Stories by Hayley Mason

Which Fall Fragrance Suits Your Personality?

For most of us, choosing a perfume is as simple as "it smells good" (or, real talk -- by which bottle will look prettiest on our vanity). But Mark Crames, the CEO of the all-encompassing fragrance library Demeter, and Jacquelyn Lang, CEO of Beauty Encounter, say our choices go far beyond that. You may actually choose a fragrance based on a memory you associate with scent, a particular time of the year, or what may be most telling, certain notes that are reflective of your personality. "Over the years, I've seen personalities gravitate to the same notes," says Lang. "A scent certainly can be an extension of one's personality." Whether you're bold or reserved, a romantic or a realist, adventurous or a wallflower, there's a new fall scent to match your personality. Here, the fall fragrances sure to become your signature scent.   read more

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GPS for Your Headaches

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GPS for Your Headaches

I'm the queen of headaches. And while some are melodramatic, shut-out-the-world stress pounders, others are completely debilitating, what-did-I-do-to-feel-this-way headaches. The cause could be not drinking enough water, not sleeping enough, too much stress ... the list goes on and on. Headaches can manifest in a number of zones around the head -- a dull pang at the back of the head, constant throbbing at the temples -- so it's even more difficult to nail down the exact reason for the pain.   read more

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13 Shoes Every Up-and-Coming Career Woman Must Own

You've heard it a dozen times -- dress for the job you want, not the job you have. As a career woman, it's important to have a wardrobe you feel confident and powerful in. But at the same time, you don't want to throw every element of your personal style in the trash for uniform style. To strike the perfect balance, we've compiled a list of the 13 shoes every career woman should have. These shoes complement every outfit in your work wardrobe, are professional and sophisticated, and still leave room for your own style interpretation. Do you need some basic pumps for work -- yes. But who says they can't be snakeskin pumps?   read more

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6 Inspiring Beauty Vloggers You Need to Be Following Right. Now.

These YouTube beauty bloggers (or vloggers as they're known on the web) have been known to steal hours of our time as we sit entranced by their countless hair, makeup and nail tutorials. No, we're not talking about Michelle Phan. These ladies may not have reached household name status (yet), but they're "the next big thing" in the YouTube beauty space. With viewers reaching into the millions, they know what they're talking about. And we're taking notes on all of their looks.   read more

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8 Edgy New Ways to Wear Pearls

Pearls are timelessly beautiful. But as classy as a string of pearls can make you feel, it can also feel a little bit like you're playing dress-up. Which is why we're in love with these eight completely refreshing and modern ways to wear pearls. Last year, Chanel debuted chunky pearl chokers at New York Fashion Week, and we instantly fell in love with this new take on a classic. Since then, funky shapes and new uses for pearls as accessories have grown tenfold, and red-carpet stars and street-style bloggers alike are wearing the trend in ways that suit their personal styles. Here are eight ways to wear pearls in modern fashion.   read more

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14 Best Makeup Removers

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14 Best Makeup Removers

As a total product junkie, I spend a lot of time putting stuff on my face. So at the end of the day, a good makeup remover is just as important as the makeup I'm taking off.   See products

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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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What Does Your Nail Polish Say About Your Personality?

Nail polish is one of those products beauty junkies hoard: It's inexpensive, a subtle way to wear trending colors, and easily applied and removed. But even if your nail polish collection is ginormous, there's probably one shade you reach for again and again. Read on to find out what your favorite nail polish color reveals about your personality.   read more

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Steal the Coolest Nail Art Looks From NYFW

Us trend spotters go back and forth on whether nail art is in or out, and whether it should be minimalist or bold and graphic. Regardless of what's in vogue, we'll always be fans of statement-making nail art -- and the nail looks at New York Fashion Week are some of our favorite designs yet. Fashion Week debuted gorgeous nail polish colors we're anxiously waiting for come spring, the new negative space manicure trend and a whole lot of intricate designs we're dying to DIY. Here, 12 Fashion Week nail art ideas to try at home.   read more

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12 Shoes That Stole the Show at NYFW

The runway shows at New York Fashion Week left us dreaming of clothes we won't be able to wear until a long, cold winter has passed. But the shoes? Those, we can get on board with right now. The shoe trends at fashion week covered everything from lace-up heels to comfy sandals we'd wear on a typical Saturday. Here, 12 fashion week shoes that left us reeling.   read more

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