Stories by Tiffanie Petett

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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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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The Bag We're Adding to Our Bucket List

There are two accessory pieces that first come to mind when we start transitioning our wardrobes for warm weather -- shoes and bags. While we couldn't be more excited to toss our rainboots to the side and break out the sandal wedges and cozy espadrilles, truth is, the newest crop of spring handbags has us lusting for our next tote. Namely, bucket bags.   read more

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Genius 3-Product Makeup Looks

You just got an invitation to an exclusive after-work event. Only problem: It's tonight and you left your makeup bag at home.   read more

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Stroll the Boardwalk in Summer's Cutest Espadrilles

Your summertime footwear options probably look something like this: flip flops or strappy sandals. Fair enough. After months of being trapped in socks, tights, boots and sneakers, your feet are dying to break free. But the warmer weather isn't solely reserved for poolside lounging and barefoot activities, which is why comfy and cute espadrilles are a must for any summer closet.   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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Must-Have Products to Make Pores Do a Disappearing Act

Poor pores. Even though they're essential for a healthy complexion (they release protective oils onto the surface of your skin), we like to think we'd be better off without them. Unfortunately, it's a bit of a myth that we can shrink our pores down to micro size. Their magnitude is largely determined by our genes. The good news is, treating skin right (hello, daily sunscreen!) can help keep pore size in check. The rest comes down to sleight of hand. Here, the 10 latest and greatest products to help make your pores do a disappearing act.   read more

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Summer Hats to Make You Swoon

Music festivals and horse races aside, the sunny season of summer is where hats thrive as the accessory to have on deck.   read more

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All That Glistens Is Rose Gold

Making its first global appearance in jewelry, rose gold swept the fashion industry as the chicest accessory color combo to hit the runway. In an attempt to give the trend even more staying power, designers branched out from jewelry and into bigger accessory and fashion items, with rose gold details on shoes, handbags and even clothing. Now anything goes -- from iPhone cases to Nike Fuel bands to curling irons. And thanks to Sienna Miller, it's even the "It" hair color for summer.   read more

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You Told Us: Why Your Mom is a Total Beauty

Mother's Day is just around the corner, and just like there's so much more to the special Sunday in May than brunches, flowers and greeting cards, there's so much more to Mom than free rides to school and soccer practice, home-cooked meals each night, and putting up with years of terrible teen angst (sorry, Mom). Those rank high on the "why moms are the best" list, but truth is, there are endless reasons why moms are beautiful and make the ultimate role models.   read more

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