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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 […]

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 […]

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