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Posted by Total Beauty on 11/26/14 at 06:52PM

New Study Says Honey Key to Soft Skin

Creating a radiant complexion just got a whole lot easier -- and cheaper.


According to a recent double-blinded clinical study, honey not only effectively moisturizes your skin but also keeps it from drying out for up to 4 hours.


I'd been looking for a cure to my parched lips problem so I decided to do a little at-home test of my own with this all-natural hydrator. Before going to bed I applied a layer of Vaseline to my lips and topped it with a bit of honey. The next morning my lips were still as moist as they had been the night before. Even better: Within a week I completely stopped having that flaky, dry feeling during the day at all.


That simple lip treatment isn't the only DIY treatment including honey; there are tons. Check out the National Honey Board's easy cucumber honey…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 07/03/12 at 12:20PM

Win July's Beauty Grab Bag!

We're continuing our Total Beauty Award-winning products sweepstakes, and for July it's all about products that'll help you beat the summer heat. Think products like sunscreen (face and body), plus refreshing face wipes, shine control primer, and more. See the full list of products you could win below and click here to enter the sweeps.

Here's what we're giving away:

- Nip + Fab Clean Fix Wipes

- Supergoop! SPF 30+ Sunscreen Swipes with Zinc for Sensitive Skin

- Degree Women Motion Sense Expert Invisible Solid Anti-Perspirant Deodorant

- L'Oreal Paris Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen SPF 30 Crystal Clear Mist

- Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Acne and Shine Control

- Coppertone Water Babies QuickCover Lotion Spray SPF 50

- Perricone MD Hypoallergenic Firming Eye Cream

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Posted by Total Beauty on 07/02/12 at 12:48PM

Tone Can Get You Backstage With Kellie Pickler

Tone Can Get You Backstage With Kellie Pickler
Tone recently hosted an intimate concert to celebrate the new Tone Fruit Peel Body Wash, $3.99 -- and it starred country singer (and former "American Idol" contestant) Kellie Pickler. She was just as adorable as you'd imagine -- welcoming a room of 100 people with so much southern charm, you'd think the venue was her living room.

If you're a Pickler fan, you'll be excited to know that Tone will be sharing sneak peeks from her tour for her current album, "100 Proof", on their Facebook page. It's part of the Turn It Up! series, which also features a ton of different Pickler-centric giveaways and contests.

Not a country fan? You'll still love the new body wash. It contains alpha-hydroxy fruit acids to exfoliate and vitamin E to…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 06/29/12 at 03:06PM

Kristen Stewart Is the Face of the New Balenciaga Fragrance

Kristen Stewart's star keeps rising.

Not only is she the highest paid actress in Hollywood, but Stewart is also the face of Balenciaga Paris' new scent Florabotanica. This choice came as a surprise to Stewart, who told WWD "I was never the one wearing my mom's perfume and trying to be sexy."

Although the "Twilight" actress is no fragrance aficionado, she happily agreed to the deal because she "would have done anything" to work with Balenciaga's designer Nicolas Ghesquiere. Luckily, she actually likes the scent, saying, "There is something natural about it. It's very alive."

Ghesquiere thinks Stewart is a perfect match for Balenciaga. He says Florabotanica is full of dualities, much like Stewart, who is both glamorous and tomboyish. The ad -- which features Stewart standing with…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 06/29/12 at 10:39AM

Summer Scents: Monoi Oil

If you love beachy scents then monoi oil should definitely be a part of your perfume collection. The fragrance is made from soaking the small white petals of Tahitian gardenias in coconut oil. Warm, floral, and not overpowering, the scent is a more sophisticated tropical perfume (no pina colada effect here) and layers well with other perfumes, especially those with base notes such as sandalwood, coconut, or vanilla. More reason to add the scent to your stash: the oil has skin and hair benefits and has traditionally been used to as a softening treatment for both.

Don't know where to start? Try layering these two new fragrances for an authentic monoi mix that will last all day. Apply Saffron James Monoi de Mo'orea Tiare, $40 to damp skin after you hop out of the shower. Then, once…  See more »

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