Stories by Dawn Davis

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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5 Spray Deodorants to Convert You From the Stick

When was the last time you used a spray deodorant? Probably at the gym -- or maybe a spa -- when you realized you forgot to toss your favorite stick into your bag. After a moment of panic, you spotted a jumbo spray can that looked like a relic from 1989, and you blasted deodorant under your arms -- grateful to have found something.   read more

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8 New Beauty Products to Give and Receive This December

We all do a lot of shopping in December, but it's rarely for ourselves. At the risk of sounding greedy, I'll admit it: I follow the "one for you, one for me" formula -- at least when it comes to the little things. And many of the newest beauty products launching this month are perfect candidates -- they're incredibly affordable.   read more

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The Foundation of Your Beauty: 10 Tips for Great Skin

Introducing part two of our three-part series, The Foundation of Your Beauty, designed to help you feel gorgeous from the inside out.   read more

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12 Nude Nail Polishes for Every Skin Tone

The hottest nail polish shade for fall is barely a color at all. It's nude.

We know what you're thinking -- "ugh, so boring." But trust us, it's so much prettier than it sounds. We're not talking about baby pinks or sheer beige tones. The nude nail polish colors that we're most excited about this season are opaque enough to make a statement, and they have trendy undertones that range from mauve to gold.   See polishes

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7 New Ways to Wear Perfume

At least 1,000 new fragrances will come out this year. (To put that number into perspective, only 76 new scents were released in 1991.) With so many fragrances to choose from, you'd think that finding your ideal scent would be easier. But how many times have you smelled a perfume and wished it were a hint sweeter or a little lighter? Instead of sniffing thousands of scents in search of the perfect one (which sounds like a major headache -- literally!), wouldn't it be great if you knew how to wear the perfume you already have -- better?   See tips

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Never Wash Your Face the Same Way Again

About three years ago, photographer and style blogger Garance Doré declared that she was giving up water. Instead, she vowed to only wash her face with micellar water -- or French cleansing water. She even tried to keep her face dry when she showered.   read more

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8 New Products We're Excited to Buy This November

November can only mean one thing: The holiday season has snuck up on us once again. It seems to happen every year -- am I right?   read more

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How Jasmine Tookes Maintains Her Flawless Complexion

You wouldn't know it to look at her (because holy wow is this girl gorgeous), but Victoria's Secret model Jasmine Tookes is a minimalist. Her style is the epitome of model-off-duty-cool (ripped jeans and a leather jacket), and the routine she uses to maintain her flawless skin consists of Cetaphil and vitamin E. That's it.   read more

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Debra Messing Isn't a Real Redhead

If you were a "Will & Grace" fan, you can't help but expect Debra Messing to be Grace Adler. So when I had the opportunity to interview the actress earlier this week, the first thing I asked was: "What's the best beauty advice Grace ever got from Will?"   read more

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