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Advice Smackdown
Oct03

The Smackdown Checklist

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Hi Amy! I decided, somewhat randomly, at the beginning of July to start a program of Improving Myself, with a goal of adding one new thing to my routine every two weeks that is good for me in some way. First it was flossing (surprisingly successful!), then eating breakfast in the morning, and I’m currently […]

Oct01

Couture, Cash & the Canceled Wedding

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Amy! Please, I need help. My fiance and I just called off our wedding–not the getting married part, the wedding part. We’re going down to the courthouse with our parents and then going to dinner instead. We just can’t go through with all of that big wedding stuff–we cut it down as far as we […]

Sep28
Get This Actual, Real-World Look: Liquid Liner

Get This Actual, Real-World Look: Liquid Liner

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I used a black liquid liner in college. I would do this heavy black line around my eyes and then a little up-and-out cat eye thing in the corner. I would do this over white eyeshadow. I would also cry myself to sleep at night a lot, so clearly, I was going through some emotional […]

Sep26

Child of Mine: When Your Parents Disagree With Your Parenting

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Hi Amy, I know this isn’t the usual kind of question you answer on the advice smackdown, but I thought you & the other parents might have some helpful words of advice for me. My husband & I are just starting to think about trying for our first baby. As someone who spent the greater […]

Sep23
Go Gentle Into That Good Night: Rules for Exfoliating

Go Gentle Into That Good Night: Rules for Exfoliating

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Hi Amalah, Love love love love love the smackdown. I followed your foundation routine religiously (including buying a Sephora brush) when I wore makeup… I stopped turbaning my hair as soon as you suggested it (and yes, my hair is happier.) Ok, so my skin has bigger problems than can be solved over e-mail. But […]

Sep21
Beauty Mythbusters: Wearing White After Labor Day

Beauty Mythbusters: Wearing White After Labor Day

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Hola Amalah! I’m a fairly new reader of your blogs, but that hasn’t stopped me from giving you my full attention and devotion. As such, I need some advice on the long standing “white after Labor Day” rule… and fast! My bridal shower is coming up in 2 weeks (Sept 30th), and I bought a […]

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