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Sep 30 2018
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10000% YES to Chow Yun-Fat, but I’d swap Andrews with Ghassan Massoud (he played Saladin in the flawed-but-still-pretty-great Kingdom of Heaven).

Sep 26 2018
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Exactly like The Bourne Legacy! Terrific movie, terrific cast, etc etc, but because of the name, the response was largely “BULLSHIT, THIS IS CRAP, WHERE [MATT DAMON / JOHN TRAVOLTA] AT?”

Sep 22 2018
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Seconding squalane oil! I usually combine like two drops of that with a drop of straight glycerin, rub together between fingers, and rub on face. If I’m actually leaving the house during the daytime, I top it with a good sunscreen, but for at-home or for evening/night, it’s great! Read more

Sep 17 2018
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I fucking dig that Regina King look like hell. “It’s a costume-party Emmys and I’m going as GEOMETRY, check this parabola.” YES PLEASE.

Sep 15 2018
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I grudgingly upgraded to an 8 early this year, after the piling-up performance issues and general slowwwwness of my 5S really started getting to me, and agree. Per yesterday’s piece, I wouldn’t point my small and girly finger and scream “SEXISM” (I think it’s just about “people want big screens! look how big we can Read more

Sep 7 2018
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Saw headline, clicked and immediately scrolled to comments looking for this exact thing. +1.

Sep 7 2018
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I control oil by bleaching the crap out of mine so it’s more porous and absorbent. :D (But yeah, with “crazy colors” happening, I try to only shampoo like three times a week to minimize fading — but I definitely need to shampoo because I also use a tonnnnn of hairspray.)

Sep 7 2018
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Yeaaaah, the major fluctuations during pregnancy would probably indicate a large hormonal component, I’d think? Fortunately the Melazapam is pretty cheap (WAY cheaper than any other 20% azelaic product I’ve found), so you can use it on your chest and back without cringing at the price! Read more

Sep 6 2018
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Aw, you’re so welcome! Melazepam is a MUST-HAVE for me — seriously, nothing else has ever accomplished so much versus acne. (Mine is mild-to-moderate tho, it’s never been bad enough that I’d consider Accutane, for example.) And yes, cover your whole face (excluding immediate eye area) with it every night, right after Read more

Sep 6 2018
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“Legit” henna is on my list of things to try sometime! But lately I’ve been transitioning from midnight blue and dusky blurple shades through actual purples to magenta, annnnnd I have no idea what I’m gonna do next but I feel like I’m working toward lighter/brighter shades? And yes, bleaching is DEF required, but for Read more

Sep 6 2018
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Psht, not at ALL, heh. I just got super frustrated trying to figure out why my skin kept going bananas, and started reading a lot of shit! FANTASTIC resources from people who actually *are* chemists or who at least have a very deep understanding of all this stuff : LabMuffin, SimpleSkincareScience, KindOfStephen. Read more

Sep 6 2018
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Honestly, trial and error and reading the ingredients on evvvverything! I’d been mostly fine, and then tried a new cleanser (The Face Shop’s Jeju Volcanic blah-blah scrub which is the unscrubbiest “scrub” I’ve ever used, btw), broke out like a mofo, read the ingredients, and stearic and myristic acid were way up top. Read more

Sep 6 2018
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With you on the petrolatum, toooootally, anywhere on my body — I’m currently making an exception for Melazepam (at night only) because it’s working just as well as Skinoren or Aziderm for me, and while I don’t enjoy the feel of it, it’s def not contributing to or worsening any skin problems! But yeah, otherwise I look Read more

Sep 6 2018
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Nnnnnot for me -- baking soda has a pH of around 9, while your skin’s pH is about 5 (and hair is even lower). Something that alkaline could DEFINITELY damage your hair and will almost certainly strip it of natural oils and dry it out. If you need an inexpensive absorbent fluffly powder to use as a dry shampoo, maybe Read more

Sep 5 2018
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My understanding (tho apparently there’s still some debate about this) is that there’s no mechanism for the skin to monitor its current oiliness level — it simply produced oil at whatever pace is “normal” for it, genetically speaking. It’s very possible that the shampoo[s] you were using were either A) using Read more

Sep 1 2018
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I haven’t tried those yet! I went through a couple pots of the YSL Effet Faux Cils liner, which was my HG for a long time, but then ColourPop’s potted creme gels happened and they’re actually a bit better wearing for me AND like 80% less $$? But I’ve heard the Tarte ones are pretty good! Inglot’s got a similar product Read more

Sep 1 2018
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Jerrod Blandino talks shit about other companies, about makeup artists, gets into bullshit drama with pretty much everybody, and I’m just overrrrr iiiiiit allllll. Also the whole brand has been really hit-or-miss on the quality front for the last year or two, and with so many other [better! more consistent!] brands Read more

Sep 1 2018
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I REALLY like that one — it’s very opaque black and very matte so it reads super intense, and the wear has been really great for me! (It wears best over eye primer and/or eyeshadows, of course, but does surprisingly well on its own.)