Stories by Emily Woodruff

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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10 Jaw-Dropping Hairstyles From a Mexican Wedding

No destination wedding? No problem. These Mexican wedding hairstyles will transport you instantly to the vibrant setting of a gorgeous Mexican wedding, no plane ticket required. These show-stealing flower crowns, long, elegant veils and intricate, romantic wedding updos are perfect for any bride, no matter the locale.   read more

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10 Annoying Habits That Drive Gym-Goers Crazy

The gym should be a happy place. According to science, exercise creates feel-good hormones and helps you live longer. But those warm and fuzzy vibes quickly vanish when you encounter a superchatty treadmill neighbor, grunting weight-hog or another equally annoying fellow gym-goer.   read more

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6 Dead Giveaways You're Getting a Bad Facial

We've all been there: You glance into a mirror and you're suddenly shocked by the scary state of your skin. Spurred into action by your crossover into bad skin territory, you book the first facial appointment available. Surely, an hour on the table in some able aesthetician's hands will get you back to glowing. You zone out while your aesthetician slathers blissful-smelling concoctions on your face, with visions of clear, lit-from-within skin dancing in your head. You're so relaxed, you barely even remember swiping your credit card and being steered out the door. When you break out a few days later, you wonder: Is it a coincidence? Am I just purging? Or did I put my skin into the hands of a bad aesthetician?   read more

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7 Odd Beauty Jobs You Never Knew Existed

When you think of people who work in the beauty industry, all things glamorous and gorgeous come to mind. But the beauty industry isn't all perfectly pouty lips and tanned, toned bodies. When it comes to the job market, "beauty" is a loosely defined term that can encompass everything from mimicking grotesque wounds, to picking bugs out of hair to getting up close and personal with a stranger's naked body, and these professions prove it. We're turning the spotlight on the less-celebrated beauty jobs that you never hear about -- and they're definitely not boring.   read more

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How to Use Perfume to Get What You Want

Want to win friends, gain confidence and bring happiness wherever you go? Science says scent can help you do all that, and more. Aromatherapy seems like a hippy-dippy concept, but research shows scents evoke strong emotional responses -- and are the key to setting the tone in an environment. It's the reason why retailers, hotels and restaurants use smells to attract customers and even boost spending.   read more

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How to Work out at Work Without Looking Crazy

For our ancestors, "work" was related to basic survival -- hunting for food, toiling away under a blazing sun or lugging water from a source miles away. Sitting, when it happened, was used as a way to recuperate from the tough physical labor required to survive. These days, it's hard to find a job that doesn't involve sitting in a chair and click-clacking away at a keyboard for eight hours a day. But instead of the cushy office chairs leaving us well-rested, our sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll. The truth of the matter is, it isn't just your imagination -- your desk job is slowly killing you.   read more

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8 Secrets Cosmetic Companies Don't Want You to Know

Two cosmetic chemists dish on the secrets behind making cosmetics that big name cosmetic companies don't want you to know.   read more

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7 Geometric Nail Art DIYs That Only Require Tape

One word we've never associated with nail art is "easy." "Over-the-top," "time-consuming" and "I could never do that" are phrases we're more likely to use when describing the process of getting your nails to look like miniature works of art. That is, until we discovered these amazing DIY nail art tutorials that all have one thing in common: They use tape to make nail art both easy and gorgeous.   read more

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8 Chic Ways to Wear Sneakers With Everything

Step aside, boots and heels -- there's a new cold-weather footwear contender in town, and it's not to be scuffed, er, scoffed at. Sneakers are back, and "It" girls like Chiara Ferragni, Irene Kim and Eva Chen and are taking to the streets of New York and Milan to show you there's nothing like a sporty tennis shoe to up your outfit ante -- no matter what you're wearing.   read more

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