23 Allure-Approved Small Beauty Businesses Worth a Road Trip Across the United States

MAREN MORRIS: My mother is a hairdresser, so when I moved to Nashville I knew I had to find someone who could carry the torch of what she had done for me for 23 years. I googled the best salons in Nashville and then I found you. MARWA BASHIR: I remember when we met. It … Read more

Your April 2022 Horoscope Predictions Are Here

Don’t forget to sign up to Allure’s daily newsletter for all the astrology-meets-beauty coverage you crave! April Horoscopes by Zodiac Sign Aries (March 21 – April 19) I know, Aries, it’s tragic. Your season ends this month, and you have to pass the torch to earth sign Taurus. But don’t worry, when Venus, the goddess … Read more

11 Best Menstrual Cups of 2022 That’ll Are an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Tampons

Tampons, pads, period panties — there are quite a few period products to choose from, but few hold a candle to the best menstrual cups when it comes to efficacy and sustainability. In comparison to the bulkier pads and cardboard tampon applicators of yesteryear (we’re talking as recently as the early aughts), menstrual cups are … Read more

What the Spring Equinox 2022 Means for Your Zodiac Sign

Get ready for lovely sex, pastel makeup, and attracting money, because the spring equinox is coming. The spring equinox also called the vernal equinox, falls on Sunday, March 20 (or Monday, March 21, depending on your location). The spring equinox is when light and dark (day and night) are equal. As a result, it’s an … Read more

How to Start Meditating at Home — and Actually Stick to It

To help keep your breath steady, picture a balloon inflating and deflating with each inhale and exhale. A tool on the Calm app called the “Breathe Bubble” gives you a visual to follow; the bubble’s speed is adjustable. “It supports people to [help them] easily breathe in, hold, and breathe out at a pace that … Read more

Reiki Is Trending All Over TikTok — But Does It Work?

“Having seen a couple of different Reiki practitioners myself, some of them I felt were really incredible. Some were not,” she says, noting that this could also be said about psychotherapists. ​”For people that are curious, I would also just encourage them to not let one practitioner represent the entire practice to them.” Is distance … Read more

The Romantic Comedy Movie Genre Is Still Failing Fat Women

This isn’t a new trope; one of my favorite romantic comedies ever, The Last Holiday From 2006, stars the legendary Queen Latifah as a shy department store saleswoman and aspiring chef who is mistakenly diagnosed with brain tumors and told she’ll only live a few more weeks. This jump-starts her dream life: she quits her … Read more