5 On-the-Go Snack Mixes to Fuel Your Day

Let's face it -- we don't always have time to whip up a healthy snack, and more often than not, we turn to the quickest, easiest and not-so-healthiest solution (read: something from the nearest vending machine). In lieu of that solution we spoke with nutritionists and dieticians Franci Cohen and Nicolette Pace, who created five easy, healthy snack mixes you can take anywhere. "Snack mixes are ideal because you get a concentration of energy and calories," says Pace, "but they don't take up much volume in your stomach so you don't bloat." So instead of reaching for a snack-size candy bar when you're crashing at your desk midday, swap it out for one of these snack mix recipes you can make in bulk and eat all week long (just don't go too crazy with portion sizes).   read more


April 24, 2014  |   3:04 PM  |  COMMENT
6 Best Skin Brightening Products -- and the 4 Worst

In the beauty industry, it comes with the territory that we do a lot of research. We talk to the top dermatologists, skin care experts and makeup artists on a daily basis, so when it comes to getting a great, glowing complexion we know it all starts with skin care. Before you can even consider choosing the perfect foundation or covering up those pesky, dark circles, you need to address how to even out your skin tone.   See products


April 24, 2014  |   1:04 PM  |  41 COMMENTS
First Look: Proenza Schouler for M.A.C.

"It has taken a couple of years -- it's crazy!" Jack McCollough, half of the Proenza Schouler design team, says of his brand's collaboration with M.A.C.   read more


April 24, 2014  |  12:04 PM  |  COMMENT
New Interactive Tool From RoC® Lets Us in on Their Anti-Aging Know-How

Aging is an inevitable and, dare we say, enviable byproduct of living a long and joyful life. But showing the signs of that forward-moving clock? Well, that is something we have control over. As they say, knowledge is power -- and here at TotalBeauty.com, we are always on the hunt for info that will help us help you look and feel your best. Recently, we were invited to study with the RoC® Academy™, a new online tool from the skin-care brand RoC® that explains some common misconceptions about retinols and tested our anti-aging IQs. (We're happy to report: We passed with flying colors!)   read more


April 24, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  COMMENT
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


April 24, 2014  |   8:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Beyoncé Covers Time's 'Most Influential' Issue in a Bikini -- You Say?

"When was the last time a man was half naked on this cover?"

That's what a Time reader posted on Facebook about the magazine's choice to run an image of a bikini-wearing Beyoncé on the front of its annual "100 Most Influential" issue.   read more


April 24, 2014  |   7:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Plastic Surgery In Pursuit of the Perfect Selfie

Most of us want to look good in pictures, but the majority of us wouldn't think of going to the lengths that Triana Lavey's gone to to take good selfies. Two years ago she began the process of changing her physical appearance to look better in photos, undergoing a round of $15,000 in plastic surgery.   read more


April 24, 2014  |   6:04 AM  |  COMMENT
Lupita Nyong'o Named Most Beautiful Woman Alive

• As if this is a surprise to anyone, Lupita Nyong'o was named People magazine's Most Beautiful Woman Alive. The Oscar-winning actress says she was excited for the honor because of "all the girls who would see me ... and feel a little more seen." [People]   read more


April 24, 2014  |   5:04 AM  |  COMMENT
A Splash of Carnival in Your Makeup Bag

This summer all eyes will be on Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, so perhaps that's where the spark of inspiration came from for Revlon's summer 2014 makeup collection. The collection, entitled Rio Rush, draws on the vibrant, tropical colors of Brazil and will have you instantly dreaming of Carnival, shirtless soccer players and drinks on the beach. This limited edition makeup collection was designed by renowned makeup artist Gucci Westman, Revlon's global artistic director. A peek at her inspiration board for the collection revealed lots of bronzed beach babes and words like "provocative," "energy" and "texture." But personally, Revlon, you had me at Brazil.   read more


April 23, 2014  |  12:04 PM  |  COMMENT
8 Best Foot Treatments


8 Best Foot Treatments

They may look nice sitting in their Jimmy Choos, but after eight hours at the office and a sweaty gym sesh, your feet look less than stellar once the shoes come off. Cracked heels, seriously dry skin and rough calluses are proof that your feet take a serious beating every day. Still, it's easy to forget them in your nightly beauty routine of moisturizing and conditioning, especially when tights and closed-toe shoes are still options.   read more


April 23, 2014  |  11:04 AM  |  COMMENT
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