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

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
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
An Apple a Day Can Totally Improve Your Sex Life

Plus the secret to quitting smoking, Christian Siriano on Melissa McCarthy and more of the top stories of the day   read more

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July 9, 2014  |   5:07 AM  |  COMMENT
18 Best Hair Treatments for Healthy Hair

Every once in awhile it's necessary to indulge in a li'l treat, whether it's the chocolate-encrusted doughnut you cut out of your diet months ago or a luxurious day at the spa. Yet when we indulge, we often forget about our poor hair, which we subject to heat styling, chemical-laden products and dyeing more often than not. There are a million different ways we can damage our hair, whether it's from a weekly swim or just being out in the sun unprotected. So what's hair's version of a chocolate-encrusted doughnut topped with sprinkles? A regular dose of one of these intensive treatments that are guaranteed to leave you with healthy hair.   See products

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July 8, 2014  |  12:07 PM  |  88 COMMENTS
10 Powdered Cleansers for Glowy Skin

Some powders, like those found in envelopes circa 2001, make us want to run in the other direction. Others, like the new class of exfoliating face cleansers, make us want to dive into a vat of it, face-first (and emerge softer, smoother and glowier than ever).   read more

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July 8, 2014  |  11:07 AM  |  COMMENT
We Can't Stop Staring

Diane Kruger always looks impossibly polished, but she took it to a new level of cool last night. At the second season premiere of the FX show "The Bridge," Kruger switched out her usual sleek waves for a braid we've been analyzing all morning.   read more

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July 8, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  7 COMMENTS

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