The Bikini Ready Diet That Fits Your Schedule

Remember when bikinis were the last thing on our minds? It seems like just yesterday we were bundling up in wooly scarves and drinking hot chocolate like there was no tomorrow. Newsflash: It is tomorrow. The temperatures are rising, the summer getaways are booked ... wake up and smell the sunscreen because bikini season is here. And despite the midnight snacking and vending machine trips, your weekend uniform for the next three months or so is about to be a two-piece. But don't panic -- and step away from the crash diet please.   read more

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8 Tips for a Streak-Free Self-Tan

We get it: everyone feels thinner -- and maybe even prettier -- with a tan. And that's especially true this time of year when you'll inevitably be wearing a swimsuit in public at some point.   read more

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Body Contouring 101

If the term "body contouring" makes you think of muscly body builders and crop-top-wearing pop singers, your mind is about to be blown.   read more

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Countdown to Flawless Skin

When the front of your fridge is covered in wedding invitations and your inbox is overloaded with pool party e-vites, you know to prep for the obvious. Buy a new dress or bikini, freshen up your highlights, break out the waterproof mascara.   read more

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Top Athletes Get Naked for ESPN

You only thought you didn't want to see a 77-year-old golfer completely naked. In fact, you do. ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue features more than a dozen top athletes au natural, and you will not be able to resist clicking and re-clicking. What could've been a gratuitous or trite display of T & A (hello, Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue) is actually an eye-popping reminder that raw strength and grace are not mutually exclusive. In a word: gorgeous.   read more

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This Month's Must-Try Trends

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The Hottest Trends to Wear This September


Fall into the new season with September's most runway-worthy trends. Click on each image to see how you can recreate each look and be on-trend and in style all month long!   read more

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We Tried It: 8 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

The fashion world has "It" models, the health world has trendy, hard to pronounce superfoods ("ah-sah-EE" anyone?), and the beauty world has miracle oils. Moroccan and argan oils had their moment of glory, but they're old news now. Coconut oil is next in line for 15 minutes of fame -- it is to beauty what Cara Delevingne is to fashion. Everywhere you look, coconut oil is being flogged as the next best thing. It removes makeup! You can shave with it! It'll whiten your teeth! It even came up in our 5 Questions interviews with both Giada De Laurentiis and Miranda Kerr, surrounded with the words "love" and "favorite."   read more

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This Barbie's Got Back

You've seen those stories before: If Barbie were a real woman she'd be anorexic, hunched over from her massive chest, and unable to walk on her freakishly tiny feet. The pictures of Barbie reconfigured to "life size" are bizarre, too. But what if you took that idea and flipped it around?   read more

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Summer Camping Bummers -- Solved

When you're camping out, you want to be the girl who whips together a tent in 10 seconds flat. The one who knows how to forage for edible berries and start a campfire with twigs and two rocks. Like MacGuyver, with ovaries. What you don't want to be? The girl complaining about mosquito bites, a sunburn or your greasy hair. But there's a fine line between being prepared and packing like a Kardashian. You camp. You don't "glamp."   read more

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Fabulous Post-Partum Pics

Photographer Jade Beall had no idea what she was getting into when she posted a photo of her friend's post-birth body on Facebook. Since then, Beall has snapped more 20,000 photos of mothers from all over the world to explore the idea of beauty and the physical transformations of motherhood -- scars and all. She hopes to publish a complete photo book, accompanied by the stories of the women she photographed,with the help of a Kickstarter campaign. Click through to see some of the most stunning images from her collection.   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.



Here you'll find articles and galleries on everything from the best beauty products to skin treatments to self-tanner. Using our tools, you'll be able to take care of yourself with confidence. Some of our suggestions are not only effective, but they're fun, too. Treat yourself and your friends to a spa day at home, complete with homemade masks, scrubs, spa water, and treats. Find the best body wash and lotion to toss into your gym bag or take on a trip. Keep your skin soft and supple, even during the harsh winter months. Everything you need to stay beautiful year round can be found right here at Total Beauty.

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