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


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


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


The Ugliest Celebrity Tattoos We've Ever Seen

In the range of permanent mistakes (i.e. the perm you debuted for senior portraits to having that last kid), trashy tattoos fall somewhere in the middle. Those dolphin and rainbow tats you see on women who have barstools tattooed with their names -- not so surprising.   read more


See The Latest Before/After Airbrushing Controversy

If we lived in the UK, we'd totally shop at Debenhams. Not because they have an entire section devoted to "debut dresses" (whatever those are), but because they've pledged to stop Photoshopping images.   read more


The Cheap Secret That'll Save Your Summer (It's less than $5!) [Sponsored]

Graduations, weddings (and those stress-inducing maid of honor toasts), outdoor parties in the heat and humidity -- summer is jam-packed with opportunities to produce some serious sweat. No one wants pit stains ruining the look of her maxi dress, but the white marks many extra-strength deodorants leave can be just as bad.   read more


9 Products That Prove Hair Removal Doesn't Have to Suck

Toss that grungy disposable razor. With these new hair removal products, you'll (almost) enjoy the de-fuzzing process   See products


Get a Bikini-Ready Body This Summer


Get a Bikini-Ready Body This Summer

5 Playlists That'll Actually Make You Want to Work Out

Even if you shot out of the womb wearing Nike sneakers and terry cloth wristbands, you probably need the occasional nudge to get working on honing the perfect bikini bod. Download these playlists to your iPod for instant motivation for all your summer workoutsFind your tunes   read more


Product Road Test: Vaseline® Spray & Go Moisturizer

How many times have you looked at your bottle of moisturizer and thought "Ugh, that'll take too long...I'll skip it just this one time"? If you're anything like me, "just this one time" inevitably turns into several days or a week before your dry skin gets any attention. We all know you're supposed to moisturize daily to avoid any unpleasant flaky skin -- but who wants to sit and wait for her lotion to absorb before getting dressed and on with her day?   read more


The 2013 Self-Tanner Awards

I've had some major self-tanner mishaps over the years. From orange palms for weeks (yes, weeks) to splotches that looked like rare skin diseases, I've experienced it all.   See self-tanners


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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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