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May16
Beauty 101: The Elusive At-Home Pedicure

Beauty 101: The Elusive At-Home Pedicure

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(We have a super-extra-mega-special guest Advice Smackdowner today, y’all…the sublimely hilarious and deeply awesome Jen Lancaster of Jennsylvania.com AND your local book-retailing-type shoppe. I love her. I command you to love her too.) Dear Amy, Uh-oh. I haven’t noticed my toes in ages (since it’s been winter an all) and it wasn’t until last week […]

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May14
Price Tag Cage Match: Flip-Flops, Interactive Edition

Price Tag Cage Match: Flip-Flops, Interactive Edition

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A request from the comments: I want a cage match for flip-flops — super cheap ones from Old Navy vs. more expensive fabric-ish ones from other stores like J. Crew or American Eagle. After Miranda suggested a Flip-Flop Cage Match, a whole slew of you seconded and thirded (thirded? really? that looks way wrong) the […]

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May09
Double Black Diamond Beauty: False Eyelashes

Double Black Diamond Beauty: False Eyelashes

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So I was planning to put this demo on How To Apply False Eyelashes in the “Beauty 101″ category, until I realized that there is nothing 101 about applying false eyelashes. NOTHING. This is advanced placement, National Honors Society, grad-level coursework for hardcore primping addicts only. Oh my God, y’all. You’ve GOT to try false […]

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May07
Smackdown Field Trip: Makeover on a Budget

Smackdown Field Trip: Makeover on a Budget

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Amy, Alright, here’s the skinny. I decided around the new year that a woman quickly approaching 30, who has a professional-type job working with the community (I’m a newspaper editor) should sort of look like a grown-up. You know the deal, jewelry every day, clothes that match (the horror!) and are at least a little […]

May04
To Bee or Not to Bee

To Bee or Not to Bee

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Dear Amy, I am a huge fan of Amy Winehouse, I sing out loud in the car, at home and to my preschooler all the time. What does this have to do with beauty you may ask. Its about her ‘do, I need a beehive. My life will not go on without one. I cannot […]

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May02
Stopping the Slippity Slide

Stopping the Slippity Slide

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Dear Amalah, I consider myself a well educated consumer of “the product.” You know, anything that can be purchased on the ground floor of a department store, at Sephora or in aisle 3 of your local Walgreen’s. I am currently a devotee of Laura Mercier and have had great success with the www.acne.org “regimen” (a […]

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