Stories by Cinya Burton

25 Best Nail Polish Names Ever

Be honest: You totally judge a nail polish by its name.

You go in for a mani/pedi and you spend a good 10 minutes eyeing colors you like, turning over the tiny glass bottles to see what's written on the bottom. If the nail polish name is a lame pun or just doesn't fit your personality (too girly, too silly, not enough sass) it goes right back on the shelf.   See picks


7 Chic Ways to Wear Holiday Colors

When you think spring, pastels come to mind. Summer? Neons and other brights. So it's fair to assume that for a lot of us, the holidays mean red and green. Yet most of us tend to veer away from actually adding these holiday colors to our makeup palettes.   See holiday colors


Halloween Costume Makeup How-Tos

Listen up, lazy girls: A cool Halloween makeup look is all you need to pull off a costume worthy of every partygoers' envy.   Get Halloween makeup


Celebrity-Inspired Natural Hairstyles

It's safe to say we're in the midst of a natural hair movement. A slew of African-American stars have been showing off natural hairstyle ideas that prove chic doesn't always mean sleek. We love that these kinky, curly, natural hairstyles are less stressful on the hair and don't require being chained to the flat iron for 20 plus minutes every morning.   See looks


Holiday Hair and Makeup Looks So Fab We Almost Didn't Share 'Em

Everybody's doing it.

No, not shopping (though we're also engaging in an obscene amount of that recently). We're talking about filling up your Pinterest boards with holiday hair and makeup looks. Even if you're not a heavy pinner, you've probably been trying to figure out festive outfits and the holiday hairstyles that'll complement them perfectly. At least that's what we've been doing.   See holiday looks


6 Prettiest Replacements for the Tired Topknot

For the last two years, my go-to updo has been the topknot. I'd always been partial to the high bun, so it seemed like a natural transition when the tight twist became the chicest hairstyle since the chignon.   See looks


5 Best Sunscreens You Can't Even Tell Are Sunscreens

Sure, sunscreen season is supposed to be every season, but let's get real: We all start to really get conscious of putting on sunscreen when the weather heats up.   See sunscreens


Hot Trend: Hair Extensions on the Cheap

When an email hit my inbox announcing that Just Extensions -- a salon that, as the name suggests, just does hair extensions -- was opening in Los Angeles, I was really reluctant to be the office tester monkey.   See more


Too Legit to Quit: 5 Beauty Products Our Editors Always Go Back to

Right now, I'm going through a horrible breakup with all of my favorite beauty products.

I'm not alone, either. All of us Total Beauty editors are taking a break from our beloved moisturizers and hair masks. The reason behind our splits? We're testing nominees for the Total Beauty Awards 2013. (You can vote for your favorite beauty products here.)   See our favorites


The Spring Nail Polish Collections Are Here! 18 Top Picks

I'm all about bold statements, and here's my latest: Nail art is over.

It's finished. Gone. (But if you must indulge in nail art, these classy nail designs   See colors


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