Stories by Emily Woodruff

How to Pull Off Vampy Lips, Eyes and Nails

Vampy makeup and nail polish came into fashion in the '90s, but we've always loved the sexy air of mystery it provides. Now, the trend is back. Done right, dark makeup and nails can add a subtle sense of rebellion. Get vampy makeup and nails the right way with these simple tips.   read more

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Beauty Secrets From Around the World

Women have been passing down beauty secrets from one generation to the next from the dawn of time. From Cleopatra's milk bath habit to Aboriginal tribes using berries as a lip stain, different nations have cultivated beauty secrets based on their cultural values and natural resources. However, they all have one thing in common: Women swear by them. We researched those obscure global beauty secrets women have relied on for generations, and the modern-day product that will get you the same results. Whether it's glossy hair from the Mediterranean or perfect skin from Japan, these are the beauty secrets that have been keeping women beautiful for centuries.   read more

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8 Mind Tricks to Get the Most out of Your Workout

You know that little voice in your head that whispers annoying things like "you can't do it" and "just give up" when you're uncertain about accomplishing a goal?   read more

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Mascara for People Who Hate Mascara

Beauty editor confession: I hate mascara. I hate it so much that I frequently spend large stretches of time on a treatment table with my eyes taped shut, getting falsies glued to my lashes. Yep, even the torture of eyelash extensions was preferable to applying and removing eye makeup every day and night. I loved my extensions almost as much as I hated mascara -- until they made my lashes short, stubby and unhealthy.   read more

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How to Pick the Perfect Color Combo Every Time

It happens every year: Fashion show season arrives, and the runways and streets alike are full of models, bloggers, editors and fashion insiders who manage to look both unpredictable and incredibly put-together. Their secret to putting together refreshing, not-obvious colors and patterns? The color wheel. Yep, the same rainbow circle you used in elementary school art is the key to nailing trendy color combinations that look great together. This year, keep up with the Wintours of the world with these color combination tips.   read more

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Change Your Outfit, Change Your Outlook

Color us surprised: The hues you surround yourself with can have a serious effect on your mood, creativity and even strength. Something as simple as swiping a new color on your nails can help you solve problems, get energized and maintain your health. Don't believe it? We found the proof to back up these color claims.   read more

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How to DIY the Best Hairstyles From Fashion Week

You can't get the clothes from the Spring '15 New York Fashion Week runways right now, but you can walk away with something from the whirlwind week of beautiful fashion. That's right, we're talking about the hairstyles. We got the inside scoop from the stylists behind fashion's best hair styles. Try your hand at DIY-ing the best hair trends from Fashion Week.   read more

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The Most-Wanted Beauty Looks From Fashion Week

Oscar da la Renta's Spring '15 New York Fashion Week show was everything dreams are made of: swingy bell skirts, oversized gingham and lace combos, elegant feather details, sparkly crop tops and flirty florals. It makes sense that the makeup by Gucci Westman for Hourglass was just as feminine and polished. De la Renta's models, including Karlie Kloss, sported berry-stained lips; glowing skin; straight, full brows and, for added drama, a bold winged eyeliner. The effect was stunning, yet effortless looking.   read more

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Rainbow-Colored Hair Trends to Try on Your Nails

It's official: Rainbow-colored hair is the trend du jour. If you love those crazy-pretty colors but can't bring yourself to take the dye dare just yet, swipe this season's hottest hair colors on your nails first.   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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