Stories by Erica Smith

10 Reasons Your Hair Is Thinning

As a woman, you've probably debated the following at some point in your life: Is all that hair clogging my shower drain a sign that I need a cleaning lady or a sign that I'm going bald?   read more

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The Best Pink, Red and Neutral Nail Shades for Dark Skin Tones

The good news: There are a bajillion nail polishes out there. The bad news: Not all of them are going to look amazing on you. That beige nude polish may look fabulous on your friend but completely wash out your complexion. Knowing a few insider tricks can help you cut through the clutter and pick the most flattering colors for you. We asked celebrity manicurist Casey Herman, who works with Lupita Nyong'o, for her top tips when picking flattering pink, red and neutral nail polish colors for dark skin tones.   read more

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9 Heavy-Duty Concealers That Can Cover Up Tattoos

Tattoos have their time (spring break, mid-life crisis, life-changing moment) and their place (small of the neck, ankle, back), but a job interview rarely qualifies as either. Instead of fretting over strategically placed jewelry or how you're going to pull of a turtleneck, turn to your makeup bag to cover up your tattoo. The proper full-coverage makeup can make your ink do a disappearing act. Here, we've compiled the best heavy-duty concealers that can temporarily camouflage any permanent work of art to help you snag that new gig this fall.   read more

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The Styles, Cuts and Colors You Need for Fall

A lot of things happened this summer: Kimye made it official, we all realized how handsome soccer players are and virtually every celeb decided to ditch their old hairdo. We don't blame them. It's hard to snap out of summer mode and get back to reality refreshed and recharged for the new season, but a new haircut, hair color or hairstyle (or all of the above) usually does the trick. Take a cue from these celebrity hair makeovers for a sharp, new look this fall.   read more

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11 Ways To Lose A Few Pounds Without Really Trying

You can look high and low for a magical pill, squeeze out a few more juice cleanses, or drift from fad diet to fad diet, but at the end of the day, we all know the only way to lose weight is through a healthy diet (or "lifestyle" if you're not a fan of the D word) and exercise.   read more

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13 New Ways to Wear Black and White This Fall

The celebrity fashion trend that's all over the red carpet this fall: head-to-toe, black and white ensembles. Summer's checkered trend has given way to new, just as bold ways to wear to classic color combination. Black and white outfits cropped up front row at show after show during New York Fashion Week, and now we're experiencing déjà vu on the red carpet as stars flaunt their gorgeous (and super wearable) black and white wardrobes.   read more

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13 Inspiring Hispanic Women We're Celebrating This Fall

September 15 marks the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month, a time dedicated to celebrating the heritage and culture of Hispanics and Latinos who have made a difference in the United States. In honor of the month, we're celebrating the influential and inspiring Latina women who have made their mark over the years by breaking records, beating the odds and standing out.   read more

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The Most Stunning Celeb Looks From Fashion Week's Front Row

Sure, our eyes are glued to the towering models walking the runways of New York Fashion Week, but we're also keeping a close eye on the stylish celebrities who have snagged the best seats in the house. Though it's the designers' creations that take center stage, we love watching Hollywood's stars trade their floor-length red carpet numbers for edgier fashion-forward picks. Ready for some serious style inspiration? Tune in every morning of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to see who we dub the day's front row fashionista.   read more

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9 Easy Ways to Wear This Fall's Calf Hair Trend

Up your fashion game with sumptuous and sleek calf hair in the season's most stylish colors   read more

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When Matching Your Makeup to Your Outfit Totally Works

It seems like just yesterday that being too matchy-matchy was a huge fashion faux pas. Today, the style set is matching anything and everything. Celebs and stylists have proved that, when it's done correctly, color-coordinating your makeup, outfit and accessories can have gorgeous results. Here's how.   read more

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