Stories by Emily Woodruff

17 Ridiculously Pretty Ways to Wear Crown Braids

We're just going to call it: There is no hairstyle as versatile as the braid. Whether you're aiming for that relaxed-but-polished updo on your wedding day, or trying to hide your frizz factor beneath its tight coils, the braid always has your back.   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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These 9 CBD Oil Products Might Just Change Your Life

Before you even ask: No, CBD (short for cannabidiol) will not get you high. It's lacking in the psychoactive effects of its 420-friendly cousin, THC. But some evidence suggests the plant compound found in hemp and marijuana, two varieties of the cannabis plant, may ease pain, anxiety, sleepiness, inflammation, nausea, and, in the right dose from a doctor and in combination with other medicinal compounds found in the cannabis plant, may even treat everything from seizures to withdrawal.   read more

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10 Pimple Popping Videos We Can't Look Away From

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who love pimple popping videos, and those who hate them. Seriously, no one feels "meh" about watching the contents of a dirty pore explode across their screen. Either you consistently find yourself on the dark side of YouTube at 3 a.m., lured by the promise of "best blackhead extraction ever," or you think those people are gross. (And even then, it's hard to look away.)   read more

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11 Genius Home Remedies for Bug Bites

For us, summertime is synonymous with barbeques, long nights, beach days, the brightest, punchiest shades of lipstick and breaking out our most adorable summer sundresses. For bugs, summer means one thing: dinnertime.   read more

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20 Travel Quotes to Inspire Wanderlust

Travel quotes show us that wanderlust isn't just the desire to take a vacation. For the curious souls who seek out the unknown, wanderlust is a perpetual state of mind. And, considering the state of our Instagram feeds these days (what with all the festival-going, jet-setting, twirling-in-international-fields-of-flowers 'grammers out there), it's hard to not feel frustrated if you're still saving up the money and time for your own world tour.   read more

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10 Lifestyle Hacks for a Healthy Glow

As an experienced health editor, I know firsthand the beauty benefits of healthy living. My speed dial reads like a who's who of the health world; dermatologists, dietitians and fitness experts are my closest collaborators. I'm known to wear workout clothes to the office and tap away at my laptop while pedaling on a stationary bike. (Ask my coworkers.)   read more

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8 Natural Sleep Aids to Help You Fall Asleep (and Stay Asleep)

Sleep and hydration are the two basic tenets of beauty. It's annoying, but true: Press almost any beauty guru for the secret behind her glowing skin and bright eyes, and drinking water and getting enough sleep will inevitably make the cut.   read more

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16 Best Toners and Astringents

A common debate rages in the beauty world: Do toners play a critical role in a skin care regimen or are they an unnecessary step in the cleanse-tone-moisturize process?   See products

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10 Products for Totally Pain-Free Hair Removal

Beauty routines should be as restorative and fun as they are necessary -- after all, there's a deep satisfaction in selecting a lipstick to pull together your look or patting in your beloved serums at the end of a long day. Even the not-so-glamorous process of using a nose strip to clear out your pores can be oddly satisfying, if just slightly off-putting.   read more

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