Stories by Emily Woodruff

The Best New Lip Oils for a Gorgeous, Glossy Pout

First, we got into body oil. Then came face oil and hair oil. Now, there's a new oil in town: lip oil, the prettiest new way to lube your lips.   read more

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14 Best Redness-Reducing Products for Your Face

Millennial pink, pale dogwood, rose quartz -- whatever you want to call it, there's no doubt about it: blush-pink is in. In its rightful place, such as on the apple of your cheeks, a flush of color can work wonders. But when a natural flush covers your face, thanks to redness-prone skin, your complexion can read more ruddy than rosy.   read more

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14 Best Shine Serums and Sprays

Have you decided that your lackluster hair is a lost cause? Well, you might want to rethink that conclusion. The best shine spray or serum can be your first line of defense in the war on dull hair -- just ask any hairstylist or beauty salon owner. Whether you're a curly-haired gal dealing with frizz or a straight-haired chick looking to minimize static, a shine serum can help smooth strands and even treat common hair problems. Above all, they create serious shine.   See list

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Fake a Face Lift With Makeup

Search "#makeuptransformation" on Instagram, and you'll understand the full power of makeup. Just a little (OK, a lot of) well-placed bronzer and eyeliner can change a normal-looking girl into anyone from Captain Jack Sparrow to a real-life Disney princess.   read more

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Everything You Need to Know About Birth Control and Acne

If you've got adult acne, you've probably tried every product imaginable, along with altering your diet, drinking more water, and every other voodoo-like trick on the internet. (Raise your hand if you, too, have rubbed banana peels on angry, inflamed skin.)   read more

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36 Crystal-Infused Beauty Products for Your Astrological Sign

Healing crystals are having a serious moment right now. Celebrities like Lady Gaga, Adele and Kylie Jenner have all turned to crystals lately to center themselves or help find peace and well-being.   read more

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What You Really Need to Know About the Chemicals in Your Nail Polish

Three-free polishes used to be the non-toxic nail world's darling. But now, these clean polishes, free from what's known as the "toxic trio," are being one-upped by nail polish brands that boast a list of banned ingredients anywhere from five to 10 ingredients long. But do you really need to cast aside your three-frees? Cosmetic chemist Arlette Forshage, founder of Hygieia Cosmedix, says no.   read more

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Holiday Nails for Every Party This Season

The best way to showcase your festive flair this holiday season? With your decked-out, holiday nail design. We've put together the ultimate advent calendar of holiday nail art for the days of December, and it's got enough holiday nail designs to keep you busy from now until January 1 -- whether you spend it curled up watching "The Christmas Story" for the umpteenth time, sipping hot cider by a crackling fireplace, or jetting from one champagne-fueled fete to another.   read more

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The Best Hydrating Body Washes for Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, lathering up in a hot shower is like trying to pop a deep pimple -- it feels good at first, but does more damage in the long haul. Scalding hot showers -- especially coupled with the wrong body wash -- strip the skin of naturally occurring oils and dry out your skin even more. When every shower leaves your skin feeling itchy or uncomfortable, it's time to turn down the temperature and invest in a body wash for dry skin.   read more

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26 Inspiring Beauty Quotes That Will Make You Feel All the Feels

This list of our favorite mantras and quotes on beauty is exactly what you need today   read more

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