Stories by Marissa DeSantis

13 Best Hair Care Products for Split Ends

If you want to win the battle against damaged hair, then you need to know how to prevent split ends. And while many of us simply resort to snipping our split cuticles, there are plenty of tips for repairing and preventing split ends.   Get tips

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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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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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10 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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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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