10 Festive Holiday Photos from Our Instagram Challenge

At Total Beauty, products aren't just our job -- they're our life. So much, in fact, that we have a tendency to curate (okay, hoard) the best of the best beauty products -- not just for ourselves, but for our fellow Total Beauty beauty junkies. We love sharing our favorite finds with readers through contests and giveaways -- especially during the holiday season.   read more

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Pack These Minis and Breeze Through the Security Line

The first time I traveled without checking a bag, I was going to Hawaii, and the prospect of spending a week in 100-percent humidity without my favorite hair products was beyond stressful. Fast forward five years later, and I can successfully pack for a 10-day trip to Italy in only a carry-on -- but it takes some meticulous planning. TSA rules don't make jet-setting easy for those of us who think "packing light" means shampoo, conditioner, hair serum, face wash, moisturizer, eye cream … you get the idea.   read more

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14 Best Luxury Beauty Products

Who doesn't like to splurge every now and then? There's something so satisfying about stopping by Saks (or Barneys or Neiman Marcus …) and leaving with an impeccably wrapped package. The thrill of a big purchase never gets old.   See products

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Your Most Embarrassing Beauty Problems - Decoded

When I was in third grade, I had a wart on my inner knee. I wanted to die every time I had to sit Indian-style, which was about seven times a day. Though I didn't know it at the time, I began practicing yoga -- assuming creative positions that allowed me to cover my wart. But it was of no use. One afternoon, while waiting for the bus, I began bickering with my brother. In an effort to one-up me (and apparently scar me for life, as I'm writing about it nearly two decades later), he shouted, "Emily has warts!" to anyone who would listen. The horror!   read more

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December's Hottest Beauty Launches -- Just in Time for Santa

It may not seem like it, but December is a fantastic month for new beauty launches. Most beauty gift sets hit shelves in November (or even late October), and lots of brands save their big news for January. (I'm already excited about next month's story.) So December tends to be quieter on the launch front, but the products that do come out this month are extra special.   read more

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The Black Friday and Cyber Monday Beauty Deals You Don't Want To Miss

I have girlfriends who refer to Black Friday as their version of the Olympics, but I think it's more like "The Hunger Games." While (in most cases, anyway) you're not actually fighting for your life, scoring the last pair of half-priced Vince Camuto boots in your size can feel like a major victory.   read more

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Gifts You Can Buy on the Way to the Party

There are certain holiday traditions I look forward to every year: The festive window displays on Fifth Avenue, decorating the tree and baking cookies while dancing to my favorite Christmas songs.   read more

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7 New Beauty Products to Buy This November

From fresh makeup palettes to game-changing miracle serums, literally hundreds of brand-new beauty products cross my desk each month. It's my job to round up the best of those coming soon to a cosmetic shelf near you. I'm giddy -- practically bouncing off my desk chair -- about my November picks. I had the opportunity to learn about many of these new beauty products months ago, and, sworn to secrecy, have been on the verge of bursting to share them with you. Each one has found a place in my personal beauty routine -- and I'm not just saying that for the sake of this story. They're that good.   read more

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I Was a Beauty Queen for a Day

With the upcoming Miss Universe beauty pageant just days away, our editor took to the task to see what beauty pageant queens really do to become crown-worthy. From following the diet and workouts to learning insider tricks, we found out it's harder than it looks.   read more

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15 Best Brow Enhancing Beauty Products

In case you haven't heard, eyebrows are the hottest new feature to focus on. And for good reason. Well-groomed brows can make you look polished and bring focus to your eyes, while ungroomed brows can make your overall look messy, and over plucked brows are just, well, scary.   See products

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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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