15 Mosquito Repellents to Keep You Bug-Bite Free

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

20 Harry Potter Spells Beauty Junkies Wish Existed

Because when we can't find any bobby pins or get our brows to look even, we could use a little magic

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

Get Weekend-Ready Makeup in 20 Minutes

Here's a familiar experience: It's Friday evening, and you've got 20 minutes before you have to hop in your car and meet your friends. However your half-faded, work-appropriate makeup hardly seems right for a night of dancing or dinner at the new trendy restaurant in town. Fortunately, the Pixiwoos -- aka makeup-artists-turned-YouTubers, Sam and Nic Chapman -- are here to help. They stopped by the Total Beauty studio to show us how to transform everyday makeup into a subtly glam, night-out-worthy look. Watch the video for the full tutorial, or check out a few of their best tips below.   read more


What's the Best Makeup Spray for You?

Whether you're warding off summer heat or are looking for a way to make sure your makeup lasts all night long, makeup setting sprays are likely to become your new BFF. Here, our editors talk about a few of their top setting spray picks.   read more


28 Animals Who Feel Your Thanksgiving Pain

Ah, Thanksgiving -- time for turkey, family bonding and plotting our plan of attack for Black Friday sales. But there are also some time-honored Thanksgiving traditions that can leave us feeling a little less than thankful. You know what we're talking about: the pressure to prepare the perfect meal, the inevitable questions about our love lives from nosy relatives and, of course, the epic food coma that makes us feel like we need to go into hibernation until the New Year.   read more


14 Vegan Makeup Brands You Need to Know About

Not long ago, the term vegan makeup triggered visions of unwashed hair, bare feet and the inescapable scent of patchouli. We get it. But today, vegan makeup brands are rolling out cosmetics, skin care and hair products that look beyond the Burning Man contingent.   read more


18 Thanksgiving and Fall Nail Art Ideas That Every Basic Girl Loves

From adorable fall nail designs to Thanksgiving nail art, these fall nails are a must-have this season   read more


These Amazing Overnight Treatments Transform Skin While You Sleep

Food, water and sleep are the top three things necessary to sustain human life, but keeping all three in check is easier said than done. Eating? No problem. Staying hydrated? A little more challenging, but we'll aim for the recommended 2.7 liters a day. Getting a good night's sleep, every night? Try explaining that to our bosses, our smartphones, our pets, our kids... oh, and our brains.   read more


19 Best Target Makeup Buys Under $25

Turns out the big red bulls-eye marks the spot for some of the best beauty steals   read more


3 Gorgeous Ways to Wear Braids This Season

Braids might be the one hairstyle that never goes out of season -- but it's an especially great look during those months when the weather's unpredictable (think: rain, sleet, wind and snow). "When you braid your hair you're in complete control of the outcome of what it's going to look like." says Emma Powers, ambassador for Beachwaver Co. and braid-master. To help us master this versatile look, Emma stopped by the Total Beauty studio to show us how to create -- and accessorize -- three, ultra-flattering, Instagram-worthy braids. You can watch the whole video above or check out a few highlights below.   read more


How to Get Gorgeous Victoria's Secret Angel-Worthy Waves

When it comes to effortless, bouncy, shiny waves, the hairstyles that flounce down the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway are pretty much the Holy Grail. And lucky for us, Victoria's Secret hair isn't as unattainable as a Victoria's Secret physique. Celebrity stylist -- and official stylist of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show -- Sarah Potempa come into the Total Beauty studios to show us how to get those covetable VS curls. To find out how to transform your mane, watch the entire tutorial, or check out a few highlights below.   read more


These Skin-Perfecting Multitaskers Are All You Need for Flawless Skin

Next time someone asks you about your desert-island makeup must-have (because that happens all the time, right?), take a moment to pause and think it through. Consider a bona fide beauty multitasker, something that exceeds one-trick-pony expectations and really -- no, really -- does it all. That is what the highlighting concealer is for.   read more


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