Stories by Sarah Carrillo

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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Summer Hair Survival Guide

For all that's great about summer -- the travel, the sun, the pool parties, the excuse to knock back drinks with umbrellas -- there is one major downside for most of us. When the heat and humidity pick up, our hair either turns into a giant, frizzy orb or a limp, greasy mess. Either way, not pretty.   read more

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Lifespan Study Says Men Are Wimps

If the "Golden Girls" taught me anything, it's that women live longer than men (and cheesecake is the solution to all problems).   read more

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Breaking Beauty News: Costco's New Cosmetics

• Costco's Hipp collaboration. Now you can pick up celebrity manicurist Jenna Hipp's nail collection in between scarfing free samples of teriyaki chicken and frozen fajitas. She's selling a 12-piece sample set for just $32.   read more

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5 Studies We Can't Stop Talking About

Want to regale your friends with some fascinating trivia this weekend? Brush up on the latest studies everyone will be talking about:   read more

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See The Latest Before/After Airbrushing Controversy

If we lived in the UK, we'd totally shop at Debenhams. Not because they have an entire section devoted to "debut dresses" (whatever those are), but because they've pledged to stop Photoshopping images.   read more

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This Breakthrough May End Animal Testing in Cosmetics

No matter how much of a beauty buff you are, it's heart-breaking to see those images posted by animal rights activists of bunnies and monkeys in cages undergoing cosmetics testing. So it's a huge relief to find out that researchers at Newcastle University in the UK have found a better way to test new cosmetics ingredients and drugs.   read more

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Photoshopped 5-Year-Olds and Pregnant Dudes -- These PSAs Grabbed Our Attention

Public Service Announcements are designed to raise awareness on important issues and spark change. These PSAs definitely win on the "getting our attention" front, but will they inspire change, or just heated debate on their appropriateness? Take a look and weigh in.   read more

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Forget Cars and Wallets, Smart Thieves Are Stealing Hair Extensions

Our insatiable desire for perfect hair has spawned a new wave of thievery: People are now robbing beauty supply stores -- often at gunpoint -- and stealing thousands of dollars worth of human hair extensions.   read more

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