Yes, They're Real. 11 Beauty Products You Thought Were a Joke

There are some beauty products that are so crazy/awesome/amazing, we just can't believe the world went on spinning without them. Powdered cleansers that get past TSA -- so handy! BB cream for your body -- how did no one think of this sooner? And then there are some beauty products that are so crazy, we can't believe they exist. Take for instance edible deodorant. Not only did someone dream up this concoction (and think it was a good idea), its inventor also managed to convince financial backers and stores that people need this product. Yes, we wish we could say it's an April Fools' prank, but trust us when we say it's legit. Here, 11 unbelievable beauty products that seem like a joke, but aren't.   read more

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8 New Beauty Products to Buy This April

Even though it's April, winter refuses to quit (at least in NYC). So I'm finding solace in sourcing the best new beauty products that scream, "spring." And they're so good I know I'll use them all the way through summer.   read more

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14 Best Classic Beauty Products

We call them classic beauty products for a reason. They've been around for ages and have become staples in our makeup bags and bathroom cabinets. You know the beauty products we're talking about -- the ones your mother (or even grandmother) used that eventually (against your strongest will) became your favorites.   See products

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9 Best Beauty Products for Pregnant Women

If you're pregnant, you're likely bombarded with so many do's and don'ts according to everyone's opinions -- from your great aunt Susie's to your yoga teacher's to your co-worker's. Not to mention that you have to read about how everyone from Gisele to Kourtney Kardashian lost their baby weight in a few short weeks after giving birth and look better than ever post-baby.   See products

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'My Client's Hubby Hit on Me -- While I Was Doing Her Brazilian!'

Anyone who's worked in customer service knows that abuse is inevitable, but boundaries are even more easily breached when you work in the beauty industry. It's ironic that the people who treat some of our most delicate private parts -- heck, there are places on your body that only God and your waxer will ever see -- sometimes get brutal treatment in return. We asked beauty industry professionals -- facialists, waxers, hairstylists, massage therapists, makeup artists -- to spill some of their worst and most hilarious client experiences. Read on for the "WTF?" moments they shared.   read more

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7 Brand New Beauty Finds You Need Now

Since it's March, I could fill this story with the best spring makeup launches, but then I remembered that it's still frigid and snowing in NYC (and many other parts of the country, too). So instead of pretty palettes, I chose products that help me beat the end-of-winter blues. A throwback hair conditioner, the world's best brow pencil, a luxurious truffle-infused serum … the list goes on.   read more

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14 Celebrity Plastic Surgery Fails

Hollywood's obsession with cookie-cutter, airbrushed beauty has led to more than a few celebrity plastic surgeries gone wrong. Sadly, some of Tinseltown's most notable faces have gone under the knife with disastrous results, ruining their natural good looks forever. See these examples of celebrity plastic surgery before and after, including Meg Ryan, Melanie Griffith, Nicole Kidman, Heidi Montag, Lara Flynn Boyle and Tara Reid.   read more

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The Amazing Beauty Breakthroughs You Haven't Heard About … Yet

Snail slime facials and BB creams are so 2013. The new beauty trends for 2014 are so cutting edge, many aren't even available yet. You'll definitely want to keep an eye out for these technologies when they appear later this year, in 2015 and beyond.   read more

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Diary of a Tummy Tuck

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Diary of a Tummy Tuck

I'm 45 years old, 5'9" and 250 pounds. The last time I was truly happy with my figure was about 20 years ago. After having my two children, the weight crept on and never really left. I've also had back problems for several years, and a few surgeries. My back problems made it difficult to be active, and the number on the scale always seemed to go up.   read more

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8 Secrets Cosmetic Companies Don't Want You to Know

Two cosmetic chemists dish on the secrets behind making cosmetics that big name cosmetic companies don't want you to know.   read more

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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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