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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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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 […]

Mar21

The DaSkincare Code

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My dearest Amalah, who I may have to name my firstborn child after regardless if it’s a boy or a girl, for the gratitude I feel for you now: Before reading the smackdown I was one of those wash my face with soap and water kind of girls. If that. And you’ll cringe even harder […]

Mar12
Day and Night, Night and Day

Day and Night, Night and Day

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This is the last of the half-assed short columns, I swear. But I am leaving for Austin in like, 10 minutes and am trying to get all these entries written ahead of time. Oh! Woe is me! My writing gig is going to cut into my drinking time! Noooo! Dear Great One Who Has Been […]

Mar08
Giving You the Benefit of My Years of Experience. And Idiocy.

Giving You the Benefit of My Years of Experience. And Idiocy.

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I’ve recently gotten into the routine of wearing makeup most every day after years of complaining about the time primping stole from my much-needed beauty sleep. By which I mean laziness. But a new city and a new boyfriend and a new job has prompted me to strive for something more than the just-rolled-out-of-bed look […]

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