Stories by Sarah Carrillo

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


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


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


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


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


The Royal Baby Beauty Care Package for Kate & Will

Move over North West, there's a new star baby in town, and this one's royalty for real. Kate Middleton gave birth this morning to a baby boy and although we want to give the royal mum and dad plenty of private time, we have to give in just a little bit to our fascination with Buckingham's new bundle of joy.   read more


True or False: Does Laxative Work as a Primer?

You know the State Farm commercial where the woman says "You can't say anything on the Internet that isn't true"? We laugh, because obviously there's an infinite amount of baloney circulating online. We take everything we read on the interwebs with a boulder of salt.   read more


10 Best Low-Calorie Summer Cocktails

Want to keep your bikini body intact but don't want to spend the summer sipping light beer? You need to try these amazingly creative (and delicious) options   read more


New Beauty Buzzwords: Punk, Vamp, Shimmer

Sure, summer is just getting into full swing, but we're already hearing whispers about the new makeup trends for Fall 2013. It's bold (brows), it's bright (skin), it's retro (dig out those Doc Martens), and it's what we'll be wearing come September when things start cooling off.   read more


The Same 5 Q's We Ask Everyone: Giada De Laurentiis

Total Beauty: What's one bad beauty habit you can't seem to quit?
Giada De Laurentiis: Picking my skin around my nails. I used to be a nail biter when I was a young girl and my mom would try and put pepper and stuff on my fingernails when I was sleeping so I wouldn't bit them, but it didn't work. When I grew older I would try and get manicures so I wouldn't want to bite them, but still sometimes from washing my hands a lot I tend to pick my cuticles and get little bloody pieces. I mean you can see there are certain areas that are a little ... [points at her nails, which actually look just fine to me].   read more


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