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 new book Body by Simone: The 8-Week Total Body Makeover Plan.   read more

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10 Prettiest Makeup Palettes You'll Want to Take Everywhere

There's something about makeup palettes that turns us into giddy schoolgirls. The pretty packaging, the multiple shades, the travel-ready size ... the list goes on. Here, the best new palettes to add to your summer makeup routine, from Urban Decay's latest smokey eye shadow palette to a bronzer palette that's (almost) too pretty to use.   read more

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The 3 Moves You Need to Get Maria Menounos' Amazing Beach Body

You don't need a fancy gym membership or tons of expensive equipment to get in shape. Gorgeous celebrity-news correspondent and "Dancing with the Stars" alum Maria Menounos is proof. In her book, The Everygirl's Guide to Diet and Fitness, she gives tips and tricks for getting healthy that require minimal time and money -- just like she did. (That sizzling bikini body is the result of dropping 40 pounds.)   read more

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3 Gorgeous Ways to Wear Urban Decay's New Naked Smoky Palette

Here's the thing about eye shadow palettes: Though they tend to look gorgeous in the package, how many times have you bought one, only to use two (maybe three) shades from the whole thing? Luckily, that's not the case with Urban Decay's cult-favorite Naked palettes.   read more

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9 Highlighters for a Next-Level Summer Glow

Move over, contour powder. It's time to adjust your makeup for the sweltering summer days. This season is all about strategically placed shimmer that defines your cheekbones and gives you an ethereal glow.   read more

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What Should Your Signature Smoothie Be?

A neurotic Crossfitter or a blissed-out yogi -- find out what your favorite health drink says about your personality   read more

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The Charlotte Tilbury x Norman Parkinson Collection is Too Pretty for Words

If you look at makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury's Instagram, you'll find images by famed fashion photographer Norman Parkinson (he spent over 50 years in the business, and photographed icons like Sophia Loren, Vivien Leigh and Iman) sprinkled throughout her posts of celebrity clients and backstage snaps. She often uses his images in her mood boards, so it was only fitting that she collaborated with his grandson to create a limited edition line that captures the essence of Parkinson's work.   read more

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The Makeup Artist's Trick for Glowy, Sun-Kissed Skin

Ah, summer -- the perfect time to let your tan, luminous, Victoria's Secret-esque limbs shine. Unless, of course, you're pasty, bruised or not quite as svelte as you meant to be by Memorial Day. Yeah, we didn't magically wake up with tanned, even, smooth, radiant skin either. Not that anybody needs to know. Enter: these shimmer lotions, oils and sprays that blur imperfections and turn you into a bronzed bombshell fast.   read more

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9 Healthy Snacks That You Can Make in Less Than 15 Minutes

Unless you work at Google, I'm going to guess that your office snack situation is far from ideal, from a health standpoint. After all, bags on bags of chips, candy and cookies do not a healthy body make.   read more

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6 Best Hair Waxes

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6 Best Hair Waxes

Hair wax is the unsung hero of the hairstyling world. 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.   read more

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