Stories by Allie Flinn

12 Best Body-Transforming Products

Let's face it -- not all of us want to spend a bundle on costly spa treatments to fix our body issues. Whether you want to eradicate stretch marks, body acne, dry skin and nails or any other number of bodily woes, the search for body-transforming products that will actually deliver visible results can prove quite the challenge.   See products

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11 Best Mousse Products

Big hair, don't care: That's what you'll be saying when you try out one of these reviewer-approved mousse products. When it comes to creating larger-than-life hairstyles, teasing combs and hairspray usually get all the attention in your hairstyling arsenal. While they can get you some momentary height, nothing beats a volumizing mousse for all-day sculpt and hold.   read more

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11 Best Drugstore Concealers

The best drugstore concealers -- just like their more expensive counterparts -- help us address many a beauty need: They cover up those Netflix-induced under eye bags; make that giant, unexpected pimple do a disappearing act; and add extra insurance to our #flawless makeup look for a night out. And if you think you need to spend money on a pricey concealer to get amazing results, think again.   read more

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12 Best Eyeshadows

If you haven't stashed one of these best eyeshadows in your makeup bag, then you might be familiar with this scenario: You start your day with perfectly made-up eyes. Your lashes are long and lifted, your cat-eye wings are as symmetrical as they'll ever be and your eyeshadow is blended so skillfully that you wish you could give yourself a high five. But a few hours later, you glance in the bathroom mirror to find a pair of shockingly faded, creased eyelids. What was a makeup masterpiece this morning is now a hot mess. We've all been there.   See shadows

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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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7 Aromatherapy Products to Calm You the Eff Down

Women are multi-taskers, which means we try to juggle everything from our careers and school to friends and family. And while a majority of the time we're total boss babes, managing all of that at once can be overwhelming. Translation: We're completely stressed out.   read more

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20 Quote Tattoos for Inspiration All Day, Every Day

We can all benefit from a little inspiration from time to time. And sure, you could tape up powerful quotes on your mirror, but there are a few quotes so meaningful that they deserve to stick with you permanently.   read more

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11 Best Primers for Long-Lasting Eye Makeup

If you don't prime before applying eye makeup, you're committing a serious makeup crime. If you aren't convinced that you need (or have time for) this crucial step, maybe this will do it: Experts say that the No. 1 way to prevent makeup from melting and smudging is to prime. (Think about it this way: Taking an extra 10 seconds in the morning to apply eye primer is quicker than spending five minutes wiping eyeliner off your lower lids in the afternoon.)   See them now

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The 8 Stages of Organizing Your Beauty Products (and Your Life)

Anyone who has tasked themselves with organizing knows that you don't get from "determined" to "satisfied with life-changing results" without a lot of inner turmoil. Especially if you follow Marie Kondo's tips from her bestselling novel, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up." Thanks to a job that requires me to test out new beauty products (I know, it's rough), my product closet -- er, bathroom -- is bordering on a level that could get me on "Hoarders." So, I decided to put Kondo's tactics to the test. As she says in the book, "When you put your house in order, you put your affairs and your past in order, too." Such is the magic of tidying up. Here's how I (and my beauty product collection) fared.   read more

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This Is Where Cool Girls Get Their Hair Done in L.A.

The power of a great haircut or hair color is undeniable -- as is the opposite. (Holla if you've ever been reduced to tears by a hair disaster!) Which makes choosing the best hair salon a decision that can send you down a Yelp wormhole -- especially if you live in the big city. Yes, finding your hair stylist/colorist match in Los Angeles, a city where they're as plentiful as avocados, is rough. Think: perfect curly haircuts, sunkissed highlights, tousled waves, the latest hairstyles the celebs are wearing ... basically, the stuff Pinterest dreams are made of.   read more

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