8 New Beauty Products to Order This August

The dog days of summer call for a fresh crop of beauty products to keep you cool, refreshed and glowing until Labor Day

6 Best Dry Shampoos -- and the 2 Worst

Find the best dry shampoo for keeping your hair fresh and voluminous -- and see the ones that aren't worth your time

Mani of the Week: OCC's Neon Summer Nails

This bright and sassy nail art screams summer

Contouring Tricks for Every Face Shape

Want sculpted cheeks and a slimmer nose instantly? A pro shows the best way to contour for every kind of face

14 Amazing Avocado Recipes

As far as we're concerned, the avocado is the Beatles of produce. The buttery fruit is a larger-than-life superstar, timeless and an inevitable crowd pleaser. (And, yes, rumors of a looming avocado shortage were throwing us into a panic -- until we realized we can freeze avocados.)   read more

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What Does Your Nail Polish Say About Your Personality?

Nail polish is one of those products beauty junkies hoard: It's inexpensive, a subtle way to wear trending colors, and easily applied and removed. But even if your nail polish collection is ginormous, there's probably one shade you reach for again and again. Read on to find out what your favorite nail polish color reveals about your personality.   read more

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13 Breathtaking Beauty Looks From the 2015 Met Gala

Celebrities showed up in their finest to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art in celebration of this years' Met Gala theme: "China: Through the Looking Glass." Since Met Gala is basically the world's fanciest theme party (it costs $25,000 to score an exclusive ticket), the pressure was on for attendees to show up wearing stand-out outfits and eye-catching beauty looks. Here, our favorite hair and makeup looks from the Met Gala 2015.   read more

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Quiz: Is That Mole Skin Cancer?

When it comes to preventing skin cancer, there's no time like the present -- especially since May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a sun-filled summer is just around the corner. Have a funny-looking mole that you've thought twice about? Worried that it might be cancerous? The following questions (based on information provided by the American Academy of Dermatology and The Skin Cancer Foundation) will help you determine if it's time to see a dermatologist.   Take the quiz

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8 Gentle, Hydrating Cleansers for Your Softest Skin Ever

Hybrids are everywhere: The freeway, the grocery store (tangelo, anyone?) and, now, in our skin-care routine. Melting cleansers give us the best of both worlds: An easy-to-apply gel makeup remover that transforms into a cleansing oil that rinses away as a silky milk.   read more

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8 Bronzing Hacks for Women With Dark Skin

By now most fair-skinned women are well versed in the beauty of bronzer. After all, it's an easy way to add a boost of the color their skin naturally lacks. But the value of bronzer doesn't end there. Women with dark, caramel and olive skin stand to gain just as much from this makeup wonder.   read more

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Jennifer Garner Shares Her One-Step Trick to Perfect Skin

Jennifer Garner is one of those rare celebrities who seems like a regular person. And she gives that impression in real life even more than she does on television or in "Celebrities Off-Duty" columns.   read more

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The Minimalist Trend You Need to Sport This Spring

"Comfortable" and "stylish" may appear mutually exclusive -- until you take a look at the Spring 2015 runways of fashion's top designers like Philip Lim and Alexander Wang. Jogger pants, flat sandals and dresses in sport-inspired silhouettes and materials make for an ultra-chic -- yet totally comfortable -- spring. Here, nine cool pieces you need to edge out your wardrobe this spring.   read more

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8 Best Beauty Products Coming Out This May

More than one of the products I'm highlighting in the May 2015 list of must-buys has the word "miracle" in its name. Coincidence? I don't think so. These products really are miraculous.   read more

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19 Best Drugstore Shampoos

Hair products, shampoo in particular, are of the utmost importance to our TotalBeauty.com readers. This will become clear as you peruse these glowing reviews of their favorite drugstore shampoo picks. That's right, these products are all from the drugstore -- and many are under five bucks. After reading this, if you feel compelled to run out and stock up on the best drugstore shampoo from Pantene, John Frieda, Dove and others, do it. You won't even have to feel guilty.   See shampoos

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