ve forgotten to wash …