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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 […]

Oct26
Aging Eyes: Where No Eye Cream Has Gone Before

Aging Eyes: Where No Eye Cream Has Gone Before

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Amalah – I am really noticing my age in my eyes, and am interested in trying some products to make them look better. What I can never tell is where you are supposed to put said products. Under the eyes, yes, but do you put them on your eyelids? Is there any miracle serum out […]

Oct21
How Much Washing Can Dry Skin Take?

How Much Washing Can Dry Skin Take?

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Here’s the deal: I don’t wash my face if I’m not wearing makeup. I know what you’re saying: “gotta wash off the grime of daily life, blah, blah, blah.” But I have dry skin; sometimes so dry that I apply a drop o’ vaseline to the cheeks come the winter. In the summer, when I […]

Oct17
Green for a Day: Homemade Beauty Treatments

Green for a Day: Homemade Beauty Treatments

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This morning’s beauty ritual: Yes, really. I’m soooo expensing my grocery bill, y’all. So, as promised, after Googling homemade beauty recipes far and wide (here’s just a sampling of what’s out there), I opted to go with whichever ones I could make without a special trip to the store. This was surprisingly easy — the […]

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