Halloween Costume Makeup How-Tos

No costume? No problem. These Halloween makeup ideas are all you need to pull off the ultimate last-minute costume

The Superhero Products You're Probably Overlooking

Don't let their plain packaging fool you; these products possess magical, face-saving powers

Brush on Beauty

Step up your beauty game with these tips and tricks for making the most of your makeup brushes

Doobies, Pineappling and Sisterlocks: What Natural Hair Care Really Means

"It's been two years since my first BC, and although my TWA is packed with gorgeous 3AB curls, I can't help but think my transition to long hair will take little more than a protective hairstyle and pineappling."   read more

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8 Best Dandruff Shampoos for 2014

Dandruff. It's one of those beauty ailments that no one really talks about, but it's one that almost all of us will experience at some point in our lives. And since we're no strangers to dishing on the ugly side of beauty (we've tackled ingrown toenails and gross ingredients in skin cream), we're going to get into the nitty-gritty (flaky-scaly?) of what causes dandruff, and how TotalBeauty.com users address theirs with the eight best dandruff shampoos.   See shampoos

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8 Furry Handbags You'll Love

Fashion trends have long been a sign of the economic climate. So when fur purses appeared en masse at the runways of New York Fashion Week, they seemed to signal fortuitous economic times to come. Although those designer fur purses are pricey and luxurious, they've also inspired hundreds more affordable options, as well as a few DIY versions and faux fur handbags. Here, eight faux fur and fur purses on our lust lists.   read more

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How To Clip Your Nails In Space & More Gravity-Defying Astronaut Beauty Secrets

To nail her role as an astronaut in the film "Gravity," Sandra Bullock turned to astronaut Catherine "Cady" Coleman, who spent 180 days in outer space, for advice. A retired US Air Force colonel and 21-year NASA veteran, Coleman e-mailed and chatted with Bullock while on her third space mission, where she served as a flight engineer aboard the Russian Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft and spent 159 days aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as the lead robotics and science officer.   read more

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Thigh-High Slits: The Sexiest Way to Show Some Skin This Fall

Even before the temperatures began to drop, we couldn't escape maxi, midi and tea-length dresses and skirts. Though modest hemlines have made a comeback this year, fall 2014 is all about sultry, strategically placed slits. The fashion statement is a welcome reminder that we don't have to sacrifice sex appeal in our fall wardrobes.   read more

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FYI: Fermented Beauty Products Are the Next Big Thing in Anti-Aging

Fermented foods like kimchi and sauerkraut are probably the last things that come to mind when you think of beautiful skin. But these smelly snacks are packed with probiotics -- anti-inflammatories that help balance your gut and keep pesky skin conditions like acne and dryness at bay.   read more

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15 Best Oil-Control Products

Here's an all-too familiar scenario: Every morning you cleanse, prime and mattify your skin to pore-less, oil-free perfection, but by the time you walk through your office doors, you need another dab of powder -- and by midday, it looks like you've slathered a layer of Crisco on your face. What gives?   See products

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Hard Candy Founder Launches New Line of Nail Lacquers

Smith & Cult is the latest creation from Dineh Mohajer -- the founder of Hard Candy, one of the most beloved beauty brands of the '90s. The new 30-shade collection, cheekily called Nailed Lacquers, is inspired by Mohajer's "Diary of a Beauty Junkie," the fictional journal of what we imagine to be a grown-up Cher Horowitz.   read more

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Brilliant Ways to Organize Your Nail Polish Collection

Of all the shelf lives of cosmetic products, nail polish sports the longest lifespan. Though experts suggest tossing it two to three years after opening, there's no real reason to throw it out -- it won't grow bacteria like a face wash from junior high might or coagulate like sunscreen from 2005 will. "Nail polish is naturally inhospitable to microorganisms due to the solvents in it," says cosmetic chemist Don Frey. Though it might get goopier over the years, it's not a danger to your health.   read more

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10 Fall Accessories to Complete Any Look

1. Exclusive for Intermix Single Breasted Plaid Coat, $495
I'm mad for plaid in every way. This coat is a great overcoat for white and black staple pieces layered underneath.   read more

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