I know I shouldn't care if guys like my smoky eye look
or the beachy hairstyle (made famous by this celeb) that I try everyday to master, but I just can't help it. Sorry mom! I know you always told me to embrace the looks I was born with and only do what makes me happy, but some of the time, okay, a lot of the time, I might just want to make the opposite sex happy (pathetic, I know).
If you're with me on this, you must see what came out of this survey of 200 hot dudes -- well, I don't exactly know if they're hot because I haven't seen them, but a girl can dream, right? They spill on everything from what their favorite fragrances are to what they love and hate about our hair. Here's what they said:
Break out your razor and body scrub
More than 44 percent of guys say that stubble on your legs is their biggest turn-off (runners up were stiff, fancy hairstyles with 28 percent and overpowering fragrance with 27). And when asked what's sexiest about a woman, soft, smooth skin also got a
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I know I shouldn't care if guys like my smoky eye lookRead More »from Guys' Biggest Beauty Turn-Ons -- Revealed!
When you're sitting in the chair at the salon, and your stylist is listening to you gab away about your latest date, did you ever wonder what he or she is really thinking? Not to burst your bubble, but it's entirely possible that your stylist is debating how much interest she should take in your story based on how much you tipped on your last visit.Read More »from 14 Secrets Your Hairstylist Won't Tell You
Stylists do love their customers, but they've also got bills to pay like the rest of us, which is why if you want the best service, it pays to be generous. Check out some more shocking secrets from the stylists below -- maybe it's time you learned to trim your hair at home?
The worst appointment times are …
Saturday mornings. Stylists vary a bit on this, but the general consensus is to avoid Saturdays (their busiest day), especially Saturday mornings. Fridays are also less than ideal, since it's the end of the week and your hairdresser is most likely tired and looking forward to the weekend (think of how focused you are on a Friday
It's not easy being a celebrity. When we have a bad hair day (or bad hair year as I did in 1989), only our friends and family really see -- and mock -- it. But if you're Britney Spears and you do something like, oh, I don't know, shave your head, you better believe people are going to take notice.Read More »from The Biggest Beauty Blunders of All Time
Take notice we did, of her and lots of other celeb's big beauty blunders. Check them out below, suddenly 1989 doesn't look that bad …
This famous head-shaving fiasco was not the right fix for a bad hair day or a good way to make headlines.
Note to Roberts: If you decide to take a break from shaving, wear long sleeves (especially on the red carpet!). She needs this shaving 101 story, stat!
Aguilera couldn't decide between cornrows and a 'fro, so she went with both! This natural beauty should have lost the 'do and toned down that makeup.
Madge went into surgery hoping to look younger, but this botched job made her look skeletal! She
Previously, I hadn't given much thought to what was in my sunscreen. As long as the SPF was high enough I figured I was safe right?Read More »from Is Your Sunscreen Doing More Harm than Good?
Not so much. Turns out all sunscreens are not created equal, and some of my faves actually contain harmful ingredients (like these) or not enough of the good stuff (UV protection). The non-profit Environmental Working Group recently released a list of the safest and most effective sunscreens -- and which ones you should steer clear of. Check out a few of the good and bad below (and see what regular users think of them too).
Badger Sunscreen, SPF 30
EWG rating: 0 (EWG ratings go from 0 to 10, 0 to 2 is recommended and 7 and above you should avoid)
TotalBeauty.com rating: 8.5 (out of 10, 10 being the best)
Why: EWG says this product has high UVA and UVB protection and high stability (meaning it won't break down and become ineffective quickly). TotalBeauty.com readers love the natural ingredients and say it's good for sensitive skin.
New beauty products show up on the shelves all the time -- who can keep track? While some can be instant classics that really change how we look (like these), many others aren't note-worthy enough for a re-purchase.Read More »from No One Should Live Without These Classic Products
That's why we're so glad that there are these products -- the ones that stand the test of time and are always there to give us gorgeous skin and hair (and the ones we'd shed more than a few tears for if they ever discontinued them, are you listening beauty brands?!). Have you tried all these classic products? What are your beauty staples -- the products you can't live without?
No. 8: Noxzema Deep Cleansing Cream, $4.49, TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.7 (out of 10)
No. 7: Vaseline Pure Petroleum Jelly, $4.49, rating: 8.9
No. 6: Olay Original Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid, $7.79, rating: 9
No. 5: Revlon Moondrops Lipstick, $8.59, rating: 9.1
No. 4: Pantene Style Classic Touchable Hairspray, $4.99, rating: 9.2
No. 3: Chanel No. 5 Eau de Parfum, $80, rating: 9.2
Hold on to your hats, I've got a shocking revelation for you: You really don't need to spend much money to get a quality shampoo. There are reasons to buy the fancy salon shampoos (and if you are going to fork over the cash, try one of these), but the bottom line is, you can get healthy and clean hair with products found at your local supermarket.Read More »from The Best Drugstore Shampoos
Don't believe me? Check out these top drugstore shampoos. TotalBeauty.com readers love them as much for their price as for the way their hair feels when using them. (Click on any below to see why they're so awesome).
