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Jan09
Teenage Wasteland (of Stretch Marks)

Teenage Wasteland (of Stretch Marks)

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Dearest Amy, I’m pretty sure you have probably addressed the issue of stretch marks due to pregnancy, but I have a different question regarding stretch marks. My 15-year old daughter has gained quite a bit of weight in the past year and has rather large, gaping stretch marks on the sides of her waist. They […]

Dec19

The Product Whore’s Complete Guide to Samples & Freebies

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Hi Amy, I’ve submitted a question before (about my hair and drugstore products vs. high-end products and what to do for parched out split ends), and you posted it! Yay! And it helped SO much, seriously. So you don’t have to post this one, but I would appreciate a quick response if you have the […]

Dec07

Beauty Detox: Caring for Neglected Hair & Skin

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Dear Amalah, I’m currently studying abroad in Latin America, and while it’s been a great experience, the conditions are somewhat…rustic…and not exactly conducive to standard US beauty procedures. My house doesn’t have hot water, or even lukewarm water, and we’re in the mountains so it´s cold, and I pretty much just try to get my […]

Dec03

The Product Graveyard: What to Do With the Stuff That Sucks

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Hi Amy! What do you do with products you tried but did not like? Or products that worked for awhile, but not long enough to use all of? My current product graveyard is a drawer- I can’t bring myself to throw out some of these products — the really offensive ones I can toss, but […]

Nov26
Smackdown Field Trip: ISO the Perfect Concealer

Smackdown Field Trip: ISO the Perfect Concealer

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Well. Whew! What a week last week was, with all the not-updating I did. However, a true advice columnist never rests and never stops bossing people around, and last week was no exception. I went to New York to meet up with AlphaMom’s own Isabel Kallman and was promptly dragged — dragged! — into the […]

Nov06

Pores for the People: Blackhead-Fighting Products for Men & Women

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Hi, Amy. My husband has HUGE pores on his nose, and they’re always looking gunked up. I’m trying to convince him that his addiction to those Biore strips is not the answer! I read the post in your archives about “pothole pores” and was wondering if you would recommend the same products to clean up […]

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