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May26
Smackdown Mini-Update: Why You Should Leave Extractions to the Professionals

Smackdown Mini-Update: Why You Should Leave Extractions to the Professionals

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A few weeks ago, for Mother’s Day, I went and got a spa facial and the world’s most thorough and painful eyebrow wax (riiiiip, pluck pluck pluck, riiiiiiiip, pluck pluck pluck). Afterwards, while attempting to regain presentability in the bathroom, I remembered our talk about blackhead extractions. My bright-red face and furious skin was clear […]

May23
Smackdown Updates III: Fishnets, Eye Makeup & Expired Shampoo

Smackdown Updates III: Fishnets, Eye Makeup & Expired Shampoo

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The updates keep rolling in! Hopefully you guys aren’t getting too sick of these yet — I naturally find them interesting, but then again, I find joy in the weird shapes my dryer lint sometimes forms. If you still want to send in an update, note that I hold them until I get a good […]

May21
The Off-the-Rack Bride: Casual White Dresses for a Beach Wedding

The Off-the-Rack Bride: Casual White Dresses for a Beach Wedding

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Oh Great Amalah, I need you, now more than ever. I am getting married in July on a beach. All is set EXCEPT!!!! for my dress. I am getting married in a small private ceremony in the morning and then all my friends and extended family are coming to *cross your fingers* the most excellent […]

May20
Week 18

Week 18

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Your Baby: Is about the size of a baked potato — five-and-a-half inches long. Has actual cute little ears and working ear bones and can hear sounds through the amniotic fluid — similar to how things sound to you underwater. Is moving, moving, moving. The baby is still small enough that you may not feel […]

May19

Smackdown Updates II: Preemptive SPF, Smudgy Mascara & Pre-Motherhood Jitters

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Another batch of great updates on past columns! Links to the original questions are in the bolded headers, and my responses are in italics. UPDATE ON: Using Anti-Aging Products in Your 20s Hi, I wrote in asking what kind of products I should begin to think about using to shield my face from sun damage […]

May16
Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

Housing Crisis: Staying With the In-Laws

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Dear Amy, My question doesn’t have anything to do with beauty advice, but rather how to avoid seeming like an elitist snob when I’m at my in-laws’ family reunion this summer. You give such great advice and are a creative thinker; I thought maybe you could help me. Here’s the deal. My husband’s parents have […]

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