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Jun06
Price Tag Cage Match: Drugstore vs. Speciality Bronzers

Price Tag Cage Match: Drugstore vs. Speciality Bronzers

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A couple people have politely (really! nicely even! why are you people always in such a damn fine mood? it’s kind of annoying, actually) pointed out that a lot of my recommendations fall a little too squarely into the pasty white girl category, and you know, would it kill me to introduce a little diversity […]

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Jun05
Best Summer Reading Ideas for Kids: They either read this summer, or clean my bathroom.

Best Summer Reading Ideas for Kids: They either read this summer, or clean my bathroom.

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I’ve had this entry brewing in the queue for a while. I haven’t been able to bring myself to write about it until now because the thought of summer vacation gives me hives. I don’t really hate summer vacation, It’s fine for the first 3 weeks or so, it’s just the last 6 which send […]

Jun03
Beauty on a Budget: I Was Told There Would Be No Math

Beauty on a Budget: I Was Told There Would Be No Math

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Amy, I love your smackdown advice – but often times the products you recommend are too rich for my cheaper than 2 coats of paint blood. I value a short beauty routine & want to spend as little money as possible on it; I also want to look like I’ve been pampered by a professional […]

Jun01

Companies do the right thing, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg fights back.

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Trolling for some good news this week—an exercise in futility if there ever was one—I came upon the news of a new Benetton ad campaign. Colors of Domestic Violence features models made up to appear bruised and lacerated (while still being thin and fashionable).) Boy, that didn’t help turn my frown upside down. Was Benetton […]

Jun01
The (Halfway Through) 2007 Smackdown Hot List!

The (Halfway Through) 2007 Smackdown Hot List!

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Yet another break in format! A few people have emailed requesting the complete lineup of products I use, or a best-of list, or something along those lines. So…in honor of the somewhat randomly selected date of June 1st, I present: the complete best-of list of things I use, covet and maybe also a thing or […]

May30
Battle of the Bases

Battle of the Bases

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Amalah, Oh please oh please, help! I am FED UP with my eyeshadow. It creases and streaks and clumps — all by lunchtime! My eyelids look greasy and my lovely shading job goes all to hell. I admit I use fairly cheap stuff most of the time, but I am ready to change! (It’s either […]

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