Beauty & Style

Because It’s Funny To Imagine Marlon Brando Screaming “Skincare! SKIIIINCARE!


Dearest Amalah, So the 13 months of sleep deprivation (that came with the baby) and spotty effort at face care (who has the time to shower, much less wash your face twice a day) has finally started taking its toll on my face. I broke down and visited our friendly Nordtrom cosmetic counter and purchased […]

Because “Classic” is Just Another Word for “Reruns”

Because “Classic” is Just Another Word for “Reruns”


Amalah is traveling to New York City this week on a top-secret anti-leggings guerrilla mission. Or possibly she is just drinking a lot of wine. Either way, this week’s column features some of her favorite questions from past Smackdowns. Dear Amalah, I don’t know if I’m the only fingers-applying-foundation person to think this after reading […]

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Because I Seriously Doubt Many Bunny Rabbits Have Under-Eye Dryness Problems


Amalah- I’m not much of a make-up type person. I’ve pretty much struggled with bad acne most of my life (like since age 9) but that’s for another blog. Anyway, I’ve finally found a moisturizer I like and things are going grand. Except is still seems like I’m getting a lot of dryness right around […]


Because There is Nothing More Important Than Shoes, Except Maybe Dogs. Or Babies.


Long time lurker here. Just popping in to see if that picture in the banner for the Smackdown, is really your toes. Because they’re great toes. And great floors too. So if it really is you, in your own home… what kind of flooring is that? Did you install it yourself? Thanks! Chronic Lurker and […]


Because Babies & Purses Are Pretty Much the Only Things I Know Stuff About


Hi Amy, I had a baby about four months ago. Now I’m stuck in the “I can’t wear my old clothes except for a few stretchy sweat pants and one pair of cords and one pair of my pre-five-month maternity pants that I won’t give up” place. What can you do? I don’t want to […]


Because Your Friends Don’t Want to Talk About Bikini Waxes


Hi Ames, Some time this year I bought Vicky’s IPEX bra, which was probably overpriced but still, really nice. I liked it a lot. Then, when the IPEX demi came out I was totally stoked and I bought two more. I now have 150 bucks invested in bras WHOSE STRAPS WON’T STAY UP ON MY […]

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