Stories by Hayley Mason

10 Teas to Help You Burn Fat, Slim Down and Sleep Better

Green tea is great for you, this we know. But there are also teas to help boost your burn at the gym, stop you from grabbing that candy bar at 3 p.m. and even chill you out when you're feeling stressed. Rather than reaching for your morning coffee click through for our top 10 teas to help you drink your way slimmer, happier and healthier. No detoxing necessary.   read more

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A Mind-Blowing Step-by-Step Guide to the Cut Crease

The cut crease eye makeup look is on par with a killer smoky eye, the perfect red lip or those loose, beachy waves everyone (but me) seems to be able to perfect. In other words, you see it everywhere, but it's more difficult than it looks to do by your own hand. If you're thinking, 'Uh, what's a cut crease?', it's a technique that contrasts eye shadow color in the crease of your eye for a sharp, defined look.   read more

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8 Fresh Ways to Wear the Quilted Trend

A quilted purse is a timeless accessory every woman should have, but the fall 2014 New York Fashion Week runway shows put a whole slew of other quilted accessories on our radar: quilted moto boots, sneakers, backpacks.... A quilted pattern and rich fabric instantly give any accessory a luxurious feel. Add a quilted accessory to a sporty weekend look for a dressed-up vibe or to a more formal look to keep things classic. Either way, you should invest in one of these quilted pieces. Here, eight pieces we'd add to our wardrobes right now.   read more

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Ditch Your Coat and Try This Fall Outerwear Trend

Capes are topping our shopping lists this season -- and for good reason. Designers brought back this sophisticated outerwear option in their fall 2014 New York Fashion Week shows, showing rich colors, unexpected textures and so many different ways to wear the look. Whether you want to wear a cape in place of a heavy coat or as a stylish substitute for a blazer on an evening out, there's a fall cape you'll love. Start your wishlist now.   read more

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9 Best Products for Natural Hair

Finding the best products for natural hair isn't easy. You want the best hair products for tamed edges, defined curls, moisturized ends and a long list of other requirements. And for every "must" on your list of hair care demands, there are hundreds of products on the market that say they do just that -- but do they? To help you find the best products for your natural hair we enlisted our favorite natural hair bloggers, natural hair vloggers and product enthusiasts to share what they use and love.   read more

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The Real Story Behind Where Your Hair Extensions Come From

If you wear hair extensions, chances are you're pretty picky about what type of hair you wear. You know if you prefer Remy or non-Remy hair, Indian or Brazilian, synthetic or human. You may also believe you can simply look at hair extension packaging to find out its origins. But the truth is, it's pretty difficult to tell where your hair extensions come from, and there are plenty of manufacturers who are deliberately misleading about where they source their hair from.   read more

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The Best Eyeliner for Your Cat Eye, Rocker Smudge or Graphic Flick

Remember when eyeliner used to just be eyeliner? Me neither. Today the aisles of Sephora present you with every kind of formula you could possibly want -- exotic kajal eyeliners, liquid eyeliners in a rainbow of colors, retractable eyeliners, crazy hybrid formulas like Benefit They're Real! Push-Up Liner ... the works. You may find yourself wondering, "What's the difference?" So we had Wake Up For Makeup blogger Ivy Boyd show us (and tell us) which eyeliner formula is best for which eye makeup look. Here, seven different eye makeup looks perfect for whichever formula you gravitate toward (or for that new pen you can't wait to try).   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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8 Pieces of Stone Jewelry to Make Your Fall Wardrobe Shine

Fall means bulky sweaters, heavy scarves and oversize coats, so it's hard for jewelry to stand out among them. Perhaps it was that thought designers had in mind when they designed their fall 2014 collections, because this season's jewelry is bigger, bolder and more eye-catching. Raw-cut jewelry made from agates, druzy crystals and geodes is popping up everywhere. Here are eight ways to wear this new jewelry trend.   read more

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14 Volumizers for Sexy Hair

Raise your hand if you've ever experienced sad, lifeless hair. Now, raise your other hand if you've ever tried to fight said limp hair with volumizers that promise full, sexy hair, only to end up with a sticky, goopy mess. Okay, you can put your hand down now.   See best volumizers

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