7 Best Lip Balms -- and the 5 Worst

What to pick and what to skip for your softest lips ever

6 Healthy Swaps for Your Favorite Treats

Eating your feelings in good times more than bad? Reach for these healthier swaps instead of your celebratory treats

Holiday Gift Guide

From fragrance to fitness gear, perfect presents for everyone you're gifting this holiday season

The Ultimate Couch Potato Workout

Get your TV fix and a smoking body, thanks to these show-inspired workouts

8 Glamorous Box Clutches to Wear With Your Party Dress

This year we're taking a vow: We're cutting down on the clutter we lug around in our clutches and purses on nights out. After all, do you really need four lipsticks for one evening? One way to stick to this promise: Downsize your bag. Louis Vuitton, J. Mendel, Lanvin and other fashion houses sent tiny, structured box clutches -- with just enough room for your cellphone, credit card and one lipstick -- down the fall runways.   read more

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The #ProductEmpties We Loved to the Last Drop

Ever had a beauty product you love so much that you shook, hacked, scraped or squeezed its container until you were absolutely positive you had expended all of its precious contents? Rare indeed is the product that elicits that deliciously desperate feeling, especially in beauty editors. So when our team of beauty mavens encounters a rave-worthy product, you know it's the real deal. Herewith, our editors rattle off their "beauty empties," aka the best beauty products that they can't help but use until the last drop. Read on for their best nail polishes, hair products, skin care products and makeup now.   read more

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Should You Try Clairol Professional FLARE Permanent Cream Color?

Some women find DIY too intimidating to try, but coloring your hair at home with the right product can help you achieve professional results at home while giving yourself to an instant makeover. Nevertheless, you might wonder: Will a drastic color change be too hard to pull off? Will you get the shade you see on the box? Will it damage and dry out your hair? Will it cover dark roots or grays?   read more

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13 Best Face Scrubs

We tend to stick to the same three skin care basics: cleanser, moisturizer and sun protection (if we remember). Sure, a lot of women do the occasional face mask or splurge on a facial, but there is one superimportant step many tend to forgo too often: exfoliating.   See face scrubs

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8 Ways to Prevent (and Treat) Old Lady Hands

You could do everything else right: eat the best foods for your skin, be up to date on the latest in anti-aging skin care and tirelessly slather on sunscreen -- but if you're neglecting your hands, all your efforts to harness the fountain of youth are for naught.   read more

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The Stylish One-Piece Celebs Are Wearing This Winter

Jumpsuits are having a serious moment in fashion. Nearly every designer debuted their own version of the one-piece on the runways, and now, starlets are swapping floor-length gowns for the surprisingly chic slip-on. With a variety of necklines from sexy halters to the casual crew, there's a jumpsuit for every style.   read more

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8 Products That Work Better Than Botox

Botox has its fair share of pros and cons. Tops on the list of pros? It zaps wrinkles almost instantly and gives you long-lasting results.   See products

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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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