Stories by Marissa DeSantis

Watch TV and Get Fit

Let's be real: Some days the gym just isn't going to happen. You had a long day at work, the traffic getting home was a nightmare and all you want to do is watch the latest episode of "Modern Family" while sipping on a glass of wine (or two).   read more

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April 22, 2014  |   2:04 PM  |  COMMENT
12 Nude Lipsticks -- There's (at Least) One for Every Skin Tone

There are opposite lip trends battling it out right now. In one corner, there's the bright orange look from Fashion Week. On the other, there's the nude lip that's been dominating awards show season.   read more

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April 17, 2014  |   9:04 AM  |  COMMENT
20 Prettiest Nail Polishes for Spring

Embracing the "It " shade of the season (anything pastel) doesn't have to mean wearing head-to-toe candy colors and looking like a marshmallow Peep. Incorporating the pastel trend into your makeup and nail routine is an easy way to add a soft touch of color that freshens and brightens your beauty look -- the only thing better than a fresh mani, after all, is one coated in the rosy pinks and buttercup yellows of your "Martha Stewart Living" dreams. Pick up one of these pastel shades for a DIY manicure, or head to the nail salon for festive finger tips that happily announce "spring is here."   read more

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April 11, 2014  |   2:04 PM  |  COMMENT
Re-Create These Covet-Worthy Celebrity Hairstyles

If we were giving an award for best hair, Kate Middleton would win hands down. Always sleek and shiny, we've never seen the Duchess with so much as a hair out of place (even the day after giving birth!).   read more

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April 8, 2014  |   1:04 PM  |  COMMENT
Steal These Makeup Looks With our TotalBeauty.com Award Winners

The secret to this supermodel's pout is a punchy shade of orange -- spring's super trendy lip color. Not only can you use this to freshen up your makeup now, but the color promises to be hot for summer, too -- and it looks great with a tan.   read more

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April 8, 2014  |   1:04 PM  |  COMMENT
Pastel Eyeshadow You Can Even Wear to Work

Nothing brings me to my childhood happy place quite like the fresh colors of spring. Pastel blues that remind me of eating flossy cotton candy in amusement park lines, or light pinks and greens that take me right back to the first sunny beach days of the season -- strolling the boardwalk with a dripping ice cream cone of strawberry and mint chocolate chip. Now, I'm itching to add these colors to my beauty routine -- embracing the pastel eyeshadow trend.   read more

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April 3, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  1 COMMENT
14 Best Classic Beauty Products

We call them classic beauty products for a reason. They've been around for ages and have become staples in our makeup bags and bathroom cabinets. You know the beauty products we're talking about -- the ones your mother (or even grandmother) used that eventually (against your strongest will) became your favorites.   See products

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March 28, 2014  |  11:03 AM  |  93 COMMENTS
Sephora's Divergent Makeup Collection

If you flew through the "Divergent" series (guilty) and now you're holding your breath until the movie to hit theaters tomorrow, here's your perfect fix: the Divergent makeup collection from Sephora. Because really, the only thing that rivals a good book is a complementary makeup collection complete with nail polish, of course. Whether you see yourself as a badass member of Dauntless, a peace loving Amity gal, or Divergent (we won't tell anyone), Sephora's new limited edition collection has got you covered.   read more

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March 20, 2014  |  11:03 AM  |  COMMENT
12 New Spring Makeup Buys -- For Under $15

I'm always on the hunt for drugstore products that work just as well as their prestige counterparts. Because -- to be totally honest -- glamorous logos and gold lacquered lipstick tubes may be part of my job, but they're not in my budget.   read more

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March 20, 2014  |   9:03 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
9 Best Beauty Products for Pregnant Women

If you're pregnant, you're likely bombarded with so many do's and don'ts according to everyone's opinions -- from your great aunt Susie's to your yoga teacher's to your co-worker's. Not to mention that you have to read about how everyone from Gisele to Kourtney Kardashian lost their baby weight in a few short weeks after giving birth and look better than ever post-baby.   See products

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March 19, 2014  |   8:03 AM  |  18 COMMENTS
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