Stories by Sarah Carrillo

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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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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16 Readers' Picks for Best Hair Conditioners

If you want soft, shiny, manageable hair, start in the shower by using the perfect conditioner for your hair type. Our readers have bravely tried (nearly) all of them and told us which they deem worthy. Check them out and get one step closer to "Pantene commercial" hair.   See products

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The New Japanese Skin Care You'll Flip For

When it comes to skin care, Asia wipes the floor with the U.S. Women in Japan and Korea follow 20+ step regimens (among other extreme measures) and brands in Asia are known for leading the way in new ingredients and products (do BB creams ring a bell?).   read more

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12 Best Mascaras for 2014

For lush lashes that make your eyes pop, you need a mascara that won't let you down. We're talking those holy grail mascaras with wands that grab and coat every last lash, formulas that let you layer without clumps and that give you the volume, length and definition you crave -- all day long, without smudging. Is that really so much to ask? Our mascara reviewers didn't think so either. We've shown you the best drugstore mascaras, and even our beauty editors' favorites. But now, it's time for the ultimate mascara countdown. These are the best of the best mascaras, according to our reader reviews.   See mascaras

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