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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 […]

Feb23
My Signature Colors Are Blush, Bashful & Philosophy

My Signature Colors Are Blush, Bashful & Philosophy

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Amalah! A few months ago I took your advice and tossed out my microbead face scrubs and astringents in favor of the gentler Philosophy line-up. And oh. Thank you. My skin has never, ever looked better. But now I’m getting greedy. My skin looks good, but what if it could look even better?? I currently […]

Feb21
Burning Eyes of Hate

Burning Eyes of Hate

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Hi- My eyelids are sensitive and have been for awhile. In the past I bought higher-end shadow and been ok. Until recently. The shadow I was using was making my eyelids red, puffy and itchy. So I stopped using it- problem solved. This weekend I bought new shadow -Clinique- and about two hours later- puffy, […]

Feb09
The Acne Whisperer

The Acne Whisperer

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Dear Amalah, I was thinking to myself the other day, “Gee, self, I have a skin conundrum! I wonder who on earth could help me?” And then a lightbulb went off and I zoomed over to advice smackdown and perused the archives, hoping I could find an answer there. Perhaps I am completely oblivious or […]

Feb07
Rinse and Repeat. And Repeat. And Repeat.

Rinse and Repeat. And Repeat. And Repeat.

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Dear Amalah, I have a wierd skin issue. Well, a skin & religion issue. I have really dry skin in the cheek area, like itchy patchy, stop-picking-at-that dry skin. The T-zone area is not dry, but not very oily either. I used Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar and the cheeks were still dry so I […]

Feb05
Straight Up Raving

Straight Up Raving

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Dear Amalah, I read your blog everyday plus the advice smackdown, but I’m usually a lurker Anyways, I got a Sephora giftcard for my birthday, and I decided to try the Bourjois Coup de Theatre False Lash Illusion Mascara and I have to say this is a wonderful wonderful product. I mean I’m kind of […]

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