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On Beauty Q&A: Miss Fancy Pants Goes to Work

@LeafySeaDragon My dermatologist just recently recommended Vanicream (they also make a lighter lotion if the cream is too thick). It's like Cetaphil, so great for irritated, sensitive skin and can be used on the face as well. It's noncomedogenic. I buy mine at Walgreens, but you can buy samples at their website.

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Miss Fancy Pants Goes to Work

@singstrix Thanks for all the suggestions, peeps. I'm also curious if anyone has used a matte top coat? I'd like to try one, but I haven't gotten around to Sephora or Sally Beauty to scope one out.

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm 0

On Beauty Q&A: Miss Fancy Pants Goes to Work

Does anyone have tips for top coats? I've been using Seche Vite, but after a day it starts to shrink (so the tips of my nails start showing the white nail underneath). I normally fix this by painting my nails when they've longer and then trimming them the day after I paint so get rid of the white tips. But sometimes I want long nails! So, suggestions for top coats?

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm 0

On How to Start Making Chili

I'm surprised no one has mentioned putting chili over elbow noodles. It's a standard thing in Wisconsin (also: elbow noodles in tomato soup).

Posted on October 7, 2012 at 11:49 am 0

On Off Balance

Did anyone else notice Amazon's Frequently Bought Together suggestion? Dominique Moceanu also wrote YA/children's books about gymnastics!

Posted on August 2, 2012 at 12:20 pm 1

On The Agonizing Ecstasies of Male Contraception

@heartubleachie, Also, yes, I will click on that link thankyouverymuch.

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 5:28 pm 0

On The Agonizing Ecstasies of Male Contraception

Related story: Three Easy Ways to Apply Perfect Eyeliner. WTF algorithm does The Hairpin use to link blog posts? This is great.

Posted on April 12, 2012 at 5:27 pm 5

On Beauty Q&A: Grays, OTKs, and Sleeping in Rollers

@special_boots I love jojoba oil! After lots of trial-and-error with hippie-dippy brands (love you Dr. Hauschka, but your sweet almond oil, which is in *all* of your products, gives me the biggest zits ever!), I found jojoba oil was one of the few oils that didn't cause breakouts. I like to use the ones mixed with rose oil, and sometimes I sprinkle in lavender oil (if I'm feeling sensitive) or tea tree oil (if I'm feeling breakout-y).

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 5:29 pm 0

On AHP, What's Actually in Your Handbag Right Now?

I kept reading it as Anne Helen "Classic SANDALS" Petersen. Because who doesn't love a pair of really classic sandals?

Posted on February 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm 9

On Man Secrets and "What About That Other Thing I Was Doing?"

@parallel-lines I had a copper IUD for 1.5 years, and I finally just had it removed. My cramps were super bad--three weeks out of the month--and my periods were long and heavy. I got it because HBC made me depressed and killed my sex drive, but having cramps for three weeks also made me feel super unsexy! I know lots of women have had wonderful experiences with both types of IUDs. In fact, I thought I was crazy for having a bad experience since everyone's in love with it. But, they don't work for everyone.

Related: I started using a diaphragm, and it's way easier and more convenient than I thought it would be. Diaphragm + condoms + fertility awareness = WIN!

Posted on November 8, 2011 at 10:51 am 0