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Jan02

Heloise for a Day: Tips for Static Cling & Salt Stains

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Hi Amy, I read the Advice Smackdown religiously to pretend that I’m the kind of girl who ever wears anything on her face other than mascara and gloss at a super-formal event. Because of you I have worn eyeliner and eyeshadow (neutrals, but still) to a couple of major events this fall. This is an […]

Dec31
Stockings with Open-Toed Shoes: Faux Pas or Faux Problem?

Stockings with Open-Toed Shoes: Faux Pas or Faux Problem?

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O wise Amalah, Your recent Smackdown post “What You Wore” inspired me to ask a question. It was this quote that did it: “The only piece of your advice that I didn’t follow to the letter was open-toed shoes with pantyhose. I’ve been cursed with spider veins since the age of 14 so I either […]

Dec24
What You Wore: Company Holiday Party Update

What You Wore: Company Holiday Party Update

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(Presenting! A detailed update to the cocktail-dress dilemma! An actual, real-world look! Me, slacking off because dear GOD, I have to wrap presents and bake cookies and ASSEMBLE THINGS and I’m pretty sure the directions on Noah’s new art easel thing are in Chinese and probably leaching lead as we speak. Anyway, please enjoy your […]

Dec21
Last Minute Beauty Gifts

Last Minute Beauty Gifts

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Hi Amy, I stupidly offered to help my boyfriend with Christmas shopping and take care of gifts for his sister-in-law and 11 year old niece. I know this is short notice but am wondering if you have any suggestions. I was thinking either a Philosophy or Laura Mercier bath set for the SIL and possibly […]

Dec19

The Product Whore’s Complete Guide to Samples & Freebies

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Hi Amy, I’ve submitted a question before (about my hair and drugstore products vs. high-end products and what to do for parched out split ends), and you posted it! Yay! And it helped SO much, seriously. So you don’t have to post this one, but I would appreciate a quick response if you have the […]

Dec16
Battle of the Bases: Foundation Primers for Every Skin Type

Battle of the Bases: Foundation Primers for Every Skin Type

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Ahh, foundation primer. I remember my exact thoughts the first time I looked at the wee sample of Smashbox Photo Finish in my Sephora bag. “This,” I thought, “is a load of horseshit.” And then I tried you, cynically and with a nasty-looking crease in my forehead, and behold! I loved you. I loved how […]

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