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What to Shave and What to Wax in Time for Summer

Memorial Day weekend is on the horizon, and we’ve got our swimsuits at the ready. Our swimsuit bodies are nearly there too; just a few hairs left to strip off before we strip down. But hold up — are you supposed to shave, wax, or do something else to get bikini-ready? Here’s a guide to getting rid of unwanted hair everywhere, because no one has time for that. Seriously, we’ve got pool parties to attend to, ladies.

1. Legs: To prep your legs, you’ve got options. If you’re going to go the shaving route, never use soap. Instead, the experts at Schick recommend applying a thick shaving gel or cream before shaving in the direction of hair growth with a fresh razor blade (They recommend the Schick Hydro Silk Razor [$9]). Shave every other day for best results, depending on how quickly your hair grows. If you want to wax, get prepping now while you can still wear pants. You’ll want to make sure the hair is at least 1/8 to ¼ inch long, or about two weeks of growth.

2. Bikini Line: If you’re planning to hit the beach hard this season, try to get a bikini-line wax every two weeks, recommends Melanie Coba, brand ambassador for the European Wax Center. For itty-bitty suits (and the very brave), Coba says to go for a Brazilian every three to four weeks, which allows for enough growth between sessions. Luckily, that’s only about six appointments between now and Labor Day. Do not use retinoid creams before waxing and be sure to follow each sesh with a gentle wash or cleansing wipe.

3. Underarms: If you are constantly shaving your underarms, you might start to notice dark spots due to ingrown hairs. Waxing is an alternative option that’s ultimately better for the delicate area. Get a touch-up every two weeks, recommends Coba. After your underarm is treated, avoid deodorants containing aluminum that can lead to discolored skin and irritation.

4. Stomach and Other Unwanted Body Hair: Have other stubborn hair to deal with? Let it grow out and then head back for a wax every three to four weeks to keep things super smooth, suggests Coba. Otherwise, shaving areas like your arms and stomach can result in unwanted ingrown hair that can eventually turn into dark blemishes.

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Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)