Stories by Sarah Carrillo

16 Best Hair Conditioners

If you want soft, shiny, manageable hair, it all starts with finding the best conditioner for your hair type. Our readers have tried the top products on the market and tell us which ones they deem worthy of best conditioner.   See products

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7 Fitness Apps That'll Get Your Lazy A$$ in Gear

Before smartphones, life was tough. If you wanted to keep track of your workout, you had to use this thing called a "pen" and write it all down. Now there are fitness apps that do it all for you.   read more

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18 Best Face Moisturizers for 2014

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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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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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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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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12 Best Drugstore Foundations Under $15

When it comes to the best drugstore foundation, it really pays to find the perfect product for you. After all, all the eye, makeup and lip products in the world won't make you look gorgeous if your skin looks blah. On the bright side, TotalBeauty.com reviewers have found that you don't have to spend a fortune to get flawless-looking skin. In fact, there are plenty of drugstore foundation products that will give you just that! Here are some tips to find the best foundations for your skin -- even when you can't sample them ahead of time.   Drugstore Foundation

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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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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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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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