15 Mosquito Repellents to Keep You Bug-Bite Free

From backyard BBQs to the jungle, we've got you covered.

16 Braided Ponytails Every Cool Girl Will Be Wearing

Prepare for fireworks. Thanks to sultry braids, twists, and knots, these sizzling summer styles aren't your average ponytail

16 Beauty Products to Buy From Your Facebook Friends

These are the multi-level marketing beauty products that are totally worth every penny

14 Best Shampoos for Fine Hair

A fuller head of hair is just a lather, rinse and repeat away. Here are our readers' favorite volumizing shampoos for fine hair

22 Swoon-Worthy Valentine's Day Nail Art Ideas

Wear your heart on your fingertips this V-Day with one of these flirty Valentine's Day nail art ideas. From subtly embellished nail art ideas to bold patterns and plenty of (non-cheesy) hearts, there are Valentine's Day nails for everyone -- and nail art designs for every skill level. Get Pinterest-ready fingertips with nail-art tutorials, straight from our favorite nail polish brands and bloggers.   read more

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8 Treatment Polishes for Healthier Nails

By this time of year, your nails probably look like crap. They're peeling; they're splitting -- they're obviously dry and unhappy. Instead of swearing off nail polish completely, choose a healthy, good-for-your-nails formula, and get a treatment manicure. When you use one of these new polishes -- infused with hydrating oils, strengthening botanicals and reinforcing proteins -- your nails will become healthier over time. They're significantly better for your nails than wearing no polish at all -- and they look prettier, too.   read more

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5 Reasons Why You Need Hair Tonic in Your Life

Hair tonics vary according to their ingredients and what effect they have on different kinds of hair. If you feel like your hair could use a little something extra, you might need a hair tonic in your life. Below are several reasons why hair tonics can be so effective.   read more

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19 Light Brown Hair Colors That Are Seriously Fierce

Way back when (as in, only a couple of years ago), "bronde" took the beauty world by storm. A breakthrough term to define the ambiguous light brown hair color that wasn't quite blonde, but not yet brown, this high-profile hybrid has arguably become one of the most covetable hair trends (dare we say ever), and has yet to lose steam.   read more

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33 Awesome Valentine's Day Ideas That Are Total #Goals

Let's be honest: Valentine's Day tends to bring up complicated emotions, whether you're single or part of a couple -- it just does. (All that pressure to come up with the perfect Valentine's Day idea!) Still, it doesn't have to -- it is a holiday that's essentially centered around the many definitions of love, after all. Plus, there are so many ways to enjoy the holiday, whether that means planning a mimosa-fueled brunch with your favorite gal pals, treating yourself to a nice bubble bath at the end of the day, or packing up all your flimsy pink lingerie for a weekend getaway with your partner (or, we think it goes without saying, all of the above).   read more

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9 Hottest Halle Berry Hairstyles Over the Years

Halle Berry's hairstyles help make her one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood, and she manages to increase in beauty as she continues to age. If you're changing your hair and looking for a great look, check out some of these classic Halle Berry hairstyles to see if one inspires you.   read more

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Here's Why You Need Glycolic Acid in Your Skin Care Routine

If you haven't yet jumped on the glycolic acid bandwagon, it's time to do so. The alpha-hydroxy acid is a tried-and-true favorite ingredient among skin docs for its multi-tasking abilities. "Not only is it a great exfoliator, but it also stimulates the production of both collagen and hyaluronic acid," explains Deirdre Hooper, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology at LSU. Translation: There's really not much that it can't do. Improve texture? You bet. Fade spots? Yep. Help with breakouts? Check. Keep skin smooth and wrinkle-free? Obvi. (We could keep going, but you get the picture.) Since there's no shortage of glycolic acid-based products out there -- you'll find it in pretty much every category, from peels to cleansers to lotions, -- we've narrowed down the options. Ahead, seven glycolic acid products that are most definitely worth trying.   read more

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I Got Eyelash Extensions; Here's What Happened

I got my first set of eyelash extensions eight years ago. What seemed like an innocent adventure in beauty resulted in an obsessive relationship I haven't been able to shake. My whispery lashes -- until then, more functional than decorative -- transformed from brownish-blond and barely there to curled, dark, lush and arresting. They made my blue eyes appear wider, more defined and a trillion times more feminine. I was Bette Davis eyes, all day, every day. I was hooked.   read more

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The Top 6 Mehron Makeup Products That Professionals Swear By

When you want long-lasting makeup that looks professionally done, these Mehron makeup products will do the trick. Used by performers since 1927, Mehron makeup was developed for the theater and is still the makeup line Hollywood makeup artists and performers swear by today. Here, the best Mehron makeup you need to know about.   read more

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Vote for the Best Beauty Vlogger of 2017

Every year we round up the top-rated beauty products and let you, our amazing readers, vote on which ones deserve to win a TotalBeauty Award. This year we realized something was missing -- namely the someones who possess the talent to turn a humble contour kit or curling iron into works of art. Yep, we're talking beauty influencers.   read more

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