Stories by Marissa DeSantis

5 Things We Ask Everyone: Whitney Port

Reality TV stars are notorious for briefly entertaining us with their wild antics and lavish lifestyles before drifting off into obscurity (or "Dancing With The Stars"). Then there are celebrities like Whitney Port, who use their time at the top to build an impressive resume and carve a niche for themselves in the fashion world. After jobs with Teen Vogue and Diane von Furstenberg, the former star of MTV's "The Hills" launched her self-titled clothing line of graphic prints and loose silhouettes, Whitney Eve.   read more

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June 11, 2014  |  10:06 AM  |  COMMENT
7 Best Dove Beauty Products

Dove's unprecedented Campaign for Real Beauty celebrates bodies of all shapes, sizes, colors, and ages. It employs plus-size models, women of different races and those with wrinkles and sun spots to inspire us real women to feel more comfortable in our own skin -- so to speak. Dove continually creates memorable, groundbreaking (and at times controversial) ads and commercials; they make pro-age beauty products instead of anti-aging ones; and now, with their "Movement for Self-Esteem", they're trying to reach a younger generation by helping instill confidence in adolescent girls. However, 13- to 93-year-old women can resonate with this poignant slogan for the movement: "Imagine a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety."   See products

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June 5, 2014  |  12:06 AM  |  11 COMMENTS
Sneaky Ways to Squeeze in Extra SPF

You know you should wear sunscreen (every single day), and avoid prolonged sun exposure. Somehow, skin cancer is still on the rise -- even though it's the one form of cancer that can be prevented simply by applying a cream.   read more

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May 20, 2014  |  11:05 AM  |  COMMENT
The Only 3 Moves You Need for Sexy, Sculpted Arms

Ah, the warmer weather we've been waiting for has finally arrived. Which means it's time to replace the arm exercise you were getting with the remote control (I think I'll miss you most of all, "Pretty Little Liars"), with actual arm exercises -- hand weights and all.   read more

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May 13, 2014  |   9:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT
12 Best Hair Care Products for Split Ends

In the beauty world, "split end" is a four-letter word (even though it's obviously not). And like a hangnail or a zit, it's kinda hard to resist examining and picking at those split hair cuticles, no?   Get tips

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May 9, 2014  |   2:05 PM  |  41 COMMENTS
19 Hair Accessories That Will Upgrade Your Updo

Hair accessories are basically jewelry for your hair -- which might explain why we just can't get enough. They're a quick way to add color and personality to basic hairstyles. Pop a Swarovski-encrusted comb alongside a topknot, and suddenly you're a modern day Holly Golightly. Throw a patterned turban over beach-y waves for an instant dose of bohemian cool.   read more

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May 7, 2014  |  10:05 AM  |  COMMENT
The Best Beauty Looks From the 2014 Met Gala

Every spring, the fashion world anxiously awaits the kickoff fundraising event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's fashion exhibit. It's notoriously a red carpet where Hollywood and society A-listers take some risks, and the 2014 Met Gala was no exception.   read more

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May 6, 2014  |  10:05 AM  |  COMMENT
7 Best Toothpastes

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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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May 2, 2014  |   2:05 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Get the Illuminated Look

Sure, the matte trend isn't budging anytime soon, but a dewy complexion is always pretty -- and downright easier to achieve when summer comes around.   read more

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May 1, 2014  |   2:05 PM  |  COMMENT
5 Things We Ask Everyone: Jana Kramer

You might recognize her from her role as Alex Dupre on the hugely popular show, "One Tree Hill," but lately Jana Kramer has been garnering attention for her voice. The "Why Ya Wanna" singer's self-titled debut album earned her two Country Music Award nominations and an opening spot on Blake Shelton's "Ten Times Crazier" tour last summer.   read more

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April 28, 2014  |  12:04 PM  |  COMMENT
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