11 Global 'It' Girls We Can't Wait to See at Fashion Week

As fashion changes, getting bolder and more exciting every season, so too do the faces behind the biggest brands. Whether their muses are walking the runway or the red carpet, designers are clamoring after a new, more diverse set of faces with an impressive following of their own to model their clothes. From established trendsetters like Rihanna to fashion newcomers like Riley Montana, you can spot these jet-setting "It" girls working with fashion's biggest designers -- be it strutting the catwalk or sitting front row.   read more

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9 Best New Beauty Products We Want for Fall

September is one of those months that simultaneously fill me with excitement and dread. Excitement because -- no matter how old I get -- I can never shake that "back to school" feeling. Dread because summer is over, and it won't be long before the sun sets while I'm finishing lunch. So I'm taking solace in the best new beauty products launching in this fall -- and I invite you to join me.   read more

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'The Beginning of all Beauty Is Knowing and Liking Oneself'

Think positively. It's something we've been told our whole lives -- by our parents, our grade school teachers, our significant others and even bumper stickers. Call it the Oprah Effect, but there's no denying that the idea of positivity has a strong hold on our culture. Proponents of positive thinking would have you believe that changing your outlook can cure cancer or help your lotto chances.   read more

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7 Household Plants to Soothe Your Health & Beauty Woes

You may not be a witch doctor or herbalist, but that doesn't mean you've never used a plant to heal your body. In fact, some of the most common modern medicine is plant-based -- aspirin contains salicylic acid, the active component of willow bark, and penicillin was made from fungi. While we're not suggesting you start growing mold cultures in your kitchen, you can benefit from many easy-to-grow, easy-on-the-eyes indoor plants. Some of the prettiest perennials are hiding some of the best health and beauty remedies. Based on scientific studies, we found the healing plants that help you look and feel your best. These indoor plants will turn your home into the pharmacy version of the great outdoors.   read more

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10 Beauty Hacks That Would Make MacGyver Proud

What do hand sanitizer, dryer sheets and baby powder all have in common? Aside from their conventional uses, they moonlight as quick fixes to many of your beauty-related issues. We pored over hundreds of so-called "life-changing" beauty tips and makeup tricks to find the most bizarre ones -- and then, of course, we had to test them to see which ones actually worked. Here, find the 10 beauty hacks that made the cut. (You can thank us later.)   read more

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Date Night Idea: Get a Massage

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Date Night Idea: Get a Massage

My favorite spa isn't in a high-end Beverly Hills hotel or a resort in the Maldives -- it's a Chinese foot massage joint around the corner from my house.   read more

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10 Beautifying and Healing Oils (That Aren't Coconut Oil)

So unless you live under a rock (where there are no lady mags or Wi-Fi, obviously), you know there are plenty of uses for coconut oil beyond frying and baking. Yes, fatty-acid-rich, antioxidant-packed, multipurpose coconut oil is having a major moment in the beauty world. But don't forget the other super-oils that may be hiding in your kitchen cupboard or medicine cabinet. Here are clever ways to use olive oil, tea tree oil, jojoba oil and more.   read more

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These New Beauty Products Will Give You the Face (and Hair) of Your Dreams

I don't know about you, but I've got a case of the August blues. It feels like the end of summer is looming, and we'll be back to the September grind much too soon. So I propose a little retail therapy -- in the form of the best new beauty products launching this month. There's the most amazing mascara I've tried all year, a spray that will cut your blow drying time in half (more time at the beach!), the hottest product in Asia that just hit U.S. stores and more.   read more

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Want to Stay Young Forever? Here's Where You Need to Live

Aging isn't all bad. Things like growing wiser, deepening relationships and developing skills can't be bought -- they can only grow with the gift of time. However, we don't always appreciate all of the gifts time bestows upon us -- namely, wrinkles, sagging skin and hyperpigmentation. These are the signs of time passing we actively try to prevent and avoid. And, it turns out, some cities in America are much, much better than others at doing so.   read more

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18 Sunscreens for People Who Hate Sunscreens

Frankly, sunscreen is a pain in my tuckus. It's sticky, it smells bad and just one day by the pool with multiple reapplications to my face leaves my chin a battle zone of acne for the following week. Since forsaking the sun and becoming a hermit didn't work out, I moved on to a new plan: Find a sunscreen that doesn't suck. Luckily, I have a fairly large beauty closet and a team of editors always willing to try a new product at my disposal. We worked tirelessly attending pool parties and outdoor barbecues weekend after weekend -- all to find the best sunscreens that aren't sticky, don't stink, play nice with makeup, are kind to sensitive skin and won't make you break out. Try out a few of our new "holy grail" sunscreens for yourself. We recommend your testing be conducted on a balcony with margaritas -- for the sake of science, of course.   read more

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There's so much health & beauty information available that it's sometimes hard to sort through it all. Fortunately, Total Beauty has a health and beauty guide that will take the guesswork out of finding the best products, advice, and tips for you. You'll be able to find the information you're looking for by checking out our articles, galleries, and videos, any time, day or night.



Taking care of your health is very important and if you can look good in the process, it's an added bonus. Usually, eating well and exercising will help you stay beautiful naturally, but there will always be pesky beauty problems that pop up (we're looking at you, backne). When that happens, it may be tempting to try some outlandish trick that you heard about through the grapevine or outrageously expensive tonic your favorite celebrity swears by. We say listen to the experts and you'll be able to take care of your health and appearance, while getting the most bang for your buck. With Total Beauty, you'll always have a resource where you can find expert advice on the best ways to take care of yourself using natural, gentle products and tried and true techniques.

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