Stories by Hayley Mason

Ditch the French Mani and Try These 13 Wedding Nail Ideas Instead

You go all out when it comes to searching for the perfect wedding dress. You tear out photo after photo of wedding updos, down 'dos and curly tendrils before deciding on the right hairstyle. And makeup artists -- forget it, you lost count. So why settle for a boring French manicure or simple pale pink polish on your wedding day? Your wedding nails should complement that gorgeous dress, show off your ring and of course, look great in the billions of photos you'll be posing for. We scoured Pinterest and the nail art blogs for the best wedding nail designs and nail art ideas for your big day.   read more

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14 Best Green 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). We're talking environmentally friendly and plant-based beauty products that not only do wonders for our skin and hair, but are also saving our planet -- one beauty product at a time (how's that for shopping motivation?). Whether you're on the market for natural makeup or are seeking out organic skin care products, we've got the entire organic cosmetics branch covered.   See products

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5 On-the-Go Snack Mixes to Fuel Your Day

Let's face it -- we don't always have time to whip up a healthy snack, and more often than not, we turn to the quickest, easiest and not-so-healthiest solution (read: something from the nearest vending machine). In lieu of that solution we spoke with nutritionists and dieticians Franci Cohen and Nicolette Pace, who created five easy, healthy snack mixes you can take anywhere. "Snack mixes are ideal because you get a concentration of energy and calories," says Pace, "but they don't take up much volume in your stomach so you don't bloat." So instead of reaching for a snack-size candy bar when you're crashing at your desk midday, swap it out for one of these snack mix recipes you can make in bulk and eat all week long (just don't go too crazy with portion sizes).   read more

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11 Best Deodorants -- and the 4 Worst

We've all been there: You're giving a presentation or you're on a first date and instead of focusing on the moment, all you can think is, "Do I have sweat stains? Am I getting white stuff on my dress? Is my dry cleaner going to think I'm stalking him?" In order to find the best deodorant, you've got to go through a lot of bad ones. Luckily, TotalBeauty.com readers aren't shy about sharing what deodorants and antiperspirants work -- and which ones are a (floral-scented) hot mess.   See products

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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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12 Best Mineral Makeup Products

The best mineral makeup is the gift that keeps on giving. Unlike traditional makeup products, the best mineral makeup lines are free of preservatives and chemicals -- like parabens, dyes and fragrances -- that can wreak havoc on sensitive skin. They can be a lifesaver for women with skin conditions like eczema or rosacea who don't want to give up makeup. And, because most formulas don't contain oil, they also won't exacerbate acne-prone skin.   read more

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11 Best Hot Styling Tools

Heat styling is a necessary evil in the world of hairstyles. With sleight of hand, a good curling iron can add volume to stick straight hair and a superior flat iron can take curly hair to superstraight, sleek new territory.   See tools

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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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6 Winter Hairstyles That Won't Give You Hat Hair

Hat hair -- all winter, it's the bane of our existence. We've tried every trick in the book, from rubbing a dryer sheet over our roots to breaking out the strongest pomades in our beauty cabinets to slick down a style. But truth be told, unless you're willing to ditch your winter hat and risk losing your ears to frostbite, the best way to avoid hat hair is to embrace it and match your hairstyle to your favorite winter hat. Here, five winter hairstyles that work with you, not against you -- so the dreaded hat head will be a thing of the past.   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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