Weekend Debrief: The 5 Most Popular Style Stories Of The Week

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* Royal Wedding hype reaches fever pitch this weekend
* How to keep your skin safe (and glistening) in the sun
* We review the buzzy celeb-approved hairstyler

Whether you’re curled up in bed for a lazy weekend or you’re ready to indulge in some retail therapy online, here’s what you need to know. From the best ways to celebrate Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, to new, clean and safe products for your skin, we’ve rounded up the most popular style and beauty stories of the week.

1. The Royal Wedding Is Upon Us

It was the biggest wedding of the year, and if you’re feeling that “Royal Wedding fever,” we’ve got a few tips on what you can do to remember the big day.

Whether you’re throwing a royal viewing party with friends, or just want to know more about the new couple (to feed your obsession with all things Royals), here’s how to get your fix.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Royal Wedding


2. Prints Charming: 6 Affordable Alternatives To The Hawaiian Shirt

Hawaiian shirts are back in style. The floral Hawaiian shirts being worn by Harry Styles and A$AP Rocky in 2018 aren’t the oversized shirts your dad used to wear. They’re tailored and designed with a modern update that looks retro but not dated. They’re a great way to upgrade your everyday button up or vacation go-to, and they look great whether you’re at the beach or out to lunch. Check out our favorites below.

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Affordable Hawaiian Shirts For Men


3. Bomb Balms: The 5 Best Lip Balms Without Petroleum

Dry, cracked lips can put a real downer on a day out. For that reason, having an effective lip balm to call on is always a sound idea. While petroleum is a traditional lip balm ingredient, it can actually cause more damage to your lips than you realize, and some believe it may even be toxic.

In essence, petroleum jelly provides instant relief to dry lips, making them feel hydrated temporarily. However, the ingredient can actually cause your lips to become even more chapped than they were previously. Rather than providing a moisturizing effect, this jelly substance actually suffocates your lips and will lead them to become more dry in the long run.

Here are 5 effective lip balms that are completely free of petroleum. Instead, these products contain natural ingredients to provide long-lasting protection for your lips.

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The Best Lip Balms Without Petroleum


4. Lived-In Review: The Celeb-Approved Beachwaver Co. Curling Iron

While there have been a slew of rotating irons (also referred to as an ‘automatic’ curling iron) cropping up on the market as of late, The Beachwaver, designed by celebrity hairstylist Sarah Potempa, is without a doubt the gold standard prototype in this burgeoning beauty sector. It’s been touted for its ability to almost instantly (10-15 minutes or less) help you get that coveted “Instagram hair”– you know, those effortless-looking beach waves that are neither too refined nor too flat — without the hassle.

Praised by beauty vloggers and Instagram stars alike and used on the models at the 2017 Victoria’s Secret fashion show, we decided that we just had to test out the Beachwaver S1 model. Here are the results…

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Beachwaver Co. Rotating Curling Iron Review


5. The Ultimate SPY Guide To The Best Sunscreens

Summer is just around the corner – that means longer days, hotter temperatures and plenty of sunshine. You don’t need us to tell you how important it is to lather on the sunscreen, especially on those scorching summer days.

From a dip in the pool to an afternoon run at the park, we often forget to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful rays. To help you ante up your sun defense all year round, check out our ultimate guide to the best sunscreens below.

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The Ultimate SPY Guide to the Best Sunscreens