The Birchbox Weekender

Since we know how crazy-busy Monday through Friday can be, we’d like to take a little pressure off the stressful question of how to spend this weekend. Here are a few particularly entertaining things we think you’d like to partake in:

Layer Your Lipstick Like a Pro

It's a proven fact in the beauty world that layering different hues of lipstick will make any color flattering (even blue!) MAC’s senior artist shares her tips about combining shades for an inimitable color. Neon orange layered with a pale lipstick makes it infinitely more wearable and ultra dark plums become daytime appropriate when mixed with a punchy red.

Bake a Springtime Layer Cake

Whether it’s a graduation, a springtime birthday or the first picnic of the year, there’s a lot to celebrate this season. Ring it in by whipping up this recipe for sunshine-sweet lemon and blueberry layer cake. The tangy lemon cream cheese frosting is sure to be a crowd favorite.

Sneak in a Little Exercise

While we love (slash hate) an intense spin class, it’s tricky to find time for a 45-minute class during the week. Squeeze a little extra exercise into your jam-packed weekend with these sneaky multitasking tips like doing squats while you brush your teeth or using soup cans as dumbbells while your wait for your coffee to brew.

Channel Your Inner Hippie

Tie-dye gets a sophisticated update with rich, vibrant indigo dye in this inspiring DIY. Grab some white fabric for a scarf or a basic white tee and an indigo kit and get folding to create your own unique tie-dye patterns. The vivid blue is the perfect complement to all your springtime denim and crisp whites.

—Hilary Presley

Photo: Sally's Baking Addiction

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