Bacon-Flavored Beauty Products: Yummy or Gag Me?

It's been called the gateway meat because, let's face it, one whiff of bacon's awesome sizzling, crispy goodness and even the most hardcore vegetarians teeter dangerously close to falling off the no-meat wagon.   read more

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August 27, 2013  |   8:08 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
14 Best Sunscreens -- and the 4 Worst

Whether we like it or not, sunscreen is a must for all of us. And according to Heidi Waldorf, M.D. of Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates in Nanuet, NY, we need "an SPF of at least a 15 daily." For prolonged sun exposure, she recommends "a higher SPF (30 or above) and a water resistant formulation." She also suggests choosing a sunscreen containing titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, avobenzone, or mexoryl as its active ingredient.   See sunscreens

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August 22, 2013  |   4:08 AM  |  32 COMMENTS
Presenting a New, High-Tech Fat Burning Treatment (That's Said to Really Work)

You may have never heard of it 'til now but, trust us, "Vanquish," a revolutionary new fat-burning treatment, is soon to be all everyone's talking about.   read more

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August 20, 2013  |   8:08 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
We Tried It: A Sunscreen That Will Make You Miss Mousse

Most people wouldn't guess it because of my darker skin tone (I've been blessed with a natural tan), but I'm a sunscreen hoarder. As an Angeleno, I'm all about perfect 70-degree weather and sunglasses, but the power of the sun scares me. Invites to go "lay out" on the beach give me a near panic attack, which is why I'm the proud owner of a sunscreen collection. The majority of it is made up of sprays -- cooling mist, minimal rubbing -- and they seemed perfect ... until I started violently slipping on the wood floors and bathroom tile in my apartment. I was narrowly avoiding head injuries at least twice a day. So when I saw Vichy's Capital Soleil SPF 50 Lightweight Foaming Lotion, I snatched it.   read more

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August 19, 2013  |   3:08 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Shaving vs. Waxing vs. Laser: How Much Does Each Cost Over a Lifetime?

We've all been there: standing in the shower, dull razor in hand, trying to squeeze in one more shave before replacing the pricey blade, picturing the inevitable nicks and razor burn coming our way, and thinking "There must be a better way!"   read more

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August 19, 2013  |  10:08 AM  |  13 COMMENTS
Would You Get a 'No Knife' Nose Job?

If you've always hated that bump in your nose but didn't have the nerve -- or the cash -- to have it surgically altered, a new procedure may be the answer you've been looking for.   read more

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August 14, 2013  |  11:08 AM  |  COMMENT
We Tried It: The Yes! Yes! Yes! Body Wash

Back in my carefree middle school days, (when a "beauty routine" meant French braids for special occasions and lip gloss was kind of a big deal), my go-to shampoo and conditioner were the Herbal Essences Smooth Collection. Not out of any superior beauty product knowledge, but because my mom, an avid Costco shopper, would stock our showers with the big pink bottles. Naturally, I fell in love with the signature rose scent and the super shiny hair it left me with. So when I took a sniff of Herbal Essences Happy Go Lather, a new body wash based on the classic shampoo/conditioner combo, I was transported back to that simpler time.   read more

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August 8, 2013  |   5:08 AM  |  COMMENT
Who's Up for a Leopard Print Bikini Wax?

From Alex Brownsell, the proprietor of London's trendy "Bleach" salon -- and the stylist who brought us candy-colored dipped ends -- comes the latest craze in hair care ... the "downstairs dye."   read more

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August 6, 2013  |   5:08 AM  |  COMMENT
The Hottest Trends to Wear This August

Close out summer with a bang by wearing August's edgiest trends. Click on each image to see how you can get the look and be on-trend all month long!   read more

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August 5, 2013  |   4:08 PM  |  COMMENT
Think Tampon Commercials Aren't Funny? Think Again

If you only have two minutes to fritter away today, use them to watch this laugh-till-it-hurts video from tampon delivery service Hello Flo.   read more

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July 31, 2013  |   5:07 AM  |  COMMENT

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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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