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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 […]

Dec14
What to Pack: Cold Weather

What to Pack: Cold Weather

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Dearest Wise and Wonderful Amalah, I am writing to you in desperation from the other side of the world – Sydney, Australia to be exact. On January 1st 2008 (as in less than month away) I am traveling to Atlantic City, and will be there for about 6 weeks. My reason for writing to you […]

Dec11
What to Wear IV: Shoes for a Navy Bridesmaid Dress?

What to Wear IV: Shoes for a Navy Bridesmaid Dress?

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Dear Amy – I have a shoe problem! It begins with this bridesmaid dress. WTF, yes? But wait, there’s more! It’s in NAVY and pink. Ugh. NAVY!! The real problem is what sort of shoe do I wear with a chiffony navy dress, complete with pink piping? The thing is I would really hate to […]

Dec09

Advice Smackdown Bat Signal: Hair Help in Houston

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Amalah! I need the help of your wise, beautiful readers. It’s not for me, it’s for my 22-weeks-pregnant-with-twins sister. She moved down to Texas last year, and recently got her first haircut since moving. She told the stylist, “I want to keep it long, and just get rid of some of the layers. I’m growing […]

Dec07

Beauty Detox: Caring for Neglected Hair & Skin

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Dear Amalah, I’m currently studying abroad in Latin America, and while it’s been a great experience, the conditions are somewhat…rustic…and not exactly conducive to standard US beauty procedures. My house doesn’t have hot water, or even lukewarm water, and we’re in the mountains so it´s cold, and I pretty much just try to get my […]

Dec05
What to Wear III: Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

What to Wear III: Shoes! Shoes! Shoes!

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Dear Amy, I have the most glamorous classic outfit to wear this Christmas (with a retro top just for that pizzaz) The thing is I have my hair and make up and out fit all figured out….but the SHOES are making me insane. Normally I would just wear black peep toe heels, but because I […]

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