Stories by Allie Flinn

Polishes That Work at Work

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Polishes That Work at Work

Choosing the right shade of nail polish not only helps you feel confident and in-control, it can also impact the way your coworkers and higher-ups see you. Save your neon polishes and nail art for weekend, and opt for these on-trend power shades to help you navigate the office landscape like a boss (even if you're not, you know, a boss).   read more

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14 New Ways to Wear a Bun

From the runway to the red carpet, the bun hairstyle has been influencing women since its first appearance in ancient Greece. While it has taken on many forms (ballerina, knot, braided) and meanings (in Chinese history, a woman's bun revealed her marital status), it is a true style staple. A go-to for a polished look -- or even just to disguise a bad hair day.   See buns

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The Secret to Getting Hair With Tons of Volume

How do you add major volume to stick straight hair? The best new volumizing products to cross our desks these days aren't sprays but hair-plumping powders. Texturizing hair powders are like your dry shampoo, volumizing mousse and texturizing spray all packaged into one miraculous, body-boosting product. And while they might be a little messy until you get the hang of them, the massive volume and sexy texture are well worth the learning curve.   read more

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16 Best Fall Makeup Buys for Under $15

You don't need to blow your entire paycheck to update your makeup bag with fall's best beauty launches, and these wallet-friendly picks are proof. We scoured the drugstore shelves to find the very best makeup that just a few dollars can buy. From a genius mascara that renders your eyelash curler obsolete to a nude eye shadow palette that works for every daytime look, here are the products that might just make you scrap that trip to the department store.   read more

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Fall's Most Colorful Cosmetics

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Fall's Most Colorful Cosmetics

Why should colorful makeup be reserved for spring and summer? This fall, the trend forecast is all about ditching your neutrals for moody, unexpected shades that will breathe life into your beauty routine. Here, your guide to experimenting with colorful makeup in cooler temps.   read more

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5 Beauty Products That Totally Hide Your Hangover

After a night of drinking, you don't always have the luxury of sleeping in and hiding your tired, hungover face from the world. That's where these beauty products come in. They won't soothe your throbbing headache or take away the nausea (that's what these crazy hangover cures are for), but they do promise to make you look like you didn't overindulge at the company mixer the night before. We decided to test drive these hangover beauty products to see if they could really deliver refreshed, revived skin after one too many cocktails.   read more

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The Cutest Workout Clothes That Aren't Lululemon

Some people love to splurge on dresses or denim. But whenever I go on a shopping spree, I tend to blow my money on workout wear. Printed cropped leggings, cute tanks and strappy sports bras are my weakness.   read more

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Sneak Peek: 7 Makeup Products to Bookmark for Spring 2015

Some people can't wait to get their hands on the clothes that come down the runways, but we geek out over the beauty product launches. Behind the scenes at the runway shows, beauty brands often tease new product launches; some of them, we'll have to wait until spring to add to our collection. Here's a sneak peek at an assortment of spring 2015 hair, makeup and nail polish launches that are well worth the wait.   read more

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NYFW's Most Covet-Worthy Runway Look of the Day

It's that time of year again: New York Fashion Week. Fashion designers are sending their spring collections down the catwalks, giving us a glimpse of the spring hair, makeup and (of course) fashion trends we'll be sporting in spring 2015. Each day of New York Fashion Week, we're bringing you our favorite runway fashion look of the day. Check back every day to see which runway look got our top vote.   read more

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7 Cute Hairstyles for When You're Too Lazy to Wash It

We all have those days when washing, conditioning, drying and styling our hair is just way more effort than we're willing to put forth. Lucky for us, celebrity hairstylist Mika Fowler says we should be shampooing our hair only once a week -- two to three times, tops -- to avoid stripping it.   read more

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