Stories by Allie Flinn

The Superhero Products You're Probably Overlooking

I'm a sucker for pretty packaging. It's one of the things that drive me to purchase a chubby, adorable lip balm when I'm browsing the skin care aisle at CVS. And I'm not alone.   read more

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15 Best Heat Styling Products

Any hair care expert will tell you that in order to prevent hair damage and breaking, it is crucial to apply some sort of heat protecting hair care product like a spray, serum, mousse or cream before subjecting your strands to high temperatures from irons and dryers.   See products

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The Case for Throwing Away Your Makeup Brushes

If you look around my bathroom, you'll see makeup brushes spilling out of every container. Some may say I have a tiny obsession with them. But everywhere I turn, makeup artists are using their hands as painter's palettes -- dabbing, pressing and molding faces into perfection with their digits. As it turns out, your fingers aren't just good to use in a pinch -- some products apply better with your fingers than with brushes. I enlisted Gita Bass, celebrity makeup artist and member of the Simple Advisory Board (she also happens to use her fingers to apply the majority of her makeup), to tell me all about this "finger painting" movement.   read more

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The 4 Crossfit-Inspired Moves Your Workout Is Missing

Like Gwyneth Paltrow, mascara and pixie cuts, Crossfit is a topic that people have feelings about. Love it or hate it, there's no denying that the bodies of elite Crossfitters Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Annie Thorisdotter prove that "strong is the new sexy." The fitness program even has a slew of celebrity fans, like the Jessicas (Alba and Biel).   read more

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12 Best Lip Liners

Lip liners get a bad rap, probably because they make people think of that awful lined-lips-with-nude-lipstick look. But skipping a lip liner is a missed opportunity to make your lips look fuller and more defined. It also keeps your lipstick locked in place and prevents feathering. With so many options to choose from, it's easy to end up with a liner that doesn't deliver on its promises. So we narrowed them down to only the top reader-reviewed lip liners to make you a believer.   See reviews

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7 Products to Calm You Down

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7 Products to Calm You Down

The lazy days of summer are officially gone -- your boss is back from vacay and crankier than ever, you've got more deadlines than you can count and the holidays (and all the cookies that come with them) are fast approaching. Translation: You're completely stressed out.   read more

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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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