Stories by Sarah Carrillo

18 Best Face Moisturizers

Depending on your skin type, moisturizer is either a take-it-or-leave-it product or a can't-live-without-it item. But in reality, nearly all skin types can benefit from some sort of moisturizer.   See moisturizers

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July 24, 2014  |   1:07 PM  |  77 COMMENTS
6 Delicious Recipes for Mother's Day Brunch

I know what you're thinking. Going out for Mother's Day brunch is fun. It means you don't have to cook. It means you can relax.   See recipes

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April 18, 2014  |   9:04 AM  |  10 COMMENTS
Pamper Mom With These Easy At-Home Spa Treatments

Let's face it: Being a mom is one of the hardest jobs out there. And, thanks to things like college funds, family vacations and, you know, feeding a family, most of us lack the cash -- and time -- for a beauty salon treatment, a spa massage or facial. That's why we asked spa owners, beauty authors and brands for relaxing, DIY at-home recipes to help mom unwind on Mother's Day. All of these are quick, easy and you can make them with stuff that's already in your kitchen.   See recipes

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April 18, 2014  |   9:04 AM  |  43 COMMENTS
5 Things to Do Now for Flawless Skin by Summer

For the most part I consider myself a planner, a list-maker, a generally organized type of chick. The exception? Whenever the seasons change.   See advice

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April 1, 2014  |  10:04 AM  |  13 COMMENTS
11 Best At-Home Microdermabrasion Products

Are you familiar with mircodermabrasion? Microdermabrasion uses physical exfoliation to help slough away the top layer of skin to give it a healthy glow and help increase cell turnover. Have you been to a spa or dermatologist's office for a microdermabrasion treatment? If so, you may have loved how each and every dead skin cell was removed and noticed softer skin, fewer fine lines and even a reduction in acne. Microdermabrasion can benefit oily or dry skin, but those with sensitive skin should proceed with caution.   See products

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November 12, 2013  |  10:11 AM  |  69 COMMENTS
We Tried It: The $300 Blow Dryer

For certain things in life, you definitely get what you pay for. Botox, boob jobs, Bentleys ... but does the sentiment apply to blow dryers?   read more

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September 3, 2013  |  11:09 AM  |  7 COMMENTS
7 Scents for People Who Hate Perfumes

Beauty editors, as a general rule, love fragrance. When a new bottle comes into the office, everyone gathers around to spritz and sniff. Everyone ... except our editor in chief, Beth. She claims to "hate" perfume and has yet to find one she can tolerate. "Most perfumes are so overpowering," she says. "If I take an elevator ride with someone wearing perfume, I still smell it for the next hour or so. And if I wear perfume, it's almost like I can taste it all day -- most fragrances give me a headache. I think I just have a sensitive nose."   read more

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August 21, 2013  |  10:08 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Shaving vs. Waxing vs. Laser: How Much Does Each Cost Over a Lifetime?

We've all been there: standing in the shower, dull razor in hand, trying to squeeze in one more shave before replacing the pricey blade, picturing the inevitable nicks and razor burn coming our way, and thinking "There must be a better way!"   read more

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August 19, 2013  |  10:08 AM  |  12 COMMENTS
Who's the Vainest of them All?

Big (non) shocker: the USA is No. 1 when it comes to dropping cash on beauty products. We love our eyeshadows and nail polishes, certainly, and we have a growing population eager to spend, so it makes sense.   read more

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August 7, 2013  |   6:08 AM  |  1 COMMENT
We Tried It: L'Oreal's New Sun Oil Spray

Back in the day, it was perfectly acceptable to slather yourself in baby oil and roast in the sun like a rotisserie chicken, flipping over every half hour for an even, golden-brown glow. And people would openly gawk, admiring -- even envying -- your sun-baked skin.   read more

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July 30, 2013  |  10:07 AM  |  COMMENT
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