Stories by Marissa DeSantis

8 Best Foot Treatments

HEALTH & BEAUTY

8 Best Foot Treatments

They may look nice sitting in their Jimmy Choos, but after eight hours at the office and a sweaty gym sesh, your feet look less than stellar once the shoes come off. Cracked heels, seriously dry skin and rough calluses are proof that your feet take a serious beating every day. Still, it's easy to forget them in your nightly beauty routine of moisturizing and conditioning, especially when tights and closed-toe shoes are still options.   read more

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7 Best Toothpastes

HEALTH & BEAUTY

7 Best Toothpastes

A mega-watt, movie-star smile adds glamour to any beauty trend -- I mean, try pulling off a bright orange lip with yellow teeth. If your toothpaste isn't doing its job, you might be reluctant to get on board with a bold lip or even flash a smile.   read more

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16 Best Anti-Aging Serums

Finding the perfect balance of moisture and effectiveness in an anti-aging treatment isn't easy, but with the help of TotalBeauty.com product reviews, you can pinpoint the right skin-care serum for your budget and skin type. See which products, both in the bargain and splurge categories, generated top ratings.   Product reviews

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8 Best Lip and Cheek Stains -- and the 2 Worst

There's a certain je ne sais quoi to the natural glow of flushed cheeks and rosy lips. Of course, not all of us are blessed with a perpetual glow and just-bitten pout. But the good news is that the makeup industry has done its best to give us what nature should have through the ingenious invention of lip and cheek stains. That said, while some of these products have forever earned a place in our reader's makeup bags, others have wound up in the trash.   See products

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The Dreamiest Pastel Nail Polish Colors for Spring 2015

Nothing puts us in a better mood than a brand-new manicure in one of the season's freshest colors. And this spring, those colors are pale pastels. While this isn't exactly a groundbreaking seasonal trend, the newest colors for 2015 are much more modern than the Easter egg shades of years past.   read more

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11 Flat Boots We Wish Were In Our Closet

We're big fans of boots in every variety, but a tall boot with a flat-to-the-floor sole or slightly chunky heel is a closet necessity. They instantly dress up denim, and they can be worn running errands or commuting without killing your feet. Plus, they're much more practical than a sky-high heeled option when winter is still in full force.   read more

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11 Best Eye Wrinkle Creams

Each time the muscles around your eyes contract, the repeated folding action your skin makes contributes to wrinkles and fine lines (a harsh reality, but it's sadly true).   See products

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The New York Fashion Week Collections You Can Actually Afford

We ooh and ahh over all of the gorgeous designs and models that make their way down the New York Fashion Week runway. But sometimes the over-the-top designs don't translate into an every day budget (or every day wear). That's where these collections come in. While we're waiting for an occasion that requires a floor length, silk Carolina Herrera gown, will gladly settle for these affordable (and much more wearable) collections from New York Fashion Week.   read more

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The 2015 Academy Awards Beauty Looks That Deserve Their Own Golden Statue

When it comes to the Academy Awards, no other red carpet can boast bigger star power. And with those major celebs, comes some major makeup and hair looks we'll be drooling over (and trying to replicate) for weeks. In case you missed out, here are the best beauty looks from the 2015 Oscars you have to see.   read more

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The Cutest Way to Keep Warm This Winter

We try to steer clear of anything that can ruin a good hair day, but when temperatures drops to single digits with winds that stop you in your tracks, a little hat hair is a small price to pay in exchange for keeping your ears from falling off. (Plus, you can read these stories and learn some preventative steps to ward off creases and static.)   read more

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