Stories by Emily Woodruff

Korean Diet Secrets for Youthful, Wrinkle-free Skin

We talk a lot about Korean skin care. We look to them for the latest and greatest in all things beauty -- from the newest rendition of BB cream to the latest way to hydrate skin. But after pilfering products from their medicine cabinets, we might want to raid their refrigerators, too. Studies suggest that their glowing, poreless skin might be less about their revered 10-step skin-care regimen and more a product of their low-glycemic, vegetable- and seafood-based diet.   read more

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How to DIY Your Dream Vanity

Lusting after a vanity? You don't have to spend a bundle...you just need a few key elements to create a DIY vanity. We've put together the ultimate inspiration slideshow for the diy vanity of every girl's dreams.   read more

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Get Makeup Out of Anything

Makeup looks great on your face. You know where it doesn't look so hot? Anywhere else. But since putting on makeup is sort of the grown-up version of finger-painting, it's bound to get a little messy at times. We've dealt with pretty much every makeup disaster you can think of -- the lipstick tube that came uncapped in a pocket, the Chanel powder that burst in the Chanel purse (oh, the irony), the nail polish bottle that fell on to the carpet-- you get the picture. Since there's no way we're giving up our makeup any time soon (or, like, ever), we got the dirt from cleaning experts and makeup artists on how to get even the toughest makeup stains out of everything.   read more

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11 Things to Put on Your Summer Beauty Bucket List

Ah, summer Fridays. If you're lucky enough to work at a company that closes shop early on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you know that deciding what to do with those precious few hours is not to be taken lightly.   read more

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5 Revolutionary Anti-Aging Products That Won a Nobel Prize

Beauty editor confession: I'm a huge skeptic when it comes to beauty products. Why? I've been duped too many times by the lure of pretty packaging and over-the-top claims. It's an unfortunate fact that sometimes labels exaggerate. I've never met a foundation that truly lasts 24 hours, a zit-zapper that gets rid of pimples overnight or a split-ends salve that magically repairs damaged strands.   read more

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Keeping Up With Cait: The Cost of Being Transgender

When Caitlyn Jenner came out as a woman on the cover of Vanity Fair, the world gushed. Even people who feel conflicted about gender reassignment had to admit: She was stunning. The most common comparison: Caitlyn looks just like the femme-fatale-playing actress, Jessica Lange. Even though Jenner is naturally blessed with delicate features, make no mistake -- it cost a fortune for her to look as good as she does. And, unfortunately, it's a price tag that many transgendered women can't afford.   read more

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Quiz: How Beauty Obsessed Are You?

Do you belong on an episode of "Hoarders: Beauty Edition"? Take this beauty quiz to find out   read more

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Your Ultimate At-Home Pedicure Guide

Summer is here. Time to free your feet of the confines of closed-toed shoes and break out your flip-flops, peep-toe espadrilles and platform sandals. But first … are your feet up to it? If your neglected toes have you wondering if the socks-with-sandals trend is really all that bad, don't give up on foot freedom just yet. We talked to celeb-trusted nail pros Roxanne Valinoti, Nicole Dihn and Jenna Hipp, who shared their top tips, tools and treatments to have your feet fit for flip-flops -- and you don't even have to leave your house.   read more

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7 Fun Summer Makeup Looks for Every Occasion

It's official: backyard/patio/pool season is upon us. And the best thing about it? For us, it's the makeup looks. (Rosé is a close second.)   read more

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10 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 complicated, drop-dead-gorgeous type of braid that you must learn how to replicate immediately.   read more

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