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The Summer 2018 Beauty Launches Every Bride Needs

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If you’re anything like us, your medicine cabinet and vanity are stocked to capacity with beauty products, potions, and skin-care salves. Heck, you might even have some extra goodies stashed in your kitchen. No judgment (after all, you can stack pots and pans, but serums need their space). Better make room, though, because a bunch of soon-to-be-legendary launches just hit the market—and you’re going to want to stock up.

From stress-countering moisture cream to an ethereal highlighter, these are the standouts every bride-to-be needs for summer.

See more: The Bridal Beauty Trends 2019 Brides Will Be Wearing Down the Aisle

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The Best Beachfront Hotels & Resorts in California

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The Kimpton Shorebreak Resort wins points for its laid-back vibe, surf-inspired accents, contemporary sensibility, and prime position steps from Huntington Beach (technically, the PCH separates it from the tides, but there are no buildings in between, so it’s the closest you can get). For workout buffs, the recently renovated 1,600-square-foot gym is equipped with Peloton bikes and an outdoor bouldering wall. On top of that, there are vinyasa and meditation sessions.

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7 Charming Seaside Inns on the East Coast Perfect For A Summer Getaway

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It’s no secret that we’re more than a little obsessed with summer on the East Coast. But, honestly, how could you not be when it’s all sunny skies, warm weather, sparkling blue tides, and attractive accommodations. There are idyllic inns up and down the eastern seaboard, from Maine to Maryland. If you want to make your next trip a walk in the park—or, in this case, a stroll on the sand—we recommend booking a stay at one of these waterfront wonders.

See more: 7 New England Coastal Towns to Visit This Summer

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10 Best Rooftop Bars in NYC to Visit This Summer

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Floating above Rockefeller Center, Bar SixtyFive at the iconic Rainbow Room dazzles with the most mesmerizing views in all of New York City. The spectacular setting is enhanced by the many mouth-watering offerings. On the menu for summer? Seasonal aperitifs and crowd-pleasing eats such as massive seafood towers (shrimp, lobster, oysters, crab claws, clams, tuna tartar, and uni) and popcorn on the cob with ranch powder and sriracha butter.

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112

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Everything You Need to Know About Getting Invisible Aligners Before Your Wedding

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Your wedding should be all smiles. After all, you’ve put in the work—planning, prepping your skin, working out, eating well, drinking plenty of H20—in the months leading up to your big day, and now it’s time to marry your love. But what if your smile is not where you want it? Of course you can brighten your pearly whites with at-home products or in-office procedures, but the shade is just part of the equation. Luckily, thanks to advances in technology, a straight smile is within reach—which brings us to invisible aligners.

But before you say “I do” to a teeth-transforming treatment, there’s a few things you should consider. Scroll on to see how Candid Co., Invisalign, and SmileDirect Club stack up.

Candid Co.

Candid Co. wins points for convenience and affordability, promising a flawless smile without in-office visits. The process is super simple: Create a mold using the at-home impression kit ($95) and, in a couple of weeks, the company will ship custom clear aligners—plus a pro-level whitening system, instructional guide, and storage capsule—to you door. And did we mention you pay up to 65% less than a traditional orthodontist and the whole process typically takes just six months? Don’t worry, you’re not totally on your own; the “white-glove support team” is just a phone call away.

Invisalign

Invisalign is all about customization, but is it worth shelling out more? According to cosmetic dentist Bill Dorfman, D.D.S., the answer is yes. “There’s a personal, hands-on approach catered to the individual.” Your orthodontist can map out your plan, monitor your progress, and make adjustments as needed. “This ensures teeth shift as they should. Moving in the wrong direction can have a major negative impact, causing migraines, TMJ, bite issues, and poor aesthetics.”

See more: 5 Dermatologist-Approved Pre-Wedding Beauty Treatments to Try Now

SmileDirect Club

SmileDirect Club is sort of a hybrid between Candid Co. and Invisalign. Like the former, it offers at-home modeling and direct shipment of aligners. That said, if you’re more comfortable having a professional evaluate your chompers, you can get ‘em scanned at a SmileShop. The price is pretty great too: $1850 upfront or a down payment of $250 and $80 a month for 24 months. Then at the end of the treatment—six months on average—it’s $99 for a nighttime retainer (upper and lower) to keep your gorgeous grin in place. A steal, if you ask us.

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The Best Hotel Pools in California

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Splish splash! Who doesn’t love fabulous hotel pools? No wonder many travelers consider the swimming situation before booking a stay. If you fall into that category, you’re in luck. We’ve rounded up the most gorgeous spots to take a dip in the Golden State. Refreshing waters, sweeping views, attentive service, loads of amenities—these hotel pools aim to please.

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The Resort at Pelican Hill

Inspired by the iconic Roman landmark, the circular Coliseum Pool measures 136 feet in diameter and holds 380,000 gallons of chemical-free saltwater, heated to a temperature of 82 degrees. More than a million hand-cut iridescent glass mosaic tiles decorate the bottom. Classic architectural elements—including corniced columns and an amphitheater-style deck—are complemented by eye-popping panoramas.

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Auberge Du Soleil

Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, Auberge Du Soleil is the epitome of a romantic wine country retreat—and its picturesque piscine is certainly no exception. Set on a sun-splashed terrace, the pool is surrounded by gauze-draped lounges and envy-inducing vineyard vistas. Local vino, farm-to-table fare, and five-star service enhance the exceptional experience.

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Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa

Equal parts playful and pampering, this revamped 1940s roadside motel brings an unbuttoned sensibility to Calistoga. The spa takes cues from an old-school bathhouse with three outdoor pools, fed by geothermal hot springs from deep below the earth. As you float in the mineral-rich waters and stare out at the Mayacamas Mountains, your stresses melt away.

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Monarch Beach Resort

Situated on a golden hill, overlooking the sand and surf, the expansive main pool at Monarch Beach Resort is the perfect place to catch some rays or go for a refreshing swim. The expanded patio displays 150 chaise chairs plus perk-packed cabanas. Think: dedicated hosts, cold towels, comfy couches, and fruits platters.

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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Ever dreamt of doing the front crawl where Esther Williams once swam? The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara is steeped in history. Perhaps its most fabled feature is the larger-than-Olympic-size Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club Pool—with its 160-foot length, separate area for laps, diving board, and stunning oceanfront setting.

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Post Ranch Inn

Favored by celebs and couples seeking a serene escape, this adults-only property is perched atop the dramatic cliffs of Big Sur (between San Luis Obispo and Monterey). The infinity-edge Meditation Pool is a slice of peaceful paradise. Relax in the warm 104-degree waters alongside your sweetie and soak in the spell-binding views.

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