The Superhero Products You're Probably Overlooking

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

20 Clever Ways to Organize Your Makeup Clutter

If your product obsession has gotten out of control, these solutions will whip it back into order

13 Best Microbead-Free Exfoliators for Face and Body

Ban plastic microbeads from your beauty routine with these ocean-friendly scrubs

15 Best Heat Styling Products

Don't use a blow-dryer or flatiron before applying these highest-rated heat protecting hair care creams, mousses and sprays

3 Ways Even Your Stick-Straight Hair Can Have Beach Waves

Every summer, I'm bombarded with magazine spreads and YouTube tutorials on how to get the perfect beach waves -- and I devour every one of them. I buy salt spray and sit religiously in front of my vanity trying to create those perfectly undone, (seemingly) low-maintenance waves. Summer beach waves may be considered a "quick and easy" hairstyle, but my limp, un-waved hair insists otherwise. Enter the hair geniuses at Salon Mario Russo in Boston. Owner and lead stylist Mario Russo has created three out-of-the-box techniques for creating beach waves that will work on even the straightest hair, guaranteed. And get this -- you don't need a curling iron, wand or automatic machine doo-dad to get the look. Get ready to have your world rocked, and your waves turned seriously beachy.   read more

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The 5 Things We Need From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The most important anniversary is finally here (no offense to your husband or boyfriend): Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale runs nationwide online and in stores today through August 3rd. As if early access and discounts on your favorite designer fall clothing, shoes and handbags weren't enough, they're also offering crazy good beauty deals … like more than 50 percent off in some cases.   read more

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PSA: Why You May Want to Skip That Next Red Bull and Vodka

• So it turns out that if you mix Red Bull and alcohol, you're actually boosting your probability of binge drinking. Because the Red Bull wakes you up, it makes you more likely to want to keep drinking ... and drinking. Whoops. "Caffeine, being a stimulant, tends to bring out the stimulant effects of alcohol intoxication. It may be this that causes energy drinks to increase the desire to keep drinking alcohol," said study lead Rebecca McKetin. [Web MD]   read more

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18 Sunscreens for People Who Hate Sunscreens

Frankly, sunscreen is a pain in my tuckus. It's sticky, it smells bad and just one day by the pool with multiple reapplications to my face leaves my chin a battle zone of acne for the following week. Since forsaking the sun and becoming a hermit didn't work out, I moved on to a new plan: Find a sunscreen that doesn't suck. Luckily, I have a fairly large beauty closet and a team of editors always willing to try a new product at my disposal. We worked tirelessly attending pool parties and outdoor barbecues weekend after weekend -- all to find the best sunscreens that aren't sticky, don't stink, play nice with makeup, are kind to sensitive skin and won't make you break out. Try out a few of our new "holy grail" sunscreens for yourself. We recommend your testing be conducted on a balcony with margaritas -- for the sake of science, of course.   read more

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Nivea Launches New Interactive Anti-Aging Boutique

As a means to draw attention to it new Cellular Anti-Age line, skin care behemoth Nivea decided to launch a series of expert-on-hand pop up booths.   read more

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Instagram Pulls A Fast One On Plus-Size Girl's Photo

All Samm Newman wanted to do was celebrate in a little body positivity. So she took a couple of snaps of herself in her bra and undies and uploaded them to Instagram. The size 24 19-year-old hashtagged the photo #bodylove and thought nothing of it. But then she got a notification that someone in the Instagram community had flagged the photo as "inappropriate." She was kicked off Instagram.   read more

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12 Best Products for Curly Hair

Those of us with curly hair know it can be both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves, nothing's better than having a head full of perfect ringlets or waves that cascade over your shoulders. But when it's acting ornery or piqued -- look out. Thirsty, frizzy, stressed-out curls are never pretty. And when we try to wrestle those same misbehaving curls into submission, it only makes things worse. (Because, really, the only thing that looks worse than fried curls are fried curls that have been further fried in an attempt to make them behave.)   Best curl products

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12 Acne Makeovers You Have to See to Believe

We love a good Instagram makeover. And while a smoky eye or bright lipstick is great, nothing is more impressive than an acne makeover.   read more

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Nordstrom's Latest Catalog Model Will Make You Love the Store Even More

You may already love them for never batting an eye every any time you go to return something you may or may not have the receipt for or may or may not have worn for, well, let's just say longer than it takes to show to your husband. And now Nordstrom has given us all another reason to hold them in the highest esteem.   read more

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Throw Out All Your Shoes -- This Is the Only Pair You Need

If you haven't heard of "shooties" yet, let us fill you in. A shootie is a cross between a high heel and an ankle boot -- or a full-coverage high heel if you want to think about it that way. And they go with everything. Pair shooties with a blazer and jeans like one of our favorite fashion bloggers did for a super polished casual Friday look. Or, wear a pair of completely badass metallic-accented shooties like the pairs we saw at multiple Fashion Week shows to give a little black dress some major attitude. Need more convincing that your closet is missing out in a big way? Here, eight very compelling reasons you'll want to hightail it to the mall ASAP.   read more

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