9 Cleansing Balms That Take Off the Entire Day

These new cleansing balms remove dirt and stubborn makeup like magic -- and there's one for every skin type and budget

Ingrid Nilsen Reveals Her Holy-Grail Beauty Products

Peek into the vanities, makeup drawers and medicine cabinets of our must-follow beauty gurus

16 Ways to Add Weed to Your Beauty Routine (Really!)

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How Long Does it Take for Nail Polish to Dry -- Really?

If you've ever gone to bed with newly painted nails and woken up to find your hard work smudged, you've probably exasperatingly asked yourself this question: "How long does it take for nail polish to dry?" Spoiler: A while. But, there are a few ways you can speed up the process to dry nails quickly.   read more


18 Feminist Instagram Accounts That Will Empower You to Smash the Glass Ceiling

Being a woman is hard for so many reasons, but luckily with social media, you can find plenty of fellow feminists to commiserate with. Maybe they express these shared views through beautiful original art, or maybe they express it through screenshots of an angry Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope on "Parks and Recreation" -- but either way, it's a great way to find empowerment via solidarity. Heck, you can even consider it a great way to broaden your horizons, and find new aspects of feminism that you never even thought about before. When it comes right down to it, feminist Instagram accounts are everywhere -- and it's high time to start hitting that "follow" button.   read more


What You Really Need to Know About the Chemicals in Your Nail Polish

Three-free polishes used to be the non-toxic nail world's darling. But now, these clean polishes, free from what's known as the "toxic trio," are being one-upped by nail polish brands that boast a list of banned ingredients anywhere from five to 10 ingredients long. But do you really need to cast aside your three-frees? Cosmetic chemist Arlette Forshage, founder of Hygieia Cosmedix, says no.   read more


How to Get Rid of Yellow Nails

Yellow nails -- what causes them? Most commonly, for beauty junkies, yellow nails are the unfortunate effect of painting your fingers and toes with red-based nail polish colors. Deep burgundies, fire-engine reds and crimson-based violets are too pretty to pass up, though, so any nail polish addict can relate to the yellow nails that result from applying polish in a scarlet hue. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to bring your yellowed nails back to their original healthy color. (If the below solutions don't work, consult your doctor. Yellow nails can also be a sign of a fungal infection or other health concern.)   read more


27 Quotes From Strong Women That'll Make You Feel Like You Can Conquer Anything

We're of the mindset that women can conquer anything (and we mean anything). But even the most badass among us could use an extra boost sometimes, whether you're recovering from a personal setback or charting new professional territory. And when you need to channel your inner strong girl, quotes about strong women can be remarkably effective -- especially when uttered by the most inspiring females on the planet.   read more


17 Spring Perfumes to Make You Feel Better About 2017

We'll miss 2016 like we miss a searing UTI or a period-week bikini waxing session -- in other words, not one, miserable bit. It was a banner year of upsets, disappointments, tragedies and all-around f$&#ery. It's no wonder so many of us closed 2016 mentally and emotionally hungover, eager for the new year and its attendant promise of change -- whether or not that promise is fulfilled.   read more


How to Do Water Marble Nails

There's a reason all things marble beg to be Instagrammed: The natural stone is the It Girl's neutral, a timeless pattern that looks just as great on kitchen countertops as it does on your accessories. So, why not put it on your nails, too? Water marble nail art looks complex: Intricate patterns of swirling colors coat each nail, resulting in an inspired-by-nature type of marbling that seems endlessly complicated. But the technique actually isn't that difficult. Here's how to create this chic marble pattern on your nails with a bowl of water.   read more


How to Get Rid of a Dry Patch on Lips

A dry patch on the lips can be uncomfortable and throw off your look. Fortunately, a few tweaks to your beauty routine can clear the problem right up. Before you know it, your lips will be restored to their ideal supple softness. Check out these tips to discover how to treat dry spots quickly and effectively.   read more


Kerry Washington Keeps This In Her Purse At All Times

When she's not being a total boss babe as Olivia Pope on "Scandal," Kerry Washington is paving her way in the beauty world. But unlike many of her celebrity peers, she has a different view on the purpose of the beauty industry. "Part of what my beauty routine does for me is it allows me to have a self-loving ritual each and every day," Washington told Total Beauty. "As I go out into the world and I'm taking care of my children, taking care of work, being a wife, being an actress and trying to be a citizen in this democracy right now -- it's so important for me to have a little time that's all about loving me."   read more


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