Stories by Amanda Montell

Can't-Live-Without Beauty Products From Our Favorite Influencers

Peek into the makeup collection of this must-follow beauty guru   read more

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'Why I Stopped Shaving My Armpits' and Other Stories From Women With Body Hair

The year is 2015. And so far, we're seeing something of a hair trend. We're not talking sombre or silver dye jobs, though. We're talking body hair.   read more

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10 Rainy-Day Essentials You Need This Spring

1. Cheap Monday Chunky Cat Sunglasses, $45

Rainy, overcast days can bring the worst sun glare. I always have at least one pair of large sunglasses ready in my handbag. This pair from Cheap Monday looks great and doesn't break the bank.   read more

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Christopher Kane's Nars Collection Is Already Our Summer Obsession

Forever turning out bold, eye-catching colors, Nars is the perfect accomplice for neon enthusiast and Brit "It" boy Christopher Kane. Case in point? The unexpected eye, lip and cheek pigments of their new summer line.   read more

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9 Statement Belts That Will Upgrade Your Outfit

In a perfect world, every outfit would be both figure-flattering and on-trend. But that isn't always easy to accomplish -- until now. Thanks to our favorite new accessories trend, a stunning silhouette with stylish flair is as easy as buckling a belt.   read more

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9 Workouts for Better Sex

Let's talk about sex. Sometimes, especially as women, we have a rough time fulfilling our potential for pleasure. "It comes down to energy and inhibitions," says sex therapist and author, Dr. Jane Greer, PhD. "For women, inhibitions flow from feeling uncomfortable with our bodies." She says that insecurity is the primary reason why women struggle to enjoy sex. Luckily, there's an easy cure: Exercise.   read more

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7 Reasons Your Earrings Shouldn't Match

Matching earrings are so 2014. Here, get inspired by the latest asymmetrical trend   read more

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11 Chic Ways to Accessorize With Fringe

Traditionally, fringe has been the uniform of cowboys and cowgirls, flappers and flower children. But that doesn't mean fringe should be relegated to the costume closet. In fact, this season fringe is everywhere -- and the aesthetic is edgy, playful and bohemian.   read more

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What I Learned From a 6 a.m. Rave

It's 6 o'clock in the morning. Ungodly, unfamiliar 6 o'clock in the morning. I'm sitting in the backseat of my Uber ride -- a conspicuous Kelly green Scion -- sipping a papaya Vitamin Water and coasting toward Downtown Los Angeles. Eyewitness News plays on TV screens imbedded in the back of each headrest, a feature my driver tells me he added extra. He offers me Tic Tacs and tissues. I deny both. I am trying hard to focus on the horizon, to stay awake, to prepare myself.   read more

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Must-Follow Beauty Rules for Getting Ahead at Work

To climb the career ladder, an Ivy League degree and intellectual prowess certainly help, but -- fair or not -- studies show that for women, beauty matters too.   read more

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