Stories by Emily Woodruff

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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The Best Men's Colognes for Women

Whether out of curiosity or necessity, we've all stolen a squirt of a male counterpart's toiletries. A little pilfered shaving cream here, a filched swipe of deodorant there -- the bathroom is a communal place, after all.   read more

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Get Demi Lovato's Glowing-Skin Secrets

If you had a skin-care line, do you know what you'd call it? Pretty tough decision, right? Demi Lovato didn't know either, which is why she named it Devonne. "Devonne is my middle name," says Lovato. "I honestly didn't know what to call it," she laughs.   read more

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11 Skin-Improving Sunscreens You'll Be Excited to Wear

Putting on sunscreen is right up there with brushing teeth and applying deodorant: We primarily do it because we're terrified of what will happen if we don't. But what if it didn't have to be that way? What if smearing on sunscreen didn't make your hands greasy, your face break out and your skin chalky and white? What if applying sunscreen wasn't motivated by fear, but by the same joy we get from our favorite mascara or lipstick?   read more

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The Best Neck Creams for Turning Back the Clock

"Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth. You have to cut open a redwood tree to see how old it is, but you wouldn't if it had a neck." So said the late Nora Ephron in her best-selling memoir, "I Feel Bad About My Neck: And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman".   read more

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