Stories by Allie Flinn

6 Best Scar Treatments

Scars, like accidents, happen. And whether it's the result of a surgery, a stumble or a pimple-popping session gone awry (come on, we've all been there), getting rid of them is no easy feat. With an abundance of scar treatments in the form of lotions, creams and oils that all promise to eliminate any and all evidence of scarring, it can be hard to tell which ones deliver real, lasting results. That's why we turned to our reviewers to see which scar treatments they swear by to get rid of scars. Keep reading to see which scar treatments aren't a complete waste of your time.   read more

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19 Unique and Inspiring Celebrity Tattoos

Celebrity tattoos tell us everything we need to know about Hollywood's hottest stars. Namely, whether, when left to their own devices, our favorite celebrities exercise good taste and get a cool and covetable design or make a poor style choice and wind up in a roundup of worst celebrity tattoos (we're looking at you, Justin Bieber).   read more

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9 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

If you find yourself using up an entire pack of blotting paper per day, chances are you're not using the best foundation for oily skin. But don't worry; we're here to help solve your oily skin foundation woes. We scoured the reviews of readers who say they have oily skin, greasy skin and shiny skin to figure out which foundations they rely on to keep them shine-free all day long (even through that dreaded mid-day oil-slick). From matte foundations to foundations that give skin a dewy -- but not greasy -- glow, these are the best foundations for oily skin. Kiss your shiny skin goodbye.   read more

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Here's How to Use a Clarisonic (Because You're Probably Doing It All Wrong)

Baffled by how to use a Clarisonic? You're not alone. Many a woman's relationship with her Clarisonic is bit like a Taylor Swift album: full of ups and downs, love and hate, certainty and doubt. Okay, maybe it's not quite that dramatic, but there are certainly some lingering questions about the proper way to use a Clarisonic, as well as fear about the dreaded "Clarisonic breakout" and whether it's safe for sensitive skin.   read more

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17 Lob Haircuts That Will Make You Chop Your Hair Off

In 2013, the lob haircut (aka the long bob haircut) was practically unheard of ... until Karlie Kloss chopped off her hair, inspiring legions to march to their stylist to do the same. Fast forward years later, and the lob has solidified its place as a classic haircut. It's the perfect in-between length if you don't want to give up the versatility of your superlong hair, but are ready for a change (and sick of going through half a bottle of shampoo with each wash). Here, 17 long bob hairstyles to inspire your next salon visit.   read more

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9 Next-Level Mason Jar Recipes for Your Best Lunch, Ever

Mason jars salads are the perfect way to pack healthy, leafy green lunches every day. "The jars offer built in portion control, which is a critical part of weight loss and weight maintenance," says registered dietician and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Torey Jones.   read more

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9 Best Dark Spot Correctors

Unless you have a fairy godmother who's granted you everlasting sunscreen and a pimple-free existence, you probably have some dark spots you'd like to fade. Luckily, sun-worshippers and pimple-pickers needn't despair: You can reverse acne scars and sun spots with a dark spot corrector. Of course, not every skin-lightening treatment works as well as the next, so we rounded up the most highly rated and reviewed dark spot correctors to help you pick the best dark spot corrector for you. So put down that lemon juice (Pinterest lied to you -- it will just make things worse) and try one of these dark spot correctors. Dark spots and acne scars, prepare to GTFO.   read more

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6 Best Lip Scrubs for Ridiculously Soft Lips

Real talk: Dry, peeling lips are not cute. On top of completely ruining your lipstick game, they're a literal pain. So you could slather on a gallon of lip balm, or you could use a top-rated lip scrub.   read more

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9 Healthy Snacks That You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

Unless you work at Google, I'm going to guess that your office snack situation is far from ideal, from a health standpoint. After all, bags on bags of chips, candy and cookies do not a healthy body make.   read more

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The Shag Is the It-Girl Hairstyle Replacing the Lob

When you think of shag haircuts, you're probably taken to a dark, disco-ball-lit place filled with bad fashion choices and lots of hairspray. But the new interpretation of the shag haircut is totally far out and modern -- think messy, undone texture and plenty of strategic layers that will make you look more Alexa Chung than Farrah Fawcett.   read more

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