Stories by Amanda Montell

12 Pairs of Shoes We Really, Really Want From NYFW

The stars of the catwalk at New York Fashion Week are typically gowns, gowns and more over-the-top gowns. But this year, we could not keep our eyes up from the floor. That's right -- this season's runway had us dreaming of the gorgeous, heart-stopping fashion pieces that you don't even have to look like a model to pull it off. We're talking shoes, of course. Our favorite shoe trends from fashion week this season spanned metallic heels, fur-flecked stilettos, sassy menswear-inspired flats and more. Here, 12 fashion week shoes that kept things stunning from the ankle down.   read more

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Brittany Snow Reveals Her Best -- and Worst -- Red Carpet Moment

The movie star dishes about makeup must-haves, her mom's best beauty advice and that one time she wore leopard-print cowboy boots in public   read more

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These Killer Street Style Looks Win NYFW

New York Fashion Week has reared its elegantly clad head once again. But while most style fiends are tussling over front row seats and backstage access, we're turning to the NYC streets to find the real stars of Fashion Week. These head-turning street style looks from style bloggers, fashion editors and everyday trendsetters alike are outshining the catwalk itself this season. Look here each day of Fashion Week for your daily dose of inspiring sidewalk couture.   read more

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9 Best Flat Irons for 2015

Don't get us wrong -- we love our curls. Learning to embrace your hair's natural texture is a valuable thing, and we encourage you to let your kinky-curly flag fly. But sometimes, a girl's just got to go sleek. After all, a streamlined hairstyle equals a streamlined life, doesn't it?   read more

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8 Ways to Pull Off Red Lips Once And For All

Red lips are the little black dress of beauty -- glamorous, feminine, timeless. So timeless in fact that the use of red lipstick dates back to ancient Egypt, when Mesopotamian women would decorate their pouts in crushed semi-precious stones.   Get tips

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The 10 Best Facial Firming Skin Care Products

Wouldn't it be nice if all the secrets to younger-looking skin were hidden in lotions, potions and OTC creams? There are plenty of game-changing products out there, but our lifestyle habits have an enormous effect on skin health, too -- for better or worse. A well-rounded skin-care routine involving UV protection, healthy eating and the right skin care products can slow down or even reverse the signs of aging like fine lines, sagging and wrinkles.   See products

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9 Best Hair Dryers for 2014

Hair dryers are like bottles of wine -- some cost $15, some cost $500, and it's often unclear whether or not you're truly getting what you pay for.   See blow dryers

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9 Best Drugstore Acne Products

The war against pimples can be ongoing, but some of the best acne products on the market can be found at the drugstore -- for as little as $1. But how do you know if these acne products really work? That's where our readers come in. They reviewed the top acne products and told us what cured their oily skin, reduced redness and made their pimples disappear for good. These are their tried-and-true picks for the best drugstore acne fighting products.   See products

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10 Best Nail Polishes

Like a killer scarf or a one-of-a-kind necklace, your nail polish color can be a key accessory. Whether you get your nails done at a beauty salon or DIY, the key to the ideal mani/pedi is great nail polish. And there's really nothing like the feeling of freshly lacquered nails.   See polishes

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16 Best Night Creams

Getting your eight hours of beauty sleep is great, but what if we told you there's a way you can do even better? What if we told you there's one simple step before you crawl under the covers that can give you the complexion of your dreams?   See night creams

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