The Probiotic Primer That Made Me a Convert

From new finds to longtime favorites, these are beauty products that our editors use until the bitter end (of the tube)

7 Wedding Beauty Looks You'll Love

Even if you're not getting married, this bridal eye candy is worth a peek

18 Best Eyeliners Under $10

Looking for a liquid, gel or pencil eyeliner on the cheap? These drugstore brand picks get stellar reviews

3 Reasons to Replace Your Lotion with a Body Serum

Thanks to body serums, you can now take excellent care of your skin from the neck down. Here's how to find the perfect formula for you

Best Drugstore Dupes for High-End Beauty Products

You fall head over heels for a $58 BB cream that leaves your skin soft, dewy and impossibly clear -- and you're quite sure there's no other product in the world that will make you look so youthful and radiant. So you do want any beauty-product-obsessed girl on a budget would do: splurge on another bottle and eat ramen for the next week. No matter how much you love a product, it can be hard to justify the price tag, especially on day six of shrink-wrapped noodles. While there truly are some magical beauty products out there for which there is no substitute, plenty of expensive department store beauty products have a drugstore doppelganger that works just as well -- and for a lot less money. We road-tested every popular beauty dupe on the market to find out which high-end beauty products are worth the splurge and which ones you may want to reconsider.   read more

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The Only Way to Wear Ankle Boots This Season

Socks and sandals? No way. Socks and ankle boots? Yes. Don't believe us? Take it from the likes of designers Tory Burch and Josie Natori, as well as style icons Grace Mahary, Gizele Oliveira and Jennifer Anniston -- socks with ankle boots are a major trend this season. It may be hard to wrap your head around such a sock-centric look at first, but trust us. Whether you pair them with a midi pencil skirt or cropped boyfriend jeans, this is the only way to wear ankle boots in 2015. Read on for all the inspo you'll need to style socks with ankle boots in the chicest way possible.   read more

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8 Gorgeously Grown-Up Ways to Wear Ruffles

Ruffles are up there on the list of things that are "extremely girly" -- right behind sparkles and just before bows. But you needn't worry about them coming across as cutesy or fussy. This season, celebrities are embracing the twirl-inducing detail and stepping out in architectural ruffles, loose flounces and fluttery trims that make frills feel fresh again.   read more

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How to Work out at Work Without Looking Crazy

For our ancestors, "work" was related to basic survival -- hunting for food, toiling away under a blazing sun or lugging water from a source miles away. Sitting, when it happened, was used as a way to recuperate from the tough physical labor required to survive. These days, it's hard to find a job that doesn't involve sitting in a chair and click-clacking away at a keyboard for eight hours a day. But instead of the cushy office chairs leaving us well-rested, our sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll. The truth of the matter is, it isn't just your imagination -- your desk job is slowly killing you.   read more

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The Best Nail Shape for Every Hand

Nail polish wields transformative powers. It can instantly pull an outfit together and make the wearer look as perfectly polished as her glossy nails. But instead of talking about the "it" color of the season or how to get the best at-home mani, let's talk about the base of any good manicure -- nail shape.   read more

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Can Pickle Juice Cure a Hangover?

In Mexico, it's tripe soup. In Japan, it's salted plums. And in the United States, aka the Home of Intellectual Giants, it's rabbit poop tea. It would seem that there's no solution for "curing" a hangover that doesn't involve swallowing something totally nasty and/or inflicting additional suffering upon your wizened, wasted body. So we're here to help you sort hangover-cure fact from fiction. We consulted with Nicolette Pace, a dietician/nutritionist, and conducted our own (very unscientific) study to find out what weird hangover remedies really work. Here are the hangover cures that soothed our symptoms -- and the ones that sent us to the ninth circle of hangover hell.   read more

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14 Best Makeup Tools

Imagine a world without makeup tools. Scary, right? I'm sure we could probably survive -- plus, these celebrities show that sometimes being tweezer-less is a good thing. But a simple tool like a foundation brush or eyelash curler can make all the difference in your makeup routine. TotalBeauty.com readers agree that these makeup tools do the job.   See tools

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Meet Rimmel London's Real Life Double Agent

Introducing a secret weapon for your lashes.   read more

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7 Secret-Weapon Ingredients For Making Your Skin Glow

Alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids are the workhorses of your skin care routine. They exfoliate dull skin and fade imperfections, minus scratchy microbeads. Pretty much everyone can benefit from having acid in her routines -- but you shouldn't pick just any ol' AHA cleanser. If you wanna get nerdy about it, the various alpha hydroxy acids and beta hydroxy acids (like salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid and malic acid) work differently on a molecular level, and choosing which one to use can make or break your skin. We asked Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi, M.D., a Washington, D.C.-based dermatologist, to decode some of the most common AHAs and BHAs and tell which one you should be using.   read more

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This Is What Beauty Looks Like Around the World

Pay close enough attention, and you'll find that everyone on the planet can be divided into the following two categories: Those that be, and those that observe.   read more

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