Get Excited: These 11 Self-Tanners Are Total Game-Changers

Self-tanning lotion (once taboo and somewhat traumatizing) has come a long way since the Oompa-Loompa-esque formulas we experimented with in high school. Products that previously resulted in stickiness, streaks and shudders have now transformed into ultra-luxe formulas that drench our skin with hydration, antioxidants and gorgeously streak-free finishes. In fact, the ritual we once avoided like the plague has now become a quintessential part of our beauty routine -- and a basic rite of passage come our (virtually sacred) self-care Sundays.   read more

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17 Mandala Tattoos That Bring Out Your Inner Warrior Goddess

Mandala tattoos are beautiful and intricate, no doubt. But they also are so much more than a pretty design. Though the Sanskrit word literally translates to "circle," mandalas are a symbol of the universe. They have a long history in Hinduism and Buddhism; their complex and symmetrical designs have many traditional uses, from being a spiritual guidance tool to being a mode of meditation. And because of their inherent symbolism and religious ties, many people find that they make for great tattoo inspiration -- of course, it also doesn't hurt that they're stunning. Really, when you think about it, a mandala tattoo has the somewhat unique potential to be both visually striking and personally meaningful.   read more

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The Dos and Don'ts of At-Home Waxing

Once you overlook the temporary pain, at-home waxing is mighty tempting. Besides saving money on countless hair removal products and salon waxing treatments, swapping a salon treatment for, say, a Brazilian wax at home means you can look forward to being stubble-free for weeks -- minus the razor burn. However, at-home waxing -- especially if it in involves a DIY Brazilian wax -- takes more than a simple disposable razor.   See tips

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12 Best Body-Transforming Products

Let's face it -- not all of us want to spend a bundle on costly spa treatments to fix our body issues. Whether you want to eradicate stretch marks, body acne, dry skin and nails or any other number of bodily woes, the search for body-transforming products that will actually deliver visible results can prove quite the challenge.   See products

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16 Hemp-Infused Beauty Products for Stoners and Non-Stoners Alike

So, technically, marijuana beauty products can't get you high -- but they can still make you feel good. Though you might be wondering, without the high what are the benefits? Well, as fate would have it, hemp seed oil is packed with skin-loving components, like vitamins A, C, and E, as well as omega-3 fatty acids to really make your skin glow. Plus, since it's a dry oil, it absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving behind a greasy residue or contributing to breakouts -- quite the opposite, in fact: Since it happens to be quite close to our skin's natural oils, it can actually help with sebum regulation, and by extension, breakouts.   read more

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17 Disney Tattoos That'll Take You Back to Childhood

There are Disney fans, and then there are Disney fans If you count yourself in the second category, chances are pretty high that you've considered getting a Disney tattoo -- after all, it's basically the perfect way to pay homage to all the movies that shaped your childhood.   read more

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11 Best Hair Removal Products and Creams

When it comes to hair removal products and hair removal creams, a so-so solution just won't cut it. To achieve the softest, silkiest, most stubble-free skin without going under the laser, we need hair removal products that get the job done completely. The balder, the better.   See hair removal

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33 Animal Tattoos That Will Make You Want to Get Inked ASAP

Animal tattoos are some of the most requested designs around -- and we're not just talking about enormous eagle chest tattoos or butterfly tramp stamps, either. There's a new wave of adorable animal tattoos that are as adorable and cute as they are meaningful and tasteful. From uber-realistic images that look like the real thing to vivid and dreamy watercolor renditions of your favorite critters, there's something out there for anyone who wants to show their appreciation for their most-loved species of the animal kingdom.   read more

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50 Tasteful State Tattoos to Remind You of Your Roots

How much state pride do you have? Enough to get a commemorative tattoo? We've compiled a list of tattoo ideas for every state -- whether it's with a tiny watercolor tattoo of your state's official flower on your inner wrist, a minimalist outline of your state on your shoulder blade or a detailed line tattoo of the local landscape, there are countless ways to show off your state pride in tattoo form. Heck, even coordinates and area codes can be fun, since simple numbers can afford you a lot of creative freedom.   read more

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Read THIS Before Getting a Septum Piercing

Septum piercings are having a major moment right now, and they're not just for bad girls anymore. The popular '90s facial piercing is the cool-girl accessory to rock right now, and we're thankful we're well beyond the years of asking our parents for permission, because these nose adornments are cute AF.   read more

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Whether you're a diehard nature girl or you're the godmother of your plastic surgeon's children, taking good care of your body is the best way to stay beautiful for life. Eating well and exercising are always a great step in the right direction, but what do you do for your mother's cellulite that has taken up permanent residence on your thighs or a sunburn that just won't quit? Whether chronic or temporary, these beauty issues can put a serious crimp in one's positive body image. Before you get bogged down with the minute imperfections that your best friend swears she can't see, visit the body guide at Total Beauty for expert advice.



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