Stories by Hayley Mason

12 Best Skin Brightening Products -- and the 2 Worst

We know glowing, radiant skin is the result of a good skincare routine, and one of the first steps you should take in your routine is addressing how to even out your skin tone. These reader-approved skin lightening creams and skin brightening products do just that, giving you smoother, brighter skin and lessening dark spots caused by sun damage and scarring. (There are also a few skin lightening creams that just don't live up to their name.)   See products

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11 Best Drugstore Foundations Under $15

When it comes to the best drugstore foundation, it really pays to find the perfect product for you. After all, not even the best eye makeup and lip products on Earth will make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com reviewers have found that you don't have to spend a fortune to get flawless skin. In fact, there are plenty of drugstore foundation products that will give you just that. Here are some tips to find the best foundations for your skin -- even when you can't sample them ahead of time.   Drugstore Foundation

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11 Best Hair Removal Products and Creams

When it comes to hair removal products and hair removal creams, a so-so solution just won't cut it. To achieve the softest, silkiest, most stubble-free skin without going under the laser, we need hair removal products that get the job done completely. The balder, the better.   See hair removal

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15 Best Cheap Makeup Finds for $5 or Less

If your budget's more canned tuna than caviar, your makeup doesn't have to suffer. Like the right $5 bottle of wine can taste just as good as a $50 bottle, the best cheap makeup can produce equally high-end results.   Makeup finds

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22 Swoon-Worthy Valentine's Day Nail Art Ideas

Wear your heart on your fingertips this V-Day with one of these flirty Valentine's Day nail art ideas. From subtly embellished nail art ideas to bold patterns and plenty of (non-cheesy) hearts, there are Valentine's Day nails for everyone -- and nail art designs for every skill level. Get Pinterest-ready fingertips with nail-art tutorials, straight from our favorite nail polish brands and bloggers.   read more

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Best Drugstore Dupes for High-End Beauty Products

You fall head over heels for a $58 BB cream that leaves your skin soft, dewy and impossibly clear -- and you're quite sure there's no other product in the world that will make you look so youthful and radiant. So you do want any beauty-product-obsessed girl on a budget would do: splurge on another bottle and eat ramen for the next week. No matter how much you love a product, it can be hard to justify the price tag, especially on day six of shrink-wrapped noodles. While there truly are some magical beauty products out there for which there is no substitute, plenty of expensive department store beauty products have a drugstore doppelganger that works just as well -- and for a lot less money. We road-tested every popular beauty dupe on the market to find out which high-end beauty products are worth the splurge and which ones you may want to reconsider.   read more

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9 Get-Gorgeous Makeup Tips for Glasses

When you wear glasses, eye makeup can be tricky business. You have to avoid little mascara specks on your lids and lenses, and take into consideration your eye shape and glasses shape to make your peepers pop. Needless to say, finding the right eye makeup for glasses challenges all of our makeup skills. To help out, we called upon our favorite glasses-wearing makeup artist, Bobbi Brown, to share some of her best eye makeup tips and tutorials for glasses wearers -- straight from her book, Everything Eyes. Here, her top makeup tips for glasses -- and the eye makeup looks to avoid.   read more

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Yoga Poses to Tame Holiday Stress Instantly

The holidays are a joyous time filled with treats, gifts and togetherness; it's also filled with company that stays too long, nosy in-laws and some stress on the checkbook. The American Psychological Association reports that, during the holidays, 69 percent of people are stressed from lack of time, 69 percent from lack of money and 51 percent over the pressure to give or receive gifts.   read more

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Your No-Halloween-Costume Solution: Nail Art

Let your fingers do the haunting with DIY Halloween nail art   read more

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13 Amazing Halloween Makeup Tutorials to Try

Our favorite (doable) Halloween makeup how-tos from YouTube   See more

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