13 Best Face Scrubs

Wondering which of the best face scrubs made our list? According to our readers, these scrubs are the best face exfoliators around

8 Glamorous Box Clutches to Wear With Your Party Dress

Modern box clutches look chic with all your cocktail attire this season

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty

Gifts so gorgeous that we're doing whatever it takes to get on Santa's "nice" list

Should You Try Clairol Professional FLARE?

Does Clairol Pro's newest hair-color innovation live up to its claims? TotalBeauty.com reviewers DIY-dye and tell us their results

8 Best Curling Irons -- and the 2 Worst

There are a few things you should look for in a curling iron: One, does it get hot enough to adequately curl your hair? Two, is it the right size barrel for the curls you want to create (smaller barrels mean tighter curls, looser barrels mean bigger curls)? Three, is it easy to hold and use? And four, is it a high enough quality iron to last you a long time?   See curling irons

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We Can't Stop Staring

Krysten Ritter attended last night's NYC premiere of "Big Eyes" with a smudged out smoky eye that's perfect for the holiday season. She wore a black and gold, pleated J. Mendel dress and side-parted bun at the nape of the neck to round out her classic red carpet look.   read more

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10 Swoon-Worthy Braids for African American Women

Everyone may be buzzing about lobs and pixies, but one hairstyle that's perpetually trendy? Braids. From pretty, plaited buns to structural cornrows to fabulous box braids, we've rounded up our favorite braided African American hairstyles. We scoured Pinterest and Instagram to find the trendiest, most-liked ways to braid your hair. Check out the swoon-worthy braids you need to try this season. Bonus: Some of these braids you can leave in for weeks to give your hair a break from damaging heat styling.   read more

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Yoga Poses to Tame Holiday Stress Instantly

The holidays are a joyous time filled with treats, gifts and togetherness; it's also filled with company that stays too long, nosy in-laws and some stress on the checkbook. The American Psychological Association reports that, during the holidays, 69 percent of people are stressed from lack of time, 69 percent from lack of money and 51 percent over the pressure to give or receive gifts.   read more

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The Only Way Ever to Apply Your Skin-Care Products

If you're slapping on your skin-care products in any order, you're missing out on a lot of the benefits those pricey potions have to offer. Products should be layered depending on the consistency of the formula and active ingredients to get the biggest beauty boost. Here, the only way ever to apply your skin-care products.   read more

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8 Luxurious Body Scrubs for Supersoft Skin

Once you've tried a truly indulgent, beautifully packaged body scrub, it's hard to imagine showering without one. I remember my first: the now-classic Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish. The brown sugar exfoliates away dry, dead cells. The evening primrose and sweet almond oils leave skin silky for days. And the ginseng root gets your circulation going. Plus, the hefty tub looks chic sitting on the cluttered ledge of my bathtub. I know I could mix together some sugar and olive oil for a DIY scrub, but the Fresh scrub is so much more.   read more

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9 Best Face Cleansing Towelettes

There's nothing better than a splash of cold water on your face in the morning, or washing away the day's grime with your favorite skin care products. But sometimes life happens; you're on the go and it's just not possible to do the whole soap-and-water routine. In this scenario, your best and easiest skin care option is to use a face wipe.   See products

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8 Jumbo Jewelry Pieces For the Bold Fashionista

Fashion Week is never just about the clothes. But at the fall/winter shows, we couldn't help but notice the scene-stealing accessories. These on-trend, oversize necklaces, earrings and collars are eye-catching and easier than you would think to pair with your existing wardrobe. Pair any oversize jewelry piece with a solid top to make your look instantly dressier. Here are eight ways to wear the trend.   read more

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24 Must-Have Nail Polishes for Winter 2014

When freezing water is falling from the sky and the temperatures get uncomfortably close to single-digit territory, it gets difficult to stay on-trend under layers and layers of clothing.   read more

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8 Gentle, Hydrating Cleansers You Need for Winter

Hybrids are everywhere: The freeway, the grocery store (tangelo, anyone?) and, now, in our skin-care routine. Melting cleansers give us the best of both worlds: An easy-to-apply gel makeup remover that transforms into a cleansing oil that rinses away as a silky milk.   read more

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