The Beauty Advent Calendars on Our Wish List

Count down to the holidays with these adorable beauty advent calendars

The Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Beauty Deals

Consider this your action plan for tackling the beauty aisles this weekend

9 Easy Tips for Creating a Contoured, Flawless Face

Getting perfect skin doesn't have to involve hundreds of products. Work your way to an even-toned, contoured face using foundation

5 Beauty Looks for Your Holiday Parties

Hit the holiday party circuit in style with these stunning beauty looks

The Beauty Product Ingredients I Want in My Medicine Cabinet

If you're like me, you read the label of every beauty product you buy. After all, what you put on your skin ultimately makes its way into your body. But interpreting the ingredients list on a beauty product is a little bit like trying to read a brand-new foreign language made up of 25-letter words. To give you a hand in the beauty product aisle, I'll tell you the ingredients I look for in my skin-care products.   read more

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25 Clever Tattoos You Won't Get at First

Whoever said that puns are the lowest form of humor never saw these clever tattoos. If they had, they would have to revise that quote, replacing "puns" with "tattoo puns." These are the clever and funny tattoos that commemorate more than just a memory or a loved one -- these tattoos are a test of wit. Can you decipher them all?   read more

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11 Sexiest Swimsuits You Need Now (But Can't Have 'Til Next Year)

Note to self: start working on my abs now, because next year's swimsuits just showed at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week: Swim in Miami, and they're looking as itsy-bitsy as ever. And while I'm at it, I'm going to be bathing in vats of the best self-tanners, because a golden glow is the perfect accessory to some of these bright, patterned swimsuits.   read more

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8 Must-Wear Nail Colors That Flatter Dark Skin Tones

You would think picking out a nail polish color would be as simple as putting on your shoes in the morning (you know, once you've decided which pair you're going to wear). But finding a nail polish color that will flatter your skin tone, appear on-trend and keep your hands from looking dull or aged -- that's the challenge. We spoke to Elsbeth Schuetz, celebrity manicurist for Nailtini, and celebrity and editorial manicurist Gina Edwards on how to find the nail color that's right for you.   read more

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Bigger, Blacker, Badder: The Lowdown on Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

When it comes to mascara, will women ever have it all? You know what we mean: a mascara formula that darkens, separates, plumps and stays put all day -- so you don't have to worry about flaking or smudging while you're out and about re: conquering the world and such.   read more

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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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