Get Excited: These 11 Self-Tanners Are Total Game-Changers

Self-tanning lotion (once taboo and somewhat traumatizing) has come a long way since the Oompa-Loompa-esque formulas we experimented with in high school. Products that previously resulted in stickiness, streaks and shudders have now transformed into ultra-luxe formulas that drench our skin with hydration, antioxidants and gorgeously streak-free finishes. In fact, the ritual we once avoided like the plague has now become a quintessential part of our beauty routine -- and a basic rite of passage come our (virtually sacred) self-care Sundays.   read more


17 Mandala Tattoos That Bring Out Your Inner Warrior Goddess

Mandala tattoos are beautiful and intricate, no doubt. But they also are so much more than a pretty design. Though the Sanskrit word literally translates to "circle," mandalas are a symbol of the universe. They have a long history in Hinduism and Buddhism; their complex and symmetrical designs have many traditional uses, from being a spiritual guidance tool to being a mode of meditation. And because of their inherent symbolism and religious ties, many people find that they make for great tattoo inspiration -- of course, it also doesn't hurt that they're stunning. Really, when you think about it, a mandala tattoo has the somewhat unique potential to be both visually striking and personally meaningful.   read more


The Dos and Don'ts of At-Home Waxing

Once you overlook the temporary pain, at-home waxing is mighty tempting. Besides saving money on countless hair removal products and salon waxing treatments, swapping a salon treatment for, say, a Brazilian wax at home means you can look forward to being stubble-free for weeks -- minus the razor burn. However, at-home waxing -- especially if it in involves a DIY Brazilian wax -- takes more than a simple disposable razor.   See tips


16 Beauty Products to Help You Live Out Your Mermaid Dreams

Mermaid beauty is officially here, and it's the perfect way to live out your childhood dreams of living in a fairytale. Whether it's with mermaid-approved packaging (honestly, aquamarine scales make everything better), formulas packed with mermaid-approved ingredients (kelp, anyone?), or even shimmery, shiny mermaid-approved colors, there are tons of ways to pay homage to your favorite mythical creature. Heck, you can even go for mermaid hair -- the opportunities are basically endless.   read more


12 Best Body-Transforming Products

Let's face it -- not all of us want to spend a bundle on costly spa treatments to fix our body issues. Whether you want to eradicate stretch marks, body acne, dry skin and nails or any other number of bodily woes, the search for body-transforming products that will actually deliver visible results can prove quite the challenge.   See products


9 New Beauty Products to Shop for This May

Every month, we round up the best new beauty products hitting store shelves. For May 2017, there's a drugstore mascara with a tiny built in teasing comb, an LED eye mask that zaps wrinkles in three minutes, and even a new makeup brush attachment for your trusty Clarisonic. These new beauty products are innovative, exciting and unlike anything else. So get yourself to the nearest Sephora, drugstore or computer -- we know you'll be excited to shop after clicking through our list.   read more


16 Hemp-Infused Beauty Products for Stoners and Non-Stoners Alike

So, technically, marijuana beauty products can't get you high -- but they can still make you feel good. Though you might be wondering, without the high what are the benefits? Well, as fate would have it, hemp seed oil is packed with skin-loving components, like vitamins A, C, and E, as well as omega-3 fatty acids to really make your skin glow. Plus, since it's a dry oil, it absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving behind a greasy residue or contributing to breakouts -- quite the opposite, in fact: Since it happens to be quite close to our skin's natural oils, it can actually help with sebum regulation, and by extension, breakouts.   read more


17 Disney Tattoos That'll Take You Back to Childhood

There are Disney fans, and then there are Disney fans If you count yourself in the second category, chances are pretty high that you've considered getting a Disney tattoo -- after all, it's basically the perfect way to pay homage to all the movies that shaped your childhood.   read more


7 Beauty Trends You'll Want to Try ASAP

The 2017 TotalBeauty Award winners are in, and they will not disappoint. We sifted through thousands of submissions and spent countless hours slathering, dabbing, spraying and spritzing to choose the best new beauty launches in every category imaginable. Not only did these products outperform all the others in their category, they also highlight some of the key trends of the year: concentrated pigment drops, detoxifying charcoal and lightening-fast hair styling tools, to name a few. Here are the trends we spotted that show no signs of slowing down.   read more


9 Natural Beauty Products Dermatologists Swear By

Fact: A sign of adulthood is wondering whether it's actually worth it to spend more for an organic label on anything from your produce to your yoga towel. But what about when you're restocking on a skin-care staple you've been using since high school? After all, a 50-cent difference between two varieties of apples is no big deal, but in the world of trendy, eco-friendly skin care, swapping your go-to brand for an organic brand can sometimes translate to extra zeroes on your bill.   read more


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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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