Elizabeth Swanson

Elizabeth is a freelance writer for MarthaStewart.com.
Everything you need to know about natural and cosmetic treatments to prep your skin for the big day.
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The first rule of thumb? Make sure to choose something that's within your comfort zone.
Your hands often show the first signs of aging. Keep them soft and youthful with these nourishing lotions.
Think beyond the traditional twelve-stem arrangement this Valentine's Day.
Prevent the flushing and blushing from getting worse by acting quickly.
When there's nothing to be done to revive dead ends or brittle strands, a chop is often the only fix.
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There's more to a relaxing soak than hot water and a glass of red.
When there's nothing to be done to revive dead ends or brittle strands, a chop is often the only fix.
There's more to a relaxing soak than hot water and a glass of red.
And are they better for you than gels, the long-reigning, long-wear manicure type?
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Fashionable and flattering, navy blue is the perfect color for moms on both sides of the aisle.
Try one of these colors for your autumn nuptials.
Understanding your body's microbiome and making the necessary lifestyle changes to support it is so important for your overall health.
You can't go wrong with a dark pump, sandal, or flat.
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The in-demand ingredient is popping up in a variety of beauty products—we find out if you should give it a shot.
Use these mantle decorating tips to create a beautiful and comforting space you'll want to curl up next to all season long.
These accessories add dainty polish to your big-day look.
The luxurious stone instantly elevates a kitchen—and acts as a piece of art.
Whether your style is traditional and neutral, modern and sleek, or pattern-happy and eclectic, these gorgeous backsplash ideas will help inspire your dream kitchen.
These nontraditional shoes are perfect for the groom who wants to make a statement.
Trade bottles of soap for these bars—they're good for your skin and the environment.