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On Beauty Q&A: What to Wear, What to Wear, What to Wear, and Blackheads

So I don't have blackheads but I have very large clogged pores. Occasionally (by which I mean two or three times a week), I'll get a wild hair up my ass and sit in front of a mirror and squeeze the little white stuff out of my pores. Sometimes, I'll get all the stuff out of a particular pore, and it will be empty and beautiful! But still very large. By the next day, it has clogged up again with white stuff. Is there any possible way to make the empty pores shrink, and not clog up with crap? I always use a toner after a squeezing session, and rinse with cold water also, but apparently my pores have issues with closing up.

Posted on August 16, 2011 at 5:26 pm 0

On Friday Bargain Bin: What to Do With Your Allowance This Week

@mangosara I'll try this tonight, on one of my three pairs (I buy new ones when the old ones stop picking up hairs). If it doesn't work, I'm sending them to you to sharpen.

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 6:15 pm 0

On Friday Bargain Bin: What to Do With Your Allowance This Week

@Terror of the 416 Fake bangs always look a little weird to me. Since all of your hair is still long, you have more hair on the sides of your face than you should. And I end up staring at you, trying to figure out what the deal with your hair is, until I figure it out. I don't know if that can be remedied with a ponytail or something.

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm 0

On Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Rock Hudson, Hollywood's Most Eligible Bachelor

@rootmarm Or the manliest name of all: Gunnar Deatherage. Who was, incidentally, kicked off of this season's Project Runway in the first episode.

Posted on August 11, 2011 at 5:01 pm 2

On Meet the Newest American Girl Dolls

They each get 6 books, right? I was upset enough when they changed the names of the books, if these girls get less than 6 books, AND their year ends in -3, I will be highly agitated.

Posted on August 9, 2011 at 5:48 pm 0

On Seems Fair

@ABear You and me both. There have actually been a couple of times this week where I've been cuddling with one of my kitties, and I've thought of that poor guy holding out hope that his kitty will be returned to him. Those neighbors are Bad People, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted on July 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm 0

On What Not to Name Your Child This Year

@omgAileen If I do procreate, I have loooooong had plans to have twin boys, and name them Calvin and Hobbes. My husband disagrees, but I have made multiple people promise to keep him away from me while I sign the birth certificate. I figure by the time my hypothetical twins are in school, all the other kids will be too lame to recognize the reference.

Posted on July 27, 2011 at 2:35 pm 1

On Do This No. 5: Off-the-Registry Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

@RK Fire A lot of stores with registries will give couples a discount on the things that were on their registry post-wedding. That's why my husband and I registered for a couch at Pottery Barn -- we knew we wouldn't get the couch, but we also knew we'd get 10% off of it after our wedding. We got enough gift cards to cover half of it, and we also got that 10% discount that we wouldn't have gotten had we not registered for it.

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 4:08 pm 1

On Do This No. 5: Off-the-Registry Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

@LRMG My brother refused to register because his wife grew up in another country and thought registries were gauche. But they got married in the American South, where registries are expected. So they ended up with presents like bronze garden gnomes, decorative plates that came with the little thingies to hang them to the wall (all in clashing floral patterns) and yes, fake flowers. I registered, and I got all the silverware we needed, all the bath towels we needed, and all the dishes we needed. And enough gift cards to pay for 1/2 of a Pottery Barn couch. I think registering is the way to go.

Posted on May 23, 2011 at 4:06 pm 0

On What Your American Girl Doll Says About the Rest of Your Life

Am I the only 30 year old who still asks for one doll outfit from my parents every Christmas? I don't play with them or anything, but I do keep them displayed in our (yes, I am married. To a man, not a cat) guest bedroom. And I also guilted my parents into buying me Kirsten's trunk for Christmas two years ago, since I had wanted it for over 20 years at that point, and it was being discontinued.

Posted on May 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm 1