Stories by Marissa DeSantis

11 Easy Updos for Short Hair

If you have short hair, you probably doubt you can pull off a cute updo. And while you may not be able to rock an impossibly long side braid or voluminous ponytail, there are actually plenty of updos for short hair. (Yes, even if you have a pixie -- we found styles for you to try, too.)   read more

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8 Red Carpet Beauty Looks We're Recreating for New Year's

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 makeup and hair?   read more

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9 Best Lip and Cheek Stains -- and the 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 readers' makeup bags, others have wound up in the trash.   See products

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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 goody before.   See products

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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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7 Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Static Hair

Static hair is actually the worst. Even on your most hopeful hair days, the lack of moisture in the air presents a perfect opportunity for dry strands to turn into flyaway hair. Anyone who's ever worn a hat in wintertime is all too familiar with "I look like I stuck my finger in a socket" static hair. Though the problem is magnified for ladies with fine hair, just about every hair type has to deal with mind-of-its-own, electrically charged hair at some point. And just because we all suffer from a bit of static hair in the winter doesn't make it any less annoying.   read more

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15 Best Eye Wrinkle Creams

Eye wrinkle creams attempt to combat our very nature -- that is, the fine lines and wrinkles that come with age.   See products

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The Best Frizz-Fighters for Summer

Everyone deals with frizz on some level, but not all frizz is created equal -- and neither are the products used to treat it. For instance, serums that keep coarse curls defined and smooth all day weigh down fine hair and make it look greasy in a matter of minutes.   read more

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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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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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