13 Best Hair Gels

Hair gel is one of the most versatile products in your beauty arsenal. Our readers rank their 13 favorite gels

Jeweled Accessories to Jazz Up Your Outfit

Add a bejeweled clutch, hair accessory or shoe to any ensemble for an instant refresh

7 New Ways to Wear Perfume

Layering fragrances may sound complicated, but it's easier than you think. Here are tips on wearing perfume the new way

Holiday Gift Guide: Beauty

Gifts so gorgeous that we're doing whatever it takes to get on Santa's "nice" list

The New Way to Exfoliate: Fizzing Beauty Products

There isn't much that isn't improved upon by adding bubbles. Case in point: Beverages, baths, gum and hot tubs are infinitely more fun with fizz. Now, beauty products are getting in on the game -- and it's not just for show. According to dermatologist Dr. Jeanette Graf, MD, fizzing skin care products have an exfoliating effect that allows their active ingredients to penetrate the skin more effectively. The result: impossibly gorgeous, glowing skin.   read more

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In Search of the Elusive Work-Life Balance

Someone recently asked me for the secret to balancing work and family. Man, do I wish I could answer that one! It's a loaded question, and, unfortunately, I don't think there is a secret.   read more

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5 Nail Polishes That Look Like Nail Art

If you don't have the time or know-how to do your own nail art, a slew of ingeniously formulated polishes are making it easy. Thanks to these cool textures, multichrome colors and chunky glitters, you can get a nail-art look with just one high-tech polish. Here, the sneaky multitaskers that are about to up your nail game.   read more

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The Print That Goes With Everything (Seriously)

Last weekend, one of my friends boldly announced, "I'm just going to say it. Snakeskin is the new neutral." I couldn't wrap my head around it. I have long since reserved the whole "patterns as a neutral" category for cheetah print and cheetah print alone. But as I started going back through fashion week coverage, and the more editorials I flipped through, I saw it. Snakeskin is everywhere -- and for good reason. Whether you wear it in bold colors or subtle neutrals, snakeskin does go with just about anything, and it adds an element of luxe. Even simple jeans and a T-shirt can get an update from a small snakeskin accessory like a bracelet or scarf. Here, eight examples to make you a believer.   read more

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The Easiest At-Home Beauty Recipe Ever

I love to make my own body scrubs. Not only is it cost-effective, it also allows me to have complete control over the ingredients. I know they're natural -- and good enough to eat. My go-to brown sugar scrub leaves skin soft (the brown sugar is a gentle exfoliant) and moisturized (thanks to the coconut oil), and it even has anti-bacterial properties (hooray for honey). Here's the recipe:   read more

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10 Beauty Hacks That Would Make MacGyver Proud

What do hand sanitizer, dryer sheets and baby powder all have in common? Aside from their conventional uses, they moonlight as quick fixes to many of your beauty-related issues. We pored over hundreds of so-called "life-changing" beauty tips and makeup tricks to find the most bizarre ones -- and then, of course, we had to test them to see which ones actually worked. Here, find the 10 beauty hacks that made the cut. (You can thank us later.)   read more

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These New Body Products Are Like a Trip to the French Countryside

Smell is an incredible sense. It can transport you to your childhood garden or grandmother's kitchen -- and it can completely change your mood. Take a whiff of lavender, and suddenly you're in Provence -- and totally relaxed.   read more

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11 Crazy-Gorgeous Ways to Display Your Accessories

Even though I have an extensive jewelry collection, I wear maybe three to five pieces on the regular. And that's not because I don't love my baubles and bling. It's because currently my necklaces, bracelets, watches and rings are in tangled heaps on top of my dresser, at the bottom of my jewelry box and in miscellaneous boxes piled out of my reach.   read more

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7 Best Cream Blushes

Can't stand powder blush? You're not alone. But cream blush isn't without its own set of problems. It can be hard to blend, greasy or fade away as the day goes on. But not these cream blushes. Our reviewers swear that these blushes are super-easy to apply, last all day and give cheeks a healthy flush of color without veering into clown territory. See the best cream blushes, as chosen by our readers.   read more

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Try the Rainbow Hair Trend for the Weekend

All summer, celebs have been stepping out with rainbow-bright-pink or cool, pastel-purple hair. (We're looking at you, Nicole Richie.) While we're tempted to test-drive it for a girls' night out or weekend music festival, it's not necessarily a look we're comfortable keeping come Monday morning.   read more

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