Stories by Allie Flinn

6 Moves to Get Crop-Top-Worthy Abs

Thanks to the return of skin-baring trends like the crop top, the desire for killer abs is no longer dependent upon whether you're hitting the pool in a bikini or not. Yep, abs are back in a big way. Simone De La Rue, celebrity trainer (she works with stars like Anne Hathaway and Camila Alves McConaughey) and founder and creator of Body by Simone, is here to help us achieve the toned tummy of our dreams through her book Body by Simone: The 8-Week Total Body Makeover Plan.   read more

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17 Best Short Hairstyles for African American Women

Short hair, don't care -- that seems to be the motto these days. Everyone from celebrities to women we cross paths with on the reg seem to be trading in long locks for short crops, and we love it.   read more

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25 Cult Beauty Products From Around the World

Love knows no distance -- especially when it comes to beauty products. Because even though there are millions of hair products, body lotions and brow pencils available in the U.S., there's still a veritable treasure trove of products available in other countries just waiting to be discovered.   read more

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7 Best Hair Waxes

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7 Best Hair Waxes

Hair wax is the unsung hero of the hairstyling world, but unless you have short hair, you probably aren't aware of its styling versatility. When you find the best hair wax, it will add texture, tame flyaways and manage frizzy locks -- whether you have curly, straight, long or short hair. The only problem? There is a ton of hair wax out there, so how is a girl to determine which hair products are best for her? That's where our readers come in.   read more

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Butt-Sculpting Moves to Make Your Booty Pop

Picture your butt in its current state. Now, picture your butt in its ideal state. If you're like most women, you're probably envisioning a butt that's tight and toned. But the journey from flat butt to perky, pert rear end can seem unachievable without the help of trainers who whip celebrities' derrieres into tip-top shape.   read more

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14 Tattoos That Will Make Beauty Junkies Swoon

Tattoos are pretty much permanent -- so, naturally, you want to get inked with something you'll love forever. For grammar nerds, it's a semicolon or a set of quotation marks. For book babes, it's a literary tattoo. You, though. If you're reduced to a puddle when your Pat McGrath Skin Fetish 003 finally arrives, or have more lipsticks than Instagram followers, you're a beauty addict, and your tattoo should reflect that. From nail polish bottles to lipstick tubes, these beautiful tattoos are sure to make any beauty-obsessive swoon.   read more

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Your Life-Changing Guide to Using Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a magical invention -- it zaps greasy roots, adds volume and texture and eliminates the need to wash and style hair every single day (seriously, who has time for that?). It can make three-day-old hair look better than freshly washed, or hide the fact that you hit the gym during lunch hour and didn't have time to wash.   read more

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11 Neon Eye Looks That'll Make You Break Up With Black Liner

Switching out your neutral eye makeup for megawatt shades of electric purple, neon green and cobalt blue may feel out of your comfort zone, but we're here to prove the trend is worth trying. For starters, bright eyes were all the rage on Spring 2016 runways, where models sported vibrant shades at Monique Lhuillier, Honor, Armani and Diane von Furstenberg. One need only peep Kendall Jenner's gorgeous two-toned green-and-blue lids at DVF to realize bold is indeed beautiful when it comes to colorful eye makeup.   read more

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15 Head-Turning Bridal Hair Accessories

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15 Head-Turning Bridal Hair Accessories

Once you've finally found The One (as in, the perfect wedding dress), it's time to think about the details: the makeup you'll wear, the shoes you'll walk down the aisle in and, of course, how your hair will be styled. But when choosing a wedding day hairstyle, many brides neglect the one thing that can take their look to the next level: a hair accessory. The right hair accessory will complement your unique aesthetic, without overwhelming or competing with the rest of your look. From statement making flower crowns to simple bejeweled clips, there's inspiration here for every type of bride.   read more

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The Spray Every High Heel-Wearer Needs to Try

Some things are simply universal truths: Everyone has had (or will have) a bad experience with bangs, Beyoncé is queen and sky-high stilettos are gorgeous but never comfortable. You know the ones I mean: those beautiful but so effing painful shoes that now reside in your closet solely as eye candy.   read more

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