Stories by Emily Woodruff

Holiday Nails for Every Party This Season

The best way to showcase your festive flair this holiday season? With your decked-out, holiday nail design. We've put together the ultimate advent calendar of holiday nail art for the days of December, and it's got enough holiday nail designs to keep you busy from now until January 1 -- whether you spend it curled up watching "The Christmas Story" for the umpteenth time, sipping hot cider by a crackling fireplace, or jetting from one champagne-fueled fete to another.   read more

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The Best Hydrating Body Washes for Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, lathering up in a hot shower is like trying to pop a deep pimple -- it feels good at first, but does more damage in the long haul. Scalding hot showers -- especially coupled with the wrong body wash -- strip the skin of naturally occurring oils and dry out your skin even more. When every shower leaves your skin feeling itchy or uncomfortable, it's time to turn down the temperature and invest in a body wash for dry skin.   read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Birth Control and Acne

If you've got adult acne, you've probably tried every product imaginable, along with altering your diet, drinking more water, and every other voodoo-like trick on the internet. (Raise your hand if you, too, have rubbed banana peels on angry, inflamed skin.)   read more

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26 Inspiring Beauty Quotes That Will Make You Feel All the Feels

This list of our favorite mantras and quotes on beauty is exactly what you need today   read more

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12 Body-Nourishing Recipes for Every Season

Ready to rearrange your grocery list? We've put together 12 recipes, organized by month, so you can get the most flavor, nutrition, beauty benefits and value out of your food.   read more

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16 Best Face Scrubs

We tend to stick to the same three skin care basics: cleanser, moisturizer and sun protection (if we remember). Sure, a lot of women do the occasional face mask or splurge on a facial, but there is one super important step many tend to forgo too often: exfoliating.   See face scrubs

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What's the Best Tattoo for Your Zodiac Sign?

When you get ink permanently etched onto your skin, you want to make sure it's in the shape of something you can live with for a while. Actually, it needs to be something you will love forever. Choosing a tattoo is a tough decision, considering the 'Bye, Felicia' attitude that kicks most body-altering trends to the curb within a few months. (Remember 3-D nail art?)   read more

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17 Impossibly Pretty Braids You Need Now

Just when you think you've finally got the hang of braiding (fishtail braid: mastered), some hair-for-days Instagrammer with more followers than Taylor Swift reinvents the wheel and comes up with a drop-dead-gorgeous type of braid that you must learn how to replicate immediately.   read more

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21 Gorgeous Bathrooms That'll Make You Want to Spend All Day Primping

On the surface, the bathroom may seem like the last logical place to invest your design time and money. The bathroom is home to the most utilitarian objects one can find: unromantic, yet useful, items like scales, toilets and cotton swabs. One might conclude that a collection of seashells or a basket of dried rose petals atop of a commode would suffice as decor for the most pragmatic of rooms.   read more

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6 Superfoods That Will Make You Look Younger

As beauty editors, we fiercely love our anti-aging lotions and potions. But what you put in your face (or rather, your mouth) is just as important as what you put on it -- and maybe, according to dermatologist Jessica Wu, MD, even more so. Research shows that when you feed yourself, you feed your skin -- and all of those salty snacks and sweet treats have a way of mucking up your complexion.   read more

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