Stories by Marissa DeSantis

12 Unexpectedly Chic Fourth of July Nail Art Ideas

I love anything Fourth-of-July themed (hello red, white and blue cupcakes!), but when it comes to nails, I'm declaring independence from cheesy patriotic nail art designs. The founding fathers totally would have wanted it that way.   read more

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17 Easy Updos for Short Hair

These celeb looks prove sometimes less (hair) is more when it comes to creating a chic short hair updo   read more

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14 Best Shampoos for Fine Hair

Show me a girl who says she doesn't want the full-bodied hair of a Victoria's Secret model, and I'll show you a liar. This is where volumizing shampoo comes in. There's something about a voluminous blowout that really boosts your confidence (and your formerly flat strands). Readers say these 14 volumizing shampoos for fine hair add weightless volume and thickness instantly. Try these and you'll be one step closer to the Gisele Büdchen hair of your dreams.   read more

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9 Essential Makeup Tricks for Looking Flawless on Camera

With cameras at our fingertips 24/7 (thanks, Steve Jobs), it's not just celebs who have to sweat being camera-ready around the clock. And while this isn't exactly a new phenomenon (after all, "selfie" was named the word of the year by Oxford Dictionary all the way back in 2013), not all of us are comfortable having our pictures taken. While your super-charged iPhone camera may be great at capturing your beach vacation or adorable pets, it can be downright terrifying to turn it on yourself.   read more

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The 6 Best Hair Oils

For anyone with fine or thin hair, the phrase "best hair oil" probably sounds like an oxymoron. We may stock up on dry shampoos to combat greasy roots, but the addition of oil can be an asset to your hair-styling routine. With ingredients like vitamins A, B and E, hair oils are like superfoods for your hair, making hair look healthier immediately while protecting it from future damage caused by the environment and heat and styling tools.   read more

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12 Best Luxury Beauty Products

Who doesn't like to splurge every now and then? There's something so satisfying about stopping by Saks (and Barneys and Neiman Marcus …) and leaving with an impeccably wrapped package. The thrill of a big purchase never gets old.   See products

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11 Stunning Red Carpet Beauty Looks We're Stealing this  New Year's Eve

Once the stress of nailing down your New Year's Eve plans is out of the way, a whole new round of questions comes up. First, what should I wear? Second -- and most importantly (in our minds, at least) -- how should I do my hair and makeup for New Year's?   read more

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16 Best Anti-Aging Serums

Looking for the best anti-aging serum? Finding the perfect balance of moisture and effectiveness in an anti-aging serum isn't easy, and with hundreds of anti-aging products out there, it can be tough to know where to start. That's where our readers come in.   Product reviews

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12 Best Bath Products

Who doesn't love the feeling of taking a hot bath and melting all of the day's stress away? Some readers (especially working women or new mothers) might say there is simply no time in the day to take more than a 10-minute bath. For all of you busy ladies out there, this might be because you have never tried using a bath product before.   See products

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A Newbie's Guide to Meditation

The Beatles made it popular in the '60s and celebs like Oprah and Gwyneth Paltrow do it on the regular, but practicing meditation has some serious physical, emotional and spiritual benefits in addition to upping your hipster cred. Luckily, you don't have to travel to India or have your own television network to practice meditation.   read more

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