Gorgeous Marble Nails That Leave You in a Trance

Stunning nail art ideas -- from easy DIY to crazy design ideas -- one week at a time

12 Best Skin Brightening Products -- and the 2 Worst

See which skin lightening product will give you radiant skin (and which ones aren't worth your trouble)

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

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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7 Best DIY Lip Plumper Recipes to Get Fuller Lips

Even if you weren't born with a voluptuous pout, full lips are still within reach. A DIY lip plumper offers benefits that come with using homemade, natural alternatives to pricey products and injections, and you can easily customize each mix. To give your lips a boost, try one of these DIY recipes.   read more

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Here's How to Stop Biting Your Nails Once and for All

While many people become nail biters in childhood, nail biting is a habit that has a tendency to stick -- and you may still be wondering how to stop biting your nails as an adult. Nail biting becomes surprisingly addictive and hard to end. If you are tired of bemoaning your jagged nails that are too short for pretty nail polish, here's how to stop biting your nails right this second.   read more

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13 Scented Candles That Make Your Home Smell Like Fancy Perfume

There comes a time in every grown woman's life -- around the time she starts mainlining "Property Brothers" marathons on HGTV -- when she finds scented candles irresistible. Maybe it starts with a secret Santa gift, but before long, she's spending the weekends roaming the aisles of her local department store in search of that perfect floral votive.   read more

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50 Tasteful State Tattoos to Remind You of Your Roots

How much state pride do you have? Enough to get a commemorative tattoo? We've compiled a list of tattoo ideas for every state -- whether it's with a tiny watercolor tattoo of your state's official flower on your inner wrist, a minimalist outline of your state on your shoulder blade or a detailed line tattoo of the local landscape, there are countless ways to show off your state pride in tattoo form. Heck, even coordinates and area codes can be fun, since simple numbers can afford you a lot of creative freedom.   read more

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Fake Thickness and Volume With the Best Haircuts for Fine Hair

As if the sight of scissors in a stylist's hands isn't daunting enough for those of us with ultra-fine fringe, the fear and anxiety in the weeks leading up to our thrice-yearly chop can be downright terrifying. Chalk it up to one too many in-chair traumas that resulted in months of mourning lost locks, but over the years we've become less inclined to book an appointment at the salon, and more apt to fall for any product or gimmick promising Hadid sister va-va-voom -- i.e., extensions, supplements, diet tweaks and a graveyard of products that have single-handedly maintained our credit card's frequent flyer health.   read more

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How to Thin Nail Polish That's Old, Thick or Goopy

Are you trying to figure out how to thin nail polish that has gotten thick and goopy? Anyone who loves nail polish is bound to have a few bottles of old, clumpy nail polish that is just too precious to toss. Maybe it's an OPI that has been discontinued, or the bottle of Essie you wore on your wedding day, but parting with polishes near and dear to your heart is painful. Rather than tossing your half-empty, beloved bottles, use these tricks to thin out goopy nail polish.   read more

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8 DIY Recipes to Get Rid of Cracked Lips

Dry, cracked lips are a common problem during the colder months but can happen at any time of the year. We put our lips through a lot, and finding the perfect shade isn't just about looking great. It's also about nourishing that sensitive skin. Check out these eight at-home recipes to soothe chapped lips and get your luscious pout back on point.   read more

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Why People Are Suing Over EOS Lip Balm Ingredients

EOS has gained enormous popularity in the lip balm market for its fun flavors and unique product packaging, but some people allege that EOS lip balm ingredients are causing them to break out in a rash. They have even gone as far as filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer. However, it may not be as hazardous as the suit suggests. Read on to learn more.   read more

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A Minimalist Routine for Every Skin Type

Twelve-step Korean skin-care plans, complicated acne treatments, lasers, peels, masks, oh-my. It's enough to make even the most seasoned beauty girl's head spin. So let's bring it back to the basics, shall we? We asked top skin docs to weigh in on the only three products (plus one bonus add-on, for you overachiever types) you really need, no matter what your skin type. Finally, an easy way to figure out what skin-care products you should use -- and what you can skip.   read more

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