Stories by Tiffanie Petett

We Can't Stop Staring

The "Orange Is The New Black" star might have limited options when making her own cosmetics behind bars as Dayanara "Daya" Diaz, but in real life, Dascha Polanco took to Instagram to show us her beauty look of the day.   read more

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July 18, 2014  |  10:07 AM  |  7 COMMENTS
8 Best Waterproof Mascaras -- and the 2 Worst

You know those heart-wrenching, soul-baring cries at the end of your favorite rom-coms? Think Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" looking for Cat with the heavens pouring down on her. Or Diane Keaton in "Something's Gotta Give," crying for days (long enough to write an entire screenplay).   See mascaras

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July 3, 2014  |  11:07 AM  |  52 COMMENTS
The Only 5 Makeup Items You Should Have in Your Purse -- Ever

Whether it's an overnight bag or the moving box marked "kitchen utensils," my over-packing problem is one that no amount of duct tape (or therapy) can fix. This everything-but-the-kitchen-sink mentality overflows into my beauty habits as well. It doesn't matter if I'm going for a natural, no-makeup, makeup look or full glam; my handbag still ends up crammed full of just about every product I own. To ward off the early stages of Poshitis (also known as heavy handbag syndrome), I took my problem to the experts to find out how to touch up my look on the go without getting weighed down.   read more

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June 10, 2014  |   1:06 PM  |  COMMENT
11 Fuss-Free Hairstyles for Every Workout

They say wearing workout clothes makes you more than twice as likely to actually work out. We say throw a neat hairstyle on top, and you've got a girl ready to sweat up a storm.   read more

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May 30, 2014  |  11:05 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Chain Gang: The Haute Hardware You Need Now

While the rest of us were shivering our way into the warm weather months earlier this year, runway models and A-list celebrities were enjoying exotic, beachside vacations flaunting the season's latest covet-worthy accessory: body chains. A replacement for chunky statement jewelry or long, slinky necklaces you can double up, these body chains are making your summer wardrobe even more festive -- from casual knit tee to bikini.   read more

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May 29, 2014  |   6:05 AM  |  COMMENT
19 Reasons to Get Coordinated This Season

All of a sudden, there's no such thing as being too matchy-matchy. The coordinates trend started out as a fashion week wow-factor with Balenciaga's modern shapes, Alice + Olivia's beach-ready basics and Topshop's graphic designs, and has now become a spring fashion trend that anyone can pull off. The combos we're loving: collarless coats with shorts, sporty vests with cigarette pants, crop tops with pencil skirts and sleek jackets with high-waist shorts, to name a few.   read more

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May 28, 2014  |   9:05 AM  |  COMMENT
8 Things to Know Before Getting a Curly Haircut

There are a million reasons why styling curly hair is more difficult than styling straight hair -- the products, the curl manipulation, and ensuring they all look the same for (at least) most of the day. Not to mention the whole length issue (shrinkage, anyone?). Which is why finding someone who can cut curly hair without butchering it requires more than a neighborhood Yelp search. It requires research -- knowing exactly how to get the perfect haircut with hair so full of personality.   read more

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May 23, 2014  |   6:05 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Holed Everything: The Perforated Pieces You Need Now

With sheer, cutout and cropped fashion trends emerging as the season warms up, perforation has entered as an edgy-meets-elegant alternative. A sophisticated step up from see-through details like lace or fishnet, the perforated trend makes showing a little skin possible in the classiest way.   read more

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May 22, 2014  |  11:05 AM  |  COMMENT
10 Mani-Pedi Color Combos to Try

Truth moment: I have about a million (OK, 87) nail polishes on a rack under my bathroom sink. I wear about three of them on a regular basis. Blame it on my incessant nail biting or my fear of being too trendy, but that's the truth. And when it comes to pairing polishes for my DIY mani-pedi, it's a process. I question everything -- "What if it's too dark? Does this work for the office?"   read more

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May 22, 2014  |   6:05 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
7 Waterproof Makeup Picks You'll Actually Love

The season of pool parties, beach vacations and outdoor excursions comes with plenty of opportunities for your makeup to smear or streak. But that's no reason to go bare-faced this summer. Instead of letting a little heat, humidity or water ruin your makeup fun, keep your face in place with these seven waterproof makeup picks that you'll love so much, you may even wear them year-round.   read more

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May 20, 2014  |   6:05 AM  |  COMMENT
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