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Time is On My Side

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Okay, here’s a touchy subject: weight and fitness. And a loaded question: how much time do you spend working out vs. the amount of time you spend on makeup/hair/facials/nails? (more…)

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In the Eye of the Beholder

Friday, January 7th, 2011

I’ve been wearing makeup – not counting the cheapo mascara I bought for about $.25 from W.T. Grant’s in high school – since about 1975, when I graduated from college and started working in NYC. I literally had to start from scratch, counting on those Estee Lauder “purchase with purchase” specials, to fill my coffers. Back then, quality makeup cost the same everywhere, so it was an opportunity to shop at Bergdorf Goodman and Bonwit Teller. How chic!

But my question is this: after wearing makeup for over 35 years, am I the only one who still feels like she doesn’t know how to apply eye makeup? (more…)

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I Can’t Throw Out Old Makeup

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

I can’t throw out old makeup. That’s it. No clever pun, no witty double entendre to make you snicker. I’m just admitting I can’t throw out old makeup.

Sure, if a compact falls on the ground and the powder splinters into a million shards, then I’ll dump it – only because it can’t be salvaged. But why, tell me why, I cannot discard the dozens of tubes of lipstick that I will never wear?

It isn’t just because I’m a hoarder (though not the piles of newspapers, dead animals under the bed type), because I can go through my closet and donate scads of clothes throughout the year (which gives me a great justification for buying more). It’s deeper, more esoteric than that. (more…)

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Get a Spanxing

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Ever see a guy in our “age bracket” with his gut hanging out? How about some very obvious love handles? Lately, I’ve been suggesting that these men are prime candidates for Spanx. Little did I know, I’m not the first.

One of the largest growing clothing segments are – yes, ladies – Spanx for men! (more…)

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Secret Stash

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

I’m a sucker like everybody else when it comes to believing product claims – though I’m a little more cynical than most, having spent over a decade in advertising. So, as a service to my readers, I’m going to share those products that I have found to be all or more than they claim. In other works, I’m going to share my own “secret stash.” (more…)

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