Stories by Allie Flinn

14 Prettiest Date-Night Hairstyles

Hot date? You've probably already planned your outfit, down to your killer, confidence-boosting stilettos and your on-trend box clutch. But a date-night ensemble is about so much more than just the clothes you wear. (Read: Don't leave your hair until the last minute). We'd even argue that your hairstyle is more important than whether you don an LBD or leather leggings -- try picturing ratty gym hair with a sleek, skin-baring jumpsuit and you'll see why. Hair sets the mood for your entire ensemble.   read more

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The Crazy-Gorgeous, Must-See Beauty Looks From the 2015 Grammys

The Grammys dress code is a bit different from that of the Golden Globes or the Oscars (see: anything worn by Lady Gaga). The outfits are edgier, and so is the hair and makeup. This year was no exception. The biggest names in music stepped out wearing everything from emerald liner to graphic cat eyes. Here, the most adventurous, stunning beauty looks from the 2015 Grammys.   read more

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Why You Need to De-Germ Your Gym Bag ASAP

Avoiding illness at the gym is a bit like driving defensively: You need to anticipate that other people will make mistakes, leading to dangerous (read: germ-y) situations. But while most of your attention is focused on the germ-ridden elliptical machines and free weights, you're completely overlooking a sneaky, disease-harboring source: your gym bag.   read more

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Wrap Up and Step Out in Winter's Must-Have Statement Coats

There's a lot to love when it comes to winter fashion: nubby sweaters, chic layers and shiny new boots come to mind. But when it comes time to brave the winter chill, you're forced to cover up your perfect winter ensemble with a boring winter coat. Luckily, the Fall/Winter runways were packed with outerwear inspiration. From printed, patterned pieces to embellished fur to sweeping silhouettes, a statement coat is exactly what your wardrobe needs.   read more

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The Beauty Products Your Dermatologist Swears By

We got a little voyeuristic and took a peek into the skin care routines of some of the best dermatologists (who also happen to have really, really pretty skin). Ranging from one who absolutely, will not, under any circumstances, leave the house without putting antioxidants on her face to another whose routine is as simple as cleanse-and-moisturize, these top dermatologists spill the products, treatments and injections that keep them looking impossibly young.   read more

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7 Hairstyling Cocktails That Will Give You a Perfect Hair Day (Finally)

We always hope the next hairstyling product we buy will be the miracle we've been searching for -- something to make our flat, frizzy, or unruly hair look full, smooth and fabulous.   Mix now

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9 Cute, Cold-Weather Outfit Ideas From Sundance's Celebs

Every year, celebrities pack their bags with cozy-chic winter essentials and make the journey from sunny Los Angeles to chilly Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. Here, nine celebrity-inspired winter outfit ideas that will stave off the winter chill -- and look stylish, to boot.   read more

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9 Best At-Home Peels -- and the 3 Worst

An at-home peel can uncover brighter, more youthful skin without a trip to the spa or doc. Peels are intended to remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells, giving the face a smoother, more radiant appearance. When used correctly, they can minimize pores and even diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.   See peels

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17 Empowering Quotes From Women of Color

Sometimes, we all need a little reminder of just how strong, powerful and beautiful we are. Like those days when we wake up late, dump coffee down our shirt and get chewed out by our boss before 10am. So, we rounded up our favorite empowering quotes from the trailblazing women of color who really knew how to face adversity with defiance or grace. These women discuss everything from beauty to race to womanhood in profound ways that can inspire us all to speak up for what we believe and love ourselves for who we are. Stay positive, focused and happy with these inspiring quotes from Frida Kahlo, Eartha Kitt, Maya Angelou, Zoe Saldana, Malala Yousafzai and more.   read more

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The Cruelty-Free Makeup Brushes That Will Probably Change Your Life

I am obsessed with makeup brushes. Case in point: I have to set aside at least an hour to clean my entire arsenal. Buzzing foundation brushes, egg-shaped sponges... I've swiped, blended and dusted with just about every type of brush out there. So naturally, when I saw the gorgeous, toothbrush-shaped brushes from Artis, which claim to revolutionize how we apply makeup, I had to get my hands (and makeup) on them. to see if they were more than pretty designs and clever marketing.   read more

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