Stories by Hayley Mason

8 Grown-Up Charms to Add Flair to Your Handbag

Remember when you were in grade school and your backpack had so many colorful keychains hanging off the zipper that you were pretty sure they weighed more than your books? I miss those days. Apparently, so did the creative teams at Fendi, MCM and several other high-end bag designers, because keychains are back. OK, we call them "bag charms" now, and you're more likely to see them on an expensive satchel than a JanSport backback. Call 'em what you want -- we're on board. From luxury charms resembling our favorite designer to colorful pom-pom-adorned bag charms, these trinkets make us want to start a new collection. Here's why you should, too.   read more

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See Every Piece in the Charlotte Tilbury Collection

Charlotte Tilbury has been a prominent figure in the beauty world for decades, and you no longer have to be a Hollywood A-lister to get her professional makeup secrets. We've been eagerly anticipating the launch of Tilbury's makeup line in the U.S. since we first got a peek at the rose gold packaging (this is serious vanity quality makeup here). With products inspired by glamorous leading ladies like Brigitte Bardot and statement-making songstresses like Lady Gaga, this line really does have something for everyone. See every piece here before you rush out to purchase the collection come September. (Products will be available at CharlotteTilbury.com, Bergdorf Goodman, BergdorfGoodman.com, Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, Beautylish.com and Net-a-Porter.com.)   read more

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5 Tutorials to Make Your Acne Disappear

Anyone who has ever suffered from acne knows the solution is not as simple as dabbing on a little concealer. It can takes months, even years, to find the best foundation for acne or to learn about covering acne with makeup in just the right way that your face doesn't look piled in product. To ease your pain we scoured through hundreds of acne coverage tutorials on YouTube to find the beauty bloggers who know acne best. Here, the five best tutorials for concealing even the worst cases of acne.   read more

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Sofia Vergara Reveals the Piece of Clothing You'll Never Catch Her Wearing

1) Total Beauty: Who are your beauty icons?
Sofia Vergara: It's always been, since I was a young girl, Sophia Loren, because I think she is the perfect example of a woman who knows what works for her. That's one of the things I always give as a tip for women. The secret is knowing what looks good on her or what works on her body, so she can call attention to those good things ... I think that's the secret of a woman that looks great. Sophia Loren has been wearing her same makeup for decades. She knows what works for her ... You see her now [in her 70s] and she still looks amazing.   read more

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You Need These Stylish (and Comfy) Shoes

It's been 10 years since the series finale of Sex and the City and I still dream about Carrie Bradshaw's fictional shoe closet. Girl has her fair share of covetable designer footwear, but it's her collection of slip-on mules that makes me most envious.   read more

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5 Things We Ask Everyone: Kelly Osbourne

Kelly Osbourne may have once been known as "the daughter of rocker Ozzy Osbourne," but she's earned her Hollywood star status all on her own. The lavender-haired Brit has become a huge fashion and beauty influencer, with a clothing line launching on the Home Shopping Network next month and a limited-edition collection with MAC Cosmetics we can't get enough of.   read more

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What's Your Astrological Power Color?

We're all about finding the color that works best for you, whether that's black or neon pink. Whether you check your astrological forecast daily or not, you know that your sun sign uncannily dictates your personality. Every zodiac sign has its own power color that brings out those best qualities. Here's your astrological power color and ways to incorporate it in your makeup routine and wardrobe.   read more

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The Print That Goes With Everything (Seriously)

Last weekend, one of my friends boldly announced, "I'm just going to say it. Snakeskin is the new neutral." I couldn't wrap my head around it. I have long since reserved the whole "patterns as a neutral" category for cheetah print and cheetah print alone. But as I started going back through fashion week coverage, and the more editorials I flipped through, I saw it. Snakeskin is everywhere -- and for good reason. Whether you wear it in bold colors or subtle neutrals, snakeskin does go with just about anything, and it adds an element of luxe. Even simple jeans and a T-shirt can get an update from a small snakeskin accessory like a bracelet or scarf. Here, eight examples to make you a believer.   read more

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11 Crazy-Gorgeous Ways to Display Your Accessories

Even though I have an extensive jewelry collection, I wear maybe three to five pieces on the regular. And that's not because I don't love my baubles and bling. It's because currently my necklaces, bracelets, watches and rings are in tangled heaps on top of my dresser, at the bottom of my jewelry box and in miscellaneous boxes piled out of my reach.   read more

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The Must-Have Makeup Brushes That Are Flying Off the Shelves

This year marks Sonia Kashuk's 15th anniversary with Target, and to celebrate, she's whipped up a limited edition collection that has us scrambling to our nearest store. And with good reason -- the purple makeup brushes seen here are selling out so fast, it may take a trip or two to hunt them down.   read more

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