Best of Beauty 2013

i-heart-nail-decals-300x243This was the year we talked about goth lipstickgetting the smoothest leg shave and celebrities' favorite lip shades. Beauty is always fun, but here are our five favorite prettifying posts of 2013:  Break Into Beauty. Courtney and Brit Dunlop's book is full of practical and fun ways to get your start in the beauty biz, whether you dream of writing, marketing or even package design (or naming the colors -- who hasn't dreamed of doing that?).

 How to work runway beauty. Mermaid lips, citrus lips and tips and messy ponytails can be yours!

 Lash Out. An expert's guide to your next great mascara (replace it often!).

 Nail It (pictured). Artsy decals that make even your nails look smart.

 Clear Skin. Find the best acne-fighting cleansers under $10!