6 Makeup Tricks for the Best Summer #Selfie

These beauty tips will have you looking gorgeous -- no filter required

8 Backpacks Sleek Enough to Wear to Work

This season's handbag gives the traditional school girl accessory a grown-up makeover

The Real Deal About Body BB Creams

BB. CC. DD. WTF are these body alphabet creams, and why are they flying off shelves?

9 Simple Changes for a Healthier You

These small tweaks to your health and beauty routines can deliver huge results

Do You Love a Margarita or Are You More of a Dirty Martini Gal?

TotalBeauty.com wants to know about your favorite "adult" beverage, whether you're relaxing at home or out on the town. Answer our short survey now   read more

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July 10, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  COMMENT
How a Photogenic World Cup Fan Became the New Face of L'Oréal

Talk about your Cinderella story; Two weeks ago when 17 year-old Axelle Despiegelaere swiped the colors of her native Belgium onto her face and put on a goofy Red Devils hat to attend their World Cup match against Argentina, she had no idea that her own world was about to be rocked.   read more

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July 10, 2014  |   7:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Why You'll Want A Coffee Before Your Crunches

Headed to the gym this morning? Take a minute to swill down a cup of joe before you go. It turns out that drinking a cup of coffee in the morning can actually improve your workout. A study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that athletes who ingested caffeine before they exercised burned around 15 percent more calories in the three hours after their workouts than those who didn't.   read more

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July 10, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Rachel McAdams Makes Makeup-Free Look Amazing

• Rachel McAdams celebrated (mourned?) the news that her ex Ryan Gosling is having a kid with his girlfriend Eva Mendes by looking absolutely ridiculously incredible on the cover of Allure magazine with barely a drop of makeup on. [The Gloss]   read more

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July 10, 2014  |   5:07 AM  |  COMMENT
You're Making These Mistakes When Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

We know, we know: Cleaning your makeup brushes can be a major pain. They take forever to wash, even longer to dry, and then the bristles start falling out. But if you were to take a black light to those un-washed makeup brushes, you'd probably never let them touch your face again. Dirty makeup brushes can even be the cause behind acne that won't go away. We spoke with Elaina Badro, internationally recognized makeup artist and the mastermind behind the Elaina Badro Brush Collection, and Lissette Waugh, founder of L Makeup Institute to get the 411 on cleaning makeup brushes (and the mistakes we're all making).   read more

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July 9, 2014  |  11:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Hi, My Name Is Kristen Bell, and I'm a Dry Shampoo Addict

My hair was naturally stick-straight until I had a baby, and now I have some texture -- mainly in the back, which is kind of weird, but whatever -- and I love it. Once I get my wavy hair to look cute instead of wonky, I want the waves to last as long as possible. That's where dry shampoo comes in.   read more

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July 9, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Summer-Proof Beauty Tips From Bathing Beauties

Mermaids are portrayed as beautiful, siren-like creatures with gorgeous, long locks; glowing skin and perfect makeup that never runs. But in real life, we know Ariel's fire-engine red hair wouldn't stand a chance against the sun and water. Skin without SPF would burn and blister (not to mention, leave some serious clamshell tan lines), and we'd hate to think of the prune-like state our fingers and toes would be in after a lifetime submerged. What's a mermaid to do? We asked the closest thing to it, members of the Aqualillies, a professional synchronized swimming troupe, who can spend a whole day in the water, and still look gorgeous. Here, their best summer hair, makeup and skin care secrets against which chlorine, sun and surf don't stand a chance.   read more

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July 9, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  COMMENT
New Interactive Dressing Rooms Include Pre-Recorded Audio Compliments

You know the feeling all too well. You haul your armload of (no more than 7) items into the dressing room, survey your fluorescently lit surroundings and sigh because, if your track record is any indication, this ain't gonna be pretty.   read more

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July 9, 2014  |   7:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Tyra Mail: The Former Top Model Predicts Our Beauty Future

It's been a while since Tyra Banks traded in her Victoria's Secret wings for her executive producer hat and now, with an op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business School grad is making sure everyone takes note of more than just her considerable good looks.   read more

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July 9, 2014  |   7:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Break Your Bad Body Image Issues With Body Confidence Week

Notice something different about this week? What if we told you it was Body Confidence Week? Created by blogger and YouTuber Aly Bongo, Body Confidence Week is meant as a seven-day challenge to the usual way we think about our bodies and inhabit our physical forms. The idea, says Bongo, is to celebrate our so-called imperfections and embrace the way that we look.   read more

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July 9, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  COMMENT

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