Stories by Tiffanie Petett

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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Look of the Day

Charlize Theron was a straight-up showstopper at last night's MTV Movie Awards, debuting a modern -- almost futuristic -- updo. To create the style, Theron paired up with hair master and celebrity stylist Enzo Agileri. "I wanted to create a very modern, minimalistic look to compliment her Alexander McQueen dress," Agileri said. "The ultimate objective was to create a clean, geometric style."   read more

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How to Do a Waterfall Braid

Ah, the waterfall braid: So pretty, yet so elusive to many of us.


We all love braided hairstyles, and the waterfall braid is one of the prettiest braids you can DIY. But even braid fanatics often skip this one. Why? Because most of us are sitting here asking how to do a waterfall braid.   See steps

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24 Fitness Quotes More Motivating Than Tony Horton on Crack

Next time you kick off your shoes, slump onto the couch and turned on "Real Housewives" after you promised yourself you'd head to the gym, pause for a moment and reach for these fitness quotes. We guarantee they're all the motivation you'll need to make your workout happen.   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 brush.   read more

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15 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 Faux Bob in 8 Easy Steps

Every time I see a photo of a celebrity with newly chopped short hair, I immediately think, I need to cut my hair now. Sadly, following through on that whim has never ended well for me. Remember Ashley Olsen's angled bob, circa 2009? I got that haircut. I loved it for, oh, about two weeks ... until I realized my hair would take forever and three years to grow back. I vowed I would never get a short haircut again (Ditto: bangs. That was an even bigger disaster). But then Lucy Hale had to go and get the cutest, chicest bob ever -- tempting me yet again to do something I know won't end well for me. I was on the verge of heading to my hairstylist when I found out it was faux.   read more

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27 African-American and Latina Beauty Bloggers You Need to Know Now

Sometimes, we beauty junkies can't help it. To get inspiration (or a time-consuming Friday distraction) we turn to bloggers for the coolest, most unique beauty ideas.   read more

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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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The Best Waterproof Mascara 2015: The 9 Best and 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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