Stories by Tiffanie Petett

13 Waterproof Makeup Picks You Can Sweat (or Swim or Cry) In

Makeup is a no-brainer when it comes to enhancing your best features -- that is, unless it's sliding down your face. And let's be real, between unpredictable weather, our daily workouts and the occasional cry-fest (like whenever "A Walk to Remember" is on) -- not to mention the pool parties, beach vacations and outdoor excursions of summer -- there are endless opportunities for your makeup to smear or streak. That's why makeup that can withstand the elements is a must. Instead of letting a little heat, humidity or tears ruin your makeup fun, keep your face in place with these top-notch waterproof makeup picks.   read more

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The 9 Best Waterproof Mascaras -- and the 2 Worst

The best waterproof mascara is one that sticks around, resisting pesky smudges, smears and flakes no matter how much time you spend in humid weather, sweaty workouts or pools. Many women would consider waterproof mascara an essential in their beauty arsenals. But for every top-notch waterproof mascara at the drugstore or department store, there's a product that doesn't deliver on its claims.   See mascaras

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17 Best Body Washes

We're the first to admit we have a serious addiction to bath products. There's just such a wealth of amazing body washes out there -- at really reasonable prices -- to resist buying one too many shower gels, creams or oils.   See list

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13 Best Face Masks

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13 Best Face Masks

Face masks are an undeniably satisfying part of the spa visit, as there's nothing quite like the feeling of pampering yourself and giving your skin some much needed TLC. While, massages, hot tubs and aromatic meditation rooms also rank high on the self-indulgence scale, spoiling yourself with a facial mask takes the cake. Who can resist the relaxation time and skincare benefits?   read more

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25 Best Perfumes

Providing an instant confidence boost with one simple spritz. But finding your signature perfume can prove somewhat challenging with the abundance of musky, floral, citrus or even woodsy notes to choose from.   See fragrances

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12 Days of Easy Holiday Hair

The holidays have always been an excuse to get all decked out -- whether it's wearing your most sparkly dress or (finally) mustering up the courage to wear a bold crimson lip color. And when it comes to holiday hair, nothing puts you into a festive holiday spirit like an adorable new party hairstyle.   read more

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11 Best Hair Brushes

When it comes to styling your hair, it can take years of practice to find out what really works for you. And one thing is for certain: Getting the hairstyle you want starts with choosing the right hair brush.   read more

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Chill Pill: 5 Simple Tips to Help You Stress Less

Stress for me is pretty much a constant. With dozens of lists constantly running through my head and never enough time to check everything off, my nerves are racked. Of course, it probably doesn't help that I plan everything from my workout schedule to my closet organization. I even plan my 30-minute power nap -- which usually just turns into a stress session full of additional list making.   Get tips

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14 Best Eyeliners Under $10

Figuring out what eye makeup to wear is one of our biggest daily morning decisions (along with deciding whether it's a dark roast or an espresso day). Do we want a daring swipe of purple eyeliner or a sexy black cat eye? Regardless of the look we choose, we need the best eyeliners, from the perfect smudgy kohl to a precise, smudge-proof liquid liner, to get the job done.   See picks

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How to Do a Fishtail Braid in 5 Easy Steps

Never learned how to fishtail braid? You're not alone. And this ethereal, intricate-looking 'do might look intimidating. But it's important to remember that braiding is probably the simplest hair skill to master. All you really need is a pair of hands and a hair tie -- no hot tools or hair products necessary.   See tutorial

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