Stories by Hayley Mason

How to Make Any Headache Go Away

Headaches are more than just a pain -- they can be completely debilitating. And maybe it sounds dramatic, but if you're one of the 45 million Americans suffering from chronic headaches (most of whom are women, by the way), knowing how to get rid of a headache can vastly improve the quality of your life.   read more

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The No-Exercise Trick to Looking Better Naked

When we first heard about the dry brushing trend, we thought it was too good to be true. I mean, you can see why we'd be skeptical about the idea that something as simple as a soft-bristle brush could help us look better at the beach. But it turns out, apart from improving circulation and ridding the body of toxins, dry brushing really does solve some of our biggest beauty dilemmas. Painful ingrown hair? Dry brushing helps to reduce that. Need a quick tone-up before bikini season? Dry brushing will give your skin a glow while helping to firm your behind and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Not to mention celebrities like Elle Macpherson are on board (the secret to her nickname, "the body," perhaps?) Just look over our easy-to-follow infographic, then get brushing!   read more

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34 Oh-So-Tiny Tattoos We Love

We've all wanted a tattoo at one point or another. Usually, it's because we're going through a life crisis/rebellious phase, or are sentimental/drunk enough to think a matching best friend or sister tattoo is a good idea (It never is). The thing is, going under the needle is a huge commitment, and ink is (mostly) forever.   read more

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No Airbrush. No Photoshop. Get Flawless Skin Right Now.

From beauty counter to brushes, your guide to perfect foundation coverage   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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15 Best Earth-Friendly Beauty Products

What's the hot trend in beauty? Going green. And we don't mean emerald eye shadow (though we're all for that). Here, we're talking environmentally friendly and plant-based. Our readers love all things eco-conscious, preservative-free and organic, and here they're dishing on their favorite products. New to the green scene? Use their unbiased ratings to help you know what products to try first.   See products

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9 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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Can This Whopper Perfume by Burger King Possibly Be Real?

There are some beauty products that are so crazy/awesome/amazing, we just can't believe the world went on spinning without them. Powdered cleansers that get past TSA -- so handy! BB cream for your body -- how did no one think of this sooner? And then there are some beauty products that are so crazy, we can't believe they exist. Take for instance edible deodorant. Not only did someone dream up this concoction (and think it was a good idea), its inventor also managed to convince financial backers and stores that people need this product. Yes, we wish we could say it's an April Fools' prank, but trust us when we say it's legit. Here, 11 unbelievable beauty products that seem like a joke, but aren't.   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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14 Best Drugstore Hairstyling Products

Turns out, the commercials were right: you actually can get salon-worthy hair with drugstore hairstyling products. At least, that's what TotalBeauty.com readers say about these gels, serums, hairsprays and mousses. All of them gave our readers gorgeous 'dos -- without breaking the bank.   See products

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