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29 of the Best Practical Holiday Gifts for 2019

18th December 2019 Allure 0

When it comes to holiday gift giving, the oft-repeated sentiment “it’s the thought that counts” certainly rings true. But let’s get real: How many presents have you faux-enthusiastically unwrapped over the years, only to tuck them away in a drawer, corner, or closet, never to be seen or heard from again? (Don’t worry, you don’t…

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The Best Travel Accessories for Reducing Stress – Holiday Gifts 2019

10th December 2019 Allure 0

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the fact that the most travel-heavy time of the year and gift-giving season are approaching simultaneously, maybe it’s best not to overthink it and just combine the two. After all, it’s hard to come up with anything more practical than a travel-themed gift — and when that gift actually makes…

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Instagram Will Start Testing Hidden Likes in the U.S.

9th November 2019 Allure 0

UPDATE (November 9, 2019): In April 2019, rumors started swirling that Instagram may soon make like counts on posts invisible to everyone but the person who posted it. The gossip was propelled — and supported — by leaked prototype screenshots indicating the app’s possible plans. Then, in the months that followed, Instagram started making good…

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Dove Is Switching to 100-Percent Recycled Plastic Bottles by the End of 2019

21st October 2019 Allure 0

There was a time when it felt like big beauty companies simply weren’t interested in being more eco-friendly; that environmental consciousness, sustainability, and waste reduction were passion projects limited to smaller and independent brands. But as the need for change becomes impossible to ignore (much like consumer demand for more Earth-loving options), some of the…

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Marriott Hotels to Eliminate Travel-Size Shampoo and Conditioner Bottles by 2020

30th August 2019 Allure 0

You know those tiny bottles of shampoo and conditioner your mom hoards from every hotel you stay in? Well, her collection might be getting a little smaller. On Wednesday, Marriott International announced that it plans to eliminate small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel from its hotel rooms worldwide by December 2020, replacing…

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A Redditor Is Going Viral for Serving a “Pregnant” Woman Nonalcoholic Drinks

28th July 2019 Allure 0

You’d think at some point we’d all collectively learn to stop making assumptions about pregnancy, but apparently that day won’t be today. A server in a restaurant posted on Reddit about their decision to serve a “pregnant” woman nonalcoholic drinks all night, and the story has quickly gone viral even beyond the platform. The post…

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New Study Shows Influencer Content Is Getting Less Instagram Engagement

13th July 2019 Allure 0

If you’ve been noticing less of a presence from Instagram influencers like Liz Eswein and Bryant Eslava on your photo feed, you probably aren’t alone. Based on the results of a recent study, influencers might not be making much of an impact on followers anymore. InfluencerDB, a company that tracks the impact of influencers, released…

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51 Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas 2019 That Your Mom Will Love

29th April 2019 Allure 0

The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming, and the days are getting longer, which can only mean one thing: Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t highlighted, circled, and set yourself a digital calendar reminder for Sunday, May 12, we recommend doing that right now because it is fast approaching.…

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Amazon Launches Festival-Inspired Storefront for Coachella

27th March 2019 Allure 0

It’s official, folks: After a long year of waiting and listening to our favorite songs on repeat, festival season is finally upon us. And thanks to Amazon, preparing for it just got way easier. The e-tailer has unveiled its brand-new, festival-inspired storefront, which, as of today, lives on amazon.com and allows customers to shop for…

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The 15 Best Meal-Kit Delivery Services of 2019 – Reviews

22nd March 2019 Allure 0

We’re all living in an Instagram world where our feeds are overflowing with images of perfectly styled outfits, sun-filled loft apartments, and home-cooked meals, and it can feel defeating to compare yourself with the posts you see. But if cooking more is something you would like to do, there are plenty of options to make…

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Syro Shoes: The High Heel Brand for Men & Nonbinary People

3rd March 2019 Allure 0

In fashion, questions surrounding gender swirl around the industry: Who gets to wear which clothing items? Do we still need siphoned-off menswear and womenswear runway shows? What really comprises a gender-neutral garment or fashion line? Amid those conversations, Syro emerged. Founded just three short years ago, the shoe brand’s goals are not to break the…

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Listen to The Allure Podcast, a New Show All About Beauty

Listen to The Allure Podcast, a New Show All About Beauty

6th December 2018 Allure 0

The beauty industry is changing. In the past year, the phrase “40 shade range” has dominated the news cycle, and more faces than ever are being represented in media and advertisements alike. At Allure and beyond, conversations have shifted toward self care, self-acceptance, and self-love, while words like “anti-aging” and “bad skin” have fallen by…

21 of the Best Practical Holiday Gifts for 2018

21 of the Best Practical Holiday Gifts for 2018

30th November 2018 Allure 0

When it comes to holiday gift giving, the oft-repeated sentiment of “It’s the thought that counts” certainly rings true. Still, let’s get honest right now: How many presents have you unwrapped over the years while gushing faux excitement, only to stick the gift in a closet or drawer, never to be seen or heard from…

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