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Beauty & Style
Oct24

Mystery Meat: Deciphering Cosmetic Ingredients

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Hi, Amy! First of all, you are amazing! You’re funny and interesting and helpful. So thank you for that. Now to my question. I’ve been looking at reviews for hair products (namely conditioner) and some stuff gets great reviews. “Amazing for my wavy hair!” I have wavy hair! I want amazing! But then I look […]

Oct21
How Much Washing Can Dry Skin Take?

How Much Washing Can Dry Skin Take?

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Here’s the deal: I don’t wash my face if I’m not wearing makeup. I know what you’re saying: “gotta wash off the grime of daily life, blah, blah, blah.” But I have dry skin; sometimes so dry that I apply a drop o’ vaseline to the cheeks come the winter. In the summer, when I […]

Oct19

“Damaging” Hair to Make it Better?

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I have fine hair, shoulder-length, with layers. It is pretty hard to style, and I am allergic to a lot of products, including the ones that say hypoallergenic, etc. My stylist suggested that I get it colored, even though I am fine with my current color (light-brown with blond highlights). He said that it would […]

Oct17
Green for a Day: Homemade Beauty Treatments

Green for a Day: Homemade Beauty Treatments

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This morning’s beauty ritual: Yes, really. I’m soooo expensing my grocery bill, y’all. So, as promised, after Googling homemade beauty recipes far and wide (here’s just a sampling of what’s out there), I opted to go with whichever ones I could make without a special trip to the store. This was surprisingly easy — the […]

Oct14
Hope for Heat-Damaged Hair

Hope for Heat-Damaged Hair

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Hi. I’m having a hair crisis. After consulting several friends, one of whom pointed me to your blog, I have determined that somehow I have stressed my thin, typically healthy, but now very dry and broken hair. They all think it is the ceramic flat iron I have been using for the past two years. […]

Oct10
Do-It-Yourself Beauty

Do-It-Yourself Beauty

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Hi, I have heard that people who use natural products instead of moisturizers on their face (olive oil mixed with a herbal essence for example) are always complimented on how young and great they look — does this really work? I like the idea of a cheap and natural moisturizer, but am worried that years […]

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