Stories by Hayley Mason

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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Inspiring Street Style Looks That Rival the Runway

New York Fashion Week has begun, and we're in fashion heaven. But as eyes turn toward the runways and the designer showrooms, we're looking to the streets of New York City for our outfit inspiration. These street style mavens, style bloggers and fashion editors show us how to take runway trends to real life -- or, you know, just how to leave an impression. Come back every day for our street style look of the day.   read more

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12 Gorgeous (and Affordable) Lines From NYFW

We love fashion week and all the sneak peeks of gorgeous designer clothing that come with it, but the truth is, most of us can't afford runway looks. We've compiled a list of the most affordable designers who showed at New York Fashion Week and our favorite looks from each fashion week show that we could splurge for here and there. Here, twelve designers whose spring/summer 2015 collections are topping our wishlists.   read more

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How to Get Your Flip-Flop-Battered Feet Pretty Again

Sandals -- they're stylish, they're easy, they're so much more comfortable than a pair of stilettos. But a long summer of open shoes and flat soles can leave your feet in need of serious T.L.C. We spoke to celebrity manicurist and Dermelect's color curator Elle (who's prettied the feet of celebs like Blake Lively and Jennifer Lopez) and Patricia Martin, director of marketing for Topical BioMedics, Inc., to get the details on caring for our not-so-cute, end-of-summer feet.   read more

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