Which Fall Fragrance Suits Your Personality?

Scent experts weigh in on how to find the perfume that's right for you

Beauty Secrets From Around the World

From sake baths in Japan to rinsing hair with rosemary-infused water in Greece, these are the best-kept beauty secrets around the world

The Recipe That Made My Little One Love Squash

It has four ingredients and it's crazy delicious

Fall's Most Colorful Cosmetics

In a makeup slump? Shake up your fall beauty routine with these on-trend shades

Why Kat Von D Doesn't Give Makeup Tips

She may look as intimidating as the needles she uses to tattoo on shows like "Miami Ink" and "L.A. Ink," but Kat Von D made me feel comfortable immediately. "I'm warning you, I talk a lot," she said with a laugh.   read more

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8 Backpacks Sleek Enough to Wear to Work

After watching all the spring/summer 2014 runway shows from New York Fashion Week I could have kicked myself. I instantly regretted giving away my collection of leather, denim and brightly colored backpacks from my school years. That being said, mine weren't nearly as sleek as the reimagined accessories gracing the arms of celebrities and fashion bloggers today. These chic backpacks will have you wondering if you really need that giant purse that weighs you down and gives you a crick in your neck. Newsflash: you don't. Because a trendy new backpack will fit everything you need (including your emergency flats) and will do so in an effortlessly stylish way. Here's proof.   read more

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How a Photogenic World Cup Fan Became the New Face of L'Oréal

Talk about your Cinderella story; Two weeks ago when 17 year-old Axelle Despiegelaere swiped the colors of her native Belgium onto her face and put on a goofy Red Devils hat to attend their World Cup match against Argentina, she had no idea that her own world was about to be rocked.   read more

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Why You'll Want A Coffee Before Your Crunches

Headed to the gym this morning? Take a minute to swill down a cup of joe before you go. It turns out that drinking a cup of coffee in the morning can actually improve your workout. A study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism found that athletes who ingested caffeine before they exercised burned around 15 percent more calories in the three hours after their workouts than those who didn't.   read more

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Rachel McAdams Makes Makeup-Free Look Amazing

• Rachel McAdams celebrated (mourned?) the news that her ex Ryan Gosling is having a kid with his girlfriend Eva Mendes by looking absolutely ridiculously incredible on the cover of Allure magazine with barely a drop of makeup on. [The Gloss]   read more

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The Real Deal About Body BB Creams

I'm not sure why I didn't take notice when Jergens' breakthrough BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream came out last year -- when women were paying three times the retail price on eBay/selling their first-born children to get the stuff. I guess I was too busy smearing diluted tinted moisturizer on my legs. (It's just for special occasions! Don't judge me!) Suffice it to say when word of this body BB cream came my way, I was intrigued. I've spent so many cumulative hours trying to elevate this mug of mine from "blotchy Northern European pale-face" to "Christina Hendricks alabaster" that taking a few seconds to apply a tone-enhancing, skin-perfecting product on my body seemed completely appropriate.   read more

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You're Making These Mistakes When Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

We know, we know: Cleaning your makeup brushes can be a major pain. They take forever to wash, even longer to dry, and then the bristles start falling out. But if you were to take a black light to those un-washed makeup brushes, you'd probably never let them touch your face again. Dirty makeup brushes can even be the cause behind acne that won't go away. We spoke with Elaina Badro, internationally recognized makeup artist and the mastermind behind the Elaina Badro Brush Collection, and Lissette Waugh, founder of L Makeup Institute to get the 411 on cleaning makeup brushes (and the mistakes we're all making).   read more

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Hi, My Name Is Kristen Bell, and I'm a Dry Shampoo Addict

My hair was naturally stick-straight until I had a baby, and now I have some texture -- mainly in the back, which is kind of weird, but whatever -- and I love it. Once I get my wavy hair to look cute instead of wonky, I want the waves to last as long as possible. That's where dry shampoo comes in.   read more

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Summer-Proof Beauty Tips From Bathing Beauties

Mermaids are portrayed as beautiful, siren-like creatures with gorgeous, long locks; glowing skin and perfect makeup that never runs. But in real life, we know Ariel's fire-engine red hair wouldn't stand a chance against the sun and water. Skin without SPF would burn and blister (not to mention, leave some serious clamshell tan lines), and we'd hate to think of the prune-like state our fingers and toes would be in after a lifetime submerged. What's a mermaid to do? We asked the closest thing to it, members of the Aqualillies, a professional synchronized swimming troupe, who can spend a whole day in the water, and still look gorgeous. Here, their best summer hair, makeup and skin care secrets against which chlorine, sun and surf don't stand a chance.   read more

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New Interactive Dressing Rooms Include Pre-Recorded Audio Compliments

You know the feeling all too well. You haul your armload of (no more than 7) items into the dressing room, survey your fluorescently lit surroundings and sigh because, if your track record is any indication, this ain't gonna be pretty.   read more

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