5 Breakfast Smoothies That Taste Like Pie

Get your holiday dessert fix with a fraction of the calories

13 Best Face Scrubs

Wondering which of the best face scrubs made our list? According to our readers, these scrubs are the best face exfoliators around

8 Glamorous Box Clutches to Wear With Your Party Dress

Modern box clutches look chic with all your cocktail attire this season

Should You Try Clairol Professional FLARE?

Does Clairol Pro's newest hair-color innovation live up to its claims? TotalBeauty.com reviewers DIY-dye and tell us their results

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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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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