Allison Ortega

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Nine Great Lentil Soups to Choose From

I've written so many lentil soup recipes for this site (and for my books), that I remember telling myself to take a break for a while. So, while I …

18 DIY Floral Skincare Hacks to Keep You Smelling Fresh

When it comes to taking care of skin, it’s critical to invest in a regime that works for you and can be done on the daily. Problem is, eye creams, scrubs, masks + more really do a doozy on your bank account. We’ve shown you ways to use your kitchen to take care of skin, but did you know it’s also …

Skin Care

What Your Heart Line Says About Your Love Life and Relationship With Others

Do you know that you can find the line of the heart’s at your fingertips? The line of your heart is an important indicator of your feelings and …

Common Sense

50 Amazing, Easy DIY Bath and Body Products

I don't know about you, but I love bath and body products. Unfortunately, they can also be quite expensive. Not to fret, my friends, because the web …

How to Prevent Razor Burns

Use these tips to avoid nasty nicks and have the smoothest shave ever<p>Ever wonder why some guys let their facial hair run rampant? Beyond paying tribute to the bearded rock gods in ZZ Top, these men (like celebrities and their facial hair) might prefer their unruly manes to the discomfort or pain …

A New Twist On 3 Old Sex Positions

Laura Berman describes some creative new ways to update your most time-tested bedroom moves<p>If your sex life is starting to feel a little too choreographed or paint-by-numbers, you've got two choices. One, you can add some new positions to your sexual repertoire. Hey, we can think of 45 you haven't …

Hips

Clean-Eating Recipes That Will Get You Through January

The word <i>detox</i> tends to bring to mind scary-intense juice cleanses or a gluten-dairy-meat-grain-sugar-caffeine-free diet that will make you run away …

Healthy Eating

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

Hacking

How to Winterize Your Favorite Summer Hairstyles

The temps have dropped, the clocks have been set back, there really is no holding onto summer any longer. So as we switch up our wardrobes to reflect the shorter days and chillier weather, why not change our hair game, too? Summer is all about low-maintenance, tousled locks, but for fall we're …

Styling Tricks for Waking up to Good Hair

Sleep in, skip the morning shower and still have a good hair day.<p>Waking up to good hair without any effort on your part the night before is like accidentally getting the half off on current-season boots at Barney's—rare, precious and best accepted without question. Waking up to great hair every day …

Hair

The Dirty Secret To Gorgeous Hair

For more and more women, skipping the suds (or cutting down big-time) is the trick to lustrous locks.<p>It happens all the time: You tell your co-worker her hair looks amazing and she proudly reveals that her bouncy blowout is days old and she hasn't washed her perfectly tousled hair in a week—and …

12 Must-Try Beauty Products From Asia... And How to Get Them Here

Photos: Robin Black, BeautyIsBoring.com<p>Something those Discover L.A. commercials don't tell you: Besides spotting celebs at Starbucks (enjoy your latte, Selena!), you can also source major beauty finds in L.A.'s many Asian supermarkets. Or Asian supermarkets anywhere, of course.<p>"They're one of the …

Beauty

Healthy eating hotspots in Paris

BEAUTY ADDRESS BOOK<p><b>Stay healthy on-the-go and give yourself a much-needed energy boost between shows, as we present the healthy eating hotspots</b> …

The Best New Lipsticks For Fall 2017

There's so much more to autumn than burnt siena. Think creamy mocha, spiced mahogany, and the vampiest black cherry you ever did see.<p>Updating your wardrobe is the easy part. Boots, knits, denim, done. But thanks to eleven innovative shades, updating your go-to makeup look for fall can be just as …

How to Get Shiny Kardashian Hair From an Avocado

<i>This summer, check ELLE.com every Friday for fun and easy do-it-yourself hacks.</i><p>Say what you will about the Kardashians, but if you try and argue that their hair <i>doesn't</i> shine like spun silk, then you're flat-out lying. (LOOK AT IT.) Kardashian-level glossiness is nothing to be sneezed at, and we …

Hair

10 Of The Biggest Lies Students Hear Before They Get To College

However, many students find that once they get on campus, the reality does not match their expectations. We found a Reddit thread — titled "What was the biggest lie told to you about college before actually going?" — that gave some people the chance to voice what they saw as the biggest falsehoods …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

<b>Facial Toner</b><br>Mix together one tablespoon apple cider vinegar and two cups water. Moisten a cotton ball, and swipe the mixture over a clean, dry face to tighten skin. Don't rinse (the scent will dissipate quickly). Apple cider vinegar's natural alpha-hydroxy acids and acetic acid will stimulate …

Lipstick Love: The Best-Selling Shade in the US, Revealed

Your daily news update from around the web<p>- Maybe it's the Rihanna effect, or perhaps American ladies just love a classic red lip, but 2013's top-selling lipstick shade in the U.S. was none other than MAC's Ruby Woo. Other countries favoring a crimson pout include France and Italy, which favor …

The Hottest Nail Trends For Fall 2014

Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were the most popular, other notable (and just as chic) nail huesjewel-toned garnet, varying shades of gray, metallics and even a few pops of graphic art elementswill make you want to get on<p>Although flashbacks to barely-there pinks and nudes were …

Nails

8 Ways to Get Prettier in Your Sleep

Do the term "beauty sleep" justice by following these skin and hair tips from dermatologists.<p>You might think you're off the clock when it comes to your beauty routine while you sleep, but your slumber hours play an important role in how you look. "Beauty sleep is essential for repairing the skin," …

Skin Care

July 4th beauty ideas you need to try now

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Entertainment<p>A very scientific investigation into the world of abs and comedy chops.<p>By Anna Peele1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>You know those socks that …

6 Things That Happen to the Body Without Enough Water

The Institute of Medicine suggests women drink about nine cups of water a day, which may leave you wondering whether that's actually worth all the trips to the bathroom. We went straight to the studies to debunk the hydration hype.<p><b>1. You're more likely to have health problems.</b> Higher water intake …

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

Jumpsuits for Women Are the Perfect Wedding-Guest Outfit Idea

As the summer wedding and party season chugs along, there's a high likelihood all of the festive frocks in your closet are beginning to feel just a little boring. Combat fatigue by adding one more piece into the mix: a jumpsuit! Nikki actually inspired me after hearing tales of her partying it up a …