No. 19: Aussie Sydney Smooth Shampoo, $3.99, TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 9 (out of 10)
No. 18: Head and Shoulders Citrus Breeze Shampoo, $7.69, rating: 9
No. 17: TreSemme Smooth & Silky Shampoo, $3.89, rating: 9
No. 16: Pantene Classic Care Shampoo, $5.65, rating: 9
No. 15: Pantene Pro-V Restoratives Time Renewal Shampoo, $5.99, rating: 9
No. 14: Dove Advanced Color Care Shampoo Lightened Hair, $4.75, rating: 9
- The chicks at TotalBeauty.com | Fashion – Thu, Jun 18, 2009 12:49 AM EDT
I reluctantly put up with breakouts in high school (ever notice how they always popped up right before picture day, prom, any remotely-important social event?) but now that I'm a bit (OK, more than a bit) older, I've had enough. I'm tired of the pms-related breakouts, the stress-induced pimples, and the regular old zits that feel the need to visit from time to time.Read More »from Acne-Fighting Products: The Good, The Bad, The Worthless
I've decided to kick acne's butt -- and I have the products to do it. All of these gave TotalBeauty.com readers clear skin, and I'm determined to join their ranks. Need a little help in the acne department too? Click on any of these products below to see what they can do for you.
The Best: No. 6: Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying Lotion, $13.50, TotalBeauty.com average rating: 8.7 (out of 10)
No. 5: The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil, $9, rating: 8.8
No. 4: Peter Thomas Roth Gentle Complexion Correction Pads, $36, rating: 8.9
No. 3: Dr. Hauschka Normalizing Day Oil, $42.95, rating: 8.9
No. 2: Prescriptives Acne Defense Serum, $25
It's such a simple question, but with so many answers. I have friends that spend upwards of $200 on a hair cut, and others who wouldn't fork over more than $20 -- including tip. Me? I don't pay anything (one of the perks of having a mom who's a licensed cosmetologist).Read More »from How Much Should You Pay for a Hair Cut?
When we asked TotalBeauty.com readers how much they pay for hair cuts, we got a ton of varied responses:
"I've had my hair different lengths and the most I've ever paid for a cut is $20." -- snowbunny
"The most I paid was like $35 at Mario Triccoci. I live in the Chicago suburbs. When I did have a job I was paying about $25 and now that I am laid off I am doing my hair at Hair Cuttery for about $13." -- bunny72
"My haircut costs me around $50, and I have long hair. I keep hearing that they generally charge more for long hair than they would for the same cut on short hair." -- eminatic
"My $90 haircut sucked as much as my $15 cut. So I'm growing my hair out until I find someone that actually listens when I tell them
I love having oily skin. I love using blotting papers five times a day to sop up the grease. I love that my forehead looks like a lighthouse beacon in any picture taken with a flash (like this one). And most of all, I love how all that oil makes it so easy for new pimples to pop up on my face. Isn't it the best?!Read More »from The Top 12 Products for Oily Skin
Oily skin sucks, but lucky for us, it can be managed. Check out these oil-controlling products, TotalBeauty.com readers swear by them to keep their faces shine free all day -- in any weather. Feeling a little gun-shy after your own efforts to stop the grease? Get all the facts by clicking on the products below.
No. 12: Prescriptives Virtual Matte Oil-Control Makeup, $32.50, TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.8 (out of 10)
No. 11: Avon Magix Face Perfector SPF 20, $7.99, rating: 8.8
No. 10: Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel, $57.50, rating: 8.8
No. 9: Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF 25, $16.50, rating: 8.8
No. 8: Philosophy on a Clear Day Super
- The chicks at TotalBeauty.com | Fashion – Mon, Jun 1, 2009 8:06 PM EDT
While it's not technically a mullet, Megan Fox's hair is coming pretty close to it in this picture. It's totally "business in the front, party in the back," right? (If you need a reminder of what a true mullet looks like, check out this pic of Scarlett Johansson -- yes, that Scarlett Johansson.)
This look has been done on the runways at fashion week, where it kind of works, but on the red carpet … we think, not.
What do you think of Megan Fox's look? Too weird for words or would you rock this style on your next night out? Personally, I think I'll stick to one of these hairstyles if I'm ever lucky enough to strut on a red carpet.
- Need some hair and makeup ideas for an event? Look no further; we've got you covered.
- Can't get enough of these red carpet disasters? Us either, that's why we put this gallery together.
- Need a quick and easy, but still super-cute, hairstyle? Yeah, we have that too.