Stories by Emily Woodruff

12 Best Shine Serums and Sprays

Have you decided that your less-than-glowing hair is likely the shiniest it will ever get? Have you given up on trying anything new to up your shine factor? Well, you might want to rethink that conclusion. A quality shine serum or spray should be your first line of defense in the war on dull hair -- just ask any hairstylist or beauty salon owner. Whether you're a curly-haired gal dealing with frizz or a straight-haired chick looking to minimize static, a shine serum can help smooth strands and even treat common hair problems. But above all, they create serious shine.   See list

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November 14, 2013  |   9:11 AM  |  41 COMMENTS
It's About Time: Rachel McAdams Through the Years

When we heard Rachel McAdams was in "About Time," her third movie about time travel, we were sure that this time, she'd be the one skipping through the centuries. After all, she's paid her dues. In "The Time Traveler's Wife," she played a wife often left in the lurch by her time-traveling husband. Her "Midnight in Paris" role, as the fiancée (turned ex-fiancée) of a time-traveling writer, left her similarly stranded.   read more

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November 11, 2013  |   7:11 AM  |  30 COMMENTS
A Spray-on Clay Mask? This We Had to Try

Clayspray's ingenious spray dispenser takes dirt to a whole new level -- even for a jaded face mask junkie   read more

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November 1, 2013  |   9:11 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
How to Salvage Your Busted Blush

I'm only slightly exaggerating when I say there's nothing more heartbreaking than opening your compact to find your favorite eye shadow or blush has busted. Besides spilling all over your purse (more on that later), the cash you spent on your beloved beauty product has now gone to waste and you're without your must-have makeup. Or are you? Before tossing your broken beauty products, try these quick, cheap solutions. From crumbled cosmetics and dried out nail polish to impenetrable aerosol cans, we'll show you (and you'll show everyone else!) that you're not crazy for holding onto that nail polish bottle that hasn't opened for at least three years.   read more

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October 29, 2013  |   2:10 PM  |  5 COMMENTS
The Best (and Worst) Red Lips for Every Skin Tone

Looking for the perfect red lip for your skin tone? We called in celebrity makeup artists and a slew of the hottest red lipsticks to find the best red lip for every skin color.   read more

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October 21, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  1 COMMENT
The Makeup We're Hoarding in Our Fallout Shelters

At TotalBeauty.com, we're (surprise!) total beauty-hoarding junkies. While this means we're constantly running out of counter space (and under-the-sink space, and medicine cabinet space, and pretty much every other space our roommates and significant others allow us), it also means we know what we like. And when we really like something, we find it hard to live without it. Case in point: One member of our editorial team recently bought an entire case of mascara on eBay after she found out it had been discontinued. Turns out, we all have a product we'd secretly like to stockpile in a beauty fallout shelter. Do you have a product you can't live without? Let us know in the comments below, and click ahead to see the one product we just won't give up.   read more

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October 15, 2013  |  12:10 PM  |  3 COMMENTS
10 High Fashion Pieces You Won't Believe Are From Etsy

Wondering where the beautiful Etsy vintage dresses, leather goods, and handmade wares have gone? They're hiding under a pile of decoupaged jewelry boxes and crocheted Christmas ornaments, but they're still there.   read more

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October 15, 2013  |  12:10 PM  |  1 COMMENT
How to DIY Your Dream Vanity

Lusting after a vanity? You don't have to spend a bundle...you just need a few key elements to create a DIY vanity. We've put together the ultimate inspiration slideshow for the diy vanity of every girl's dreams.   read more

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October 15, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Orange Crush: 9 Pumpkin Products We Love

Come October, our second favorite thing (behind "Hocus Pocus" on TV 24/7) is the presence of pumpkin.   read more

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October 11, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  COMMENT
The Fall Leather Essentials

Long the material of choice for bikers and punk rockers, leather goes high fashion. See nine hot ways to wear leather now   read more

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October 10, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  COMMENT
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