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Apr05
Price Tag Cage Match: Sunscreen

Price Tag Cage Match: Sunscreen

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Ladies and Probably No Gentlemen, meet today’s contenders: Please note we actually have TWO Cage Matches going down today: one for stand-alone sunscreens and one for moisturizers plus sunscreen. Also note my cheap-ass use of free samples. In the pricey fancypants corner, we have Philosophy’s Pigment of Your Imagination SPF 18 with kojic acid and […]

Apr04

Unmasked, Part II

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Hi Amy, your friend turned me on to your website about a month ago and I’ve no idea how I’ve survived without it all these years. Here’s my dilemma, birth control pills have caused dark spots OVER MY TOP LIP. And my gosh, it is so irritating. I was recommended an insanely overpriced product, I […]

Apr02
Unmasked

Unmasked

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Amalah, I am pregnant and just starting my second trimester (yay). I am very fair-skinned and the sun is very strong here in Tennessee. I am worried about developing the dreaded “mask of pregnancy.” And advice on how to avoid this? Any products you recommend? Many thanks, Laurie Melasma (or chloasma — a darkish skin […]

Mar30
Bacne, Shmacne

Bacne, Shmacne

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Dear High Priestess of Beauty & Skincare Amalah, After recently discovering you and soaking up your advice like a sponge, I have recently switched from using the Proactive skincare system to using Philosophy Purity Made Simple for cleansing, thus drastically reducing the number of skincare products I am using. My face is perfectly happy. The […]

Mar28
The Great Outdoors

The Great Outdoors

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I might be camping this summer and I am already stressing about being make up free for a few days. I don’t normally pile it on, but I’m pretty dreary looking without anything. Are there any products out there that could do double duty – like a sunscreen / moisturizer / light foundation or lip […]

Mar26
Lessons from Laura

Lessons from Laura

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Pictures! So on the plus side, the (flat! stringy!) pink hair was really not that noticeable*. However, I’m surprised I did not blind anyone with the force of my forehead glare. Oh, and that is not a shirt poking out of my sweater. That is my bra. I am spectacularly awesome. By the way, Laura […]

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